Alumna heads facility for women on path to recovery

May 13, 2015 Life

Every thing was going well for Annette Rivera until she experienced a bipolar onset in her early twenties that led her to self-medicate and lose sight of her future, she said. Rivera was born in the Bronx but spent most of her young life in Omaha, Nebraska. Eventually she made her way to San Francisco at just 18 years ...

Closing pitcher breaks 20-year record in career saves

April 28, 2015 Sports

Standing at 6 feet and 3 inches tall, Cory Davis is a right-handed pitcher for the SF State men’s baseball team. Davis is 23 years old, loves baseball and country music and is also recognized as a record-breaking athlete. Davis saved his 17th game after the double header against Cal State Dominguez March 21, beating ...

Recent luxury bus lines beneficial for future of transportation

March 31, 2015 Opinion

San Francisco is a place of opportunity. While some move here to start a business, others move for the plentiful jobs this metropolis has to offer. The opportunity to live out the American dream of starting something new and different should never be shamed, nor frowned upon. But for some reason, individuals that come up ...

Current generation perceived incorrectly in media

March 17, 2015 Opinion

My generation does not define me, nor does it hold truths for who I am and what I stand. Every time I have browsed through the Internet in the past few months, I have come upon a study, article or explanation of why my generation is the most stupid, selfish and entitled generation of all time. People in their ...

Romantic partners unessential during young adulthood

February 24, 2015 Opinion

Sitting in my bed staring at the wilting flowers I bought for myself on Valentine’s Day, I realized I recently started dating myself and I really, really love me. Knowing this now, I see how many great things happen when you’re single. Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves to be loved, wants to be held or yearns for a ...

Student band rocks its way to residency at historic blues club

February 10, 2015 Life Multimedia

In the dimly lit bar, couples secluded themselves into tables nestled against the wall while others crowded the dance floor, eagerly awaiting the curtain to rise on stage. Miss Lightning, a band started by SF State student Dominique Gomez and four close friends, began their residency this month at the historic Fillmore Bar, the Boom ...

Fringe Goes Long offers diverse plays written by students

December 8, 2014 Life

After months of practice, edits and rewrites, theater students will premiere student-written plays at their annual Fringe Goes Long event. Beginning three years ago, Fringe Goes Long was created as a program for the theater arts community. Full-length plays are edited throughout the semester and performed in their entirety by actors and actresses who perform the ...

Removing tips will affect quality service in restaurants

November 30, 2014 Opinion

I’ve never had the privilege to receive tips for good service. I’ve worked in retail since I turned 18 and I’ve never understood why people who work in the food industry complain about a slow night. Most restaurant employees that I know get paid an average hourly wage, similar to mine, on top of their ...

Panic is transmitted faster than disease in America

November 4, 2014 Opinion

Mass hysteria over Ebola has spread faster than the virus itself here in the United States. Although Ebola is a serious issue in Africa and surrounding countries where the virus has destroyed communities, the United States has continued to stay relatively unaffected. There has been only one American death since its outbreak, while six others ...

Get It Indy performs a song for the first time at the The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Rappers turn out for The Depot’s Turn Up event

October 31, 2014 Life Multimedia

The Depot created quite a stir at SF State as quick-spitted words and deep beats echoed through the Cesar Chavez Student Center from a group of up-and-coming Bay Area rappers who gathered together to show students what the hip-hop culture has to offer. The group of diverse rappers graced the stage, showcasing their individual styles, talents ...

Women should explore their options for safe sex

October 15, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

Have you thought about how great sex is lately? Honestly, take a minute. Sex is normal and something you think about every day. But there’s a huge difference between thinking about sex and actually doing it. A better thought would be, “How often do college students think about having safe sex?” Women in the 21st ...

Student filmmakers prepare for SF State’s eighth annual Campus MovieFest

September 21, 2014 Life

The world’s largest student film festival, Campus MovieFest (CMF), is returning for it’s eighth year at SF State. In a flurry of five-minute short videos,  the faces behind the cameras and the man running the show have gone unnoticed. Ty Besh, the West Coast promotions manager and representative of the festival at SF State, graduated ...

An art piece symbolizing gentrification in the bay area at the "If Elvis Presley was the King, who was James Brown?" opening at the Cesar Chavez Art Gallery on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

Art galleries on campus welcome students to express themselves

August 31, 2014 Life

On a campus strewn with art on lawns, in trees and even in the form of crocheted bikes, many SF State students are still unaware of the three art galleries available to view, free of charge. Liza Boozer, a former student and artist, knows this all too well. The sound of giggles and gasps surrounded ...