Amazon Go (Get a New Job)

February 14, 2018 Opinion

Amazon’s latest feat of successfully opening and operating a nearly fully-automated “cashierless” convenience store, dubbed “Amazon Go,”  impressed me for two reasons. One, I’m from the Bay Area, which means I’ve been conditioned to eat, breathe and live tech. Two, they found a way to trick customers, who usually have an extremely difficult time returning ...

Student debuts award-winning interactive film on YouTube

May 11, 2017 Life

One award-winning SF State student is making waves in the film industry with the use of interactive technology. Broadcasting and electronic communication art major Shane Murphy debuted his innovative short film, “Sirens,” on YouTube this week. The story of two brothers trying to survive the “hood” in San Francisco’s Ingleside District uses the TimePlay app ...

Students face long lines to pick up new Gator Pass

May 9, 2017 Life News 2 Comments

A line overflowed outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center as students waited to pick up their Gator Pass made available for the first time Monday afternoon. The pass, which becomes effective in the fall, doubles as a Clipper card and student ID, gives students unlimited free MUNI rides (excluding cable cars) and a 25 percent ...

Voting week: Meet the presidential candidates

April 5, 2017 Life News

  The Associated Students Board of Directors, SF State’s student government, is being determined this week. ASI strives to represent students and maintain a commitment to social justice. Students can vote online for executive officers, class representatives and college representatives through Friday, April 7, and can view the debates on the ASI website. Meet the ...

SF State professor receives California Lawyer of the Year Award

March 29, 2017 News

SF State journalism lecturer James Wagstaffe and his team were honored with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award recognizing their work on the Sander v. State Bar case, where they fought to keep bar applicant data private. The legal publication California Lawyer awarded Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt and Melissa Perry on March 15 ...

University takes steps to discontinue campuswide impaction

March 9, 2017 News

SF State held its third and final required public hearing at the University library to discuss proposed admission changes and the discontinuation of the current campuswide impaction status for the fall 2018 semester. The final hearing was held on Monday. The hearings have been held throughout the month of February, and have served as platforms ...

Postcards – The voices of SF State’s Week of Resistance

February 17, 2017 Multimedia

Over 400 postcards were sent to state, local, and federal representatives as part of San Francisco State’s week of resistance against the travel ban. The week long event, from Feb 6. – Feb 10, organized by students Alisar Musdafa and Alec Santos also included contacting representatives by phone and email. Here is what some participants ...

Dream Resource Center provides safe space for undocumented students

February 10, 2017 News 1 Comment

The SF State community celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Dream Resource Center in the Mary Park Lounge with food, refreshments, speeches and a spoken word performance Tuesday.   “It’s a beautiful thing, the celebration tonight. It’s a surreal thing,” said Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream Coordinator. “People have been emailing me saying ‘I can’t ...

EROS celebrates 45 years of all-inclusive sex education

February 5, 2017 News

The Associated Students, Inc. Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality celebrated 45 years of all-inclusive sex education Wednesday. “EROS has always attempted to be true to their mission of providing judgement-free sexual health information and peer counseling,” said Director Reyna Aguilar, who has been with EROS for over two years. “But we have evolved and ...