Taiwanese alumni establish scholarship fund for SF State students

November 5, 2013 News

Taiwanese alumni have joined forces with SF State to bring more Taiwanese students to the University. The Taiwan chapter of the SF State Alumni Association has established a scholarship fund to encourage international students from their native country to study at the University, making it the first regional scholarship established at SF State. President Leslie ...

Arab Israeli citizen shares minority experience with SF State

October 29, 2013 News 1 Comment

In an underground conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, a normally controversial man almost went unnoticed. At previous events where he has spoken, pro-Palestinian protestors have burst out in defiance, but Oct. 28, Ishmael Khaldi spoke to a small crowd of 15 students with no disruptions. Khaldi was Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat and ...

Product Design students build racecars

October 3, 2013 1 Comment

[HTML1] Design and Industry students built racecars for their first project of the semester. The materials used were a 16 inch sheet of metal, 20 feet of quarter-inch rod, and three in-line skates. The students in the class, taught by Laura Urquiaga, had three weeks to design and build. On Sept. 24, students presented their final ...

La Raza celebrates Latino independence days

September 23, 2013 Life 1 Comment

Vibrant banners and flags of Latin American countries adorned the stage in Malcolm X Plaza, Wednesday, as La Raza Student Organization celebrated its Festival de las Americas, an annual event in honor of Latin American independence days.  Many of SF State’s Latino organizations including Hermanos Unidos, MEChA and ALAS were present at the event, tabling and selling ...

Pentagon Papers’ Daniel Ellsberg speaks on campus

September 19, 2013 News

It was standing room only Tuesday in Humanities 587 as SF State’s history department celebrated Constitution Day by hosting a panel about government surveillance and citizens’ constitutional rights featuring Daniel Ellsberg, the former military analyst responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers which exposed government deception during the Vietnam War. The panel, called “Civil Liberties and National Security in ...

Parking structure upgrades to accept credit cards

September 17, 2013

Students still need to circle the multiple levels of the parking structure at SF State, but now no longer need to be worried about having exact change to pay. Lot 20 by Cox Stadium is the only parking structure on campus where students, visitors and the general public can park for a whole day with ...

SF State hosts national security panel

September 16, 2013

SF State will host a panel this Tuesday called “Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data.” Three SF State professors will sit with an American Civil Liberties Union attorney and Daniel Ellsberg, the former military advisor responsible for the leak of the Pentagon Papers, to discuss national security in the US ...

ASI hosts town hall to explain programs and funding

September 16, 2013

The Associated Students, Inc. is inviting all SF State students to participate in a town hall meeting in The Depot Wednesday, Sept. 18 at noon to learn what ASI does with the $42 each student pays them every semester. “I am certain that students have no idea about where their money is spent, and this ...

Textbook program provides options for students

September 5, 2013 News 1 Comment

Cash-strapped students no longer have to struggle to pay for the textbooks at SF State this semester because Project Connect has the hook-up. The campus group ran by Associated Students, Inc. encourages students to not skip out on purchasing school books because they are too pricey; instead students can obtain their textbooks for low or no cost ...

Cellphone theft afflicts San Francisco

May 16, 2013 News 1 Comment

Celina Curato bitterly remembers the times her phones have been stolen. Once at a club and another on the bus on her way home from SF State. “It was super crowded and I was holding the top bars and when I went to grab my phone, it was gone and the bastard had already turned ...

LGBTQ community converges with immigration reform movement

May 9, 2013

Rosario Castro had to come out twice in her life. The first time, she came out as a lesbian when she was 15. Nine years later she came out of the shadows as an undocumented person. She didn’t officially reveal her immigration status on any particular day, but instead slowly started being unashamed of being in ...

New SF proposal would limit tobacco licenses in city

April 18, 2013

Cigarettes might be more difficult to buy in some neighborhoods if a youth influence organization gets their way. Youth Leadership Institute, an organization in the field of youth development which works to build communities that invest in youth, has presented their initiative to several city supervisors that would put a limit on the number of ...

SF to roll out bike share system

April 10, 2013 1 Comment

Commuting through San Francisco usually entails searching for parking or waiting long hours for a bus, but those looking for a quick and healthy way to get around the city may have found their solution. San Francisco is ready to join many international cities in offering more accessible and healthier transportation to its residents and ...

City looks to reduce homeless congregations in Castro District

April 6, 2013 1 Comment

San Francisco continues to struggle with its homeless, this time in the Castro, where the homeless have been congregating in plazas to the dismay of some residents. Community leaders in the neighborhood are fumbling with ideas to deal with the exodus of so-called “street kids” — homeless youth often seen roaming in small groups — ...

Muralist community provides tours of iconic SF art

March 14, 2013 Life

There are many ways to immerse yourself in the artistic culture of San Francisco but few of them give you a walking tour of that culture led by the artists themselves. Precita Eyes is a private nonprofit organization of muralists in San Francisco. Founded in 1977 by artists Susan and Luis Cervantes and other artists, ...

SFUSD may receive more funds for low-income students

March 7, 2013

In a city where more than 12 percent of its residents live under the poverty level, the San Francisco Unified School District stands to receive close to $4,000 more per pupil, according to a funding plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown. California’s Department of Finance released Gov. Brown’s plan for school funding last week, which ...

Chinese New Year Parade draws thousands of spectators

February 27, 2013 News

[HTML1] Lions jumped, dragons danced, and bands marched in Chinatown this past weekend as thousands of people crowded the streets to watch what has been named one of the world’s top ten parades by the International Festivals and Events Association. San Francisco’s Chinese New Year celebrations culminated this past weekend with the grand finale Southwest ...

College Labor connects students with paying gigs

February 14, 2013 Life 4 Comments

When SF State sophomore Kevin Mendizabal was in dire need of a job last semester, two of his closest friends directed him to a website where he doesn’t have to look for work. The work looks for him. The website, College Labor, is a Bay Area network founded by San Francisco natives Joey Toboni and ...