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CCAA distinguishes 73 SF State Gators with All-Academic accolades

September 16, 2018 News Sports 0 Comments

Last week the California Collegiate Athletic Association announced that 73 SF State student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the 2017-18 school year. The CCAA honored a total of 811 student-athletes across the conference, with SF State ranking fourth amongst the 13 schools. The 811 distinguished student-athletes represent a drop over the previous year of 825 honorees. ...

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 ...

Relationships formed on air

September 14, 2018 Life 0 Comments

Radio DJs are taking the SF State media world by storm with many new additions to the broadcast and electronic communication arts department. New music and various genres inspire student DJs — along with provocative conversations on the societal issues surrounding them, music and culture. SF State got started with its first online radio station, KSFS, in ...

Last chance for Greek life recruitment on campus

September 12, 2018 Life 0 Comments

For the past two weeks, sororities and fraternities have occupied the quad in hopes of recruiting new members into the Greek life. What initially began as a two-week tabling recruitment on campus will now extend for a third week with most of the sororities and fraternities returning, according to Janelle Martinez, a recruiter from a ...

Housing crisis drives students to live in vehicles

September 12, 2018 News 1 Comment

The lack of access to affordable housing on and off campus has pushed some San Francisco State University students to live out of their vehicles. Between 20 to 30 vehicles parked on Lake Merced Boulevard and Winston Drive, adjacent to campus, are motorhomes and vans that people of various ages and professions use as living ...

From Jackie Robinson to Colin Kaepernick, the history of activism in sports

September 12, 2018 News 0 Comments

A SF State graduate and a current student are leading a course on the history of activism in sports. The duo plan who inform the students about notable people, such as Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and current players like LeBron James and Colin Kaepernick. They are looking for students to enroll in the experimental college course that takes place every Monday afternoon. The direction of the course is dictated by the students because the course is about what the students want to learn, according to one of the instructors.

Laugh the stress away at The Depot

September 11, 2018 Life 0 Comments

When due dates for assignments start to pile up and interfere with work schedules, stress for students can escalate quickly. Some students turn to comedy, whether it’s unwinding after class at one of The Depot’s comedy nights or watching their favorite comedians at home. Either by making people laugh or sitting back and laughing, some ...

SF State veteran reflects on the impact of 9/11

September 11, 2018 Life 0 Comments

This Sept. 11 marks the seventeenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which involved the hijacking of four commercial passenger planes by the terrorist group al-Qaida, resulting in the deaths of 2,996 Americans and $10 billion worth of damages to infrastructure, according to the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. It was the first ...

Burglar breaks into student residence

September 9, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

A student living in SFSU housing got a shock Saturday afternoon when she encountered a burglar in her apartment as she walked out of her bedroom. The victim called University Police at 4:14 p.m. to report the break-in at the University Park North residential building. “As she exited her bedroom, she noticed the suspect walking ...

Comedy night gets underway at The Depot

September 7, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Moonwalking hosts, jokes about depression and no sun –– it was all part of the fun at The Depot’s first comedy night of the fall semester, held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. With sign-ups starting at 5:30 p.m., the open mic event presented 28 SF State student comedians. In addition to jokes about their depression ...

Prof hopes violence and suicide prevention course goes viral

September 3, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

An SF State professor studying violence and suicide prevention hopes a new health and wellness course will lead to fewer tragedies among students who sign up and cause a ripple effect among their peers. The Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative, a collaboration between the College of Ethnic Studies and the Wise Wishes organization, started one of two ...

Queer People of Color campus group returns to SF State

September 3, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

A defunct SF State advocacy group that was influential for shedding light on issues affecting queer people of color back in its day is about to be revived. The campus organization Queer People of Color (QPOC) was first formed in 2005 by graduate students of the Ethnic Studies program.  During a recent meeting of the Queer ...

Graffiti rages against SFSU construction, lack of student housing

August 31, 2018 News 4 Comments

Profanity-laden graffiti denouncing the demolition of student housing units appeared overnight last Wednesday at the construction site located at the Tapia Drive Triangle and the Humanities Building. The demolition is clearing space to build the $81 million Liberal and Creative Arts Building at Tapia Drive and a mixed-use student housing facility on Holloway Avenue near ...

Remembering a pioneer: Dr. Dawn Mabalon

August 29, 2018 0 Comments

San Francisco lost a pillar of the Filipino community this month when San Francisco State history professor Dr. Dawn Mabalon died suddenly of an asthma attack on Aug. 10 while vacationing in Hawaii. The San Francisco State History Department now faces a nearly impossible task — finding someone to fill her shoes. “You can’t,” said ...

Staying safe on campus

August 29, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State offers numerous programs and resources to help students stay safe. First and foremost, said UPD Chief Jason Wu, safety is enhanced when students trust that police are here to help. Typically, people interact with police only in upsetting situations like a traffic violation, a police interview or when needing to report a crime. ...

Campus crime reports more than double from 2013 to 2016

August 29, 2018 News 0 Comments

The University Police Department was on high alert in July as a group of robbers roamed SF State’s campus in broad daylight grabbing valuables from students walking alone. On July 11 at 6:10 p.m., an SF State student walking through campus noticed two men on a red, pocket bike-style motorcycle in front of the library. ...

Risk vs. Reward: Two womens health care professionals offer insight to the dangers of egg harvesting

August 29, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

An April 25th article in the Golden Gate Xpress about donating eggs raises important issues for young women considering this option. It reminds us, too, of an email sent to an SFSU faculty member in September 2017 asking that she inform her students about how young women could provide/sell their eggs to UCSF’s Center for ...

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

August 28, 2018 News 0 Comments

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 ...

Letter from the Editor, Fall 2018

August 28, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

Fifty years ago this fall our university’s core values and principles were redefined. It took the longest held student strike in United States history to redefine these values, and it is all thanks to the courage, persistence and resilience of our university’s Black Student Union, as well as members of the student group the Third ...

Commemorating a ‘champion of justice’

May 16, 2018 News

Gabriela Sanchez was a SF State student expected to graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and electronic communications arts. On July 18, 2017, Sanchez died early in the morning when a semi-truck collided with her car while she was driving to her 4 a.m. shift at Starbucks in Los Banos, California. She ...

Mashouf invites virtual reality

May 16, 2018 News 1 Comment

SF State students have had the privilege to use the first-rate facilities available at Mashouf Wellness center since it opened in the Fall 2017 semester. With a rock-climbing wall, pool and jacuzzi, multiple exercise rooms, basketball courts and an indoor olympic track, there is something for everyone. Walk by room 105 on a Tuesday and ...

Crave, your new craving

May 9, 2018 News 1 Comment

Below the Cesar Chavez Center, next to the gaming center, sits Crave — a new sandwich shop where Ike’s Place used to be, which had previously closed over two months ago. The change has gone mostly unnoticed, even with the popularity on campus — or at least that is what many students on campus have found, including Kristine Castro, a psychology major. “I didn’t know ...

SF State fights student homelessness

May 9, 2018 News

A leadership panel on homelessness tackled barriers and solutions to student homelessness in the wake of recent tent encampment sweeps on the streets of San Francisco. Justin Wellins of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Homeless Outreach Team explained that San Francisco has the highest number of laws criminalizing homelessness. The most recent law, according to SF ...