Students seek the best places to study during finals week

December 23, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Paper is strewn about, everyone loses sleep over how prepared they are and fingers get tired from endless Internet searches. No, it’s not Christmas; it’s the end of the semester. But, like Christmas, finals can make it difficult to find a moment of peace amid the chaos. ...

Bus Rapid Transit construction delayed again

December 13, 2011

San Francisco public transit has hit yet another snag in the road. Originally planned for 2004 and again in 2006, a Bus Rapid Transit system would have brought a high speed bus that functions like a “subway above ground” to San Francisco commuters. Most recently slated to open in 2012, construction has now been moved to ...

BART will shut down cell phone service in "extreme circumstances"

December 6, 2011

The BART board of directors held a meeting Thursday, Dec. 1 and voted unanimously for a new policy for riders that would allow cell phone service to be shut down under extreme circumstances. The BART press release states that cell phone service could be temporarily interrupted, but only when BART “determines that there is strong ...

Occupy SFSU protesters meet with Corrigan, set up camp

December 2, 2011 News 2 Comments

Nearly 150 SF State students attended an Occupy SF State rally yesterday in Malcolm X plaza to protest the coming 9 percent tuition fee hike. What began as a bunch of students chanting and defacing ATMs turned into a legitimate question and answer session with SF State President Robert A. Corrigan. At approximately 3:15 p.m., ...

BART considering discount for frequent riders

November 15, 2011 News

San Francisco is a city largely dependent on public transportation. Fare hikes have been the norm lately, but BART is now considering offering discounts to high volume commuters. A new system discussed by the BART Board of Directors would have riders who use the transit system on a daily basis pre-purchase a high-value ticket good ...

Financial woes force SF State students to move back in with parents

November 14, 2011 News

Many graduating seniors have mixed feelings of excitement and fear with the end of the school year rapidly approaching and the looming question of “what’s next?” hanging over their heads. With unemployment still at 9 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and financial woes affecting many students, moving back home with their parents ...

Crossing guards work to keep SF State students safe

November 8, 2011

As the light turns green, more than 50 students rush past the crossing guard at 19th and Holloway avenues as if she doesn’t even exist. Their minds are too preoccupied with the stresses of the day to come. But this doesn’t stop SF State crossing guard E.J. Pryor from doing her best to keep them ...

VIDEO: San Franciscans' craziest Muni stories

November 7, 2011

San Francisco is home to one of the nation’s most infamous transit systems. With nearly 100 Muni routes and half a dozen BART lines, there are bound to be bizarre, strange and outright shocking tales of traveling about San Francisco. This is just a small sample of what is all too often a common occurrence ...

Muni changes route for 28-Limited bus as part of pilot project

October 25, 2011

With budgets always being cut, the commute to SF State isn’t getting any easier.  On Oct. 17, a change was made to the frequency of the 28-L, a crucial route for students. The Limited will stop serving the Golden Gate Bridge, but will extend to Fort Mason. The most notable stop eliminations for the Outbound ...

Muni to install cameras to make sure operators aren't using cell phones

October 18, 2011

Most people are finally beginning to understand the dangers of using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving. Now, the risk posed by train operators using such devices is becoming equally apparent. Earlier this month the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to make the use of cell phones and electronic devices illegal for ...

New proposal would allow kids to ride Muni for free

October 6, 2011

UPDATE: Despite the growing interest to make Muni free for children 17 and younger, money still remains a key issue. An estimate by Muni suggests that about 15 percent of riders are younger than 18. The agency has a $781 million operating budget but is facing a $23 million deficit. The plan for free ridership ...

Central Subway Project to ease commuting woes in San Francisco

September 25, 2011 News

Commuting in San Francisco can be challenging, especially during rush hour when having to transfer to a different bus line. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency hopes to decrease the stress and pressure of commuting by opening up a new central subway line within the next seven years; however the cost of the project seems ...

Lake Merced construction could be underway soon

September 20, 2011

At one time, the Lake Merced boathousewas a social gathering spot. People could come and have a drink overlooking the lake or just make a quick pit stop to buy some bait and tackle before heading off to go fishing. But now, the once-beautiful boathouse is an inhabitable train wreck and the fight over how ...

Back-door boarding could be legalized on Muni buses

August 30, 2011

Taking the bus can be a time-consuming process. Waiting for it to arrive and then cramming onto the single front door takes time many students don’t have. Some hope that this ordeal can be shortened if San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency considers legalizing “back-door boarding” on buses. Muni officials are currently looking for ways to ...

New consumer advisory in place after concern of cell phone radiation dangers

August 23, 2011

UPDATE: Judge William Alsup denied the majority of a city ordinance that would have required retailers to warn customers about harmful cellphone radiation and health effects Oct 27. Alsup ruled that city officials needed to reword the fact sheet because it implied that cellphones were ultimately dangerous and unregulated by the FCC, which he determined ...