Spring2017

Ayala-Hil looks to improve upon first season at SF State

May 11, 2017 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team is back to practice in preparation for their upcoming fall season after completing their 2016 regular season with a 9-6-2 overall record, only four points from a playoff berth. Head coach Javier Ayala-Hil was added to the Gator family last fall, two weeks prior to the first match. Ayala-Hil’s ...

Hundreds give feedback to shape University development

May 10, 2017 Life News 1 Comment

SF State’s Ideas Week drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff who gave their input as to what they want to see in the University’s future developments. In an effort to create a community-based master plan for the revitalization of its facilities, the University held events over four days last week, which included focus groups, ...

NFL draft picks perpetuate negative treatment of women

May 9, 2017 Opinion Sports

The NFL has proven itself to be a hard-hitting sport both on and off the field. Just as viewers have become accustomed to the innate aggression of the game, they have also become all-too complacent with the frequency of sexual assault and domestic violence allegations brought against the league’s players. In 2014, the relative NFL ...

Record-breaking Gators look to take on Nationals

May 9, 2017 Sports

SF State’s track and field team will send a record nine athletes to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Championships beginning May 25 in Bradenton, Florida. This accomplishment comes on the heels of the Gators’ record-breaking season, which continued this past weekend at the CCAA Championships where the Gator women finished second with ...

Students face long lines to pick up new Gator Pass

May 9, 2017 Life News 2 Comments

A line overflowed outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center as students waited to pick up their Gator Pass made available for the first time Monday afternoon. The pass, which becomes effective in the fall, doubles as a Clipper card and student ID, gives students unlimited free MUNI rides (excluding cable cars) and a 25 percent ...

Inglima steps up as new head coach of Gators men’s basketball

May 9, 2017 Sports

Assistant coach Vince Inglima was named interim head coach of the SF State men’s basketball team after Paul Trevor, head coach of seven years, announced his departure to Stanislaus State April 26. Inglima was hired as Trevor’s lead assistant coach in 2013. During his time as Trevor’s right-hand man, Inglima has experienced the growth of ...

Women’s soccer team prepares to shine in fall season

May 5, 2017 Sports

Walking by Cox Stadium weekdays around noon, voices of women shouting and whistles blowing can be heard from the distance. The smell of freshly cut grass permeates the cool spring air and the sound of cleats striking a soccer ball echoes on the east side of campus. The SF State women’s soccer team is training ...

Campus posters allege student group ties to terrorists

May 4, 2017 News

The David Horowitz Freedom Center distributed posters on campus today as part of a campaign criticizing Students for Justice in Palestine of being puppets for Hamas terrorists. The posters, also posted on Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus website run by the Freedom Center, portray the SJP as servants to Hamas. The campaign comes as ...

Senior softball pitcher takes career overseas

May 2, 2017 Sports

Many DII athletes say goodbye to their sport after college graduation, but not senior softball pitcher Megan Clark. Clark is spending her final days as a Gator preparing to take her athletic career overseas this summer. After recording her 36th win on April 9 against Sonoma State University, Clark surpassed Gator alumna Audrey Nauer (1990-1994) ...

Gator seniors leave lasting impression

May 2, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team played its final home game Saturday, paying homage to its nine seniors as well as showcasing future talent. The Gators, along with athletic director Charles Guthrie, honored two pitchers (Ryan Bohnet, Brent Montgomery), four infielders (Bryce Brooks, Chris Nicholson, TJ Conroy, Mike Phelan) and three outfielders (Jacob Lopez, Noeh Martinez, Myles ...

ASI moves forward with a new board after a controversial election

May 2, 2017 News

The new board members of Associated Students, Inc. took their oaths in Jack Adams Hall on Monday, after weeks of careful deliberation on how to address conflicts surrounding the election. Jacqueline Foley, ASI’s official new president, is releasing a statement this week focusing on moving forward. Foley’s slate, Stronger Together, dealt with grievances during past ...

Senior Day Sweep: Gators take all in final home game

April 29, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team won its Senior Day 7-1 Saturday afternoon at Maloney Field, wrapping up a three-game sweep of California State University, Dominguez Hills. Senior pitcher Ryan Bohnet started for the Gators, finishing off his four-year SF State career with one of his best starts of the season. Bohnet went five innings, allowing three ...

Gators sweep doubleheader behind untouchable Hernandez

April 29, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team allowed only two runs Friday at Maloney Field, winning both games of a doubleheader against California State University, Dominguez Hills to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. The Gators struck first against Toros starting pitcher Joe Bresson, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning. Right fielder Jacob Lopez doubled ...

Clark dominates as Gators finish strong final games of the season

April 29, 2017 Sports

In the final games of the 2017 spring season, SF State women’s softball team walked away with two big wins against the Holy Names University Hawks on Friday at the SF State softball field. Starting pitcher Megan Clark scattered two hits across five innings as the Gators shut out the Hawks 9-0. In game one, ...

ASI board members discuss new election process

April 28, 2017

The Associated Students, Inc. board of directors ruled that a re-election would be too expensive after the judicial council made the proposal due to grievances candidates filed against one another. Candidates filed grievances against one another this past month during the ASI election, claiming that their opponents have broken election codes, such as campaigning in ...

Gators head coach says farewell after historic season

April 27, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball coach Paul Trevor announced that he will not be returning for his eighth season coaching the Gators, signing instead with Stanislaus State University as co-head men’s basketball coach. Trevor’s announcement came in the form of a press release from the SF State athletic department late Wednesday afternoon, triggering a flurry of ...

Teachers rally students to fight government fascism

April 26, 2017 Life

Refuse Fascism hosted a teach-in Tuesday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center to educate students about the dangers of the Trump administration and what they can do to stop Trump’s actions. The teach-in featured four speakers and focused on what they consider to be fascist undertakings by the new presidential administration while encouraging the audience ...

Students given a voice in SF State’s future construction plan

April 26, 2017 2 Comments

With the Campus Master Plan set to be presented to the CSU Board of Trustees next month, the SF State Physical Planning and Development Department is hosting a series of events focused on student outreach and collaboration in an attempt to make students part of the future plans for the University. “We don’t want to ...

SF judge declares Trump executive order unconstitutional

April 26, 2017

A San Francisco judge ruled that the executive order against sanctuary cities is unconstitutional in response to a lawsuit filed by San Francisco and Santa Clara against President Trump’s executive order. On April 14 representatives of the city and county of San Francisco and Santa Clara presented their reasons to reject the executive order President ...

Battle of the Fans: Bay Area has upper hand in fandome

April 26, 2017 Sports

Born and raised in San Diego, I can say the silver lining of watching a Padres game was not within the game itself, but in the fact that Petco Park is footsteps away from San Diego’s famous Gaslamp District and beautiful beaches that line the most southern part of California. Though they may not have ...

Berkeley police investigate alumnus connection to rally assault

April 23, 2017 News 17 Comments

The Berkeley Police Department is investigating a former Diablo Valley College teacher accused of assaulting a Trump supporter at a protest in Berkeley. Anonymous users on 4Chan, a public online bulletin board, identified philosophy professor Eric Clanton as the masked man who hit a Trump supporter over the head with a bike lock at a ...

Interior Design Students help keep SF State soccer field clean and green.

April 22, 2017 News

Bioswales – yes, bioswales – brought interior design majors and community organizers together on the West Campus Green at SF State Thursday to celebrate Earth Day. This is the third year that associate professor Karen Johnson-Carroll has had her Business Practices for Interior Design class transplant and help make bioswales on campus. The purpose of ...

Tuition freeze bill moves through state Assembly committees

April 20, 2017 News

The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of the California Faculty Association authored AB-393, also known as the Student Protection Act, which could freeze California State University system tuition to December 2016 rates. ...

All work and no pay makes NCAA a poor sport

April 19, 2017 Sports

Student athletes put their blood, sweat and tears, nearly all year round, into school and their sport. They are dedicated to their coaches and their employer, the NCAA, but don’t benefit from their work financially. The NCAA receives $1.1 billion from CBS and Turner for the rights to broadcast March Madness. ESPN pays the NCAA ...

City to host first “City-permitted” 420 celebration

April 19, 2017 Life News

Correction: A previous version of the article incorrectly stated that Eaze doesn’t plan on making its service available for recreational users at all, and that Miller directly drove for Eaze. San Francisco has a history of celebrating the unofficial “420” holiday, but Thursday marks the first celebration since California became the fifth state to legalize recreational use. ...

University continues to use pesticide despite harmful components

April 19, 2017 News

Interactive map created by Rita Berrios Riquelme The red dots date where Roundup and Roundup Pro Max has been used this semester, while the blue dots date where Avenger AG has been used. Students from Fossil Free SFSU are seeking 3,000 signatures for a petition urging administrators to stop using the herbicide Roundup on campus. Roundup ...

Veterans face unique challenges as college students

April 19, 2017 News

Two veterans, including one SF State graduate student, are conducting an ongoing study to assess the needs and challenges veterans face while in college. Graduate Kevin Miller and Victor Inzunza, both Marine veterans, have been reaching out through the Veteran’s Affairs office at SF State to conduct data research through focus groups at four different ...

Allegations of misconduct plague ASI election

April 19, 2017 News

The Associated Students, Inc. judicial council held a third hearing that tackled grievances filed against ASI candidates suspected of breaking election code. Rodrigo Polidano, a science and engineering representative candidate, filed a grievance against his opponent Mohammed Alnuzaili, accusing him of posting campaign fliers in certain areas of campus not allowed for campaigning. Alnuzaili posted ...

Bohnet dominates as Gators split series with Monterey

April 19, 2017 Sports

SF State baseball team split their series with California State University, Monterey Bay (22-14) on April 15. Starting pitcher of game one Ryan Bohnet (2-6) started off rocky but quickly fell into a rhythm and tossed eight strong innings, seven shutout, against the Otters as he gave up six hits with eight strikeouts and no ...

Gators fall to Monterey Bay in final home series

April 19, 2017 Sports

The SF State’s women’s softball team came out pumped up for Senior Day, but the excitement died down as the Gators ended up losing to California State University, Monterey Bay 3-6 at home on Saturday, April 15. The reluctancy by head coach Lisa McKinney to proceed with a pitching change proved to be costly as ...

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 ...

SFSU Breakers break it down at UCBL 2017

April 18, 2017 Life Multimedia

SFSU Breakers faced off against its first major break dancing competition in the 11th annual Unified Collegiate Breaking League at Danzhaus Dance Center in San Francisco on March 25, 2017. The competition gave a taste for students, artist and local Bboys an opportunity to rekindle some flare with rival teams and connect with some local ...

Gatorcast Episode 1 (MLB Players Under 30)

April 18, 2017 Multimedia News

  Major League Baseball’s 2017 regular season is just over two weeks old, and with it, the Golden Gate Xpress launches a new project, GatorCast, a podcast about sports both on campus and off. In this first episode, Xpress reporters Eli Walsh and Renee Smith talk about the best active MLB players under 30 years ...