How California has stacked up a democratic dream team of state officials hell-bent on ending the Trump administration

November 12, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

After last week’s midterm elections, California has reclaimed and even gained in their position as the strongest blue state in the country. A list of retaining and newly elected officials has given the state a democratic dream team set on their continued political war against the Trump administration. In a record voter turnout for a ...

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

August 28, 2018 News

The California Faculty Association-sponsored Senate Bill 968, which would mandate the number of mental health counselors on CSU campuses, has been moved to a final vote this Friday. The bill would require all CSU campuses to meet the requirements of one mental health counselor for every 1,500 students for a full counseling staff. According to ...

Commemorating a ‘champion of justice’

May 16, 2018 News

Gabriela Sanchez was a SF State student expected to graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and electronic communications arts. On July 18, 2017, Sanchez died early in the morning when a semi-truck collided with her car while she was driving to her 4 a.m. shift at Starbucks in Los Banos, California. She ...

Wiener’s SB-827 Bill Meets Local Opposition

April 25, 2018 News

Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a contested bill that if passed will overrule local zoning controls on height, density and design standards on housing complexes near transit-rich urban areas. SB-827 will ensure that any new housing construction within half a mile of a train station or a quarter mile from a frequent bus stop will ...

SF State study addresses digital addiction and depression

April 25, 2018 News 1 Comment

In today’s digital age, this generation has become attached to the smartphone as though it’s an extra limb on our bodies. Recently, two SF State professors have published a study suggesting that the overuse of smartphones may result in digital addiction that can lead to depression. Professor Erik Peper Ph.D. and Associate Professor Richard Harvey ...

Pelosi attacks Trump’s tax plan locally and abroad

April 18, 2018 News

Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a press conference on April 15 at the San Francisco Labor Council to highlight the impact President Trump’s tax plan has had on California’s working families — a day before the federal tax deadline. According to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, Trump’s tax plan — which has been ...

SF police search for man with shotgun

April 5, 2018

Authorities from both the San Francisco and San Jose Police Departments are searching for a man who stole a shotgun from his family’s home in San Jose late last night. Police reported that the suspect wrote a 20-page manifesto where he threatens to kill civilians, along with police, in the San Francisco area. A San ...

Milk to be remembered at SFO

April 4, 2018 News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to rename SFO Terminal 1 in Harvey Milk’s name. Milk was the first openly gay elected official to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors until his assassination by then Supervisor Dan White in 1978. “He was more than just an LGBTQ activist — he was an activist ...

Bay Area students follows Parkland’s lead

March 28, 2018 News

Throughout America hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied for social change and common sense gun laws as a part of the March For Our Lives campaign in response to numerous school shootings on March 24. Ibraheem Chaudrey, a 21-year-old undergraduate student at SF State studying computer science, stood before an audience of 30,000 who were ...

End of Black History Month calls supporters for London Breed

March 1, 2018 News

Hip-hop dancers from Culture Shock Oakland filled the grand rotunda of City Hall Wednesday night, with lively performances closing the final night of Black History Month in San Francisco. The Black History Month Cultural Experience event, hosted by Board of Supervisors President London Breed and fellow supervisor Malia Cohen on the night of Feb. 28, ...

Students struggle to find the time for the Lunar New Year

February 16, 2018 News

Over a quarter of the world’s population is celebrating Lunar New Year today, or what is also called the Spring Festival in many other countries including: Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Thirty-five percent of San Francisco’s total population is made up of people from Asian backgrounds — almost half of that demographic is Chinese, according ...

Person found dead at Mary Ward Hall

February 7, 2018 News

A man was reported dead on the first floor of Mary Ward Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 10:18 p.m. Nickie Young, a 24-year old San Francisco resident was announced dead at the scene, according to the SF Medical Examiner’s Office. The exact cause of death is still under investigation. The case synopsis by the ...

International perspectives upset by SF homeless

February 7, 2018 News

On a peculiarly warm winter day at SF State, when the noon sun was highest in the sky, students flocked to the quad in crowding numbers, filling the area as they rushed to class or took a break to enjoy the day. The pathways around the Cesar Chavez building were packed with student organizations recruiting ...

Remembering Chinese exclusion leads to call for American inclusion

May 10, 2017 News

The Chinese for Affirmative Action organization housed a rally at Portsmouth Square Saturday to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and to protest the recent travel ban and anti-immigrant policies. Approximately 800 people attended the “The Rally for Inclusion,” according to event organizers. The event featured guest speakers and performances by Chinatown ...