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Low attendance at Day of Action rally leaves demonstrators worried

March 1, 2012 News 2 Comments

About a hundred protesters, including students, teachers and members of Occupy SF, gathered at the California State building before 3 p.m. in support of the Day of Action for Education. Participants wanted to bring awareness to the lack of funding for education, but were disappointed more people did not participate. Protesters held different signs with ...

PHOTOS: Third annual San Francisco polar plunge

February 26, 2012 Life News

Roughly 1,000 people took a plunge into San Francisco’s frigid bay as part of the third annual Polar Plunge. Families and costume-wearing participants filled the bleachers at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, where they waited patiently to rush into the water in support of the Special Olympics of Northern California. San Bruno native Jack Torres, 5, suffers ...

SF State women's basketball team copes with disappointing outcome to season

February 24, 2012 News

The SF State women’s basketball team lost their final game of the season against their California Collegiate Athletic Association opponent Cal State LA, 72-55, despite freshman Farrah Shokoor’s game-high 17 rebounds. The Gators, who were already eliminated from the conference tournament, ended the season 1-6 in the final seven games. They finish their season 8-20, ...

New BART cars being made overseas is no surprise to experts

February 24, 2012 News

Commuters tired of BART’s carpet-lined compartments have a lot to look forward to in the coming years as the transportation service begins shopping for a firm to build new trains, though the consideration of foreign firms to construct the cars has caused some controversy. The 40-year-old train car fleet will be completely replaced by one ...

President Corrigan must put a stop to frivolous spending during financial crisis

February 21, 2012 News Opinion

While President Robert A. Corrigan’s new pet project, “Student Voices,” enjoyed front-page publicity last week in the San Francisco Chronicle as a way for students to voice their frustrations about CSU fee increases, another forgotten conflict over fees quietly continued its path through student pocketbooks. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center, a student-funded project that ...

SF State Humanities building flooded, no classes canceled

February 20, 2012 News

Maintenance staff responded to a flood in the south wing of the Humanities building caused by a ruptured water pipe Sunday Feb. 19 at around 5:30 p.m., after a student reported the flood to the University Police Department, according to SF State Media Relations Assistant Director Nan Broadbent. The flooding affected approximately 30 rooms, including hallway areas, ...

Water in the walls: A housing horror story

February 20, 2012 Life News

Morgan Shingling knew she had a big problem on her hands when her apartment on the first floor of a two-story building started leaking from the ceiling the Saturday before classes started at SF State. “It just started with a leak,” said Shingling a sophomore sociology major. “It was coming down through the light fixtures ...

Bay Bridge closed for construction over President's Day Weekend

February 18, 2012 News

UPDATE: The upper westbound deck of the Bay Bridge reopened more than a day earlier than scheduled Sunday.  The successful completion of the bridge was due to “a combination of efficient teamwork, led by prime contractor, MCM Construction, and clear weather enabled crews to complete the work 34 hours ahead of schedule,” according to a ...

Power restored to SF State after a brief outage

February 17, 2012 News

Power has been restored to SF State at 11:15 a.m. after a power outage affected the campus for approximately half an hour. According to a phone and email alert sent out by the University, PG&E has indicated that there may be intermittent power outages until 1:15 p.m. today. Some classes were dismissed early while others ...

New CA budget would increase GPA requirements for financial aid

February 13, 2012 News

Significant changes will be coming to financial aid and student loans next year including tougher GPA requirements and limited funding. The new 2012-2013 budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown aims to increase the GPA requirements for the Cal Grant, the financial aid program administered by the State of California and the California Student Aid Commission. ...

Gay marriage supporters react to ruling against Proposition 8

February 7, 2012 News 1 Comment

The announcement by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Proposition 8 had been ruled unconstitutional drew hundreds to the courthouse in support of gay marriage. Demonstrators chanted “marriage equality” and held signs with quotes from Harvey Milk as they waited to hear the court’s decision. Some supporters stood up to address the entire crowd, ...

Appeals court rules Proposition 8 unconstitutional

February 7, 2012 News 1 Comment

A federal appeals court ruled today that a California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 that Proposition 8 violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees equal protection under the law to all U.S. citizens. Judges ...

Occupy SFSU discusses Day of Action plans at General Assembly

February 3, 2012 News

Occupy SFSU had its first General Assembly Meeting of the new year Feb. 2, in front of the library. The only large items the group approved were the creation of a work committee to plan SF State’s actions for participating in the March 1 Day of Action protests and to create a support group to ...

SF State alumnus dies in roadside car accident

January 31, 2012 Life News

Garret Davis, beloved father, devoted police officer and SF State alum, died tragically Jan. 21 when his patrol car was rear-ended and burst into flames, according to the Honolulu Police Department. He had stopped his car on Interstate Hawaiian I to help a couple in a stalled vehicle. He was 28 years old. The 41-year-old ...

SF State alumni sell T-shirts to raise money for Japanese tsunami victims

January 31, 2012 News

In a tranquil apartment in Hayes Valley, a small side table topped with perfectly-folded T-shirts packed carefully away in a plastic container serves as a daily reminder that more than 7,000 miles away in Japan, daily life for many tsunami survivors is anything but peaceful. While the international spotlight may have faded from Japanese relief ...

SF State student injured in accident on Arballo Drive

January 30, 2012 News

An accident near SF State, involving a bicycle and a car, left one student injured Monday at about 1 p.m. A blue Toyota Prius driven by Jesse Vicario, 22, a pre-nursing student, was pulling into a parking spot on Arballo Drive when he abruptly stopped, causing 19-year-old journalism major Rosie Linares to fly into the ...

One wounded in Parkmerced shooting

January 20, 2012 News 1 Comment

A shooting occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night leaving one person injured. The victim was waiting on the 300 block of Arballo Drive for a friend at 9:20 p.m. when an unknown male approached and shot the victim in the leg, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The victim was taken to UCSF Medical Center ...

Power outage affects Sunset, West Portal and Parkside neighborhoods

January 16, 2012 News

More than 5,000 customers lost power on the west side of San Francisco this evening after a car hit a pole on the 300 block of West Portal Avenue, according to PG&E. The outage began at 9:15 p.m. and originally left 5,557 customers without power according to PG&E spokesperson Jana Morris. It is unclear whether ...

Tuition increase anger being misdirected

December 26, 2011 News Opinion

Nine seems to be the magic number for next year’s 2012-2013 academic budget. A nine percent tuition increase was passed 9-6, with nine of 24 trustees missing from the meeting. Since when is nine of 24 a majority? It’s just not right. The tuition increase added more fuel to the fire spreading across college campuses ...

Occupy SFSU camp shut down after overnight dispersal warning

December 21, 2011 News 3 Comments

The Occupy SFSU encampment has been cleared from Malcolm X Plaza after an immediate dispersal order was given by the university early this morning. The order came from the University at 12:15 a.m. stating that the students were to leave the plaza immediately. If students did not leave they would be subject to a “Dispersal ...

VIDEO: Lalo Gonzalez occupies SF State

December 14, 2011 News

In recent months, as the Occupy movement spread across the nation and world, thousands of people have become supporters or participants of protests and marches against corporate greed. SF State criminal and justice major, Lalo Gonzalez, became involved with the Occupy movement in San Francisco shortly after it all began in late September. A long ...

SF State hosts memorial service for late professor

December 13, 2011 News

Red drapes line the stage walls, where about 50 current members of the SF State wind ensemble sit on stage, instruments poised, their heads turned away from their sheet music to look up at a video projection of Edwin Kruth teaching his music class from a time before they, and even some of their parents, ...