19 Oct 2018

Creative writing professor readies debut book, tells story on becoming a writer

Walking down the hall in a red trench coat, professor Chai makes her way down to her office. In the typical San Francisco weather, where the air is moist and

17 Oct 2018

Smooth sounds abound at Treasure Island Music Festival

Rosy sunsets, good food and a wealth of diverse music set the tone right at this year’s Treasure Island Music Festival. After taking a year off, the festival made its

10 Oct 2018

Community praises the life of Dawn Mabalon

Family, friends, colleagues and mentees gathered in the Annex 1 building of SF State to honor the beautiful life of Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. The celebration that took place on

02 Oct 2018

Lauryn Hill celebrates the 20th anniversary of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill;” Review

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and with that massive milestone, Ms. Lauryn Hill found it only right to go on tour to celebrate the gem of

18 Sep 2018

Rolling Loud takes on the Bay Area

The all-around hyphy nature the Bay Area is known for returned to the Oakland Coliseum for the third annual Rolling Loud Festival. The festival drew in a powerhouse of names

29 Aug 2018

Longtime photo editor leaves El Tecolote

Jiménez has helped mentor many aspiring Latino journalist within the SF State community. In the 10 years at El Tecolote, Jiménez was given the chance to give the voiceless in the Mission District a voice.

09 May 2018

Childish Gambino’s chilling new music video addresses gun violence

Ah, what a time to be alive. Childish Gambino just released two new singles this past Saturday and the internet went wild, as they should. Donald Glover, also known as his alter ego Childish

02 May 2018

“Hair” brings in sold out crowd opening night

Tie-dye and vintage costumes graced the hallways of the Creative Arts building in honor of “Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Music,” an SF State musical production directed by Laura

18 Apr 2018

I won’t be able to buy a home in my beloved Bay Area

Born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay, the Bay Area holds a very special place in my heart. My parents immigrated from Mexico to San Francisco for

18 Apr 2018

Student costume designer prepares for production

Fabric is plastered all over the walls of Room 122 in the Creative Arts building, alive and vibrant. Rachel Herscher is seen scurrying around the room, picking up clothes and accessories

09 Mar 2018

The Fringe: short stories written and directed by students

The anticipation inside Room 104 of the creative arts building was at an all-time high. Actors in costumes and directos all scurry around the room putting final touches to their

28 Feb 2018

My best friend is a Dreamer

The cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program left many angry and disgusted by Donald Trump for his senseless acts. Many people went on social media to

27 Feb 2018

Diversity in the Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble brings students closer to home

Loud chatter turned into soft murmurs as the professor walked in. The students gathered their instruments and prepared their voices for a three-hour practice which many would find excessive, but

14 Feb 2018

Rappers ditch lean to bring awareness

Codeine, also known as lean, has been sensationalized by the rap community making it popular with college students. An SF State student, who would like to remain anonymous, said the

07 Feb 2018

13 sections of music courses have been cancelled at SF State

Music students are scrambling at the last minute to find available classes with open seats to fulfill their graduation requirements. The music department sent out an email on Jan. 26

31 Jan 2018

Oscars finally diverse after 89 years

As actor Tiffany Haddish reads the list of nominees for Best Director for the 2018 Academy Awards out loud, I can’t help but think ‘Maybe this year will be the