Clinton’s Voters in Emanuel’s Hands

Matthew Mata is a freshman communication studies major.

IMG_0269.JPGChicago is the embodiment of the perils facing the country: gun violence, income inequality, drugs and underfunded public schools. Up until the end of the presidential primaries, both Clinton and Trump failed to properly recognize these struggles being the reason why so many Americans currently feel disaffected by the government. With the election less than three weeks away, both candidates are shifting their messages to include voters that prove crucial to a November victory: women, people of color and other minority groups. Clinton is now utilizing a long time friend — Mayor Rahm Emanuel — to ensure a certain voter demographic continues to align with her.  

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A Measure Bagged With Deceit

If you are voting this November, you will undoubtedly see a measure on the ballot called the “grocery tax,” or Proposition V. One might be surprised and then exasperated: they are taxing groceries? Before you start an angry march towards your local Safeway, it is crucial to understand the underlying details of the tax and realize that the name of the proposition is, in many ways, very deceiving.

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Fractures in our Trust

It has not been an easy couple of months for law enforcement in the Bay Area. Early this September, it was found that eleven Oakland Police officers were having sexual relations with a teenage girl. Scandals with law enforcement and sexual harassment have not stopped here. A week ago, multiple male firefighters in San Francisco’s Chinatown have sexually harassed one of their female coworkers. The details are ugly–officials claim the perpetrators had urinated in the bed of the female firefighter, and had made verbally abusive remarks. Astonishingly, this occurred over a six month period. The Fire Chief, Joanne Hayes-White, ordered those who participated in the incident to be transferred to other stations. While the chief declined to comment on the case, a department spokesman stated that “[The department has] taken swift and comprehensive actions to remedy any situation so that our workplaces are safe and welcoming for all.”

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Where Does the City’s Soul Lie?

In an article released by the San Francisco Chronicle last week, USF and Foghorn alumnus Carl Nolte wrote about the ongoing concern that San Francisco is losing its “soul.” At a time when housing prices in the city are making national headlines and the family Mexican restaurant down the street has shuttered its doors to a five-dollar espresso bar, it is crucial to understand what San Francisco’s “soul” really is in the first place.

The city caters to a wide variety of people; what the city means to a student here at the University means something entirely different to an elderly woman who has lived in the Mission District for 35 years. In fact, defining the character of a city is a daunting task, but it is important to first sift through what exactly makes up San Francisco, and whether the city will encourage the growth of accessory over necessity.

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Airbnb’s Ultimate Test

It was in December of last year when a study conducted by Harvard University put San Francisco-based tech company Airbnb in a difficult and awkward position. African-American sounding names on the site were found to have a 16 percent less chance in receiving a rental offer from an owner. Soon after, #AirbnbWhileBlack was trending on the Twitterverse and the company’s reputation was on the line. This prompted the site to hire former Attorney General Eric Holder to assist in combatting the ongoing discrimination.

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Obama’s Grand Balancing Act

Gabriel Greschler is a sophomore politics major.

Headshot_gabe-greschlerIn a New York Times article released over Labor Day weekend entitled “U.S. Presses for Truce in Syria, With Its Larger Policy on Pause,” President Obama’s attention to the Syrian Civil War is put into question. It is posited by the authors of the piece, Mark Landler and Mark Mazzetti, that the President has placed his energy towards other matters at hand, with particular regards to the environment, especially with his recent trip to China to ratify the Paris climate resolution, as well as his environmentally-focused visit to the Midway Islands.

Some may see this inattention to Syria as a blatant disregard for the geopolitical events in the Middle East, as well as a lack of empathy for the many victims of the war. With the now infamous image of a Syrian boy bloodied and dusty after being pulled out of the ruins in Aleppo in circulation, it is hard to escape the reality that the conflict is ongoing and violent as ever. However, we should view Obama’s pivot to environmentalism not as a cold-shouldering of the Syrian War, but rather an evolution in his direction as President.

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Women’s Volleyball: No Help From Home Court

Sameer Bhutani

Contributing Writer

The San Francisco Challenge hosted by our very own University of San Francisco took place at War Memorial at the Sobrato Center last weekend. St. John’s University, Brown University and University of California, Santa Barbara were the other colleges here for the tournament.

Out of USF’s three games, they dropped the two against St. John’s and UCSB, but claimed victory against the Brown Bears 3-1. Although the Dons won 3-1, looking at the set scores of 30-28, 25-23, 23-25 and 25-19 show a much closer game than the match score indicates. Freshman Tyna Adamcikova led the way with 27 kills. Junior Kim Gutierrez kept the Dons’ defense afloat with 17 digs.

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Anyone Can Relate To Bojack Horseman

Ayah Mouhktar

Staff Writer

I never thought I could relate so deeply with a show about an alcoholic horse and his pursuit of happiness. In this dark tale about the downward spiral of BoJack Horseman–a washed up, self-obsessed TV star with a penchant for hard drugs and bad decisions–you see how deep down, not every bad apple has a rotten core (the apple being BoJack and the core being the average horse’s 14 pound heart).

BoJack Horseman is a former sitcom star with a drinking problem, a lot of money, and a lot to lose. He is a hopeless, depressive narcissist who lives in a wacky anthropomorphic version of Hollywood where humans and talking animals live together in harmony. Hollywood is shown as a glittering black hole that can suck out your soul if you give in to the temptations of fame and celebrity.

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Jürgen Padberg, Sports Manager for 2016 Summer Paralympics

Brian Healy

Staff Writer

In the midst of Usain Bolt’s continued dominance on the track, Monica Puig’s historic Gold Medal for Puerto Rico and Ryan Lochte’s infamous bathroom visit, reports surfaced during the last week of the Olympics suggesting that the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games were on the verge of collapse.

The story was anticipated, given that the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, responsible for both the Olympics and the Paralympics had already revealed that only 12 percent  of tickets (or roughly 300,000 of the 2.5 million available tickets) had been sold. Around the same time, in mid August, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) disclosed the financial hardship they were under due to lack of funds. They were supposed to be funded in large part by the Rio Organizing Committee, who in turn said they were left reeling after going billions over budget for the Olympics. The lack of money meant that the Paralympic Games would be heavily scaled back, with budget cuts affecting the number of volunteers working, transportation options and open venues.

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Gold Standard

Mitchell Lobetos

Staff Writer

Every couple years there comes a time when precious metals become more than raw materials that hold monetary value. Gold, silver and bronze become pride. Become unity. Become hope. Pride in one’s country, pride in one’s hard work and dedication. Unity of people of a nation. Hope for a new beginning.. This Olympic games, much like any other, was filled with interesting happenings like a fake robbery and reports on living conditions, in addition to athlete stories, and unforgettable moments.

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Food For Thought: Sausage Party

Claudia Sanchez

Staff Writer

It’s not often that you see a literal douche as a movie villain. Then again, it’s not often that you see an adults-only animated film that creates a discussion about religious tensions through comedy. “Sausage Party” takes the classic animated film formula (anthropomorphize a series of inanimate objects, add some catchy songs, and make everything as colorful as possible) and adds irreverent jokes, visual gags, and too many food puns to count. Like other animated films, it also has an overt moral lesson.

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Congressman John Lewis Visits Campus

David L. Garcia

Staff Writer

Whether addressing the members of Congress, or simply a room full of historically-minded comic book fans, Congressman John Lewis can command a room. Nearly 500 San Franciscans filled McLaren Hall last Wednesday, Aug. 24. After an initial burst of rapturous applause, all sat in pregnant silence as Rep. Lewis, his face as authoritative as the granite heads of Mt. Rushmore, slowly walked to the stage.

Rep. Lewis was speaking in honor of the release of the third installment of his graphic novel series “March,” a critically acclaimed series that illustrates Rep. Lewis’ first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement. The trilogy follows Rep. Lewis as he grows from a child on a farm in Alabama to a passionate civil rights activist, helping lead and organize some of the Movement’s most impactful demonstrations. Rep. Lewis spoke at the March On Washington in 1963, and he is the last living speaker from the March. He was also a leader of the Selma to Montgomery Marches in 1965, which became the subject of the 2014 film “Selma.”

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Paid Parental Leave For All

Staff Editorial

San Francisco became the first city in the United States that will provide six weeks of paid parental leave to both mothers and father of straight and same-sex couples, and to anyone who births or adopts a child. This new law will become effective beginning January 1,2017 for companies with more than 50 employees. The existing policy regarding parental leave, before this new ordinance was signed into law on April 5, dictated that employees were eligible to receive 55 percent of their salary for up to for up to six weeks as part of California’s Paid Family Leave program. Continue reading Paid Parental Leave For All

Foghorn Alumni Promoted to President of Bleacher Report

Katie Ward
Staff Writer

Rory Brown made himself known at USF. He was typically seen in the basement of Phelan Residence Hall, the Foghorn’s former office, wearing sunglasses on the back of his head, joking with co-workers, friends, and peers. He was a standout student: bashful at first, but eventually willing to tackle even the most intimidating assignments in his journalism classes. Professors and students both expected great things. Continue reading Foghorn Alumni Promoted to President of Bleacher Report

The Criminalization of Race: Airline Edition

Staff Editorial

26-year-old U.C. Berkeley student Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was recently removed from a Southwest flight for speaking Arabic on the phone. He called his uncle right before the plane took off to tell him about a dinner he attended at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council and was able to ask Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon a question about the Islamic State. He also mentioned that chicken was the main entree. Continue reading The Criminalization of Race: Airline Edition

Texas Passes Campus Carry Law

Staff Editorial

Starting August 1 of this year, students above the age of 21 who have licenses to carry will be allowed to keep concealed guns on college campuses in the state of Texas. According to the University of Texas, Austin’s webpage, concealed carry has been legal on college campuses for about twenty years. However, this new law, which state Governor Greg Abbott signed into law in June 2015, allows for concealed carry inside buildings on college campuses. As fellow college students attempting to visualize a scenario where our school campus would legally contain people with guns, we find this absolutely terrifying. Continue reading Texas Passes Campus Carry Law

SF Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Staff Editorial

On March 1 San Francisco City Supervisors unanimously voted to change the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 years of age to 21. Boston, New York City, and the state of Hawaii have already raised the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21. Supervisor Scott Wiener, who took the lead on passing this piece of legislation, argues that this will help dissuade those under the age of 21 from becoming lifelong smokers. Opponents of the new law, largely tobacco industry members, argue that California law, which has an age minimum of 18, should overrule any municipal law regarding the issue. However, unless California state law wants to step in, the change will go into effect on June 1 of this year. Continue reading SF Raises Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

Nursing Students’ Association Masquerade Gala

Adriana Jones
Staff Writer

This past Saturday, Feb. 27 was the 2nd annual Nursing Students’ Association Masquerade Gala benefiting Family House in San Francisco. Approximately 80 students, as well as alumni, were in attendance at the event in the McLaren Conference Center. The night kicked off with a number from the SIX ASUSF Voices a capella group, which was followed by various other performances, including one from hypnotist Dave Hill. The money from the guests’ admission and raffle tickets all went to benefit Family House. Continue reading Nursing Students’ Association Masquerade Gala

The 2016 Oscars Were Weird

Staff Editorial

Leo finally won an Oscar! Chris Rock was hosting! This past Sunday marked one of the most politically driven Oscars celebrations to date. This year, there were absolutely no black nominees in any category. With the recent twitter trend of #OscarsSoWhite, in addition to numerous boycotts amongst celebrities, notably from Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee, audience members were waiting in high anticipation for Rock’s opening monologue. There was a lot to take in just during this opening speech, which was preceded by a montage made up predominantly of actors of color. The only singular term to describe Chris Rock’s monologue was that it was purely so odd. Continue reading The 2016 Oscars Were Weird

Fuller House, Full of Garbage

Nichole RNichole Rosanova is a senior media studies major.

Last Friday the first season of “Fuller House,” the sequel to the popular sitcom “Full House” that ran from 1987-1995, premiered on Netflix. Jeff Franklin returns as the series’ Executive Producer, along with most of the familiar cast members reprising their roles in either a lead or special appearance. Continue reading Fuller House, Full of Garbage

Considerations on ASUSF Senate Special Election

Staff Editorial

As ASUSF Senate’s Special Election comes to a close at the end of this week, the Foghorn staff would like to reflect on the two ballot items and their potential outcomes. These urgent issues prompted this irregular election: Executive President Larry Figueroa’s newly proposed membership structure, and the growing need for an increase in the Student Activity Fee. Continue reading Considerations on ASUSF Senate Special Election

Student Health in the Spring Semester

Brian Healy
Staff Writer

At the start of the new semester, students around campus picked right back up where they left off in December. Although going back home provided a nice break for some of us (or just some much needed rest time around the city for others), it is no secret that overindulgence is synonymous with the holiday season. Continue reading Student Health in the Spring Semester

Good Enough to Convert a Carnivore? (VeganBurg Review)

Claudia Sanchez
Staff Writer

When I found out that VeganBurg was opening nearby, I knew I had to go, mostly out of curiosity, but also because it’s close to my job. I go through brief flirtations with vegetarianism, only to end up in the arms [or wings] of my beloved chicken, and maybe VeganBurg would make a convert out of me. Continue reading Good Enough to Convert a Carnivore? (VeganBurg Review)

Deadpool: Flaunting Convention In The Funniest Ways Possible

David L. Garcia
Staff Writer

I like superhero movies as much as the next guy, but ever since “The Avengers” came out, it’s been getting kind of ridiculous. I just don’t care anymore. Every new superhero film announces itself as some big, bad, awesome film, packed to the gills with origin stories, dead relatives, loyal friends, questions of honor, fiery explosions, monologuing bad guys, sequel easter eggs, and a costume-making montage. It sometimes seems as if the theatrical trailer holds all the real thrills, and that I’m only sitting in the theater to watch the (by now, completely unavoidable) post-credits scene. Continue reading Deadpool: Flaunting Convention In The Funniest Ways Possible

Equity in Animal Rights

JOSE ESQUER ROMEROJose Esquer-Romero is a freshman business administration major.

Animal rights activists have applauded SeaWorld’s decision to phase out its orca show in favor of a more naturalistic show which will display killer whale behavior in the wild. This comes as a result of the backlash the theme park has been receiving after the release of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish.” Continue reading Equity in Animal Rights

What Does Donald Trump’s Popularity Say About Our Democracy

Rafael JM HerreroRafael JM Herrero is a graduate student in the MFA writing program.

Donald Trump is notoriously afraid of germs and does not like to shake hands. He is also a man who likes to make brazen comments concerning the valor of Senator John McCain, likes to refer to Mexicans as being rapists, or women as bleeding bodies. And yet, he is the leading candidate in the polls as the Republican nominee in the presidential race. According to the Huffington Post, which tracks in real-time 198 polls from 31 pollsters, Donald Trump is the leading candidate in all polls combined since July. What does this tell us about our democracy? Continue reading What Does Donald Trump’s Popularity Say About Our Democracy

Indian Student Organization Hosts Festival of Lights

Brian Healy
Staff Writer

As dance shoes were laced up, and the McLaren lobby filled with students practicing their dance moves, iPhone speakers blared music from a variety of clashing genres. D Se Dance from the Bollywood film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania played on one side of the room, while members of the Indian Student Organization (ISO) who were dressed in traditional Indian costume, practiced for a dance routine that they were about to present for the annual Diwali celebration. Continue reading Indian Student Organization Hosts Festival of Lights

Foghorn Staff Picks: Favorite Movies for Halloween

Nureen Khadr
Editor In Chief

Nothing is spookier to me than Shonda Rhimes. As much as I love watching movies, there is no fall feature that gets me more anxious than watching “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” While the drama in both shows is undeniable, there is so much that speaks to human nature and the worst possible things that we can commit when the situation arises: murder, torture, political corruption, betrayal and more. And there’s always enough medical calamities and gore in “Grey’s Anatomy” to keep you satiated. What’s more Halloween than that? Continue reading Foghorn Staff Picks: Favorite Movies for Halloween

USF’s Wellness Center

Adriana Jones
Staff Writer

The Wellness Center is a new program for students of the University of San Francisco. It is akin to a “a life coach for students” according to Andrea Mozqueda, one of the three wellness coaches who are part of the confidential program run by Health Promotion Services. The three wellness coaches, Mozqueda, Kristen Minami, and Jason Gant, and are all graduate students at the University. Continue reading USF’s Wellness Center

Governing the Right to Die

Staff Editorial

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that legalizes assisted suicide in the state of California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the bill will permit “physicians to provide lethal prescriptions to mentally competent adults who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and face the expectation that they will die in six months.” The legislation was signed on October 5th and will go into effect ninety days after state Legislature ends its session on healthcare, which may not happen until as late as November of next year. According to the New York Times, the California law is modeled after the one currently in place in Oregon. Continue reading Governing the Right to Die

Don on the Street: Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Antara Murshed
Staff writer

Last Friday, USF’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. Following in the footsteps of other Jesuit institutions like Marquette and Fordham, USF has decided to take away the honorary degree from Cosby on the basis of his behavior, which was deemed inconsistent with the school’s mission. What are your thoughts on the Board’s decision? Continue reading Don on the Street: Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

A Letter from the Editors to Best Coast and their Fans

A Letter from the Editor to Best Coast and their Fans

We at the Foghorn would like to speak to those who took offense to the Best Coast concert review recently published in print and on our website. Best Coast and their many fans are entitled to their reactions. We are glad to see that they read the piece, and that they felt comfortable sharing their opinions about it. Journalism is not a one-way street, and the Foghorn appreciates hearing any feedback or difference of opinion that any of our readers may have.

That said, we are not sorry for publishing it. The review was simply a representation of what our critic felt was important to the audience that attended the show. It is unfortunate that it was misunderstood as an act of sexism.

As Mr. Garcia said in his review, music should never be a fashion show. He certainly did not attend the concert looking for one. He went hoping to hear good music, and as he clearly stated in the article, that is what he heard.

What he did not like was the idea that a popular band — a band that can pull crowds to a historic San Francisco venue like The Fillmore on a Wednesday night — did not seem to be able to form a connection between themselves and the crowd. After seeing Cosentino’s immaculate outfit and hearing her wonderful music, it seemed a shame that the band was unable to give their fans what they deserved: some interest and personal investment in a show they had all paid to see.

Several readers have criticized Mr. Garcia’s comment about how Cosentino did not smile throughout the show. This was compared to asking a woman on the street to smile, something that, we agree, is horribly sexist. It is important to keep in mind that Bethany Cosentino, at least while on stage, is not a woman on the street. She is a rock star, one with fans who buy her albums and journalists who will be critiquing her performances, of which appearance and presentation are always a factor.

After further review, we realized that smiling is simply not apart of a typical performance put on by the band, thus the absence of a smile should have no affect on the quality of the band’s perceived performance. However, it should be expected that a paying audience member can anticipate some form of connection from the artists–which Best Coast did not provide at that particular show.

David L. Garcia has written for the Foghorn and other Bay Area publications (SF Weekly) for nearly three years and has consistently shown himself to be an excellent writer and reporter. We at the Foghorn value his opinion, and we stand by his right to express it in this paper. It was somewhat unprofessional of Best Coast to question his right to a journalism degree.

A majority of the Foghorn editors, including the Scene editor, are women who had read the piece thoroughly and had no qualms with its content. Many of us are, and will continue to be, fans of Best Coast and their music, and we wish them only the best. We would appreciate it if Best Coast and their fans not allow their personal connections or opinions to color their reactions to a negative review.

Thanks for Reading,

Nichole Rosanova

Scene Editor

Nureen Khadr

Editor in Chief

David L. Garcia

Copy Editor/Staff Writer

Critiquing Capitalism with Pope Francis

Nicole RejerNicole Rejer is a freshman psychology major.

Everybody loves Pope Francis: he’s practically a celebrity at this point. His visit to America was very highly anticipated, and the reason he’s so popular is because many of his views are considered to be modern and forward-thinking. Pope Francis is the breath of fresh air that the Catholic community needs, and his caring and open nature have made him a beloved figure who everyone—whether they are Catholic or not —can look up to. Continue reading Critiquing Capitalism with Pope Francis

Don on the Street: Equal Opportunity in Hollywood?

Abree Dominguez
Contributing Writer

Viola Davis recently became the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Professor Keating on the hit series How to Get Away with Murder. Davis gave a noteworthy acceptance speech saying, “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” Do you believe that Hollywood has begun to offer more professional opportunities and representation for people of color?

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Cross Country Racing Across the Country

Mitchell Lobetos
Staff Writer

This past weekend the cross country teams visited the University of Minnesota for the Roy Griak Invitational.

Grad student Charlotte Taylor was the first Don to finish the women’s 6K (3.73 miles). Her solid time of 21:54.8 earned her 14th place for individual times. Freshman Tatjana Schulte ran a 22:50.8, good for 59th place, while junior elena Burkard finished almost right behind her in 61st place with a final time of 22:51.4. Sophomore Kelsey Nielsen and freshman Weronika Pyzik finished 109th and 154th, respectively, with final times of 23:33.2 and 24:00.0. Overall San Francisco finished 13th place overall with a total time of 1:55.12. Continue reading Cross Country Racing Across the Country

Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood

Staff Editorial

The House Judiciary Committee has voted 241 to 187 to defund Planned Parenthood of approximately 500 million dollars for federal family planning a year. According to a report last week by Mother Jones, the move to defund Planned Parenthood was a reaction to a series of ‘undercover sting videos’ showing employees of Planned Parenthood allegedly discussing illegal sales of fetal tissue. Doing so is illegal and a violation of federal law. However, after the House Judiciary Committee held several hearings about these, evidence has surfaced that these videos were created by an anti-abortion group called Center for Medical Progress. The videos were found to be heavily edited and no evidence of illegal activity at Planned Parenthood has been found. The 500 million dollars Planned Parenthood currently receives from the government yearly is not allowed to be used for abortions. Instead, the money from the government is allocated for family planning and reproductive health services for women with lower income and women on Medicaid. Conservative lawmakers have circulated lists of other family planning providers women could use instead of Planned Parenthood. However not all other family planning services provide STI screenings, contraception, or accept Medicaid, according to the same Mother Jones report. Continue reading Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood

Is Brown Really the New Green?

California is currently facing its worst drought in known history. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, the period between 2011 and 2014 is the driest period in California since the beginning of recordkeeping in 1895. Although droughts are a normal and recurring feature of California climate, 2014 was also a record year for high temperatures. According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal this week, California normally has about 4,000 wildfires a year. This year, California has had 6,000 wildfires so far. As the urgency of the drought in California only seems to be escalating, the Foghorn staff has turned its attention to how USF can and should address issues surrounding water conservation. Continue reading Is Brown Really the New Green?

Don on the Street: Should the U.S. Allow More Refugees?

Antara Murshed
Staff Writer

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has announced that President Obama would like the U.S. government to accept approximately 10,000 refugees from Syria in the next fiscal year. This is a considerable increase from the current number of refugees in the country as, according to NPR, the number in June 2015 was less than a thousand. Considering the rapid increase of refugees that is overwhelming the European Union, should the United States increase their acceptance of refugees as well? Continue reading Don on the Street: Should the U.S. Allow More Refugees?

USF Women’s Volleyball Team Continues Historic Start to Season After Tournament Victory

Matt Sieckert
Staff Writer

The Dons returned to San Francisco, Calif. this Sunday as St. John’s Jack Kaiser Volleyball Classic champions after successfully finishing off four separate opponents in two days. This pushes their overall record to a perfect 10-0, their second-best in team history. Continue reading USF Women’s Volleyball Team Continues Historic Start to Season After Tournament Victory

Is USF Prepared for Campus Violence?

Staff Editorial

The exchanges in learning and working environments are based in critique, both positive and negative. They include feedback on performance and assignments, work ethic, attitude, and overall deliverables. Ultimately, tension on campuses and in offices are unavoidable as a result of the inability to take criticism, or in the extreme situation, accept dismissal from one’s enrollment or position. In light of the recent shooting threat at Mississippi State and the fatal shootings of two WDBJ broadcast journalists in Virginia, the Foghorn staff has decided to tackle the issue of school and workplace violence. As a staff, it was generally agreed upon that more should be done to protect students and faculty in the scenario where a member of our campus community is the victim of violence.  Continue reading Is USF Prepared for Campus Violence?

Using Apps to Make Friends In Real Life: Q&A with Yik Yak

Katie Ward
Staff Writer

The beginning of each school year introduces a new group of students to Yik Yak’s USF feed, and first year students have the opportunity to meet new people on campus through the app.

Yik Yak contacted the Foghorn at the end of last semester to discuss USF’s high ratings on the app. Cam Mullen, lead community leader for Yik Yak, discussed how Yik Yak encourages campus socialization and monitors content. Continue reading Using Apps to Make Friends In Real Life: Q&A with Yik Yak

USF Awards $10,000 to Charity Foundation at California Prize Dinner

Katie Ward
Staff Writer

The University hosted a night of elegance and decadence last Wednesday evening, Apr. 29, for donors, university community members, and local journalists who gathered for the annual California Prize Dinner. The event honored the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund, sponsored by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Continue reading USF Awards $10,000 to Charity Foundation at California Prize Dinner

SF International Film Festival: Iris

Claudia Sanchez
Staff Writer

Everyone from Kanye West to Jenna Lyons [J. Crew’s creative director] adores Iris Apfel. Fashion industry powerhouses make small cameos explaining their relationships with her in Albert Maysles’ documentary. It’s hard to find the 93 year old Apfel, with her iconic round sunglasses and layers and layers of jewelry, anything but charming. As someone who grew up fashion-obsessed and close to New York City, I idolize Apfel, and was fascinated by Maysles’ documentary. Continue reading SF International Film Festival: Iris

A Note from the Editor

At a time when differing perspectives on the Israeli-Palestlinian conflict has at times polarized discourse on college campuses, we wanted to set the record straight regarding Foghorn’s coverage in the Fall of 2000, when faculty and students alike engaged in controversial dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the Second Intifada began towards the end of September. The San Francisco Foghorn misrepresented Professor Stephen Zunes in a series of one-sided reporting during the uprising as propagating anti-Israel and anti-Semitic ideas and rhetoric in the classroom. We, as a staff, hope that this correction will clarify any misconceived notions regarding Professor Zunes’ perspectives and opinions. As it stands today, and following a thorough investigation by former Dean Stanley Nel back in 2000, it should be known that courses taught by Professor Zunes in the realm of Middle Eastern affairs have never shown any kind of bias against Israel. It is clear that USF would only appoint a faculty member to chair the Middle Eastern Studies program who would foster valuable dialogue that would be conducive to changing the world from here.

Nureen Khadr
Editor in Chief

Going Cold in Utah

Mitchell Lobetos
Staff Writer

The men’s baseball team traveled to Provo, Utah last weekend to play a three-game set with Brigham Young University. The Dons (22-23, 14-7 WCC) went into the Cougars (21-19, 11-7 WCC) house looking to improve their winning record but found themselves on the wrong side of a sweep. Games two and three were extra inning affairs that San Francisco just couldn’t hold on to. Continue reading Going Cold in Utah

baseball: From Worst to First

Merrick Belding
Staff Writer

As spring wraps up and the season winds down, USF is in the fight for a WCC championship. Even after starting the season on a ten game losing streak, the San Francisco Dons find themselves atop the WCC alongside Pepperdine and San Diego with only six games remaining in conference play. At the start of the season the Dons set their sights on a WCC championship, a goal that looked unattainable after a 0-10 start. But after the preseason hunch was blown away by the start of conference play, USF was bound together by a seemingly untouchable starting staff and overall consistent production throughout the starting lineup and contributing bench players. Continue reading baseball: From Worst to First

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM BAR

Jeannine Abusharkh
Staff Writer

It seems that ever since the weather has been heating up, ice cream has been one of my main food choices. If frozen treats are all you desire, take a stroll down to Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley. At this classic ice cream shop you can treat yourself to a malt, milkshake, ice cream, soda fountain drinks, or simple lunch items like grilled cheese sandwiches. Jerks serve up your favorite ice cream flavors and treats reminiscent of the 1930s on their wooden counters.  Continue reading I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for ICE CREAM BAR

mens Tennis: Dons Close off title on senior day

Steffen Deetjen
Staff Writer

Last weekend the Dons men’s tennis team wrapped up their regular season with two home matches on Friday and Saturday. The players were excited to get the weekend started to finish the regular season strong. The Dons played host to Gonzaga on Friday at the Olympic Club and Portland on Saturday at the Cal Club. Continue reading mens Tennis: Dons Close off title on senior day

Daredevil Review: Marvel’s Ambitious Partnership with Netflix Pays Off

Matthew Hughes
Contributing Writer

In these past few years, Netflix has gone from an online movie delivery service to one of the best original content providers in television today. Shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange Is The New Black” have put cable and primetime channels on their heels. And if “Daredevil” is any indication, Netflix isn’t letting up. Continue reading Daredevil Review: Marvel’s Ambitious Partnership with Netflix Pays Off

Danny Brown: “Atrocity Exhibition”

Murahd Shawki

Contributing Writer

4 ½ stars

Nearly every time I play a Danny Brown track for a friend, I am met with a look of initial confusion and then utter bewilderment as the song progresses. I never blame them, as there isn’t really any direct comparison to make with Brown’s vocals. Describing it as the voice of Andre 300 combined with Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s atonal delivery feels reductive to all three parties, as there’s never really been a voice like Brown’s in hip-hop.

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Just a Bart Ride Away

Mitchell Lobetos

Staff Writer


The men’s tennis team was busy last weekend in Berkeley for the Bay Bridge Cal Nike Fall Invitational.


Only four of the men’s players participated in the tournament: senior Woravin Kumthonkittkul, sophomore Jerod Mah, freshman Paul Giroud and freshman Mert Zincirli. In his first singles match Zincirli rallied back after dropping the first set 3-6 and won two straight sets 6-0 and 6-2, to claim victory. However in his next singles match Mert lost in straight sets 3-6 and 4-6. Giraud struggled throughout losing out on his first round match 5-7 and 2-6 then losing his consolation match 2-6 and 2-6. Giraud and Zincirli also linked up for a doubles match but lost a tough by tie break 7-8.

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Player Profile: David Garrett

Mitchell Lobetos

Staff Writer


The underdog story is a story retold hundreds of times over but each underdog and onlooker  has a different unique build up, climax and aftermath. Individuals pull their own special meaning. When our very own University of San Francisco men’s soccer team upended No.12 Stanford University last month, every player’s build up to that moment was different, but each of their experiences converged  on a collision course to greatness. In front of a sellout crowd, senior David Garrett helped USF put on a show that none of the people in attendance would forget anytime soon. In fact, Garrett smashed home a goal that ultimately decided the game 2-1 in favor of the Dons.

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October Baseball is Orange Again

Mitchell Lobetos

Staff Writer


After claiming the best first-half of baseball, the San Francisco Giants went cold. So cold, Vanilla Ice could give you an accurate description of the Giants second half. So cold, that the polar ice caps regenerated a little bit. In fact it looked as if the Giants were going to miss out on the playoffs during an even year for the first time since 2008. Fans of the G-Men have become spoiled. When an even year comes, as obscure and illogical as it sounds, we’ve expected to at least be in the playoff picture. By some stroke of luck, the historically clutch and always threatening St. Louis Cardinals couldn’t pass up San Francisco. In a turn of events, a season finale sweep of the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers kept the Giants afloat just enough to earn the second wild card spot.

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