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What would you give up to clear your student loans?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

In Sept. 2017, Credible conducted a poll finding that 50 percent of students in the United States would be willing to give up their rights to vote in the next two presidential elections if it meant clearing their student loans forever.  The same poll also found that only 13 percent were willing to give up ...

Compensation: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

The debate over whether college athletes deserve to be paid has gained momentum the past few years. It reached one of its most controversial moments in 2015 when Northwestern University’s football team attempted to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board refused to accept or decline the effort, but a statement was made. College athletes were ...

Alcohol poisoning: Do you really know the signs?

October 24, 2017 Opinion

Imagine this: You’re a freshman at your first college party, you’re having your first drink, and, all of a sudden, someone at the party passes out. What’s your initial reaction? Do you call the police? Do you just wait it out and hope that, as time passes by, the student wakes up and starts to ...

Children can change future of rape culture

October 17, 2017 Opinion

Rape is not always a violent, savage held-at-knifepoint type of occurrence. It doesn’t always happen by strangers who grab women from behind and drag them off into a back alley. It’s done by people you know, people you like and people you see every day. It happens at parties, in dorm rooms, on dates. Rape ...

If you don’t see color you don’t see me

November 1, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos ” align=”alignnone” width=”564″][/media-credit] In April 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. sat in a Birmingham jail after he was arrested during a nonviolent protest. In his famous letter, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” King wrote: “I guess I should have realized that few members of a race that has oppressed another race can ...

I skipped dorm life and I’m glad I did

August 23, 2016 Opinion

I’ve always considered myself to be a private person. This meant that when it finally came time to move away from home after high school and be on my own, the idea of sharing a tiny dorm room with a total stranger was not very appealing. But even though I dreaded dorm life before I ...

How I learned to stop worrying and love being a super senior

May 18, 2016 Opinion

Next week, thousands of SF State students will pack into AT&T Park, turn their tassels and graduate. Unfortunately, I will not be one of them, despite the fact that I’m finishing my 8th consecutive semester at this university, which typically signifies the end of one’s college career. But SF State, I quickly found out, is ...

I rushed through college and I regret it

May 18, 2016 Opinion

I may be a part of a small minority, but I don’t exactly want to graduate just yet. I spent my first year or so at SF State planning my transfer to another school. Like so many others, I realized shortly after moving here that this school didn’t offer enough classes, and more importantly, didn’t ...

My sorority helped me find my individuality

April 26, 2016 Opinion

If you would have told me four years ago that I would be president of my sorority, I would have laughed in your face. Four years ago, I would have never even fathomed taking on a leadership position, let alone the three I have had since joining my sorority. I was the girl who never ...

Students and faculty break a sweat during annual 5K race

April 26, 2016 Life

In the early morning hours, Malcolm X Plaza, usually desolate during the weekend, was energized by a modest but eager crowd dressed in purple and gold shirts, tight running shorts and brightly colored Lycra. The group of around 100 people was there for the sixth annual SF State 5K Walk, Run & Roll Sunday, April 24, a ...

Latinx students share stories of familial struggles

April 19, 2016 Life

“My dad became a citizen in 1993,” said senior Latinx studies major Maria Gonzalez-Chavez. “He was very vocal about racism and discrimination. He called people out, and sometimes he would get in trouble for it because people would be like, ‘Who is this brown man standing up for himself?’” Gonzalez-Chavez is a first-generation Xicana whose ...

Free market system devalues education

April 19, 2016 Opinion

After having spent four months at an American university, one of the biggest differences I have noticed is how education here, contrary to Scandinavia, is something you pay for and, in that sense, a part of the free market. This affects a lot of things in and around American universities and their approach to teaching, which I ...

SF State professor maps ‘super earth’

April 12, 2016 News 1 Comment

Stephen Kane, a physics and astronomy professor at SF State, and his team have discovered and constructed a thermal image map of a new planet, named 55 Cancri. The new planet is the first of its kind to be discovered and draws striking similarities to Earth. 55 Cancri is a terrestrial planet, which means it ...

Steeplechase record shattered during Distance Carnival

April 2, 2016 Sports

Supersonic sophomore civil engineering major Adriana Calva shattered school speed records once again at Cox Stadium during the ninth annual SF State Distance Carnival Friday, April 1. After recently destroying Joanna Luk’s previous overall SF State women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase record – held since 2003 – by more than 11 seconds during February’s Johnny Mathis Invitational, Calva crushed ...

Students will suffer from Ethnic Studies financial woes

March 1, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

SF State has been in turmoil since it was announced last week that the historic College of Ethnic Studies would face budgetary restrictions in the coming fiscal year. Students and faculty presented President Leslie E. Wong with a list of demands, marched in protest and held several meetings to develop a strategy to fight any ...

CSU faculty deserves to earn a living wage

February 9, 2016 Opinion

The California Faculty Association announced Monday that they would launch a coordinated, five-day strike in April if the California State University does not extend a satisfactory counter offer to their request for a 5 percent raise. CSU faculty deserve to earn a living wage. The average weekly salary of a full-time faculty hasn’t significantly increased since ...

Increased fees bittersweet for art department

February 9, 2016 News

SF State’s art department made its first major increases to instructional materials fees in 20 years this spring, forcing returning studio art majors to pay double or even triple the fee costs of last semester. Of the 80 studio art classes currently requiring materials fees, 38 of those had their fees increased by at least 50 ...

Negotiate fair pay against gender gap

October 15, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

Graphic by Holly Nall There are many things students should understand before entering the workforce. The country’s gender wage gap is one of them. What’s the gender wage gap? In America, women earn roughly 77 cents to every dollar a man makes, according to a Huffington Post article about the census report. I would have ...

Students in debt question if college is worth the cost

May 21, 2013 1 Comment

A few years ago, it was normal to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years or less. Since starting college at SF State in 2009, Kourtney Evans has had to delay her graduation due to financial hardships. “My loans barely cover my tuition. Rent, books, bills, and sustaining myself are all out-of-pocket expenses and ...