Being Brazilian is not an “other” option

December 8, 2015 Opinion 2 Comments

Marking “other” on surveys as part of my racial demographic is insulting and belittling to my ethnicity. The SF State Climate survey asked me to define my race as: African American, Asian, White, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Other. Many surveys also ask me, “Are you Hispanic or Latino?” As a Brazilian, I do not categorize myself under the Latino or ...

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing welcomes the roaring ’20s

November 17, 2015 Life

One year after the world commemorated the onset of World War I with candlelight vigils, SF State’s theatre department will put on their second main stage production of the year, a ’20s-themed rendition of “Much Ado About Nothing,” at the Little Theatre Thursday, Nov. 19. SF State’s version of the show is set in 1919, one year after ...

Former mayor reflects on his time at SF State

November 6, 2015 News

The seats of Seven Hills Conference Center were packed Wednesday as students and faculty gathered to listen to SF State alumnus and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss his experience as a student at SF State. “This school was a golden opportunity for me,” said Brown, who spoke as part of the College of ...

Anti-queer organizations continue to support hate

October 28, 2015 Opinion

People who support companies that donate to anti-queer organizations are also promoting anti-queer causes. Stopping at Memories Pizza, a restaurant who has been openly discriminatory against gay couples, on a vacation to Indiana may seem justified at the time if you need a quick bite to eat, but people need to realize that they are biting into ...

SF State weighs in on gun control

October 6, 2015 News 1 Comment

A mass school shooting at an Oregon community college Oct. 1 sparked debate over gun laws and safety within the SF State community. The gunman, Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, who was a student at Umpqua Community College, used six illegally purchased guns in the shooting that left 10 wounded and nine dead, according to a Los Angeles Times article. Harper-Mercer, who was ...

Roommates and co-stars lead main stage in Stop Kiss

October 5, 2015 Life

The familiar sound of popcorn kernels firing away in the microwave signals the beginning of movie night at the home of SF State theatre majors Lauren “Lo” Prentiss and Rosie Anderson. While the two share giggles from the comfort of their living room on weekend nights, the roommates’ prose is far different during the week as ...

SF state’s fringe plays begins with absinthe green

September 15, 2015 Life

Absinthe Green, a dramatic production teeming with mystery, obsession and gunplay, will open the Fringe Goes Long series Sept. 25. Fringe Goes Long, SF State’s annual series of full-length, one-act plays, features student compositions. Fringe is an instructional program that began in 1994 and grants student writers the opportunity to work on the final stages of script development. The show’s director, theatre ...

SF State alum wins SF Weekly’s Best Drink Publication

September 15, 2015 Life

Sitting in a classroom, anxiously awaiting his fate, SF State alumnus Samuel Molmud said he was laser-focused when judges from local publications came to his contemporary magazine class to judge the students’ ideas and business plans. His Liquid Bread Magazine project– focused on the beer scene in the Bay Area– won the judges over unanimously then, ...

Trump’s racism kills his presidential potential

September 14, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

While other 2016 United States presidential candidates downplay their opposition to illegal immigration, Donald Trump isn’t afraid to bring his racism and negative assumptions about immigrants to the forefront. In order for Trump to win the Latino vote, he needs to change his mindset and instead positively and genuinely engage with the Latino community. Many ...

APSA Director Kim Mealy to speak to SF State students about diversity

September 2, 2015 News

[slideshow_deploy id=’67237′] Kim Mealy, director of diversity and inclusion programs with the American Political Science Association said she hopes she can motivate SF State students to increase the presence of minority groups and women throughout the political science profession. “Political science is a lens through which we can view a diverse collection of current affairs and ...