19 Nov 2013

Typhoon Haiyan media coverage dehumanizes severity of disaster

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan that occurred in the Philippines Nov. 8, killing nearly 4,000 people and rising, is rightly garnering massive media coverage. In times

24 Sep 2013

Cinema grad preps costumes for Fruitvale Station film

Amanda Ramirez, 26, watched a group of actors push and shove each other on the Fruitvale BART Station platform. In the mid of the roughhousing, the cinema graduate noticed a

10 Sep 2013

The Depot showcases weekly events

The Depot is known for holding a variety of entertaining events in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Here’s a few to check out this week.  “Live Music” Wednesday, Sept. 11,

10 Sep 2013

15-year-old pianist wins first in SF State professor’s competition

[set_id=72157635468719399] The crowd fell silent and gazed toward center stage as the pianist, Alex Chien, sat at the black grand piano. His fingers tapped the black and white keys and

26 Aug 2013

Back to school shows to see in August and September

Summer is coming to an end and it’s about that time to jump out of bed and chase down MUNI, crash that impacted class and wait in a winding line

27 May 2013

Graduate to empower Afghan kids through skateboarding

Leila Mzali was online searching for an image of a girl on a skateboard when she stumbled upon a picture of an Afghan girl skateboarding. She clicked the photograph and

15 May 2013

Cannes Festival showcases SF State film graduate’s work

While waiting to learn if he was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, Joey Izzo received an unexpected email from the festival requesting more information. Having submitted his short film for

09 May 2013

Diatribe advances legacy of female artists

Establishing an artistic medium for creative output is of utmost importance to artists. For Diatribe, a group composed of local female artists, they have found theirs. “Technically, Diatribe means a

18 Apr 2013

MFA Thesis Exhibition spotlights students' unique art

The professor sits in front of his art students and discusses the status of their upcoming exhibition. As soon as he dismisses them from their meeting they disperse into sections

14 Apr 2013

PACE promotes Filipino performing artists with 'Talentado'

From an original spoken word piece dedicated to an ading (Tagalog for younger sibling), to a performance by an Internet sensation with over one million views on a single video,

10 Apr 2013

UpCycling exhibition displays waste transformed into art

Tablecloths as dresses, wire hangers as a lighting fixture and leftover scraps of lumber used to build a stool may look like ordinary do-it-yourself projects, but together they make up

02 Apr 2013

SF State alum forges innovative art form

What may appear to be junk or random items can be the inspiration to a new art mechanism for artist Doron Fishman. Fishman, 43, has made a career for himself

19 Mar 2013

Alumni Hall of Fame at SF State honors graduates' major accomplishments

Hundreds of alumni and guests, including SF State State graduate and senior editor for Rolling Stone, Ben Fong-Torres, gathered in their swankiest attire to watch the newest alumni get inducted into

14 Mar 2013

SF State showcases Asian inspired gallery, 'The Moment for Ink'

Lucy Arai, 57, became enthralled with ink art while she was experimenting with her calligraphy brushes, sumi ink and handmade paper. Now she sees ink as a medium of art

05 Mar 2013

SF State Pride Prom provides LGBTQ community with party on campus

At 36, Vincent Mares was finally given the opportunity to participate in a tradition most experience in their high school years. “I never went to my high school prom, but

03 Mar 2013

'Catfishing' can cause harmful obsessions

Lately, I’ve been watching a show called “Catfish” on MTV. It has made me realize that our generation is obsessed with how we appear online in our social media profiles. “Catfish”

27 Feb 2013

President Wong's Harlem Shake appearance makes impression on SF State

A crowd of SF State administration and students adorned in colorful costumes stood in a circle cheering for President Leslie E. Wong, Feb. 22, as he danced at the center of

23 Feb 2013

SF State's Decensae White featured on ESPN after Friday night victory

SF State’s Decensae White was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter’s Top 10 playlist for a shot he hit in the final seconds Friday night. White hit the game-winner from three quarters

13 Feb 2013

Student director adapts pivotal film to SF State stage

Stephan McGrue, 22, is making history by producing and directing the first all-black leading musical cast at SF State with “That Jones Gal.” As a theater arts major, McGrue was

08 Feb 2013

'The Dutch Mona Lisa' graces SF with American tour opening

San Franciscans have the opportunity to view one of the world’s most acclaimed paintings at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, featuring Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece, “Girl with a