Gavin Newsom tells SF State: use social media for democracy

May 9, 2013 News 1 Comment

Social media has created a platform for communication unlike one that has ever existed before and, according to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, that platform can be honed to help the current government structure to evolve. Today Newsom addressed a hall full of students, teachers and administrators at the J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State, moderated by the ...

Taekwondo demonstration excites SF State club

February 15, 2013 News Sports

The Taekwondo Club at SF State is expecting visitors from a foreign collegiate team of athletes, Feb. 16, to demonstrate new techniques and talk about changing regulations in the sport. The visiting team is flying from Shinsung University in South Korea. According to Bill Dewart, the club’s coach and a faculty member of the kinesiology ...

Limited resources for GWAR classes stunt students' progress

February 5, 2013 News Sports

The shock of being told you don’t have the prerequisites for a crucial class is a feeling many students are familiar with. For Dylan Phillipy, a kinesiology senior, missing prerequisites meant losing his financial aid. Consequently, Phillipy may not be able to attend SF State at all this semester. “If I fall below 12 units I ...

Social media presence poses a factor in workforce for SF State students

May 16, 2012

If you’ve never before regretted that 2 a.m. Facebook post about your drunken sexcapades, maybe your next boss can help you. The social media generation has had to become conscious of what they post, not only to keep relatives from seeing them passed out with doodles on their faces, but also to keep potential employers from ...

SF State Humanities building flooded, no classes canceled

February 20, 2012 News

Maintenance staff responded to a flood in the south wing of the Humanities building caused by a ruptured water pipe Sunday Feb. 19 at around 5:30 p.m., after a student reported the flood to the University Police Department, according to SF State Media Relations Assistant Director Nan Broadbent. The flooding affected approximately 30 rooms, including hallway areas, ...

Water in the walls: A housing horror story

February 20, 2012 Life News

Morgan Shingling knew she had a big problem on her hands when her apartment on the first floor of a two-story building started leaking from the ceiling the Saturday before classes started at SF State. “It just started with a leak,” said Shingling a sophomore sociology major. “It was coming down through the light fixtures ...

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year brought in with a bang in Chinatown

January 24, 2012 Life

Opportunistic pyromaniacs celebrated Chinese New Year, on the streets of Chinatown Sunday night. Resounded bangs of light,  laughter, pervasive metallic-smelling smoke and full-grown adults running to avoid debris from crackers and M-180s were all signs of the celebration. “The action really starts at midnight,” said a man who referred to himself as “Les,” a Burning ...

SF State students celebrate Hanukkah away from home

December 8, 2011 News

The winter holidays are usually a time to be with family, but college students can often find themselves far from home and must find their own ways to celebrate. For the Jewish students at SF State, it’s a rite of passage to discover what celebrating Hanukkah means to them as adults. “It’s kind of like ...

SF State students, professor collect mushrooms for fungus fair

December 1, 2011

Late fall is the time for the fleshy bodies of fungi to find their way to the moist, earthy surface. This time of year, mushroom specialist and biology teacher JR Blair can be found at McClaren Park with students from SF State collecting hundreds of species of mushrooms for the much anticipated Fungus Fair. “All of ...

Author recognized for inspiring interest in science among youth

November 8, 2011

According to the San Francisco City Library, if there is one book that everyone in San Francisco needs to read, it’s Mary Roach’s “Packing for Mars.” Celebrated for her quirky and personable writing style, Roach has been credited by city librarian Luis Herrera for inspiring a love of science and increasing literacy in the youth ...

San Francisco district attorney: get to know the candidates

November 1, 2011 1 Comment

The duties of the district attorney are to manage the prosecutor’s office, investigate alleged crimes in cooperation with law enforcement and file criminal charges or bring evidence before the Grand Jury. George Gascon is the current district attorney. George Gascon, 57, is the current district attorney of San Francisco. Gascon intends to focus on improving ...

Commonwealth Club mayoral forum creates fuss between candidates

October 10, 2011

Following a particularly contentious week between leading mayoral candidates, the Commonwealth Club mayoral forum brought out the real fireworks on key San Francisco issues Oct. 6. Though it was not on his online agenda, Mayor Ed Lee made an appearance, making this event the first time all 16 candidates were present at a public forum ...

San Francisco mayor race heats up at City College

September 28, 2011

Mayoral candidates appeared at City College of San Francisco Sept. 28 to discuss key city issues ranging from curtailing crime, fighting poverty and preventing police corruption to finding funding for higher education and affordable housing in the city. Associate Vice Chancellor of Governmental Relations Leslie Smith, who helped facilitate the forum, felt it would provide ...

San Francisco opera depicts life of 9/11 hero

September 11, 2011 Life

As America prepared to remember the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, one hero in particular was remembered through the art of opera on the eve of Sept. 11. The world premiere of “Heart of a Soldier” came to life on the San Francisco Opera stage to honor British-born war veteran ...

Hide your kids, hide your bikes: bike theft an epidemic in San Francisco

September 1, 2011 1 Comment

Using environmentally-friendly transportation is becoming a widely-accepted trend, but what happens if being green leads to losing up to thousands of dollars of property? In 2010, San Francisco was deemed the fourth worst city in the country for bicycle theft by the bicycle lock company Kryptonite. In the past month alone, there were 29 bicycle ...