Breast cancer survivor and poet is honored by poetry center

December 12, 2014 Life

SF State’s Poetry Center honored the work of a poet who has transformed her breast cancer diagnosis into messages of survival and strength during a poetry reading Dec. 6. Anne Boyer is a friend to many, a well-known poet, a single mother and a woman whose life was suddenly interrupted at the beginning of this ...

Dominique Turner struts down the runway during the 2nd Annual Runway Show & Salsa Party at Jack Adams Hall Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.

Student models shine in runway show celebrating women of SF State

November 21, 2014 Life

Dominique Turner, a third year Africana studies major at SF State, prides herself on her African American culture and her gender. Turner had an opportunity to express her pride in the 2nd annual Runway Show and Salsa Party in honor of the women of SF State. Turner, among 40 other female students and alumni, volunteered ...

Painting by Damon Lee Johnson "Shuja" an artist featured at the exhibition at SF State in the art gallery showing of The Rose That Grew From Concrete art exhibit at The Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center had art on display of art works from individuals who are formally presently incarcerated.

Campus art gallery partners with Project Rebound to share prisoners’ work

October 17, 2014 Life

An intimate group, comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, art gallery employees and a couple of SF State students, gathered on campus to discuss racial disparities and unjust treatment in the California prison system. The group gathered in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery Thursday evening to discuss an exhibit titled “The Rose that Grew ...

Photoshop takes the standard of beauty too far

May 14, 2014 Opinion

Ever wonder who decided a skinny frame, blond hair and clear skin was the ideal image of beauty? Ever wonder what influenced why you put those clothes on this morning? Well, it all started in 1966. Lesley Lawson, more commonly known as Twiggy, was a mid-1960s model and actress. Twiggy’s thin build, big eyes and ...

ASI veteran Kenneth Collins clinches presidential seat

April 29, 2014 News

The official results of the 2014 Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors election are in, and Kenneth Collins will serve as the new ASI President. “We are the voice of students,” said Collins. “If we’re not getting their voices, we’re not doing our job.” Collins says he not only wants to be the voice for ...

Campus-grown food turns into gourmet luncheon at Farm to Fork

April 22, 2014 News

Vegetables from SF State’s Sol Patch garden and farms’ within a 200-mile radius of campus, provided hundreds with a four-course, all-vegetarian lunch to enjoy Thursday, April 17. The Sustainability Office partnered with the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECO Students) and Chartwells Dining Service to provide a locally-sourced meal offering vegetarian and vegan dishes for ...

ASI announces results for 18 student government positions

April 12, 2014 News

Kenneth Collins was announced as the new ASI president this morning, April 12. In addition to the presidential position, another 18 positions were announced including vice presidential positions and other representatives at large. The voting capped off a week filled with events where the candidates could present their platforms to the student body. “It’s amazing ...

Campus organizations celebrate Filipino mural’s 11th anniversary

April 4, 2014 News

Eleven years ago more than 200 students, faculty and community members banded together at SF State to create a mural dedicated to Filipino culture and history. Fast-forward to Thursday, April 3, 2014, to the 11th annual Filipino Community Mural Celebration Mula Sa Ugat, which means “from the roots,” at SF State. SF State alumni, Faye ...

Farm to Fork event brings “real food” to SF State

April 1, 2014 News

Look no farther for great local food in the Bay Area — homegrown, organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers within a 250-mile radius will be brought in for an all-vegetarian, zero-waste “Farm to Fork” at SF State. The Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECO Students), in conjunction with the Sustainability Office, will host the 5th annual “Farm to Fork” lunch ...

Harsh statistics bring professionals together to discuss LGBTQ suicide prevention

March 26, 2014 News

Compared to the national average of 8-10 percent suicide attempts of adolescents, the LGBTQ community has over twice that number with a 30 percent attempted suicide rate amongst adolescents. These facts brought professionals together for the Conference on LGBT Suicide Prevention Friday, March 22. The San Francisco American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), health care providers ...

California: United we stand, divided we fall

March 4, 2014 Opinion

Picture this: California, the place we call home, ripped into six very distinctly different states. California is the only state that has everything anyone could ever want: amazing sunny weather, sandy beaches, the tallest Redwood trees in the world and of course, the movie stars. On any given day, we could be relaxing on a ...

Art collection reception features discussion with former Black Panther Party Chairman

February 9, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157640648657035] The Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Art Gallery held a reception for “Black Power, Flower Power” Thursday, Jan. 6. The exhibit held Black Panther Party and Haight-Asbury photo collections from the 1960s. All 200 photos displayed at the exhibit are the original copies taken by husband and wife, artists Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. The reception ...

How 2014 laws will affect students

January 31, 2014 News

Thousands of new laws came into effect at the start of the new year, some of which will affect SF State students. More than 40,000 new laws and regulations were passed countrywide, 800 of which were in California alone. A handful of these new laws include minimum wage increases, labor laws, gun restrictions and rights for ...