Mushrooms and other fungi featured at 45th annual Fungus Fair

December 10, 2014 Life

       While California’s drought has dried up vegetation throughout the state, rain arrived just in time to support new mushroom growth during the Fungus Fair Dec. 6 and 7 in Golden Gate Park. The Mycological Society of San Francisco hosted its 45th annual Fungus Fair, attracting mushroom and fungus enthusiasts from all over the ...

Immigration reform gives hope to the future for immigrants and families

December 9, 2014 Opinion

President Barack Obama’s action on immigration completely changed the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S. for the better. The president’s immigration reform proves our country’s dedication to freedom and helping others. Republicans will continue to refute, but implementing the reform will keep families together and give hope to millions of immigrants that a better life is ...

SF Green Festival makes its rounds to educate community on living green

November 18, 2014 Life

Green Festivals have been educating communities all over America for about 13 years now, providing healthier alternatives for living economically, socially and all-around environmentally. Thousands of people attended Green Festivals across the country in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago this year, and last weekend at Fort Mason was San Francisco’s turn to ...

Prop. E raises money and awareness

November 4, 2014 Opinion

It is November and San Francisco has finally approached the ongoing debate over the soda tax and the health impacts of sugar consumption. Yes, many people arguing against the soda tax say that eating sugary foods is just as bad, but liquid sugar consumption is a whole different science with a slew of negative health ...

Prop E raises money and awareness of diabetes in our society

November 3, 2014 Opinion

It is November and San Francisco has finally approached the ongoing debate over the soda tax and the health impacts of sugar consumption. Yes, many people arguing against the soda tax say that eating sugary foods is just as bad, but liquid sugar consumption is a whole different science with a slew of negative health ...

Stop using feminism for your personal benefit

October 21, 2014 Opinion

Feminism is for everyone, but both women and men continue to misconstrue the true meaning of feminism and what it really stands for. A Nigerian writer once defined a feminist best as a “person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” Yes, this part of the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ...

Eat Real Festival feeds the hungry and educates the curious

September 23, 2014 Life

As a mixture of barbecue and sugary sweets wafted through the Oakland air in Jack London Square, Bay Area locals perused tons of food venders, Do-It-Yourself workshops and educational conventions at the Eat Real Festival. After five successful years, the three-day festival began Friday, Sept. 19, and took a different spin on things. The event ...

BART Watch app has no chance against truly dangerous criminals

September 9, 2014 Opinion

After the newest Bay Area crime reporting app was labeled the “Instagram of Bad Behavior” by SF Weekly due to acting as somewhat of a snitching tool, BART Watch is going to have some trouble gaining credibility with transit passengers as well as police officers. In March 2014, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of ...

Campus eateries donate leftovers to fight hunger in San Francisco

September 6, 2014 Life

Cooking class just ended at Tante Marie’s Cooking School in the North Beach district of San Francisco and wedding cakes were on the agenda. The owner of the culinary school, Mary Risley, stared at the seven beautiful masterpieces created by the hands of her talented students. It would be a crime to throw the cakes ...

Don’t go dancing this summer, go Redisco!

May 19, 2014

Packed bars and VIP table service at bougie nightclubs consume urban nightlife nowadays.  If any young person in San Francisco is asked what their Thirsty Thursday night plans consist of, the answer is more than likely hanging out in a bar, feeling sardine-like as they attempt to sip on a beer without being elbowed and ...

SF State’s second annual Lavender Graduation celebrates the accomplishments of the LGBTQQIA on campus

May 18, 2014 News

When most people imagine lavender, they imagine a flower, or a purplish hue. But for many queer graduates at SF State, lavender represents something more personal: an accomplishment. Forty-nine graduating students of SF State’s LGBTQQIA community gathered in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center for the second consecutive Lavender Graduation ceremony on ...

Eating organic is delicious, but not necessarily more nutritious

May 7, 2014 Opinion 2 Comments

When food is labeled organic, it refers to the process of how farmers grow and process agricultural products. Whether they are fruits, vegetables, meats, grains or dairy products, the organic farming process excludes the use of pesticides, hormones, food additives and other unnatural substances. People are absolutely obsessed with the idea of organic food these ...

Confessions of an online serial dater: The Babyhand

April 21, 2014

Dating via the web is probably one of the shallowest forms of “human interaction” we can partake in.  There is really no way of truly knowing what we are getting ourselves into which is high-key extremely terrifying and nerve-racking. But we always take that chance because we act as if we are so effing desperate ...

Baseball earns a split score in Saturday doubleheader

April 20, 2014 Sports

Friday April 18, the baseball team went into the second game of the doubleheader with the weight of a 17-3 loss against No. 18 UC San Diego. However, the Gators turned it around earning themselves a split at the end of the day after Bryce Cherry drove in Nick Jackson, scoring the go-ahead run with ...

Softball ends series with dramatic extra inning win

April 14, 2014 Sports

After a lengthy 13 innings and an incredible shot down center field by Selina Rodriguez, the Gator softball team earned themselves a split with No. 15 UC San Diego winning 2-1 in the second game after a defeat earlier by the Tritons of 8-2. SF State Gator, Jennifer Lewis, slide safely to base before UC ...

Confessions of an online serial dater: It begins again

April 11, 2014

I initially joined the online dating community in hopes of meeting new people around the city — people other than my peers at SF State. As the majority of you know, it can be tedious to actually make new friends, get into the dating scene or just casually get laid by randoms in the midst ...

Gator wrestling closes the season with a national ranking

April 1, 2014 Sports

 After three team members placed in the top of their brackets at Regionals, the SF State wrestling team proved that they had what it takes to compete at the national level. Andrew Reggi, Zach Jimenez, Isaiah Hurtado, and head coach Lars Jensen headed to Cleveland, Ohio to for the NCAA Division II National Championships to ...

Women’s basketball suffers unfortunate loss to Cal State East Bay

February 28, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157641680411695] UPDATE:Amid offensive struggles SF State’s women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, resulting in a 58-50 loss in their second-to-last game of the season. Senior guard Katie Batlin had a game high 21 points to lead SF State, but the only other Gator to accompany her in double ...

Gator wrestlers eye chances at national championship

February 25, 2014 Sports

With the disappointment of both Dylan Phillipy and Isaiah Hurtado missing the national championships last year, the Gators wrestling team approaches the NCAA Division II Super Region Championships this year with a renewed focus on nationals. After missing most of last season, including the regional meet, due to injury, Phillipy is back and ready to ...

Gators defeat No. 14 ranked team in the nation

February 18, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157641071222705] A career game from the Gators’ senior guard Jennifer Le led SF State to a dominant 15-point victory over Cal Poly Pomona Saturday. The Broncos entered the game as the No. 14 ranked team in the country, but were held in check by the Gator defense losing 78-63. “Tonight, defense was key to the ...

Women’s basketball suffers surprising loss to CSULA

February 15, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157640812175575] After a large victory against Cal State Los Angeles Jan. 3, SF State’s women’s basketball team suffered a surprising loss 67-55 during last weekend’s game. The Gators couldn’t make a comeback as CSULA’s bench outscored their entire team, dropping them to 8-8 in CCAA and 12-10 overall. “It just didn’t make any sense because ...