World AIDS Day at SF State draws small crowd

December 3, 2013 News

[set_id=72157638339215874] Red pins exploded across campus Tuesday as SF State celebrated the 25th annual World AIDS Day with free HIV testing and presentations about getting tested, safe sex and culturally competent care. Campus organizations including the Women’s Center, Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health (PEACH), Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education (CEASE), the Education and ...

Ex-con teaches prison reform class at SF State

November 10, 2013 News

From cocaine trafficking to prison to teaching, Michael Santos, a newly hired criminal justice lecturer, offers SF State students an insider’s perspective on the prison system through his class, The Architecture of Incarceration. This class examines the country’s prisons, the people inside, the way they are treated and the justice system that has put them ...

Penis size matters, but so do erogenous zones

November 5, 2013 Opinion

Graphic by Holly Nall It’s a question that has plagued the sexes for thousands of years since the first phallic images appeared: Does penis size matter? Depending on whom you ask you’ll get a flat out “Penis size is everything,” or you might hear, “It’s not the size of the ship, it’s the motion of ...

Male students walk campus in heels to educate on sexual violence

October 29, 2013 News

[set_id=7215763710764677] Last Tuesday, groups of male students put a new spin on the phrase “walk a mile in her shoes,” as they walked campus in high heels to teach students about sexual violence and to collect donations for programs that aid abused women. Male volunteers donned the ladies’ footwear to participate in the annual “Walk In ...

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

October 23, 2013 News 2 Comments

At a party last fall in Redwood City, a fight over drugs broke out. Officers arrived at the scene and SF State student Daniel Atwood decided to make a run for it. He hadn’t gotten far before an officer fired a Taser at him. The probes locked onto him and sent him into a spasm, ...

Don’t let college love eclipse your post-graduate ambitions

October 22, 2013 Opinion

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta Upon entering college, I was determined to graduate in three years, move back to Los Angeles, and become a glorious success. But those plans came to a screeching halt when I met my boyfriend, and for the first time I understood the desire to align your life with someone else’s. Movies ...

SF State health center stops TB testing temporarily

October 1, 2013 News

Many SF State students, like nursing major Kana Thompson, undergo tuberculosis testing as a requirement for jobs and class programs. However, the SF State Student Health Center placed a temporary freeze on TB testing last month, when local labs proved unable to provide accurate blood test results. According to Health Center officials, who blamed faulty blood sample ...

Taser program standardization stretches statewide for CSU police

September 25, 2013 News 3 Comments

While campus police officers across California use pepper spray, guns, handcuffs and batons; SF State’s University Police Department officials propose another tool be added to their utility belt — the Taser — which would make the campus one of the last in the California State University system to be patrolled by officers armed with conducted ...

University police begin Taser training

September 17, 2013 News 3 Comments

University Police Department officers patrolling the campus and surrounding areas may soon carry electroshock weapons. These devices, commonly known by the brand name, Taser, are designed to generate an electric current that can disrupt a person’s muscle control. The University Police Department is drafting plans for their use after the California State University Chancellor’s Office approved the ...

SF State professor runs for 2014 Oakland mayor

September 10, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635475036524] SF State professor Joe Tuman announced last July his plan to run for Oakland city mayor for the second time in the 2014 election. His second bid for mayor comes at a time of high crime rates in Oakland. Many consider the police department to be understaffed and overwhelmed, creating what Tuman describes as ...

SF State offers healthy options for a college lifestyle

September 4, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635373999906] Many students are faced with the challenge of staying healthy on a college campus, a struggle that often involves weight gain, stress and loss of sleep — but by taking advantage of on-campus resources, students can put their health woes behind them. According to a 2005 national health survey, 3 in 10 college students are ...

Campus health center connects students with free HPV vaccines

September 3, 2013 News 2 Comments

This semester, the SF State Student Health Center is partnering with a pharmaceutical company to provide students with free GARDASIL, a vaccine that protects against the human papillomavirus or HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection. In order to receive the vaccine for free, students must apply for the pharmaceutical company’s patient assistance program. The ...