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News, The Snitch Internet, Dreadlocked SF State Student Respond to Viral "Cultural Appropriation" Confrontation

Internet, Dreadlocked SF State Student Respond to Viral "Cultural Appropriation" Confrontation

The San Francisco State University student who was aggressively confronted — and most certainly physically touched — by a fellow student over his choice of hairstyle on Monday in a video that has since gone viral has responded to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Flying Furniture: Brian Goggin's Art Piece <i>Defenestration</i> Evicted

Flying Furniture: Brian Goggin's Art Piece Defenestration Evicted

Brian Goggin's art is iconic, internationally recognized, and purely San Franciscan in its entirety. The San Francisco-based artist crafts his high-flying pieces, ranging from flapping books to plummeting pianos -- each piece fusing with existing edifices and structures. But…
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Music, Down and Outlaws Fight Negativity About S.F. Music Scene With Not Dead Yet Fest

Down and Outlaws Fight Negativity About S.F. Music Scene With Not Dead Yet Fest

The members of bluesy S.F. rock outfit Down and Outlaws refuse to ignore the negative talk about the current tech boom and its effects on the local music scene. Vocalist Peter Danzig pays $400 a month to live in a…
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Calendar, Night&Day FINALS AND FIREWATER

FINALS AND FIREWATER

College finals are usually stressful, nerve-wracking affairs for the student, but the San Francisco State University Film Finals makes it fun for the rest of us. Now entering its 54th year, the Finals is a showcase of the best…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: SF State's Poetry Center a Bay Area and National Archive

Tourism for Locals: SF State's Poetry Center a Bay Area and National Archive

It's common knowledge that poetry is one of humanities greatest, and oldest, art forms. And while we may enjoy reading poetry of some of our favorite poets, sometimes we love hearing poetry. And even though it won't be possible…
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Calendar, Night&Day Reading Prose Elsewhere

Reading Prose Elsewhere

Last fall, San Francisco State University made the excellent move of hiring ZZ Packer on a tenure track in the fiction program. "Faculty and students felt that ZZ Packer could bring fresh insights to our program with her interests…
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News, Sucka Free City Looks Like a Log: S.F. State's Mascot Claws for Its Life

Looks Like a Log: S.F. State's Mascot Claws for Its Life

For cold-blooded creatures, every winter is a winter of discontent. But for S.F. State's Gator, these are especially bitter times. Last month, SF State President Les Wong dropped a reptilian bomb, stating he was "90 percent sure" the school would…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: A Mummy Finds a Resting Place at SF State University

Tourism for Locals: A Mummy Finds a Resting Place at SF State University

Who knew going back to school could be fun and free? We're not talking about attending classes, but visiting a hidden gem tucked away at San Francisco State University. A dead body, located on the fifth floor of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Brian Goggin's Art as Unofficial Monuments of San Francisco

Tourism for Locals: Brian Goggin's Art as Unofficial Monuments of San Francisco

San Franciscans are one of a kind. Many of us claim to be an artist, of sorts, and thriving in edgy art scenes -- ones infused with elements reflecting our diverse population. Everyone has their niche and personal preferences, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Films About Aging, For All Ages

Films About Aging, For All Ages

It'll happen to you, if you're lucky: You'll be in the shower, and you'll notice a liver spot on the back of your hand where there wasn't one before. It's just another sign that you're getting older, and considering…
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The Tall Guy: Ben Pack Takes the Short Path to Big Fame

Virality is kind of a white whale in the Internet world. It's hard to engineer — though many have tried — and it often smiles on those who least expect it. Take Ben Pack, for instance, the 6-foot-10 San Francisco…
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The Psychology of Unemployment

In these troubled times, employment, like life, could end at any time — and yet it's somehow worse with a job, because we have no evidence that the afterlife consists of a long night of drinking followed by weeks of…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Series of Unfortunate Questions

A Series of Unfortunate Questions

At author readings, young fiction writers often leave disenchanted, because people are always going on about the book. Who has time to read? You want to know about the writing process, about the physical act of getting the words on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Just Because" Isn't Enough for SF State's All-Female <i>Hamlet</i>

"Just Because" Isn't Enough for SF State's All-Female Hamlet

To some ways of thinking, the title role in Hamlet is a natural part for female performers. Unlike the other male characters in Shakespeare's tragedy, who are all too ready to kill or banish or compromise their loved ones the…
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Dining, SFoodie Research Says: Buy the Flour + Water Dinner, Not the Chair

Research Says: Buy the Flour + Water Dinner, Not the Chair

A couple weeks ago, New York magazine ran a profile of "young foodies" who shocked the reporter by spending up to 25 percent of their disposable income on restaurants and artisanal, well, anything. Twenty-five percent!  As the New York Times recently…
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SF State's Hazardous Waste Cleanup Cost Millions More Than It Should Have

According to a 2007 profile prepared by its news department, San Francisco State University's then-occupational safety department head Robert "Bud" Shearer is "no stranger to danger." His résumé teems with adventurous deeds. He served as Corte Madera fire chief; in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

S.F. State Takes on Portland State in Nationwide Stand-Up Comedy Tournament

San Francisco State's comedy team has beaten its UC Berkeley counterpart in a national online competition and, starting today, takes on Portland State University. The tournament is Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition, whose top prize is an appearance…
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Dining, SFoodie Jessie's Hot House: Fried Chicken at S.F. State Earns a Solid B

Jessie's Hot House: Fried Chicken at S.F. State Earns a Solid B

It's salvation for college students stuck in cafeteria purgatory. Jessie's Hot House sits smack in the middle of the S.F. State campus, a bare-bones outdoor counter serving up Southern food with an accent on the fried. SFoodie recently ordered a…
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Calendar, Night&Day One Person's Junk Is Another Person's Sculpture

One Person's Junk Is Another Person's Sculpture

There’s beauty to be found in what others consider to throwaway items – and an exhibit at San Francisco State embodies this. The artworks in “Portions” come from a place in the outer Richmond called Anzfer Farms. According to the…
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News, Feature The Education Trap

The Education Trap

Prerna Lal worked her way through CSU East Bay, vacuuming and cleaning toilets at office buildings 30 hours a week. Not your typical college gig, but the 25-year-old Fiji native can't legally hold a job in this country and needed…
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