education

What my education failed to teach me

December 6, 2017 Opinion

Throughout my 17 consecutive years of education, I’ve gained both a passion for learning and huge distaste for the American education system. One of the many problems in this system I’ve encountered is the fact that I was lied to when it came to the reality of how America came to be. Most of what ...

Revolution Club calls for April student strike against mass incarceration

March 15, 2016 News

Halfway through a speaking event hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and the Revolution Club, main speaker D’andre Teeter proposed something radical to the attending students on Thursday. Teeter, the Bay Area organizer for the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, demanded a student strike in April against mass incarceration. “We want to issue a broad ...

Why I’ll strike: A letter from the CFA chapter president

March 8, 2016 Opinion 2 Comments

Twenty-six thousand California State University faculty, including lecturers, counselors, coaches and librarians are poised to strike across all 23 campuses on April 13th if we do not receive a 5 percent salary increase for year two of our contract. The California Faculty Association has been negotiating with CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White on this issue for two years. ...

Ethnic Studies cuts date back to 2008 crisis

March 2, 2016 News

As students meet to organize against potential spending cuts at the College of Ethnic Studies, SF State officials are cautioning that the issue is more multi-faceted than it appears. “What’s been happening is the College of Ethnic Studies has been spending more than its budget allocation, and the University has been covering that with reserve ...

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 ...

Taking time off rekindles scholastic motivation

March 1, 2016 Opinion

Sometimes school gets the best of you. Sometimes the work load is too much, or the frat parties are too fun, or you’d rather sleep through your morning class and get brunch instead, and then it just feels awkward to go back because the semester’s already five weeks in and everyone probably knows each other ...

Graduation holds more meaning for latino parents

May 20, 2015 Opinion

With graduation right around the corner, it is important to keep in mind the people who loaned us a shoulder to cry on, who sent us reminders to keep going and who value our education more than we do — our parents. Like most immigrants, my parents came to the U.S. in search of a better ...

Technological gluttony deprives students’ learning worldwide

February 6, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit name=”Drawn by Jordan Cermimara” align=”alignnone” width=”625″][/media-credit] Last week the U.N. education agency released a report stating that 250 million school-age children across the globe can’t read, write or do math. That’s out of 650 million children worldwide and areas like the Arab states and sub-Saharan Africa are the furthest behind. Reading this made me ...