J & A — From August to May (Ep.2)

November 5, 2018 Latest Multimedia 0 Comments

On August 23, Taylor Swift encouraged her 112 million Instagram followers to vote, causing a spike in registrations. This Episode of J & A discusses celebrities’ impact on elections and on political views in general. With celebrities proposing to run for presidency, the difference between being famous and having a place in office is becoming ...

Student Health Center hosts spooky inspired open house

October 21, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Across from Burk Hall, a stairway leading downhill reaches the home of the Student Health Center, where students are able to find basic care needs and educate themselves on health awareness and preventive care; however, many SF State students never learn about the helpful opportunities at the Student Health Center, let alone enter it, because ...

Make social media normal again

October 10, 2018 Latest Opinion

Kanye West, or should I say Ye West, has proved it all. From musical mogel to fashion designer and now ex-social media icon, the “College Dropout” artist even went back to college and received an honorary doctoral degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while juggling being a father and artist throughout ...

Kavanaugh Case Prompts Emotional Survivor Stories on Social Media

October 3, 2018 Opinion

Amid Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination scandal, unfolding in front of the public eye and his defense team consisting of a misogynistic president infamously known to be a womanizer and perpetrator of attempted rape to his own ex-wife, victims around the world are reliving the trauma of sexual assault with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s emotional ...

Kavanaugh case prompts emotional survivor stories on social media

October 2, 2018 Life

As the scandal of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh unfolds in front of the public eye, with his defense team consisting of a misogynistic president infamously known to be a womanizer and perpetrator of sexual assault, victims around the world are reliving the trauma of sexual assault with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s emotional testimony. ...

SF State creative writing professor releases first collection of poems

October 2, 2018 Life

After eight years of working toward her book release, Heather June Gibbons, an SF State creative writing professor, debuted her first full-length book, “Her Mouth As Souvenir,” during a reading at the Poetry Center on campus last week. The Bay Area poet has already been awarded the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize from the University ...

SF State professor’s permanent art installation debuts in Chinatown

September 26, 2018 Latest News

A vision that began over eight years ago by the Broadway Chinatown Streetscape Improvement to enhance pedestrian conditions along Broadway near Columbus Avenue has recently revealed a series of vibrant benches designed by SF State Fine Arts Professor Michael Arcega. As part of a community beautification project, pedestrians, tourists and students can experience the permanent ...

It’s a human right, period.

September 26, 2018 Latest Opinion 1 Comment

Earlier this month, Scotland became the first country to tackle “period poverty” head on by offering free period products for all students – and for once, America needs to take some notes. Alleen Campbell, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, announced that the $6.4 million investment will provide the “essential products” to ...

Big brands join popular social movements

September 25, 2018 Latest Opinion

Racial injustice, gun control and fur-free products in the fashion industry are just three of the many social movements that have caught the interest of big brands this September and have put many consumers on the fence. From Nike’s recent “Just Do It” campaign with former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick to San Francisco’s ...

SF State combats student period poverty

September 20, 2018 News

Earlier this month, Scotland became the first country to offer free tampons to students in hopes of beginning a global movement towards fighting “period poverty.” Now, SF State’s Health Promotion and Wellness unit has been inspired to do the same. Period poverty is a globally known issue that involves insufficient access to sanitary products for ...

S.P.E.A.K’s first open-mic night of the semester

September 19, 2018 Life

S.P.E.A.K will debut its first open-mic night of the semester at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. S.P.E.A.K, an acronym for Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds, is a group on campus whose mission is to allow students from various backgrounds and perspectives to share their ...

Asian-Americans’ successful roles in mainstream Hollywood

September 19, 2018 Life Opinion

Asian-Americans have scratched the surface of romantic comedies in Hollywood and are paving the way for future ethnic groups to dominate the film industry by making it big on both the big screens and small screens this summer . The Netflix original film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and Warner Bros. film “Crazy ...

J & A — From August to May Podcast (Ep. 1)

September 18, 2018 Life Multimedia

On Sept. 7, TMZ was the first to report that Mac Miller had passed away from an apparent overdose and a week later fans continue to grieve the death of the young artist. As one fan wrote on Twitter, “losing Mac Miller feels like losing an old high school friend. It feels like we all ...

Last chance for Greek life recruitment on campus

September 12, 2018 Life

For the past two weeks, sororities and fraternities have occupied the quad in hopes of recruiting new members into the Greek life. What initially began as a two-week tabling recruitment on campus will now extend for a third week with most of the sororities and fraternities returning, according to Janelle Martinez, a recruiter from a ...