SF State remembers Jennifer Mendiola

December 16, 2016 News

Last Wednesday, SF State alumna Jennifer Mendiola was officially named as a victim of the deadly Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Two other SF State victims had been identified days before, Michela Gregory and Donna Kellogg. “The entire campus community expresses its profound sadness at the news that San Francisco State alumna, Jennifer Mendiola, perished in ...

Campus groups hold memorial for Michela Gregory

December 15, 2016 News

Students and faculty gathered in front of the the Cesar Chavez Student Center Wednesday afternoon, where the Metro College Success Program and the Metro Association of Social Equity Student Organization held a memorial for SF State Student Michela Gregory, one of the 36 victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire. All who had words ...

Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Support Resources

December 14, 2016 News

Events Support for Oakland’s DIY spaces meeting Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland Wednesday, Dec. 14. at 7 p.m.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1830514680567118/ A handful of members from collectives within Omni Commons in Oakland are hosting their second meeting to coordinate immediate responses toward making Oakland DIY spaces safer. All members of the public are welcome and volunteers ...

Theater production brings housing crisis stories to life

December 6, 2016 Life

“Sofa Sin Casa (Couch With No Home)” hit the stage on Thursday night in Little Theatre and made politics personal through storytelling and music, addressing the growing issue of San Francisco’s housing crisis. Perry Fenton, assistant director of the play worked with director Roy Conboy, longtime head of the playwriting program, during each step of ...

Thousands gather in mourning at Oakland vigil

December 6, 2016 News

Over 2,500 people came together Monday evening at a pagoda on Lake Merritt holding candles, glow sticks and flowers to mourn the loss of the people who died in a fire that engulfed the artist space known as the Oakland Ghost Ship Friday night. Speakers welcomed attendees to the microphone to share their thoughts. Tears ...

Sex, gender roles take center stage in victorian comedy

October 19, 2016 Life 3 Comments

The first main-stage play of the semester took place Thursday evening at Little Theatre. Theatre students delivered orgasmic emotions of empathy and laughter in “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play),” a Victorian parlor comedy about the early history of the vibrator. Directed by theatre professor Bill Peters and based on the play written ...

Second annual Greek Summit kicks off with Title IX training

October 2, 2016 Life

SF State’s Greek Summit included mandatory training last week to better educate Greek organizations on sexual violence and sexual assault response protocols.  It has been found that fraternities and sororities are much more likely to be involved in sexual violence incidents on campus, and the annual event is an attempt to help prevent such situations. ...