There’s a certain green plant with a reputation for its psychedelic effects and was known to help Bob Marley get through his days. Marijuana gets all the fame, but lesser known is its family member, industrial hemp. This column is about hemp's gift to us all
The water in San Francisco is not only some of the crispest water found on the planet, it’s safe to drink and probably safer than bottled.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, bottled water is the fastest growing beverage in sales in the United States
Data coverage, or cloud storage, is a model of networked online pools of storage where data is saved and usually hosted by third parties. The “hosts” are companies like Google or Facebook that operate the large data centers. A “cloud” is a set of computers
It's no secret that the medications prescribed by doctors aren't always healthy for us, but their disposal is even harmful for the environment. Whether it’s through the natural process of digesting these medications or disposing of them in the trash, both have had lasting effects
SF State is a commuter campus, which means many students use public transportation or drive to campus to attend classes. Some students find themselves feeling particularly "green" while driving to school in their hybrid electric vehicles, because it uses less fossil fuel than a standard vehicle. Unfortunately,
It’s a nice summer day, 85 degrees and sunny. You decide to go to the beach, not only to show off your new summer bod, but to cool off for a swim in the Pacific. While swimming, you find yourself amongst plastic bottles that bob like buoys
Farmers' markets and the organic food isle have become a popular destination for growing families, the healthy eater and the environmentally conscious alike. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California
Warning: this content contains material that may not be suitable for those who have an addiction to cigarettes but those who care about the environment should keep reading. Accordingly, the author insists that no one attempt to read this information if he or she is not in
It has two, sometimes three, protruding teeth that suck energy right out of its host. It's probably around your house, slowly leeching away as you read this. It sounds like something straight out of Twilight. But it’s an environmental issue that needs addressing.
The vampire effect or phantom load is
The refrigerator door swings open and a robust odor hits you like a ton of bricks completely disorienting your senses. What is that smell? It’s rotten food.
Was it the chicken you made a few days ago or the Chinese food that you forgot to throw out
Being that 65.5 percent of SF State students are upperclassmen, there’s no doubt they are thinking about the future and taking the next steps into adulthood. These plans could include getting married and starting families.
A question students may ask is, “How many children am I
According to the 2012 Accenture Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report, the highest selling products in 2012 were smart phones, high-definition TVs, computers and tablet PCs. About 23 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds are high consumers, meaning they buy at least two new electronics
Imagine you stumble upon a clear container filled with bright green dish soap. It reads: “for every bottle of soap you buy, twenty cents will be donated to help save giant kapok trees found in the Amazon Rainforest." Realizing you can kill two birds with one stone, you
Found on a cornucopia of menus, present at barbeques and at our favorite restaurants, burgers, chili, kabobs and meatloaf are just some of the hardy beef entrees that are staples of the American diet.
Some care about their caloric intake associated with eating these beef products
Crunch! Yum! You taste that? It looks like an apple, it tastes like an apple, but it’s not really an apple. That delicious red fruit was engineered in a lab. It consists of parts of apples, potatoes, pesticides and broccoli DNA. Delicious?
Ignorance can be bliss,
California is one of the most liberal states, a leader in “green thinking” and the nation’s fourth largest oil-producing state, with more than 350 hydraulic fracturing wells stretching from Northern California all the way to Long Beach.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process
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Shining stars as well as up-and-coming talent from the film industry gathered
Elections for Associated Students Inc. have been extended through Monday following a technical glitch that prevented more than a thousand students from logging in to the online voting website.
All San Francisco State University students woke Friday to an email from the SF State Student Center
Casually walking or biking in the middle of the street doesn’t seem like the best idea, especially in San Francisco, unless you’re attending Sunday Streets.
The City of San Francisco started a free event called Sunday Streets in 2008. It is where a neighborhood is temporarily
Captivating someone without speaking can be difficult. But for dancers this is their passion, and they'll show off their talents at their annual recital this week.
University Dance Theater, an auditioned class, is a year-long commitment for the dancers who are accepted into the performing ensemble.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Teagan Thompson, a SF State International Relations major, serves up beer tastings at Anchor Steam Brewery in San Francisco. Anchor Steam has two special brews for SF Beer Week. Anchor Steam's Beerweek brew last year was so popular that they put
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SF Sketchfest added a few more years to the life the hundreds