Spring2017

Language exchange program brings different cultures together

February 21, 2017 Life

Many SF State students are trying their hand at a new language with 13 different language classes held weekly on campus for free. The service is organized by the International Exchange Education Council, which is made up of international students and SF State students who have studied abroad. Students considering studying abroad, or who simply ...

Capacity exceeded at bell hooks event

February 21, 2017 News 1 Comment

Gloria Watkins, famously known as “bell hooks,” addressed the issues of feminism under the current political climate during her first visit in 15 years to SF State Monday. The well-known African American scholar of intersectionality of race and gender attracted more than 530 people, exceeding the capacity of Jack Adams Hall where bell hooks spoke. ...

University encourages critical thinking with comics and zombies

February 21, 2017

SF State is offering new courses to give students a different approach to developing critical thinking skills this semester: Comics and zombies. Nick Sousanis, an award-winning graphic novelist, is teaching two new comics courses in the humanities department, including Making Comics in Liberal Studies and Comics and Culture. “I really like it,” said Lucre Tius, ...

Gators look ready for postseason with victory on Senior night

February 20, 2017 Sports

The Gators beat California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagles 96-76 on Saturday’s Senior Night. Before the game, a short ceremony was conducted for seniors Coley Apsay, Nick Calcaterra, AJ Kahlon, Derrick Brown and Israel Hakim. Head Coach Paul Trevor started all five seniors to pay tribute to the outgoing players. The all-senior starting five ...

Gator women pull off back-to-back wins at the Swamp

February 20, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball finished their final home game of the season Saturday with a California State University, Los Angeles defeat 55-54. The Gators celebrated Senior Night with their second win in a row and biggest comeback of the 2016-17 season, overcoming the double-digit deficit. Gators’ Jasmine Black put up 22 points Friday night, a ...

Student athletes help to combat Bay Area hunger

February 18, 2017 Sports

SF State’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting its seventh annual food drive this week, Feb. 19 through Feb. 25, where proceeds go to the SF-Marin Food Bank. The food drive, started in 2011, asks that all 13 schools in the California Collegiate Athletic Association gather donations that are then given to a local food bank ...

Gators win pendulum game against Toros

February 18, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s basketball held on to their winning streak, conquering Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros 78-68 Friday night. The packed house at the Swamp witnessed a tense game that saw multiple lead changes and random swings of momentum. Both teams started the game sluggish with neither setting an offensive tone and several missed turnovers ...

Gator women find their groove

February 17, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball defeated California State University, Dominguez Hills 73-68 at The Swamp tonight, giving the Gators their first win since their recent 17-game losing streak. The Gators had the Toros by the horns for a majority of the game, holding the lead for a majority of the first half of the game. Senior ...

Constituents express shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the Democratic Party

February 16, 2017 News

California representative Jackie Speier held a public forum, “A Conversation About America,” at San Francisco’s Lowell High School, where she addressed community members and their concerns about the future under President Trump’s Administration. Constituents expressed shock, confusion and anger over issues facing the nation and the Democratic Party. As Speier encouraged the audience to become more ...

Gators guard takes charge

February 15, 2017 Sports

Junior guard Warren Jackson stood near half-court with an ear-to-ear smile on his face. The buzzer had just sounded on a thrilling overtime win against California State University Stanislaus. Gators head coach Paul Trevor turned from shaking hands with the Stanislaus coach when he saw Jackson and the two immediately engaged in an emotional hug. ...

Religious leaders and CSU seek pathways for future students

February 15, 2017 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong and Rev. Amos Brown shared the pulpit at Third Baptist Church for the 12th annual CSU Super Sunday, to discuss the importance of higher education in the African American community. CSU Super Sunday is held each year at more than 100 California churches during the month of February. The ...

Chug Pub brings regional Mexican food to the Sunset

February 15, 2017 Life

Yuca Tacos is a one-man operation that runs out of the small kitchen in Chug Pub, a Sunset neighborhood bar popular for their Chug Tower.   Located across the street from Golden Gate Park on the corner of 20th Avenue and Lincoln Way, Chug Pub offers the Chug Tower, a 3-foot-tall tube filled with 3 ...

Students gladly say goodbye to Uber

February 15, 2017 Life

The Uber boycott continues with SF State students, as they do their part in deleting the ride-sharing app, following the company’s decision to temporarily turn off their surging prices to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport during protests and subsequent taxi strikes, according to their Twitter account, during the protest of President Trump’s travel ...

No love for “Black Love” event

February 15, 2017 Life 3 Comments

Black Residents United in Housing, or B.R.U.H. members, attended “Black Love,” a Black History Month celebration held in the towers conference center Monday, to find it was less interactive than expected.   The conference center had seven half-empty tables decorated with short profiles of prominent black persons in society. Everyone in the room participated in ...

SF State adds award winning sports information director

February 15, 2017 Sports

After the departure of sports information director Joe Danahey at the end of 2016, SF State’s athletic department hired Brandon Davis as acting associate director of athletics for communications and fan development. Davis, 32, is a graduate of Dominican University of California, where he worked for the last 10 years. He won two PacWest Conference ...

The Fake News Watch: Sessions vs. Warren (Ep. 2)

February 15, 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: Davis v. Board ...

New trainer provides care and camaraderie

February 15, 2017 Sports

Behind every athlete is a great coach, teammate and trainer. Graduate assistant athletic trainer Phil Littlejohn is the newest addition to the Gators’ sports medicine team behind the athletes. Originally from rural New York, Littlejohn received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. After coming to California, he accepted the position ...

Gators split series with Pioneers

February 13, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball team lost both double header games on Sunday afternoon, 1-2 and 4-5, splitting the series with California State East Bay 2-2 for the weekend. Starting pitcher of the first game, Lindsey Cassidy, silenced the Pioneers for two innings until the team managed to score with a deep fly ball to left ...

Gators take a bite out of the Pioneers with back-to-back wins

February 13, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s softball walked away with two wins Saturday afternoon against California State University, East Bay 6-5 and 6-3. Senior pitcher Megan Clark started the Gators off during the first game and both teams went scoreless through the first. East Bay put themselves ahead on the board in the top of the second as ...

Dream Resource Center provides safe space for undocumented students

February 10, 2017 News 1 Comment

The SF State community celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Dream Resource Center in the Mary Park Lounge with food, refreshments, speeches and a spoken word performance Tuesday.   “It’s a beautiful thing, the celebration tonight. It’s a surreal thing,” said Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream Coordinator. “People have been emailing me saying ‘I can’t ...

SF State shares cloud storage with students

February 9, 2017 News

SF State shared a cloud-based storage and file-sharing system that will give faculty, staff and students access to more free storage space than other like systems, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Box, a file-sharing system provided by a company with the same name, gives students and faculty access to 500 gigabytes worth of cloud ...

Pie throwing raises funds for Hermanos Unidos’ high school outreach

February 9, 2017 Life

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly identified Hermanos Unidos as a fraternity. The text has since been corrected. The members of the Hermanos Unidos, a predominantly Latino-based organization at SF State, volunteered to get pied in the face to raise funds for their academic outreach program last week. The fundraiser was created to ...

hit me, Harold!: Full-time students, part-time rock band

February 8, 2017 Life

Many students in San Francisco utilize the artistic freedom this unique city provides. SF State students, Max Volen and Jack Connor, alongside their friend and Academy of Arts student, Chris Lee, take advantage of San Francisco’s unique music culture as the band hit me, Harold! Originally formed in Orange County, the band members, by coincidence, ...

Temporary studio space offered in ASI art gallery

February 8, 2017 Life

Walls that are usually home to hanging art pieces were temporarily bare, with only a large wooden studio desk and an unarranged photography backdrop taking up the open space at SF State’s Associated Students Inc. art gallery. Located at the top of the Cesar Chavez student center, ASI opened their empty gallery for the first ...

SF State helps students register for CSU Student Research Competition

February 8, 2017 Life

Creative juices were flowing as potential competitors for the CSU Student Research Competition began the application process last Wednesday. The Liberal and Creative Arts Associate Dean of Student and Curricular Services, Susan B. Shimanoff and English professor Jennifer Arin, hosted the workshop to help students apply and inform them on the competition that will showcase ...

Students embrace World Hijab Day

February 7, 2017 Life

After a weekend of tension following President Trump’s immigration ban, SF State students were welcomed with the opportunity to try on hijabs on World Hijab Day Jan. 30 in the quad. Hosted by the University’s Muslim Women Student Association, the event aimed to combat misconceptions about what it means to wear a hijab. “Many people ...

Reta or not, injury cannot stop softball captain

February 1, 2017 Sports

It’s hard to bounce back from an athletic injury but for SF State senior and softball captain Gabby Reta, it was only a minor setback that motivated her to rise and lead a team. Originally from Tustin, California, Reta committed to playing for SF State in her junior year of high school and has been ...

Men’s basketball puts SF State back on the map

February 1, 2017 Sports

Every sports team goes through growing pains, as seen by the Bay Area’s own Golden State Warriors. During their 2011-2012 season, the Warriors made the instrumental trade of Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut, a move that would pave the road to success for the team in the years to come. The infamous trade was not ...

SF State submits report for sustainability rating

February 1, 2017 News

The Office of Sustainability at SF State will submit a report February 1 to participate in a sustainability rating program that tracks and assesses efforts for maintaining a food and waste sustainable and environmentally friendly campus, according to an SF State campus memo. STARS, or Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System, is the program offered ...

Trump’s travel ban hits close to home

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

Countrywide protests broke out Saturday following Trump’s signing of the order that temporarily bans Syrian refugees and citizens of seven other predominantly Muslim countries. On the same day, SF State student Amran Alsiday received a phone call. Alsiday was told by family that his inlaw, Esa AlWasli, who was traveling to the U.S. after a ...

Gamble makes Gator history

February 1, 2017 Sports

The Swamp was overflowing with Division II alumni, families, and friends who rallied together to cheer for the wrestlers competing in SF State’s 40th Annual California Collegiate Wresting Open on Saturday. Matt Gamble, sophomore, was the highlight of the match, winning the title in the 125 weight class, and earning his place in SF State ...

It could have been my family

February 1, 2017 Opinion

I am the oldest of four and I am a first-generation Mexican-American. Mexico is the land of my mother and her mother. It is the land of my ancestors but it is not my land, it is not my home. I know nothing of Mexico other than a stone house on top of a hill ...