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Thousands join national strike over Marriot labor disputes

October 15, 2018 Latest News

“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 ...

San Francisco hosts Fleet Week

October 12, 2018 Latest Life News

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

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

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 ...

Stay safe from sex traffickers’ creative ways

October 11, 2018 Latest News

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 ...

Movements behind Ford allegations

October 10, 2018 Latest Multimedia News

The movement #Metoo, took the internet by storm with victims of sexual assault taking a stand against their perpetrators and standing in solidarity together. The movement started by Tarana Burke sparked when Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow and over 20 more women accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Similarly to #MeToo, a series of ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day shifts historical perspective

October 10, 2018 News

While many universities across the nation closed their campuses to honor Christopher Columbus, SF State students, faculty and administrators didn’t take a day off to celebrate a slave trader. “It seems like a no-brainer,” said Larry Salomon, race and resistance professor at SF State. “Why celebrate someone who introduced genocide into the Western Hemisphere?” Columbus ...

SF State celebrates National Coming Out Day

October 10, 2018 News

SF State’s Queer and Trans Resource Center will host festivities in honor of the 30th annual National Coming Out Day from noon to 9 p.m., Oct. 11, at Malcom X Plaza. “We celebrate identity and coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and all that may fit into that little plus sign,” said the Queer and Trans ...

SF State forensics team place No. 4 in debate competition

October 10, 2018 News

The SF State forensics team placed fourth overall in the first speech and debate competition of the season, the annual SF State-hosted Golden Gate Opener. College students from across California and some out-of-state schools congregated in the Humanities Building to perform their speeches and argue their points. There were multiple event categories occurring at the ...

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

October 9, 2018 Latest News

BART officials struggled with their plans to prevent crime through mass surveillance and increased policing during a packed safety meeting in Pittsburg on Sept. 27. Critics say BART’s response to the July murder of Nia Wilson is little more than “security theater.” Concord Mayor Edi E. Birsan urged BART officials to prioritize safety without further ...

SF State film students go to China

October 9, 2018 Latest News

Over the Summer, 18 SF State students travelled abroad to China to film and produce four documentaries in the course of the three weeks The trip was organized by SF State film professor Weimin Zhang and is the only study abroad program offered by SF State that deeply immerses students in a foreign country. “Many ...

Up to Us looks forward to 2018 campaign

October 9, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

Up to Us, a campus group aiming to help voice student concerns, is in its final stages of becoming a fully recognized on-campus club after almost six years of expanding its campaign and presence at SF State. The cohort-based organization helps bring awareness of the national debt to students and collects pledges to raise their ...

SF State celebrates Banned Books week

October 8, 2018 Life News

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 student reacts to South Carolina shooting

October 3, 2018 Latest News

A shooting in Florence, South Carolina today has left seven officers wounded, and one dead, CNN reported. Authorities said the shooting took place in an upscale neighborhood in the western part of Florence named Vintage Place at around 2 p.m. and ended around 3 p.m. The suspect is a male, but his identity is unknown at ...

Karen Korematsu makes momentous visit to SF State

October 2, 2018 Life News

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 ...

Oakland Tuff Sheds no solution to homelessness, say opponents

October 2, 2018 News

Residents of the E 12th Street homeless encampment have finished rebuilding their shelters following a widespread fire that leveled half of the 450-square-foot area on Sept. 11. Since then, the City of Oakland passed a controversial measure to displace those living in encampments and place them into Tuff Sheds that the city has erected on ...

SF State President Wong steps down

October 2, 2018 News 2 Comments

SF State President Leslie Wong shocked students, staff and faculty on Monday morning when he announced that he would be stepping down effective July 30, 2019. On Monday morning, Oct. 1, Wong appeared alongside his wife in a solemn video announcing his departure without explanation. He was appointed in 2012. “Today after considerable ongoing discussion ...

Campus power outages cause chaos for businesses

October 2, 2018 News

SF State’s commercial eateries took a hit when power outages occurred during back-to-back weekends last month. Although seemingly insignificant to many on campus, the blackouts on Sept. 8 from noon-2:30 p.m. and on Sept. 16 from 8-8:30 a.m. were more than just a headache for SF State’s Taqueria Girasol. The restaurant’s owner, Marco Ballesteros, said ...

SF State President Leslie Wong ‘stepping down’

October 1, 2018 News 1 Comment

At 9:02 a.m. this morning, SF State President Leslie Wong announced that he is leaving his position. Seated next to his wife, Wong announced in a four-and-a-half minute video that he would be “stepping down” from his position on July 30, 2019. SF State University confirmed that Wong is retiring. He did not explain the ...

SF State students can get cash, academic credit with Golden Gate National Park Conservancy internship

September 27, 2018 News

The Golden Gate National Park Conservancy is offering paid, academic internships to underrepresented students through an ongoing partnership with SF State. Mariajose Alcantara, community outreach and park ranger for the National Park Service, said students who apply before the Oct. 14 deadline could be accepted into one of 40 different internships pertaining to different majors ...

Comic books inspired famed author and civil rights leader

September 27, 2018 Life News

Most of the time, superheroes are a work of fiction. But when author Andrew Aydin saw civil rights champion John Lewis in action, he had a better idea. When Aydin started working for Lewis, he convinced the Georgia congressman to write an autobiographical comic book. Lewis agreed on the condition that Aydin help him create ...

Bill Cosby convicted for one of many sexual assaults

September 27, 2018 News

Justice was served after a decade of allegations against Bill Cosby when he was finally convicted on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The once known “America’s Dad,” according to CNN was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison. The internet is blowing up with the footage of Cosby leaving the court in handcuffs after being ...

SF State alumni reminisce over founding first ever Black Student Union

September 27, 2018 News

The 1968 SF State student-led strike holds tremendous historic significance as the first — and longest — in a wave of campus-wide strikes across the nation during that era of protest. For many now elderly SF State alumni, the strike holds sharp memories of fear, anger and determination. “I walk across the campus and before you ...

‘Superman’ No. 1 issue included in new comic book archive

September 26, 2018 News

One of the most coveted comic books in history now resides at SF State’s library as part of a new archive collection of rare comic books. The J. Paul Leonard Library unveiled the special new archive to SF State students on Monday, Sept. 10, including an original copy of Superman No. 1 worth several thousand ...

ASI campaign encourages students to register to vote

September 26, 2018 Latest News

Associated Students Inc. urged students to register to vote on Sept. 25, as part of a nationwide campaign for National Voter Registration Day with Rock the Vote. The campaign comes shortly before midterm elections begin across the country, with California’s voting day slated for Nov. 6. According to a report issued by the Public Policy ...