International Women’s Day glossary

March 8, 2018 Life

Today is International Women’s Day, which means your timelines and Twitter feeds will be flooded with various femme-positive hashtags and trending feminist lingo. For those of us who have not taken gender studies courses, understanding this terminology can be overwhelming and confusing. To help you navigate through your social media outlets and to save you ...

Gov. Brown delivers last State of the State address

January 25, 2018 News

Gov. Jerry Brown highlighted California’s environmental measures and defended the high speed rail in his State of the State address Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2018. It comes as Brown’s 16th and final address after he has served four total terms in office — two terms in 1975 and then another two terms in 2011. After ...

Government shutdown review: the rundown on the shutdown in plain English

January 23, 2018 News

After three days of deadlock, President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday temporarily ending the government shutdown until Feb 8. The shutdown began on Friday at midnight when a new budget bill failed to pass the Senate. This first bill would have extended government funding for another four weeks while congress worked on a ...

Six overlooked gems of Bernal Heights

November 22, 2017 Life News

Bernal Heights is arguably one of the most overlooked neighborhoods in San Francisco. Nestled between the Mission district in the north and Excelsior in the south, Bernal Heights has evolved over the past 30 years due to gentrification and the tech boom. On the same streets that once experienced the height of the crack epidemic ...

BECA student Gabriela Sanchez remembered at on-campus vigil

November 4, 2017 News

Friends and family of SF State BECA student Gabriela Sanchez gathered in remembrance on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Richard Oakes Multicultural center at a Dia de los Muertos celebration of life. Sanchez died in a car accident this past summer. She was 23 years old. Sanchez was honored in the celebration with a Dia ...

Work far from over in Wine Country

October 15, 2017 News

Weekend winds spread embers from the fires in Northern California and ignited new blazes, forcing mandatory evacuations of about 400 more homes on the edge of Sonoma. The Northern California fires began last Sunday and consist of 15 active blazes across eight counties that have burned more than 217,566 acres. According to CalFire, over 5,700 ...

Minimal mental health awareness at SF State

October 5, 2017 News 1 Comment

Thursday, Oct. 5 is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Many college campuses hold mental health awareness events and provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to fill out a depression screening survey. This year, SF State is not one of those campuses. Here at SF State, 88 percent of the health-related factors that students report ...

Early morning fire breaks out at Parkmerced high-rise apartments

September 22, 2017 News

A high-rise in Parkmerced had to be evacuated early this morning after a fire broke out, hospitalizing two people. San Francisco firefighters responded to the call at 125 Cambon Drive at about 5:45 a.m. where they rescued three victims from a blazing seventh-floor apartment. Two of the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, one in ...

A bittersweet Mexican Independence Day

September 20, 2017 News

For the purpose of this article, the term Mexican-American is used to refer to a person of Mexican heritage who is living in the U.S. regardless of citizenship status. The term Latinx is the gender-neutral version of Latino/Latina and is used to refer to a person of Latin American descent. The term Chicano/Chicana refers to ...