06 May 2018

Mexican for a day

Cinco de Mayo is a highly anticipated day that is celebrated among Americans all across the U.S. Despite the holiday’s popularity, however, some feel it fails to truly embody the

04 Oct 2017

Hispanic: A label given to me by my Spanish oppressors

The use of the terms Hispanic, Latina and Latino are becoming altered in today’s society because of their historical meanings and new gender identifications. Hispanic is a term that refers

11 Sep 2017

Representing roots through storytelling

In honor of September being Hispanic Heritage Month, assistant BECA professor at SF State is producing two documentaries about immigrants in collaboration with the San Francisco Giants. “The Giants are

05 Oct 2016

Latino enrollment rises, graduation rates lag behind

Latinos, Chicanos and Mexican Americans comprise the largest ethnic group on the SF State campus. Combined, they make up nearly one-third of the student population. The majority of universities and

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