22 May 2015

Former mayor readies for commencement address

At eight years old, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom convinced his younger sister, Hilary Newsom, to help tear up the backyard and create a six-hole miniature golf course. As

21 Apr 2015

Drunk driving affects personal connections

When my mom called me one afternoon, I was expecting a regular conversation– catching up and seeing how my family was doing– but what she told me gave me the

08 Apr 2015

Former Mayor of San Francisco to deliver commencement address

The former mayor of San Francisco, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, will speak at SF State’s 114th commencement ceremony next month, according to a University announcement released Tuesday, April 7. “Throughout his career, Lieutenant Governor

07 Apr 2015

Senior captain breaks school record in long jump

As she steps on the track, Hilary King places her left foot on the measuring tape and focuses on the 86-foot runway and blocks out everything. With one last breath,

17 Mar 2015

Recent attempt to ban the American flag, undermines patriotism

As I walked inside the doors of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia last fall, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of patriotism and pride for my country. Red,

04 Mar 2015

Out of this World: Alumna in the running for one-way trip to Mars

When SF State alumna Kenya Armbrister was 10 years old, her father asked her if she would travel to outer space if given the opportunity. Without hesitation, she responded with a

19 Feb 2015

Weight loss experience shows importance of health awareness

It all began in the beginning of last summer. The spring semester just ended and I had traveled home to Orange County to spend summer break with my family. When I saw

09 Dec 2014

Double the Trouble: Twin alumni co-principal at East Bay high school

At 9 years old, Ron and Reggie Richardson amazed passersby while dancing in sync to Michael Jackson’s music in their neighborhood streets. Today as adults, they have taken their connection

03 Dec 2014

There shouldn’t be a spotlight on racism after Ferguson decision

Michael Brown, 18, lost his life to former policeman Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. What made this shooting so controversial, besides the fact that the altercation between Brown and Wilson escalated to

28 Oct 2014

California legislation does not do enough to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands

I will never forget the day that such a small object had so much control over my life. My friends and I were heading back to campus from Broad Street

14 Oct 2014

Loma Prieta’s 25 year anniversary acts as a reminder of safety measures

As Darien Lum walked out of his Oct. 17, 1989 meeting at SF State with his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau, the ground began to shake. At the 19th Avenue and

22 Sep 2014

California grants first ever scholarship for middle-class students

The first state scholarship for middle-class students is being offered to nearly 73,000 attendees of California public university systems, according to a California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) spokesperson. The Middle

17 Sep 2014

Apple is king, and we have to accept that

A small garage located in Los Altos, Calif. was where Apple, one of the biggest names in technology was created. In 1975, Steve Jobs and a couple of his buddies

26 Aug 2014

Students find difficulty in using new registration system

Out with the old and in with the new. The university website and system now has an entirely new look thanks to new homepage and student information system. SF State

27 Apr 2014

Gator softball concludes their season with Senior Day

What was supposed to be a celebration for the softball seniors was spoiled by rivals Sonoma State, shutting out SF State in both games Saturday, 8-0 and 6-0. It was

23 Apr 2014

The big climb: How an SF State student climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro at fifteen

Ben Gershen had just enough battery on his iPod to play one more song as he looked out 19,000 feet above Africa. He scrolled and scrolled and finally found the

14 Apr 2014

Softball earns doubleheader split against the conference’s first place team

Thanks to outstanding pitching and defense The Gators earned a split in their doubleheader against the No. 20 ranked UC San Diego Tritons Friday. With two games left in the

11 Apr 2014

Softball earns split against conferences first place team

UPDATE: Thanks to outstanding pitching and defense the Gators earned a split in their doubleheader against the No. 20 ranked UC San Diego Tritons Friday, April 11. With two games left

09 Apr 2014

Softball team split doubleheader against Notre Dame de Namur

UPDATE: SF State’s dugout cleared out as Marisa Andrade rounded each base with a smile from cheek to cheek, only for the whole team to greet her at home plate after

27 Mar 2014

Baseball players leave home to play with Division I athletes

Two Gator baseball players got a rare opportunity last summer: live with complete strangers while playing with Division I athletes. Catcher Mark Lindsay and pitcher Peter Reyes both had this

20 Mar 2014

Gator softball sweeps the visiting Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, moves up in conference

The entire SF State softball team and cheering section were on their feet and yelling at the top of their lungs, as the winning run crossed the plate, in an

20 Mar 2014

A Day in the Life of the Gator (VIDEO)

[dropcap style=”box”]A[/dropcap]s I first put on the green mascot on, it hit me: I would be in front of a crowd, dancing my ass off, running around in costume and

18 Mar 2014

Softball faces loss in doubleheader with Cal Baptist

SF State’s Selina Rodriguez (24) tags out Cal Baptist’s Jacque Lopez (14) at first base during the Gators game against the Lancers at SF State’s softball field, Saturday, March 15,

14 Mar 2014

Softball team loses two games in doubleheader, optimistic about season

SF State’s Kelsey Murakami throws the ball to first base against Dixie State Tuesday, March 11 at SF State’s softball field. SF State lost 1-4. Photo by Rachel Aston /

09 Mar 2014

Gators lose a close one to Cal State Monterey Bay Otters

Missed opportunities left the Gators on the losing side in a close game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 2-1, Sunday March 9 at Maloney Field. Starting pitcher Nolan

28 Feb 2014

Baseball team wins in 12th inning, now on four-game winning streak

[set_id=72157641681136064] UPDATE: The entire SF State baseball team piled on Fernando Escobar as he rounded first base, after getting the walk-off hit against the Cal State Bernardino Coyotes in the bottom of the

22 Feb 2014

Baseball team sweeps double header against Cal State Stanislaus

UPDATE: Dominant starting pitching, allowing only two runs in both games combined, gave the Gators the edge in the sweep over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors Saturday afternoon at Mahoney Field.

17 Feb 2014

Politics don’t belong in the Olympic games

Every four years, representatives from 88 nations gather in one location somewhere in the world to perform the art of athleticism. The Olympics are an event to shower athletes with

15 Feb 2014

Women’s basketball pulls ahead in conference with win against Humboldt

[set_id=72157641030614363] Two clutch free throws from the Gators Leticia Galarza gave SF State a much-needed 72-70 win against Humboldt Friday. The Gators and Lumberjacks both came needing a win Feb.

07 Feb 2014

Lessen the technology reliance of our generation

Everyday, hundreds of students walk  around SF State with one thing in common: looking down at their phone. This is how we portray our generation to the rest of the

06 Feb 2014

Baseball opening day doubleheader ends in split, team excited for season

A split of their opening day doubleheader has SF State’s baseball team excited for what the season has in store. The Gators hosted Central Washington University to open their season