PHOTOS: Groundskeepers nurture SF State

December 20, 2012

At 5:30 a.m. most people are still fast asleep, but for the groundskeepers at SF State, the work day has already begun. Baudelio Enriquez, Erasmo Flores, Juan Torres and Ricardo Martinez combined have more than 40 years of experience maintaining the SF State landscape. They look out for broken branches laying on the many paths ...

PREVIEW: SF State men's soccer kicks off new season

September 6, 2012 News Sports

When you see the SF State men’s soccer team this year, you’ll notice a few things. They’re bigger. They’re agile. They’re athletic. Part of that is due to the fact that the 2012 Gators are welcoming nine new players this season. Among them are four freshmen, all of whom are 5 feet 10 inches or ...

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: California Faculty Association and the CSU

March 14, 2012

Relations between the California Faculty Association and the CSU Administration have been tumultuous and this timeline indicates the time when there was an impasse between the two sides from 1995 to the current situation where there has yet to be a renewal of the contract since June 2010. Faculty members have been denied salary increases ...

PHOTOS: Third annual San Francisco polar plunge

February 26, 2012 Life News

Roughly 1,000 people took a plunge into San Francisco’s frigid bay as part of the third annual Polar Plunge. Families and costume-wearing participants filled the bleachers at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, where they waited patiently to rush into the water in support of the Special Olympics of Northern California. San Bruno native Jack Torres, 5, suffers ...

VIDEO: What are some creative ways to solve the budget crisis at SF State?

February 7, 2012

Editors Elissa Torres, Henry Nguyen and Godofredo Vasquez search the SF State campus in search of creative ideas to solve the University’s budget crisis. SF State, like the rest of the California State University system, continues to grapple with the effects of a depleted budget. Interviews by Elissa Torres and Henry Nguyen. Shot and produced ...

VIDEO: Should SF State presidential candidates be required to visit campus?

January 29, 2012 Life

Editors Michelle Olson and Godofredo Vasquez hit the SF State campus in search of students’ views on whether candidates for the SF State’s president position should or should not visit the campus before being elected. The California State University Board of Trustees approved a measure last September that made campus visits optional to candidates interviewing ...

SF State men's basketball ends six-game losing streak, defeats UC San Diego

January 28, 2012 Sports 1 Comment

The SF State men’s basketball team scored six unanswered points to start the game and led the game all night against the visiting UC San Diego Tritons, winning 56-45 Saturday. Saturday’s victory broke the Gators’ six-game losing streak, all of which were losses against California Collegiate Athletic Association opponents. “We’ve been in every game. The last ...

Men's soccer team determined to turn around losing record

August 22, 2011 Sports

Last year left a sour taste in the mouths of SF State’s male soccer players, marking the sixth consecutive season with a losing record. As bleak as that record may sound, however, returning players say they are determined to flip the current status quo and have a winning campaign. Veterans are placing a lot of ...

Gator women's soccer veterans expected to impress this season

August 22, 2011 Sports

Last year the SF State women’s soccer team finished with an 11-5-5 record, a California Collegiate Athletic Association championship, and a ticket to the NCAA tournament. Pretty impressive campaign, especially after finishing 2009 with a .500 record. The Gators might have fallen short last year at the NCAA tournament, with a 3-1 loss to UC ...

Student-advisory role a highlight for runner Fernandez

May 17, 2011 Sports

For Max Fernandez, cross-country offered a way to get out of fifth period in high school without having to skip class. The idea to join the cross-country team was first brought up by a close friend but he quickly realized he enjoyed running and could be good at the sport. “I realized I had some ...

Bay to Breakers unites athletes and partiers

May 17, 2011

Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to Breakers race May 15. The 12K race hosted two types of crowds: the serious runners and those there for the famed costume aspect of the event. Headlining the more conventional portion of the footrace ...

Basketball star Dominique Hunter leaps to bright future

May 16, 2011 Sports

As Dominique Hunter ends her four-year basketball career at San Francisco State University, she is moving on to bigger and better things. Hunter, 21, played center and became a contributor for the Gators during her first year. She played in all games her freshman season, but most impressively she cracked the lineup and started in ...

PHOTOS: Bay to Breakers caters to diverse participants

May 15, 2011

[imagebrowser id=2] Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to Breakers race May 15. The 12K race hosted two types of crowds: the serious runners and those there for the famed costume aspect of the event. Headlining the more conventional portion ...