Muslim Zionist voices personal transformation

May 1, 2015 News 3 Comments

Kasim Hafeez, a self-proclaimed Muslim Zionist, spoke at the Rosa Park conference center April 16, after being asked to tell his story of transformation by an Israeli awareness group on campus. Hafeez has spent the last two years speaking as an advocate for Israel. Born and raised in Nottingham, U.K., Hafeez said he was exposed to graphic ...

Union workers picket due to recent termination of contracts

April 19, 2015 Multimedia News

Picketing with signs that read “Preferred Building Services Save Our Good Jobs,” former janitors and repairpersons protested the termination of their contracts with Villas Parkmerced Wednesday. Led by union organizer Colin O’Leary from United Service Workers West, the picketers marched around Parkmerced’s leasing offices. O’Leary said the protestors will continue to picket until Preferred Building ...

Boxer punches through adversity with passion

April 14, 2015 Multimedia Sports

Feminist studies and sociology major Sandra Magallon said it only took a sparring match with a champion fighter and a resulting bloody nose for her to get hooked on boxing. Magallon is an amateur boxer in the 118-pound division who trains at the BabyFace Gym in Pacifica. At 21, Magallon juggles two jobs, working 35 ...

Startup rideshare policy in question for drivers

April 7, 2015 News

Rolling through the Financial District in his orange Honda Fit, SF State senior James Shumate spends his evenings shuttling passengers who hail his service. Shumate, a cinema major, began driving for rideshare startups Uber and Lyft as his primary source of income at the end of March. He said as an Uber and Lyft driver, ...

Other victims come forward after suspect arrested

March 18, 2015 News

A total of six victims have come forward to the University Police Department in connection to a suspect arrested in Park Merced Thursday for multiple counts of indecent exposure, according to University officials. UPD officers arrested Kaine Sinclair near campus March 12 after they witnessed the suspect exposing himself to a woman, according Deputy Chief ...

Suspect identified in indecent exposure reports

March 14, 2015 News

SF State police arrested a suspect Thursday connected to a reported indecent exposure March 9, according to University officials. The University Police Department arrested 19-year-old Kaine Sinclair and booked him on multiple misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, according to a Clery alert sent from Vice President of Enrollment Management and Title IX Coordinator Luoluo Hong ...

Anatomy students delve into cadaver dissection

March 11, 2015 News

Under the direction of her instructor, SF State junior Caylin Ofsanko made incisions to peel back layers of skin and fat, revealing the muscular tissues of the human arm. This week Ofsanko and her peers will carve into the lower body of a cadaver, exploring with precision what tendons, muscles and ligaments drive the powerful ...

Registry recruits students for bone marrow donation

March 3, 2015 News 1 Comment

Inspired by his cousin who once had leukemia, freshman Arturo Duarte swabbed a tissue sample from his mouth on campus last week as part of the process to register as a bone marrow donor. Duarte is now on a list of possible donors eligible to donate his marrow or stem cells to a person in ...

Student organization collects books for political prisoners

February 24, 2015 News

Recalling his visit to the Philippines last summer, biology student Jordan Ilagan remembered the clusters of up to 30 prisoners crammed in 5-by-10 meter cells too small to stretch an arm or leg. “They weren’t like traditional American prisons where you get like a cell, you get like a bed,” Ilagan said. “These were a ...

Policy update bans BART commuters from using e-cigs and vapes

February 17, 2015 News

Commuters can no longer use e-cigarettes and vaping devices on BART property, according to a recent update to their no-smoking policy. The ordinance, passed Feb. 12,  is a remedy to complaints the company has received about smoking, BART Communication Officer Taylor Huckaby said. Unlike the former policy, the new no-smoking ordinance includes vaping and will be enforced through patron ...