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Anticipated bestseller hits the silver screen

September 13, 2018 Opinion

“A Simple Favor” is finally coming to theaters. Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick star in this mysterious book turned movie. The movie is about two polar opposite moms that each have their own hidden secret. Lively, who plays Emily, will actually end up missing and Kendrick, who plays Stephanie, will try to find her while ...

#FundTheDream rally at the State Capitol

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

Story by: Jacqueline Pinedo and Marisol Cabrera The California Faculty Association (CFA), along with student and faculty members from all 23 California State Universities, held a rally on Wednesday April 4, calling attention to Gov. Jerry Brown and legislatures in Sacramento regarding issues relating to the decline in CSU funding, tuition increases, food insecurity, deportation and ...

Voting week: Meet the presidential candidates

April 5, 2017 Life News

  The Associated Students Board of Directors, SF State’s student government, is being determined this week. ASI strives to represent students and maintain a commitment to social justice. Students can vote online for executive officers, class representatives and college representatives through Friday, April 7, and can view the debates on the ASI website. Meet the ...

Behind the Scenes of ‘Nostalgia’

December 23, 2015 Life Multimedia

[slideshow_deploy id=’70117′] SF State senior and apparel design and merchandising major Lia Herrera has only lived in the United States for eight years, but is already planning to take her designs national. “I would like to be the designer of my own clothing company; I will probably take my designs to New York,” Herrera said. ...

Interactive: SF State Faculty voice the need for five percent

December 17, 2015 Multimedia News

Why is there a need for a five percent salary increase from the California State University administration? Portrait Series by Emma Chiang The California Faculty Association is in its first year of salary negotiations for their three-year contract with California State University management. In November 2014, CSU administrators and faculty approved a three-year collective bargaining ...

Atomic reggae rocks SF State

December 2, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id=’69827′] Iridium is one of the chemical elements, but at SF State, it is a student band’s name as well. “It is very, very metal,” said Blair Nishio, the lead vocals of the band. “We have seven members in the band, and Iridium’s atomic number is 77.” Nishio also said the number seven represents vibrations and energies. ...

Product Design students build racecars

October 3, 2013 1 Comment

[HTML1] Design and Industry students built racecars for their first project of the semester. The materials used were a 16 inch sheet of metal, 20 feet of quarter-inch rod, and three in-line skates. The students in the class, taught by Laura Urquiaga, had three weeks to design and build. On Sept. 24, students presented their final ...

Gator rugby aspires to be big-ticket University sport

September 17, 2013 Sports

[HTML1] Video by Daniel A. Nelson [set_id=72157635603049864] After going completely defeated last year in their debut Division I-AA season, the SF State rugby team hits back with a vengeance. This season, the Gators will focus on getting more wins against division rivals like Stanford, Chico State and San Jose State, but has its sights set ...

Play captures spectrum of female identity

August 28, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157635260810815] In today’s evolving political climate of women’s rights and gay marriage, Tessa Carter saw a rising need for queer theater. Director and graduate student Carter, along with an all-student cast bring “Why We Have A Body” to the stage Aug. 28 to 31, nightly at 8 p.m. Written in 1993 by Claire Chafee, “Why ...

Welcome Days enlivens SF State’s incoming students

August 26, 2013

[HTML1] [set_id=72157635234550195] Last Thursday SF State kicked off the fall semester for incoming and returning students with a plethora of festivities from moving into the dorms to pigging out on campus grub in the series of events known as, Welcome Days. Thursday marked the official move-in day for students enjoying their college years in on-campus ...

SF State graduation brings in thousands

May 25, 2013

[set_id=72157633700637480] More than 4,000 graduates attended SF State’s graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Graduates and their friends and family gathered in Cox Stadium to celebrate. Guest speaker, Larry Baer, CEO of the San Francisco Giants, said this is the “greatest class ever.” Class of 2013 has more than 8,000 graduates. It is one of ...

Film and theater students collaborate on short film

May 19, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157633498982996] Photos by Virginia Tieman / Xpress Narrative directing is a class that brings together writers, performers and cinema majors who collaborate for one main goal — to make a short film. For this course’s final project, the students collaborated with the advanced cinematography class and the writing and performing for film and theater class ...

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

May 17, 2013 News 23 Comments

[HTML7] [HTML6] SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of “police brutality” during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary Ward Hall last night. The group of approximately 50 protesters held signs that read “End Police Brutality” and “SFPD Used Excessive Force on Mary Ward ...

SF State professor hones novelty art in glass blowing

May 17, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157633497920050] After graduating art school, Nathan Watson has managed to stay busy and keep his creative endeavors going at full force. With a master’s in fine arts and bachelor’s in history, Watson says that one of his greatest achievements is to be able to work on behalf of other artists while still being able to ...

Costly Rhythms Music Festival attracts low student turnout

May 7, 2013 Life 1 Comment

[set_id=72157633444991328] With a headliner as prominent as Big Boi, of the Grammy award-winning hip-hop duo OutKast, and a price tag of $30,000, one might expect Thursday night’s Rhythms Music Festival to be a jam-packed affair. That just wasn’t the case. The Atlanta-based rapper played the jams, but to a noticeably dismal student turnout. The concert, hosted ...

Korean American artist sculpts dual identity

May 7, 2013 Life 1 Comment

A young man in clay-smudged jeans sits on a stool, steps on a pedal and molds a heap of clay with quiet finesse. The wheel spins the now curvy tower of clay like the gears turning in his head. He asks, “What would you like me to make?” The tower is cut with a wire ...

Culinary program cultivates, propels new food businesses

April 2, 2013 News

Click Here To See Photo Gallery Hundreds of chatty, hungry customers lined up outside the doors waiting to get their fix of free red velvet, tres leches, savory cupcake samples and drinks like wine or house-made cocktails. La Luna Cupcakes is the newest business graduating from San Francisco’s La Cocina incubator kitchen program. La Cocina is ...

VIDEO: SF State student director revamps Greek classic, 'Eurydice'

January 29, 2013 Life

Ben Calabrese is captivated by the action unfolding on stage; two star-crossed lovers, one on a table and the other on a chair, lean in for a passionate kiss when suddenly the table slips out from underneath. And so goes the unexpected nature of a show’s rehearsal and its focused director, who observes and takes ...

VIDEO: Filipino American community enhances cultural presence

December 21, 2012 Life

From their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement to their continuing struggle today to help the Filipino WWII Veterans acquire benefits, the Filipino American community of San Francisco continuously expands its rich history. Filipino American community leaders in San Francisco in the ’60s paved the way for generations after them to become community leaders themselves. ...

VIDEO: Gamers unite at Street Fighter anniversary tournament

December 20, 2012 Life News

Many people enjoy playing video games like Street Fighter, but a select few have dedicated their lives to becoming the very best and competing at the highest levels. The people who come to watch these events view fighting games as more than just a hobby — they are a lifestyle. San Francisco was home to ...

PHOTOS: Groundskeepers nurture SF State

December 20, 2012

At 5:30 a.m. most people are still fast asleep, but for the groundskeepers at SF State, the work day has already begun. Baudelio Enriquez, Erasmo Flores, Juan Torres and Ricardo Martinez combined have more than 40 years of experience maintaining the SF State landscape. They look out for broken branches laying on the many paths ...

PHOTOS: SF State students learn value of labor

December 16, 2012 Life

For a college student, getting a job can be a crucial step in staying afloat as an independent adult. Most students find that keeping a steady job and doing well in school can be difficult. There is a conscious effort at SF State to keep its students employed as the majority of the University’s workforce. ...

PHOTOS: SF State students sculpt final projects

December 16, 2012 Life

Brass knuckles or an intricate windmill? The sky’s the limit for what students in the sculpture II class at SF State can create. Anything that involves steel, wood — or even buttons —  sparks creativity in each student. The week before finals, in this class, looks different than most. There are no books, computers or ...

VIDEO: Queer Rebels revitalizes QPOC performance art

December 11, 2012 Life 1 Comment

Through an “unapologetically, riotously gay” performance, Queer Rebel Productions is shaking out the rugs under which the histories of queer people of color have been swept. Partners in work and in life, KB Boyce and Celeste Chan saw an absence of spaces available for queer artists of color and, with a grant from the San Francisco ...

PHOTOS: Blue Scholars executes electrifying performance at The Fillmore

December 6, 2012 Life

The Seattle-based music group Blue Scholars, made up of MC Geologic and DJ and music producer Sabzi, returned to San Francisco for their “Town All Day” tour on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at The Fillmore. The Blue Scholars brought along fellow Seattle hip-hop groups to the show, including The Physics and Brothers From Another. This was ...