30 Nov 2012

Immigration reform headed toward fruition

The issue of immigration and how to address the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants who currently reside in the U.S. has always been politically contentious, but recent shifts in demographics

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30 Nov 2012

Bay Area storm leaves roughly 5,100 residents without power

An estimated 5,100 residents are currently without power in the Bay Area as of in result of this morning’s storm, according to an email from Fiona Chan, PG&E’s spokeswoman. Chan

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29 Nov 2012

Gradspring offers job hunting website for recent college graduates

College graduates have come to understand the stress and competitiveness of the job market all too well, and bridging the gap between college grads and companies has become a job

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29 Nov 2012

Graduate student Gina de Vries sparks queer activism through writing

In a tiny bedroom full of books and trimmed with pink Christmas lights, writer and activist Gina de Vries’ experience melds with her talent for fiction. While much of de

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29 Nov 2012

Students, advocates work for immigration policy reform

Students and immigrant rights organizations plan to capitalize on the momentum from the 2012 election in which Latino voters favored Barack Obama over Mitt Romney 3-1. Lawmakers are beginning to

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28 Nov 2012

Muni to launch new line for 5-Fulton during spring

After a long day of school, business major Justin Helzberg wants to get home so he can kick off his shoes, doze off for an hour and catch up on

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28 Nov 2012

Streetscape project aims to improve pedestrian safety on 19th Avenue

One of San Francisco’s busiest roads is undergoing a green transformation in hopes of improving safety. “Nineteenth Avenue is one of the most dangerous streets in the city,” Rachel Gordon,

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28 Nov 2012

Lecturer revives history of baseball class

The smell of freshly cut grass, the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd as the ball flies over the outfield fences are all familiar to baseball aficionados,

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28 Nov 2012

PHOTOS: Harvey Milk, George Moscone celebrated at City Hall

Yesterday marked the 34th anniversary of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone’s death. Among the crowd that flocked to City Hall to commemorate the assassinations of Milk and Moscone

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28 Nov 2012

Students partake in yoga to relieve end-of-semester stress

Deep breathing, a long stretch and a well-earned “namaste” can do wonders for a person’s mental outlook. With finals looming, some SF State students have found a way to relieve

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27 Nov 2012

TIMELINE: 'New Myspace' may jumpstart social network's revival

If you ever had a Myspace account, then you must remember the prestigious spot of being placed in the top eight of your best friend, spouse or family member. You

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27 Nov 2012

Philosophy professor Bas van Fraassen earns Hempel Lifetime Achievement Award

For some scholars, receiving a lifetime achievement award means the hard work is over. But not for philosophy professor Bas van Fraassen. “(I) don’t plan to take it as saying that now

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27 Nov 2012

Freshmen opt for romantic relationships rather than hookups

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

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27 Nov 2012

Study abroad programs now include Israel after nearly 10 years

After almost a decade of being suspended, the Office of International Programs has opened up the opportunity to study in Israel despite recent violence in the Gaza Strip. The current semester

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27 Nov 2012

Ceramic Guild sells handcrafted pieces for holiday sale

Christmas music fills up Room 192 of the Fine Arts Building, which is filled with carefully placed bowls, mugs and plates with a kaleidoscope of colors. The Ceramic Guild started

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27 Nov 2012

VIDEO: SF State takes on romantic tragedy 'Lorenzaccio'

The stage of SF State’s Little Theatre is an arena of manufactured shadows. Giant mirror-plated pillars surround the stage and can be rotated on command to bounce the ominous lighting

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27 Nov 2012

Campus crime update: A bathroom bandit, a bookstore thief and a stolen vehicle

Urine? You’re out! Officers observed a women’s restroom window that someone had attempted to open in the Gymnasium Nov. 22. After some serious investigating, it was determined that access was

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24 Nov 2012

PHOTOS: United Black Student Unions of California host northern region conference

The United Black Student Unions of California Northern Region Conference hosted 250 students at SF State. Highlights included a welcome by Dr. Kenneth Monteiro, who is dean of the College

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20 Nov 2012

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The

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20 Nov 2012

TechSF to prepare SF residents, students for technology, IT fields

San Franciscans majoring in technology and IT fields at SF State have new reason to be hopeful that they will avoid joining others in the unemployment line. Through a grant

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19 Nov 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center creates interactive fun with 'Come Out & Play' exhibition

From hopscotch to art gallery heists, the SOMArts Cultural Center has been transformed into a place for unique play experiences. With games inspired by everything from parkour to women of

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18 Nov 2012

The Ins & Outs: Health care takes monumental step by covering sex reassignment surgery

Being unhappy with your appearance is hard enough to handle. The struggle to lose the extra pounds, appear taller and get the perfect haircut can psychologically weigh on a person’s soul.

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17 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Lingerie enhances intimacy, seduction

Shopping for lingerie can be daunting, but don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. Lingerie is not only an important staple in a woman’s life, but in her

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15 Nov 2012

Students rally against consolidation of CCSF diversity departments

City College of San Francisco held a rally today to protest the consolidation of their diversity departments that would eliminate classes, jobs and opportunities. The Occupy SFSU‘s Ad Hoc Solidarity

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15 Nov 2012

How the perfect haircut gets the girls

If you’re anything like me, a 21-year-old male college student, you have a lot on your mind. There are classes to attend, tests to study for and part-time jobs to

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15 Nov 2012

Delayed fee votes prove student activism matters

This past week has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to the CSU’s budget. Students scored a monumental victory with the passage of Proposition 30, as California

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14 Nov 2012

Incoming CSU chancellor requests 10 percent pay cut from Board of Trustees

In a surprise move today, incoming CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, requested that the CSU Board of Trustees reduce his state-funded salary by 10 percent. “Despite the passage of Proposition 30,

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14 Nov 2012

Career center staff decreases may result in reduced student services

The Student Involvement and Career Center at SF State had nine staff members and one manager in 2008. Four years later, only one counselor remains to assist more than 30,000

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14 Nov 2012

Prop. 30 to benefit students with tuition rollback, rebate

As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night. “Prop. 30 was a ‘pass

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14 Nov 2012

CSU Board of Trustees delays proposed fee votes

The California State University Board of Trustees has shelved the controversial fee vote which was set to take place Nov. 14 in the wake of the passage of Proposition 30.

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13 Nov 2012

VIDEO: Faculty and staff strike up lively competition at monthly bowling league

It requires a strong wrist, careful footing and precise aim to bombard a set of 10 blocks of maple wood with a 16-pound sphere to obtain a strike. Once a

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13 Nov 2012

'Ocha Zanmai' conference fosters awareness of Japanese, Korean tea ceremonies

Living in a world with stressors and constantly moving from point A to point B, some people choose to immerse themselves in enjoying a cup of tea with friends. Some of

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13 Nov 2012

"Hot & Heavy" book launch spotlights fatphobia issue

Bold, bubbly and unabashed, Virgie Tovar is on a mission to transform the meaning of the F-word most weighed down in negative societal assumptions — fat. A sexologist, activist, coach,

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13 Nov 2012

Newly launched Wheelz offers car-sharing services to students

Urban drivers have an innovative new option to rent vehicles in San Francisco — even a ride that might be just next door. After success at several universities throughout the

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13 Nov 2012

Campus crime update: a lonely knife, a bridge troll and a fashionable car thief

Sharp Things Nov. 9 there was a report of a knife left unattended at the J. Paul Leonard Library. Officers responded and took possession of the knife and marked it

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11 Nov 2012

SF State Black Student Union extends support to local high school students

As a way to continue its legacy of community outreach, the SF State Black Student Union will be hosting 250 BSU students from Northern California high schools on campus Nov.

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