Archive for June, 2011

June 12, 2011

President Obama Visits San Francisco

        Only the city of San Francisco could make the President blush.

        Like last Wednesday at the Nob Hill Masonic Center, where President Barack Obama addressed over 2,000 supporters in an effort to raise money and momentum going into the 2012 presidential campaign.

        “I’m a few years older, a few years grayer,” President Obama said during his speech. “That’s all right, you still fine!” a woman shouted from the back of the auditorium.

        President Obama paused. A smile crept onto his face. He cleared his throat and regained his focus, and went on with the speech, visibly flattered by the comment.

        That scene reflected the relaxed and personal atmosphere of the president’s speech.

        Ruth Hammons, a 1955 graduate of San Francisco State University said, “It felt like he was at home. It felt like he is what we need.”

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June 12, 2011

Could Social Networks be Disconnecting College Students From Jobs?

When it comes to social networks, Katie Fendick is “always plugged in.”

“It’s a way to stay in touch with people, or stay in touch with the world around you,” she says.

Fendick, 21, is a graphic design major. She transferred recently from the University of San Francisco to City College of San Francisco. Brown hair, a taste for spicy tuna, and a tendency to dote on her cat are just a few of her characteristics, and they are neither more or less distinguishing than her ability to use social networks. That, too, comes naturally to her.

Fendick says, when a new tool goes public she will “sign up and use it once to see.”

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