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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 ...

Leaders of tomorrow begin at Project Connect

September 19, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

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, ...

S.P.E.A.K’s first open-mic night of the semester

September 19, 2018 Life 0 Comments

S.P.E.A.K will debut its first open-mic night of the semester at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Student Center from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. S.P.E.A.K, an acronym for Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds, is a group on campus whose mission is to allow students from various backgrounds and perspectives to share their ...

College students need more education with STDs on the rise

September 19, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high and continue to grow each year. And although it can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, students need to take their sexual health seriously since the majority of cases are among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. “Students and others should consider STD testing ...

Music City’s show at The Depot gets political

September 19, 2018 Life 0 Comments

“Fuck borders, fuck ICE, keep families together,” a student sang during her set Thursday night at The Depot’s event with Music City.  Combing today’s political climate with music, student Mae Powell said she wanted to avoid getting political in her music ever since Donald Trump was elected president because music was her escape. But that ...

Chinatown celebrates annual Autumn Moon Festival

September 19, 2018 Life 0 Comments

San Francisco’s Chinatown was filled with Cantonese opera music playing over the noise of the crowd as the smell of Chinese food, smoke bombs and the sound of lottery wheels spinning pervaded the streets. The 2018 Autumn Moon Festival, held on Sept. 15 and 16, invited people from all over the Bay Area for a day ...

Poetry Center hosts award-winning queer writers

September 19, 2018 Life 0 Comments

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the critically acclaimed SF State Poetry Center hosted Whiting Award 2018 recipients, Brontez Purnell, and Tommy Pico, both prolific writers within contemporary LGBTQ+ spoken word and performance. Purnell, originally from Alabama, has been performing and writing in the Bay Area for over ten years. He is the frontman of the local ...

Rolling Loud takes on the Bay Area

September 18, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The all-around hyphy nature the Bay Area is known for returned to the Oakland Coliseum for the third annual Rolling Loud Festival. The festival drew in a powerhouse of names from the hip-hop community, including Travis Scott, YG, Young Thug and many more. The festival that housed a crowd of 40,000 hip-hop heads also included ...

Mashouf gears up for exciting second year

September 14, 2018 Life 1 Comment

After undergoing two years of construction beginning in 2015, SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center has successfully completed its first year of operations. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the wellness center as it heads into its second year and prepares a few new programs to offer. “We’re super excited,” said Director of Campus Recreation Pamela ...

Relationships formed on air

September 14, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Radio DJs are taking the SF State media world by storm with many new additions to the broadcast and electronic communication arts department. New music and various genres inspire student DJs — along with provocative conversations on the societal issues surrounding them, music and culture. SF State got started with its first online radio station, KSFS, in ...

Apple reveals new Series 4 watch

September 13, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Apple revealed their new products on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from the Steve Jobs Theater at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. According to CEO Tim Cook, the new Apple generation has a lot of potentials to be, once again, the best generation of smartphones worldwide with a 98 percent satisfaction rate on the last iPhone X. ...

Pride celebration livens Oakland, highlights marginal community

September 13, 2018 Life Multimedia 0 Comments

The Oakland Pride Parade and Festival extols positivity, love, and the acceptance of one another within the LGBTQ community annually, with this year taking place in downtown Oakland, Calif. The festival and its creators seek to educate the greater community about equality, civic involvement and responsibility for others in a ever-changing social landscape. Tristen Rowean/Golden ...

Last chance for Greek life recruitment on campus

September 12, 2018 Life 0 Comments

For the past two weeks, sororities and fraternities have occupied the quad in hopes of recruiting new members into the Greek life. What initially began as a two-week tabling recruitment on campus will now extend for a third week with most of the sororities and fraternities returning, according to Janelle Martinez, a recruiter from a ...

Troye Sivan: Bloom review

September 12, 2018 Life Opinion

It’s been three years since Troye Sivan dropped his debut album, “Blue Neighborhood,” that told a story of a young queer boy yearning for love and somewhere to belong. It’s a different story now for Sivan, who isn’t afraid to share his truth and love bites with his lover. The Australian singer-songwriter started his career ...

Laugh the stress away at The Depot

September 11, 2018 Life 0 Comments

When due dates for assignments start to pile up and interfere with work schedules, stress for students can escalate quickly. Some students turn to comedy, whether it’s unwinding after class at one of The Depot’s comedy nights or watching their favorite comedians at home. Either by making people laugh or sitting back and laughing, some ...

SF State alumnus killed in Chicago crossfire

September 11, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

A gifted 25-year-old SF State alumnus who had survived cancer was killed when caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Chicago on Sept. 2, just days before starting his PhD program at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo was an academic all-star, according to his former professors and friends. He survived lymphoma when he was 15 ...

SF State veteran reflects on the impact of 9/11

September 11, 2018 Life 0 Comments

This Sept. 11 marks the seventeenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which involved the hijacking of four commercial passenger planes by the terrorist group al-Qaida, resulting in the deaths of 2,996 Americans and $10 billion worth of damages to infrastructure, according to the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. It was the first ...

Burglar breaks into student residence

September 9, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

A student living in SFSU housing got a shock Saturday afternoon when she encountered a burglar in her apartment as she walked out of her bedroom. The victim called University Police at 4:14 p.m. to report the break-in at the University Park North residential building. “As she exited her bedroom, she noticed the suspect walking ...

Comedy night gets underway at The Depot

September 7, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Moonwalking hosts, jokes about depression and no sun –– it was all part of the fun at The Depot’s first comedy night of the fall semester, held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. With sign-ups starting at 5:30 p.m., the open mic event presented 28 SF State student comedians. In addition to jokes about their depression ...

Hiero Day honors the hip-hop community

September 6, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Hyphy beats, marijuana smoke and good vibes filled downtown Oakland this Labor Day as people of all ages from all over the Bay Area attended the seventh annual Hiero Day Music Festival, where hip-hop legends and up-and-comers celebrated the city’s culture and music scene. The festivities kicked off at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 ...

Prof hopes violence and suicide prevention course goes viral

September 3, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

An SF State professor studying violence and suicide prevention hopes a new health and wellness course will lead to fewer tragedies among students who sign up and cause a ripple effect among their peers. The Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative, a collaboration between the College of Ethnic Studies and the Wise Wishes organization, started one of two ...

Queer People of Color campus group returns to SF State

September 3, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

A defunct SF State advocacy group that was influential for shedding light on issues affecting queer people of color back in its day is about to be revived. The campus organization Queer People of Color (QPOC) was first formed in 2005 by graduate students of the Ethnic Studies program.  During a recent meeting of the Queer ...

Outside Lands brings the noise

August 16, 2018 Life

Outside Lands Music & Art Festival descended upon San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the tenth anniversary last weekend– attracting thousands of SF residents, as well as travelers, dedicated to catching the main headliners including Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, and Florence + The Machine. The festival featured artwork, a new area dedicated to legalized cannabis ...