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Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

Fear of the immigration ban causes excess stress to students

February 22, 2017 News

Vianney Casas was at home waiting for a text from her mom to say she had successfully entered the U.S. The reply she got wasn’t the happy news she was looking for. Her visa had been denied. “Everything happened in the middle of the night,” Casas said. “My mom called me and she was crying ...

Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds at The Depot

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

Associated Students of San Francisco State University host S.P.E.A.K. at The Depot. Hip-hop artists, poets, musicians, and anyone willing to take the stage to speak their mind and share their story is welcome to blow off steam and tell it like it is. According to their Facebook page, Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds is ...

The Fake News Watch: Clickbait Machine (Ep.3)

February 21, 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 SPJ Code of Ethics: ...

Capacity exceeded at bell hooks event

February 21, 2017 News 1 Comment

Gloria Watkins, famously known as “bell hooks,” addressed the issues of feminism under the current political climate during her first visit in 15 years to SF State Monday. The well-known African American scholar of intersectionality of race and gender attracted more than 530 people, exceeding the capacity of Jack Adams Hall where bell hooks spoke. ...

Whale enthusiast and SF State lecturer dies at 62

February 16, 2017 News 3 Comments

Correction: A previous version of this story did not specifically identify Jonathan Stern as a adjunct professor and lecturer. The information has since been updated. SF State friend and colleague Jonathan Stern died at noon today at Marin General Hospital at the age of 62. The SF State biology lecturer was also a leading researcher ...

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

February 16, 2017 Multimedia News

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge to deport undocumented immigrants, build a wall along Mexico’s borders and ban immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Bay Area immigrants contribute $210B/year to ...

City seeks funds to protect immigrants from deportation

February 16, 2017 News

Immigrants, lawyers and community members squeezed into the Budget and Finance Committee meeting in substantial numbers that spilled into an overflow room to show support for a measure that would establish a legal unit to defend immigrants from deportation through the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. The attendees came fresh from a pro-immigrant rally outside, ...

Constituents express shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the Democratic Party

February 16, 2017 News

California representative Jackie Speier held a public forum, “A Conversation About America,” at San Francisco’s Lowell High School, where she addressed community members and their concerns about the future under President Trump’s Administration. Constituents expressed shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the nation and the Democratic Party. As Speier encouraged the audience to become more ...

Trend in property crimes calls for preventative measures

February 15, 2017 Multimedia News

** This article had originally spelled UPD Deputy Chief Reginald Parson’s name incorrectly in a previous version. The article has since been changed and the name has been corrected. ** SF State experienced a string of property crimes during the first three weeks of the semester, including an armed robbery Friday night, prompting the University ...

Religious leaders and CSU seek pathways for future students

February 15, 2017 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong and Rev. Amos Brown shared the pulpit at Third Baptist Church for the 12th annual CSU Super Sunday, to discuss the importance of higher education in the African American community. CSU Super Sunday is held each year at more than 100 California churches during the month of February. The ...

City College board passes amendment for undocumented students

February 15, 2017 News

The City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees unanimously approved a deal to support free tuition for residents, but some fear the agreement leaves undocumented students behind in a time when the city stands as a safe haven from Trump’s deportation policies. The meeting began with board members sharing words of gratitude toward Jane ...

Activists flow in at Ocean Beach

February 15, 2017 News 1 Comment

Ocean Beach was flooded by thousands of people who came out to protest the Trump administration by spelling “RESIST!!” in giant letters made up of a diverse crowd of people, children and dogs. Around 11 a.m., crowds of people starting to take the formation of giant letters previously outlined in the sand by volunteers earlier ...

The Fake News Watch: Sessions vs. Warren (Ep. 2)

February 15, 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: Davis v. Board ...

A week of resistance encourages students to speak out

February 14, 2017 News

In response to President Trump’s travel ban, three SF State students organized a series of events  for people to express their objections as a part of the Week of Resistance. Alisar Mustafa, a political science major, Alec Santos, a communications major, and Jamila Cambridge, a Residential Life assistant, created the event as a way to ...

Dream Resource Center provides safe space for undocumented students

February 10, 2017 News 1 Comment

The SF State community celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Dream Resource Center in the Mary Park Lounge with food, refreshments, speeches and a spoken word performance Tuesday.   “It’s a beautiful thing, the celebration tonight. It’s a surreal thing,” said Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream Coordinator. “People have been emailing me saying ‘I can’t ...

Professor moves to arbitration after Wong rejects faculty hearing decision

February 10, 2017 News

President Leslie Wong rejected a decision made by the Faculty Hearing Panel regarding complaints about the University breaching faculty contracts on Jan. 30. Since 2014, Professor Aaron Belkin has been at odds with the administration over alleged breaches of his contract. Two years ago, the University informed him they would no longer honor his contract ...

SF State shares cloud storage with students

February 9, 2017 News

SF State shared a cloud-based storage and file-sharing system that will give faculty, staff and students access to more free storage space than other like systems, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Box, a file-sharing system provided by a company with the same name, gives students and faculty access to 500 gigabytes worth of cloud ...

SF makes city college free for residents

February 8, 2017 News

San Francisco will be the first U.S. city to provide free community college to its residents next fall. Mayor Ed Lee’s announcement came after months of uncertainty about the passed ballot measure and weeks of negotiation talks between the mayor, Supervisor Jane Kim, San Francisco City College officials and labor representatives. Lee agreed $5.4 million ...

First amendment under fire

February 8, 2017 News

Berkeley protest creates tension over conflicting practices of free speech   In the wake of the cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event at UC Berkeley Wednesday, Feb. 1, a national conversation erupted over free speech on college campuses.   Yiannopoulos, who critics charge with racism and sexism, has ignited controversy and sparked  protests at venue ...

The Fake News Watch: Airport Protests (Ep. 1)

February 8, 2017 Multimedia News

  Reporter: Kaylee Fagan 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.   View the full ...

Chinese New Year 2017 brings SF State Asian community together

February 5, 2017 News

Vibrant melodies echoed throughout Jack Adams Hall, as Shura Taylor snapped strings of a traditional Chinese instrument, the guzheng, at the SF State Chinese Flagship Program Chinese New Year celebration on Friday. An estimated 170 people filled the room with both applause and mixed feelings about the way the holiday is now celebrated in San ...

EROS celebrates 45 years of all-inclusive sex education

February 5, 2017 News

The Associated Students, Inc. Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality celebrated 45 years of all-inclusive sex education Wednesday. “EROS has always attempted to be true to their mission of providing judgement-free sexual health information and peer counseling,” said Director Reyna Aguilar, who has been with EROS for over two years. “But we have evolved and ...

San Francisco police stand with city against Trump

February 3, 2017 News 1 Comment

San Francisco Police suspended participation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force Wednesday night. The separation of the SFPD from the FBI ends a 10-year relationship, though a suspension is not a total withdrawal and will be revisited later, according to a media release by the San Francisco Police Committee. The JTTF “brings together federal agents ...

Yiannopoulos brings Berkeley to a boiling point and free speech into question

February 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

Militant protests shut down a scheduled speaking event by controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday night at UC Berkeley. The protest resulted in an impromptu march down Bancroft Avenue after university officials canceled the event roughly an hour before it began. Campus police announced the event’s cancellation and issued a dispersal order ...

Protests break out at UC Berkeley in response to Milo Yiannopoulos appearance

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

A demonstration to keep controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at the University of California, Berkeley has turned into an impromptu march. Campus police called off the event and issued a dispersal order shortly after 6 p.m., about an hour before Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear. Demonstrators launched fireworks at the ...

SF State submits report for sustainability rating

February 1, 2017 News

The Office of Sustainability at SF State will submit a report February 1 to participate in a sustainability rating program that tracks and assesses efforts for maintaining a food and waste sustainable and environmentally friendly campus, according to an SF State campus memo. STARS, or Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System, is the program offered ...

Trump’s travel ban hits close to home

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

Countrywide protests broke out Saturday following Trump’s signing of the order that temporarily bans Syrian refugees and citizens of seven other predominantly Muslim countries. On the same day, SF State student Amran Alsiday received a phone call. Alsiday was told by family that his inlaw, Esa AlWasli, who was traveling to the U.S. after a ...

SF State alumna arrested for White House “RESIST” banner

January 28, 2017 News 1 Comment

Environmental activists who hung the “RESIST” banner visible above the White House early Wednesday morning were released from police custody Thursday evening. Demonstrators climbed a 270-foot crane at the construction site for the new headquarters of the finance and mortgage company Fannie Mae in response to President Trump’s decision to move forward in the construction ...

Clery Safety Alert issued for indecent exposure on campus

January 28, 2017 News

SF State Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong sent a Clery Safety Alert email to students notifying them of a suspect seen publicly masturbating on the second floor of the Humanities Building Friday night. The student said he was studying when he noticed a man wearing no pants standing in the doorway. The suspect ...

Day 8 in Trumpland

January 27, 2017 News Opinion

Extreme vetting: With yet another executive action signed on Friday, the new president has adopted some extreme measures to vet refugees seeking to enter the United States. CNN obtained a copy of the draft and reported that it contains a 30-day ban on all refugees from seven different countries, including Iraq and Syria, and will ...

Immigration agents search Mission District home for suspect

January 27, 2017 News

Correction: An earlier version of this article neglected to attribute each quote as part of the original SF Examiner article referenced in the first sentence. Attributions have since been added. Agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement searched a Mission District apartment looking for a suspect Thursday morning, according to an article by the SF ...