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YouTube crash sends users in a tizzy

October 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

The internet went crazy after YouTube crashed and users were unable to get content to play for almost two hours. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, users reported YouTube experienced a global broadcasting outage, according to The Guardian. As the second-most visited website in the world, YouTube users were most upset that they were blocked from ...

College Democrats hope for a secure foothold at SF State

October 16, 2018 News 0 Comments

In an alcove on the second floor of the campus library gathers a revival. A small group of students huddle around a study space eager to resuscitate political action for college students. Each Wednesday, students meet in what is becoming the reestablishment of the College Democrats of SF State. Since its inception two years ago, ...

Shoestring budget stymies shuttle service

October 16, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

SF State’s Daly City BART Express Shuttles ferry students from BART to campus and back every ten to 15 minutes, five days a week, or it’s supposed to, anyway. During peak hours, the service can grind to a crawl due in part to  service flaws by the contractor, transMETRO, as well as the university’s own ...

Japanese internment gardens reveal endurance of the human spirit

October 15, 2018 News 0 Comments

For Koji Lau-Ozawa, learning what the word “camp” meant in his grandmother’s stories involved the horrors of incarceration, as well as making the best of terrible circumstances. Lau-Ozawa, an SF State alum and current Stanford doctoral candidate in anthropology, has researched man-made structures at the Gila River Incarceration Camp in southern Arizona, where his grandparents ...

Dramatic drop in transferring students prompts budget concerns

October 15, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State saw a sharp decline in incoming transfer undergraduate applicants this year, raising concerns over the university’s bottom line. During an Oct. 10 budget committee meeting, Sutee Sujitparapitaya, associate provost of Institutional Analytics, told senior SF State administration and faculty that transferring undergrads went from more than 23,000 in Fall 2017 to just under ...

Thousands join national strike over Marriot labor disputes

October 15, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

“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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 ...

Holocaust Lecture Series Begins with conversation on Hans Asperger and Autism

October 9, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

The Jewish studies department launched a series of lectures regarding the Holocaust beginning with two by Drs. Edith Sheffer and Herwig Czech on Oct. 4 at McKenna Theatre, moderated by professor Venise Wagner of the journalism department. Both lecturers presented the subject and controversy of autism and Hans Asperger’s association with the Nazi regime during ...

Critics urge BART to improve transit security

October 9, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 ...