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SF State Student to Play Basketball for Manny Pacquiao

Robbie Herndon, a basketball player for Manny Pacquao's team, stands in gymnasium in SF State Tuesday Feb, 3. Photo by Hyunha Kim

Danielle Parenteau

February 4, 2015

Robbie Herndon, a basketball player for Manny Pacquiao's team, stands in SF State's gymnasium Tuesday Feb, 3. Photo by Hyunha Kim SF State student Robbie Herndon is unofficially set to play for the team in the Philippines Basketball Association that is coached by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. ...

Giants’ World Series Trophy Tour to Stop at SF State

Danielle Parenteau

February 2, 2015

The trophies commemorating the San Francisco Giants' World Series victories in 2010, 2012, and 2014 will visit SF State on Wednesday as part of an ongoing tour. The Giants spent more than fifty seasons without winning Major League Baseball's top prize after moving to San Francisco from New York in ...

Gators hockey driven by passion despite struggles

Danielle Parenteau

December 20, 2014

The SF State Gators ice hockey team was born out of a passion for the sport. As one of the school's twelve club sports, it was organized last year by students who wanted to play so much they created a team themselves. The team plays Division Three hockey as one of five teams in the Pacific Col...

How to Prepare Gourmet, Healthy Meals on a College Budget

Danielle Parenteau

December 18, 2014

Eating healthy does not have to mean sacrificing flavor or paying a lot of money. Healthy meals can be flavorful and extremely cheap to prepare, as low as less than a few dollars. Good eating habits regularly fall victim to college students’ lack of time and money. It seems easier and cheaper to gra...

Attempts to Call Students to Climate Action Fall Short

Danielle Parenteau

November 3, 2014

Hundreds packed McKenna Theater earlier this month for the final day of Climate Action Week at SF State, drawn in by famed climate change activist Bill McKibben. However, many left after his speech when people were asked to join discussion groups, each led by a different environmental advocacy organiza...

Are you overly attached to technology?

Danielle Parenteau

October 29, 2014

The next time you are sitting in a classroom or stuck on an overcrowded Muni vehicle, silently cursing it for threatening to make you late to class yet again, take a look around. How many people are staring at a laptop or, more likely, a smartphone? Chances are, it will be several of them. Technolo...

SF voters asked whether to raise minimum wage to $15

Danielle Parenteau

October 27, 2014

An initiative to raise the San Francisco minimum wage to fifteen dollars per hour by 2018 and eventually make it dependent on inflation will be put to city voters during the November 4th election. The measure, which appears on the ballot as Proposition J, asks voters: “Shall the City gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by July 1, 2018 with furth...

We Have an Ethnic Studies Center?

Danielle Parenteau

October 23, 2014

The Ethnic Studies Student Resource and Empowerment Center bustles with chatter. A handful of student interns, packed into the small office, talk and laugh amongst themselves. One of the interns sits at the room's lone computer, which is planted on the room’s only desk. The walls exhibit art o...

Remembering 9/11

Danielle Parenteau

September 15, 2014

Certain moments in history are so monumental that most people will never forget where they were when it happened or when they heard the news. For this generation, 9/11 is that moment. I am sure I will always remember how I found out about 9/11. I had just recently started the fifth grade at C...

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