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Student Health Center hosts spooky inspired open house

October 21, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Across from Burk Hall, a stairway leading downhill reaches the home of the Student Health Center, where students are able to find basic care needs and educate themselves on health awareness and preventive care; however, many SF State students never learn about the helpful opportunities at the Student Health Center, let alone enter it, because ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day shifts historical perspective

October 10, 2018 News

While many universities across the nation closed their campuses to honor Christopher Columbus, SF State students, faculty and administrators didn’t take a day off to celebrate a slave trader. “It seems like a no-brainer,” said Larry Salomon, race and resistance professor at SF State. “Why celebrate someone who introduced genocide into the Western Hemisphere?” Columbus ...

‘Superman’ No. 1 issue included in new comic book archive

September 26, 2018 News

One of the most coveted comic books in history now resides at SF State’s library as part of a new archive collection of rare comic books. The J. Paul Leonard Library unveiled the special new archive to SF State students on Monday, Sept. 10, including an original copy of Superman No. 1 worth several thousand ...

SF State professor’s permanent art installation debuts in Chinatown

September 26, 2018 Latest News

A vision that began over eight years ago by the Broadway Chinatown Streetscape Improvement to enhance pedestrian conditions along Broadway near Columbus Avenue has recently revealed a series of vibrant benches designed by SF State Fine Arts Professor Michael Arcega. As part of a community beautification project, pedestrians, tourists and students can experience the permanent ...

SF State hopes to have hotel up and running in 3 to 5 years

September 26, 2018 News 1 Comment

San Francisco State University will be seeking new public-private partnerships to renovate its campus, including a proposed 400-room hotel and conference center. The University is already being approached by hotel companies to partner on the project, according to the minutes of a SF State University Foundation board meeting on March 27, 2018. Jason Porth, vice president of University Enterprises at SF State, says at this point the university does not have a lot of details other than a proposed location on campus and a proposed number of rooms, but those can change over time.

Campus vending machine temporarily shuts down

September 26, 2018 Life News

Students’ only option for late-night and weekend snacks is shut down, but fear not, the campus vending machine is going to reopen “any time now,” according to Chris Farmer, The University Corporation director of operations. Farmer said he could not be more specific about the reopening of the machine, billed as “the only automated convenience store on ...

SF State professor engineers success

September 25, 2018 News

This October, Zhaoshuo Jiang, assistant professor of civil engineering, will be recognized and awarded by California State University for his implementation of an innovative teaching practice and his devotion to assuring student success. “These exceptional recipients demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and incorporate cutting-edge techniques into curriculum,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on the ...

Associated Students to celebrate Banned Books Week

September 21, 2018 Life

The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center will be celebrating Banned Books Week at the Cesar Chavez Center Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Banned Books Week will be featuring several spoken word performances by Hablo, Nickel Rivera, and Destiny Evans; as well as book readings and an open mic ...

Korean Student Association celebrates culture, old and new

September 20, 2018 News

The fervor for K-Pop music is well entrenched among Korean Student Association (KSA) members, who gather during the annual culture and customs open house on Sept. 19 to revel in the ever-ubiquitous tunes as well as Korean dramas and more. “There used to be a lot more Korean participation, and now it’s a lot more fans of ...

CCAA distinguishes 73 SF State Gators with All-Academic accolades

September 16, 2018 News Sports

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Women’s soccer loses 4-1 to Seattle Pacific in physical match

September 10, 2018 Sports

The Gators fell to the Seattle Pacific Falcons 4-1 on Saturday, Sept. 8 in a physical match that was played with no scoreboard thanks to the campus power outage. The entire campus experienced a power outage during warmups, affecting the pre-match routine of the Gators with no music or lineup announcements. Time was kept on ...

UPD to offer active shooter response protocol training for Safety Week

September 10, 2018 Life News

The University Police Department will offer training sessions next week on how to respond to an active shooter on campus as part of SF State’s Campus Safety Week, put on by the school’s enterprise risk management department. According to UPD Chief Jason Wu, SF State’s training program was implemented in 2017 and — in addition to ...

Burglar breaks into student residence

September 9, 2018 Life News

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 ...

Local artist uses work to fight oppression at SF State art show

September 8, 2018 Life

Dressed in a blue printed button-down shirt with his shoulder-length hair gracing the top of his shoulders, Christian “L7” Cuadrado walked into the room with a small piece of sage poking out of the top of his pocket. “It’s to calm my nerves,” he said. “I picked it on the way here.” He hosted his ...

Comedy night gets underway at The Depot

September 7, 2018 Life News

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

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

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

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 ...