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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 ...

Government shutdown review: the rundown on the shutdown in plain English

January 23, 2018 News

After three days of deadlock, President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday temporarily ending the government shutdown until Feb 8. The shutdown began on Friday at midnight when a new budget bill failed to pass the Senate. This first bill would have extended government funding for another four weeks while congress worked on a ...

Trump tweets

December 13, 2017 Sports

President Trump has broken tradition on more than one occasion since taking office. Some of the most notable traditions have been sports-based, like the long term tradition of throwing out the first pitch on MLB opening day and a more recent Obama tradition of filling out a NCAA basketball tournament bracket. This leads some to ...

Why the NFL and MLB anthem protests are not about the flag

October 2, 2017 Sports

“Get the son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” These were President Donald Trump’s words last Friday, Sept. 22 in Huntsville, Alabama, regarding what he would like to hear NFL owners say to their players who do not stand for the national anthem. In response to Trump’s statement, ...

Undocumented Students in the Trump Era

December 25, 2016 Multimedia News

What Will Happen to Undocumented Students in the Trump Era? The republican candidate to the White House and now President-elect, Donald Trump, promised to build a wall to keep immigrants from entering the country, to deport people who do not have papers and to make “America Great Again,” blaming the economical and social misfortunes of ...

Tomi Lahren’s silence speaks volume

December 7, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Editor’s note: this is an open letter in response to Tomi Lahren, host of TheBlaze’s commentary show “Tomi,” and her recent “Final Thoughts” segment regarding the Trump Presidency and the Black Lives Matter movement. Dear Tomi Lahren, I would like to begin by stating that this is not a letter of hate or complete scrutiny, ...

My relatives’ love of Trump brings hateful rhetoric to Thanksgiving dinner

November 16, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] At the start of Thanksgiving break last year, I was excited. I was looking forward to spending the holiday with my uncle, cousins and grandpa, despite the tedious two-hour drive to Sacramento. Sitting around a cramped table with family, re-connecting over roast turkey and steaming plates of mashed potatoes ...

Voting system questioned in wake of close election

November 13, 2016 News 4 Comments

Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election but millions of people aren’t ready to throw in the towel and accept that fact just yet. Many are demanding changes to be made through anti-Trump demonstrations that are popping up across the country and a petition – that is spreading like wildfire across the internet – is ...

Trump’s scandals are more terrifying than Hillary’s

November 9, 2016 Opinion

When I visited my family this past weekend, mere days before the presidential election, the first thing my father asked me was whether I was still voting for the “criminal.” As a conservative Republican, he was, of course, referring to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, but my response to him was simply: “are you still voting ...

Poly sci watch party ends in dark mood

November 9, 2016 News 1 Comment

Professors and students came into the Political Science Department’s watch party in Mckenna Theatre confident that the 45th president would be democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. But as the night continued, the room filled with anger and frustration as Trump gained momentum, eventually winning the 2016 presidential election. The American politics professors hosting the event, Marcela ...

Trump wins, 200 students march

November 9, 2016 News 1 Comment

[slideshow_deploy id=’74302′] A crowd of around 200 students took to the streets in protest of President Elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night. “Fuck Donald Trump,” and “The people united will never be divided,” were among the chants heard from the group, heading to 19th Avenue from the University. After a controversial ...

Linguist frames presidential debate

October 26, 2016 News

“Trump uses the brains of others to his advantage. He has 50 years of experience as a self-interested salesman,” said former UC Berkeley linguistics professor and author George Lakoff during his “Framing the Debate” lecture at SF State last week. Lakoff’s analytical presentation on Trump’s language and behavior began by explaining the neural mind of ...

Trump blurs line between entertainment and politics

October 26, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

Remember when you were told as a kid that if you ignore someone, they’ll just go away? Well America has done a really terrible job of ignoring Donald Trump. We’ve all fallen for countless clickbait news links and shown our friends the latest bigoted thing he says. But every time the news talk about him, ...

If Donald Trump were president of our university, he would be fired

October 26, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos ” align=”alignnone” width=”560″][/media-credit] Imagine if we had a president at our University who would not allow undocumented students to receive an education, made birth control difficult to get and who spoke disrespectfully about women, people with disabilities and people of color. If the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, was president of ...

SF State athletes respond to Trump’s ‘locker room’ defense

October 19, 2016 Sports

College athletes have joined the ranks of many professional athletes speaking out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent “locker room talk.” On Sunday, a letter from the Amherst College men’s soccer team in Massachusetts was published denouncing Trump’s idea of what is discussed amongst athletes in team locker rooms. “We cannot imagine one of ...

Bernie supporters revive archaic gender attitudes

May 10, 2016 Opinion 5 Comments

America is at a turning point when it comes to feminism. The wage gap for women is slowly closing and there are more and more options in California for paid family leave. There are still those who believe that women’s rights is a battle that ended in 1920 when women won the right to vote. Sorry to ...

‘Dump Trump’ rally advocates for voter registration

April 26, 2016 News

Almost forty students gathered in Malcolm X Plaza chanting “Dump Trump” during an anti-Trump rally Monday, April 25, holding signs with Donald Trump’s face crossed out and printed with the slogan. The event, hosted by the San Francisco Democratic Party, featured speeches by SF State students and San Francisco elected officials. The rally focused on what the speakers called ...

Facebook is dead to me

November 16, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

In middle school and high school, I used Facebook to post about my day, share pictures of my recent family vacations and see what romantic relationships had formed, but boy, how times have changed. Recently, it seems like the social networking site has died down. It’s become a repository for political debates between family and friends and bogus articles from ...

Trump’s racism kills his presidential potential

September 14, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

While other 2016 United States presidential candidates downplay their opposition to illegal immigration, Donald Trump isn’t afraid to bring his racism and negative assumptions about immigrants to the forefront. In order for Trump to win the Latino vote, he needs to change his mindset and instead positively and genuinely engage with the Latino community. Many ...