What my education failed to teach me

December 6, 2017 Opinion

Throughout my 17 consecutive years of education, I’ve gained both a passion for learning and huge distaste for the American education system. One of the many problems in this system I’ve encountered is the fact that I was lied to when it came to the reality of how America came to be. Most of what ...

Bartenders unite for Puerto Rico

October 30, 2017

The San Francisco United States Bartender’s guild held a fundraising event stocked with colorful drinks and fancy finger food to provide Puerto Rico with support on Sunday, a little over a month after Hurricane Maria destroyed the territory. When Rafael Rivera, brand ambassador of a distillery called Lucas Bols USA, saw the devastation on the ...

Hispanic: A label given to me by my Spanish oppressors

October 4, 2017 Opinion

The use of the terms Hispanic, Latina and Latino are becoming altered in today’s society because of their historical meanings and new gender identifications. Hispanic is a term that refers to people with origins in Spanish-speaking countries. Besides Spain and Mexico, there are 18 other countries listed on World Atlas, which include Argentina, Chile and ...

Class of 2021 has arrived

August 23, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Hundreds of freshmen and their families eagerly lined up behind elevators in SF State’s dorms, next to yellow bins filled to the top with their most prized possessions and necessities this past Saturday for Move-In Day. The hustle and bustle of moving into dorms is an anxiety-filled atmosphere for freshmen and parents who need help ...

Ethnic Studies Student Organization resist through celebrating art

May 2, 2017 Life

The Ethnic Studies Student Organization hosted their second annual art show “Why Ethnic Studies?” Wednesday as a form of resistance to oppression and celebration of culture. According to Sophia Wenzel, Ethnic Studies Student Organization member, the art show was inspired last year by the threat of budget cuts to the ethnic studies department. “Last year ...

Kinesiology department makes controversial change

April 26, 2017 Life

The kinesiology department at SF State is changing their Graduation Writing Assessment  Requirement, commonly known as GWAR, class from Kin 330, Becoming a Kinesiologist, to Kin 384, Research Methods, for the Fall 2017 semester. After a year of deliberation among faculty, a small change in the research methods course was submitted and approved by the ...

SF State has a new mantra: no glove, no love

April 23, 2017 Life

A Lifestyles condom vending machine has a new home beneath the main staircase in the Cesar Chavez Student Center until the end of May. As part of STD (sexually transmitted disease) Awareness Month, Lifestyles Condoms is loaning SF State their unique condom vending machine. Before samples are dispensed, students are asked five questions about sexually ...

Fraternity raises funds for terminally ill children

April 5, 2017 Life

Last week, SF State’s fraternity Phi Kappa Tau held their fifth annual Red & Gold Week to raise funds for their philanthropy SeriousFun Camp. The brothers tabled everyday in the quad to host a penny war with the sororities on campus. Each sorority had a specific jug on the table to donate anything from one ...

Fraternity to host Multicultural Aids Awareness Day in April

March 15, 2017 Life

For over two decades, Alpha Phi Omega has been doing its part to help educate people about HIV and AIDS. The fraternity is hosting its 21st annual Multicultural Aids Awareness Day, or MAAD, in the Malcolm X Plaza April 13 to help students and the surrounding community learn about HIV and AIDS. Raymond Yu, MAAD ...

Shakin’ Systems: black artists challenge expectations in new exhibit

February 21, 2017 Life

Associated Students Inc. held an opening reception for the Black Mail Collectives’ art show “Shakin’ Systems” in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday evening, featuring black artists. The show includes mural paintings, sculptures, print pieces and spoken word artist DeMareon Gipson, who believes the exhibit and the Black Mail Collective organization are important. Because of ...

No love for “Black Love” event

February 15, 2017 Life 3 Comments

Black Residents United in Housing, or B.R.U.H. members, attended “Black Love,” a Black History Month celebration held in the towers conference center Monday, to find it was less interactive than expected.   The conference center had seven half-empty tables decorated with short profiles of prominent black persons in society. Everyone in the room participated in ...

Pie throwing raises funds for Hermanos Unidos’ high school outreach

February 9, 2017 Life

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Hermanos Unidos as a fraternity. The text has since been corrected. The members of the Hermanos Unidos, a predominantly Latino-based organization at SF State, volunteered to get pied in the face to raise funds for their academic outreach program last week. The fundraiser was created to ...

Temporary studio space offered in ASI art gallery

February 8, 2017 Life

Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at SF State’s Associated Students Inc. art gallery. Located at the top of the Cesar Chavez student center, ASI opened their empty gallery for the first ...