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Get Live hits The Depot stage tomorrow for a hip-hop concert

November 7, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The Depot will be hosting Get Live! A hip-hop concert performed by SF State students and a local artist. SF State’s very own Jay “Bombay” Bodii, who will be hosting the event on Nov. 8 from 6p.m.-9 p.m. on the lower conference level inside the Cesar Chavez building. Brandon Bock aka Prophet, double majoring in ...

Bacon and Beer Classic at AT&T Park

November 7, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

Drink up, pig out and party down at the San Francisco Bacon and Beer Classic at AT&T Park. On November 10, local vendors will showcase their craft beers and delicious food for the public to enjoy. Tickets are on sale for the event and general admission includes access to three hours of unlimited bacon and ...

Africana studies major finds activism in music

November 7, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

The SF State strikers in 1968 sought to include more diversity in a whitewashed curriculum and to pressure the university to hire more professors and administrators who represent marginalized communities. Fifty years later, the newly-elected SF State Black Student Union coordinator says the music he creates is in direct alignment with the energy of that ...

Pericles debut excites theatre department

November 7, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

The School of Theatre and Dance debuted “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” in the Little Theatre on Nov. 1 with an all-student cast, elaborate lighting and a unique set. “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is an exciting play by Shakespeare where the main character journeys in search of a wife, finds her, loses her and regains her ...

BECA department to host “Better Call Saul” writer Heather Marion

November 5, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The broadcast and electronic communication arts department welcomes Heather Marion, writer of the television show “Better Call Saul,” to discuss her career as a story editor and television writer. “The event is part of the ongoing Peter and Rosemary Casey Endowed Fellowship lecture series, which aims to bring television and entertainment industry professionals to speak ...

Students can be more environmentally conscious

October 31, 2018 Life 0 Comments

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that society has fewer opportunities remaining to avoid damage to the climate. The report stated that due to human activities, global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate. “Learn how to recycle ...

Students Prepare to Register and Vote for the Midterms

October 31, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Though many students are eager to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, a majority of students do not vote. The Campus Vote Project reported that only 17 percent of people aged 18 to 24 cast a ballot in the 2014 elections when the proportion of 18-to-24-year-olds who were registered to vote was 42 percent. College ...

Asian American studies department to host Bob Avakian

October 30, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The Asian American studies department is hosting a film presentation about how people need an actual revolution and how it can be done. This film showcase a speech led by Bob Avakian, a Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party. “Why we need an actual revolution and wow we can really make revolution” discusses the possibility ...

2018 Día de los Muertos Festival of Altars

October 26, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

The Marigold Project invites people to leave offerings and participate in multiple actives that commemorate the departed so gather your votive candles, and marigold flowers to the annual Día de los Muertos altar viewing.  This event is dedicated to reconnecting us to our ancestors and the people that meant the most to us next Friday ...

Halloween brew bash

October 26, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

Anchor Public Tabs, located in DeHaro Street in San Francisco will host a Halloween Brew Bash on October 31st. This bash will be filled with costumes, crafts, beer and more. Via the Anchor Public Tabs Facebook page, “the goblins are hunting, the monsters will mash, don your costume and join us for a Halloween Brew ...

Improv Nation to host its first improv night of the semester

October 24, 2018 Life 0 Comments

SF State student organization Improv Nation will host their annual Halloween Improv Show on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Creative Arts Building Room 104. The event will feature eight comedians performing improvisation acts. The comedians will be split up into two different section, the first being a section full of short-form comedy ...

Cherry Glazerr brings feminist punk to SF State

October 21, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

Los Angeles-based femme grunge-punk band Cherry Glazerr brought gritty guitar riffs, funky bass-lines and unapologetically empowering lyrics to SF State’s campus Thursday night in Jack Adams Hall. Frontwoman Clementine “Clem” Creevy, a 21-year-old guitarist and vocalist, started the group when she was 15 after Burger Records discovered her solo work on Soundcloud in 2012. She ...

Asian Improv Arts to host a multimedia performance

October 20, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Asian Improv Arts are hosting a multimedia performance that’s inspired by interviews with World War II Japanese Incarceration camp survivors and family history through the Vietnam War. ImprovisAsians is an annual week of workshops and performances that celebrate the connection between the community and the performing arts building. “The event on October 23 features the ...

Being a woman in modern society

October 20, 2018 Latest Life Opinion 0 Comments

For as long as I can remember, being a woman is filled with this need for perfection. The concept of having the right lipstick, liking pink, and being skinny and pretty makes us feel like we are closer to a never-ending struggle. The fact of the matter is that most of us look at ourselves ...

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 1 Comment

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 ...

Off Top Tuesday, where depression, drugs and history mix

October 18, 2018 Latest Life

From sex, depression, drugs and heritage, no topic was left undiscussed at The Depot last night. Going off of words in a mystery envelope or vibing off the rapper next to them, performers were rapping bar after bar with barely any hesitation. Aspiring student rappers, along with performers Shino Smoke and Chhoti Maa, switched off ...

Family fun in the Outer Sunset

October 17, 2018 Life

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

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 ...

International Film Festival encourages students to learn about disabilities

October 15, 2018 Life

Superfest international disability film festival is celebrating disability culture by showcasing film selections at the Magnes Collection of Jewish art and life in Berkeley on Oct. 20 – Oct. 21 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF. The festival allows disabled filmmakers and creators to share their stories that explore disability with the world and ...

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival brings crowds of all ages

October 12, 2018 Latest Life

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

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

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

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 ...

BikeFest offered free tune-ups, safety tips and much more

October 11, 2018 Latest Life

BikeFest took place on campus on Oct. 10 to encourage students to bike on their commutes. The event took place on the quad and featured tables by the sustainability department of SF State, the university police department, and the San Francisco bicycle coalition, among others. The event was an opportunity to not only learn more ...

Advocates recognize Mental Health Awareness Day

October 10, 2018 Life Opinion

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 ...