Sylvester is a student currently enrolled at San Francisco State University. An east bay native from the suburbs of Hayward, he is fascinated by both the media landscape that shapes the world around us, as well as the history of human conflict through the ages. He is currently a staff writer at the Golden Gate Xpress and has written for the Chabot Spectator. He is interested in pursuing a career in the public relations sphere with an emphasis on tech or government security. You'll most likely find him either on his 3rd iced vanilla latte typing the night away on a story, reading a book on British military doctrine in the 1800s, or listening to the new Travis Scott album at the loudest volume possible.

Travis Scott: A rager for a new generation

October 15, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

“‘99 took Astroworld, it had to relocate – Told the dogs I’d bring it back; it was a seal of faith,” proclaims Travis Scott on his track “Stargazing” off his album “Astroworld,” released in August. This is a testament to the monstrous image the 26-year-old Houston native has carved out for himself. Known by many monikers, ...

Up to Us looks forward to 2018 campaign

October 9, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

Up to Us, a campus group aiming to help voice student concerns, is in its final stages of becoming a fully recognized on-campus club after almost six years of expanding its campaign and presence at SF State. The cohort-based organization helps bring awareness of the national debt to students and collects pledges to raise their ...

SF State celebrates Banned Books week

October 8, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Through the power of spoken word and dialogue, students and performers honored challenged literary works and expressed their thoughts and emotions on topics such as femininity, race, gender, sex, power systems and homelessness. The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center celebrated banned books week on Thursday, Sept. 27 with performances from Hablo Rodriguez-Williams, Nickel River, ...

SF State alumnae nominated for 2018 National Book Award

October 4, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

SF State alumnae, poet Rae Armantrout and writer Rebecca Solnit, are among six Bay Area authors nominated for the 2018 National Book Award, according to KQED. The National Book Foundation released its longlist of nominees last month, which included four other Californian authors with Bay Area connections. The awards covered five different categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, ...

Associated Students to celebrate Banned Books Week

September 21, 2018 Life

The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center will be celebrating Banned Books Week at the Cesar Chavez Center Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Banned Books Week will be featuring several spoken word performances by Hablo, Nickel Rivera, and Destiny Evans; as well as book readings and an open mic ...

Governor signs bill to reduce emissions to zero by 2045

September 13, 2018 News 1 Comment

Climate leaders descended on San Francisco for this week’s Global Climate Action Summit days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order and Senate Bill 100 requiring California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045, as well as generate 100 percent of its electricity from clean, carbon-neutral energy sources, also by 2045. “Whether ...

Prof hopes violence and suicide prevention course goes viral

September 3, 2018 Life News

An SF State professor studying violence and suicide prevention hopes a new health and wellness course will lead to fewer tragedies among students who sign up and cause a ripple effect among their peers. The Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative, a collaboration between the College of Ethnic Studies and the Wise Wishes organization, started one of two ...