Teachers rally students to fight government fascism

April 26, 2017 Life

Refuse Fascism hosted a teach-in Tuesday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center to educate students about the dangers of the Trump administration and what they can do to stop Trump’s actions. The teach-in featured four speakers and focused on what they consider to be fascist undertakings by the new presidential administration while encouraging the audience ...

SF judge declares Trump executive order unconstitutional

April 26, 2017

A San Francisco judge ruled that the executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara against President Trump’s executive order. On April 14 representatives of the city and county of San Francisco and Santa Clara presented their reasons to reject the executive order President ...

City to host first “City-permitted” 420 celebration

April 19, 2017 Life News

Correction: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that Eaze doesn’t plan on making its service available for recreational users at all, and that Miller directly drove for Eaze. San Francisco has a history of celebrating the unofficial “420” holiday, but Thursday marks the first celebration since California became the fifth state to legalize recreational use. ...

University continues to use pesticide despite harmful components

April 19, 2017 News

Interactive map created by Rita Berrios Riquelme The red dots date where Roundup and Roundup Pro Max has been used this semester, while the blue dots date where Avenger AG has been used. Students from Fossil Free SFSU are seeking 3,000 signatures for a petition urging administrators to stop using the herbicide Roundup on campus. Roundup ...

National Science Foundation awards alumni for excellence

April 13, 2017 Life News

The National Science Foundation awarded fellowships to eight SF State alumni, making SF State the California State University with the most students to receive fellowships this year. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program received over 13,000 applications and narrowed it down to 2,000 recipients, according to the program’s website. The award recognizes and ...

Women’s March memorabilia preserved as history in Sutro Library

March 29, 2017 Life

The Sutro Library at SF State is currently collecting handmade signs, handbills, clothing and other memorabilia from the Jan. 21 San Francisco Women’s March to preserve the historic day for future generations.   The Sutro Library, located on the the fifth floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library, is a California public research institution under ...

A Day Without Womxn: SF State’s Spin on the National Event

March 13, 2017 Life News

Students and allies gathered in Malcolm X Plaza to recognize “A Day Without Womxn” Tuesday afternoon. “We want to represent women who can’t leave school or work,” said 19-year-old Chloe Bogle, a political science major. “It’s our way or resisting.”   Though the event was organized by San Francisco Students Resist, other student organizations were ...

A week of resistance encourages students to speak out

February 14, 2017 News

In response to President Trump’s travel ban, three SF State students organized a series of events  for people to express their objections as a part of the Week of Resistance. Alisar Mustafa, a political science major, Alec Santos, a communications major, and Jamila Cambridge, a Residential Life assistant, created the event as a way to ...

Professor moves to arbitration after Wong rejects faculty hearing decision

February 10, 2017 News

President Leslie Wong rejected a decision made by the Faculty Hearing Panel regarding complaints about the University breaching faculty contracts on Jan. 30. Since 2014, Professor Aaron Belkin has been at odds with the administration over alleged breaches of his contract. Two years ago, the University informed him they would no longer honor his contract ...

Alumnus brings Buenos Aires to the Bay Area with tango music

December 6, 2016 Life

When Debora Simcovich visited Buenos Aires four years ago, she wasn’t looking for anyone to perform her tango compositions, but a chance encounter with famed Argentinian orchestra Orquesta Victoria led to their current collaboration. Now they are travelling throughout the Bay Area on their “El Mundo is the World” tour, performing Simcovich’s tango compositions from ...

Student jazz ensemble shares Afro-Cuban music and culture

November 7, 2016 Life

After technical difficulties delayed the start of the recital, SF State’s Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble smoothly transitioned from microphone checks to a vibrant, exciting performance that energized the audience in Knuth Hall in late October. John Calloway, music lecturer and director of the 20-student ensemble, conducted the performance while playing the guiro, a handheld Latin American ...

LGBTQ+ filmmakers screen documentary for National Coming Out Day

October 19, 2016 Life

When beginning their documentary, S. Leo Chiang and Johnny Symons decided on the title first — a title meant to represent outrunning bigotry and running forward into progress. “Out Run” was the result five years later, with the goal to inspire and unite the LGBTQ+ community. The documentary was screened at SF State’s Coppola Theatre ...

Climate Justice Speaker Series teaches through art and music

September 28, 2016 Life

Ashel Eldridge, a musician with the green hip-hop group Earth Amplified, began the first Climate Justice Speaker Series of the semester with a chant. With his eyes closed and head bowed, the spiritual activist recited an indigenous Japanese chant to introduce the topics of art, climate justice and spiritual activism on Wednesday evening. This presentation ...

Music majors move beyond jazz and classical music

September 9, 2016 Life

As 23-year-old Ryan Tipton sits outside Burk Hall, he treats students walking to class to a deconstructed, acoustic version of Odeza’s popular electronic song “Say My Name,” on his guitar. Though Tipton plays eight other instruments, he has played guitar for nine years and admits that it’s the one he fell in love with. Tipton ...