Tree crushes car on Lake Merced Blvd., unclear who will pay for damage

February 22, 2012

A large tree branch that fell on Lake Merced Boulevard before 6 p.m. crushed a parked car, blocking traffic for hours. “When I came out here it was already smashed,” said Abraham Iniguez, a physiology major. “I hit the panic button on the car and I am like ‘Yea, it is mine.’” Iniguez explained that ...

Bay Bridge closed for construction over President's Day Weekend

February 18, 2012 News

UPDATE: The upper westbound deck of the Bay Bridge reopened more than a day earlier than scheduled Sunday.  The successful completion of the bridge was due to “a combination of efficient teamwork, led by prime contractor, MCM Construction, and clear weather enabled crews to complete the work 34 hours ahead of schedule,” according to a ...

New CA budget would increase GPA requirements for financial aid

February 13, 2012 News

Significant changes will be coming to financial aid and student loans next year including tougher GPA requirements and limited funding. The new 2012-2013 budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown aims to increase the GPA requirements for the Cal Grant, the financial aid program administered by the State of California and the California Student Aid Commission. ...

SF State student injured in accident on Arballo Drive

January 30, 2012 News

An accident near SF State, involving a bicycle and a car, left one student injured Monday at about 1 p.m. A blue Toyota Prius driven by Jesse Vicario, 22, a pre-nursing student, was pulling into a parking spot on Arballo Drive when he abruptly stopped, causing 19-year-old journalism major Rosie Linares to fly into the ...

One wounded in Parkmerced shooting

January 20, 2012 News 1 Comment

A shooting occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night leaving one person injured. The victim was waiting on the 300 block of Arballo Drive for a friend at 9:20 p.m. when an unknown male approached and shot the victim in the leg, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The victim was taken to UCSF Medical Center ...

Occupy SFSU camp shut down after overnight dispersal warning

December 21, 2011 News 3 Comments

The Occupy SFSU encampment has been cleared from Malcolm X Plaza after an immediate dispersal order was given by the university early this morning. The order came from the University at 12:15 a.m. stating that the students were to leave the plaza immediately. If students did not leave they would be subject to a “Dispersal ...

Occupy movement set to shut down Port of Oakland

December 12, 2011 1 Comment

Occupy demonstrators are attempting to shut down every major port along the West Coast this morning, including the Port of Oakland. Protesters are hoping to make a statement and cause a significant profit loss for EGT Development, the operator of a new grain terminal at the Port of Longview in Washington, and Goldman Sachs, one of ...

Occupy SFSU still undecided on camping over winter break

December 9, 2011 News

Occupy SFSUcontinues to camp out at the Malcolm X Plaza in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. They are hoping to bring awareness to the ongoing issues within the University such as budget cuts and how it has impacted them. The students pitched tents Thursday night as a response to the ongoing budget cuts ...

More SF State students returning to Career Center for help in difficult economy

December 8, 2011

While students struggle to find careers after graduating from college, not all of them are taking advantage of the resources available to them on campus. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate among college students has climbed to 4.4 percent in October from 4.2 percent the previous month. The nation’s unemployment rate ...

Occupy SF protesters clash with Black Friday shoppers

November 26, 2011 News 1 Comment

Occupy SF and Black Friday shoppers were at odds Friday evening as protesters tried to spread their message about corporate greed by blocking entrances to some major retailers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Demonstrators marched around Union Square just before 4 p.m. and then sat down in the middle of ...

VIDEO, PHOTOS: California Faculty Association strikes at Cal State East Bay

November 18, 2011

A one-day strike took place at Cal State East Bay yesterday by the California Faculty Association members as the result of ongoing pay disputes with the California State University system. Tense negotiations have been occurring for two years as the CSU denied faculty members pay increases that were promised to them in the union’s contract. ...

Student ID cards based on test scores violate privacy

November 14, 2011 Opinion

A new academic incentive program, implemented this year by two California high schools, has angered many students, parents and state education officials. John F. Kennedy High School and Cypress High School, both public four-year schools in the Anaheim Union High School District, started a new incentive program for students based on their Standardized Testing and ...

SF State hosts training session to prepare for campus shooting

October 18, 2011

A gunman is loose on the SF State campus–where do you go? What do you do? Who do you call? SF State’s University Police Department, Office of Emergency Services and the department of Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management are sponsoring training sessions to help people be prepared for this exact situation. These trainings will ...

SF State student studying in Chile caught in middle of violent protest

October 11, 2011

What started as a typically peaceful Metro ride to school in Santiago, Chile for international relations and Spanish major Frank Polizzi slowly turned sour as the smell of tear gas permeated the train. When he exited the train, the streets were littered with signs and broken glass from protests turned violent. This was not part ...

SF State ranks number one for most study abroad applicants

October 3, 2011

While the students at SF State pursue their four year degrees, others search for new ways to expand their education and culturally enrich their lives. For the 2011-2012 academic year SF State ranked first among the 23 California State University campuses for receiving the most applications to study abroad programs. SF State received 195 applications, ...

Banned Books Week celebrates controversial reads

September 29, 2011 News

Nearly everyone has read “Of Mice and Men” or “Lord of the Flies,” and it’s a fairly common sight in San Francisco to see someone on a bicycle donning a “Catcher in the Rye” T-shirt. But each year, these titles and many more reminiscent of high school English class come under attack. And sometimes, these ...

SF State bookstore renting most textbooks in nation

September 23, 2011

At the corner of 20th and Winston, an empty space sits dark and abandoned with drooping signs in the window, nooks in the walls where wooden shelves and panels once were, and a reinforced lock keeping passersby out. It is the skeletal remains of what was once Borders bookstore, which used to be filled with ...

New SF State Parents Council stifles students' independence

September 22, 2011 Opinion

A new organization is in the process of being formed at SF State this semester, but unlike most campus organizations, this one isn’t for the students. It’s called the Parents Council, and it was formed in hopes of improving the connection between the University and the parents, guardians and family members of students. The members ...

Students, faculty gather to picket chancellor's CSUEB visit

April 20, 2011 News

Students and faculty picketed outside the Student Services and Administration building at California State University East Bay April 18 as Chancellor Charles Reed met with its President Mohammad Qayoumi on the building’s fourth floor. Reed was on campus to meet with Qayoumi, who is slated to transition to his new role as president of San ...

Professors and students picket chancellor's visit

April 18, 2011 News

Students and faculty picketed at California State University East Bay Monday as CSU Chancellor Charles Reed met with school President Mohammad H. Qayoumi to discuss the president’s upcoming transfer to San Jose State University. The transition is slated to take place at the end of the academic year. “Today is sort of a symbolic representation ...

Proposed Sunset parklet has neighbors at odds

March 24, 2011 News

A proposed parklet on 9th Avenue near Arizmendi Bakery in the Inner Sunset has many neighbors and business owners up in arms. Arizmendi submitted their application to build a parklet, a public space that is temporarily converted into sitting areas, bicycle parking or landscape features, to serve as an extension of the sidewalk. If approved, ...

Protestors march for end to U.S. war and employee exploitation

March 22, 2011 News

Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco Saturday to oppose the act of war – those being waged around the world as well as the figurative war on workers. Marking the eighth anniversary of the Iraq war, many people protested March 19 in hopes of ending war and occupation in areas all over the ...

Teach-in held at CCSF

March 3, 2011 News 3 Comments

Students, parents, union members, and members of the community gathered Wednesday night at the City College of San Francisco Mission Campus to speak out against cuts being made to education. The town hall forum got underway around 7:20 p.m. and those who attended voiced their concern for justice, calling out against the recent and proposed ...

Bicycling group brings second monthly event to city

February 10, 2011

A different type of party rolled into San Francisco Friday wheeling in enthusiasm and support for the bicycle culture. San Francisco Bike Party, a co-op organization, invites people of all ages and skill levels to join in on the first Friday of every month. The Feb. 4 ride was the second organized SFBP celebration to ...