Annual chowder fest back at Fisherman’s Wharf

October 19, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

San Francisco’s annual Wharf Fest is back and better than ever before. Fishermans Wharf hosts the event and invites Bay Area locals to put their taste buds to the test. Ten different restaurants from San Francisco will compete in a chowder competition, where they will be judged on their recipes and only one will be ...

SF State improv groups commemorate social justice

October 19, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

Gathered on cloth-covered seats, students and visitors clumped together sporadically throughout Knuth Hall at SF State in anticipation of a cultural commemoration. They came to support their friends, search for inspiration, understanding or commemorate their memories. A series of collaborative performances at SF State between the Asian Improv Arts, the Sound and Social Justice Commons ...

Students join Marriott strikers march on Saturday

October 19, 2018 News 0 Comments

Striking Marriott workers across the country are persevering as they head into their third week of protest, spurred on by continuous media coverage of demonstrations on the street, all of which is taking a toll on hotel operations. The San Francisco Labor Council is planning a solidarity march for Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. ...

A look into SFSU: Medina Family Farms

October 18, 2018 Latest Multimedia 0 Comments

Jaime Medina’s family farm brings their berries from their farm in Watsonville to SFSU’s campus every Thursday. The berries 81-mile journey begins at 4 a.m., and arrive fresh in time for SFSU’s farmers’ market. The market has an official 10 a.m. opening time, but many stalls are set up and ready to sell prior to ...

El Podcast Ep.4

October 18, 2018 Latest Multimedia 0 Comments

  On the fourth episode of El Podcast, we discuss millennial loteria, a fun new twist on the classic game of loteria. We also discuss the state of journalist living in Mexico, the country is seeing a high rate of murders within the journalism community. Lastly, we talk about how white folks love stealing Mexican ...

Commuter podcast Ep.1

October 18, 2018 Latest Multimedia 0 Comments

One of the most prevalent aspects about working or going to school in San Francisco is that not all of us are able to actually live here. For many of us at SF State, we have to commute far distances to enjoy this exciting, busy city. According to a 2015 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ...

YouTube crash sends users in a tizzy

October 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

The internet went crazy after YouTube crashed and users were unable to get content to play for almost two hours. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, users reported YouTube experienced a global broadcasting outage, according to The Guardian. As the second-most visited website in the world, YouTube users were most upset that they were blocked from ...

Family fun in the Outer Sunset

October 17, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The Outer Sunset District of San Francisco celebrated its eighth annual free music festival this past weekend amidst chilly weather, with lots of warm neighborhood love for the whole family. The event took place between 45th and 47th avenues on Noriega Street and was sponsored by the Outer Noriega Merchants Association, an organized group of ...

SF State judo looking into practice with UC Berkeley

October 17, 2018 Sports 0 Comments

Judo club is back and has big plans for the upcoming semester. Nick Mitchell, the judo club president, discussed the possibility of setting up an open mat practice with other colleges such as UC Berkeley. Mitchell also said that members of the club want to enter into City College of San Francisco's annual judo tournament. Phillip Kilmer is one of those members eager to compete. A brown belt, Kilmer has never competed in judo and wants to test his skills. Another goal for the judo club is to have more team building exercises. Next weekend the club plans to go on a hike. The goal of these off campus events is to build chemistry within the club as well as exercising.

California is now the first state to ban animal testing

October 17, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

It is a popular opinion that animal-tested products are bad and should be stopped. There are many organizations that support this ban on animal testing, such as the humane society and PETA. However, not many people know exactly what animal testing includes. The tests most commonly performed are skin and eye irritation tests, repeated force ...

Smooth sounds abound at Treasure Island Music Festival

October 17, 2018 Life 1 Comment

Rosy sunsets, good food and a wealth of diverse music set the tone right at this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival. After taking a year off, the festival made its comeback in a new scene, the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, overlooking the San Francisco skyline. The two-day festival hosted notable acts such as ...

SF State students take on the role of filmmakers

October 16, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The traveling student film festival, Campus Movie Fest, came to SF State on Oct. 2 for students to compete in a short film festival. Equipped with Panasonic Lumix video cameras, Sennheiser MKE 600 and 400 shotgun microphones, headphones, laptops and Adobe Creative Cloud software. Students had one week to make a short film. “I gotta ...

College Democrats hope for a secure foothold at SF State

October 16, 2018 News 0 Comments

In an alcove on the second floor of the campus library gathers a revival. A small group of students huddle around a study space eager to resuscitate political action for college students. Each Wednesday, students meet in what is becoming the reestablishment of the College Democrats of SF State. Since its inception two years ago, ...

Shoestring budget stymies shuttle service

October 16, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

SF State’s Daly City BART Express Shuttles ferry students from BART to campus and back every ten to 15 minutes, five days a week, or it’s supposed to, anyway. During peak hours, the service can grind to a crawl due in part to  service flaws by the contractor, transMETRO, as well as the university’s own ...

Japanese internment gardens reveal endurance of the human spirit

October 15, 2018 News 0 Comments

For Koji Lau-Ozawa, learning what the word “camp” meant in his grandmother’s stories involved the horrors of incarceration, as well as making the best of terrible circumstances. Lau-Ozawa, an SF State alum and current Stanford doctoral candidate in anthropology, has researched man-made structures at the Gila River Incarceration Camp in southern Arizona, where his grandparents ...

Dramatic drop in transferring students prompts budget concerns

October 15, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State saw a sharp decline in incoming transfer undergraduate applicants this year, raising concerns over the university’s bottom line. During an Oct. 10 budget committee meeting, Sutee Sujitparapitaya, associate provost of Institutional Analytics, told senior SF State administration and faculty that transferring undergrads went from more than 23,000 in Fall 2017 to just under ...

Thousands join national strike over Marriot labor disputes

October 15, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

“No Contract – No Peace!” “Uno, dos, tres, quatro… Que queremos? Un contrado!” Picketers and strikers took to the streets chanting and banging objects outside  the Marriott Marquis on Mission and 3rd Street on Saturday, as part of a nationwide strike of 7,700 Marriott workers. More than 2,500 San Francisco Marriott workers went on strike ...

Travis Scott: A rager for a new generation

October 15, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

“‘99 took Astroworld, it had to relocate – Told the dogs I’d bring it back; it was a seal of faith,” proclaims Travis Scott on his track “Stargazing” off his album “Astroworld,” released in August. This is a testament to the monstrous image the 26-year-old Houston native has carved out for himself. Known by many monikers, ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival brings crowds of all ages

October 12, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

San Francisco’s largest free festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, brought boisterous crowds, finger picking guitar and harmonious violin solos all in one venue. The six stages extending throughout Golden Gate Park held 81 performers during the weekend long festival. Hardly Strictly was accessible to all and attracted out-of-towners and San Franciscans alike to gather the 750,000 ...

We are agents of our own evolution

October 12, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Design, fiction, reality, art, and technology all fit together to create a space where our ideas can come to life and accomplish goals that can better the quality of living. Miriam Simun spoke to students and faculty at SF State on Oct. 3 to talk about her projects and her obsession with becoming a cephalopod. Simun ...

San Francisco hosts Fleet Week

October 12, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

The howl of jet engines hissed as the Blue Angels sped over San Francisco. The smell of bacon-wrapped hot dogs filled the air as an F-18 Hornet flew overhead, wings facing downward. Sailors dressed in white and blue walked the streets for San Francisco’s Fleet Week, an annual event for the US Navy to display ...

San Francisco public art ordinance puts more women on pedestals

October 12, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

San Francisco is well known for its remarkable public art, but out of the city’s 87 public statues, just three represent women, according to Smithsonian News. Back in 2017, then-City Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced an initiative for San Francisco to join the 30% Club, an international movement that is dedicated to increasing female representation in ...

Campus Movie Fest rolls out the red carpet

October 11, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

The red carpet rolls out for the student filmmakers of SF State at the Jack Adams Hall. Celebrating it’s 10th year with the school, Campus Movie Fest allows and assists students in making a short film in a week. Open to friends, family and crew of the filmmakers, a reception for all will be held ...

The not-so-hidden truth about Hollywood

October 11, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

There has been a lot of hidden truths revealed in the past few years, with Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven and Brett Ratner accused of sexual harassment and Kevin Spacey’s career ending with his revealed sexual misconduct.  One of the most significant allegations has been against Bill Cosby, once known as America’s sweetheart, who has finally ...

Stay safe from sex traffickers’ creative ways

October 11, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

San Francisco is proving to be a sex trafficking hub, and predators are becoming more creative in ways to target victims. With social media and ride-hailing apps, tracking down victims is as simple as the click of a button. California Against Slavery reported that the top three of 10 worst child sex trafficking areas in ...

Advocates recognize Mental Health Awareness Day

October 10, 2018 Life Opinion 0 Comments

Every day, millions of Americans are faced with the reality of living with a mental illness. Each year on Oct. 10, healthcare professionals and associations raise awareness on mental illnesses across America. The World Federation for Mental Health first enacted “Mental Health Awareness Day” in 1992 to bring attention to the major effects of mental ...