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Filipino community celebrates mural anniversary at SF State

Filipino community celebrates mural anniversary at SF State

Jamie Balaoro
April 3, 2013
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Students and members of the Filipino community of San Francisco celebrated the 10th anniversary of SF State’s Filipino Community mural on Tuesday, April 2 at Jack Adams Hall. About 100 people took part in the celebration which consisted of food, music and dance performances. Guest speakers from the Filipino community shared their knowledge of the mural and its...

Israeli Apartheid Week demonstrations draw mixed reactions at SF State

Israeli Apartheid Week demonstrations draw mixed reactions at SF State

Ellie Loarca
March 6, 2013
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Two walls stood as a blockade to the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza. Students were asked to show their SF State identification before passing through to the Cesar Chavez Student Center to convey the eerie feeling of a borderland territory. This demonstration was brought about by Israeli Apartheid Week organized by the General Union of Palestinian Students S...

Down and Outlaws fires off rock roots in new EP

Down and Outlaws fires off rock roots in new EP

Adrian Rodriguez
March 6, 2013
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A common love for Bulleit Bourbon and a shared idolization of David Bowie united members of Down and Outlaws on a smoke-screened journey toward raw, bluesy rockstardom. On a summer night in 2012 at the SUB-Mission Art Gallery, the gritty stylings of Down and Outlaws entranced a live audience for the first time. H...

President Wong's Harlem Shake appearance makes impression on SF State

President Wong's Harlem Shake appearance makes impression on SF State

Lovelie Faustino
February 27, 2013
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A crowd of SF State administration and students adorned in colorful costumes stood in a circle cheering for President Leslie E. Wong, Feb. 22, as he danced at the center of Malcolm X Plaza. Seconds later, the beat of the music dropped and the SF State student body swarmed Wong, dancing in excitement ...

Restrictive dieters split on campus food options

Restrictive dieters split on campus food options

Holly Nall
February 15, 2013
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SF State serves up a variety of dining options, but for students who are on restrictive diets, grabbing a meal on campus can be a challenge. Not to be confused with “fad diets," the short-term weight loss plans which enjoy fleeting popularity, restrictive diets are usually a long-term or even l...

Makers Market Fair fosters handcrafted creations by local artists

Makers Market Fair fosters handcrafted creations by local artists

Michele Bird
December 6, 2012
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Colorful artwork and creative handmade pieces filled the halls of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery Dec. 5 for the kick off of the Makers Market Fair. Local and independent artists gathered in hopes of promoting local community art and handmade crafts. The fair featured dozens of vendors and bo...

City attorney questions safety of Monster Energy Drinks

City attorney questions safety of Monster Energy Drinks

Noemy Mena
December 4, 2012
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Some say they’ll give you wings, others claim they’ll unleash the beast, but certain city officials claim they’re downright dangerous. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is challenging claims that Monster Energy Drink has safe levels of caffeine for its customers. Herrera is requesting that Monster provide evidence tha...

Bears! Bears! Bears! packs flurry of emotions in first full-length album

Bears! Bears! Bears! packs flurry of emotions in first full-length album

Kirstie Haruta
December 4, 2012
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After an arduous recording process, the band Bears! Bears! Bears! is finally ready to deliver its new album full of danceable doom and gloom. Self-described as “the Bay Area’s most depressing party band,” Bears! Bears! Bears! fell naturally into music that moves crowds emotionally through lyri...

Freshmen opt for romantic relationships rather than hookups

Freshmen opt for romantic relationships rather than hookups

Erin Dage
November 27, 2012
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A recently published study has revealed that hookups – noncommittal sexual forays – might not be as prevalent in a woman’s first year of college as is commonly thought. The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine study was published in the “Journal of Adolescent H...

"Fluorescent Virgins" exhibit illuminates local artists' work for Dia de los Muertos

"Fluorescent Virgins" exhibit illuminates local artists' work for Dia de los Muertos

Bryan Vo
October 30, 2012
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In a dimly lit gallery, images of the Virgin Mary with hands folded in prayer glow through lightbox displays of blinking fluorescent colors. Arranged on ceremonial altars dedicated to the dead, the components of the displays vary, but each reflects the artist’s personality and the lives of loved one...

Giants crush Tigers in 2-0 win for World Series two-game edge

Giants crush Tigers in 2-0 win for World Series two-game edge

Caitlin Byrne
October 25, 2012
Filed under News, Sports

Fans decked out in orange and black filled AT&T Park to cheer on the Giants as they won game two of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers 2-0. At SF State, things were far from rowdy at the Lower Conference Level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, which had more empty seats compared to the Wednesday World Se...

Pablo Sandoval hits 3 homers as Giants win game one of World Series

Pablo Sandoval hits 3 homers as Giants win game one of World Series

Caitlin Byrne
October 24, 2012
Filed under News, Sports

Orange towels waved violently in the air as the Giants inched inning by inning to a 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in game one of the World Series. It was an unexpected show by the Tigers' pitching staff, as their ace Justin Verlander struggled to keep the Giants' bats quiet. On the flip side Barry Zito kept the Tigers off their game, only allowin...

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