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SF State student recites poem at DACA rally

September 7, 2017 Multimedia News

“Everybody wants to be hood, see hood, live hood, rep hood, but still call the hood babies hoodrats as they feel distasteful at the thought of an alley with a sofa they claim we have so much in common with, you know? Since apparently we’re both abandoned.” Toward the end of Tuesday’s DACA rally at ...

Thousands gathered at Hippie Hill 2.0

May 21, 2017 Life Multimedia News

Every April 20, cannabis lovers have converged on the grassy knolls of Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park to smoke marijuana and celebrate the “stoner’s holiday.” This year, San Francisco took matters into its own hands and decided that with the recent passing of Proposition 64, which made recreational marijuana consumption legal in the state ...

BECA Finalist at SF State

May 4, 2017 Multimedia News

  Four Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts majors from SF State were chosen as finalists for the competitive and nationwide Television Foundation’s Internship Program offered by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The competitive program offers a variety of different categories for students to apply for based on their interests. According to Miriam Smith, ...

The Fake News Watch: Fearmongering (Ep.10)

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: “Fear-Based Appeals Effective at ...

SFSU Breakers break it down at UCBL 2017

April 18, 2017 Life Multimedia

SFSU Breakers faced off against its first major break dancing competition in the 11th annual Unified Collegiate Breaking League at Danzhaus Dance Center in San Francisco on March 25, 2017. The competition gave a taste for students, artist and local Bboys an opportunity to rekindle some flare with rival teams and connect with some local ...

Gatorcast Episode 1 (MLB Players Under 30)

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

  Major League Baseball’s 2017 regular season is just over two weeks old, and with it, the Golden Gate Xpress launches a new project, GatorCast, a podcast about sports both on campus and off. In this first episode, Xpress reporters Eli Walsh and Renee Smith talk about the best active MLB players under 30 years ...

Patriot’s Day Rally turns violent

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday April 15, 2017 as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Breanna Reeves keeps the camera rolling to document the violence that gained national attention and scrutiny.

Battle of the bands at SF State

April 18, 2017 Life Multimedia

Associated Students of San Francisco State University hosted the battle of the bands in The Depot Tuesday, April 11 as the second event of the 7th annual Rhythms Fusic Festival. Funky soul and hip-hop band Brother Gipson and the Mantra set The Depot on fire with their heavy backbeat to win the grand prize of ...

SF State Wind Ensemble welcomes diversity

April 15, 2017 Multimedia

The SF State Wind Ensemble debuted “Into the forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire & Oil,” on March 14, 2017 at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The wind ensemble holds auditions at the beginning of each semester and is open to current students of all majors, alumni and faculty members at SF ...

The Fake News Watch: Fake News Around the World (Ep. 9)

April 12, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.   References and Additional Reading:   Freedom House, ...

What’s your best kept secret at SF State?

April 7, 2017 Life Multimedia

According to the San Francisco State University academic calendar, the University enjoys a total undergraduate enrollment of more than 30,000 students, and every single one of them has at least a tiny amount of classified information feverishly itching for the scratch of disclosure. Students get down-right personal as they divulge everything from hard-to-find hidden bathrooms tucked ...

The Fake News Watch: Going Viral (Ep. 8)

April 5, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading Going ViralBy Karine ...

KSFS brings innovative mediums of music to the radio

March 29, 2017 Life Multimedia

By choosing to showcase live music instead of typical pre-recorded music, SF State’s KSFS Radio station is pushing the boundaries of the airwaves. The resident radio station is utilizing the innovative idea on their Music Under the Stairs segment hosted by Amanda Fletcher. Fletcher, who also acts as KSFS program director, is always trying to ...

The Fake News Watch: Headlines (Ep. 7)

March 28, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading “Long-form reading shows signs ...

Hackathon draws hundreds of student techies

March 19, 2017 Multimedia

The long bunker-shaped building was filled with sounds of boisterous chatter and clicking keyboards as students implemented code. Computers were strewn amid headphones and virtual reality headset-wearing students working late into the night. The sleep-deprived techies fueled up on energy drinks and water in an attempt to push through the 24-hour hackathon. Roughly 350 students ...

The Fake News Watch: Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 6)

March 14, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: “Here’s Why People ...

The Fake News Watch: Hyper-Partisanship (Ep. 5)

March 7, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading Pew Research Center, ...

The Fake News Watch: Media Literacy (Ep. 4)

March 1, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: More information on ...

Protesters demand justice and block ATMs on campus

February 23, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

Video by Jason Rejali and Mason Rockfellow Correction: a previous version of this article misspelled the name of University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson as “Parsons,” and also made reference to him as the UPD Chief Reginald Parson. Both errors have since been corrected. SF State students demanded California State Universities divest from companies ...

Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

SF State astronomy professor looks for habitable planets 14 light years away

February 22, 2017 Life Multimedia

An SF State astronomy professor is making headway with his research on exoplanets that may have conditions to support life. Stephen Kane, who teaches Introduction to Astronomy, Stellar Astrophysics and Exoplanetary Science at SF State’s physics and astronomy department had his work published in the latest issue of the prestigious peer-reviewed Astrophysical Journal, gaining him ...

Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds at The Depot

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

Associated Students of San Francisco State University host S.P.E.A.K. at The Depot. Hip-hop artists, poets, musicians, and anyone willing to take the stage to speak their mind and share their story is welcome to blow off steam and tell it like it is. According to their Facebook page, Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds is ...

The Fake News Watch: Clickbait Machine (Ep.3)

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading SPJ Code of Ethics: ...

Postcards – The voices of SF State’s Week of Resistance

February 17, 2017 Multimedia

Over 400 postcards were sent to state, local, and federal representatives as part of San Francisco State’s week of resistance against the travel ban. The week long event, from Feb 6. – Feb 10, organized by students Alisar Musdafa and Alec Santos also included contacting representatives by phone and email. Here is what some participants ...

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

February 16, 2017 Multimedia News

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge to deport undocumented immigrants, build a wall along Mexico’s borders and ban immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Bay Area immigrants contribute $210B/year to ...

Trend in property crimes calls for preventative measures

February 15, 2017 Multimedia News

** This article had originally spelled UPD Deputy Chief Reginald Parson’s name incorrectly in a previous version. The article has since been changed and the name has been corrected. ** SF State experienced a string of property crimes during the first three weeks of the semester, including an armed robbery Friday night, prompting the University ...

The Fake News Watch: Sessions vs. Warren (Ep. 2)

February 15, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: Davis v. Board ...

SF State gets the blues

February 14, 2017 Multimedia

    Listen carefully and you might hear wailing guitars and soulful harmonicas yearning deep down in an unlikely, hidden pocket of campus. The blues is alive and well at San Francisco State University. Theater and dance department shop supervisor Greg Dunham invites students, faculty, friends, family, and anyone with an interest in playing the ...

The Fake News Watch: Airport Protests (Ep. 1)

February 8, 2017 Multimedia News

  Reporter: Kaylee Fagan With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.   View the full ...