Trophy hunting requires more restrictions

May 13, 2015 Opinion 11 Comments

In the past couple of months, I have noticed a trend of hunting stories and photos come across my Facebook newsfeed. The photos did not include only small game hunting like ducks and rabbits, but trophy hunting where people kill rare animals like giraffes, lions and elephants. Most recently I saw a photo of a woman proudly lying next ...

Sexual objectification creates gender inequality

February 24, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

Over the years, sexual objectification has sadly become subconsciously normalized in our culture, and needs to change if our society ever wants to reach gender equality. There is no justification for objectifying women, or any human for that matter. It is sexist, discriminatory and goes against everything we strive for as a country that promotes ...

Body-positive models are vital for young girls

February 15, 2015 Opinion

Growing up, I always wanted to look like the beautiful women I saw in popular magazines like Cosmopolitan or Glamour. I remember the first time I saw the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in high school and was determined to have the body of 2008’s cover girl Marisa Miller. Little did I know how Photoshopped and ...

More regulation needed on e-cigs and vaporizers

February 3, 2015 Opinion 6 Comments

Cigarette smoking is known to be an extreme health hazard, yet people still continue to do it. Some may believe that switching over to electronic cigarettes to cut back from the traditional tobacco stick is a healthy choice, but that idea is becoming known by health experts to be false. Despite the growing popularity of e-cigarettes ...

We should end prejudiced ban on gay blood donors

December 11, 2014 Opinion

Lifting an outdated ban that restricts gay men from donating blood is being considered by the Food and Drug Administration and could potentially save millions of lives. The 31-year-old policy was created to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in response to the growing AIDS crisis in the ’80s. This is an outdated policy that diminishes the rights of ...

UK band Palladino makes mark on the West with blues folk

December 9, 2014 Life Multimedia

The sound of a Fender electric guitar filled the room and a sweet melody soon followed as Rowie Walsh and Fin May of the blues-folk band Palladino jammed out to their song “Time” in their Sunset District apartment on a quiet Saturday afternoon. The two are originally from Norwich, England, where they formed their band in October ...

Alumni’s apartment transforms into unique art space

December 8, 2014 Life

Thirty years ago a group of students from SF State created a new future for art in San Francisco. Today, artists still use the space, known as The Lab, on the corner of 16th and Capp Streets as a place to go for shared studios, events and exhibitions. Because of living costs, space for artists ...

Yasmine Curmi, R and D for Galaxy Deserts, straightens the sample deserts for the guests at the Taste of the Bay event presented by the hospitality and tourism department at the City View on top of the Metreon in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Daniel Porter/Xpress.

Taste of the Bay finds new home in downtown San Francisco

November 14, 2014 Life

Exquisite culinary creations, California-grown wines and panoramic views of downtown San Francisco brought foodies together to enjoy a night put on by the hard-working students of SF State. Students of the hospitality and tourism management department have been encouraged overtime to volunteer at the University’s biggest ticketed fundraiser event from their first class all the ...

Animation student finds inspiration from alum turned Pixar producer

November 11, 2014 Life

From a monster-filled factory to talking cars, alumnus Jonas Rivera continues to expand our imaginations and inspire up-and-coming animators. Since his last class at SF State, Rivera has been a part of the Pixar family, living out his childhood dreams. With no regrets, he missed his college graduation to start working at his dream job ...

Fin May (left) and Rowie Walsh, members of Palladino, perform for the Student Talent Showcase in Jack Adams Hall Thursday Oct. 29, 2014.

Campus’ best give their all in Student Talent Showcase

October 30, 2014 Life

The futures of SF State alum Andrew Liu and freshman Stephanie Gatica are on the rise since winning Student Life’s 2014 Student Talent Showcase. The up-and-coming artists competed in the annual showcase Wednesday evening in Jack Adams Hall, with Liu winning the rap category, and Gatica winning the singing category. The talent was separated into ...

Cinema assistant professor’s films inspired by richness, social justice and injustice in humanity

September 12, 2014 Life 1 Comment

When new assistant professor of cinema Cheryl Dunye could not find any documentation of African-American lesbians in the history of black cinema, she found inspiration to create an archive of her own. More than 30 years later, Dunye has made numerous films focusing on different forms of oppression that exist, which she explained as intersectionality ...

SF State students protest for Palestinian justice at the Ferry Building

July 21, 2014 News

SF State students joined hundreds of protesters yesterday at the San Francisco Ferry Building to bring attention to the Palestinian struggle for liberation and to demand an end of Israeli attacks on Gaza. Organizations from all over the Bay Area, including the General Union of Palestine Students from SF State, the Arab Resource and Organizing ...