politics

Sonoma councilwoman fights against ‘slut-shaming’

September 4, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

Anonymous threats were made to Sonoma councilwoman Rachel Hundley, who was bullied into potentially dropping out of her campaign for re-election. Why, you may ask? For posting pictures of herself at the well known art and culture festival Burning Man. On Aug. 13, Hundley received an email by a group known as Sonoma Citizens for Peace and ...

Labels matter: The case against the Hyphen

October 4, 2017 Opinion

Heritage is important. It is essential that we celebrate it, but we must never forget that as citizens living and working in this country we are Americans first. I am an American, hyphen free. You should call yourself one, too. In a time of vicious and polarized politics, we must revisit this philosophy and rid ...

The Fake News Watch: Fearmongering (Ep.10)

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: “Fear-Based Appeals Effective at ...

Patriot’s Day Rally turns violent

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday April 15, 2017 as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. Breanna Reeves keeps the camera rolling to document the violence that gained national attention and scrutiny.

The Fake News Watch: Conspiracy Theories (Ep. 6)

March 14, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: “Here’s Why People ...

The Fake News Watch: Hyper-Partisanship (Ep. 5)

March 7, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading Pew Research Center, ...

The Fake News Watch: Media Literacy (Ep. 4)

March 1, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: More information on ...

The Fake News Watch: Clickbait Machine (Ep.3)

February 21, 2017 Multimedia News

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading SPJ Code of Ethics: ...

The Fake News Watch: Sessions vs. Warren (Ep. 2)

February 15, 2017 Multimedia News

  With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it. References and Additional Reading: Davis v. Board ...

The Fake News Watch: Airport Protests (Ep. 1)

February 8, 2017 Multimedia News

  Reporter: Kaylee Fagan With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In a deeply divided political world, we all have a responsibility to seek the truth and share it.   View the full ...

PEACE AND FREEDOM PARTY CANDIDATE TALKS SOCIALISM

October 26, 2016 Multimedia

[media-credit id=416 align=”alignleft” width=”534″][/media-credit] Gloria La Riva doesn’t expect to become the next American president. She knows the odds are stacked against any third-party nominee, let alone a socialist. But that isn’t stopping her from running for the second time. In some states, La Riva will be on the ballot with vice presidential candidate Dennis ...

Facebook’s bias damages news credibility

May 10, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

A report released Monday morning by Gizmodo caused an uproar among GOP supporters after a former Facebook employee revealed the company’s influential “trending topics” section may have a hidden agenda. The former employee claimed Facebook intentionally withheld certain stories from the section that pertained to right wing and conservative topics. Several other former members 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 ...