Olympic weightlifting legend returns to SF State

April 18, 2018 Sports

Sturdy, sound and as humble as ever, alumnus and former Olympic weightlifting coach Jim Schmitz returned to campus to teach an Olympic-style weightlifting seminar to students for the first time at SF State. Schmitz was on the SF State football team during his freshman year in 1963 and became captain in 1967. He graduated the ...

An empowering debut for Kali Uchis is made with “Isolation”

April 11, 2018 Opinion

Kali Uchis, a Colombian American singer that has been on my radar since she was 17, has finally released her debut album “Isolation,” at the age of 24. The dreamy, psychedelic album is exactly what fans should have expected from Uchis. Rhythm and blues, funk and reggaeton fill the new tracks just as much as ...

Upcoming baseball and softball games

April 11, 2018 Multimedia Sports

The graphic displays the upcoming games for the SF State baseball (13-19) and softball (18-24) teams for the month of April. It also includes statistics regarding the teams’ season record thus far. The data was collected  from the SF State Athletics website to show the number of wins and losses for both teams during home, ...

Don’t hate Elizabeth Swaney, hate the game

February 28, 2018 Opinion Sports

Although I’m not someone who usually follows the Olympics, I have taken note of Hungarian-American freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney this year. Chances are, you have too. Swaney has not been in the spotlight for her Olympian talent or backstory about her life-long pursuit of competing in the games. It’s actually quite the opposite. The Oakland ...

Women’s rugby team on the rise

February 14, 2018 Sports

A small, but tightly knit group of women is working hard to fuel the up-and-coming women’s rugby team at SF State. Sophomore Hailey House is the founder and captain of the team. House originally played on the women’s team at the University of San Francisco, where she noticed that a good portion of the team ...

Men’s rugby team seeks to persevere after loss to Stanford

February 10, 2018 Sports

After an intense, rough game, the SF State men’s rugby team fell to Stanford 44-24 on Saturday, Feb. 10. The team got off to a disorderly start that they were unable to break out of, which continued to develop and ultimately characterized the game. “Our pattern just kind of broke down,” said assistant coach Malik ...

New techniques lead to rugby success

February 4, 2018 Sports 2 Comments

On a very sunny Saturday afternoon, the SF State rugby club won 41-15 against Fresno State, elevating their season’s record to 1-1. The team has seen drastic improvement in their performance recently thanks to techniques that their head coach, Wade Hess, has introduced. Hess joined the club at the very end of the spring 2017 ...

Spirits crushed on Spirit Night IV

February 3, 2018 Sports

After a stress-inducing close game against Cal State San Marcos, the SF State women’s basketball team suffered a 62-58 loss on Spirit Night IV at The Swamp on Friday, Feb. 2. The team was looking to continue their success after breaking an eight-game losing streak last Saturday against Stanislaus State, but a three point shot ...