30 Nov 2016

Every day should be Transgender Day of Remembrance

November is Transgender Awareness Month and it’s always thoughtfully capped off with Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes trans people who have lost their lives to violence. I know I

09 Nov 2016

Voting Third party is a waste

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos ” align=”alignnone” width=”465″][/media-credit] Does anyone remember the name John Hagelin? Or what about Monica Moorehead or David McReynolds? Do the names Howard Phillips, Harry Browne and

26 Oct 2016

‘Modern Family’ plays lip service to social progress

“Modern Family,” now in its eighth season, has the baffling ability to be simultaneously progressive and outdated. For a TV show that boasts both a gay couple and an interracial

21 Oct 2016

LGBT History Month forgets own history

When you visit the LGBT History Month’s website, you’re presented with a list of 31 famous members of the community, one for each day of the month. These icons, as

11 Oct 2016

Kid Cudi’s post about depression reveals society’s failure to treat mental illness

[media-credit name=”Screenshot of Facebook post by Kid Cudi” align=”alignnone” width=”577″][/media-credit] Trigger warning: this story contains potentially distressing material and language about depression, suicidal thinking and trauma. Last week, rapper Kid

06 Oct 2016

SF State student found dead near campus

An SF State student was found dead near Stonestown Galleria on Wednesday, according to a statement released by President Leslie E. Wong. A police investigation is underway in the death

06 Sep 2016

“(Re)Assignment” film makes a mockery out of trans bodies

For a while now, I’ve been eager to share my disappointment with the lack of authentic transgender representation in TV and film. I’ve felt that watching shows and movies that

27 Aug 2016

“Freshman 15” sets a dangerous standard

[media-credit name=”Photo illustration by George Morin” align=”alignnone” width=”406″][/media-credit] When I left my last final my first semester freshmen year, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

18 May 2016

How I learned to stop worrying and love being a super senior

Next week, thousands of SF State students will pack into AT&T Park, turn their tassels and graduate. Unfortunately, I will not be one of them, despite the fact that I’m

26 Apr 2016

The weather isn’t ‘bipolar,’ you’re just ableist

In the past few months the weather has been oscillating randomly from chilly sweater weather to summery heat. Just last Friday I woke up to dreary drizzle, and by the time

26 Apr 2016

Students and faculty break a sweat during annual 5K race

In the early morning hours, Malcolm X Plaza, usually desolate during the weekend, was energized by a modest but eager crowd dressed in purple and gold shirts, tight running shorts

11 Apr 2016

Financial analysis of SF State reveals no structural deficit

Eastern Michigan University accounting professor Howard Bunsis visited SF State Thursday, April 7 to examine the University’s uncertain financial situations, with special attention given to the Ethnic Studies funding controversy.

11 Apr 2016

Black Student Union condemns SF State, media over viral video

Members of the Black Student Union gathered in the quad Friday to read a statement supporting student Bonita Tindle and condemning SF State and the media for endangering Tindle. “We,

07 Apr 2016

General Union of Palestine Students storm meeting with Jerusalem mayor

[slideshow_deploy id=’71893′] “The Middle East, Israel in particular, have always been hot topics for this campus,” Assistant Director to San Francisco Hillel Rachel Nilson said before introducing Jerusalem mayor Nir

04 Apr 2016

Trans people need more than a day of mourning

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. If you weren’t aware, or didn’t even know that such a day existed, that’s understandable. It’s typical for trans people to be invisible, at

01 Apr 2016

CFA uses mock trial to explain upcoming strike

A jury of SF State students and faculty unanimously found Chancellor Timothy P. White guilty on all charges of his crimes against the California State University system during a mock

28 Mar 2016

Ethnic Studies controversy surfaces at town hall meeting

[slideshow_deploy id=’71308′] Students from the College of Ethnic Studies lined up to air their grievances with President Leslie E. Wong during a tense town hall meeting Monday. President Wong, who

15 Mar 2016

Students come together to raise money during SF State’s 117th anniversary

Heavy beats and the fragrant smell of grilled chicken wafted through Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday afternoon as students celebrated SF State’s 117th anniversary. The event was centered around SF State’s founding and

15 Mar 2016

Revolution Club calls for April student strike against mass incarceration

Halfway through a speaking event hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and the Revolution Club, main speaker D’andre Teeter proposed something radical to the attending students on Thursday. Teeter,

14 Mar 2016

Celebrity gender identities aren’t news

Following in the footsteps of sister Lana Wachowski, “Matrix” director Lilly Wachowski has come out as a transgender woman, but not entirely on her own terms. In a statement to the

08 Mar 2016

Clinic empowers the Mission District community with new mural and free healthcare

Before Yakira Teitel was a medical student at UC San Francisco, she was a muralist. When she started volunteering at Clínica Martín-Baró, she wanted to do something that combined her

07 Mar 2016

San Francisco startup launches “Uber for birth control”

For people living in the United States, obtaining birth control can be a complex and expensive process. A new San-Francisco-based app called Nurx launched last December and is offering a solution

03 Mar 2016

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco from 18 to 21 years old. The ordinance is scheduled to

01 Mar 2016

President Wong responds to Ethnic Studies students’ demands

President Leslie E. Wong responded to the list of demands from students and faculty of the College of Ethnic Studies Monday as promised in last Thursday’s meeting. In his statement, which

23 Feb 2016

Cis actors continue to take credit for trans rights

When I heard the news that a movie would be made based on the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, I was cautiously optimistic. When I heard that Eddie Redmayne,

12 Feb 2016

Muni train derails near SF State, causing delays

A Muni train carrying six passengers derailed Friday morning on 19th Avenue near SF State, leading to a temporary shutdown of the station. “No one was injured in the M

05 Feb 2016

SFMTA looks to community for feedback on 19th Avenue project

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency had its first public meeting of 2016 at the Seven Hills Conference Center to discuss the 19th Avenue/M Ocean View Project, which plans to realign the M-Ocean

03 Feb 2016

Spike in car thefts in SF State area results in heightened security

SF State and the surrounding community has seen a recent spike in both auto burglary and vehicle theft over the last two months. According to SF State’s crime, arrest and fire