Thousands of drunk Santas take over Union Square

December 13, 2017 News

Christmas arrived early on Saturday as thousands of Santa Claus look-a-likes flooded San Francisco’s Union Square for a massive day party. The 2017 San Francisco SantaCon was in full swing by noon after BART trains delivered loads of partygoers throughout the morning. The afternoon of day drinking and Santa worship had only two rules: dress ...

Thousands of drunk Santas take over Union Square

December 12, 2017 Life

Christmas arrived early on Saturday as thousands of Santa Claus look-a-likes flooded San Francisco’s Union Square for a massive day party. The 2017 San Francisco SantaCon was in full swing by noon after BART trains delivered loads of partygoers throughout the morning. The afternoon of day drinking and Santa worship had only two rules: dress ...

Price to live on campus set to rise, again

November 22, 2017 News 1 Comment

Everyone living on campus including staff, faculty and students will receive a 5 percent rent increase with the signing of their next rental contract. It’s the first chunk of a maximum 30 percent rent hike set to build up during six years of incremental increases through 2023. The increases are necessary to keep up with ...

Students return to fire country

October 17, 2017

Yorleny Cristobal remembers the exact moment she learned her hometown was engulfed in flames last week. The criminal justice studies major was back home in Santa Rosa visiting family for the weekend when her mom burst into her room Monday morning with the news. “It was 3:23 a.m. I tried to go back to sleep ...

Journalism lecturer loses home to blaze, not her spirit

October 12, 2017 News 1 Comment

Despite her lack of sleep, Sibylla Herbrich walked into SF State’s journalism department Monday afternoon with a smile on her face, ready to teach. Monday’s lecture included how to safely photograph fires by listening to emergency scanners, understanding the code and sticking with firefighters to get closer access to the flames. But prior to the ...

SF State alumnus pedals over language barriers

October 5, 2017 News

As Santia Herrera strolled past the dim sum spot near Mission and Persia streets Sunday, her four-year-old daughter rode a pink bike. It was 70 degrees, and a perfect day for the Excelsior District’s annual Sunday Streets block party. After a long day of sunshine, she stumbled on a surprise – a bike mechanic in ...

New master plan reveals massive housing increase

September 27, 2017 Life News 4 Comments

Up to 8,300 new student beds will arrive on campus within 15 years as SF State accelerates its transition from being a commuter campus towards a residential campus, SF State officials announced Monday. More than 70 people witnessed the public unveiling of the first pieces of a plan set to redevelop the campus by 2035. ...

Two construction projects set to shake up Holloway

September 20, 2017 1 Comment

  Massive change is on the way for Holloway Avenue as SF State gears up to construct two buildings approved by the CSU Board of Trustees over the summer.  The Creative Arts & Holloway Mixed-Use Project will demolish 46 units of student housing within two separate blocks of University Park South. The demolition will clear the way for a ...

New housing rare, no-fault evictions common near SF State

September 20, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Finding a place to live near SF State is as tough as the 49ers finding a win – it’s rough out there. It’s time consuming, awkward and stressful. Craigslist is hit or miss. Open houses often feature a half-dozen or more candidates competing for a single bedroom. Political science major Karina Ruiz knows all about it. As ...

Local artists swap works at annual art gathering

September 7, 2017 News

As a record-breaking heatwave blitzed San Francisco over Labor Day weekend, more than 400 “zinesters” filled the non-air conditioned County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park for a Sunday zine fest. A Zine — short for fanzine — is traditionally a “cheaply-made, cheaply-priced publication, often in black and white, which is mass-produced via photocopier and ...

Will Parkmerced’s construction spell bad news for students?

August 30, 2017 News

** This story was originally printed with information that stated that the new Creative Arts building would include housing and retail. The correct information is that there is a new Creative Arts building and a new housing building separately slated for construction. This change has been made in the story. ** Imagine beginning fall semester ...