10 May 2013

Small businesses succeed more often in San Francisco

Much like marriage, small businesses have a high failure rate. According to statistics by the U.S. Small Business Administration, 56 percent of small businesses are destined to fail within their

03 May 2013

Typhoid alert issued for Stonestown Nordstrom Cafe customers

Students who have dined at the Nordstrom Cafe located in the Stonestown Galleria may have been exposed to typhoid fever after a food handler was diagnosed with the bacteria earlier

26 Apr 2013

SF State bribe scheme defendants plead, "Not guilty"

  After failing to make a plea Wednesday, April 26, the former SF State official and his alleged accomplice in an ongoing bribery scheme were arraigned today. Robert Shearer, former

22 Apr 2013

Thousands gathered at Hippie Hill for 420 celebration

[HTML1] On 420, an annual, unofficial holiday celebrating the cannabis plant, many marijuana enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite herb — by smoking it. This year it was no different.

16 Apr 2013

Trojan alleviates tax season stress in SF

Tax season can be a trying time for many people — a 2011 OfficeMax survey called “Tax it to Me” found that four in 10 people would rather give themselves

09 Apr 2013

Distracted drivers provoke crackdown on statewide enforcement

Sneaking a peek at your phone while behind the wheel is never a good idea, but it could be extra costly this month as the California Highway Patrol cracks down

03 Apr 2013

New legislation to expand buffer zone around Planned Parenthood clinics

If proposed legislation becomes law, women in San Francisco may get the chance to walk into Planned Parenthood clinics without having to wade through a sea of protesters. Supervisor David

22 Mar 2013

CA program connects low-income, homeless populations with free cell phones

Ian Smith, 33, has been homeless for two and a half years, living in a homeless encampment under the Interstate 280 on-ramp at King Street. March 11, Smith’s home was

17 Mar 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts hundreds for celebration

Though Ireland may be more than 6,000 miles away, this doesn’t stop San Francisco from taking part in Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. On Saturday, March 16, hundreds gathered to watch

11 Mar 2013

Bay Area Tibetan groups march in solidarity with the Tibetan National Uprising

[HTML1] Lhamo Wangden, an SF State senior studying hospitality and business administration, is Tibetan and proud. So, when it was announced that Bay Area Tibetan groups would be hosting political

08 Mar 2013

Earthquake study warns SF of increasing risk

During the first 10 years of the 21st century, earthquakes around the world claimed the lives of at least 700,000 people, while earthquake-related deaths in the 20th century topped out

21 Feb 2013

CCSF students occupy Conlan Hall in protest to accreditation process

Lalo Gonzalez, a 24-year-old student working toward his teaching accreditation, doesn’t mind getting arrested if it gains awareness of what’s currently happening at City College of San Francisco. On Feb.

20 Feb 2013

Same-sex couples arrested at Valentine's Day protest at City Hall

While many couples rejoiced in San Francisco’s City Hall on Valentine’s Day after having their marriage recognized by the state, several same-sex couples were hauled away in zip ties by

15 Feb 2013

One Billion Rising moves SF to dance for awareness

[HTML1] On Feb. 14 — the day otherwise known as Valentine’s Day — people all around the world chose to dance for domestic abuse awareness. Hundreds of people gathered in

12 Feb 2013

Nudity ban ignites protest, fuels opposition to supervisor's seat

A gathering of nudists and naturists bared all at a protest against the citywide ban on public nudity at San Francisco’s City Hall on Feb. 1. In light of the

06 Feb 2013

Measure to rename SFO to Harvey Milk could go to ballot

After his assassination 35 years ago, Harvey Milk, former San Francisco Supervisor and the nation’s first openly gay elected official, may get the chance to have his name on the ballot

28 Jan 2013

Muni employees rack up $100,000 in overtime hours

Doubling one’s salary in overtime hours is a dream for some — but for a few San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency workers, it is a reality. According to the San

11 Dec 2012

Student evaluations impact teachers' tenure track

Students have the power to determine the course of a teacher’s career at the end of each semester, and they may not even know it. Student course evaluations, given out

27 Nov 2012

Freshmen opt for romantic relationships rather than hookups

A recently published study has revealed that hookups – noncommittal sexual forays – might not be as prevalent in a woman’s first year of college as is commonly thought. The Miriam Hospital’s Centers

13 Nov 2012

'Ocha Zanmai' conference fosters awareness of Japanese, Korean tea ceremonies

Living in a world with stressors and constantly moving from point A to point B, some people choose to immerse themselves in enjoying a cup of tea with friends. Some of

07 Nov 2012

Genderqueer community at SF State breaks gender labels

Gender, race and class are all semantic devices used to categorize a person and put them into a certain box. But what happens when people refuse to be put in

06 Nov 2012

VIDEO: First-time voter expresses excitement over Election Day

Freshman Karina Banuelos votes for the first time, after four years of being invested in the Obama campaign. Banuelos is a sociology major, working her way through school. She believes

06 Nov 2012

BECA senior Danny Myers looks for love in 'Bad Girls Club' spinoff

SF State has had its fair share of famous alumni — including actors Danny Glover, Jeffrey Tambor and Dana Carvey — once gracing its halls, but the University’s newest aspiring

30 Oct 2012

Puzzle questions test job applicants' mental reflexes during hiring process

As a student coming out of the University of South Florida graduate school in the late 90s, Chris Wright was looking for a job. On his search, he encountered an

24 Oct 2012

Prop. 38 prioritizes K-12 funding but leaves higher education behind

College students need to be wary of where they place their vote for education this November, with competing propositions that could result in both a higher income tax and a

16 Oct 2012

Lack of state funds places more emphasis on scholarship funding

In an economic climate where tuition fees support the University more than the state of California does, scholarships have become even more pertinent. While more scholarship money is being awarded to

02 Oct 2012

New bill requires Cal State University trustees to discuss tuition hikes with students

Come Jan. 1, California State University trustees are required to consult with and justify tuition fee hikes to students. Assembly Bill 970, by Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Cupertino, requires CSU and

25 Sep 2012

Employee Assistance Program to offer SF State staff workplace counseling

Employee Assistance Program information sessions Eat Right, Live Well: Oct. 30 in Library Room 121 from 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m. Holiday Safety and Welness: Nov.

20 Sep 2012

UPDATE: Third case of chickenpox reported at SF State

UPDATE 8:15 p.m., Sept. 20: The director of Student Health Services reported a third case of chickenpox today in an email addressed to student residents. This is the second case

19 Sep 2012

SF State to debut community garden during Sustainability Day Oct. 24

The lot behind Hensill Hall at SF State has been many things — a softball field, a construction site for the campus fuel cell and now the site of a

14 Sep 2012

Local construction worker union pickets SF State's hiring choice of non-union company

A group of men stand by the piles of rubble where the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts once stood. Outfitted in orange vests, hoisting picket signs, these men —

04 Sep 2012

Princeton Review awards SF State perfect green score

SF State is greening its way up the ranks, according to the Princeton Review. The standardized test preparation and college admissions consulting company rated 806 colleges based on greenness and overall