Spring2017

Where are students heading for spring break?

March 15, 2017 Life

Many SF State students will join the masses of travelers during next week’s vacation, but some will stay behind because they simply can’t afford it. Around the country spring break has become a traditional rite of passage where many students head to the beach to relax, unwind, and party it up with friends after a ...

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 ...

A Day Without Womxn: SF State’s Spin on the National Event

March 13, 2017 Life News

Students and allies gathered in Malcolm X Plaza to recognize “A Day Without Womxn” Tuesday afternoon. “We want to represent women who can’t leave school or work,” said 19-year-old Chloe Bogle, a political science major. “It’s our way or resisting.”   Though the event was organized by San Francisco Students Resist, other student organizations were ...

Project Censored confronts “fake news” phenomenon

March 11, 2017 News

Project Censored – SF State hosted a forum to talk with students about the importance of confronting “fake news” in today’s society. The organization encourages students and faculty to rethink the idea of what news is and develop critical thinking skills to do so. Kenn Burrows, Project Censored – SF State advisor and health studies ...

Police lock down Valencia Street in armed standoff

March 10, 2017 News

Police have arrested an armed suspect at the Crown Hotel in the Mission district after a more than seven-hour standoff with police Friday, according to NBC Bay Area. SFPD closed off Valencia Street between 16th Street and 18th Street after they received a 911 call at 1:55 p.m. about a person who brandished a gun ...

SF State splits series with San Marcos

March 10, 2017 Sports

In a double header against California State University, San Marcos Friday, the Gators walked away splitting the games in half 6-1 and 1-2. In game one, Gator pitcher Megan Clark came out and held on strong, not allowing the Cougars to score through seven innings. At the top of the second inning, first baseman Sara ...

Three students’ vehicles broken into near campus

March 10, 2017 News

Three student’s cars were broken into Friday morning on Lake Merced Boulevard near the corner of Font Boulevard. One incident break ins was reported to University Police Department 11:50 a.m., according to Sgt. Dave Rodriguez. Communications major, Kyler Brown, said nothing was taken from his recently purchased bought his 2015 Nissan. According to Brown, the ...

Leading ladies in Bay Area sports break down gender bias

March 10, 2017 Sports

The Women in Sports Symposium held at SF State was a jump-start to Women’s History Month, emphasizing the role of women in the sports field. The symposium, held the last day of February, served as a preface to the matriarchal month. Hosted by CSN Bay Area anchor Kelli Johnson and moderated by pioneer sports journalist ...

All-Conference Gators leading the way in historic season

March 10, 2017 Sports

Although they fell short in the CCAA championship game against University of California, San Diego Saturday night, the Gators are having an extraordinary season. This point was highlighted this weekend when four players of this year’s men’s basketball team were named to the CCAA All Conference Team members. Junior and senior guards Warren Jackson and ...

Bay Area activists attend “A Day Without Women” at SF City Hall

March 9, 2017 News

Activists gathered at San Francisco City Hall as the rally for “A Day Without Woman” kicked off on Wednesday. Women and male allies came to stand up and show solidarity with women of all backgrounds. A large group of women took the day off from work to participate and demand equal pay, fight for reproductive ...

Campus efforts to mitigate sexual assault don’t guarantee safety

March 9, 2017

Harmony Notman works full-time at Stonestown Galleria, only a short distance from her Village at Centennial Square residence on campus, but the walk makes her nervous. Notman leaves her job in the evenings carrying pepper spray and wearing only one earbud, uneasy and worried about her physical safety due to recent incidents of sexual assault ...

Alpha Kappa Psi hosts DJ event to benefit cancer research

March 8, 2017 Life News

The Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity threw the largest event in the fraternity’s history on Friday, a benefit concert to help fund cancer research through City of Hope. The concert, HeartBeats, took place at the Annex Building and featured four local DJs, including Bay Area native, Giraffage. City of Hope is a nonprofit research center, graduate ...

Women’s March organization holds Day Without Women rally

March 8, 2017 News 1 Comment

The San Francisco Women’s March organization will be holding a Day Without a Woman rally on Wednesday at San Francisco City Hall from 11 a.m. to noon, where the group will then march to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters on Sansome Street. The organization is holding the rally highlight the economic value women ...

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, ...

Gators hit bump in road to NCAA Championship

March 5, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball hit a bump in their road to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball West Regional, but they still have a shot in the game. The Gators faced-off against number 1 seeded University of California, San Diego Tritons in the championship game of the CCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the ...

ASI partners up with SF-Marin food bank to help feed hungry students

March 4, 2017 News

Associated Students Incorporated and the SF-Marin food bank launched a pop-up food pantry on campus to address food insecurity among students. ASI, which is in charge of the weekly farmers market in front of the Humanities building, has always been interested in finding ways to help eradicate food insecurity on campus, according to Horace Montgomery, ...

Alumna donation makes Iranian diaspora studies possible

March 4, 2017 News

Next fall, SF State will open a Center of Iranian Diaspora Studies to promote information and research on Iranian culture — a project largely made possible with a generous donation from an alumna. Neda Nobari, an SF State alumna and Iranian-American philanthropist, donated $5 million to the University last summer to create a space for ...

Student Affairs’ healthy snack program goes unnoticed

March 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

The Health Promotion and Wellness unit of Student Affairs launched Nourishing Minds this semester in order to promote healthy snacking habits, but students remain unaware of the new program due to lack of advertising. The program is designed to help students determine which specific snacks and food help students achieve success. The department piloted the ...

SF State cinema professor adds diversity to the Oscars

March 1, 2017 Life

This years’ Academy Awards was a special one for SF State, as an assistant professor had the opportunity to help decide who would walk away with the Oscar. Cheryl Dunye from the School of Cinema was invited to become a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, casting her first votes ...

Asian Art Collaborative effort comes to campus

March 1, 2017 Life

SF State’s School of Music is bringing back ImprovisAsians for another set of musical and cultural collaborations, recitals and panels. Asian Improv aRts, an organization that produces and represents art through Asian American experience in collaboration with SF State’s School of Music, is holding their annual ImprovisAsians events from March 13-17. “ImprovisAsians is an annual ...

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 ...

Students and members of B.R.U.H. gather to celebrate Black History Month with open mic and art gallery

February 28, 2017 Life

SF State’s Black Residents United in Housing used music, spoken-word performances and art to unite people in celebration of Black History Month. B.R.U.H. hosted the open mic and art gallery Friday evening in the Mary Park Lounge. Approximately 50 people of all backgrounds came to listen to fellow students perform heartfelt songs and political poetry ...

SF State to showcase Greek culture through music

February 25, 2017 Life

SF State’s Center for Modern Greek Studies is thinking outside the box with unconventional ways to showcase Greek heritage. Teaming up with the Greek Chamber Music Project, the department is putting on a show full of traditional folk compositions, performed by Greek musicians, in Knuth Hall March 9. “The Greek Chamber Music Project performs classical ...

Alumna filmmaker honored by MoMA and Asian Art Museum

February 24, 2017 News

The Museum of Modern Arts of New York and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco honor SF State alumna and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori this month for her films based on the life of Japanese Americans confined to internment camps during World War II. MoMA invited Omori to join the retrospective exhibition and ...

Protesters demand justice and block ATMs on campus

February 23, 2017 Multimedia News 1 Comment

Video by Jason Rejali and Mason Rockfellow Correction: a previous version of this article misspelled the name of University Police Department Deputy Chief Reginald Parson as “Parsons,” and also made reference to him as the UPD Chief Reginald Parson. Both errors have since been corrected. SF State students demanded California State Universities divest from companies ...

Poetry Center continues 63 years of live reading tradition

February 22, 2017 Life

Continuing a 63-year weekly tradition, a group of 25 gathered at the Poetry Center in the Humanities building Thursday evening, to hear poets Wendy Trevino and Oki Sogumi share their latest work. The event, run by SF State’s Poetry Center, invites two new published writers each week to read their poems and short stories to ...

Students get a crash course on polyamory at EROS event

February 22, 2017 Life

Students got the chance last week to have an open dialogue about polyamorous relationships. Due to high demand, SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, a sex-positive safe space for students, hosted “Finding Your True Love: Polyamory:101” Thursday afternoon. Reyna Aguilar, coordinator for EROS, thought the event was long overdue. “I do know a ...

Black Panther Party exhibit extended due to high demand

February 22, 2017 News

Thousands have shown up to the golden anniversary exhibit that reflects on one of the most militant organizations of the Civil Rights era.   Workers at the ticketing desk said “All Power to the People: The Black Panthers at 50” is creating the largest turnout for any one exhibit they had ever hosted at the ...

Reflecting on the impact of the ’68 strike, then and now

February 22, 2017 Multimedia News

Interactive graphic by Nicole Ortega History is packed with stories of the oppressed, taking actions against oppressors in order to gain freedom and equality, and SF State played significant roles in these battles– most notably in 1968. This timeline shows not only cultural events from around the nation, but also from SF State campus. Correction: ...

Shakin’ Systems: black artists challenge expectations in new exhibit

February 21, 2017 Life

Associated Students Inc. held an opening reception for the Black Mail Collectives’ art show “Shakin’ Systems” in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday evening, featuring black artists. The show includes mural paintings, sculptures, print pieces and spoken word artist DeMareon Gipson, who believes the exhibit and the Black Mail Collective organization are important. Because of ...

New body positive and depression support groups welcome SF State students

February 21, 2017 Life

SF State will soon offer two new support groups to help students work through issues surrounding depression and body image. The Counseling and Psychological Services Center at SF State determined the need for the additional programs based on topics that continued to come up during one-on-one sessions.   Leslie Shin, facilitator and clinical counselor, and ...