First in the Family

May 16, 2018 Life

After four years of hard work and perseverance, first-generation college student Esther Landaverde will proudly take the stage at SF State’s 2018 graduation ceremony where she will receive her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, with an emphasis in social justice and sustainability.    Landaverde was born and raised in Inglewood, California where she lived until ...

Art display addresses the importance of student mental health services

May 10, 2018 Life

The California Faculty Association is advocating the importance of mental health on California State University campuses with a traveling art display called Tissues for Issues. Throughout the month of May, Tissues for Issues will be making single day stops at various CSU campuses to highlight the underinvestment of mental health within the CSU system. The ...

Mexican for a day

May 6, 2018 Life

Cinco de Mayo is a highly anticipated day that is celebrated among Americans all across the U.S. Despite the holiday’s popularity, however, some feel it fails to truly embody the historical moment where Mexico fought against oppression in La Batalla de Puebla and instead continues to be a day where Mexican culture is appropriated. “[Cinco ...

Student service recognized by ASI

April 29, 2018

SF State’s Associated Students Inc. gathered at Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, April 27 to award scholarship recipients and recognize the vigorous efforts of student-run organizations on campus. ASI President, Jackie Foley, awarded 30 students with a scholarship of $1,000 each at the start of the ceremony. “You’ve gone through so much struggle to be ...

UPD hosts shooter preparedness seminar

April 11, 2018 News

SF State University Police hosted an interactive seminar last week to build awareness within SF State faculty and staff about active shooters. Lieutenant Wailun Shiu opened up the seminar by asking crowd members what they valued in their lives and asked them to keep that on their minds while they watched the presentation. He followed up ...

SF State implements new active shooter policy

March 28, 2018 News

SF State has integrated three levels of training around campus to educate the student body and faculty on proper ways to protect themselves against an active shooter. According to Everytown research, there have been more than 300 school shootings since 2013, which roughy averages out to about one shooting per week. Chief of Police at ...

Maya Angelou’s unknown past as SF railway conductor

March 7, 2018 Life

Maya Angelou was known for her poetry and activism but very few know of her summer in San Francisco as the first woman of color to be hired as a street railway conductor. The impact of her art and hardships are remembered by people such as SF State student Vianney Casas, who said Angelou has ...

Impaction lifted on majors

February 27, 2018

On March 4 in the J. Paul Leonard Library, SF State will conduct the last of three hearings to remove the impaction status on Environmental Studies, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Child and Adolescent Development and Dietetics majors for the 2019-2020 school year. According to the CSU website, an impacted campus constitutes that there are more ...

It’s mind over matter on the track

February 6, 2018 Sports

SF State’s women’s track and field team attributes this season’s steady success to hard work and calm minds. After returning from the University of Washington Invite in Seattle on Jan. 27, the team moved up in the national rankings from fifth to fourth place, simultaneously making history for SF State’s track and field program. “I ...