Bay Area

Rolling Loud takes on the Bay Area

September 18, 2018 Life

The all-around hyphy nature the Bay Area is known for returned to the Oakland Coliseum for the third annual Rolling Loud Festival. The festival drew in a powerhouse of names from the hip-hop community, including Travis Scott, YG, Young Thug and many more. The festival that housed a crowd of 40,000 hip-hop heads also included ...

Eco-champions gather at Global Action Summit

September 18, 2018 News

World leaders, business moguls, protestors and even a Hollywood star all shared center stage during the Global Action Summit in downtown San Francisco last week. On Thursday afternoon, actor Harrison Ford took the stage at the Esplanade Ballroom in the Moscone Center to emphasize the need for environmental stewardship and renewable energy. He also addressed ...

Pride celebration livens Oakland, highlights marginal community

September 13, 2018 Life Multimedia

The Oakland Pride Parade and Festival extols positivity, love, and the acceptance of one another within the LGBTQ community annually, with this year taking place in downtown Oakland, Calif. The festival and its creators seek to educate the greater community about equality, civic involvement and responsibility for others in a ever-changing social landscape. Tristen Rowean/Golden ...

I won’t be able to buy a home in my beloved Bay Area

April 18, 2018 Opinion

Born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay, the Bay Area holds a very special place in my heart. My parents immigrated from Mexico to San Francisco for a better life for me and my sister, but little did they know this so-called ‘better life’ came with a lot of stress. I imagined ...

Aerial dance performance brings SF State labor archives alive

May 18, 2016 Multimedia

Flyaway Productions, a Bay Area dance company, was commissioned by the Labor Archives and Research Center to create an aerial site-specific performance, choreographed by Jo Kreiter, to promote the 30th anniversary of the Labor Archives and Research Center in the SF State library. According to Director of the Labor Archives, Catherine Powell, the performance was ...

Students design shopping cart for elderly community

March 29, 2016 Life

June Fisher loves tomatoes. The 82-year-old occupational health physician and Bay Area product design lecturer requires two walking sticks to compensate for knee problems and general muscular weakness. She can’t sling a shopping bag over her shoulder, and that makes things a little difficult. “A friend of mine said the Civic Center market (had) wonderful ...

New art exhibit commemorates resistance of Filipino people

February 3, 2016 Life

The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power Revolution of the Philippines. The exhibit will highlight the role that art and culture played in mobilizing the Filipino people against dictatorship. The exhibit, “Resiliencies: ...

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Substantial returning class bolsters Gators’ baseball depth

February 3, 2016 Sports

With the 2016 season set to begin this Friday, the SF State baseball team is looking to some unfamiliar faces to help it bounce back from last year’s disappointing 19-29 season, including new head coach Tony Schifano. This season will be Schifano’s first as a head coach. He played for four years at UC Davis and 10 ...

49ers to rebuild team with NFL Draft

May 1, 2015 Sports

The San Francisco 49ers come into the 2015 season after a meltdown offseason headed by the mutual parting of head coach Jim Harbaugh and owner Jed York. The once proud franchise has seen its window of opportunity for a Super Bowl appearance shut immediately and it does not look like it’s opening up anytime soon. Looking ...

Project Connect hosts eighth annual Transfer Day

November 6, 2013 News

  UPDATE: 11/12/13 Last Wednesday, Bay Area community college students interested in transferring to SF State gathered at the Cesar Chavez Student Center for the eighth annual Transfer Day. Project Connect: Recruitment and Retention Resource Center, an Associated Students, Inc. program that works to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low-income and historically under-represented ...

SF State endures day one of BART strike

October 18, 2013

Friday, commuters across the Bay Area awoke to the painful realization that this was day one of a BART strike. Union representatives announced Thursday night their employees would walk off the job after a 28-hour marathon negotiation ended at an impasse. Both sides traded jabs Friday and accused the other side of being at fault ...

BART strike approaches: Walkout at midnight

October 17, 2013 News 1 Comment

BART trains will not run Friday after unions announced their intention to strike earlier today after a marathon 30-hour bargaining session. Talks between labor and management negotiators broke down and the federal mediator, George Cohen, headed home after failing to bring the two sides together. The strike will start at midnight. After both sides agreed to ...

California should legalize non-citizen driver’s licenses

September 24, 2013 Opinion

Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta California will soon become the tenth state to offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signaled he would sign, will enable an estimated 3.5 million non-citizens in California to become legally registered drivers with the state, and obtain liability insurance that would protect them and others ...

Bay Area storm leaves roughly 5,100 residents without power

November 30, 2012 News

An estimated 5,100 residents are currently without power in the Bay Area as of in result of this morning’s storm, according to an email from Fiona Chan, PG&E’s spokeswoman. Chan said the outages are a result of damaged utility poles due strong winds and heavy rain. As of 1 p.m., power outages are affecting 2,000 ...