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Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography

Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography

Ian Firstenberg
December 3, 2017
Filed under Life

In creative arts, talent alone is rarely enough to achieve success. With any heralded dancer, actor or musician, there’s always a grinding component of hard work that constantly bubbles beneath the surface. Mark Davis, an assistant professor in musical theatre and studio voice, knows this combination w...

Vista Room – The journey of the taste palette

Vista Room – The journey of the taste palette

Garrick Wong
October 19, 2016
Filed under Multimedia

[slideshow_deploy id='73838'] For food lovers, the Vista Room is the mother lode of all things culinary at SF State. Located in Burk Hall room 401, the functioning lab class offers hungry patrons the chance to taste hand-crafted culinary creations ranging from Frisee Salad with Duck Confit, to...

The Vista Room welcomes semester with new menu offerings

The Vista Room welcomes semester with new menu offerings

Victor Verdugo
September 12, 2016
Filed under Life

Chef Tim Shaw introduced his new students to the kitchen of SF State’s fine dining restaurant by demonstrating how to prepare and plate the first dishes of the semester — an eggplant parmigiana and a rosemary tri-tip “California” dip. “I tell them on the first day of class that I want to know t...

Music majors move beyond jazz and classical music

Music majors move beyond jazz and classical music

Kelsey Matzen
September 9, 2016
Filed under Life

As 23-year-old Ryan Tipton sits outside Burk Hall, he treats students walking to class to a deconstructed, acoustic version of Odeza’s popular electronic song “Say My Name,” on his guitar. Though Tipton plays eight other instruments, he has played guitar for nine years and admits that it’s t...

Student designs emerge from the studio

Student designs emerge from the studio

Emily Chavous
April 26, 2016
Filed under Life

After three intensive months holed up in the apparel design lab in Burk Hall, the ensembles made by junior and senior students will grace the catwalk at “Runway 2016: Emerge” this Thursday, April 28. While many of the designers had finished their final stitches by Monday, some were still sewi...

Fashion students redesign bookstore duds

Fashion students redesign bookstore duds

Emily Chavous
April 19, 2016
Filed under Life

A jumble of mannequins and measuring tape provides the backdrop for apparel design student Becky Tu as she pins the sleeve on an upcycled ’90s-inspired bomber jacket. Its waterproof shell is made with a deconstructed umbrella. Tu, 27, has been pinning and patterning, pulling 12-hour workdays with...

Student designers reveal concepts for their spring runway collections

Student designers reveal concepts for their spring runway collections

Emily Chavous
February 16, 2016
Filed under Life

On the fourth floor of Burk Hall, scissors are snipping, sewing machines are whirring, and naked, faceless dress forms are looming in the background as senior designers begin to bring their clothing concepts to life. Ruler in hand, apparel design and merchandising student Wei Kong maps out the pat...

UPD seeks suspects in armed robbery

Linda Karlsson
November 4, 2015
Filed under News

University police are searching to identify three suspects who reportedly robbed and beat a woman on campus Nov. 1, according to Jonathan Morales, director of news and news media at SF State. “(The University Police Department) will utilize all of the tools it has available in order to identify...

Gators look to take a chomp out of eSports scene

Gators look to take a chomp out of eSports scene

Tyler Lehman
October 27, 2015
Filed under Sports

Members of the SF State League of Legends club are preparing to get their minds focused and mouses clicking for a major upcoming League of Legends collegiate competition. The Gators will be competing in the League of Legends North American Collegiate Championship, a single elimination gauntlet that...

Grandmaster instructor kicks cancer with help from Taekwondo

Grandmaster instructor kicks cancer with help from Taekwondo

Carlos Guerrero
October 27, 2015
Filed under Sports

About a dozen students dressed in white martial arts robes and colored belts made their way down into the basement of Burk Hall. Before stepping onto the blue mat, they bowed in respect to their instructor and the class begins. Grandmaster Bill Dewart, an eighth-degree black belt who has been...

New changes breathe life into vista room

New changes breathe life into vista room

Moby Howeidy
September 23, 2015
Filed under News

Andrew Mason steadily diced cucumbers and red peppers, as America's 1972 hit song "A Horse with No Name" softly filled the Vista Room kitchen. A large plastic vat of bright red watermelon puree sat next to him, waiting to be mixed with the vegetables he spent most his morning cutting for that day's special:...

SF State rallies around greener campuses during state-wide conference

SF State rallies around greener campuses during state-wide conference

Darcy Fracolli
July 26, 2015
Filed under News

[slideshow_deploy id='66862'] The largest-ever California Higher Education Sustainability Conference emphasized the urgent need for sustainability on college campuses July 20-24 at SF State. This year was the first time SF State hosted CHESC, with attendance being the highest in the conference's...

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