In San Francisco, driving in circles is a right of passage for car owners. It is a competitive, sometimes full-contact sport. Even drivers that possess a coveted lettered area parking permit don’t always get celebrity parking.
An application, developed with help from the San Francisco Municipal
The California Teachers Association is currently conducting a weeklong series of protests aimed to prevent additional cuts to public education.
The protesters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to pass a series of tax extensions that would help alleviate the remaining $15.4 billion deficit.
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Political leaders are not always known for having the best moments in speech-making history — yes we know you didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, Mr. Clinton, and yes thank you Dan Quayle for letting us know that space is almost infinite. Nonetheless, it
With the U.S. celebrating its independence July 4, have you ever considered celebrating your own personal independence?
Not the independence that you gain when you move 400 miles away from home or the independence of having a job that enables you to pay for rent, food
It’s no secret that, these days, most people have a Facebook or Twitter account. Some people utilize the efficiency of the Internet for dating - and even sex. The Internet is the one of the biggest inventions in history and has changed everyone's life for
When President Barack Obama approached the podium in the East Room of the White House Sunday, he gave America one of the defining moments of its history: the death of Osama bin Laden.
The announcement spurred a rash of celebrations, including a gathering at the White
Robert A. Corrigan has served as SF State President since September 1988.
More than a year of discussion, consultation and input from hundreds of faculty and staff, coupled with two faculty referendums, has ended decisively: On July 1, SF State will move from eight to six
San Francisco city employees, who have long planned on using their pensions to live out retirement in ease, may soon face grim circumstances. Unless the city seriously addresses comprehensive pension reform, city workers — particularly police officers — may find themselves unemployed.
As San Francisco’s rising
Ramon Castellblach is an assistant professor of health education and is the California Faculty Association president for the SF State chapter.
As we go forward with the consolidation of colleges at SF State, we should take all possible steps to ensure that we continue playing our
Nicotine fiends, your days of smoking in public may be numbered.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, by the year 2020, all 50 states could impose a smoking ban in bars, restaurants, parks, and the workplace.
Currently, 25 states and cities, such as Washington D.C. and
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When final exams end in less than a month and students begin relaxing for the summer, SF State's academic landscape will begin a drastic transformation.
President Robert A. Corrigan announced April 22 that the University is moving forward
On a list of growing disappointments that result from crushing budget deficits, a lack of jobs and an overall shaky economy, the last thing we'd want to include on that list would be sports.
Yet in the last 10 years, American sports have had many tumultuous
There are few constants in global politics: American imperialism, Israeli-Palestinian tensions - and the Castro brothers ruling Cuba.
The latter, however, may soon change.
And for the first time in the more than five decades since the revolution, capitalism could slowly materialize without the admission of Cuba’s
In the beginning, God created a glorious being called Adam, man, and when he got bored he scrounged up the leftovers and made some chick named Eve.
According to Genesis, Eve really screwed up the whole humanity game one day when she nibbled on a Granny
Living in San Francisco, one becomes accustomed to certain individual rights.
But in France, one of the birthplaces of fashion as expression, Muslim women can no longer exercise their right to wear a niqab, or a full veil. Wearing the veil, which was outlawed last year
College students have to fight for their right to get their freak on.
Talks of deficits, budget cuts, and delayed graduation times seem to have replaced water cooler chatter of who did who in the third floor bathrooms of Mary Park Hall—and that’s unacceptable.
The modern academic
"Cute guy with a white shirt and grey zip-up on. You're sitting with two girls at a table against the well. You have a cute smile! (: We keep making eye contact, would love to talk to you sometime."
This is a prime example of what
Parents, fear no more. The sound of a ball striking an aluminum bat will no longer be as frightening.
In the game of baseball, when these two solid objects collide, parents worry and turn their heads. The reason is because during an at-bat, there is a strong
Last Thursday heralded the dawn of the 2011 baseball season and, with it, the reconvening of arguably the most storied and bitter rivalry in professional sports. This year’s first confrontation between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers, however, was marked more by what
Japan is not a novice when dealing with earthquakes. The country is so well-prepared in case one strikes that even elementary students are knowledgeable about emergency procedures.
But this recent occurrence is different. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest recorded in Japan, triggered a tsunami, a number
California’s higher education is at a crucial juncture.
The budget crisis facing the California State University system is well-documented: a potential $500 million cut to its 2011-12 budget, ever-increasing tuition and a total $281 million budget reduction among the 23 campuses if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed
University President Robert A. Corrigan’s email to faculty March 21, which detailed his newest proposal to reduce the number of colleges from eight to six and suggested that faculty participate in another campus-wide referendum, comes as no surprise.
When the first referendum was in progress Feb.
Within minutes of Japan being hit with the largest recorded earthquake in its history as well as an ensuing tsunami on March 11, journalists were on their feet, ready to provide the public with fair and balanced information, and continuing coverage of the catastrophe, as
Samuel Vengrinovich is originally from San Francisco and currently lives in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from SF State and a master’s degree in diplomacy and conflict studies from The Interdisciplinary Center in Israel. He has worked in various political
Mexico, the haven for spring breakers everywhere, is known for its beaches, low legal drinking age and the numerous travel warnings the U.S. placed against it. It makes sense because in Mexico, people can’t step foot outside without being shot by a ruthless member of
A 9.0 magnitude earthquake, a 30-foot tall tsunami and a melting nuclear reactor are just the beginning.
Whole villages have been swept away. The power is out. Roads, airports and rail lines are all buried under water and debris, making logistics impossible. Food and water supplies
Charlie Sheen is not winning.
At the moment, he is out of a job, has lost custody of his young sons and is riding his newfound Twitter fame all the way to becoming an “E! True Hollywood Story” cautionary tale.
The real winners are the 1.5 million
With the fracture of state legislatures between Republican and Democrat lawmakers sweeping the country, the American political system is further deteriorating.
It appears that this fracture is no longer bureaucratic posturing to garner votes and stay in office. Nor is it simple punditry bickering. Rather, it
Hold the presses! Someone has outshined the Biebs.
It’s not another teen idol, natural disaster or foreign uprising against tyranny that’s making headlines, though.
According to the New York Times, the Obama administration made the decision to continue to hold detainees who have not been charged at
When is it wrong to report a crime? When the U.S. military is the guilty party, of course.
Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier, is currently being held in solitary confinement and withstanding unreasonable treatment for allegedly exposing cables documenting military war crimes.
Manning has been
Flash back to March 4, 2010.
Last year’s Day of Action united students in all levels of the California education system.
People protested. Walk-outs took place statewide. Kindergarten through higher education students worked together to create a demonstration of outrage that couldn’t be ignored. Nationwide, 23 states
Nick Lera graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 2009 and is a graduate student in the Teacher Credential Program.
With college consolidation, a $33-million deficit and severe staff cutbacks looming, SF State is facing some unprecedented hurdles.
As the University looks
Obesity is a major problem in the United States, and children may be this deadly epidemic's most helpless victims.
The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to children's health, estimated that approximately one in three children are obese. These kids are at risk
The House made an appalling vote last week to strip federal funding from the national health care provider Planned Parenthood. The anti-choice Congress touted a message of tough cuts for tough times as they suggested that the services were not fundamental enough to earmark a
Cee Lo Green joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow and a band of Muppets for a performance inspired by Elton John circa 1977 at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
This odd collection of a 2011 Grammy award winner, an Oscar-winning actress and Jim Henson’s creations put on
You know it's an amazing time when just about everyone can carry around some pissed off birds, an illegal record store, and can access every thought from friends and strangers with the tap or swipe of a handheld screen.
While that may be a miracle to