Capital funds don’t come along easily, so when they do, they better be spent on something worthwhile. A $86.4 million wellness center—or a campus extension in Hunter’s Point—may be nice to have, but there are more pressing matters to resolve first with such constrained funds.
This month, University of California President Janet Napolitano pledged to make several single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral on all ten UC campuses in an attempt to make the campus more LGBTQ friendly. Shouldn't California State Universities be following suit?
Inside Higher Ed, a college-based news site, states that
Have you thought about how great sex is lately? Honestly, take a minute. Sex is normal and something you think about every day.
But there’s a huge difference between thinking about sex and actually doing it. A better thought would be, “How often do college students
I’ve been in an abusive relationship with the Oakland Raiders for 12 years, and the name-calling and the double takes have only gotten worse.
“Get rid of that backpack!”
I put on my leather Raiders hat and I feel like I’m going to get cat-called like a
At her Southern California high school, SF State cross country runner Paxton Cota spent less time tearing up the race course, and more time socializing.
“I remember at first I kind of didn’t want to run, I just wanted to meet people,” said Cota of when
A total of 21 cross country teams came out to Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadows Friday afternoon to compete in the 2014 SF State Invitational, where they fought through chilly weather and steep hills to cross the finish line.
Both men’s and women’s Gator teams placed
Midterms are overwhelming the masses, students are scrambling to pay rent and our student leaders in Associated Students Inc. are dropping like flies from their elected positions. Welcome to week seven of the fall semester at SF State.
It all started at the top of the
Today, more than half of people over the age of 25 use smartphones and tablet devices to email, browse the web or connect to social media. But 30 years of Internet growing pains have left technology fans so skeptical of a safe and secure online
Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In them, the student posed with a knife and ranted about wanting to kill Israelis. Needless
After seven years of sharing random aspects of my life to friends and acquaintances, I decided to delete my Facebook account permanently last May.
I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to commit social suicide. I deleted my account after Facebook updated their application,
Nearly snatching first place in the team's season opener, SF State's women's cross country team decided to drop out of the Sonoma State University (SSU) Invitational scheduled for Oct. 4, to concentrate and prepare for the meets in November.
"In the past (SSU Invitational) falls on
The same week Apple live-streamed details of their new 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus for the modern folk to drool over, I innocently wore a new pair of jeans for the first time, and a surly cloud loomed throughout the
How many 4-year-old kids could name the starting lineup for the 1997 to 1998 Chicago Bulls team? To this day, I still clearly remember jumping on our beaten down grey couch out of excitement when the Bulls won the championship that season. If my older
Earlier this month, a rape reportedly took place in the residence halls at SF State. Little was said or done after the fact, which called into question how college campuses handle sexual assaults. What if we could change the way we view rape culture across
A drizzle-coated Golden Gate Park Speedway Park Thursday morning proved to not be a challenge for SF State men and women’s cross country teams, which kicked off their seasons against Academy of Art and Cal State East Bay.
The men’s team began the three-way duel with
A small garage located in Los Altos, Calif. was where Apple, one of the biggest names in technology was created. In 1975, Steve Jobs and a couple of his buddies had no idea it would turn out to be a global phenomenon. Today, Apple is
The NFL is my heroin, and I got started on football early. Fandom is a genetic disease, and mine started a lot like yours probably did. Maybe your brother gave you your first hit at the Oakland Coliseum. Maybe it was with some cousins at
For eight full days leading up to Labor Day, I lived in the Nevada’s Black Rock Desert with my personal belongings secured solely by the zipper of my tent. My trust was endowed to approximately 65,000 Burning Man attendees at the annual art and music
After finishing the 2013 season in eighth place in the West Region of the NCAA Division II Regional Cross Country rankings, SF State's men's cross country team enters the new season faster and stronger.
"They've done the summer training, so we are now prepared for the
After the newest Bay Area crime reporting app was labeled the “Instagram of Bad Behavior” by SF Weekly due to acting as somewhat of a snitching tool, BART Watch is going to have some trouble gaining credibility with transit passengers as well as police officers.
Non-white lives are not valued in our society, unless they are those of people like Beyoncé or Kanye West, in which case they are only valued because they generate big money.
On the first day of classes, the Student Union of San Francisco at SF State
A couple cups of coffee or tea are a great way to get back into a heavy workload after three wonderful months of fun in the sun, but what happens once you find yourself drinking a cup every two hours? Or if you start chugging
On a regular day, our social media outlets are loaded to the brim with selfies, “Novembeards” and Harlem Shake videos to give us our fill of good, old fashioned time-wasting.
The last thing I needed was another viral trend to hog up my internet time. However,
Can we stop the whole ice bucket challenge thing now and just go back to donating?
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media phenomenon that is intended to promote awareness about ALS, a crippling disease that affects between 12,000 and 30,000
This week, President Wong unveiled a refined Gator mascot to the SF State campus. We asked some members of the student body what they thought of the new versus the old design. Check out the video below to see what they said, and if your
It’s hard enough to roll out of bed to make an 8 a.m. class. For the 88 percent of SF State students who live off campus, the struggle is even more real. Many students must rely on the questionably steadfast steeds known as Muni and
Outside Lands took over Golden Gate Park last weekend, displaying a diverse range of acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore, Tiesto and Tegan and Sara, leaving our feet sore and our throats hoarse—but also an environmental impact on Golden Gate Park.
The music festival, now in
Ever wonder who decided a skinny frame, blond hair and clear skin was the ideal image of beauty? Ever wonder what influenced why you put those clothes on this morning? Well, it all started in 1966.
Lesley Lawson, more commonly known as Twiggy, was a mid-1960s
Like all students, Stephen Guillermo wanted a break from studying before finals week, where he could just focus on having fun.
After a night of drinking with his friends, he walked into his apartment complex, but onto the wrong floor. Then he walked into the home
I believe in the United States Constitution. It has worked for more than 200 years, however, I also believe in gun control and common sense.
It is hard to read the news and see a three-year-old child find his mother’s gun in her glove box and
Welcome to the United States, home of beer, cheeseburgers, free speech and lots of guns. We also have an entire system of laws that protects our right to enjoy all four of these things.
Our founding fathers believed that a citizen’s right to bear arms was
When food is labeled organic, it refers to the process of how farmers grow and process agricultural products. Whether they are fruits, vegetables, meats, grains or dairy products, the organic farming process excludes the use of pesticides, hormones, food additives and other unnatural substances.
While waiting in a drive-thru, many people don’t consider the bad choices they are making when it comes to eating underpriced, bad quality foods on an everyday basis. If they made the decision to eat organic foods, the benefits are priceless.
“Sales of organic food have
With Ryan Braun returning from a 65-game suspension and Alex Rodriguez sitting out the entire 2014 season, steroids are still seen as a major problem in Major League Baseball.
But there is a very simple strategy to stop the bleeding: Make steroids legal.
That’s right. Baseball should
Last week, a homeless man in San Francisco agreed to be outfitted with a high tech camera for a day, for the purpose of giving more affluent San Franciscans the experience of seeing the world through the point of view of a homeless person, according
Let's face it, everyone’s busy enough trying to multitask and juggle the various aspects of their lives, whether it be work, school, parenting or whatever else. It wouldn't be wise or helpful to tell people to put more thought into being environmentally friendly every single