Fire in Parkmerced displaces two

December 17, 2016 News

Two people are displaced after a fire caused damage to an apartment complex at 125 Cambon Drive on Friday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. SFFD tweeted that the fire was contained within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. Jason Ramirez, an SF State psychology student who lives in the apartment next door ...

Petition to President Wong requests more support for homeless students

December 14, 2016 News

Around 20 students from the Campus Against Student Homelessness and Hunger club delivered a petition to President Wong’s administration Thursday morning to request a program to provide resources for homeless students similar to the Homeless At-Risk Transitional Students Program at City College of San Francisco. The petition was signed by over 600 SF State students. ...

SF state grad students create writing workshop

December 2, 2016 Life

Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Kimberly Gomes’ last name as Gomez, but it has been corrected.  Two creative writing grad students have branched off from SF State to form their own space for interactive writing workshops. Created by Carson Beker and Nancy Au, The Escapery is a collective of teachers from around ...

Lost history of Barbary Coast Prostitute unearthed by SF State Alums

December 2, 2016 Life

While researching San Francisco historical figures, SF State alumni, Devon Angus and Ivy Anderson, discovered something that caught their eye: a collection of letters written by a prostitute named Alice working in San Francisco at the turn of the century. The letters were written to the San Francisco Bulletin, a newspaper which was known for ...

SPEAK prepares for national slam poetry competition

November 15, 2016 Life

After holding their last open mic of the semester on Tuesday, Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds are organizing a slam poetry team and setting their sights on national competition. While SPEAK’s monthly open mics are open to everyone — including, rappers, singers or storytellers — the preliminary rounds for the College Unions Poetry Slam ...

Trump wins, 200 students march

November 9, 2016 News 1 Comment

[slideshow_deploy id=’74302′] A crowd of around 200 students took to the streets in protest of President Elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night. “Fuck Donald Trump,” and “The people united will never be divided,” were among the chants heard from the group, heading to 19th Avenue from the University. After a controversial ...

Professor makes Shakespeare accessible, modern

November 7, 2016 Life

In a darkened room of The Flight Deck theater in Oakland, actors entered the stage speaking multiple languages while moving around a post-apocalyptic set filled with debris and rubble. This twist on Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” was performed on the last Sunday evening in October by the Ragged Wing Ensemble and adapted by SF State’s ...

PACE Students Find Community in Friendship Games

October 2, 2016 Life

In preparation for the Friendship Games, about 30 students gathered in the quad for a practice round of “alpine”, where they were separated into teams of four and attempted to make their way across the lawn attached to a pair of skis. These students are members of the Pilipino American Collegiate Endeavor club gearing up ...

Hallway becomes hip hop hub

September 20, 2016 Life

The sounds of hip hop beats and squeaking sneakers fills a Gymnasium hallway as a group of about 20 break dancers hone their skills. With no rules against practicing in the halls, the group has transformed the space into a hub of music, dance and hip hop.   “Folks have been practicing here as far ...

Poetry center kicks off first event of the semester

September 14, 2016 Life

Tongo Eisen-Martin’s powerful voice captivated students and faculty Thursday Night at the poetry center’s first event of the semester. Attentive faces listened and nodded along to his expressions of life, love and frustrations against an unjust criminal justice system. “One of my goals in programming poets for the poetry center is to bring to the ...