Mental health services fall short despite student fee increase

May 19, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State currently has no psychiatrist on staff to write prescriptions for students despite yearly increases to the student health fee to increase mental health staff and services. SF State students lobbied the administration in 2012 to raise the mandatory student health fee to increase mental health services on campus over the next five years, which included ...

Fair allows students to explore social issues

May 6, 2015 News

SF State’s 22nd annual African American Health Fair departed from the event in years past Tuesday, widening the scope of the event to focus on the social health issues that affect the black community. The ran the event, which was held at Jack Adams Hall and was open to all students. “We are covering racism as the topic ...

Storybook created for underserved children

April 28, 2015 Life Multimedia News 1 Comment

The first time Daniela Morales met Francesca, a preschooler in the Tenderloin, she learned about the young girl’s fascination with birds and how she would give them names and make up stories about them. In return, Morales has developed a story for Francesca. “My story is about this little bird, Francesca, whose family is a family of migrating birds and Francesca’s really scared to ...

Student cyclist undergoes testing for exercise lab

April 22, 2015 Life

Between commuting to school, running errands and recreational riding, it is not unusual for student Jan Peña to peddle 100 miles a week on his bike. Having an analysis system fastened to his face while a team of students measure his heart beat and rate of perceived exertion while he cycles, however, is unusual for the 43-year-old kinesiology major. Peña is a ...

President Wong lifts controversial ban on University travel to Indiana

April 17, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong lifted the ban on University-funded travel to Indiana Friday. The lift of the ban would take effect immediate, Wong said in a mass email.  Wong implemented the ban last month in protest to the state’s religious freedom laws. “I believe that statements made by businesses, municipalities and our University helped to shed ...

Alumna honored for charity work by cancer research organization

April 15, 2015 News

An SF State alumna is the youngest candidate in the running for the Bay Area chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Woman of the Year award. LLS’s national fundraising competition, which officially awards both Man and Woman of the Year, recognizes candidates who raise as much money as they can for the organization. After 10 weeks, the two people from ...

Real estate careers at forefront of Bay Area program

April 8, 2015 News

In the midst of experiencing one of its biggest development booms in history, with commercial real estate prices up 90 percent, the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco found themselves in a quandary– there was no one to run the buildings once they were built. According to BOMA SF Foundation, one of the most demanding issues facing the commercial real estate ...

Local pizzeria success provides business model for the deaf

March 31, 2015 Life

When the phone rings at Mozzeria, the Mission pizzeria owned by SF State alumna Melody Stein and her husband Russ, it doesn’t make any sound. Instead, strategically positioned lights, located above the front door and along the bar flash in color-coded pulses. It’s one of the many ways technology has helped Melody and Russ become owners of the ...

President Wong responds to anti-gay legislation by issuing ban on Indiana travel

March 30, 2015 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong issued a statement Monday banning university-funded travel to Indiana in response to that state’s recent religious freedom legislation. No SF State funds will be appropriated to support employee or student travel, according to a mass email sent by Wong to faculty, staff and students. Travel authorized prior to Wong’s announcement will require approval from the pertinent departmental vice ...

Founder’s Day celebration rooted with floats

March 19, 2015 Life News

A line of students snaked across the quad near Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday as the University handed out 1,899 free root beer floats in honor of the University’s Founders Day. SF State originated as the San Francisco State Normal School, a small women-only teaching academy on Powell Street in March 1899. The school was decimated in the ...

Chinese New Year celebration promotes student program

March 11, 2015 News 1 Comment

The fragrant smell of eggplant in garlic sauce and pork buns hung in the air, drifting through the red lanterns strung from the ceiling of Jack Adams Hall. Branches suspended by fishing wire sported delicate tissue paper cherry blossoms and a single written New Year’s wish: “That we can find and encourage people to donate enough money to start an ...

University to provide student veterans with housing

March 3, 2015 News

SF State released applications Tuesday for designated off-campus housing that will carve out space for student veterans, according University officials. For the first time, the University offered a community dedicated to veterans, which will launch with residential opportunities for six qualified applicants, located at University Park North, Vice President of University Communications Ellen Griffin said. Among the issues faced ...

San Francisco Beer Week pours its way into the hearts of locals

February 11, 2015 Life

Craft beer flowed heavily as approximately 2,500 people gathered for the sold-out 2015 San Francisco Beer Week opening night gala at Fort Mason Center Friday Feb. 6. Participating bars, breweries, restaurants and vendors from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa offered nearly 800 single-day and ongoing Bay Area events and specials occurring Feb. 7-Feb. 15. SF Beer ...

Celebrities need more privacy with life-changing decisions

February 11, 2015 Opinion

Today’s television is quickly evolving, reflecting a change in society’s attitudes involving LGBT issues. One of the most groundbreaking of these programs is “Transparent,” Amazon’s widely lauded foray into the streaming genre. After watching the show, however, it was difficult to reconcile the show’s praise with the recent circus show that’s been made of Bruce Jenner. ...

World Hijab Day helps enlighten religious practices

February 1, 2015 Life Multimedia

Muslim and non-Muslim women across the globe united Feb. 1 for the third annual World Hijab Day, an international event designed as an open invitation to don the hijab in order to dispel misconceptions surrounding the headscarf. The hijab is a traditional covering for the hair and neck that is often worn by Muslim women and ...