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Basic hygiene products give hope to homeless in San Francisco

September 25, 2018 Life

Imagine not being able to shower, brush your teeth or have menstrual products for days or even weeks. There’s an ongoing issue with the lack of hygiene products available to low-income communities and to individuals who call the streets of San Francisco their home. Meghan Freebeck, founder and chief executive officer of Simply the Basics, ...

Electric scooters to return to city streets

September 17, 2018 News

After a rocky start in San Francisco, electric scooter rentals will soon be back on city streets thanks to a pilot program that’s tentatively granting two companies permission to operate. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA) on Aug. 30 granted one-year permits to two companies, Skip and Scoot, to temporarily re-launch electric scooter rentals ...

Mashouf gears up for exciting second year

September 14, 2018 Life 1 Comment

After undergoing two years of construction beginning in 2015, SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center has successfully completed its first year of operations. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the wellness center as it heads into its second year and prepares a few new programs to offer. “We’re super excited,” said Director of Campus Recreation Pamela ...

Governor signs bill to reduce emissions to zero by 2045

September 13, 2018 News 1 Comment

Climate leaders descended on San Francisco for this week’s Global Climate Action Summit days after Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order and Senate Bill 100 requiring California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2045, as well as generate 100 percent of its electricity from clean, carbon-neutral energy sources, also by 2045. “Whether ...

Gators represent at Red Bull Bay Climb

September 12, 2018 Multimedia Sports

Handlebar mustaches, cyclists’ caps, Red Bulls and spectators lined the De Haro Street sidewalks, cheering on cyclists as they rode past during the 2018 Red Bull Bay Climb on Saturday, Sept. 8. Atop De Haro Street and Southern Heights Avenue stands an inflatable, blue Red Bull arch, signaling the finish line that cyclists from around the ...

Hiero Day honors the hip-hop community

September 6, 2018 Life

Hyphy beats, marijuana smoke and good vibes filled downtown Oakland this Labor Day as people of all ages from all over the Bay Area attended the seventh annual Hiero Day Music Festival, where hip-hop legends and up-and-comers celebrated the city’s culture and music scene. The festivities kicked off at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 ...

Reports of gunfire at Balboa High School lead to four school lockdowns

August 30, 2018 News 1 Comment

Reports of gunfire at Balboa High School led to four school lockdowns and one non-life-threatening injury earlier today around noon, according to the San Francisco Police Department. Four student have been detained. According to the San Francisco Police Department, the incident put Balboa High School, James Denman Middle School, San Miguel Early Elementary School and Leadership ...

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

August 28, 2018 News

The California Faculty Association-sponsored Senate Bill 968, which would mandate the number of mental health counselors on CSU campuses, has been moved to a final vote this Friday. The bill would require all CSU campuses to meet the requirements of one mental health counselor for every 1,500 students for a full counseling staff. According to ...

Twin Peaks Tunnel reopens

August 28, 2018 News

The Twin Peaks Tunnel reopened on Saturday just in time to ease the way for the horde of commuters returning to SF State. Even better news for commuters, trains can travel 10 mph faster through the 2.2-mile tunnel since replacing the tracks lifted the tunnel’s speed restriction while keeping trains running reliably, according to the ...

Outside Lands brings the noise

August 16, 2018 Life

Outside Lands Music & Art Festival descended upon San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the tenth anniversary last weekend– attracting thousands of SF residents, as well as travelers, dedicated to catching the main headliners including Janet Jackson, The Weeknd, and Florence + The Machine. The festival featured artwork, a new area dedicated to legalized cannabis ...

Why stay in the bay

May 15, 2018 News

The Bay Area, especially San Francisco, is getting more and more expensive. Many residents are fleeing from the high expenses to other parts of California and other states. The value of a bachelor’s degree is decreasing with each passing decade and won’t always guarantee a job that will allow someone to support themselves financially, at least ...

Vaping in the City

May 15, 2018 News 1 Comment

Vaping has become an epidemic among high school students according to Tobacco Free CA but is it may also an epidemic among college students. Last year, SF tried to ban flavored tobacco including many vaping oils, but a tobacco industry campaign has but that ban on the June ballot to let the public decide and ...

Holes in your paycheck: How potholes in SF are ruining cars

May 2, 2018 News

Driving in San Francisco can have serious consequences for cars, especially when driving over potholes. “I don’t notice them until I run over them when it’s too late, then I get upset. I live in Pacifica so it’s a big difference from where I live compared to an area like Potrero Hill,” said Tatiana, a ...

Judge ruling says DACA applications will continue to be accepted

April 29, 2018 News

Attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the Trump Administration have been halted once again by U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates of the District of Columbia. This past Tuesday, the district court found the rescission of  DACA  unlawful under the Administrative Procedure Act. However, Bates stayed his decision for a ...

Wiener’s SB-827 Bill Meets Local Opposition

April 25, 2018 News

Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a contested bill that if passed will overrule local zoning controls on height, density and design standards on housing complexes near transit-rich urban areas. SB-827 will ensure that any new housing construction within half a mile of a train station or a quarter mile from a frequent bus stop will ...

High taxes, high reward?

April 23, 2018

Thousands of people gathered for the annual 4/20 festivities in Golden Gate Park, the first since the legalization of recreational cannabis. From cannabis infused brownies to lemonade, attendees had their pick of product but not necessarily the product they would have chosen. Recreational sales for the substance began on Jan.1 in California after approval of ...

Pelosi attacks Trump’s tax plan locally and abroad

April 18, 2018 News

Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a press conference on April 15 at the San Francisco Labor Council to highlight the impact President Trump’s tax plan has had on California’s working families — a day before the federal tax deadline. According to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, Trump’s tax plan — which has been ...

SF police search for man with shotgun

April 5, 2018

Authorities from both the San Francisco and San Jose Police Departments are searching for a man who stole a shotgun from his family’s home in San Jose late last night. Police reported that the suspect wrote a 20-page manifesto where he threatens to kill civilians, along with police, in the San Francisco area. A San ...

#FundTheDream rally at the State Capitol

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

Story by: Jacqueline Pinedo and Marisol Cabrera The California Faculty Association (CFA), along with student and faculty members from all 23 California State Universities, held a rally on Wednesday April 4, calling attention to Gov. Jerry Brown and legislatures in Sacramento regarding issues relating to the decline in CSU funding, tuition increases, food insecurity, deportation and ...

Milk to be remembered at SFO

April 4, 2018 News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to rename SFO Terminal 1 in Harvey Milk’s name. Milk was the first openly gay elected official to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors until his assassination by then Supervisor Dan White in 1978. “He was more than just an LGBTQ activist — he was an activist ...

Amazon Barbershop shootout

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

 Tensions were high at the town hall meeting at Balboa High School regarding the police-related shooting of a 21-year-old man at a barbershop in the outer Mission as an altercation broke out during the public forum. On Wednesday, March 21, Jehad Eid was shot and killed by two San Francisco Police Department officers Kevin ...

Immigration ads target tech workers

April 4, 2018 News

Sometimes the best intentions can come off in the worst way possible. Last week, an ad campaign rolled out posters within San Francisco’s public transit system advocating tech companies to hire U.S. workers instead of foreign labor. The campaign was paid for by Progressives for Immigration Reform, a nonprofit dedicated to, “educating the public on ...

Computer Science leans in

March 28, 2018 News

Gender representation is an issue in the forefront of the social justice conversation with trending topics like  #Metoo and #ShePersisted. Representation in the sciences has been a contentious issue for decades and scientists like Marie Curie and Katherine Johnson are under-celebrated in the field. Poulomi Banerjee, a second year computer science major and mathematics minor ...

Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...

Bay Area students follows Parkland’s lead

March 28, 2018 News

Throughout America hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied for social change and common sense gun laws as a part of the March For Our Lives campaign in response to numerous school shootings on March 24. Ibraheem Chaudrey, a 21-year-old undergraduate student at SF State studying computer science, stood before an audience of 30,000 who were ...

Stabbing on Chester Avenue

March 25, 2018 News

A woman died from stab wounds sustained in a domestic violence incident on Chester Avenue. Police responded to the unit block of Chester Avenue at 2:11 p.m. and transported the female victim and male suspect to the hospital. The male is being treated for what appears to be self-inflicted stab wounds. SFPD Homicide Detail is ...

Press for progress

March 15, 2018 News

Women gathered to share their stories, hardships and life experiences. These women carry stories. Stories of resilience, perseverance and the notion that while women have come so far, the work they have is nowhere near finished. On Thursday, March 8, a crowd assembled to call for action, demonstrating what International Women’s Day is and to ...

BART closures cause congestion

March 14, 2018 News

Getting home should be considered mundane and common but for some BART riders, it will soon become dangerous and difficult. In a few months, the Civic Center BART station will permanently close entrances at Grove, Hyde and Market Streets and the entrance outside Hotel Whitcomb will be permanently closed. This decision is to make way ...

Two injured in Excelsior drive-by

March 1, 2018 News

A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting on Felton Street in the Excelsior District early this afternoon. A local resident heard gunshots at roughly 1:45 p.m. on the 1700 block of Felton Street. According to the Citizen crime-tracker app, San Francisco Police Department officers responded shortly after and located one victim, ...

End of Black History Month calls supporters for London Breed

March 1, 2018 News

Hip-hop dancers from Culture Shock Oakland filled the grand rotunda of City Hall Wednesday night, with lively performances closing the final night of Black History Month in San Francisco. The Black History Month Cultural Experience event, hosted by Board of Supervisors President London Breed and fellow supervisor Malia Cohen on the night of Feb. 28, ...

The fashions of Chinese New Year

February 28, 2018 News

Along with constant celebrations, such as big family dinners, parades, lighting firecrackers and handing out money in red envelopes during one of the most celebrated times of the year in Chinese culture, men and women dress in their most vibrant Chinese New Year garments to accentuate the beauty of this holiday. “The qipao is the ...