Thousands gathered at Hippie Hill 2.0

May 21, 2017 Life Multimedia News

Every April 20, cannabis lovers have converged on the grassy knolls of Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park to smoke marijuana and celebrate the “stoner’s holiday.” This year, San Francisco took matters into its own hands and decided that with the recent passing of Proposition 64, which made recreational marijuana consumption legal in the state ...

Poke Kana brings fresh fish to Parkmerced

May 2, 2017 Life

Tucked in the middle of the student-frequented shopping center on Cambon Drive, along the eastern stretch of Parkmerced, is Poke Kana, a restaurant within walking distance from SF State that focuses on fresh and healthy food. Poke, one of the latest food trends of the past year, is a classically raw fish dish that, due ...

City permits and sponsorship can’t kill the Hippie Hill 420 vibe

April 21, 2017 Life News

Every year thousands of people from every walk of life converge upon San Francisco’s famed Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park on April 20 to celebrate the one thing they all have in common: a love of all things cannabis. Meeting at Hippie Hill on April 20 to smoke marijuana and celebrate the unofficial pot ...

SF State student struck by car in front of Administration Building

February 22, 2017 News

An SF State student was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Holloway Avenue behind the Administration Building at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The unidentified female was hit by an oncoming car headed westbound on Holloway. She was later transferred off campus by an ambulance. The driver, an SF State psychology major ...

Student reports sexual assault on campus

December 17, 2016 News

An SF State student has filed a report of sexual assault. The incident allegedly occurred in Mary Ward Hall on Thursday. The female victim was at the Designated Smoking Area located around 750 Font Blvd., which is directly outside of Mary Ward Hall, around 8 p.m. where she says she first made contact with the ...

Nearly 200,000 gallons of oil leaks 150 miles from Standing Rock protesters

December 14, 2016 News

The Belle Fourche Pipeline has ruptured causing approximately 130,200 gallons of crude oil to spill into the Ash Coulee Creek, as well as the 46,200 gallons that have spilled into a hillside after a leak that began earlier this month went undetected, as The Washington Post reports. The leak occurred in Belfield, N.D., only 150 ...

Annual ceramics sale benefits SF State’s Ceramic Guild

December 9, 2016 Life

SF State’s Ceramics Guild held its annual ceramics sale during the week after Thanksgiving in the Fine Arts Building last week. The Ceramics Guild is an organization through Associated Students Inc., and has been hosting the annual sale for decades. The pottery was created exclusively by SF State’s upper level ceramics students in an all-day ...

Remembering SF State alumna Donna Kellogg

December 6, 2016 News

32-year-old recent SF State graduate Donna Kellogg was one of the first victims to be identified after the Ghost Ship blaze that occurred Friday night in Oakland. Her mother and stepfather were notified in Salinas, Calif. around 3 a.m. Sunday morning according to People.com. Friends, family and acquaintances of Kellogg have posted their thoughts and ...

SF State remembers Michela Gregory

December 6, 2016 News

Twenty-year-old SF State Metro Academies student Michela Gregory was among those who perished in the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend. In an email sent out to the SF State community, President Leslie E. Wong addressed the incident that claimed more than 30 lives. “I would like to let you know ...

Daylong campus event honors World AIDS Day

December 6, 2016 Life

To commemorate the 28th annual World AIDS Day, Associated Students, Inc. and the AIDS Coordinating Committee at SF State hosted an all-day event on Thursday. Several activities and events were hosted on campus, such as free HIV antibody testing, a rededication and tree planting in the AIDS Memorial Grove on campus, panel discussions and art ...

University revamps and relaunches mobile app

December 2, 2016 Life

Students have until Dec. 9 to download the newly released second version of the SF State Mobile phone app for a chance to use exclusive promo codes and enter to win gift cards prizes. The new app, launched by SF State’s Information Technology Services, features a plethora of new services designed in hopes to better ...

ASI event to commemorate World AIDS Day

November 30, 2016 Life

Associated Students Inc. and the AIDS Coordinating Committee at SF State are planning an all-day event to commemorate the 28th annual World AIDS Day. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, will offer various activities such as free HIV antibody testing in the student health center, a visit from the Rafiki Coalition ...

Kanroku and the Mokugu-sha Company perform at SF State

November 2, 2016 Life

SF State was the first stop on Kanroku and the Mokugu-sha Company’s Northern California Japanese puppetry tour that is taking place throughout October and November. Known around the world as Bunraku, the traditional Japanese puppetry was named after the theatre where it was first performed. This performance consisted of three puppeteers handling one near life-sized ...

‘J.K. Rowling of the Chinese Speaking World’ visits SF State

October 26, 2016 Life

Correction: An earlier version of this article misspelled Jimmy Liao’s translator as Chris Lee, but it has been corrected to Professor Chris Li of the Chinese Program at SF State.  Hundreds gathered in SF State’s McKenna Theatre on Saturday for a sold-out reading by celebrated children’s book author and illustrator Jimmy “Jimi” Liao. Due in part ...

Students unwind with therapy dogs

September 28, 2016 Life

On Dasher, on Prancer, on…Brixton? Brixton, a 31/2-year-old golden retriever, worked alongside his two king charles cavalier spaniel buddies, Dasher and Prancer last week at the first day of the semester-long Therapy Dog Tuesday program. “We started out working in senior centers and psych wards,”  20-year-veteran therapy dog escort, Jane Twomey,  said. “But they really ...

ECO students share harvest at equinox garden party

September 28, 2016 Life

The sun was shining, pumpkins were picked and home-dried lemon verbena tea and apple cider was shared, as the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students gathered in the Sol Patch garden to celebrate the Fall Equinox. Located on the corner of Font and Lake Merced, behind Mary Park Hall, the Sol Patch Garden was the scene ...