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Monday in San Francisco: SFSU to give teens full scholarships for COVID-19 vaccinations, art irks spectators and more

Sri Ravipati

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By Sri Ravipati

Good morning, San Francisco!

It's a sunny Monday in The City. Here is a roundup of the top local headlines for Oct. 18.

10 teens who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be given full scholarships to San Francisco State University

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San Francisco State University's newest incentive to get locals vaccinated against COVID-19 is geared toward students ages 12 to 17: four years of free tuition.

The university says it will offer 10 teens a full scholarship, or $2,000 a year for teens whose tuition and fees are already fully covered by grants.

At nearly $30,000 or $7,444 a year per student, the university hopes that the funding will persuade more teens to get vaccinated. Read about SFSU's contest via The Chronicle,

SoMa hangs banners celebrating Filipino culture

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San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood has hung a few banners for Filipino American History Month, according to KTVU.

The cultural association SOMA Pilipinas installed 300 banners to highlight Filipino community heroes, including local artists, seniors and small business owners who persevered during the pandemic.

Atmospheric performance at de Young Museum draws criticism of environmental harm

Artist and feminist Judy Chicago unleashed colorful, non-toxic pigments on Saturday over Golden Gate Park as part of her “Forever de Young” exhibit at the de Young Museum — creating a cloud of rainbow-colored smoke that could be seen for miles.

"We’re here to serve the community, so it’s really fun when we can do something that is so festive and so accessible to everybody. It’s really great to do it,” Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Director Tom Campbell told CBS SF Bay Area.

The free, 15-minute event received mixed reviews, with some praising the performance and others denouncing disaster for the environment on social media.

"Little kids crying scared and all of us running for our lives in dense brown smoke. It was a complete bust!" a spectator commented on an Instagram post from CBS SF Bay Area.

Thanks for reading today's roundup. Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments!

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