Bay Area students work together to study Oakland lead levels

May 18, 2017 News

SF State biology students are teaming up with high school students in East Oakland to test the amounts of lead in their community using samples of dust, paint, water and hair. In a recent Reuters report, nearly 3,000 communities’ nationwide lead samples were double those of Flint, Michigan. Just last year, Flint was highly discussed ...

SF Build brings diversity into science labs

May 3, 2017

A science lab is often stocked with white laboratory coats and more often than not those laboratory coats are worn by white scientists, but professional Leticia Marquez-Magana has dedicated her career to opening the door for minority students. At a young age, Marquez-Magana became interested in science with a continuous curiosity towards molecular biology. After ...

The right to remain a student

March 29, 2017

Within the first few weeks of President Trump’s administration, it was reported by Democracy Now that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement made over 600 arrests in 11 states, including California. San Francisco has been deemed a sanctuary city, meaning that the city obstructs the deportation of illegal immigrant residents. SF State may be located in ...

Inside the March 4 Trump in Berkeley

March 8, 2017 Opinion

The day started around noon with a few older Berkeley women in their pink hats and anti-Trump posters on and ready to go. Over the first hour both sides started trickling in at opposite ends of the park. Speakers from By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) had an open mic for people to come and share ...

IUD and implant procedures increase in response to Trump administration

March 5, 2017 News

Since the presidential election, insertions of long-term birth control, particularly intrauterine devices, have increased 19 percent nationwide, according to a study done in collaboration with Vox and AthenaHealth. A recent increase in IUD procedures has also been noted at SF State. However, Eugene Chelberg, associate vice president for SF State Student Affairs, said health services ...

Activists flow in at Ocean Beach

February 15, 2017 News 1 Comment

Ocean Beach was flooded by thousands of people who came out to protest the Trump administration by spelling “RESIST!!” in giant letters made up of a diverse crowd of people, children and dogs. Around 11 a.m., crowds of people starting to take the formation of giant letters previously outlined in the sand by volunteers earlier ...

Go ahead, call me a slut

February 10, 2017 Opinion

Recognizing your sexual identity can be a liberating moment in life. But all too often young women are demonized by a dirty four-letter word we all know way too well: slut. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the word slut is defined as a promiscuous woman, or my personal favorite, a saucy girl. The word ...