Stressed-out students not taking advantage of SF State health services

October 11, 2011

Some students can handle it, while others fall victim to it. Stress is nothing new.  The never-ending mountain of homework, papers, projects and midterms combined with trying to make financial ends meet are only a few variables resulting in its total amount. Beatrice Dillon, a peer counselor with the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at ...

The 9/11 generation: how we've all been affected

September 6, 2011 Opinion

President Barack Obama spoke during the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis recently, calling for help for the 9/11 generation: The five million plus soldiers who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East since the 2001 attacks. But I believe that the 9/11 generation extends to you and I as well. ...

Intimate graduation ceremony draws families of Latino graduates

May 19, 2011

Excited chatter echoed through the hall as students, decked out in royal purple and gold caps and gowns, waited somewhat impatiently for their ceremony to start. The faint aroma of incense wafted from inside McKenna theater and the voices of excited family members and friends could be heard in the distance. The 31st annual Noche ...

Intimate ceremony spotlights Latino graduates

May 15, 2011 News

SF State student Noemi Hernandez hugs her uncle, Juan Torres, after graduating at McKenna Hall. Photo by Erik Verduzco Of the 850 Latino students graduating from SF State this spring, a handful of them participated in a small graduation ceremony May 14 at McKenna Theater. The annual celebration is in its 31st year and aims ...

Gators exact revenge on Argonauts

April 13, 2011 Sports

In a surprising 8-6 win in their first game of a double header against Notre Dame de Namur University Thursday, the Gators softball team showed off their skills with clutch hitting and great defensive plays. Coming off a tough week prior to starting their eight game stretch on Thursday, the Gator softball team learned that ...

SF State volleyball club to compete in championships

March 22, 2011 Sports

From the screech of sneakers on the wooden floor of the gym to the “got it!” repeatedly shouted out, SF State’s women’s club volleyball team is hard at work preparing for their biggest competition of the season. Beginning Saturday, the team will be competing in the Northern California Collegiate Volleyball League Championships hosted at San ...

Gators fall short to Otters in four-game series

March 13, 2011 Sports

In a desperate attempt to win their four-game series against CSU Monterey Bay Saturday, the Gators softball team struggled in the last doubleheader that ended in defeat. Losing 1-2 to the Otters in game one, SF State pushed hard against CSUMB’s number one pitcher Kylie Linnane. Despite an opportunity to win game two, the Gators ...

Gator triathlon makes debut at Stanford 'Treeathlon'

March 8, 2011 Sports

The Gator Triathlon officially kicked off its collegiate career this semester by participating in the first West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference race, the seventh-annual Stanford Treeathlon. Schools from up and down the California coast that have competed in the race in previous years attended the Treeathlon, Stanford University’s primary fundraiser for its team, on Feb. ...

Gators net much-needed win after tough loss to Humboldt

February 22, 2011 Sports

SF State’s men’s basketball team closed out its Spirit Week game series this Saturday with a 58-55 win over Sonoma State University. Coming off of a loss from the night before against Humboldt State, the Gators reorganized and focused heavily on their defense, keeping the Seawolves at bay with an early lead in the first ...

Barbie learns a lesson at SF State

February 22, 2011 News

Whether you are full-figured, curvy or thin, whether you are a man or woman, chances are you have felt some unwanted pressure about your appearance at one point or another in your life. But why should you be told how to look? Why should your size be a topic of debate? This is where SF ...

Green class requirement is good for growth

February 10, 2011 Opinion

It’s really no surprise that SF State has made the decision to introduce an environmental sustainability course into the general education requirements, especially since the city consistently supports sustainable practices like mandatory composting and the plastic bag ban. For a campus that boasts academic excellence and was called “a college with a conscience” by the ...

Wrestlers squeeze win from Stanford

February 1, 2011 Sports

For the first time in nearly a decade, SF State men’s wrestling team can finally say that they beat Stanford University. “It was awesome,” said graduating senior Pierre Bondoc. “We haven’t beaten them in the years that I have been wrestling here, although we’ve wrestled them tough before.” The much anticipated match-up favored the Gators with an ...