26 Dec 2011

Tuition increase anger being misdirected

Nine seems to be the magic number for next year’s 2012-2013 academic budget. A nine percent tuition increase was passed 9-6, with nine of 24 trustees missing from the meeting.

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24 Dec 2011

Consider small businesses when it comes to Christmas spending

Ten people were severely pepper sprayed last month. No, they were not the UC Davis students who were defending their right to protest, but shoppers at Walmart buying discounted Xbox

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23 Dec 2011

Students seek the best places to study during finals week

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Paper is strewn about, everyone loses sleep over how prepared they are and fingers get tired from endless Internet searches. No, it’s

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22 Dec 2011

Forkin' Frisco: A guide for Financial District food finders

Forkin’ Financial District Unless your daily outfit consists of a suit and tie and you work a job that has you dodging accusations of being part of the 1%, chances

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21 Dec 2011

Occupy SFSU camp shut down after overnight dispersal warning

The Occupy SFSU encampment has been cleared from Malcolm X Plaza after an immediate dispersal order was given by the university early this morning. The order came from the University

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16 Dec 2011

Youth advocate John Burton celebrates his birthday at SF State

One of California’s most notable advocates for foster youth will celebrate his birthday at SF State Friday, and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is invited.  But rather than champagne schmoozing

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14 Dec 2011

VIDEO: Lalo Gonzalez occupies SF State

In recent months, as the Occupy movement spread across the nation and world, thousands of people have become supporters or participants of protests and marches against corporate greed. SF State

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14 Dec 2011

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Easther Oh delivers classic piano performance to SF State

As the lights in Knuth Hall at SF State dim, the audience erupts in cheers as Easther Oh takes the stage with a beaming smile and a brief bow.  As the

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14 Dec 2011

VIDEO: SF State student Josh Ornelas moves through finals

Josh Ornelas is ready to graduate – in fact, he already has jobs lined up for his post-university life – but like the rest of us, he has to deal

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14 Dec 2011

VIDEO: SF State student balances hitting the books and fighting around the world

Any college student knows how hard it is to juggle school and work, not to mention trying to maintain a social life. But when your job involves daily training and

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14 Dec 2011

SF State's Fashion Network Association hosts winter runway show

Diversity was on display at the Fashion Network Association’s winter runway show, which showcased collections and designs from SF State’s apparel design and merchandising students. Over 30 student designers presented

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13 Dec 2011

PHOTOS: Father, husband, fighter, coach— Nick Bellomo

Photos by Nelson Estrada Nick Bellomo is a father and fighter. This story is a glimpse into his life. Bellomo has been practicing muay Thai for several years. He met

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13 Dec 2011

Trust a dominating force in BDSM relationships

Trust is the foundation of any relationship, especially one that involve whips, handcuffs and choking. BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism. It is

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13 Dec 2011

Mutiny Radio Café creates hybrid dining and listening experience

People are sitting around tables chatting, coffee is being ordered at the counter and music is being played over the loudspeakers. But the Mutiny Radio Café is more than just

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13 Dec 2011

SF State wrestlers fight to keep weight down while on break from school

While most students relax and devour their favorite holiday meals during Christmas break, the SF State men’s wrestling team will work hard to maintain their weight and avoid sweets. The

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13 Dec 2011

Bus Rapid Transit construction delayed again

San Francisco public transit has hit yet another snag in the road. Originally planned for 2004 and again in 2006, a Bus Rapid Transit system would have brought a high speed

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13 Dec 2011

San Francisco tenants' rights protect renters from bad landlords

Carolina Portella, a 20-year-old student at the Academy of Art University, moved from Palo Alto into what seemed like a perfect situation: a cheap room in the Mission district with

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13 Dec 2011

CSU budget cut by another $100 million

Gov. Jerry Brown announced that the California State University budget would be cut by an additional $100 million in a press conference earlier today. The new cut is a result

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13 Dec 2011

SF State hosts memorial service for late professor

Red drapes line the stage walls, where about 50 current members of the SF State wind ensemble sit on stage, instruments poised, their heads turned away from their sheet music

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13 Dec 2011

San Francisco charities need help year round, not just during the holidays

It’s usually about the last week of November that the spirit of the holidays starts to take hold. Twinkling lights line windows, bows wrap around the trees along Market Street

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12 Dec 2011

PHOTOS: Occupy movement attempts to shut down Port of Oakland

Supporters of the Occupy movement gathered at the West Oakland BART station at 5 a.m. today as part of a coordinated effort to shut down all major ports along the

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12 Dec 2011

Occupy movement set to shut down Port of Oakland

Occupy demonstrators are attempting to shut down every major port along the West Coast this morning, including the Port of Oakland. Protesters are hoping to make a statement and cause

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12 Dec 2011

Naked Santas attempt to break world record in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city with a penchant for public nudity. So, with the holidays coming up, what could be truer to its culture than to make history counting Santas

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11 Dec 2011

SF State gospel choir hosts end-of-semester concert at Yoshi's jazz club

The Fillmore district is known for giving San Francisco a bit of soul. But the night of Dec. 9 it got a taste of its own medicine. That’s because SF

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11 Dec 2011

Letter to the editor: SF State English Department addresses President Robert A. Corrigan

An Open Letter to Robert Corrigan, President of San Francisco State University We, the undersigned faculty of the Department of English at San Francisco State University, are greatly disturbed at

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11 Dec 2011

VIDEO: Occupy SFSU camp keeps stocked pantry

Bags of rice, sacks of beans and cans of tomatoes. While this may sound like the contents of anyone’s pantry, these are only some of the groceries in the well-stocked

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10 Dec 2011

SF State women's basketball falls to Grand Canyon in tournament championship game

Despite a strong fight and an offensive rally in the last four minutes, the SF State women’s basketball team fell short in Saturday’s game against the Grand Canyon Antelopes. The

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10 Dec 2011

Responding to the Occupy movement: A cop's side of the story

Every day, Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Vales wakes up and puts on his uniform. Though his son left May 1st to serve in the United States Army, Vales stops briefly in

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09 Dec 2011

SF State students find ways to maneuver around loans

Going to college has never been scarier, but it’s not that hard to please professors or the endless amounts of reading that’s making students squeamish, it’s carrying a huge financial

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09 Dec 2011

High-speed train connecting San Francisco to Los Angeles a long way from finished

San Francisco is known for its robust and accessible public transportation. A big upgrade is on the horizon in the form of a high-speed rail that will connect the city

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09 Dec 2011

Social media should not replace traditional news outlets

My first encounter with a news publication going under was in my hometown of Hollister, Calif. In the year that I was there, the already small staff of four that

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09 Dec 2011

VIDEO: A day in the life of visually impaired SF State music major Kurt Scott

By Nelson Estrada Living with glaucoma has been a challenge for Kurt Scott, a SF State music major. His vision has been degenerating since he found out about his glaucoma

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09 Dec 2011

Occupy SFSU still undecided on camping over winter break

Occupy SFSUcontinues to camp out at the Malcolm X Plaza in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. They are hoping to bring awareness to the ongoing issues within the

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09 Dec 2011

Dr. Edwin Kruth's memorial service held at SF State

If students are willing to come back to school decades after they have graduated to honor a teacher, there must have been something special about the man. And there was.

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08 Dec 2011

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Twenty-four hours with Occupy SFSU

After the Dec. 1 rally and march at SF State against the nine percent tuition increase and budget cut on the CSU and UC systems, the Occupy SFSU protestors set

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08 Dec 2011

Abstinence an option for some SF State students

Five years after they started dating in their senior year of high school, SF State graduate student Alyssa Palfreyman had sex with her husband Sam for the first time. Waiting

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