‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activists

November 10, 2018 News 0 Comments

At a 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1968 SF State strike on campus on Nov. 9, former strikers said current students are overburdened by the cost of education and undereducated regarding their own history. A panel discussion organized by the College of Ethnic Students included former strikers, current students and legal advocates. They discussed ...

Students storm administration building

November 9, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

A crowd of about 50 protesting students crammed into a narrow hall of the fifth floor of the administration building while stomping, singing, chanting, banging on walls and plastering a list of 16 demands on President Leslie Wong’s door on Thursday, Nov. 8. The action was intended to commemorate the largest student strike in U.S. history, ...

Strikers’ hopes and dreams remain unfulfilled

November 7, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

In the 50 years since the historic SF State student strike resulted in the country’s first college curriculum dedicated to ethnic studies, the university’s education has become the most progressive in the country. But some still feel that SF State’s academic decision-making lacks student involvement. In the lead-up to the 1968 student strike, the Black ...

Newsom election signals opposition to Trump statewide

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

Democrat Gavin Newsom took an overwhelming win over Republican John Cox in the California’s 2018 gubernatorial election on Nov. 6, further signaling California’s opposition to Donald Trump. Newsom won with 59 percent of the vote in a state where Democrats outnumber GOP voters by 3.8 million, which shows that Newsom’s vehement opposition to President Donald ...

Before you vote…

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Election season is coming up, so here’s what you need to know before election day on Nov. 6. Before You Vote Before thinking about what or who to vote for, you’ll need to register. The voter registration deadline by mail and online was Oct. 22. But this is the first election to allow Conditional Voter ...

Commuter podcast Ep.1

October 18, 2018 Latest Multimedia

One of the most prevalent aspects about working or going to school in San Francisco is that not all of us are able to actually live here. For many of us at SF State, we have to commute far distances to enjoy this exciting, busy city. According to a 2015 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ...

Japanese internment gardens reveal endurance of the human spirit

October 15, 2018 News

For Koji Lau-Ozawa, learning what the word “camp” meant in his grandmother’s stories involved the horrors of incarceration, as well as making the best of terrible circumstances. Lau-Ozawa, an SF State alum and current Stanford doctoral candidate in anthropology, has researched man-made structures at the Gila River Incarceration Camp in southern Arizona, where his grandparents ...

Dramatic drop in transferring students prompts budget concerns

October 15, 2018 News 1 Comment

SF State saw a sharp decline in incoming transfer undergraduate applicants this year, raising concerns over the university’s bottom line. During an Oct. 10 budget committee meeting, Sutee Sujitparapitaya, associate provost of Institutional Analytics, told senior SF State administration and faculty that transferring undergrads went from more than 23,000 in Fall 2017 to just under ...

Campus power outages cause chaos for businesses

October 2, 2018 News

SF State’s commercial eateries took a hit when power outages occurred during back-to-back weekends last month. Although seemingly insignificant to many on campus, the blackouts on Sept. 8 from noon-2:30 p.m. and on Sept. 16 from 8-8:30 a.m. were more than just a headache for SF State’s Taqueria Girasol. The restaurant’s owner, Marco Ballesteros, said ...

ASI campaign encourages students to register to vote

September 26, 2018 Latest News

Associated Students Inc. urged students to register to vote on Sept. 25, as part of a nationwide campaign for National Voter Registration Day with Rock the Vote. The campaign comes shortly before midterm elections begin across the country, with California’s voting day slated for Nov. 6. According to a report issued by the Public Policy ...

ASI pushes for permanent food pantry amid administration delays

September 25, 2018 News

Thousands of SF State students do not get enough to eat on a day-to-day basis, according to a recent report. Associated Student, Inc. is trying to address their needs, but they say the university is dragging their feet on the issue. Monica DiLullo, ASI vice president of facilities and services, helped develop a resolution last ...

Korean Student Association celebrates culture, old and new

September 20, 2018 News

The fervor for K-Pop music is well entrenched among Korean Student Association (KSA) members, who gather during the annual culture and customs open house on Sept. 19 to revel in the ever-ubiquitous tunes as well as Korean dramas and more. “There used to be a lot more Korean participation, and now it’s a lot more fans of ...

Electric scooters to return to city streets

September 17, 2018 News

After a rocky start in San Francisco, electric scooter rentals will soon be back on city streets thanks to a pilot program that’s tentatively granting two companies permission to operate. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) on Aug. 30 granted one-year permits to two companies, Skip and Scoot, to temporarily re-launch electric scooter rentals ...