Alumna takes dope photos

December 7, 2017 Life News

After the vibrant female energy she felt during a No Doubt concert in 1997, SF State alumna Ashleigh Castro realized she wanted to become a photographer. Castro is now freelancing for Dope magazine a publication that focuses mainly on cannabis and hopes to get more women in the cover. “My main goal here is to ...

Chicano Batman breaks a language barrier

November 11, 2017 Life

A crowd waited outside the Fox Theater in Oakland on Friday for the Spanish and English band, Chicano Batman, that not only had the audience dancing all night but also sent a strong message against police brutality. Chicano Batman is comprised of four musicians from Los Angeles: lead singer Bardo Martinez, bassist and vocalist Eduardo ...

Longest serving faculty member retires

October 24, 2017 Life

After 55 long years of teaching and witnessing many changes at SF State, humanities professor Sandra Rudnick Luft will be retiring, but says she will continue to teach. Professor Luft decided to double major at University of California, Berkeley in philosophy and English literature. She then furthered her education at UCB and started work at ...

I stand for what I believe

October 4, 2017 Opinion

I grew up as a very proud Mexican, extremely prideful of ‘mi raza’ and their fight to survive. My definition of Hispanics are hard-working, family-oriented individuals who are rich in culture– but we have been a never-ending target of slurs within society. After realizing the injustices around the world, and the zero pride I have ...

Queer student against machismo

October 4, 2017 Life

Inspired by his roots on a recent trip to Mexico, Cinema major Nicolas Jara intends to represent the queer Latino community with his new film Guardian.   Jara decided to pursue cinema at SF State after taking an introduction to contemporary cinema course, realizing the path of biology wasn’t for him. Jara’s second movie, Guardian, ...

Representing roots through storytelling

September 11, 2017 Life

In honor of September being Hispanic Heritage Month, assistant BECA professor at SF State is producing two documentaries about immigrants in collaboration with the San Francisco Giants. “The Giants are trying to show their audience how inviting they are; that sports are a great way to find community and what best way to do it ...

Student voices heard through radio and music

August 29, 2017 Life

KSFS, a student-run radio station, has a new general manager who hopes to inspire student involvement and create a community of artists working toward their passions.   Mae Powell, 21, says she feels like she’s in her natural habitat when she sits in the radio room filled with vinyl records and colorful graffiti. Powell will ...