TIMELINE: MTV remains respected source of music

December 12, 2012 Opinion

There used to be a time when MTV was all about TRL rather than GTL (gym, tan, laundry). It was these days when more video premieres flooded the network than reality show dramas. Since its launch in 1981, MTV has evolved into a pop culture phenomenon as it transitioned from daily video countdowns to reality ...

Makers Market Fair fosters handcrafted creations by local artists

December 6, 2012

Colorful artwork and creative handmade pieces filled the halls of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery Dec. 5 for the kick off of the Makers Market Fair. Local and independent artists gathered in hopes of promoting local community art and handmade crafts. The fair featured dozens of vendors and booths all comprised of artwork ...

Children's Campus spreads holiday cheer with toy drive

December 4, 2012

‘Tis the season for finals and tuition payments as the holiday season begins and the end of the year draws near. As students, faculty and staff prepare to close the semester, holiday spirit is emerging all over SF State. The Children’s Campus is getting in the spirit of the season and recently teamed up with ...

New version of iLearn to better streamline interface

November 10, 2012

iLearn is preparing to get revamped with new features just in time for the upcoming spring semester. Academic Technology, a resource that offers services for SF State’s learning systems such as CourseStream and LabSpace, recently unveiled a plan for an updated version of iLearn which will offer users easier and quicker ways to access iLearn ...

Disability institute enlightens students on disability community

November 8, 2012 2 Comments

SF State recently opened its doors to a new disability institute with hopes of educating students, staff and faculty about disability history and encouraging empowerment on campus. Located in the Humanities Building, the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability has made its prime focus to promote disability studies by academic and cultural approaches. Disability Rocks!: Disability ...

Clipper transfer charging issue alleviated for commuter students

October 30, 2012

BART is trying to do away with the old yellow paper transfers to Muni, but some passengers are wary of recent charging issues with Clipper. People who arrive at Daly City BART are offered free round-trip transfers to complete their commutes to SF State on the Muni 28/28L. The free transfers were originally available on ...

Campus Sustainability Day displays environmentally conscious alternatives

October 24, 2012 1 Comment

SF State welcomed hundreds of students and faculty this afternoon to promote sustainability and environmental awareness on campus and in the community. Campus Sustainability Day booths, activities and workshops were scattered throughout SF State’s quad to celebrate the third annual event. Among all of the activities going on, there were also free massages from the ...

VIDEO: Campus Cat Committee celebrates Feed a Feral Cat Day

October 17, 2012 3 Comments

SF State feline enthusiasts gathered food donations today to help support and feed feral cats living on campus. There are currently about a dozen fixed feral cats living at SF State, according to Brigid Duffy, administrative analyst and specialist for Academic Technology and Campus Cat Committee member. “Feed a feral gives students and faculty a ...

Professor proposes SF State shuttle revamp to shorten wait times

October 16, 2012 1 Comment

Long lines and extensive wait times are an irritating daily reality for passengers who use SF State’s free shuttle service. To counteract common transit issues, SF State decision sciences professor Robert Saltzman has proposed implementing two-door, low-floor shuttles to maintain service as well as minimize passengers’ wait times as ridership is projected to continue to ...

SF State budding filmmakers feature independent shorts in Campus MovieFest

October 2, 2012

Student filmmakers are preparing to reel out their visions onto the silver screen for the fifth annual SF State Campus MovieFest. With only a week to do it, University students are tasked with creating five-minute shorts on any topic that are filmed, edited and produced at the free festival. “Year in and year out, students ...

SF State students battle for 'golden shoe' at Kick-Off 2012

September 14, 2012

There is only one SF State event that comes to mind involving student competitions, free food and the coveted prize everyone is vying for: the golden shoe. The first annual Kick-Off event took over SF State’s Malcolm X Plaza and quad area Sept. 12 in the afternoon. The Cesar Chavez Student Center and Associated Students ...

Cal Grant awards cut by 5 percent

September 5, 2012 1 Comment

With today’s economic struggles, another cut to California’s higher education budget looms over Cal Grant holders and college students this year. The California Student Aid Commission recently announced that Cal Grant awards have been reduced by 5 percent. The reduction was approved June 27 after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the 2012-13 Budget Act for the fiscal year’s ...