Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...

Stabbing on Chester Avenue

March 25, 2018 News

A woman died from stab wounds sustained in a domestic violence incident on Chester Avenue. Police responded to the unit block of Chester Avenue at 2:11 p.m. and transported the female victim and male suspect to the hospital. The male is being treated for what appears to be self-inflicted stab wounds. SFPD Homicide Detail is ...

Discrimination lawsuit dismissed

March 10, 2018 News 2 Comments

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday accusing SF State officials of tolerating and encouraging hostility toward Jewish members of the SF State community. The suit, stemming in part from the disruption of an April 2016 speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, was dismissed on March 9 by U.S. District Judge William Orrick III. ...

Two injured in Excelsior drive-by

March 1, 2018 News

A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting on Felton Street in the Excelsior District early this afternoon. A local resident heard gunshots at roughly 1:45 p.m. on the 1700 block of Felton Street. According to the Citizen crime-tracker app, San Francisco Police Department officers responded shortly after and located one victim, ...

Students honor late theatre professor

January 31, 2018 News

“He was a great teacher,” said Hamid Ehya describing the passion that the late Theatre Arts Professor Mohammad Kowsar taughtwith. “The thing about him was the energy he had, the knowledge he had, and the love he had for teaching and for the subject was amazing.” Mohammad Kowsar was beloved, revered and deeply respected by ...

West Portal Fire

January 24, 2018 News

A roof collapsed damaging several nearby buildings after a late night fire in West Portal, according to local authorities, the SF Chronicle reported. The blaze was first reported around 10:45 p.m. on the 30 block of West Portal Avenue, according to San Francisco Fire Department, engulfing a beauty salon, hardware store and grocery store in ...

Trump declares Jerusalem capital of Israel

December 6, 2017

President Donald Trump broke from decades of U.S. policy Wednesday morning as he officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a press conference at the White House. The recognition has been met with varied responses, with people like Jeremy Corbyn and Alex Sanz warning of possible instability as a result of the declaration. ...

Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography

December 3, 2017 Life

In creative arts, talent alone is rarely enough to achieve success. With any heralded dancer, actor or musician, there’s always a grinding component of hard work that constantly bubbles beneath the surface. Mark Davis, an assistant professor in musical theatre and studio voice, knows this combination well. Davis grew up in Rochester, New York, but ...

Revisionist history continues in America’s educational system

November 29, 2017 Opinion

Indigenous history in the mainstream American educational system is, at best, revisionist and at worst, a dismissive attempt to cleanse the white American palate of the genocide propagated by our ancestors. What most Americans understand as Thanksgiving is recorded as a harvest celebration in 1621 between the local Wampanoag people and the pilgrims. The festival ...

Labor politics and artistry deliver important message to campus

November 9, 2017 Life

Art imitating life is commonplace, and often the defining quality in good art is that, while life moves on, the imitation depicted, sculpted or drawn remains relevant. Victor Arnautoff, a Russian painter and art professor working in the Bay Area for more than two decades, represents this defining artistic quality quite well. According to Professor ...

Men’s basketball looks to capitalize on last season

November 9, 2017 Sports

After losing six seniors and bringing in a new interim coach, San Francisco State’s men’s basketball hopes to emulate last season’s staunch defensive squad. The team enjoyed a successful, yet unfulfilling, season last year. While finishing 25-6 with a  14-1 home record, they were beaten in league play, finishing second and eventually losing in the ...

New fire ignites in the Santa Cruz County

October 17, 2017 News

A Santa Cruz County fire has forced multiple evacuations, burned four structure and injured five people. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CALFire), the fire broke October 16 at 10:30 p.m. at Bear Canyon Road and Deer Creek Road in Boulder Creek, California. As of Tuesday afternoon it is five percent ...

Sorority sponsors SF State blood drive

October 16, 2017 News

Amid the frenzied tragedies of the past couple weeks, it’s easy to overlook the minute, albeit powerful, bright moments of humanity. SF State played host to a blood drive this past week, sponsored by Phi Gamma Chi and Blood Centers of the Pacific partnership. Mamunna Gorsi, a 19-year-old civil engineering major and sorority member, said ...

Camaraderie of comic club is something to marvel at

October 11, 2017 Life

The grandeur and heroics are always enticing. They leap from one building to the next, some more gracefully than others. But the appeal of them is for helping the common citizen, the watchful protector. Comics have a special place in American culture. Starting out as the foundational depiction of what “good” means in our society, ...

Campus largely unaware of heritage month

October 4, 2017 News

First signed into law by President Johnson on Sept. 17, 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month has over three decades of history. Despite this lengthy history, awareness of the celebration is still strangely low. The National Hispanic Heritage Week bill originally outlined a week of praise and adulation for the numerous contributions Latino/as have made to ...

Personality, creativity and politics come together in Transfer magazine

September 28, 2017 Life

While often dismissed as being too ethereal to provide social commentary, creative writing and other forms of artistic expression, told from a student’s perspective, can foster political discussion. Transfer magazine, founded in 1956, is the longest running student publication in the country according to editor in chief Brisa Sepulveda. At the end of each semester, ...

Sci-fi and surrealism intertwine in professor’s new book

September 20, 2017 Life

Andrew Joron, a creative writing professor here at SF State, blends his science-fiction background with creative writing exploration to create powerfully compacted, beautifully melodic sonnets of poetry in his new book, “The Absolute Letter.” Joron has been teaching at SF State since 2014, working primarily with graduate students. Prior to teaching, he was a science-fiction ...

Shapiro’s Berkeley speech void of pepper spray

September 15, 2017 News

Riot gear equipped officers from three different departments encircled a portion of UC Berkeley’s campus Thursday night as security for Ben Shapiro’s 7 p.m. speaking engagement. Shapiro is a right wing political pundit who has written for Breitbart, The Daily Wire and other similar publications. He was invited to campus by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), ...

Activism and artistry intersect

September 5, 2017 Life

Activism and creativity can blend to become both beautiful and haunting social commentary, which is no truer than in the poetry work of two SF State alumni. Nellie Wong and Genny Lim are Bay Area natives who have promoted themes of equity and equality throughout their illustrious careers. They spoke at an Aug. 31 reading ...

SF State grad’s brand turns five

August 30, 2017 Life

An SF State business major alumnus is celebrating his brand’s five-year anniversary on Sept. 2. Johnny Travis and Herbert Gracia, co-founders of FAZE Apparel, combating the rising tide of Instagram shopping and drone delivery with brand authenticity and community involvement.   FAZE, a men’s streetwear brand was established in 2007. The brand’s name, an acronym, ...