Spring2017

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.

SF State Wind Ensemble welcomes diversity

April 15, 2017 Multimedia

The SF State Wind Ensemble debuted “Into the forge! Music of Earth, Death, Metal, Fire & Oil,” on March 14, 2017 at Knuth Hall in the Creative Arts Building. The wind ensemble holds auditions at the beginning of each semester and is open to current students of all majors, alumni and faculty members at SF ...

Students tackle serious issues in civil political debate

April 15, 2017 News

The Political Science Student Association hosted its most inclusive debate on Thursday, where students representing four political parties discussed topics of health care, immigration and the federal budget. “The debate is a way to – especially in this time of political divide – get students to understand each side of the political platform,” said Paula ...

On-campus construction highlights student parking concerns

April 13, 2017 News 1 Comment

While the University is expanding and new construction projects are beginning, one issue that has affected students for a long time is about to get worse: the lack of available parking on campus. The ongoing construction projects at SF State have led to criticism among commuter students for the lack of parking spaces on or ...

National Science Foundation awards alumni for excellence

April 13, 2017 Life News

The National Science Foundation awarded fellowships to eight SF State alumni, making SF State the California State University with the most students to receive fellowships this year. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program received over 13,000 applications and narrowed it down to 2,000 recipients, according to the program’s website. The award recognizes and ...

The Fake News Watch: Fake News Around the World (Ep. 9)

April 12, 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:   Freedom House, ...

Students and faculty gather to tackle Islamophobia

April 7, 2017 News 2 Comments

The Muslim Student Association organized a teach-in event on Thursday afternoon in order to give Muslim students and faculty a chance to communicate their concerns and thoughts on Islamophobia Students encouraged faculty to create a welcoming environment for Muslim students in light of today’s political climate by addressing ways to combat prejudices within the SF ...

Distance Carnival proves record breaking for SF State athletes

April 5, 2017 Sports

SF State’s track and field team had a record-breaking weekend as it hosted its 10th Annual Distance Carnival March 30-April 1 at Cox Stadium. Distance runner Adriana Calva celebrated breaking her own school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase, an NCAA provisional mark time of 10:39.06, by calling her father to share the news. “I called ...

University Park South experiences a second break-in this year

April 5, 2017 News

An apartment in the University Park South area was burglarized on Saturday night while tenants were out. University Park South is an apartment complex owned by the University where some students reside due to its convenient location near campus. According to University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson, UPS has seen 10 residential burglaries since ...

SF State offers students free Giants tickets

April 5, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Residential Housing Association is giving away 145 tickets to next week’s San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. SF State students will have the opportunity to attend the Giants third annual San Francisco State University Night at AT&T Park on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The giveaway will include a shuttle ...

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 ...

The Fake News Watch: Going Viral (Ep. 8)

April 5, 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 Going ViralBy Karine ...

Former pro catcher helms Gator pitching staff

April 4, 2017 Sports

As of the beginning of this year’s MLB season, 29 of the league’s 30 teams employ a former professional pitcher as their pitching coach. The one team to buck this trend, the Milwaukee Brewers, has former Vanderbilt University pitching coach Derek Johnson in charge of its pitchers. Johnson never played professionally, but over his 11-year ...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

April 4, 2017 Opinion Sports 1 Comment

One of these quarterbacks is not like the others: Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Josh Mccown, Matt Barkley and Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is the only one listed that has led his team to a Super Bowl. He is the only one who started more than half of his team’s games in 2016, and the only one ...

Gators bats come alive in battle against Menlo Oaks

April 4, 2017 News Sports

The SF State Gators baseball team’s bats came alive on Tuesday afternoon at Maloney Field as they crushed the Menlo Oaks 17-2. The parade of runs started early as the Gators batted around the order, scoring six runs in the first inning. After starting pitcher Grant Vogenthaler pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top half ...

Gators strand 11, lose rubber match to San Bernardino

April 2, 2017 Sports

The Gators lost a tight 3-2 game in the rubber match of their series against California State University, San Bernardino on Sunday at Maloney Field. Gator’s starting pitcher Dillon Houser kicked off the game with a 1-2-3 first inning, getting a ground out and two fly outs. Third baseman Sam Schmidt doubled to right field ...

Indecent exposure reported at the J. Paul Leonard library

April 2, 2017 News

An indecent exposure incident occurred in the J. Paul Leonard library Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at 3:19 p.m. on April 1 when a non-SF State affiliated female, who was studying on the fourth floor of the library, alerted the University Police Department of a man with his shorts down, holding his erect penis while ...

Najeeb-Brush, Pizzuti stay hot as Gators split doubleheader

April 1, 2017 Sports

SF State pitcher Andrew Najeeb-Brush tossed his best start of the season on Saturday, shutting out California State University, San Bernardino on three hits as the Gators split a conference doubleheader against the Coyotes. “What a phenomenal performance,” head coach Tony Schifano said, referring to Najeeb-Brush. “That was fun to watch.” Najeeb-Brush threw a perfect ...

Cesar E. Chavez Mural Celebration addresses the need for political activism

March 31, 2017 Life News

Politicians and activists came together for the Cesar E. Chavez Mural Celebration to discuss a plethora of issues concerning activism and community involvement on Thursday afternoon. Forty to 50 people in Jack Adams Hall watched closely as panelists talked about voting and legislation. San Francisco Board of Supervisor Jane Kim highlighted the need for the ...

Nicholson heats up as Gators split doubleheader with Sonoma State

March 30, 2017 Sports

SF State’s baseball team matched its season high for runs in a game, scoring 12 in game one of a doubleheader with Sonoma State University on Wednesday. The Sonoma State Seawolves jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the second inning of game one, chasing Gator starter Jack Cornish from the game. The Gators, ...

Gators use spring break to train

March 29, 2017 Sports

For many students at SF State spring break is a time to head back home or go on vacation. However for Gator athletes, spring break means added time for their craft. According to the Next College Student Athlete website, spring break can be a critical time for athletes looking to play at the college level ...

KSFS brings innovative mediums of music to the radio

March 29, 2017 Life Multimedia

By choosing to showcase live music instead of typical pre-recorded music, SF State’s KSFS Radio station is pushing the boundaries of the airwaves. The resident radio station is utilizing the innovative idea on their Music Under the Stairs segment hosted by Amanda Fletcher. Fletcher, who also acts as KSFS program director, is always trying to ...

The Fake News Watch: Headlines (Ep. 7)

March 28, 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 “Long-form reading shows signs ...

Hackathon draws hundreds of student techies

March 19, 2017 Multimedia

The long bunker-shaped building was filled with sounds of boisterous chatter and clicking keyboards as students implemented code. Computers were strewn amid headphones and virtual reality headset-wearing students working late into the night. The sleep-deprived techies fueled up on energy drinks and water in an attempt to push through the 24-hour hackathon. Roughly 350 students ...

Gators drop game one in series against Tritons

March 17, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s baseball dropped their first series game 6-2 against nationally-ranked team University of California, San Diego on Thursday, March 16. “We prepared like we always do, staying consistent with our work and we knew we have to play our best if we want to win,” catcher Johnny Juarez said. Juarez went 3-4 on ...

Student moms struggle with lack of campus facilities

March 16, 2017 News

Student mothers are struggling to find a private place to pump breast milk and make diaper changes due to the lack of campus resources for students who have children. According to the Mayo Clinic, pumping stimulates milk production and it is recommended that women pump “for 15 minutes every few hours during the workday.” However, ...

Gators split series with nationally-ranked Wildcats

March 15, 2017 Sports

The Gators battled their hearts out but were unable to shut out nationally-ranked number six Chico State University in the second half of the softball series Wednesday, March 15 at SF State. First game pitcher Megan Clark had a strong hand hovering over the Wildcats and was able to keep them from reaching home plate ...

Gators take down sixth in nation in first half of series

March 15, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team took an early 2-0 series lead against nationally-ranked Chico State University during Tuesday’s double-header. First game pitcher Megan Clark threw a complete game against the sixth ranking Wildcats, holding them to just four hits and one run in a 4-1 win. Clark was just one short pop up away from ...

Pitching variance in baseball and softball

March 15, 2017 Sports

Although similar in concept, baseball and softball differ when it comes to one of the most important aspects of the game — pitching. Baseball became recognized as an official sport in the 1840s and since then has taken the athletic world by storm, becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes. A key part of the game ...