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Tom Hsieh rallies democratic support from the crowd at SF State by chanting " Dump Trump " on Monday April 25. (Taylor Reyes / Xpress)
26 Apr 2016

‘Dump Trump’ rally advocates for voter registration

Almost forty students gathered in Malcolm X Plaza chanting “Dump Trump” during an anti-Trump rally Monday, April 25, holding signs with Donald Trump’s face crossed out and printed with the slogan. The

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Astrophysics majors Wendy Crumrine (left) and Audrey Dijeau (right) engage in a discussion about their love for physics with award-winning planetary scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco during their Women in Physics and Astronomy club meeting in Thornton Hall 434 at SF State on Monday, April 18, 2016. (George Morin / Xpress)
19 Apr 2016

Women scientists foster community with new club

Women majoring in physics and astronomy at SF State can now easily network with each other, thanks to a new club on campus. Formed in November 2015 by physics lecturer Dr.

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16 Apr 2016

Bonita Tindle breaks silence about viral dreadlocks video

Bonita Tindle spoke out on her Facebook page for the first time since the video of a confrontation between her and a white student with dreadlocks, Cory Goldstein, went viral

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SF State Sociology student, Gary Pei, holds a sign as he crosses the street during a rally in which students came together to bring attention to a variety of issues happening on the SF State campus on 19th and Holloway in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, April, 13, 2016. (Alex Kofman / Xpress)
15 Apr 2016

Students rally for transparency at SF State

A group of around 25 students rallied on 19th and Holloway avenues Wednesday to bring attention to the wide range of issues affecting SF State as of late. Issues surrounding

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15 Apr 2016

IDEAS gets closer to confirming Dream center

Associated Students, Inc. voted to support a Dream Center for undocumented students on campus last Wednesday, April 13. “The goal is to let the institution know that undocumented students are

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Evan Gothelf, Students First candidate for ASI president. (left) and Shannon Deloso, S.T.E.P. U.P. candidate for ASI President (right). (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)
12 Apr 2016

Candidates face off in ASI presidential race: Q&A

CORRECTION: In the print version of this article, the candidates’ responses to questions 5-7 appeared under the wrong names. Shannon Deloso’s responses appeared under Evan Gothelf’s name and Gothelf’s responses

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12 Apr 2016

Black Lives Matter Founder addresses misconceptions

SF State graduate student and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, spoke at SF State Monday about the organization’s origins and misconceptions about it. Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and

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Stephen Kane, a professor of physics and astronomy at SF State, in the campus planetarium, Friday, April 8, 2016.  Kane's mapping of planet 55 Cancri revealed similarities with Earth. (Taylor Reyes / Xpress)
12 Apr 2016

SF State professor maps ‘super earth’

Stephen Kane, a physics and astronomy professor at SF State, and his team have discovered and constructed a thermal image map of a new planet, named 55 Cancri. The new

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11 Apr 2016

Financial analysis of SF State reveals no structural deficit

Eastern Michigan University accounting professor Howard Bunsis visited SF State Thursday, April 7 to examine the University’s uncertain financial situations, with special attention given to the Ethnic Studies funding controversy.

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Students arrive and depart SF State at the MUNI stop on 19th Avenue Thursday.  Voting is open for students to decide whether to pay an additional $180 per semester for free MUNI and discounted BART fares. (Aleah Fajardo/ Xpress)
11 Apr 2016

Gator Pass vote offers students discounted transportation with slight tuition raise

Monday through Friday, SF State students will have the opportunity to vote on a $180, per-semester addition to their tuition in exchange for a Gator Pass. The pass would provide

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11 Apr 2016

Black Student Union condemns SF State, media over viral video

Members of the Black Student Union gathered in the quad Friday to read a statement supporting student Bonita Tindle and condemning SF State and the media for endangering Tindle. “We,

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11 Apr 2016

Kehlani to perform at SF State festival

SF State will host its sixth-annual “Rhythms Music Festival” – where students will get a thrilling insight to the music industry with one music symposium, two music competitions, a live

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07 Apr 2016

General Union of Palestine Students storm meeting with Jerusalem mayor

“The Middle East, Israel in particular, have always been hot topics for this campus,” Assistant Director to San Francisco Hillel Rachel Nilson said before introducing Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat for

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07 Apr 2016

UPDATED: CFA and CSU have reached agreement; strike postponed

The California Faculty Association Board of Directors and the California State University agreed earlier Friday to terms to postpone the strike which, if approved, would amount to a nearly 11

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06 Apr 2016

BREAKING: CFA and CSU meet to negotiate in last days before system-wide strike

With the proposed California State University system-wide strike a week away, the California Faculty Association and the CSU have agreed to enter a 48-hour media blackout period to allow negotiations

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SF State students who refuse to give their names or organization protest the cancellation of CSU chancellor White's campaign visit Tuesday, Apr. 5. (Kelsey Lannin / Xpress)
05 Apr 2016

Ethnic Studies students publicly call White and Wong

Flanked by “Where’s White?” posters, students gathered onstage in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday to confront CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, who cancelled his visit to SF State without explanation. White

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05 Apr 2016

New app examines economic gap

While a heated conversation about race and economic equality is at a boiling point, a new app for smartphones has come up with a creative solution on how to cool

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05 Apr 2016

SF State says campus will remain open during strike

As the California Faculty Association strike dates loom, SF State faculty are preparing to participate in the first-ever system-wide strike at the California State University, and students are wondering how this affects them and

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XPRESS SPORTS

27 Apr 2016

Gators brush aside Vulcans with 16 hits

The Gators (19-20) kept their postseason hopes alive as they beat the University of Hawaii at Hilo (7-31) 11-4 in a game dominated by their offense. The Vulcans didn’t stand

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26 Apr 2016

Track and field program flourishes under second-year head coach

As the Gators successful track and field season nears its end, head coach Kendra Reimer and her staff are prepping the team for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships May 5-7. Reimer’s second year at SF State

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21 Apr 2016

Gators early game error costly in defeat to Pioneers

The SF State baseball team returned to Maloney Field Wednesday looking to end its four-game losing streak, but a rough start pushed the Cal State East Bay Pioneers over the

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Tony Schifano, head coach of the SF State Gators mens baseball team, speaks strategy with catcher, Dalton Pizzuti (29), during a game against the Monterey Bay Otters in which SF State lost
 0-7 in San Franicsco, Ca on Saturday, Mar. 19, 2016. (Alex Koffman / Xpress)
19 Apr 2016

Gators look to make late-season conference splash

Under new head coach Tony Schifano, the Gators are off to a solid 16-17 start, but must keep their foot on the gas as they look to make a push

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17 Apr 2016

Gators axed by Lumberjacks on Senior Day

The grass was a shimmering green and the sun was shining Saturday afternoon, but it was a cloudy day for the SF State softball team as they lost a weekend

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SF State Gators infielder Kayli Shaw singles against the Sonoma State Seawolves at the SFSU Softball Field, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. (Taylor Reyes / Xpress)
12 Apr 2016

Best season in more than a decade propelling Gators to possible tournament appearance

SF State softball is having one of its best seasons in more than a decade as the team primes itself for a playoff spot in the NCAA Division II tournament

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SF State Gators volleyball head coach Matt Hoffman runs drills with the team in The Swamp on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Hoffman was announced as the new volleyball coach on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.
12 Apr 2016

New head coach hopes to guide volleyball back to playoffs

After enjoying a successful season with a playoff appearance, the Gators volleyball team will look to make it to the postseason in back-to-back years under the leadership of new head

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11 Apr 2016

Gators lose in extra innings heartbreaker

The SF State baseball team’s Sunday doubleheader was cut down to just one game but there was still plenty of baseball played, as the Cal State San Marcos Cougars outlasted

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UC San Diego Tritons second base Darian Van Der Maaten (13) slides into second base against SF State Gators infielder Jennifer Lewis (7) during the first game of a doubleheader at the SFSU softball field Friday, Apr.8. Gator won 2-0. (Qing Huang / Xpress)
09 Apr 2016

Errors cost Gators softball in second game of doubleheader

The SF State softball team battled the UC San Diego Tritons in the first series of a weekend doubleheader on a cloudy afternoon. The Gators took game one of Friday’s doubleheader, 2-0, behind

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08 Apr 2016

Gators lose against minor league team in exhibition match

The Gators weren’t able to hang with the Stockton Ports at Banner Island Ballpark, an Oakland Athletics affiliate Single-A team, as they lost 8-1 in an exhibition game on Wednesday

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02 Apr 2016

Steeplechase record shattered during Distance Carnival

Supersonic sophomore civil engineering major Adriana Calva shattered school speed records once again at Cox Stadium during the ninth annual SF State Distance Carnival Friday, April 1. After recently destroying

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01 Apr 2016

Gators score 14 runs in win over Pioneers

The Gators are on a four-game winning streak and have a winning record after they trounced the Cal State East Bay Pioneers 14-3. The Gators’ bats came to life as

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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Inside the apparel design lab in Burk Hall, Becky Tu, 27, adjusts the hem on a lace crop top she fashioned for "Runway 2016: Emerge," Monday, April 25, 2016. (Emily Chavous / Xpress)
26 Apr 2016

Student designs emerge from the studio

After three intensive months holed up in the apparel design lab in Burk Hall, the ensembles made by junior and senior students will grace the catwalk at “Runway 2016: Emerge” this

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The SF State Gator cheers at the finish line of the 5K Run Roll Walk, Sunday, April 24, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang/Xpress)
26 Apr 2016

Students and faculty break a sweat during annual 5K race

In the early morning hours, Malcolm X Plaza, usually desolate during the weekend, was energized by a modest but eager crowd dressed in purple and gold shirts, tight running shorts

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Author Urayoán Noel reads his poetry over an electronic beat at the first Kuwentuhan talkstory event at SF State, Friday, April 22, 2016. (Cecilie Lyngberg / Xpress)
26 Apr 2016

Lingering notes of colonialism and homesickness in Poetry Center display

Poet Lehua M. Taitano comes from Guam, an American territory in the Pacific where only parts of the constitution apply. “And it was then that I knew that I was only

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Attendees discuss a sculpture by Shannon Abac at the campus reception of the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition in the SF State Fine Arts Gallery on April 21, 2016. (Kelsey Lannin / Xpress
26 Apr 2016

MFA Art Grads Showcase Latest Works

Shannon Abac’s biomorphic ceramic sculptures, dripping in glossy color, mingle with nearby woven textiles by Kimberly Arteche, depicting deliberate, close crops of pixelated photographs in muted, warm tones. Leah Virsik’s suspended forest of

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19 Apr 2016

Latinx students share stories of familial struggles

“My dad became a citizen in 1993,” said senior Latinx studies major Maria Gonzalez-Chavez. “He was very vocal about racism and discrimination. He called people out, and sometimes he would

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Faux Foe Fox guitarist and vocalist Leslie Ngo, and guitarist Nicholas Hoffman perform during the battle of the bands contest in The Depot at SF State on Tuesday April 12, 2016. (Ryan Zaragoza / Xpress).
19 Apr 2016

Student band rocks the Annex

Long lines stretched out to North State Drive. The crowd was dancing and cheering as the multicolored LED lights shimmered on the walls and stage. A giant banner read, “Rhythms

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Apparel design student Becky Tu, 27, pins a sleeve on the upcycled bomber jacket she made with materials repurposed from the Bookstore, Monday, April 11, 2016. SF State basketball player Jon McMurry (left) will model the garment at the upcoming spring fashion show on April 28. (Emily Chavous / Xpress)
19 Apr 2016

Fashion students redesign bookstore duds

A jumble of mannequins and measuring tape provides the backdrop for apparel design student Becky Tu as she pins the sleeve on an upcycled ’90s-inspired bomber jacket. Its waterproof shell is

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Ai Ebashi directing her script to the Greenhouse class in Humanities building on Monday, April 18, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang/Xpress)
19 Apr 2016

Annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival brings scripts to life

An awakened puppet, a lovable narcissist, a crippled coal miner and online lovers – these are just a few characters that will soon jump from page to stage at the

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SF State student Ryan Pau competed in and won the DJ battle in The Depot at SF State on Wednesday, April 13. (Connor Hunt / Xpress)
14 Apr 2016

Student DJ winner will open for Kehlani

What seemed to be a complete no show quickly escalated, as The Depot filled with Gator students who witnessed Ryan Pau win the 2016 DJ Competition Wednesday night. “In my opinion,

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Eric Renard (left) and Brandon Lopez (right) pose for a portrait with their first place trophy from the Stanford Design Challenge. (Eric Chan / Xpress)
12 Apr 2016

Design students win international competition

The moment Brandon Lopez and Eric Renard’s names were announced as grand-prize winners of the Stanford Design Challenge, Tuesday, April 5, throngs of supporters and potential investors clamored to bestow

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11 Apr 2016

Kehlani to perform at SF State festival

SF State will host its sixth-annual “Rhythms Music Festival” – where students will get a thrilling insight to the music industry with one music symposium, two music competitions, a live

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Author Sarah Schulman, a major writer in the LGBT community, poses for a portrait on Monday March 4, 2016. (Connor Hunt/ Xpress)
07 Apr 2016

Multi-published author and gay rights activist visits SF State

Sarah Schulman was six years old when she first started putting pen to paper, and has not stopped writing since. At first it was a portrait of the history of

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XPRESS OPINION

26 Apr 2016

Drug price increases do more damage than pharmaceutical companies care to admit

In the midst of nonstop election coverage and endless Beyoncé think pieces, the story of an 8.5 percent spending increase of total spending on medicines among the pharmaceutical industry over the

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Illustration by Jared Javier
26 Apr 2016

My sorority helped me find my individuality

If you would have told me four years ago that I would be president of my sorority, I would have laughed in your face. Four years ago, I would have

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26 Apr 2016

I don’t need a squad to turn up

When DJ super-duo Skrillex and Diplo, collectively known as Jack Ü, played back to back concerts in downtown San Francisco this month, groups of 20-somethings flooded Market Street, their kandi-clad

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26 Apr 2016

The weather isn’t ‘bipolar,’ you’re just ableist

In the past few months the weather has been oscillating randomly from chilly sweater weather to summery heat. Just last Friday I woke up to dreary drizzle, and by the time

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21 Apr 2016

Earth Day is more important now than ever

This Friday will mark the 46th annual Earth Day. Since this holiday isn’t accompanied by raucous partying, excessive drinking or any special types of food, like many popular holidays are,

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19 Apr 2016

Your bindi is not trendy

Fashion trends at summer festivals often come under scrutiny for their cultural appropriation. Bindis have been one of the biggest trends at festivals and it needs to stop. Summer festivals

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Illustration by Reid Cammack
19 Apr 2016

The experience of music festivals outweighs the cost

It’s that time of year again – when girls wear flower crowns, fanny packs come back in style and fratty electro-bros feel the need to shotgun a beer at 8 a.m.

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19 Apr 2016

Free market system devalues education

After having spent four months at an American university, one of the biggest differences I have noticed is how education here, contrary to Scandinavia, is something you pay for and,

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12 Apr 2016

San Francisco leads the way with new family leave bill

San Francisco’s new paid family leave law is a big step forward for advocates of the cause. New parents who have worked for a company for at least 180 days

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Illustration by Eva Rodriguez / Xpress
12 Apr 2016

Kobe Bryant irreplaceable to the very end

There will never be another Kobe Bryant. His competitive drive to be the best ever was second to none. His teammates have reinforced the fact that Kobe’s the hardest-working player to

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12 Apr 2016

Climate change is a shared crisis

The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; climate change is real and accelerating every second. In the last year alone, we have experienced record-breaking heat and droughts that have impacted millions of people

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Illustration by Kelsey Lannin / Xpress
12 Apr 2016

The Bathroom Bill: Toddlers and Lawmakers Agree

In a display of childlike ignorance, North Carolina State Rep. Ken Goodman muddled the concepts of gender identity and sexual orientation during an interview with NPR Tuesday morning. The segment

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