25 Sep 2012

Prop. 34 to repeal death penalty if passed

More than 700 inmates are awaiting their sentences on death row in California. They have one cell each and a higher level of security than other inmates. Through the crimes

20 Sep 2012

UPDATE: Cal State Board of Trustees approves 5 percent tuition increase if Prop. 30 fails

UPDATE Sept. 20: The California State University Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase and a $250 million cut to the CSU system yesterday if Proposition 30 fails.

12 Sep 2012

Food trucks plan to provide healthy meals to Tenderloin residents

A former San Francisco supervisor hopes to put a new spin on food trucks by employing — and catering to — the homeless. Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty was inspired by

10 Sep 2012

California may be first state to ban gay conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Matthew Ybarra went to conversion therapy when he came out at the age of 13. The SF State women and gender studies major was influenced through his church and decided

09 Sep 2012

State's budget crunch means enrollment freeze for new Cal State University students

This spring, only a fraction of the usual number of new students will appear on California State University campuses. All 23 campuses in the system plan to limit admissions for

05 Sep 2012

Undocumented SF State students wary of deferred action program

President Barack Obama’s unilateral change to immigration enforcement policy announced June 15 could afford many undocumented students an opportunity that most U.S. citizens take for granted – the chance that

04 Sep 2012

Election Day preview: important propositions that directly affect SF State students

The 2012 California state election has 11 propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot, two of which concern the future of public education and will have widespread effects despite their outcome.

16 May 2012

Student loan interest rates may double next academic year

Between rising tuition, severe budget cuts and a possible interest rate increase on college loans, students are growing frustrated with the cost of higher education. Not long ago, national student

03 Apr 2012

New legislation on student housing in San Francisco in the works

Students may not need to use Craigslist to find housing anymore. Together, Supervisor Scott Wiener, the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition have been working

28 Mar 2012

Ranked-choice voting could be eliminated by new measure on November ballot

It seems that top three lists are successful in ranking movies and tourist destinations, but not so much in elections. A measure to eliminate ranked-choice voting will be given to

07 Mar 2012

San Francisco ban on plastic grocery store bags to take effect in October

Retail customers in San Francisco will soon have another change to add to their purchase if they want a bag to carry home their goods. In an effort to be

29 Feb 2012

America's Cup stirs up controversy in San Francisco

Residents and organizations in San Francisco recently appealed the findings of the final Environmental Impact Report for the 34th America’s Cup, but were disappointed when construction was approved by the

22 Feb 2012

New city ordinance imposes fee, places restrictions on San Francisco dog walkers

Commercial dog walkers in San Francisco are apprehensive about a newly-approved city ordinance that will limit them to walking no more than eight dogs at a time in all city

08 Feb 2012

Proposition 8 ruling spurs San Francisco LGBT community rally

In celebration of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling of Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center hosted a community rally yesterday evening. As more

07 Feb 2012

Ruling against Proposition 8 a step toward allowing gay couples to marry

Proposition 8 was found to be unconstitutional by the U.S. Ninth Circuit of Court Appeals Tuesday because it restricts gay and lesbian couples’ right to marry. “The decision is really

07 Feb 2012

Gay marriage supporters react to ruling against Proposition 8

The announcement by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that Proposition 8 had been ruled unconstitutional drew hundreds to the courthouse in support of gay marriage. Demonstrators chanted “marriage equality”