BECA student goes viral on YouTube with new hip-hop music video

December 13, 2013 Life

Although he tells listeners to “keep it to a minimum,” SF State senior Michael Payton has taken his musical career to the next level with the release of his new track titled, “Minimum.” Payton is no newcomer to making music, having started the process around the age of 11. “Minimum” marks his first commercial success, ...

Students win big prizes at ASI Casino Night

November 12, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157637619792916] The Cesar Chavez Student Center may lack the glitz and glamour of the Vegas Strip but on Friday, Nov. 8, the Associated Student, Inc.’s Casino Night brought some of the excitement of Sin City to the SF State campus. The event gave students with a valid identification card a voucher worth 250 credits to ...

Nicole Gabel wins SF State Voice 2013

November 5, 2013 Life

With the three SF State Voice competitors linked hand-to-hand, accompanied by a crowd produced drum roll, Nicole Gabel was announced the winner, gaining the title of SF State Voice 2013, a plaque commemorating the event and the production of her own music video by SLAB. “I was nervous beyond belief, and I was sweating,” said ...

Strung Out gives a stage to acoustic guitarists

October 29, 2013 Life 1 Comment

A variety of acts performed at The Depot’s monthly acoustic show, Strung Out, Wednesday, Oct. 23. The Depot regularly features a few acoustic artists, but the Strung Out event features a hand-picked lineup of some of the popular acoustic acts around SF State. “This event used to occur about one and a half (years) ago, ...

SF State musician Sean Thompson releases EP

October 29, 2013 Life

[HTML1] While guitarist and singer Sean Thompson is no stranger to the stage, having performed in a band at his hometown in the Butte county area of Northern California, his short time at SF State has provided him with some lasting memories. “One of the best feelings of my entire life, one of the best ...

SF State’s Voice contestants perform a final song before finale

October 26, 2013 Life

The 12 remaining contestants of SF State’s Voice competition took to the Jack Adams Hall stage for the final round Wednesday, Oct. 23, giving the singers one last chance to prove their worthiness to take the title of the SF State Voice 2013. Unlike last week’s battle round, which required members of the same team ...

Nine contestants remain after SF State Voice battle rounds

October 22, 2013 Life

While the second stage of SF State’s Voice competition was billed as “The Battle Round,” there was an air of companionship and goodwill among the former teammates turned opponents, making the event seem like less of a battle, and more of a goodbye. The event, that took place in Jack Adams Hall Oct. 16, pitted two ...

SOMArts celebrates Día de los Muertos

October 15, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157636602935006] The SOMArts Cultural Center was alive with people looking to honor the dead at the opening reception of this year’s Día de los Muertos art exhibition, last Friday. The event, titled Imagining Time, Gathering Memory: Día de los Muertos 2013, paid tribute to the recently deceased, as well as raised social awareness toward the way in ...

SF State’s Voice competition begins with blind auditions

October 8, 2013 Life

The set in Jack Adams Hall may not have been an exact replica of the major Hollywood production, but the talent on display during the blind auditions round at SF State’s Voice competition showed that there are stars in our midst. The Student Life Activities Board hosted the University’s take on NBC’s popular competition, The ...

US Air Force band plays chamber recital in Knuth Hall

October 1, 2013 Life 3 Comments

[set_id=72157636103375344] As Senior Airman Matthew Garza concluded his opening speech, three musicians, dressed in dark blue Air Force uniforms, walked in unison toward center stage. Members of the audience who may have expected more traditional renditions of military marches like “You’re a Grand Old Flag” were greeted instead by a fun and lighthearted number that set ...

Student Life brings hip-hop community to the stage

September 17, 2013 Life

As the lights dimmed in the auditorium, Alfredo Remulla strode across the stage and waited for the music to cue his performance. Usher’s “You’ll Be In My Heart” began to play throughout the venue and the audience watched as Alfredo’s frozen body started to alternate between sporadic gestures and calculated movements. Friday, the Student Life ...

ASI excites students with kick-off carnival

September 6, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635406429636] SF State’s Quad bustled with activity Wednesday, Sept. 4, as students flew down slides, competed in obstacle courses and enjoyed free food courtesy of Associated Students, Inc.’s second annual ASI Kick-off. The event provided students with food, carnival games and inflatable attractions hosted by a variety of student organizations, setting the tone for ASI‘s semester ...

The Depot kicks off the semester with a solid lineup

September 4, 2013 Life

With the fall semester underway at SF State, students are turning their easygoing summer mindsets into more studious demeanors. The Depot is looking to combine the best of both worlds, offering students the chance to dance, listen to music and have fun in an academic campus environment. The free event, which is open to students ...