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
What does $1.2 billion buy?
Well, over the next few decades, it could potentially buy a complete transformation of the aging Villas Parkmerced development.
If the plans go through, Parkmerced, which is already the largest apartment community in San Francisco with 3,221 units, would grow to 8,900
By Venise Wagner, Journalism Department Chair
The University Planning Advisory Council has placed before the faculty three options for reconfiguring the University from eight to six or seven colleges. The proposed change will ostensibly save SF State $1 million. The University must find a total of
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s monumental decision to relinquish his 30 years of dictatorial power on Feb. 11 is bigger than you may think.
In the world’s most volatile region, millions of Egyptians took to the streets and brilliantly utilized the power of protest to topple
It’s really no surprise that SF State has made the decision to introduce an environmental sustainability course into the general education requirements, especially since the city consistently supports sustainable practices like mandatory composting and the plastic bag ban.
For a campus that boasts academic excellence and
I should hope that when I am an old man that I get to live out all the clichés: playing chess in the park, eating butterscotch pudding, always having hard candy in a bowl, and yelling at whippersnappers to get off my lawn, but with the way
The Academic Senate’s recent approval requiring students to take an environmental sustainability course for general education is the right direction at the wrong time.
SF State is currently in an $18 million deficit, and if these courses are created as early as fall 2012, these questions
It’s no surprise that President Robert A. Corrigan accepted the majority of recommendations given by the University Planning Advisory Council. The plan was of his own devising.
Not only did Corrigan handpick each of the 12 council members, but it has become increasingly more obvious which
When a police officer takes the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, they swear to have the courage to hold themselves accountable for their actions.
But with such incidents as last month when an agitated man allegedly stabbed a San Francisco officer and was almost immediately shot
Generation Y has proved that women's rights are passé. All that feminist squawking and arguing about things like domestic violence, equal pay and the impossible beauty standards enforced by the swindling mass media is useless. Since our rights were established during the women's liberation movement,