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Students aim to create an app to find your Friday night plans

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

Randy Tovar and his business partner Jimmy Felix came up with their App “Spots” in October of last year, during their first semester of college at SF State. And the 19 year olds have just recently gotten the legal rights for...

Putting tidal waves into crunchable data

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

The San Francisco Bay has powerful, silent tidal currents that influence all objects it comes in contact with. And Boriana “Bobbie” Viljoen has observed first hand the horrors of people being swept away by this invisible...

Grad student combines tech and design to benefit people

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

Trevor Myers, a 31-year-old graduate design industry student, has just registered his start-up business: Small Mouth Design. “Because I have a small mouth,” Myers said. “It’s a family thing. I mumble a bit.” With his ...

Professor creates a space for student inventions

Haley Brucato

May 21, 2014

Mark Ciotola remembers where it all began: as a young boy when he created his own ice cream flavor with a 15 cent licensing fee to his friends. Since those days, the SF State Design Industry lecturer has worked on several start-ups,...

Track team finished fifth in conference final

Haley Brucato

May 7, 2014

Maya Cabiness started out her season with a serious injury and just recently was able to return after some time away. She only competed in half of the meets her teammates have in this outdoor season. “My foot injury has happened befo...

Track team eyes top place finish in conference championships

Haley Brucato

May 1, 2014

For Michelle Chung, sophomore discus and hammer thrower, things got a little strange at practice last week when she forgot how to throw. “I took a week off because something got a little weird...I don’t know what happened. I...

Wrestling runs through SF State’s siblings’ blood

Haley Brucato

April 10, 2014

Like all brothers, Zach and Isaiah Jimenez fight from time to time. But unlike most, they battle it out on a wrestling mat. Zach, a senior at SF State, has wrestled alongside his brother his entire career. But this year has be...

Beyond psychology: professor coached Judo at Olympic level

Haley Brucato

March 30, 2014

David Matsumoto wasn’t interested in the sport of Judo when he first started at seven years old. But being the youngest of three boys, he was expected to follow in their footsteps when his time came. “In fact, I hated it for a number...

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