Top 6 Quirks of SF State

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1. Before he was JFK’s press secretary, noted journalist and senator Pierre Salinger honed his skills as managing editor of the school paper, which was then known as the Golden Gater.
2. In 1947, SF State had two real baby alligators named Oogie and Albert as mascots.
3. Charles Hall invented the waterbed in 1968 while he was a design student here.
4. The Vista Room, a fine dining establishment run entirely by Hospitality and Tourism and Consumer and Family Dietetics majors, offers a three-course dining experience tucked away on the top floor of Burk Hall.
5. Famous alumni include Danny Glover, Ben Fong-Torres, Anne Rice, Annette Bening and David Carradine.
6. SF State enrolls the largest number of international students at any comprehensive university in the U.S. and ranks second among U.S. universities for the number of students who study abroad for an academic year.
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Madison is a senior at San Francisco State University, pursuing a degree in Journalism. College has been her favorite adventure so far. Much like the prolific musician Asher Roth, she’s wondering if she really has to graduate, or if she can just stay here for the rest of her life.

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