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Gas interruptions go unexplained

December 15, 2017 News

Construction crews set up barriers before Thanksgiving break, blocking access and inspecting the area where a majority of students and staff eat and walk through to access food, but manager and co-owner of “Quickly,” Jason Wu said he has not received an update from campus administration. Due to gas inspections conducted in November, walking around ...

FedUp Episode 2: Weed in college and out

December 14, 2017 News

FedUp Episode 2: Weed in college and out This episode is around weed, the culture on and off campus as well as the politics that have taken place in California through history to the present. Statistics and information was found to help this conversation be informed. Description of show: FedUp is a podcast on issues ...

The Journey of Composing

December 14, 2017 Life Multimedia News

Star Wars inspired him. After he watched Star Wars Episode IV, he started making short films by himself. Then began composing the music for those films. Now, he enjoys composing orchestra songs, making films, flying a drone, photographing amd drawing pictures. A SF State graduating cinema student, Tasuku Odaka, held his last concert at De ...

Campus-wide repairs caused hot water shut-down

December 13, 2017 News

Water line repairs on campus caused an emergency hot water shut down affecting Mashouf Wellness Center on Nov. 14 and the Vista room on Nov. 17. University facilities services sent the wellness center an email on Nov. 14 stating that they had to shut down hot water amenities in all nonresidential buildings in order to ...

Dean of The College of Ethnic Studies resigns

December 13, 2017 News

Dr. Kenneth P. Monteiro will be resigning his position as dean of the College of Ethnic Studies (COES) this upcoming spring. Monteiro declined to give a reason for his decision. “I requested to exercise my retreat rights back to the faculty, some administrators like myself, who began in the faculty retain the right to return ...

Thousands of drunk Santas take over Union Square

December 13, 2017 News

Christmas arrived early on Saturday as thousands of Santa Claus look-a-likes flooded San Francisco’s Union Square for a massive day party. The 2017 San Francisco SantaCon was in full swing by noon after BART trains delivered loads of partygoers throughout the morning. The afternoon of day drinking and Santa worship had only two rules: dress ...

Protesters fight for Net Neutrality

December 8, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

By: Kelly Rodriguez Murillo, Garrett Bergthold, Deveshen Veerasamy “Let’s reclaim reality, protect net neutrality.” A group of people were gathered in San Francisco on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to end Net Neutrality on Market Street in front of a Verizon Wireless store. Net neutrality is the principle ...

Alumna takes dope photos

December 7, 2017 Life News

After the vibrant female energy she felt during a No Doubt concert in 1997, SF State alumna Ashleigh Castro realized she wanted to become a photographer. Castro is now freelancing for Dope magazine a publication that focuses mainly on cannabis and hopes to get more women in the cover. “My main goal here is to ...

Lockers run vacant in the Science Building

December 6, 2017 News

Lockers, which usually fill up within the first week of school, are still available inside the Science Building. SF State engineering stockroom equipment technician Michael Lino said that some students majoring in engineering decided to not occupy a locker this semester. “The first couple of weeks we’ll have the engineer students reserve a locker first ...

Gospel Gators: 13 years and counting

December 6, 2017 News

The collective voices of the Gospel Gators travel through the first floor halls of the Creative Arts building at SF State, even as they rehearse behind closed doors. Guiding the gospel choir through these powerful vocals is director Ja Ronn Thompson, who founded it as a freshman at SF State in 2004. “At the time, ...

Wildfire sweeps through Ventura County

December 5, 2017 News

A wildfire erupted early on Tuesday morning and swept into the city of Ventura, California burning over 45,000 acres, destroying homes and forcing 27,000 people to evacuate. Over 100 structures have been confirmed destroyed including but not limited to a large apartment complex, a hospital and a psychiatric facility, according to the LA Times. The ...

Students clash with religious activists at SF State

November 29, 2017 Multimedia News

  His sign read: WARNING, fake Christians, homosexuals, abortionists, party animals….rebellious women, liars, Muslims, masturbators, murderers….liberals, crossdressers, Buddhists…HELL AWAITS. Kevin Farrer came to SF State to send a message. He was doused in coffee for it. His fellow activist, who refused to give his name, was knocked down, had his sign ripped from his hands ...

Local artists share passions in pursuit of building community

November 29, 2017 Life News

One of Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word “collective” is “involving all members of a group as distinct from its individuals.” There may as well be a picture of Macro Waves next to that sentence. Macro Waves is a Bay Area art collective, composed of six artists – Robin David, Jeffrey Yip, Thavin Rajanakhan, Dominic Cheng, ...

Thousands gather at Alcatraz Island for Indigenous Ceremony

November 24, 2017 Life News

Before dawn broke, thousands of people occupied Alcatraz Island to commemorate Indigenous history. Andrea Carmen, the executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council, welcomed the sun by shedding light on the Pequot Massacre, which some believe led to the declaration of thanksgiving. “We are here to remember them [ancestors] and honor great warriors,” said ...

Public prayer aims to reject misconceptions about Islam

November 22, 2017 News 2 Comments

Muslim students from SF State and CCSF gathered on Friday afternoon to pray at Malcolm X Plaza despite having had to face criticisms in the past. SF State’s Muslim student association, in partnership with CCSF’s MSA, arranged to do Jumaa, a congregational Friday prayer, together. SF State’s Muslim students usually did this in the Rosa ...

Six overlooked gems of Bernal Heights

November 22, 2017 Life News

Bernal Heights is arguably one of the most overlooked neighborhoods in San Francisco. Nestled between the Mission district in the north and Excelsior in the south, Bernal Heights has evolved over the past 30 years due to gentrification and the tech boom. On the same streets that once experienced the height of the crack epidemic ...

Price to live on campus set to rise, again

November 22, 2017 News 1 Comment

Everyone living on campus including staff, faculty and students will receive a 5 percent rent increase with the signing of their next rental contract. It’s the first chunk of a maximum 30 percent rent hike set to build up during six years of incremental increases through 2023. The increases are necessary to keep up with ...

Gas line damaged outside Student Services Building

November 17, 2017 News

On Friday, roughly around noon, there was a gas leak outside the Student Services building at SF State. “We were using a jackhammer to make repairs to the waterline, but no one told us about the gas line,” said Rufino Gomez, plumber for Express Plumbing. “Nobody knew about the gas lines and so we mistakenly ...

Former wrestling coach alleges discrimination

November 13, 2017 News

SF State’s former men’s wrestling coach, hall-of-famer Lars Jensen, has filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleging age discrimination. Former SF State Athletic Director, Charles Guthrie, has since resigned from his position and has since been removed from the SF State athletic website. But, he was under fire this ...

Experimental college makes its second go around

November 13, 2017 News

The Experimental College is being restarted within the political science department this fall semester with four courses being taught by students. This pilot revival program was inspired by the college’s first run at SF State back in 1968, where students designed courses that they wanted to be taught and formed an untraditional way of teaching. ...

SF State Jewish students’ lawsuit alleging antisemitism dismissed

November 8, 2017 News

***Note: A previous version of this article had a quote from Ben Gharagozli, one of Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi’s attorneys, that was inaccurate. The article has since been changed to reflect accurate information from Gharagozli.  *** Additional reporting by Nicole Ortega. The lawsuit filed by SF State alumni and current students against the University, including an ...

Celebrating life and death

November 7, 2017 Life News

This article was previously posted in Spanish. Celebrating the dead is a Mexican concept in which a person can share their emotions with many others participating in the Day of The Dead. Even though this celebration is a Mexican festivity, many other countries celebrate it as well, like the U.S., which has a population of ...

27 dead, dozens injured in Texas shooting

November 5, 2017 News

A shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas has left at least 27 dead and dozens injured, according to Wilson County Commissioner Albert Gamez Jr. via the San Antonio Current. The shooter has not been identified as of yet, and is reportedly dead after a car chase north into Guadalupe County. It ...

BECA student Gabriela Sanchez remembered at on-campus vigil

November 4, 2017 News

Friends and family of SF State BECA student Gabriela Sanchez gathered in remembrance on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Richard Oakes Multicultural center at a Dia de los Muertos celebration of life. Sanchez died in a car accident this past summer. She was 23 years old. Sanchez was honored in the celebration with a Dia ...

Taking a knee at SF State

November 3, 2017 News Sports

It’s more than just the national anthem. It’s greater than lining up in single fashion, putting your right hand over your heart and standing in respect for the American flag. Two San Francisco State soccer players kneeled during the national anthem prior to their match against Sonoma State on Saturday. Taking a knee is a ...

New undergrad advisor brings fresh perspective

November 1, 2017 News

Jason Jacobson, the new director of Undergraduate Advising Center at SF State, talked about his past career achievements and future plans as students piled up at the advising center to seek out assistance in navigating their paths to graduation. Jacobson left his position as the retention and academic success coordinator of the Thunderbird academic program ...

Shuttle lines remain long despite MUNI line passes provided by GatorPass

October 30, 2017 News

Midway through this semester, students riding SF State shuttles are experiencing longer wait times on campus than in the past, even with the new Gator Pass provided earlier this semester. Students can usually wait anywhere between five to 15 minutes for a shuttle, but lately have been waiting up to 30 minutes. SF State business ...

North Bay pets fill animal shelters

October 30, 2017 Life News

Animal shelters in Sonoma and Napa county are flooded with displaced pets due to the recent devastating fires. The fires, which have destroyed an estimated 5,700 buildings, are still not completely contained, according to state officials. Thousands of families have been forced to leave their homes, many of which don’t have homes to come back ...

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

October 30, 2017 News

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as SF State Police Chief, believing in the value of trust and saying, “we are truly here to serve our campus community.” Growing up, Wu knew ...