Labor archives exhibit closes with a message for current times

December 9, 2016 Life

At the closing program of the Labor Archives and Research Center’s exhibit, “Worshiping the God of Dynamite,” San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte led a lecture about how the events of the Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916 can relate to modern times. The event brought together local residents of the labor community who grew up ...

What Trump’s administration could mean for the LGBTQ community

November 30, 2016 Life 1 Comment

After Donald Trump won the presidential election, Dani Alvarez admitted to feeling fear stepping out of the house in clothes that would be stereotypically be considered feminine. Alvarez, a biology major, identifies as gender nonconforming and while sometimes they dress more masculine, there are times that they prefer to dress more feminine by wearing heels ...

Election exhaustion sets in for students

November 8, 2016 Life

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”696″][/media-credit] Nervousness, indifference and distrust are just some of the feelings that SF State students have cited as effects of election exhaustion in the final stretch of the 2016 Presidential election. While it might be easy to assume these feelings were normal a few nights before election day, this issue ...

Kink University shows students the ropes of BDSM

November 2, 2016 Life

  With a table full of ropes, belts and whips, a director from Kink University, introduced BDSM to a room of 23 students at the Cesar Chavez Student Center in a workshop called Playing by the Ropes: Kink & Bondage 101. The event was hosted by the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality, a division ...

Research fuels evaluation of campus climate for LGBTQ+ students

November 2, 2016 News

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story had misspellings of the names “Darius Bost” and “Colleen Hoff.” Additionally, the acronym “CREGS” was missing an “S” at the end.  Students, staff and faculty will submit a letter to SF State administration addressing concerns about the campus climate toward LGBTQ+ students and recommendations on how to work ...

University begins conversion to gender-inclusive bathrooms

October 22, 2016 Life 1 Comment

In an effort to accommodate students of all genders, SF State has started converting single-stall restrooms to be gender-inclusive. The University currently has 13 gender-inclusive bathrooms on campus and is moving toward finalizing plans to convert all single-occupancy bathrooms in an attempt to be compliant with a new state law. “The dean of students office ...

One Word Can’t Solely Define Latin Americans

October 5, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Sheena Tadifa ” align=”alignnone” width=”433″][/media-credit] I’ve been asked numerous times, “Are you Hispanic or Latino?” and I always have to explain that I’m technically both. While people often use them interchangeably, there’s actually a big difference between the two terms. I identify with the term Latin American, mostly because I believe it is the ...

Some students lose out on new minimum wage

September 13, 2016 Life

While San Francisco raised its minimum wage from $12.25 to $13 in July, only students that were already being paid at the City minimum wage benefitted from this increase. This means  students like Megan Foley, who works at the Campus Recreation Department, make under minimum wage — just $10 an hour. “I’m not sure why ...

The Vista Room welcomes semester with new menu offerings

September 12, 2016 Life

Chef Tim Shaw introduced his new students to the kitchen of SF State’s fine dining restaurant by demonstrating how to prepare and plate the first dishes of the semester — an eggplant parmigiana and a rosemary tri-tip “California” dip. “I tell them on the first day of class that I want to know their ideas. ...

New initiative smoothes path to graduation for health and science students

September 3, 2016 News

SF State is developing a program called the Causeways Initiative to help create a graduation pathway for incoming undergraduate health and science students. Dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning Jennifer Summit said the initiative was created to address problems with low graduation rates and high dropout rates in impacted health majors. “We wanted to ...