17 Dec 2013

SF State’s Ultimate Frisbee club returns after five years

[HTML1] Video by Tony Santos and Treya Winfield Nearly five years ago, SF State lost its small but talented Ultimate Frisbee club when its founders graduated. Now, the disc-throwing sport

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14 Dec 2013

Black Student Union remains active 45 years after the civil rights era

In the fourth floor gallery of the J. Paul Leonard Library, photos of police in riot gear hang as a reminder of the 1968 student strike that strengthened the Black

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13 Dec 2013

BECA student goes viral on YouTube with new hip-hop music video

Although he tells listeners to “keep it to a minimum,” SF State senior Michael Payton has taken his musical career to the next level with the release of his new

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12 Dec 2013

Students evacuated after small dorm fire

The students living in the Towers at Centennial Square and Science and Technology Theme Community dorms were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a fire in one of the trash rooms set

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12 Dec 2013

Six-year degrees become the norm, educational overhaul necessary

While at four-year academic institutions, many students are finding themselves pursuing six-year degrees. Some, even eight-year degrees. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in four years has become a rarity, to the

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12 Dec 2013

SF State geographers use ‘hexacopter’ to study California landscapes

Peter Christian, a geographical information science graduate student, stands with the hexacopter being used to survey California landscapes. The hexacopter is a cheaper and safer way to get photos of

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12 Dec 2013

SF State graduate creates San Francisco’s first comic book superhero

The Phenomenal Specter X, a creation of a SF State graduate, vigilantly watches over San Franciscans and keeps citizens safe from villains. Enrique Morales, a 2007 graduate from SF State with a

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11 Dec 2013

Teaser: SF State Wind Ensemble’s special Star Wars multimedia show

[HTML1] The San Francisco State Wind Ensemble will perform a special Star Wars multimedia show this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Knuth Hall. Clips from all 6 Star Wars films will

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11 Dec 2013

Non-student groups force President Wong to address student rights of free speech

At the “State of Emergency” rally Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, the phrase “My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers” was written with chalk onto the stage in Malcolm X Plaza. Photo

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11 Dec 2013

Lack of offense leads to Gator loss in SF State’s CCAA opener

[set_id=72157638563784966] Chico State quieted a raucous crowd at The Swamp Friday night as they out-rebounded the Gators on their way to a 67-50 victory in SF State’s CCAA opener. Chico

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11 Dec 2013

President Wong supports student activism at SF State

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta From the strike of 1968 to today’s student organized rallies, SF State has a legacy of student involvement and activism — as it should. Through the

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11 Dec 2013

Gators trump reigning conference champions at The Swamp

[set_id=72157638563565693]A stout defense brought the women’s basketball team to a 82-65 win over the Chico State Wildcats Friday night at The Swamp, giving the Gators their first win over the

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09 Dec 2013

Power outage in Lot 20

Students arrived to Lot 20 today, Monday, Dec. 9 2013, to find signs on the payment meters that read, “Due to power outage, free parking today.” The power outage in

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08 Dec 2013

Student designers get recognized in this year’s FNA winter show

[set_id=72157638429038523] Edgy and elegant student-made apparel designs graced the runway Friday evening during the “Brilliance: The Gems of San Francisco State” Winter Runway fashion show, hosted by the Fashion Network Association or FNA, a

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07 Dec 2013

Student organizations hold ‘State of Emergency’ rally in Malcolm X Plaza

[set_id=72157638420750273] A group of student organizations held a “State of Emergency” rally Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza. The students said they wanted to raise awareness of different proposed administrative decisions

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06 Dec 2013

Brown Bag Theatre gives students chance to work on numerous plays

[HTML1] SF State’s Brown Bag Theatre class is not held in a paper bag, rather the name of the class is inspired by a 1920s tradition. “I think it probably even

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05 Dec 2013

Thousands sail to Alcatraz to commemorate Native American activists

[set_id=72157638369936963] While most Bay Area residents are still dreaming of perfectly cooked turkeys, deliciously crafted gravies, and pumpkin pies made from decades-old family recipes, thousands of Native Americans and non-Natives

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05 Dec 2013

Undocumented students get access to SF State’s EOP for the first time

[set_id=72157637818233503] For the first time, the Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), at SF State has begun to admit AB 540 criteria students and undocumented students into its program upon their admission

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03 Dec 2013

Strategic Planning Committee meeting draws poor student turnout

[set_id=72157638338122364] The Associated Students Inc. hosted a town hall event Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the J. Paul Leonard Library in support of SF State President Leslie E. Wong’s new strategic

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03 Dec 2013

World AIDS Day at SF State draws small crowd

[set_id=72157638339215874] Red pins exploded across campus Tuesday as SF State celebrated the 25th annual World AIDS Day with free HIV testing and presentations about getting tested, safe sex and culturally competent

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03 Dec 2013

SF State alumni: Where are they now?

Class of 2012 B.A. in humanities with a minor in Italian Williams, born and raised in San Francisco, chose to attend SF State because of its consistent celebration of diversity.

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03 Dec 2013

New shuttles shorten students’ wait time for daily commute

Last month, the University invested $83,000 to add two additional shuttles to the fleet that transports students from the Daly City BART station to campus, in order to accommodate the

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03 Dec 2013

New art exhibit displays ’60s student protests at SF State

[set_id=72157638336845403] It’s been 45 years since the longest campus strike in U.S. History took place at SF State and to this day it remains an honored, historical University event. Monday,

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03 Dec 2013

‘Tis the season to be horny

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta As the end of the year approaches, when summer is but a distant memory, people tend to find themselves surrounded by couples (or in a relationship

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03 Dec 2013

Former DI player closes college basketball career with Gators

When Katie Batlin steps to the free throw line, she puts her hand over her heart in remembrance of her brother, Phil, who was struck by a car and killed

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03 Dec 2013

Ceramics sale signals end for glass class

[set_id=72157638335849986] Snug in the middle of campus amidst the signs and free candy sit hundreds of ceramic goods available for the SF State community to purchase. The Ceramic Guild Annual Holiday

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03 Dec 2013

Pro surfer student heads to Mavericks Invitational surfing competition

[HTML1] Video by Gavin McIntyre, Craig Lifto and Daniel A. Nelson The window for Mavericks Invitational in Half Moon Bay officially opened this November, and the wait for Northern California’s

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03 Dec 2013

Latinos spend most at cinema, but least represented on screens

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Four guys enter a dark movie theater: a Salvadoran, a Brazilian, a Persian and a Japanese guy. Their median age is 27

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25 Nov 2013

Taser debate sparks student protest

The escalation of the Taser debate resulted in a rally in Malcolm X Plaza Friday, where students protested against what they see as the silencing of student voice on campus.

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20 Nov 2013

Rain showers hit SF State

[set_id=72157637891230496] Students lift umbrellas and duck away under building overhangs as rain showers hit SF State Tuesday and Wednesday.  

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19 Nov 2013

Muslim students gather in the Quad for community prayer

[set_id=72157637865344524] The Muslim Students Association (MSA) came together for Friday prayer, or Jumaa, last week on the Quad at SF State. Fridays are a day or community prayer for Muslims. They

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19 Nov 2013

EROS hosts 5th annual Sexuality Career Fair

[set_id=72157637861718245] Educational & Referral Organization for Sexuality (EROS), and Associated Students, Inc. hosted its fifth annual Sexuality Career Fair yesterday to give students an opportunity to learn about careers in

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19 Nov 2013

SF State head athletic trainer takes pride in recovered players

In 2007, SF State Head Athletic Trainer Bryce Schussel helped former SF State basketball player David Van Someren return from a torn ACL that cost him most of the 2006-2007

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19 Nov 2013

SF State mourns death of long-time journalism lecturer

Raul Ramirez, an award-winning journalist and longtime SF State lecturer, died of cancer Friday at his Berkeley home. Ramirez, 67, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in late July. Ramirez taught journalism at

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19 Nov 2013

Unpaid interns should have right to sue for sexual harassment

If a student working as an unpaid intern is sexually harassed in his or her workplace, is he or she protected by labor laws? Not unless you live in Oregon.

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