07 Nov 2018

Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging anti-Semitism against SF State and professor

A drawn out court battle alleging that an SF State professor was encouraging anti-Semitism came to a final close on Thursday, Oct. 29. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing

04 Apr 2018

President Wong fails to unify

photo by Adelyn Tirado » WHAT HAPPENED « In the weeks following the campus-wide apology email February 23 from SF State President Leslie E. Wong to the Jewish community, the

02 Apr 2018

Awareness Week puts spotlight on Palestine

According to the American Press Institute, the purpose of journalism is “to provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities,

06 Nov 2017

Lack of University involvement in lawsuit frustrates both plaintiffs and defendants

*For safety reasons, a source’s last name was retracted from this article. The trial for the lawsuit filed by Jewish San Francisco State University students and alumni is this week,

28 Sep 2017

Hate speech posters cover SF State, again

Last Thursday posters slandering Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi and other Palestinian community figures were scattered around campus two days after Abdulhadi hosted an Islamophobia panel for SF State’s Constitution Day,

27 Sep 2017

Freedom of Speech panel brings Palestinian community issues to light

Some Palestinian students and faculty do not feel safe at SF State. A two-day informational panel lead by Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, SF State Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora

09 May 2017

Jewish community lays blame on Wong

Additional reporting by Ian Sumner Tensions are rising between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters on campus, as both groups speak out against the unsettling climate they feel the University administration has

16 Apr 2017

Letter from the editor

The SF State community experienced an especially trying past week. The surprising announcement and sudden cancellation of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s speech Thursday stirred controversy and invoked emotional response among

05 Apr 2017

Criticism flares as Jerusalem mayor cancels speaking event

[media-credit id=477 align=”alignnone” width=”446″][/media-credit]   Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem canceled his upcoming visit to SF State due to dissatisfaction with the event’s organization and lack of publicity. “The university

14 Oct 2016

Posters found on campus linked to conservative activist group

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative activist group, took responsibility for posting fliers around the SF State campus on Friday that depicted a professor as a terrorist sympathizer, according

09 Sep 2016

Student protests result in new protocol

The University has introduced new and more effective protocol for dealing with protests after a heavily criticized handling of a visit by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.   “We failed our

07 Apr 2016

General Union of Palestine Students storm meeting with Jerusalem mayor

[slideshow_deploy id=’71893′] “The Middle East, Israel in particular, have always been hot topics for this campus,” Assistant Director to San Francisco Hillel Rachel Nilson said before introducing Jerusalem mayor Nir

23 Feb 2016

GUPs demonstrates solidarity with Palestinian journalist

The General Union of Palestine Students came together at Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon in a demonstration of solidarity with Palestinian journalist Mohammed Al-Qeeq, who is being imprisoned without charges

22 Apr 2015

University policies brought to light through spoken word

SF State’s Student Union organized the event Mobilize for Change at The Depot April 16. The event allowed for students and student organizations to discuss the issues and problems that the

Professor Rabab Abdulhadi stands beside GUPS President Lubna Morrar as she recites a poem by Samih Al-Qassem, at the 7th Annual Edward Said Mural Celebration in the SF State Student Event Center on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.
06 Nov 2014

Palestinian students embrace the power of culture, celebrate activist mural

Students paraded with Palestinian flags at Malcolm X Plaza for the seventh annual celebration of a mural painted on the student center that features prominent Palestinian educator, writer, philosopher and

01 Oct 2014

AMCHA is too aggressive about anti-Semitism

Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In

Supporters and members of SF State's General Union of Palestine Students, as well as general onlookers, listen to speakers during a gathering to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Malcom X Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
30 Sep 2014

GUPS remembers lives lost in 1980s Shatila massacre

The General Union of Palestine Students paid tribute to victims of the 1982 Sabra and the Shatila massacre, an act they hold Israel responsible for, as Israeli student groups stood

20 Aug 2014

SF State groups join thousands to delay Israeli ship from Port of Oakland

Pro-Palestinian protesters delayed an Israeli ship for four consecutive days at the Port of Oakland, until it moved to a gate momentarily free of picket lines and began unloading Tuesday

21 Jul 2014

SF State students protest for Palestinian justice at the Ferry Building

SF State students joined hundreds of protesters yesterday at the San Francisco Ferry Building to bring attention to the Palestinian struggle for liberation and to demand an end of Israeli

18 Feb 2014

UPDATE: Zionist group pushes for legal action against Palestinian student group and its members

Ahmina J. talks with two attendees holding up Palestinian flags at a rally to celebrate the Palestinian Cultural Mural: Honoring Dr. Edward Said on the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The

11 Dec 2013

Non-student groups force President Wong to address student rights of free speech

At the “State of Emergency” rally Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, the phrase “My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers” was written with chalk onto the stage in Malcolm X Plaza. Photo

07 Dec 2013

Student organizations hold ‘State of Emergency’ rally in Malcolm X Plaza

[set_id=72157638420750273] A group of student organizations held a “State of Emergency” rally Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza. The students said they wanted to raise awareness of different proposed administrative decisions

06 Mar 2013

Israeli Apartheid Week demonstrations draw mixed reactions at SF State

Two walls stood as a blockade to the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza. Students were asked to show their SF State identification before passing through to the Cesar Chavez Student