SF State playwright encapsulates hilarity of everyday life

December 12, 2012 Life

It’s one thing to recall a moment of hilarity in everyday life and quite another to translate that amusement into writing. Graham Gremore, a master’s degree candidate at SF State in creative writing with an emphasis in playwriting, humorously puts it all out there when he’s writing plays or reading his works on stage. “A ...

TechSF to prepare SF residents, students for technology, IT fields

November 20, 2012 News

San Franciscans majoring in technology and IT fields at SF State have new reason to be hopeful that they will avoid joining others in the unemployment line. Through a grant program launched in March, San Francisco will be working with local tech companies and educational resources, such as SF State and City College of San Francisco, ...

SF State Black Student Union extends support to local high school students

November 11, 2012 News

As a way to continue its legacy of community outreach, the SF State Black Student Union will be hosting 250 BSU students from Northern California high schools on campus Nov. 17 for the Black Student Union Northern Region Conference. The annual conference is sponsored by United Black Student Unions of Northern California. Participating high school ...

SF Board of Supervisors to vote on public nudity ban Nov. 20

November 6, 2012 News

San Francisco Supervisor’s City Operations and Neighborhood Services committee voted 3-0 in favor of sending a proposed public nudity ban to the Board of Supervisors. District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed the ban of public nudity in parks, plazas and on public transportation, citing concern in the community. Wiener represents the Castro District and its ...

Walk in Her Heels fashionably raises awareness of domestic violence

October 24, 2012 News

The SAFE Place and other SF State sexual and relationship health educators are getting the word out about domestic violence and sexual assault on campus. Today marks the fifth year that The SAFE Place has sponsored Walk in Her Heels—a campus event that raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence, and raises money for ...

Islamic Awareness Week workshop dispels stereotypes of Muslim women

October 19, 2012 1 Comment

Race and Resistance Studies students engaged with Muslim women about their lives in Islam and misconceptions about Muslim women by the West during a workshop on women in Islam, Tuesday afternoon. “If you really looked into the history of Islam, you’d find lots of strong women,” guest panelist Maahum Chaudhry said. As a member of the national ...

SF State celebrates Islamic Awareness Week with discussion panel, potluck

October 16, 2012 2 Comments

Ahmina James hopes to dispel misconceptions and share her Islamic beliefs with fellow students during Islamic Awareness Week at SF State. “Instead of listening and asking questions, people are participating and doing,” said James, who is a senior political science major and the dawah coordinator, Islamic educator, for the Muslim Students Association. Highlights of Islamic ...

College of Ethnic Studies honor community leaders at 43rd anniversary

October 8, 2012 News 1 Comment

The College of Ethnic Studies celebrated its 43rd anniversary by honoring six community leaders and five SF State student leaders on Oct. 7 at Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco. Attendees were treated to live jazz by a quartet, solos by Lawrence Beaman from America’s Got Talent, food and a silent auction to benefit the ...

SF State students celebrate 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week

October 2, 2012 News

“Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” “A House on Mango Street,” “Beloved” and Catcher in the Rye” were student favorites shared during Read Out held in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Tuesday, Oct. 2, to mark the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. “It’s a way of getting information out,” about not only books that have been banned, but the effort to ...

Decline in African-American students challenges SF State diversity

September 4, 2012 Opinion

The beginning of each semester brings new students from various backgrounds. SF State students speak a variety of languages and represent all nationalities and races. At first glance, one might even think it represents the state demographics. When looking at the numbers, however, a disheartening trend emerges. African-American student numbers are decreasing significantly. According to ...