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Patriot’s Day Rally turns violent

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday April 15, 2017 as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Breanna Reeves keeps the camera rolling to document the violence that gained national attention and scrutiny.

Another violent battle sets off in Berkeley at Patriots Day rally

April 17, 2017 News

Correction: A previous version of the article referred to the anarchist website “It’s Going Down” as an Antifa website.   A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.   Early on, ...

Tax March protesters demand to see Trump’s tax returns

April 16, 2017 News

Thousands of marchers across the U.S. took to the streets demanding Trump release his tax returns to reveal business ties and potential conflicts of interest. Marches took place in nearly 200 communities, according to the Tax March website. San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. were among participating cities. In San ...

Redemption shot throws Gators off their game

April 16, 2017 News Sports

SF State women’s softball faced the California State University, Monterey Bay Otters in their first two games of ar four game series Friday, April 14 at SF State. Gators pitcher Megan Clark looked different on the mound after several dominant pitching starts giving up one run and two hits in the first inning to the ...

Letter from the editor

April 16, 2017 News Opinion

The SF State community experienced an especially trying past week. The surprising announcement and sudden cancellation of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s speech Thursday stirred controversy and invoked emotional response among multitudes of individuals and organizations — reactions rippled out from our campus and into the international realm. Given the fallout from Barkat’s speech in April ...

Violence erupts in another Berkeley park protest

April 15, 2017 News 1 Comment

Violence erupted in Berkeley today when competing left and right wing groups clashed in Martin Luther King Park. It was unclear which group announced their event first, but both were determined to rally in the park simultaneously. Rich Black, who organized the March for Trump event at the same site last month, organized a coalition ...

Tax marchers demand Trump transparency

April 15, 2017 News

Thousands of protesters filled Civic Center Plaza Saturday afternoon, joining cities nationwide, to demand President Trump release his tax returns. Presidents are not required by law to release their tax returns, but each has done so voluntarily since the early ‘70s. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, first citing an on-going federal audit ...

Students tackle serious issues in civil political debate

April 15, 2017 News

The Political Science Student Association hosted its most inclusive debate on Thursday, where students representing four political parties discussed topics of health care, immigration and the federal budget. “The debate is a way to – especially in this time of political divide – get students to understand each side of the political platform,” said Paula ...

On-campus construction highlights student parking concerns

April 13, 2017 News 1 Comment

While the University is expanding and new construction projects are beginning, one issue that has affected students for a long time is about to get worse: the lack of available parking on campus. The ongoing construction projects at SF State have led to criticism among commuter students for the lack of parking spaces on or ...

National Science Foundation awards alumni for excellence

April 13, 2017 Life News

The National Science Foundation awarded fellowships to eight SF State alumni, making SF State the California State University with the most students to receive fellowships this year. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program received over 13,000 applications and narrowed it down to 2,000 recipients, according to the program’s website. The award recognizes and ...

Meet the man who will change your life – Gorsuch confirmed as 113th Supreme Court Justice

April 13, 2017 News

[media-credit name=”Courtesy of wikimedia commons” align=”alignright” width=”380″][/media-credit] Justice Neil M. Gorsuch was officially sworn in Monday as the 113th justice to the Supreme Court after he was confirmed last week when Senate Republicans voted to change the rules of the confirmation vote threshold. In an unprecedented decision, Senate Republicans bypassed a Democratic filibuster to proceed ...

The Fake News Watch: Fake News Around the World (Ep. 9)

April 12, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.   References and Additional Reading:   Freedom House, ...

School shooting in San Bernardino

April 10, 2017 News 1 Comment

A school shooting in San Bernardino Monday ended with two adults and one student dead, confirmed San Bernardino police chief. The shooting took place a short distance away from the location of the 2015 attack. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted that the classroom shooting at North Park Elementary School is believed to be a murder-suicide. ...

SF Women Against Rape holds annual walk to raise awareness

April 8, 2017 News

San Francisco Women Against Rape held their 12th annual walk on April 8 at the Women’s Building to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence against women. According to SFWAR, one in four women and one in 11 men will be raped once in their lifetime and only 20 percent are reported to the police. ...

Gary Austin, SF State alumnus and comedic mentor, dies at 75

April 7, 2017 News

SF State alumnus Gary Austin, whose work inspired comedians such as Helen Hunt, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, died on April 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 75 after losing a battle with cancer, according to Variety. Austin graduated from SF State with a bachelor’s degree in theatre in 1964, although ...

Trump responds to Syrian chemical weapons attack with 59 tomahawk missiles

April 7, 2017 News

President Trump launched airstrikes in Syria late Thursday evening in response to a chemical weapons attack allegedly ordered by the Syrian government on its own people. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” Trump said from his Mar-a-Lago ...

Students and faculty gather to tackle Islamophobia

April 7, 2017 News 2 Comments

The Muslim Student Association organized a teach-in event on Thursday afternoon in order to give Muslim students and faculty a chance to communicate their concerns and thoughts on Islamophobia Students encouraged faculty to create a welcoming environment for Muslim students in light of today’s political climate by addressing ways to combat prejudices within the SF ...

Your entire online footprint: now for sale

April 6, 2017 News

Trump signed a controversial bill to repeal protections that would have stopped internet service provider companies from collecting and selling online activity. Though proponents say the repeal of this regulation will level the playing field between websites and internet service providers, privacy advocates warn it sets a precedent that may compromise people’s privacy, and turn ...

Criticism flares as Jerusalem mayor cancels speaking event

April 5, 2017 Life News 1 Comment

[media-credit id=477 align=”alignnone” width=”446″][/media-credit]   Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem canceled his upcoming visit to SF State due to dissatisfaction with the event’s organization and lack of publicity. “The university offered a ticketed, limited event, and no legitimate effort was made on the part of the university to publicize the lecture,” Barkat said in a ...

University Park South experiences a second break-in this year

April 5, 2017 News

An apartment in the University Park South area was burglarized on Saturday night while tenants were out. University Park South is an apartment complex owned by the University where some students reside due to its convenient location near campus. According to University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson, UPS has seen 10 residential burglaries since ...

Voting week: Meet the presidential candidates

April 5, 2017 Life News

  The Associated Students Board of Directors, SF State’s student government, is being determined this week. ASI strives to represent students and maintain a commitment to social justice. Students can vote online for executive officers, class representatives and college representatives through Friday, April 7, and can view the debates on the ASI website. Meet the ...

The Fake News Watch: Going Viral (Ep. 8)

April 5, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading Going ViralBy Karine ...

Gators bats come alive in battle against Menlo Oaks

April 4, 2017 News Sports

The SF State Gators baseball team’s bats came alive on Tuesday afternoon at Maloney Field as they crushed the Menlo Oaks 17-2. The parade of runs started early as the Gators batted around the order, scoring six runs in the first inning. After starting pitcher Grant Vogenthaler pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top half ...

Indecent exposure reported at the J. Paul Leonard library

April 2, 2017 News

An indecent exposure incident occurred in the J. Paul Leonard library Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at 3:19 p.m. on April 1 when a non-SF State affiliated female, who was studying on the fourth floor of the library, alerted the University Police Department of a man with his shorts down, holding his erect penis while ...

Cesar E. Chavez Mural Celebration addresses the need for political activism

March 31, 2017 Life News

Politicians and activists came together for the Cesar E. Chavez Mural Celebration to discuss a plethora of issues concerning activism and community involvement on Thursday afternoon. Forty to 50 people in Jack Adams Hall watched closely as panelists talked about voting and legislation. San Francisco Board of Supervisor Jane Kim highlighted the need for the ...

SF State professor receives California Lawyer of the Year Award

March 29, 2017 News

SF State journalism lecturer James Wagstaffe and his team were honored with a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award recognizing their work on the Sander v. State Bar case, where they fought to keep bar applicant data private. The legal publication California Lawyer awarded Wagstaffe, Michael von Loewenfeldt and Melissa Perry on March 15 ...

The Fake News Watch: Headlines (Ep. 7)

March 28, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading “Long-form reading shows signs ...

Another Oakland fire leaves three dead and one missing

March 27, 2017 News

Residents woke up to a fatal fire in West Oakland that broke out at 4 a.m. Monday morning. Firefighters responded to the three-story transitional housing center at 2551 San Pablo Avenue, home to 50 to 60 residents. The Red Cross Foundation set up tables at Auto Zone on 27th and West streets in order to ...

Tuition hike approved by CSU Board of Trustees

March 22, 2017 News

Amid protests Wednesday, the California State University system’s governing board voted 11-8 to raise tuition at its 23 campuses – the first raise in six years. Tuition will increase by $270 per year for in-state students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, up from the current rate of $5, 472 for undergraduate students, which “will ...

ASI inspires students to fight against tuition increase

March 20, 2017 News 2 Comments

Associated Students Inc. collected testimonials from students at Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday to reject a tuition increase proposed for the fall semester. “This is crunch time,” said Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, ASI’s vice president of external affairs. “We really need students to step up and speak their stories.” LoBuono Gonzalez discussed the rainy-day fund Gov. Brown ...