Victim reports on-campus rape to University police

November 23, 2015 News

A rape was reported at Mary Ward Hall Nov. 21, according to SF State’s crime, arrest and fire log. Officers responded to the victim and took a report around 6 a.m., according to the crime log, which states that the victim was incapable of providing consent. SF State’s director of news and news media Jonathan ...

Students voice solidarity at vigil for Paris victims

November 18, 2015 News 2 Comments

SF State senior Kareezia Younger said she was in her home, 20 minutes away from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, when she received an alarmed phone call from her mother Friday evening. What Younger didn’t know was that Paris was besiege by the deadliest terror attack France has ever seen. “I was trying not ...

Two-party system scrutinized in on-campus debate

October 30, 2015 News 1 Comment

The Political Science Student Association questioned the two-party system during a debate at SF State Oct. 29. Christopher Larson, an urban studies and political science double major, and Michael Lin, a political science instructor, discussed whether significant change was possible in the two-party electoral system. The debate was moderated by Baelaya Berendsen, the vice president of PSSA. ...

SF State readies for earthquakes with ‘Great California Shakeout’

October 17, 2015 News

To prepare students, faculty and staff in the event of a disaster, SF State conducted the Great California Shakeout Oct. 15, which tested the emergency notification system and all the University’s modes of communication. A recorded tape of an earthquake rumbling was played in the quad while Sgt. Abraham Leal, interim coordinator for the University ...

Spike in car theft jolts SF State

September 30, 2015 News

Marika Mizianty, a sophomore cinema major at SF State, said her nightmare began last week when she discovered that her green Honda CR-V was missing from her parking spot on Holloway Avenue. “My car’s my baby, so it’s so rough,” Mizianty said. “I searched all Saturday, all through Parkmerced. I felt like I was losing ...

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

September 2, 2015 News 1 Comment

Access to Tasers will be mandatory for all University police following a recent collective bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association. Assistant Vice Chancellor of CSU, Michael Redmond, announced the agreement Aug. 27 in an email to all 23 CSU presidents and police chiefs, among others. CSU and SUPA deemed ...

University police to carry Tasers following CSU mandate

September 1, 2015 News

A new bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association Aug. 27 gave campus police access to an array of new equipment, including Tasers and pepper spray. The collective bargaining agreement between the CSU and SUPA mandates that the CSU provide “tactical and safety equipment deemed essential to protecting” students, faculty ...