SF State’s library hosts post-election LGBTQ+ community discussion

December 16, 2016 Life

This past Wednesday, SF State’s Paul J. Leonard library housed a discussion regarding the current state of health and welfare within the LGBTQ+ community. Mickey Eliason, assistant dean of Faculty Development & Scholarship at the College of Health and Social Sciences coordinated the discussion, which encompassed thoughts, observations and opinions from nine attendees, including assistant ...

Holiday Weigh-In helps students stay on track with fitness goals

November 30, 2016 Life

After a short week away from school, some students returned to campus regretting their holiday indulgences. “Looking back at what I ate during thanksgiving, I’m kind of like – uh that was a lot – I kind of need to get back into getting healthy again,” said kinesiology major, Briana Duculan. Knowing how hard it ...

Social Justice event shows students’ mixed feelings on election

November 8, 2016 Life News

On the first Wednesday of the month, artists used their work to discuss injustice, U.S government and society as a whole at “Social Justice in My Life” in The Depot. Local artists sold political artwork, MCs and rappers performed spoken-word and breakdancers showed off their footwork to approximately 50 audience members. Although election day was ...

Hermanos Unidos celebrates Halloween with community service

October 31, 2016 Life

While most college students center their Halloween festivities around costumes and partying, members of SF State’s Hermanos Unidos used the holiday as an opportunity for community service. Just days before Halloween, a few members of HU delivered 100 hand-made activity kits for sick children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital of Stanford. Approximately 15 members ...

Frat brother chooses goats over chemicals

October 26, 2016 Multimedia

Over the summer English major, Parker Sha, purchased three goats from craigslist.org in a venture to start a goat grazing business. Since the launch, Sha has gained multiple clients and has even expanded into goat breeding. What began as an ecologically friendly way to boost his income has now become a big part of Sha’s life.

Panel discusses Syrian refugee crisis

October 26, 2016 News

Guests helped themselves to authentic Syrian food and received henna tattoos for cash donations at the “Hearts for Syria” panel discussion held in the J. Paul Leonard Library Monday night. Approximately 35 people attended the third discussion panel of its kind, coordinated by SF State student Alisar Mustafa. “I really wanted different global perspectives,” Mustafa ...

Rodent sightings not an issue, University officials say

October 12, 2016 Life

The Towers at Centennial Square have recently been under scrutiny due to student reports of mice sightings, which some say began prior to the start of fall semester this year. Mice droppings and damaged property like chewed cords are among some of the rodent-related complaints that students say contribute to an uncomfortable living environment. “Living ...

SF State denied grant money for HSI-STEM program

October 5, 2016 News

SF State was absent from the list of schools, published Friday, that announced awards of federal grant money given to eligible Hispanic Serving Institutions. The University applied to one of the three grant programs offered, the HSI-STEM program,  competing against 414 other institutions. Belinda I. Reyes, associate professor of the Latina and Latino studies department, ...

Goats are the answer, says eco-friendly frat brother

September 14, 2016 Life 1 Comment

Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters did their best to attract new members during this fall semester’s rush week. They sported their house names, played loud music, and engaged with those that walked by. But one fraternity in particular stole the show with their 4-legged mascot named Dartanian. Dartanian is a 6-month-old Nubian goat that attended ...

Mashouf Wellness Center will be open to everyone, even alumni

September 14, 2016 Life

For the past six years, SF State students have contributed to the construction of the Mashouf Wellness Center through fees embedded in their tuition.  According to the center’s website, “the Recreation and Wellness Center Student Fee was approved in 2010 after a signature petition of the student body in late 2009. SF State students successfully ...