Greenland’s farmers are planting strawberries this year. It’s an odd choice for agriculturalists on an almost uninhabitable glacial island, but for the last few years more and more of the country has been opening up to farming and oil exploration. It means an economic boom
Internet researchers discovered and announced April 7 the flaw called Heartbleed in OpenSSL. Heartbleed has caused a huge wave of panic about information online — the fact that it could have been able to get any kind of information from servers including passwords, credit card
Think back to that moment you chose to come to SF State. You knew you wanted to go to college but the process of picking the right one depends on many factors. Maybe you came because you’re a local and it was the obvious choice
A faster commute between campus and downtown is a nice thought, but building a subway through 19th Avenue is a pipe dream.
The project is designed with good intentions but completely impractical. Students will not benefit soon enough and the money could better be used elsewhere.
Twenty-one pedestrians were hit and killed last year in San Francisco and Mayor Ed Lee’s “Be Nice, Look Twice” Campaign is among the most useless things he’s done during his time in office. People just aren’t that nice and a simple campaign cannot change their
The government is not the enemy here; yes, it controls aspects of our lives that we may disagree with at times but it is only to keep our nation from turning into complete chaos.
The recent ban on peanut butter in many elementary schools may have
The Board of Supervisors is obsessed with every infinitesimal detail of our daily lives, to such an extent that goes beyond their job requirements and into controlling our day-to-day routines. If you don't believe this, just look at the laws they've passed, or tried to pass,
When the Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a measure that would restrict the sale of water bottles in San Francisco, the city got closer to its goal of Zero Waste — a mission to send no waste to landfill or incineration by 2020. The move has
Imagine you just spent the last three hours engulfed in a massive group of ecstatic people at a concert. It's probably a good idea to hydrate; especially after the immense alcohol consumption. After waiting nearly 30 minutes in line for that cold refreshing bottle of
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Sitting in the splash zone during an orca performance can easily be the highlight of any child’s trip to SeaWorld. Unbeknownst to a five-year-old, the seemingly happy-go-lucky whale swimming before them has been taken out of its natural
With only 11 percent of SF State students living on campus, it’s safe to say that some of the remaining 89 percent commute across the Golden Gate Bridge and would be affected by the raising of the toll.
An increase of $1 has been approved for crossing
From $6 beers to $10 sandwiches, San Francisco is not the cheapest city to live in — it is the most expensive, finally surpassing New York City. Whether residents are getting bombarded by aggressive panhandlers for spare change or harassed by the SFMTA for a
In our society, frivolous social networks seem to be a more pressing concept than social unrest and the average young adult can probably give you a longer list of celebrities who have been to rehab than Pulitzer Prize winners. It’s safe to say our priorities
Shit is hitting the fan in the California State University system and SF State is no exception. From the complete closure of the Science Building, to much needed repair in the ancient and disgusting locker rooms, our school is in dire need of tender loving
Picture this: California, the place we call home, ripped into six very distinctly different states. California is the only state that has everything anyone could ever want: amazing sunny weather, sandy beaches, the tallest Redwood trees in the world and of course, the movie stars.
Imagine a state in which all inhabitants shared similar income levels, backgrounds, political and religious beliefs, occupations and hobbies. From the luscious pot fields of Humboldt County to the sea-foraging bros of San Diego, California is not that state.
The economic and social mecca that is
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For many, it's a fond memory to think back to all the times they brought a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school for lunch. Although there were times we wished for variety in our sandwich choice, the
What’s your news homepage look like? Probably a combination of tragedies in Ukraine and Syria, concerns about health care and celebrity news. Some don’t think that celebrity news fits on pages like Yahoo and USA Today — but they’re wrong.
Celebrity news isn’t about self-indulgence; it’s
With the era of ever-expanding technology among us, media outlets are everywhere we look. They continue to feed us more information, whether we want it or not. However, with great power comes great responsibility and those with such authority are losing touch with what the
Strength and steadfastness are the reasons SF State students chose the alligator as their mascot in 1931, and there is no reason to change that. However, school officials have recently contemplated the change to forge a new image for the school and to bolster the
The Olympics have been and always will be a platform for political ideologies.
With the Olympics in full swing, it would take a blind mole to miss the obvious: the games are more than just a stage for countries to show off their best athletes, they
Every four years, representatives from 88 nations gather in one location somewhere in the world to perform the art of athleticism. The Olympics are an event to shower athletes with medals that they have trained intensely to win.
The 2014 Winter Olympics have been the total
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Love: it's more than just a feeling. It's a biological entity and one of the driving forces in life. Romance on the other hand, is the explanation we tell ourselves to describe these feelings.
According to SF State English
We've heard it all: Valentine's Day is a commercial holiday, a Hallmark holiday, a day created by greeting card and chocolate companies to celebrate something that really should be manifested all year long.
It has suffered the same fate as Christmas; a day buried beneath so
When most people think of Valentine’s Day, they imagine one of three kinds of people: a doe-eyed, heart-sharing half of a relationship; a sad, usually female, single person; or the anti-Valentine’s Day propagandist who likely finds no higher joy in life than earning another follower
Everyday, hundreds of students walk around SF State with one thing in common: looking down at their phone. This is how we portray our generation to the rest of the world.
Students are scrolling through their Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or taking a selfie to send a
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Last week the U.N. education agency released a report stating that 250 million school-age children across the globe can’t read, write or do math. That’s out of 650 million children worldwide and areas like the Arab states and sub-Saharan
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In the last several months we have seen increasing hate for techies and tech companies. Last summer, “F- your start up” was tagged on a building in the Mission District.
In November, about 150 people protested outside Twitter's headquarters
In the last few years our country has slid further into a state of distress, where some of the most devastating violence is being carried out by civilians and war is being waged by government entities.
The country feared Christopher Dorner, mourned the death of Boston
Polar bears along the coast of Alaska are suffering from fur loss and open sores. Starfish on the West Coast are disintegrating into piles of white goo and Pacific Herring are bleeding from their gills and eyes.
Despite this knowledge, the government refuses to announce how much
While at four-year academic institutions, many students are finding themselves pursuing six-year degrees. Some, even eight-year degrees. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in four years has become a rarity, to the frustration of all involved.
As a student who has taken a minimum of 15 units per
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From the strike of 1968 to today's student organized rallies, SF State has a legacy of student involvement and activism — as it should.
Through the years, there has been a growing sense of disengagement from the student perspective. Unfortunately, this has resulted
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As the end of the year approaches, when summer is but a distant memory, people tend to find themselves surrounded by couples (or in a relationship themselves). This period of autumn/winter, better known as “cuffing season,” is prime time for fireside cuddling,
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Four guys enter a dark movie theater: a Salvadoran, a Brazilian, a Persian and a Japanese guy. Their median age is 27 and they’ve just paid $40 to see the latest Judi Dench flick “Philomena.”
They look around
If a student working as an unpaid intern is sexually harassed in his or her workplace, is he or she protected by labor laws? Not unless you live in Oregon. As of last June, it’s the only state in the U.S. to extend its laws
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The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan that occurred in the Philippines Nov. 8, killing nearly 4,000 people and rising, is rightly garnering massive media coverage.
In times of huge catastrophes, the framing and topics media choose to cover can dehumanize the severity of the