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Indigenous Peoples’ Day shifts historical perspective

October 10, 2018 News 0 Comments

While many universities across the nation closed their campuses to honor Christopher Columbus, SF State students, faculty and administrators didn’t take a day off to celebrate a slave trader. “It seems like a no-brainer,” said Larry Salomon, race and resistance professor at SF State. “Why celebrate someone who introduced genocide into the Western Hemisphere?” Columbus ...

SF State celebrates Banned Books week

October 8, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Through the power of spoken word and dialogue, students and performers honored challenged literary works and expressed their thoughts and emotions on topics such as femininity, race, gender, sex, power systems and homelessness. The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center celebrated banned books week on Thursday, Sept. 27 with performances from Hablo Rodriguez-Williams, Nickel River, ...

SF State alumnae nominated for 2018 National Book Award

October 4, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

SF State alumnae, poet Rae Armantrout and writer Rebecca Solnit, are among six Bay Area authors nominated for the 2018 National Book Award, according to KQED. The National Book Foundation released its longlist of nominees last month, which included four other Californian authors with Bay Area connections. The awards covered five different categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, ...

Karen Korematsu makes momentous visit to SF State

October 2, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Fred Korematsu was an American hero who fought the government’s internment of Japanese citizens during WWII to the highest court in the country. Seventy-six years later, his daughter took the podium at Jack Adams Hall on Sept. 17 to talk about her father’s legacy. Karen Korematsu began by making a point: How many in the ...

SF State President Wong steps down

October 2, 2018 News 2 Comments

SF State President Leslie Wong shocked students, staff and faculty on Monday morning when he announced that he would be stepping down effective July 30, 2019. On Monday morning, Oct. 1, Wong appeared alongside his wife in a solemn video announcing his departure without explanation. He was appointed in 2012. “Today after considerable ongoing discussion ...

SF State President Leslie Wong ‘stepping down’

October 1, 2018 News 1 Comment

At 9:02 a.m. this morning, SF State President Leslie Wong announced that he is leaving his position. Seated next to his wife, Wong announced in a four-and-a-half minute video that he would be “stepping down” from his position on July 30, 2019. SF State University confirmed that Wong is retiring. He did not explain the ...

SF State professor’s permanent art installation debuts in Chinatown

September 26, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

A vision that began over eight years ago by the Broadway Chinatown Streetscape Improvement to enhance pedestrian conditions along Broadway near Columbus Avenue has recently revealed a series of vibrant benches designed by SF State Fine Arts Professor Michael Arcega. As part of a community beautification project, pedestrians, tourists and students can experience the permanent ...

SF State hopes to have hotel up and running in 3 to 5 years

September 26, 2018 News 1 Comment

San Francisco State University will be seeking new public-private partnerships to renovate its campus, including a proposed 400-room hotel and conference center. The University is already being approached by hotel companies to partner on the project, according to the minutes of a SF State University Foundation board meeting on March 27, 2018. Jason Porth, vice president of University Enterprises at SF State, says at this point the university does not have a lot of details other than a proposed location on campus and a proposed number of rooms, but those can change over time.

Twitch streamer, Ninja, boosts esports

September 25, 2018 Latest Sports 0 Comments

Professional gamers and athletes typically don’t coincide with one another in the same sentence, but in 2018, the pair are starting to become widely accepted amongst the sports world. If you don’t know what “Fortnite” is, just ask any 10-year-old. Chances are they’ll know exactly what you’re asking about and might even mention some kind ...

SF State students take part in California Coastal Clean-up Day

September 25, 2018 Life News 0 Comments

Eleven SF State students decided to not sleep in last Saturday in order to participate in the California Coastal Clean-up Day at Fort Funston. The beach at Fort Funston Park buzzed with activity as dogs and their owners played catch, and friends and families placed litter into garbage bags. Overhead, thrill-seekers soared through the sky ...

Trump support hounds ASI president

September 22, 2018 News 0 Comments

The sudden resignation of SF State’s student body president last week was the end result of a campaign to rid the elected body of a Trump supporter, he said. Juan Carlos Hernandez became Associated Students Inc. president last April after beating out one opponent with 648 votes to 217. Last July, then-president of the ASI ...

SF State grad’s shooting raises issue of gun violence

September 18, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State graduate Shane Colombo’s loved ones gathered at his memorial service on Friday, in disbelief that the young man’s promising future was cut short by gun violence.     “It feels like he’s just away still in Chicago. I can still feel the last hug he gave me,” said Colombo’s older brother Dane Colombo. Colombo ...

Gator basketball adds five transfers for upcoming season

September 17, 2018 Sports

The SF State men’s basketball team roster will be bolstered with the addition of five transfers for the 2018-19 basketball season, according to head coach Vince Inglima. The 2018-19 edition of the Golden Gators adds guards Jordan Balser, Jiday Ugbaja and Brian Nebo, along with forwards Linton Acliese and Zane Paddon. Balser, a 6-foot-3 guard, ...

CCAA distinguishes 73 SF State Gators with All-Academic accolades

September 16, 2018 News Sports

Last week the California Collegiate Athletic Association announced that 73 SF State student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the 2017-18 school year. The CCAA honored a total of 811 student-athletes across the conference, with SF State ranking fourth amongst the 13 schools. The 811 distinguished student-athletes represent a drop over the previous year of 825 honorees. ...

Mashouf gears up for exciting second year

September 14, 2018 Life 1 Comment

After undergoing two years of construction beginning in 2015, SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center has successfully completed its first year of operations. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the wellness center as it heads into its second year and prepares a few new programs to offer. “We’re super excited,” said Director of Campus Recreation Pamela ...

The revived experimental college enters its third semester

September 14, 2018 News

The resurgence of the Experimental College program from the 1960s offers a variety of student-taught courses this fall to a new generation of SF State students. The significance of the EXCO 50 years ago had a helping hand in fostering and reinforcing progressive ideas as well as assisting in the instituting of the College of ...

SF State grad shot and killed in Chicago crossfire

September 6, 2018 News

A photo of Shane Colombo and his mother, Tonya Nishimuta-Colombo, celebrating on Shane’s graduation day from SF State University appears on a GoFundMe page created to help pay for Shane Colombo’s transportation home. A SF State graduate was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Chicago on Sunday, less than a day after he ...

Prof hopes violence and suicide prevention course goes viral

September 3, 2018 Life News

An SF State professor studying violence and suicide prevention hopes a new health and wellness course will lead to fewer tragedies among students who sign up and cause a ripple effect among their peers. The Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative, a collaboration between the College of Ethnic Studies and the Wise Wishes organization, started one of two ...

Remembering a pioneer: Dr. Dawn Mabalon

August 29, 2018

San Francisco lost a pillar of the Filipino community this month when San Francisco State history professor Dr. Dawn Mabalon died suddenly of an asthma attack on Aug. 10 while vacationing in Hawaii. The San Francisco State History Department now faces a nearly impossible task — finding someone to fill her shoes. “You can’t,” said ...

CSU mental health counselor bill sent to final vote

August 28, 2018 News

The California Faculty Association-sponsored Senate Bill 968, which would mandate the number of mental health counselors on CSU campuses, has been moved to a final vote this Friday. The bill would require all CSU campuses to meet the requirements of one mental health counselor for every 1,500 students for a full counseling staff. According to ...

Art display addresses the importance of student mental health services

May 10, 2018 Life

The California Faculty Association is advocating the importance of mental health on California State University campuses with a traveling art display called Tissues for Issues. Throughout the month of May, Tissues for Issues will be making single day stops at various CSU campuses to highlight the underinvestment of mental health within the CSU system. The ...

Foreign and American fashion: a form of expression

May 9, 2018 Life

Fashion can hold many meanings throughout different cultures. For students, it can be used as a way to create a daily identity and to express their very own brand of individuality. Americans constantly try to embrace the latest styles and cheapest trends to show to society. But through foreign eyes, style can be viewed as ...

Coming face-to-face with masturbation

May 9, 2018 Life

SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, EROS, hosted an event that discussed the stigmas and health benefits that surrounded the subject of masturbation. The act of mastubation for some individuals is an uneasy topic to wrap their head around. The solo act is still a taboo subject that most people are too embarrassed or scared ...

Crave, your new craving

May 9, 2018 News 1 Comment

Below the Cesar Chavez Center, next to the gaming center, sits Crave — a new sandwich shop where Ike’s Place used to be, which had previously closed over two months ago. The change has gone mostly unnoticed, even with the popularity on campus — or at least that is what many students on campus have found, including Kristine Castro, a psychology major. “I didn’t know ...

SF State fights student homelessness

May 9, 2018 News

A leadership panel on homelessness tackled barriers and solutions to student homelessness in the wake of recent tent encampment sweeps on the streets of San Francisco. Justin Wellins of the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Homeless Outreach Team explained that San Francisco has the highest number of laws criminalizing homelessness. The most recent law, according to SF ...

You are what you eat

May 9, 2018 News

Students coming and going from the Mashouf Wellness Center can now stop by the newest eatery to hit campus. Clean Bites officially opened up shop on April 5 and has been serving healthy meals to SF State students ever since. Branded as a juice bar but offering food as well, Clean Bites focuses primarily on ...

Gators win it all

May 8, 2018 Sports

For the first time in SF State’s track and field program history they won the conference championship. The Gators had 11 first-place finishers over the weekend, coming from the 8th-ranked position to do so. With time spent during the season as the top-ranked team in the country, the conference title was well within reach. Head ...