Psychology graduates get alternative ceremony

May 20, 2013 News 1 Comment

The drama of the psychology department graduation celebration is finally at a close: Student Lea Lunden’s low cost alternative ceremony for psychology graduates is now nearly fully funded, helped along by a $1,000 donation from the California Democratic Party Chair John Burton. The alternative celebration slated for May 25 will cost $15 a ticket, and has ...

Bangladesh safety monitor trumpets workers rights at SF State

May 14, 2013 Life

The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory building, which produced American and European retail clothing, reverberated around the world. The tragedy left 1127 low-wage workers dead and thousands injured caused by neglect of safety standards by building owners. SF State recently identified its connection to this far-flung tragedy. Students are at the opposite end of ...

Freshman tragically dies after frat party

May 8, 2013 4 Comments

A woman dressed in red robes raised an urn of lit incense up to the sky to guide the young man’s spirit into the afterlife. Buddhist nuns chanted prayers as more than 200 mourners in the memorial hall of McAvoy O’Hara Evergreen Mortuary walked to the open casket to pay their final respects. Most were ...

Students decry SF State's delayed bomb threat warning

April 24, 2013 News 2 Comments

In the shadow of the Boston Marathon bombing, the nation grieves and stands at high alert. Amidst the fear of terrorism, a smaller drama played out at SF State Monday, April 22 — a bomb threat on campus. The “bomb” turned out to be just an ordinary black shoebox. It is still unknown, and difficult ...

SF State acclaims student leaders

April 18, 2013 News

You know those lazy students you sometimes see in class — the ones that barely ever show up, don’t contribute to groupwork and generally are a pain in the neck? Tonight, SF State’s Seven Hills Conference Center was filled with over 130 students, and none of them fit that description. The 8th annual Dean of Students ...

Beloved disability activist, professor remembered at reception

April 16, 2013

Friends, colleagues and loved ones celebrated disability activist and SF State professor Paul Longmore’s life and works at the University’s downtown campus in a series of speeches titled “Mischievous Entanglements: The Embodied Histories of Paul K. Longmore — Scholar, Teacher, Activist.” The SF State history department and the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability hosted ...

Graduation ceremony cost elicits student disapproval

April 7, 2013 News 1 Comment

Expensive graduation ceremony fees are the newest topic of SF State intrigue in the Bay Area news scene after the San Francisco Chronicle broke the story April 1, that a family of five in the psychology department would need to pay $425, or $85 per person to attend graduation. The Chronicle reported the outrage started when psychology major ...

New student group fosters Filipino men in developing identity

April 2, 2013

Editor’s Note: Though this article contains general details about a meeting in the Counseling and Psychological Services Department on campus, all meetings are confidential. None of the quotes that appear in this article are from any meeting. The quotes from Bo Aleanav are from a phone call with him after the meeting, and the quotes from ...

Students face impaction; SF State solicits feedback

March 13, 2013 News

For SF State biology major Heather Smith, 33, a passion for health care was more than just a calling, it’s in her blood. “My mom was an emergency room clerk,” Smith said. “I first saw people coming in through emergency room doors when I was in elementary school.” The health bug bit her hard. Now ...

SFSU Confessions closing after rumors of school pressure

March 3, 2013 News 2 Comments

UPDATE March 5 The SFSU Confessions page which was scrolled and shared by thousands of SF State students shut down Sunday night, as the page administrator’s fear of legal battles grew. Many schools have their own “confessions” page, often started by students. SFSU Confessions followed a similar template, where students could submit anonymous secrets to ...

SFSU Confessions marks new outlet for campus gossip

February 27, 2013

Editor’s note: Due to the possible punitive action SF State could take against the administrator of the “SFSU Confessions” page were his/her identity revealed, we have decided to keep the administrator’s identity anonymous. We will hereto refer to them as “The Admin,” and use a “he” pronoun, though the Admin’s gender is not necessarily male. ...

Student vigilante tries to recover stolen phone

February 19, 2013 3 Comments

An SF State student was allegedly mugged tonight on 19th Ave. as she waited for her bus home, losing her Android phone to two thieves in the latest electronics theft to hit campus. The victim, Nao Funada, a 20-year-old computer science major, was looking at a blog on her cell phone as she waited at the ...

SF State alum launches smartphone rewards app

February 14, 2013 Life 5 Comments

Hot out of SF State, business major graduate Michael Perry entered the world of Silicon Valley with fire and passion, and a plan for a simple mobile phone app that he knew would sell like hotcakes. Nobody cared. “No one wanted to believe in us because we were from SF State,” Perry said. Perry would ...

CCSF accreditation requirements put students on edge

February 5, 2013 1 Comment

*See infographic here City College of San Francisco student Mireya Leon graduated from high school only a few months ago, but she already has a dream: Transferring to SF State to study music therapy. “I want to heal people with my music,” Leon said. “Music has the power to make people feel better.” But Leon’s ...