Gov. Brown lauds community unity in wake of wildfires

November 15, 2018 News 0 Comments

CHICO—California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a six-part executive order to help the hundreds of thousands of people displaced by what is becoming the most destructive and deadly fire season in state history. The executive order, issued today, includes provisions that speed up cleanup of debris, extend the prohibition on price gouging during emergencies, suspend planning ...

Fire victims recount devastation in Paradise

November 12, 2018 News 0 Comments

CHICO — The wind-fueled Camp Fire that started near Paradise, California around 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 has become the most destructive fire in California’s history. On Friday Nov. 9, narrow streets of Paradise were lined with downed power lines, charred-white trees, abandoned vehicles, debris, and orange embers glowing in ashy darkness as dozens of ...

Death toll rises as wildfire spreads in Butte County

November 12, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

CHICO — The wind-fueled Camp Fire that started near Paradise, California around 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 has become the most destructive fire in California’s history. By Monday morning, 31 people were confirmed killed in the fire, according to the Independent. Victims were found in their vehicles, others in their home or outside. The fire ...

SF votes to support homeless

November 9, 2018 News 0 Comments

A corporate tax to help homeless people passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday Nov. 6, surprising many San Francisco residents who expected that an opposition campaign with massive corporate funding would squash grassroot organizing. “It became a very divisive issue in city,” said Christin Evans, a volunteer with “Yes for Prop ...

University Affairs to meet with self-proclaimed white nationalist

November 7, 2018 News 2 Comments

The Associated Students Inc. University Affairs Council wants a self-proclaimed white nationalist to explain why he is enrolled in race and resistance courses at SF State. During a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, Vice President of University Affairs Tachelle Herron-Lane led a discussion on Xpress coverage of self-proclaimed white nationalist Brian Cofield, whose racist views ...

Africana studies major finds activism in music

November 7, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

The SF State strikers in 1968 sought to include more diversity in a whitewashed curriculum and to pressure the university to hire more professors and administrators who represent marginalized communities. Fifty years later, the newly-elected SF State Black Student Union coordinator says the music he creates is in direct alignment with the energy of that ...

Cannabis dominates Bay Area ballots

November 1, 2018 News 0 Comments

From the South Bay to Contra Costa County, this year’s midterm elections is all about cannabis. Communities throughout the Bay Area are organizing to pass or trash gross taxes on recreational marijuana cultivation and sales. Across the state’s 58 counties, 170 other local proposals aim to regulate marijuana cultivation, sales and use. In unincorporated Contra ...

Safety concerns lead to event cancellations in wake self-proclaimed nazi student revelations

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Recent revelations of an ethnic studies student’s hateful, racist and threatening social media posts have led to the cancellation of the remainder of that course’s public events, according to professor Rabab Abdulhadi. The self-proclaimed nazi student, Brian Cofield, is enrolled in an online hybrid Palestine ethnic studies perspective course under the Race and Resistance studies ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day shifts historical perspective

October 10, 2018 News

While many universities across the nation closed their campuses to honor Christopher Columbus, SF State students, faculty and administrators didn’t take a day off to celebrate a slave trader. “It seems like a no-brainer,” said Larry Salomon, race and resistance professor at SF State. “Why celebrate someone who introduced genocide into the Western Hemisphere?” Columbus ...

SF State students can get cash, academic credit with Golden Gate National Park Conservancy internship

September 27, 2018 News

The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy is offering paid, academic internships to underrepresented students through an ongoing partnership with SF State. Mariajose Alcantara, community outreach and park ranger for the National Park Service, said students who apply before the Oct. 14 deadline could be accepted into one of 40 different internships pertaining to different majors ...

Campus vending machine temporarily shuts down

September 26, 2018 Life News

Students’ only option for late-night and weekend snacks is shut down, but fear not, the campus vending machine is going to reopen “any time now,” according to Chris Farmer, The University Corporation director of operations. Farmer said he could not be more specific about the reopening of the machine, billed as “the only automated convenience store on ...

Parking shortage burdens people living in vehicles

September 17, 2018 News 1 Comment

First, they couldn’t find affordable housing. Now they can’t find hassle-free parking. People living out of their vehicles amid San Francisco’s housing crisis are finding it increasingly difficult to park as some neighborhoods push legislation to ban overnight parking. Alex Lane, a 23-year-old artist, said he struggled to find a place to park his brown ...

SF State project to transform Tapia Drive into pedestrian-only quad

September 13, 2018 News 1 Comment

The new Liberal and Creative Arts Building currently under construction is just phase one of a four-phase SF State Master Plan that will eliminate Tapia Drive altogether and turn it into a quad, according to the Creative Arts and Holloway Mixed-Use Project Final Report issued in March 2017. SF State’s first new academic building in 24 years will ...

Housing crisis drives students to live in vehicles

September 12, 2018 News 1 Comment

The lack of access to affordable housing on and off campus has pushed some San Francisco State University students to live out of their vehicles. Between 20 to 30 vehicles parked on Lake Merced Boulevard and Winston Drive, adjacent to campus, are motorhomes and vans that people of various ages and professions use as living ...

Graffiti rages against SFSU construction, lack of student housing

August 31, 2018 News 4 Comments

Profanity-laden graffiti denouncing the demolition of student housing units appeared overnight last Wednesday at the construction site located at the Tapia Drive Triangle and the Humanities Building. The demolition is clearing space to build the $81 million Liberal and Creative Arts Building at Tapia Drive and a mixed-use student housing facility on Holloway Avenue near ...