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Another fire ignites in SF State Humanities Building

October 2, 2012 News 1 Comment

UPDATE 10:47 p.m.: Campus police has confirmed that the fire was arson. UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: The fire alarm was pulled about 20 minutes after the fire was extinguished. Roughly 30 students have evacuated the building. A fire ignited in the second floor men’s bathroom on the north side of the Humanities Building at approximately 7:15 ...

SF State students celebrate 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week

October 2, 2012 News

“Pedagogy of the Oppressed,” “A House on Mango Street,” “Beloved” and Catcher in the Rye” were student favorites shared during Read Out held in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Tuesday, Oct. 2, to mark the 30th anniversary of Banned Books Week. “It’s a way of getting information out,” about not only books that have been banned, but the effort to ...

San Francisco plastic bag ban goes into effect today

October 1, 2012 News

San Francisco’s plastic bag ban goes into effect today as another step toward becoming a “zero-waste” city. Store owners who don’t comply with the ban will be subject to a fine. The new ordinance will force San Francisco businesses to swap plastic for paper and start charging customers 10 cents per bag. Customers will also receive ...

PHOTOS: Thousands at Critical Mass celebrate its 20th anniversary

September 29, 2012 Life News 1 Comment

Thousands of bicyclists descended into downtown San Francisco Sept. 28 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass. The throng of cyclists clogged city streets for several blocks at a time, annoying some drivers as they continued a San Francisco tradition of proclaiming bicycle safety and overwhelming the city with sheer numbers. “People will swat at ...

District 7 supervisor candidates debate Prop. A, Parkmerced redevelopment, pedestrian safety

September 28, 2012 News 3 Comments

In a room scattered with candidate supporters and a handful of students, the five candidates for District 7 Supervisor gathered at SF State to discuss a series of student and community concerns. “Things got a little spicy tonight,” said first-time politician and candidate Andrew Bley. Mike Garcia, Norman Yee, Joel Engardio and Nancy Crowley, who spoke ...

Students, staff forced to evacuate SF State library after triggered fire alarm

September 26, 2012 News

  SF State students busy studying for their upcoming midterms were evacuated from the J. Paul Leonard Library as the second fire alarm of the day echoed throughout the new building. The alarm went off at approximately 2:15 according to phone calls to the newsroom by SF State student Joe Fitzgerald who was tweeting about the library evacuation at ...

Students First generates private donations for SF State students

September 26, 2012 News 3 Comments

Additional funding for a college student can mean the difference between focusing on academics and procuring financial security by means of extra work. The Students First campaign is trying to lessen the financial burden for students by providing scholarships made up from private donations. Robert Nava, vice president for University advancement, said the campaign is designed ...

PHOTOS: UCSD women's soccer sneaks 0-1 win against SF State

September 23, 2012 News Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team lost in a nail-biting game against the UC San Diego Tritons 0-1. Despite their tough loss, the Gators forced the undefeated Tritons to work for their win as they kept the score tied until the last 15 minutes of the game, when Triton sophomore Cassie Callahan slipped through the Gators defense for ...

SF State to participate in Voter Registration Day Sept. 25

September 23, 2012 News

In an extended effort to get out the vote this presidential election, SF State is joining thousands of volunteers nationwide for the first-ever National Voter Registration Day Tuesday Sept. 25. Register to vote on campus: When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25 Where: Malcolm X Plaza “Voting is amazing; imagine if we lived under a dictatorship,” ...

Remodeled Student Information Center launches soft opening at SF State's Cesar Chavez Center

September 19, 2012 News

The newly remodeled Student Information Center was unveiled for a soft opening Wednesday afternoon in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The former information desk has been transformed into a one-stop center for all student inquiry. The center features a new, sleeker design including television screens with Muni schedules and other transportation options, such as schedules ...

UPDATE: Campus police give OK to enter SF State Humanities Building after fire

September 18, 2012 News 1 Comment

UPDATE 8:00 p.m.: Students are now allowed re-entry into the Humanities Building, according to Shimanoff. UPDATE 7:43 P.M.: Susan Shimanoff, the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal and Creative Arts, told students that she needed clearance from campus police. After borrowing a phone from a student who was trying to re-enter the building, Shimanoff called campus ...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Occupiers retake Justin Herman Plaza overnight to mark Occupy Wall Street's first anniversary

September 18, 2012 News 3 Comments

Protesters descended on the Wells Fargo at 464 Montgomery St. yesterday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with marches, music and street painting. Protesters ripped up symbols of their debt, highlighted the work of several people fighting foreclosures and ended the evening by reoccupying Justin Herman Plaza. Before the mass convergence scheduled ...

VIDEO: "Gangnam Style" flashmob enlivens SF State campus

September 13, 2012 News 1 Comment

At exactly 1 p.m. Thursday Sept. 13, 2012, Greek Organization Alpha Phi Omega flashmobbed SF State with Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in the middle of Malcolm X Plaza. Golden Gate Xpress was on the scene and mashed together a video using footage shot by our staff photographers, as well as footage that other students sent us!

TODAY: Forum set to discuss post-9/11 world affairs

September 11, 2012 News

To commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the University’s history department presents the Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum today. This is the 11th annual forum set to discuss world affairs in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Moderated by associate professor of history Mazier Behrooz, the forum will begin with opening remarks by history department ...

San Francisco fashionistas party down at Fashion's Night Out

September 7, 2012 Life News

With great timing to kick off New York’s Fashion Week, consumers were able to join editors, models, stars and celebrities in the most fashionable party yet. Fashion’s Night Out is a one-night event that was created in 2009 by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine. The New York-born shindig is an annual revitalization of the industry. ...

Chickenpox vaccinations now offered at SF State's Student Health Services

September 7, 2012 News 1 Comment

In response to the chickenpox outbreak on campus Sept. 1, the Student Health Services held special immunization times to administer the chickenpox vaccine at SF State. According to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health Services, they received 100 doses of the vaccine Sept. 5 and hope that all non-immune students get vaccinated. “We definitely hope that every student ...

PREVIEW: SF State men's soccer kicks off new season

September 6, 2012 News Sports

When you see the SF State men’s soccer team this year, you’ll notice a few things. They’re bigger. They’re agile. They’re athletic. Part of that is due to the fact that the 2012 Gators are welcoming nine new players this season. Among them are four freshmen, all of whom are 5 feet 10 inches or ...

PHOTOS: SF State men's soccer loses second game to Academy of Art

September 5, 2012 News Sports

The Gators stomached yet another loss this season after Academy of Art University’s senior forward, Grimur Grimsson, scored the winning goal with only 40 seconds left in the game, bringing the final score to 2-1. In an intense series of plays, Grimsson scored from six yards over SF State goalkeeper Anthony Rodriguez, just below the ...

CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom pronounced dead after shooting involving SF State graduate

September 5, 2012 News 2 Comments

Update (8:45 p.m.): CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom died from his injuries today at 6:05 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to a press release from CHP spokeswoman Fran Clader. SF State alumnus Christopher Boone Lacy has been identified as the shooter in yesterday’s California Highway Patrol shooting. “We’ve just been confirming ...

Undocumented SF State students wary of deferred action program

September 5, 2012 News

President Barack Obama’s unilateral change to immigration enforcement policy announced June 15 could afford many undocumented students an opportunity that most U.S. citizens take for granted – the chance that they may one day be able to legally work in their fields of study. “It’s awesome that we have something like this, and it’s hope ...

VIDEO: "A Pinoy Midsummer" recreates Shakespeare comedy with Filipino twist

September 2, 2012 Life News 3 Comments

The dry percussive sounds of the kulintang punctuated every graceful leap and sweeping movement as Hermia tried to escape from the unyielding clutch of Demetrius. At Bindlestiff Studio on Sixth and Howard Streets, an SF State production gives form to Shakespeare’s metaphysical world of fairies, spirits and even the “Manananggal.” Shakespeare’s tale of lovers’ entanglement ...

BART's bike pilot program to end Aug. 31

August 29, 2012 News 1 Comment

Many Bay Area commuters will be relieved to see the BART bicycle pilot program ends Aug. 31, while others believe the program could support cyclists and the environment. Throughout August, BART conducted a pilot program that lifted the restriction of bringing bicycles on board during commuting hours each Friday of the month. However, the usual ...

SF State bookstore makes shift for profit after 58 years

August 29, 2012 News

For the first time in 58 years, the SFSU Bookstore has gone from a nonprofit to being managed by Follett Higher Education Group, a family owned corporation. The University will maintain ownership of the Bookstore while Follett is used as a contractor for management. Every year a percentage of the total revenue will be paid ...

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed retires amid budget crisis

August 29, 2012 News

Charles B. Reed led the CSU system through an era of cuts to the university’s state funding. In the past four years alone, Sacramento legislators have slashed more than $1 billion from the university system’s coffers, according to the CSU’s budget history publication. At the same time, enrollment in the CSU system has grown, adding ...