California Faculty Association moves closer to strike

May 10, 2012

As pressure mounts for the California Faculty Association and the California State University to reach a contract agreement, about 30 faculty and students gathered Tuesday at 19th and Holloway avenues to try to bring more attention to the now 23-month-old struggle. Amid chants calling for a fair contract, picketers distributed fliers with information about their ...

CSU places temporary hold on grants for graduate students

April 17, 2012 News

With the first year of a two-year master’s degree in counseling almost under her belt, Arielle Smith is looking forward to a career as a college counselor. But since she discovered last week that the crucial grant that she expected to cover her tuition might not be available next year, attaining that goal has been ...

SF State alumni sell T-shirts to raise money for Japanese tsunami victims

January 31, 2012 News

In a tranquil apartment in Hayes Valley, a small side table topped with perfectly-folded T-shirts packed carefully away in a plastic container serves as a daily reminder that more than 7,000 miles away in Japan, daily life for many tsunami survivors is anything but peaceful. While the international spotlight may have faded from Japanese relief ...

CSU Trustees approve another 12 percent tuition increase

August 28, 2011 3 Comments

Students at all 23 California State University campuses across the state returned to more than just new classes this semester, as tuition and fees rose by an unprecedented 22 percent jump in just one semester. In an effort to make up for a $650 million budget cut, the CSU Board of Trustees approved a 10 ...

Seating lab will unveil possible BART replacements

May 12, 2011 News

Horror stories of the things found on BART’s fabric-covered seats range from drug-resistant bacteria to the more mundane used condom or human feces. With the launch of the so-called “Fleet of the Future” in 2017, however, the transit system is looking to replace those comfortable but hard-to-clean seats with more efficient ones that will provide ...

Campaign makes push for domestic employee laws

March 9, 2011 News 1 Comment

Calls for paid sick days, overtime pay and a safe and healthy workplace were just some of the demands that had men and women packed in a meeting room in the Mission March 6 calling out in chorus, “Si se puede!” The list is part of the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, a document ...

Go ahead, explore your inner warlock

March 8, 2011 Opinion

Charlie Sheen is not winning. At the moment, he is out of a job, has lost custody of his young sons and is riding his newfound Twitter fame all the way to becoming an “E! True Hollywood Story” cautionary tale. The real winners are the 1.5 million (and more every minute) Twitter followers across the ...

BART board approves plan for shops at stations

February 2, 2011 News

Uninviting, barren, cement structures are currently the norm for most of the BART system’s stations. A new plan recently approved by the BART Board of Directors hopes to change that, bringing new food kiosks and other shops to the transit hubs in an effort to raise revenue and increase traffic throughout the rail system. “This ...

New museum highlights GLBT history

January 25, 2011

Pieces of lockers from an old bathhouse, a vast collection of matchbooks from gay bars, a flashy sequined dress, and a display of various sex toys in all shapes and sizes are not typically items found in a museum. Yet nestled between a busy nightclub and a Walgreens entrance on a bustling block of 18th ...