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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Community praises the life of Dawn Mabalon

October 10, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Family, friends, colleagues and mentees gathered in the Annex 1 building of SF State to honor the beautiful life of Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. The celebration that took place on Oct. 6 highlighted the triumphs of the beloved professor who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 10. The lively event was accompanied by DJs, speakers, performances ...

Local comics roar crowd in comedy showcase

October 9, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

Students and members of SF State’s comedy community gathered at The Depot on Oct. 3 to listen and laugh at comics who stepped on stage and shared their wit during Comedy Night. The Depot is a hot spot where students can interact with each other, perform and watch performances throughout the year. As performers, students ...

SF State celebrates Banned Books week

October 8, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Through the power of spoken word and dialogue, students and performers honored challenged literary works and expressed their thoughts and emotions on topics such as femininity, race, gender, sex, power systems and homelessness. The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center celebrated banned books week on Thursday, Sept. 27 with performances from Hablo Rodriguez-Williams, Nickel River, ...

SF State alumnae nominated for 2018 National Book Award

October 4, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

SF State alumnae, poet Rae Armantrout and writer Rebecca Solnit, are among six Bay Area authors nominated for the 2018 National Book Award, according to KQED. The National Book Foundation released its longlist of nominees last month, which included four other Californian authors with Bay Area connections. The awards covered five different categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, ...

Kavanaugh case prompts emotional survivor stories on social media

October 2, 2018 Life 0 Comments

As the scandal of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh unfolds in front of the public eye, with his defense team consisting of a misogynistic president infamously known to be a womanizer and perpetrator of sexual assault, victims around the world are reliving the trauma of sexual assault with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s emotional testimony. ...

Karen Korematsu makes momentous visit to SF State

October 2, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Fred Korematsu was an American hero who fought the government’s internment of Japanese citizens during WWII to the highest court in the country. Seventy-six years later, his daughter took the podium at Jack Adams Hall on Sept. 17 to talk about her father’s legacy. Karen Korematsu began by making a point: How many in the ...

DACA and undocumented students still live in fear

October 2, 2018 Life 0 Comments

According to the Dream Resource Center, SF State has 500-700 undocumented and DACA-receiving students who are still waiting on the current presidential administration and judge’s’ decision regarding DACA to realize the fate of them and their families’ lives. President Donald Trump moved to phase out DACA over a year ago on Sept. 5, 2017. DACA ...

Poetry Center kicks off semester long series

September 28, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The SF State poetry center is opening its new reading series “Tripwire Cross-Cultural” with a two-night long presentation on September 27 and 28. Writers, poets and literary translators, Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, who started the language experimentation collective Antena, opened the reading series with a reading of their original works at E.M. Wolfman Book in ...

Latinx communty connect at networking event

September 27, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The Latinx Faculty, Staff and Student Tardeada took place on Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4-6 p.m. at Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies, the event aimed to unite student organizations, particularly those revolving around Latinx people, ...

“All Together Now” celebrates community and collaboration in Fine Arts Gallery

September 26, 2018 Life 1 Comment

Artists and members of the public and the SF State art community gathered at the “All Together Now” art exhibition’s debut in the Fine Arts Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 22, where they celebrated community. The gallery’s purpose is to “celebrate community as a means of resistance,” according to the Fine Art Gallery’s website. Artists supporting this ...

Campus vending machine temporarily shuts down

September 26, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Students’ only option for late-night and weekend snacks is shut down, but fear not, the campus vending machine is going to reopen “any time now,” according to Chris Farmer, The University Corporation director of operations. Farmer said he could not be more specific about the reopening of the machine, billed as “the only automated convenience store on ...

Basic hygiene products give hope to homeless in San Francisco

September 25, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Imagine not being able to shower, brush your teeth or have menstrual products for days or even weeks. There’s an ongoing issue with the lack of hygiene products available to low-income communities and to individuals who call the streets of San Francisco their home. Meghan Freebeck, founder and chief executive officer of Simply the Basics, ...

SF State students take part in California Coastal Clean-up Day

September 25, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Eleven SF State students decided to not sleep in last Saturday in order to participate in the California Coastal Clean-up Day at Fort Funston. The beach at Fort Funston Park buzzed with activity as dogs and their owners played catch, and friends and families placed litter into garbage bags. Overhead, thrill-seekers soared through the sky ...

Associated Students to celebrate Banned Books Week

September 21, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center will be celebrating Banned Books Week at the Cesar Chavez Center Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Banned Books Week will be featuring several spoken word performances by Hablo, Nickel Rivera, and Destiny Evans; as well as book readings and an open mic ...

Poetry center debuts poetic series

September 21, 2018 Life 0 Comments

SF State’s poetry center is hosting their first new Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series on Sept. 26-27 at E. M. Wolfman Books in downtown Oakland. Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, poet-translator-activists, will be presenting their work around Antena, which focuses on language justice and language experimentation collaborative. Their work also talks about focusing on writing, art- and book-making, translating and ...

Musicians meditate to diminish stage fright and examine their sixth sense

September 20, 2018 Life

Feet planted on the floor, spines straightened and supported, hands relaxed and eyes closed as the first meditation of the Mindfulness for Musicians lecture took place in Knuth Hall. Stage fright, creative blocks, performance injuries, and critique of practices and performances are only a few of the anxiety-ridden obstacles that could interfere with a musician’s ...

Leaders of tomorrow begin at Project Connect

September 19, 2018 Life News

SF State’s newest student mentors, role models and activists vowed to use their influence to positively impact under represented communities and promote higher education during the 14th annual Project Connect open house on Sept. 19. The event served to introduce Project Connect’s newest group of student interns, recruited this fall while also handing out free textbooks, ...