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Associated Students president resigns after board tries to remove him

September 22, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State’s student government president announced that he is stepping down on Friday, two days after board members voted unofficially to remove him from office. Juan Carlos Hernandez, who was elected Associated Students Inc. president less than six months ago, announced his resignation after board members voted to oust him during Wednesday’s board meeting for reasons ...

Poetry center debuts poetic series

September 21, 2018 News 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 ...

Korean Student Association celebrates culture, old and new

September 20, 2018 News 0 Comments

The fervor for K-Pop music is well entrenched among Korean Student Association (KSA) members, who gather during the annual culture and customs open house on Sept. 19 to revel in the ever-ubiquitous tunes as well as Korean dramas and more. “There used to be a lot more Korean participation, and now it’s a lot more fans of ...

SFSU Combats Student Period Poverty

September 20, 2018 News 0 Comments

Earlier this month, Scotland became the first country to offer free tampons to students in hopes of beginning a global movement towards fighting “period poverty.” Now, SF State’s Health Promotion and Wellness unit has been inspired to do the same. Period poverty is a globally known issue that involves insufficient access to sanitary products for ...

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, ...

The Daily podcast presenting at SF’s Nourse Theater

September 18, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

The New York Times podcast “The Daily” will be presenting a conference this Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. for the first time at San Francisco’s Nourse Theater. Michael Barbaro, host of “The Daily,” and show producer Annie Brown will discuss how the news is reported and how the team creates the podcast in a ...

Oakland homeless encampment fire reveals human desperation

September 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

Fire engulfed a homeless encampment on E 12th Street in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11, scorching one-third of the shelters along with all the belongings of 30 of the 80 residents. The blaze raised questions about the housing crisis, and the treatment of citizens who need the most assistance. “I was chilling in my ...

SF State grad’s shooting raises issue of gun violence

September 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State graduate Shane Colombo’s loved ones gathered at his memorial service on Friday, in disbelief that the young man’s promising future was cut short by gun violence.     “It feels like he’s just away still in Chicago. I can still feel the last hug he gave me,” said Colombo’s older brother Dane Colombo. Colombo ...

Eco-champions gather at Global Action Summit

September 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

World leaders, business moguls, protestors and even a Hollywood star all shared center stage during the Global Action Summit in downtown San Francisco last week. On Thursday afternoon, actor Harrison Ford took the stage at the Esplanade Ballroom in the Moscone Center to emphasize the need for environmental stewardship and renewable energy. He also addressed ...

Parking shortage burdens people living in vehicles

September 17, 2018 News 1 Comment

First, they couldn’t find affordable housing. Now they can’t find hassle-free parking. People living out of their vehicles amid San Francisco’s housing crisis are finding it increasingly difficult to park as some neighborhoods push legislation to ban overnight parking. Alex Lane, a 23-year-old artist, said he struggled to find a place to park his brown ...

Police mistake muralists for vandals

September 17, 2018 News 0 Comments

Two artists hired to revise a fading mural on the outside wall of Healthy Spirits and Liquor on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District were hassled by police who accused them of being vandals the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 4. Victor Gomez, 21, and Alex Nadel, 24, earn their living as artists in the ...

Global Museum foreshadows major exhibit

September 17, 2018 News 0 Comments

Tucked away within the Fine Arts Building is a mini-museum that will soon transport students to ancient Egypt, allow them to interact with a magic story board, and invite them to appreciate art while learning about climate change. The SF State Global Museum was originally established in April 2018 to provide a sanctuary for art ...

Electric scooters to return to city streets

September 17, 2018 News 0 Comments

After a rocky start in San Francisco, electric scooter rentals will soon be back on city streets thanks to a pilot program that’s tentatively granting two companies permission to operate. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) on Aug. 30 granted one-year permits to two companies, Skip and Scoot, to temporarily re-launch electric scooter rentals ...

CCAA distinguishes 73 SF State Gators with All-Academic accolades

September 16, 2018 News Sports 0 Comments

Last week the California Collegiate Athletic Association announced that 73 SF State student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the 2017-18 school year. The CCAA honored a total of 811 student-athletes across the conference, with SF State ranking fourth amongst the 13 schools. The 811 distinguished student-athletes represent a drop over the previous year of 825 honorees. ...

The revived experimental college enters its third semester

September 14, 2018 News 0 Comments

The resurgence of the Experimental College program from the 1960s offers a variety of student-taught courses this fall to a new generation of SF State students. The significance of the EXCO 50 years ago had a helping hand in fostering and reinforcing progressive ideas as well as assisting in the instituting of the College of ...

SF State project to transform Tapia Drive into pedestrian-only quad

September 13, 2018 News 1 Comment

The new Liberal and Creative Arts Building currently under construction is just phase one of a four-phase SF State Master Plan that will eliminate Tapia Drive altogether and turn it into a quad, according to the Creative Arts and Holloway Mixed-Use Project Final Report issued in March 2017. SF State’s first new academic building in 24 years will ...

Governor signs bill to reduce emissions to zero by 2045

September 13, 2018 News 1 Comment

Climate leaders descended on San Francisco for this week’s Global Climate Action Summit days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order and Senate Bill 100 requiring California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045, as well as generate 100 percent of its electricity from clean, carbon-neutral energy sources, also by 2045. “Whether ...

Housing crisis drives students to live in vehicles

September 12, 2018 News 1 Comment

The lack of access to affordable housing on and off campus has pushed some San Francisco State University students to live out of their vehicles. Between 20 to 30 vehicles parked on Lake Merced Boulevard and Winston Drive, adjacent to campus, are motorhomes and vans that people of various ages and professions use as living ...

From Jackie Robinson to Colin Kaepernick, the history of activism in sports

September 12, 2018 News 0 Comments

A SF State graduate and a current student are leading a course on the history of activism in sports. The duo plan who inform the students about notable people, such as Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and current players like LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick. They are looking for students to enroll in the experimental college course that takes place every Monday afternoon. The direction of the course is dictated by the students because the course is about what the students want to learn, according to one of the instructors.

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 ...

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 ...

Rapper Mac Miller dies of apparent drug overdose

September 8, 2018 News 0 Comments

Rapper Mac Miller, 26, has reportedly died of a drug overdose, according to TMZ. Law enforcement officials are reported to have responded to an emergency call at 11:50 a.m., where they found Mac Miller and pronounced him dead at the scene. Malcolm James McCormick of Pittsburgh began his career on a high when his first ...

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 ...

SF State grad shot and killed in Chicago crossfire

September 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

A photo of Shane Colombo and his mother, Tonya Nishimuta-Colombo, celebrating on Shane’s graduation day from SF State University appears on a GoFundMe page created to help pay for Shane Colombo’s transportation home. A SF State graduate was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Chicago on Sunday, less than a day after he ...

Bill to end cash bail cheered and panned

September 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

A new California law that abolishes cash bail now ensures that defendants don’t sit in jail for years awaiting trial just because they’re poor, say advocates. But opponents warn the law will devastate public safety, create more overcrowded jails and give judges too much power. Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial bill on Aug. 28, ...

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 ...