Israeli Apartheid Week demonstrations draw mixed reactions at SF State

March 6, 2013 News

Two walls stood as a blockade to the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza. Students were asked to show their SF State identification before passing through to the Cesar Chavez Student Center to convey the eerie feeling of a borderland territory. This demonstration was brought about by Israeli Apartheid Week organized by the General Union of Palestinian ...

Retiree relives tea house history

February 13, 2013

San Francisco State is surrounded by a city filled with culture and tradition, but recently retired facilities manager John Holman knows about a small treasured piece of culture and history tucked away inside the Humanities Building. A japanese tea house sits in Humanities 117. Donated to the school by Adachi Industry in 1992, Toshiko Mishima, ...

The key to cussing is knowing your audience

February 3, 2013 Opinion

It has come to my attention that I have the mouth of a sailor. I’m not sure how it happened. I certainly don’t have any sailor friends and have never been one for navigating the seas, but for some reason, I can’t stop cussing like one. The person who brought this shocking news to my ...

Health officials stress flu prevention in wake of epidemic

January 31, 2013 News

Elevated flu activity has reached a widespread level and with the peak of the flu season approaching, the importance of flu safety is at an all-time high. With the Spring semester starting in the midst of the epidemic, taking the proper precautions can keep students healthy. “Usually the way that it comes is from the ...

Norman Yee named District 7 supervisor after close race

December 5, 2012

Counting ballots took longer than usual in the race for District 7 supervisor, but Norman Yee, president of the San Francisco Board of Education, snagged the open seat left by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. Yee is a product of the public school system and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UC Berkeley, then his ...

Students rally against consolidation of CCSF diversity departments

November 15, 2012 News

City College of San Francisco held a rally today to protest the consolidation of their diversity departments that would eliminate classes, jobs and opportunities. The Occupy SFSU‘s Ad Hoc Solidarity Committee joined the rally to support the students at CCSF and conserve a wide variety of diversity classes that were hard fought here at state. ...

CSU Board of Trustees delays proposed fee votes

November 14, 2012

The California State University Board of Trustees has shelved the controversial fee vote which was set to take place Nov. 14 in the wake of the passage of Proposition 30. California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed and the CSU Board of Trustees had proposed a vote that would have added three new student fees ...

Prop. 30 to give students helping hand with tuition woes

October 30, 2012

The life of a student isn’t what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat. It’s because of this that Gov. Jerry Brown has taken charge with Proposition 30, which aims to bring back funds to universities and lessen the increasing financial ...

San Francisco to consider banning public nudity

October 17, 2012 Life

Daring to be bare might result in a hefty fine following the introduction of proposed legislation that could ban public nudity in San Francisco. The legislation has been brought on by the influx of nudists spending their afternoons at the Jane Warner Plaza at the corner of 17th and Market streets. Scott Wiener — supervisor ...

Prop. 36 would revise current three-strikes law

October 9, 2012

California’s conservative stance on crime and punishment could become a bit more liberal — if only a bit — as Proposition 36 aims to change the long-standing three-strikes law this November. The three-strikes law, originally adopted in 1994, increases prison sentences of those convicted of a felony and have previously been convicted of more than two ...

First case of West Nile virus in 7 years reported in San Francisco

October 2, 2012

A San Francisco man has been infected with the West Nile virus, marking the city’s first case in seven years. The man was likely infected by a mosquito in the Bay Area because he has not traveled recently, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health in a health update dated Sept. 24. “It’s kind ...

District 7 supervisor candidates debate Prop. A, Parkmerced redevelopment, pedestrian safety

September 28, 2012 News 3 Comments

In a room scattered with candidate supporters and a handful of students, the five candidates for District 7 Supervisor gathered at SF State to discuss a series of student and community concerns. “Things got a little spicy tonight,” said first-time politician and candidate Andrew Bley. Mike Garcia, Norman Yee, Joel Engardio and Nancy Crowley, who spoke ...