Not My President

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]  There is no question that politics and ideas concerning our new president have been the main topic of conversation of millions of Americans. You hear the opinions of people in your classes, overhear it during your commute to school or work, on social media, and even during award shows. The November election was the first presidential election in which millennials made up the same proportion of the U.S. voting-age population as the baby boomers according to an analysis of U.S. census data from the Pew...

The Summer of Love: How San Francisco is Recognizing the Iconic Movement

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]Visitors peer in on colorful artifacts and psychedelic motifs, some stop to take selfies in a light show room where multi-colored waves splash against the walls, and some are dressed in their own throwback clothes, wearing colorful dresses and sky-high platforms. The “Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll” exhibit at the De Young museum brings the past to the present with its display of the era’s most memorable works of art, music, fashion, and everything else in between. Fifty years ago hundreds...

What In Tarnation: The Makings of a Play

In a large, nearly empty room, with dark aging wood covering the floors and walls, Jeff Bedillion sits with his two friends, but moreso his business partners as he says. “It’s all difficult.” says Bedillion. His friends, Bobby Lopez and Renato Robles echo the words, nodding in agreement. Each laugh as they think about the difficulties involved in making a play come to life. “Everyday is filled with obstacles to overcome,” Bedillion explains. “But when it comes to revision, like when I’m pacing backstage listening to the words on stage...

Magical Activism: Providing Protection Against the Trump Administration

In the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, two fliers went up by two different people to start the same club on SFSU. Satanist, Shea Bile and Occultist, Jacob McAdam had one goal in mind: to start an organization that allowed their own beliefs to mix with others and further their abilities at practicing magic and furthering their spirituality. Thirty-one-year-old Bile messaged twenty-six-year-old McAdam suggesting that the two should converge, in which they did. During the same time, the Internet was conversing over the idea of witches around the world...

The Life of Living Aboard

The boat community are a group of people who are invested in the lifestyle of ashore living. As the rent prices increase throughout the bay area, SFSU students are taking alternative measure to find affordable living.

The Fight Against Marijuana In The Sunset District

Tensions ran high as controversies surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana use reached a tipping point at a public meeting hosted by Floyd Huen, husband of former Oakland mayor Jean Quan. Huen began his plight for a Medical Cannabis Dispensary, or MCD, in the Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco last February and has since been met with conflict. Huen, who was representing his wife at the public meeting, was forced to leave due to the outraged residents advocating against dispensaries. Over two hundred neighborhood and community activists came to oppose...

President of Eco Life Club

Marc Hernandez is president of the Eco Life club at San Francisco State University. Marc is currently a junior and his major is mechanical engineering. Every Thursday night, Marc is in Mary Park Lounge running the Eco Life meetings. The club plans off-campus and on-campus events, such as beach clean- ups, habitat restoration, planting flowers, and tending to the San Francisco State vegetable garden. “I don’t think anyone knows this garden is here,” Marc said as he walked around the garden on Mar. 30, 2017. “The vegetables are here for...

San Francisco Meets Up

One by one they arrive joining the circle of crisscrossed seated strangers in the middle of Hellman Hollow at Golden Gate Park. They introduce themselves, “Hi my name is Tyler,” “Hi I’m Sophie, “Hey guys, my name is Jeremy.” It’s early noon while event host Arthur Bahr finishes setting up the activities for today’s Picnic & Games MeetUp and more people trickle in as everyone else continues small talk, evaluating potential friendships and their Corn Hole partner for the day. MeetUp, while not as commonly known or talked about as...

Comic Books: Visual Storytelling’s New Home at SF State

It all started with his first word - Batman. Although the idea had always been with him, he never thought of making a living out of it. The thought of combining one of his biggest interests and academia seemed impossible, a concept to be ridiculed among scholars. He played with the thought. And then he dared. Nick Sousanis created two new classes for San Francisco State University this semester, both of which focus on comic books. The first class, called Comics and Culture, is described as an “introduction to the...

The Muni Diaries: When Art Imitates Life

“I have seen some shit on Muni,” he pauses as they begin to clap. “Like, I have seen some literal poo on Muni.” The room echoes with laughter, and it’s almost as if the temperature rises as the audience howls. Many share agreeable stares with neighboring show-goers in the midst of their chuckles and some raise their drinks toward Baruch Porras-Hernandez on stage. They are everyday San Franciscans and Muni users that resonate with the cathartic transit-riding stories being shared with them at the 17th bi-annual Muni Diaries Live (MDL)...

The Alternative Proms of 924 Gilman

A night filled with dancing, laughter, and high school memories, but also includes stress and the occasional tear comes from the society pressures of wanting to have the perfect prom night. The 924 Gilman community center holds a large variety of shows open to the public every weekend, and last April they held their very first Queer Prom and fifth annual Punk Rock Prom as alternatives to the traditional high school dance. Tuesday Paine, along with her partner Mari Campos, were able to organize their Queer Prom in only around...