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Courts freeze Trump’s travel ban, again

March 17, 2017 News

Two federal judges blocked Trump’s second attempt to instate a travel order against Muslim-majority countries. Before it could go into effect at midnight as planned, the ban was frozen by the courts, much like the first one. Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled on Wednesday that the travel restrictions could have caused the plaintiff, Ismail Elshikh, ...

Student moms struggle with lack of campus facilities

March 16, 2017 News

Student mothers are struggling to find a private place to pump breast milk and make diaper changes due to the lack of campus resources for students who have children. According to the Mayo Clinic, pumping stimulates milk production and it is recommended that women pump “for 15 minutes every few hours during the workday.” However, ...

Japanese Americans see history repeating itself

March 15, 2017 News

Seventy-five years after the issue of Executive Order 9066, Asian Americans fear the rhetoric that led to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is experiencing a revival, scapegoating a new vulnerable group: Muslim Americans. Despite this dark stain on American history, the continued hate and abuse toward immigrants and Muslim Americans has ...

The Fake News Watch: Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 6)

March 14, 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: “Here’s Why People ...

A Day Without Womxn: SF State’s Spin on the National Event

March 13, 2017 Life News

Students and allies gathered in Malcolm X Plaza to recognize “A Day Without Womxn” Tuesday afternoon. “We want to represent women who can’t leave school or work,” said 19-year-old Chloe Bogle, a political science major. “It’s our way or resisting.”   Though the event was organized by San Francisco Students Resist, other student organizations were ...

Project Censored confronts “fake news” phenomenon

March 11, 2017 News

Project Censored – SF State hosted a forum to talk with students about the importance of confronting “fake news” in today’s society. The organization encourages students and faculty to rethink the idea of what news is and develop critical thinking skills to do so. Kenn Burrows, Project Censored – SF State advisor and health studies ...

Police lock down Valencia Street in armed standoff

March 10, 2017 News

Police have arrested an armed suspect at the Crown Hotel in the Mission district after a more than seven-hour standoff with police Friday, according to NBC Bay Area. SFPD closed off Valencia Street between 16th Street and 18th Street after they received a 911 call at 1:55 p.m. about a person who brandished a gun ...

Three students’ vehicles broken into near campus

March 10, 2017 News

Three student’s cars were broken into Friday morning on Lake Merced Boulevard near the corner of Font Boulevard. One incident break ins was reported to University Police Department 11:50 a.m., according to Sgt. Dave Rodriguez. Communications major, Kyler Brown, said nothing was taken from his recently purchased bought his 2015 Nissan. According to Brown, the ...

Bay Area activists attend “A Day Without Women” at SF City Hall

March 9, 2017 News

Activists gathered at San Francisco City Hall as the rally for “A Day Without Woman” kicked off on Wednesday. Women and male allies came to stand up and show solidarity with women of all backgrounds. A large group of women took the day off from work to participate and demand equal pay, fight for reproductive ...

University takes steps to discontinue campuswide impaction

March 9, 2017 News

SF State held its third and final required public hearing at the University library to discuss proposed admission changes and the discontinuation of the current campuswide impaction status for the fall 2018 semester. The final hearing was held on Monday. The hearings have been held throughout the month of February, and have served as platforms ...

Alpha Kappa Psi hosts DJ event to benefit cancer research

March 8, 2017 Life News

The Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity threw the largest event in the fraternity’s history on Friday, a benefit concert to help fund cancer research through City of Hope. The concert, HeartBeats, took place at the Annex Building and featured four local DJs, including Bay Area native, Giraffage. City of Hope is a nonprofit research center, graduate ...

City Hall plans to create transgender district

March 8, 2017 News

Supervisor Jane Kim stood on the steps of City Hall in early February and introduced legislation to transform a six-block stretch in the San Francisco Tenderloin into the nation’s first government-sponsored transgender district. “The idea is to create a safe space to bring out the history of the transgender community in the Tenderloin,” says Barbara ...

Women’s March organization holds Day Without Women rally

March 8, 2017 News 1 Comment

The San Francisco Women’s March organization will be holding a Day Without a Woman rally on Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall from 11 a.m. to noon, where the group will then march to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters on Sansome Street. The organization is holding the rally highlight the economic value women ...

Students concerned about the future of gender neutral bathrooms

March 8, 2017 News

Feelings of uncertainty and concern are prevalent among students who identify as transgender as their rights are being threatened by the Trump administration’s stance on transgender rights. The Obama administration previously added guidance to Title IX that stated transgender students would be allowed to use the facilities associated with their gender identity, even if it ...

Black bloc tactics become prevalent in Bay Area protests

March 8, 2017 News 2 Comments

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Jesse had engaged in black bloc tactics since the 1990s. They did not become a black bloc participant until Occupy Wall Street, but began fighting against neo-Nazis in the 1990s. The article has since been corrected. *Note: names have been changed to protect identity. An American ...

The Fake News Watch: Hyper-Partisanship (Ep. 5)

March 7, 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 Pew Research Center, ...

IUD and implant procedures increase in response to Trump administration

March 5, 2017 News

Since the presidential election, insertions of long-term birth control, particularly intrauterine devices, have increased 19 percent nationwide, according to a study done in collaboration with Vox and AthenaHealth. A recent increase in IUD procedures has also been noted at SF State. However, Eugene Chelberg, associate vice president for SF State Student Affairs, said health services ...

Trump derails Caltrain’s electrification budget

March 5, 2017 News

Trump is threatening to derail Caltrain’s 2-year-old project to create an electrical train corridor from San Francisco to San Jose, as the fight for California’s future rail system continues. Trump’s decision, lobbied by California GOP house representatives, will push back federal funding for the project until after President Trump has approved the 2018 fiscal budget. ...

ASI partners up with SF-Marin food bank to help feed hungry students

March 4, 2017 News

Associated Students Incorporated and the SF-Marin food bank launched a pop-up food pantry on campus to address food insecurity among students. ASI, which is in charge of the weekly farmers market in front of the Humanities building, has always been interested in finding ways to help eradicate food insecurity on campus, according to Horace Montgomery, ...

Alumna donation makes Iranian diaspora studies possible

March 4, 2017 News

Next fall, SF State will open a Center of Iranian Diaspora Studies to promote information and research on Iranian culture — a project largely made possible with a generous donation from an alumna. Neda Nobari, an SF State alumna and Iranian-American philanthropist, donated $5 million to the University last summer to create a space for ...

Swing revolution will take time to reach college ranks

March 2, 2017 News

Baseball fans are currently witnessing a revolution among hitters in how they swing the bat. Conventional baseball wisdom states that a hitter should swing down on a ball, thus creating backspin and helping it fly. This hitting philosophy is taught from T-ball to the major leagues. Players are told that swinging up on the ball ...

Undocumented students struggling to keep the dream alive

March 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

Three SF State students came to the U.S. as children and all benefit from state and federal programs such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the California Dream Act as well as state law AB 540. Each student, like many other immigrants, has their own way of dealing with past and recent immigration issues ...

Student Affairs’ healthy snack program goes unnoticed

March 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

The Health Promotion and Wellness unit of Student Affairs launched Nourishing Minds this semester in order to promote healthy snacking habits, but students remain unaware of the new program due to lack of advertising. The program is designed to help students determine which specific snacks and food help students achieve success. The department piloted the ...

The Fake News Watch: Media Literacy (Ep. 4)

March 1, 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: More information on ...

The Swamp goes wild with Gators’ playoff win

February 28, 2017 News Sports

It was not a fun night to be a California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagle on Tuesday night in the Swamp. Not only did the Golden Eagles take a beating on the court, but the capacity crowd let them know whose territory they were on. The student section, decked out in gray “The Road ...

SF bomb threat continues anti-Semitic trend

February 28, 2017 News

A bomb threat was made against the Anti-Defamation League in San Francisco, adding California to the list of 11 other states that responded to threats at Jewish schools and community centers on Monday. According to initial reporting from KTVU, a receptionist at the ADL received the threat via telephone at approximately 4:30 p.m. and the ...

Alumna filmmaker honored by MoMA and Asian Art Museum

February 24, 2017 News

The Museum of Modern Arts of New York and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco honor SF State alumna and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori this month for her films based on the life of Japanese Americans confined to internment camps during World War II. MoMA invited Omori to join the retrospective exhibition and ...

Protesters demand justice and block ATMs on campus

February 23, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

Video by Jason Rejali and Mason Rockfellow Correction: a previous version of this article misspelled the name of University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson as “Parsons,” and also made reference to him as the UPD Chief Reginald Parson. Both errors have since been corrected. SF State students demanded California State Universities divest from companies ...

SF State student struck by car in front of Administration Building

February 22, 2017 News

An SF State student was hit by a car while in a crosswalk on Holloway Avenue behind the Administration Building at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The unidentified female was hit by an oncoming car headed westbound on Holloway. She was later transferred off campus by an ambulance. The driver, an SF State psychology major ...

Black Panther Party exhibit extended due to high demand

February 22, 2017 News

Thousands have shown up to the golden anniversary exhibit that reflects on one of the most militant organizations of the Civil Rights era.   Workers at the ticketing desk said “All Power to the People: The Black Panthers at 50” is creating the largest turnout for any one exhibit they had ever hosted at the ...