#FundTheDream rally at the State Capitol

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

Story by: Jacqueline Pinedo and Marisol Cabrera The California Faculty Association (CFA), along with student and faculty members from all 23 California State Universities, held a rally on Wednesday April 4, calling attention to Gov. Jerry Brown and legislatures in Sacramento regarding issues relating to the decline in CSU funding, tuition increases, food insecurity, deportation and ...

Breathe in, stress out

April 4, 2018 Life Multimedia

Stress is a term students are all too familiar with. With the hurdle of midterms barely surpassed, graduation sending seniors into emotional turmoil and finals just around the corner, it’s no wonder college has become synonymous with stress. But in Holistic Health 380: Western Perspectives, SF State students are taught how to view stress in ...

Amazon Barbershop shootout

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

 Tensions were high at the town hall meeting at Balboa High School regarding the police-related shooting of a 21-year-old man at a barbershop in the outer Mission as an altercation broke out during the public forum. On Wednesday, March 21, Jehad Eid was shot and killed by two San Francisco Police Department officers Kevin ...

“No Smoking on Campus”

March 15, 2018 Multimedia 1 Comment

Although a new “No Smoking on Campus” policy has been put in place for all Cal State Universities, students at SF State continue to smoke without the fear of getting caught. Students explain why they still smoke on campus and a participant of the Smoke/Tobacco Free Task Force clarifies why the policy was even set ...

Pop-Up Pantry celebrates one year

March 14, 2018 Multimedia News

The Pop-Up Pantry, SF State’s primary food distribution program operated by Associated Students Inc., celebrated their one year anniversary of providing nearly 300 students with fresh, free groceries each week.   Every Monday in the Student Life Event Center (the Annex), students can come in and take the suggested serving of groceries offered that week. ...

DACA program deadline looms over our undocumented immigrants

February 21, 2018 Multimedia

While Congress fails to reach a decision about the Obama-era program DACA, approximately 690,000 undocumented enrollees are lingering without a clue as to what their futures hold. Undocumented immigrants are losing their protections everyday, but the Mar. 5 deadline marks the date where up to 1,000 people a day will lose their temporary immigration statuses. ...

Kendama: A whole new ballgame

February 21, 2018 Multimedia

An eclectic group, known as Kendama Club, meets regularly on the SF State campus as an unofficial club. The club revolves around a Japanese skill toy that has attracted students from all walks of life and has brought them closer simply by playing together. It’s a game of tricks, where the mission is to have ...

What would you give up to clear your student loans?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

In Sept. 2017, Credible conducted a poll finding that 50 percent of students in the United States would be willing to give up their rights to vote in the next two presidential elections if it meant clearing their student loans forever.  The same poll also found that only 13 percent were willing to give up ...

Compensation: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

The debate over whether college athletes deserve to be paid has gained momentum the past few years. It reached one of its most controversial moments in 2015 when Northwestern University’s football team attempted to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board refused to accept or decline the effort, but a statement was made. College athletes were ...

SF State students find solace in skateboarding

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

Emily Hernandez, Joshua Tarango and Fernando Ariniega talk about stress, finals and how they use skateboarding as an outlet from school’s pressures and studies. They talk about how important it is to take part in personal activities to stay healthy during studying and exam week.

The Journey of Composing

December 14, 2017 Life Multimedia News

Star Wars inspired him. After he watched Star Wars Episode IV, he started making short films by himself. Then began composing the music for those films. Now, he enjoys composing orchestra songs, making films, flying a drone, photographing amd drawing pictures. A SF State graduating cinema student, Tasuku Odaka, held his last concert at De ...

Hard work, teamwork, lifelong memories

December 13, 2017 Multimedia Sports

Mandatory morning lifts, classes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., practice from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., home to shower and eat and then homework. This is every day life for SF State senior pitcher Jordan Yrastorza. It is also similar to the lives of athletes in other sports as they work to balance education ...

Protesters fight for Net Neutrality

December 8, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

By: Kelly Rodriguez Murillo, Garrett Bergthold, Deveshen Veerasamy “Let’s reclaim reality, protect net neutrality.” A group of people were gathered in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to end Net Neutrality on Market Street in front of a Verizon Wireless store. Net neutrality is the principle ...

Experimental College creates fundraiser for Syrian refugees

December 5, 2017 Life Multimedia

by Roxanne Hernandez, Garrett Bergthold, Bryan Ramirez Students from SF State’s Experimental College produced an art gallery fundraiser on campus for the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Monday Dec. 4, 2017. Alisar Mustafa, political science major, who teaches an experimental class about Syria and the Middle East, assigned her students to create interactive art for the ...

Students clash with religious activists at SF State

November 29, 2017 Multimedia News

  His sign read: WARNING, fake Christians, homosexuals, abortionists, party animals….rebellious women, liars, Muslims, masturbators, murderers….liberals, crossdressers, Buddhists…HELL AWAITS. Kevin Farrer came to SF State to send a message. He was doused in coffee for it. His fellow activist, who refused to give his name, was knocked down, had his sign ripped from his hands ...

The Sunrise Ceremony

November 29, 2017 Life Multimedia

There were over 5,000 people in attendance at the annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The ceremony has been held on Alcatraz Island since 1975 to commemorate the occupation of the Island in 1969. This year the ceremony brought together many different tribes and Native Americans from all over the Bay ...

Inside Tenderloin: Community gathering on Thanksgiving

November 29, 2017 Multimedia

There are a lot of stigmas around Tenderloin District in San Francisco: high crime rates, drugs and homelessness. However, people showed the strong connection within the community on Thanksgiving Day as 500 volunteers came and served 5,000 meals to residents, according to Ryan Hsu, a member of San Francisco City Impact. “Tenderloin is beautiful,” Hsu ...

One Tooth Wonder

November 22, 2017 Multimedia Sports

The gym at West Ranch High School was booming. The stands were roaring from parents cheering on their kids as they were able to sneak into the 2014 CIF Southern Section Playoffs. It would be the last game of the season for the Wildcats unless they were to beat a higher division team of Long ...

Depot’s Broken Open Mic showcases raw talent

November 17, 2017 Life Multimedia

by Janel Jackson-Oliver, Bridget Pocasangre, Lea Fabro SF State’s popular student hang-out, the Depot, hosted its signature open mic event on Wednesday, Nov. 15, showcasing volunteer’s talents such as singing, playing an instrument, reading their poem among others. Each performer is given about 10 minutes stage time to share their talents.

FedUp Episode 1: Sex on college campus

November 15, 2017 Life Multimedia

FedUp is a podcast on issues that college students face that may not feel comfortable talking about. Created by Golden Gate Xpress reporters, Vitta Oliveri and Aria Brock, they delve into the issues that students talk about and face in their lives. My name is Vitta Oliveri, I was born in San Diego but grew ...

Alpha Phi’s Mr. Heartthrob 2017

November 11, 2017 Multimedia

To raise money for women’s heart health, Alpha Phi held their annual comedy event, Mr. Heartthrob, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Annex 1 on campus. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation and the American Heart Association, the event fundraised money by showcasing male students from several organizations. By Janel Jackson-Oliver, Bridget Pocasangre and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez

Vigil held for those affected by new travel ban

October 10, 2017 Multimedia

A #NoMuslimBan vigil was held on Monday at Civic Center Plaza, a day before the Trump administration planned to announce their third iteration of the travel ban. The event was hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a non-profit, civil rights advocacy group based in Santa Clara, California. Their mission is to enhance understanding of ...

Emerging Electric Skateboard Scene at SF State

October 9, 2017 Multimedia

Students whizzing around on electric skateboards are becoming more of a common sight at SF State. The latest e-boards are proving to be legitimate modes of transportation while being fun in a way that differentiates them from their non electric counterparts. Students who have incorporated the e-board into their daily commute share their experience.