SF State students find solace in skateboarding

December 15, 2017 Multimedia

Emily Hernandez, Joshua Tarango and Fernando Ariniega talk about stress, finals and how they use skateboarding as an outlet from school’s pressures and studies. They talk about how important it is to take part in personal activities to stay healthy during studying and exam week.

Hoverboards on campus are cause for concern

January 26, 2016 Opinion

On my daily trudges across campus between classes, I don’t usually stop to concern myself with other people’s activities. Lately, however, I’ve been noticing people riding peculiar new devices called “hoverboards,” and it has me very worried. While witnessing someone glide around on a hoverboard is a strange sight to behold, that’s not what bothers me. In fact, ...

Cinema student rolls his way to success with skateboard brand

March 17, 2015 Life

At 17 years old, Sam Gershwin watched intently over his father’s shoulder as his experienced hands moved over the canadian maple to fashion Gershwin’s first home-pressed skateboard. As a woodworking craftsman, Gershwin’s father showed him the ins and outs of pressing his own boards in their garage at home. What started as a hobby, soon flourished into a business model that incorporated Gershwin’s love ...

Graduate to empower Afghan kids through skateboarding

May 27, 2013 Life

Leila Mzali was online searching for an image of a girl on a skateboard when she stumbled upon a picture of an Afghan girl skateboarding. She clicked the photograph and was redirected to a site titled “Skateistan,” a non-governmental organization used to help empower Afghan girls and children working on the streets through education — ...