San Francisco plastic bag ban goes into effect today

October 1, 2012 News

San Francisco’s plastic bag ban goes into effect today as another step toward becoming a “zero-waste” city. Store owners who don’t comply with the ban will be subject to a fine. The new ordinance will force San Francisco businesses to swap plastic for paper and start charging customers 10 cents per bag. Customers will also receive ...

Smokers rights benefit community

April 26, 2011 Opinion

Nicotine fiends, your days of smoking in public may be numbered. According to the Centers for Disease Control, by the year 2020, all 50 states could impose a smoking ban in bars, restaurants, parks, and the workplace. Currently, 25 states and cities, such as Washington D.C. and San Francisco, have already enacted anti-smoking ordinances in ...

SF State student displays struggles of bi-cultural life

March 25, 2011 Life

Each Women’s History Month brings to light a multitude of issues. Now, in honor of the nationally renowned period of appreciation, a one-act play in San Francisco is taking a more specific cultural approach to the month. Coser y Cantar is a play with an all-female cast directed by San Francisco State graduate student Tania ...

SF State women of color discuss pressures of beauty standards

March 16, 2011 1 Comment

The unique societal pressures incurred by women of color involve facing intersecting oppressions of race and gender within the stereotypes prescribed by the mass media. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s Herstory Month, SF State hosted the Questioning Race, Size and Gender in Beauty Standards workshop inside the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center March 10. ...

Community leaders blame budget cuts for rise in Mission violence

March 6, 2011 News

Two San Francisco supervisors and several community leaders gathered for an emergency meeting March 3 in response to a recent increase in gang violence in the Mission District. In the five days between Feb. 26 and the March 3 meeting, there was a gang-related stabbing and three shootings in the neighborhood, leaving one dead, several ...

Stars shine bright for SF Filipino community

February 15, 2011 News

On Feb. 11, SF State’s Beta Phi sorority hosted the Starlight Show – a dance, poetry and spoken word event – to help fundraise for a local non-profit, Books for Love. The multi-faceted showcase, held in Jack Adams Hall on Friday, raised around $500 for Books for Love, an organization that donates children’s books to ...

Green class requirement isn't sustainable

February 10, 2011 Opinion

The Academic Senate’s recent approval requiring students to take an environmental sustainability course for general education is the right direction at the wrong time. SF State is currently in an $18 million deficit, and if these courses are created as early as fall 2012, these questions may come to mind: where will the funds come ...