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Emerson Malca, founder of StudyRoom, speaks to SF State students about start-ups at INCUBED Welcome Day in the J. Paul Leonard Library, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (Xpress / Emily Chavous)
10 Feb 2016

Student-run startup helps students run startups

Aspiring student entrepreneurs gathered Tuesday afternoon in the J. Paul Leonard Library event room to attend the welcome night of INCUBED, a student-run startup incubator based at SF State. First to speak

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An outside view of Mary Ward Hall, Monday, Feb. 8 (Taylor Reyes / Xpress)
10 Feb 2016

BSU brings Afro Floor to SF State

SF State’s housing will welcome a new community-themed floor after a successful bout of lobbying and protests by the Black Student Union. The “Afro Floor” will be available to students

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Delta Lambda Phi members Joshua Villegas (left), Kyle Mears (middle), and Salvadore Giannone (right) tabling in Malcolm X Plaza at SF State, Tuesday, Feb. 2.
09 Feb 2016

SF State welcomes back gay fraternity that has been absent since 1992

For the first time since 1992, the fraternity Delta Lambda Phi has resurfaced at SF state. What started as a small idea between a select few students has grown into

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Studio art major Nick Oh works in the ceramics studio in the Fine Arts Building Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Qing Huang / Xpress)
09 Feb 2016

Increased fees bittersweet for art department

SF State’s art department made its first major increases to instructional materials fees in 20 years this spring, forcing returning studio art majors to pay double or even triple the fee

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08 Feb 2016

Faculty strike looms over April

The California Faculty Association announced the dates of a system-wide faculty strike on Monday at a press conference in Sacramento. Jennifer Eagan, the CFA president, said that the CFA board of directors determined

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05 Feb 2016

SFMTA looks to community for feedback on 19th Avenue project

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency had its first public meeting of 2016 at the Seven Hills Conference Center to discuss the 19th Avenue/M Ocean View Project, which plans to realign the M-Ocean

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Noble Mitchell (right) holds a sign as people walk by on Drumm Street near the Super Bowl City festivities in San Francisco, Calif., Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (George Morin / Xpress)
03 Feb 2016

Mayor relocates homeless as Super Bowl and El Nino loom

As Super Bowl 50 quickly approaches, San Francisco officials are trying to relocate the city’s homeless from the Embarcadero, where the Super Bowl City complex was constructed, by adding more

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A car with a steering wheel lock parked on Buckingham Street in University Park North on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Xpress / Perng-chih Huang)
03 Feb 2016

Spike in car thefts in SF State area results in heightened security

SF State and the surrounding community has seen a recent spike in both auto burglary and vehicle theft over the last two months. According to SF State’s crime, arrest and fire

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26 Jan 2016

Road sharing with ride-sharing leads cab cooperative to bankruptcy

When it comes to getting around San Francisco, students have wide range of options. Despite filing for bankruptcy Friday, the city’s largest taxicab co-op, Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc., remains one of

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Members of the SF State California Faculty Association discuss their agenda during an executive board meeting held in the HSS building on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.
26 Jan 2016

CFA threaten to strike while waiting for decision

The California Faculty Association is on the verge of a system–wide strike for a 5 percent salary raise for all CSU faculty members. Currently the CFA and the CSU are in the fact-finding process,

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Faculty members organized by CFA march on the sidewalk of 19th Avenue during the protest at SF State Tuesday, Nov.17, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)
17 Dec 2015

Interactive: SF State Faculty voice the need for five percent

Why is there a need for a five percent salary increase from the California State University administration? Portrait Series by Emma Chiang The California Faculty Association is in its first

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SF State students attend a pouring rights town hall meeting with Associated Students Inc. and President Leslie E. Wong. where the president announced no pouring rights agreement will be made with a major soda at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)
08 Dec 2015

Pouring rights agreement falls flat as students rise up

President Leslie E. Wong’s refusal to sign a pouring rights agreement Nov. 19 drew critical interest from news organizations across the Bay Area, but also brought up the question of

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Photo courtesy of SF State Alumni Association
08 Dec 2015

New statue to spark student spirit

SF State will be getting a new statue in the near future as a part of 2015’s Senior Class Gift campaign. The statue, which has been dubbed the Gator Spirit

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Larry Salomon, a lecturer for SF State's Ethnic Studies Program, speaks to his Critical Thinking in Ethnic Studies class about its upcoming final in Burk Hall Tuesday, Dec 8. (David Henry / Xpress)
08 Dec 2015

Video of Mario Woods shooting reignites discussion on police violence

The deadly shooting of Mario Woods in The Bayview district Nov. 2 prompted a possible revision of the San Francisco Police Department’s use-of-force policy, after the police chief’s claims that

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SF Hillel celebrates the second day of Hanukkah in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday, Dec 8. (James Chan/Xpress)
08 Dec 2015

SF Hillel Gathers Students for Texas Disaster Relief

As the SF State community gets ready for the upcoming winter break, one student is preparing for an “alternative break” to help rebuild a community in San Marcos, Texas that was

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SF State Gator Kiara Ginwright fights for a rebound as the Gators face the Stanislaus State Warriors at The Swamp Gymnasium Saturday, Dec. 5. (David Henry / Xpress)
07 Dec 2015

Gators fall to Warriors

The SF State women’s basketball team (3-4) fell to California State University, Stanislaus (6-2) 61-54, after being unable to overcome a huge first half by the Warriors Saturday, Dec. 5.

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Sybil S. Yang, an SF State hospitality and tourism management assistant professor, presents her findings during the SF State Faculty Data Fellows Group presentation on student academic progress in the J. Paul Leonard Library Wednesday Dec. 2, 2015. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez / Xpress)
03 Dec 2015

Faculty sheds light on necessary changes to improve graduation rate

Critical improvements to SF State students’ academic progress may be in store as a group of faculty members under the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning presented their findings on student

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03 Dec 2015

Emergency staff respond to 911 call inside the Humanities building

First responders received a call shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday morning from staff in the Humanities Building reporting a medical emergency. One faculty member, who did not want to be

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SF State Gators wrestler Tavis Ino gets mentally prepared during the second match of a dual meet against the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks on Saturday, February 6, 2016. (Eric Chan / Xpress)
09 Feb 2016

Wrestlers ready to throw down at major tournament

With a 52-year tradition on the line, the SF State wrestling team is looking to send a wrestler to nationals for a 53rd straight year. The NCAA Division II Super Region

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Devanique Brown a freshman on the San Francisco State University track and field team poses for a portrait on February 4 2015. (Xpress/Connor Hunt)
09 Feb 2016

Freshman is flourishing into star-caliber track and field athlete

  Sauntering down the crowded, athlete-filled, purple-and-yellow hall of The Swamp in a grey hoodie and black track pants is Devanique Brown, an 18-year-old freshman in the midst of her

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SF State Gators wrestler, Gabe Fuentes circles the mat during the second match of a dual meet against the Colorado Mesa University Mavericks on Saturday, February 6, 2016. (Eric Chan / Xpress)
07 Feb 2016

Gators seniors honored before dual meet clash

The Gators won one of their two meets during their last home matches of the season. SF State defeated Simon Fraser University, 33-14 and lost to Colorado Mesa University, 23-14. Before

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SF State Gator first baseman Ryan Burke (right) slides safely into first base as Holy Names University’s first baseman Chris Gnos (left) waits for the ball during the Gators’ second game of a doubleheader at Maloney Field at SF State on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The Gators defeated the Hawks 4-3 in the second game of its doubleheader. (George Morin/Xpress)
07 Feb 2016

Gators split games in doubleheader

The SF State baseball team hosted the Holy Names Hawks for a doubleheader Saturday, Feb. 6, losing the first game 9-2 and winning the second 4-3. The home opener for

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SF State Gators’ guard Warren Jackson (1) makes a charge towards the basket in the first half of a game against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks at The Swamp at SF State on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. The Gators won 85-59.( Ryan McNulty / Xpress )
06 Feb 2016

Gators chomp the Lumberjacks in Spirit Night

It was a packed, noisy house at The Swamp as SF State had one of their best games of the season at home when they defeated Humboldt State 85-59. The

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24.	SFSU Gator Tatsiana Dashkevich drives to the basket during their game against the Humboldt Jacks on Friday. Jacks won (Aleah Fajardo/Xpress)
06 Feb 2016

Gators cut-down by Lumberjacks

The SF State women’s basketball team came out with a heightened sense of urgency during their only televised game of the year, but lost to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 61-57. There

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03 Feb 2016

Substantial returning class bolsters Gators’ baseball depth

With the 2016 season set to begin this Friday, the SF State baseball team is looking to some unfamiliar faces to help it bounce back from last year’s disappointing 19-29 season,

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Megan Clark (17) pitches at SF State Gators softball team practice Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The Gators open the season at home with a double-header against Northwest Nazarene University on Feb 12 at 1 p.m. (James Chan / Xpress)
03 Feb 2016

Gators softball ready to dive into new season

Headed into the new season, SF State’s softball team is focused on improving on their 12-40 record from last season. First-year head coach Lisa Allen has inherited an experienced team

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SF State head softball coach Lisa Allen, center, answers Media Day questions with outfielder/pitcher Aryn Guzman, left, and starting pitcher Megan Clark. (Pablo Caballero / Xpress)
29 Jan 2016

Spring teams exude positivity at first-ever athletics spring media day

The first ever SF State Gators Athletics Spring Media Day was filled with positive and focused outlooks for the upcoming season. Coaches and players from the softball and baseball teams and

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SF State Gators center Kiara Ginwright (30) shoots over Cal State Monterey Bay Otters forward Jazmine Johnson (24) in Gator's 57-49 win at The Swamp, Saturday Jan. 23 2016.
26 Jan 2016

Freshman center on pace to break record

In sports, the saying goes, “Defense wins championships.” In basketball, one of the best facets of a great defense is a defensive anchor down in the paint. Freshman Kiara Ginwright is

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SF State Gator Warren Jackson (1) focuses on making a free throw during the men's basketball game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters at The Swamp Saturday, Jan. 23. The Gators won 85-79.
26 Jan 2016

Midseason review: Defense and depth key to Gators postseason push

It has been an up-and-down season so far for the men’s basketball team, who are looking to make a strong push at the end of the season to secure a

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24 Jan 2016

MEN’S BASKETBALL BOUNCES BACK WITH CRUCIAL WIN

SF State beat the California State University Monterey Bay Otters for the second time this season with an up-tempo offense and defensive intensity, the final score being 85-78. The 85

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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Illustration by Eva Rodriguez / Xpress
09 Feb 2016

Shaming men for anal stimulation promotes inequality and homophobia

Anal sex isn’t anything new, and, regardless of sexual orientation, many men aren’t afraid of a little backdoor action from time to time. We’ve seen various references to butt exploration in

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Kaylin Masis, the director of Legal Resource Center, poses for a portrait photo in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on SF State campus on Friday, Feb 5, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang / Xpress)
09 Feb 2016

Consent Week to empower students against sexual violence

Next week will spark a campus-wide discussion about consent, sexual violence, survivor support and students’ rights on campus, with Consent Week taking place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Associated

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Mike Evans Jr (left), SF State student activist addresses the audience on how to educate the public and get involved within the community to make a difference at the Jack Adams Hall at SF State, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Xpress / Ryan Zaragoza)
09 Feb 2016

Black Panthers documentary shines light on social inequality

The line was long, and more than 100 people signed up in advance for the screening of the documentary “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution” and the subsequent panel discussion

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Illustration by Reid Cammack/Xpress
09 Feb 2016

Valentine’s Day: Your best friend could be the best date

Valentine’s Day is often overwhelming for someone living the single life. Instead of having to dress up and go on an awkward first date in an overcrowded restaurant, doing your

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09 Feb 2016

CSU faculty deserves to earn a living wage

The California Faculty Association announced Monday that they would launch a coordinated, five-day strike in April if the California State University does not extend a satisfactory counter offer to their

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A variety of books ranging from fiction and erotica to sex education are available for students by EROS, an Associated Students, Inc. program at SF State created to teach students about safe sex in San Francisco, CA on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Xpress/Alex Kofman)
09 Feb 2016

EROS provides safe space for sexual health education

Located on the terrace level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality provides a safe space for students. Inside their quaint office space, free

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09 Feb 2016

Despite controversy, Planned Parenthood remains an important resource

When it comes to your sex life, having the right to know what to do in order to be safe under the sheets is important, and Planned Parenthood is a good

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Madelin Braun (center) goes barefoot in point class, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (Xpress / Ryan Zaragoza)
05 Feb 2016

Photo Story: Student finds balance in life through dance

Maintaining a healthy balance among schoolwork and homework, a job, personal time and a social life is struggle many face. For student dancer Madelin Braun, balance has a deeper meaning. “Figuring

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03 Feb 2016

Keep your moans to a murmur

I get it. Noisy sex gets you off. Maybe all the moaning turns you on. Maybe it’s the thought that someone might be listening. But some of us have 8

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03 Feb 2016

The influence of the first presidential primary shouldn’t be limited to Iowa

The mind of the average voter during the United States presidential primary season is an incredibly fickle thing. Though some people inform themselves on important issues and every candidate’s positions,

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SF State student Gilbert Adam Guillen performs his DJ set at the Horizon Lounge in San Francisco's Financial District, Thursday, January 28, 2016. (Connor Hunt / Xpress)
03 Feb 2016

Student DJ mixes music and academics

Dazzling colored lights illuminated the dance floor, strobe lights flickered and sound waves of throwback hip hop ricocheted off the walls. Gilbert Adam Guillen, a 21-year-old SF State student, had the crowd

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SF State alumna Mona Marcos poses with a piece from the upcoming "Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora" exhibit on top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Imani Miller/ Xpress)
03 Feb 2016

New art exhibit commemorates resistance of Filipino people

The resiliency of the Filipino people will be celebrated in the Associated Students’ Art Gallery during a new exhibit in honor of the 30th anniversary month of the People Power

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XPRESS OPINION

Illustration by Eva Rodriguez / Xpress
09 Feb 2016

Shaming men for anal stimulation promotes inequality and homophobia

Anal sex isn’t anything new, and, regardless of sexual orientation, many men aren’t afraid of a little backdoor action from time to time. We’ve seen various references to butt exploration in

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Illustration by Reid Cammack/Xpress
09 Feb 2016

Valentine’s Day: Your best friend could be the best date

Valentine’s Day is often overwhelming for someone living the single life. Instead of having to dress up and go on an awkward first date in an overcrowded restaurant, doing your

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09 Feb 2016

CSU faculty deserves to earn a living wage

The California Faculty Association announced Monday that they would launch a coordinated, five-day strike in April if the California State University does not extend a satisfactory counter offer to their

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09 Feb 2016

Despite controversy, Planned Parenthood remains an important resource

When it comes to your sex life, having the right to know what to do in order to be safe under the sheets is important, and Planned Parenthood is a good

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03 Feb 2016

Keep your moans to a murmur

I get it. Noisy sex gets you off. Maybe all the moaning turns you on. Maybe it’s the thought that someone might be listening. But some of us have 8

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03 Feb 2016

The influence of the first presidential primary shouldn’t be limited to Iowa

The mind of the average voter during the United States presidential primary season is an incredibly fickle thing. Though some people inform themselves on important issues and every candidate’s positions,

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03 Feb 2016

Gay bars provide a safe environment for women amidst a culture of harassment

When planning a girls’ night out, my friends and I end up in the Castro 90 percent of the time. Although we like going out there because of the great

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03 Feb 2016

Social media used as perpetual ego boost

According to most people’s Instagram accounts and Snapchat stories, a typical week consists of house parties, crowded bars and shenanigans with their roommates. And cats, because for some reason, this

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26 Jan 2016

Cost of Super Bowl celebrations outweighs the benefit

Super Bowl 50 will be held Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California, but it won’t be the city of Santa Clara that is paying for it, and two members of

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26 Jan 2016

Hoverboards on campus are cause for concern

On my daily trudges across campus between classes, I don’t usually stop to concern myself with other people’s activities. Lately, however, I’ve been noticing people riding peculiar new devices called “hoverboards,”

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26 Jan 2016

Tatum’s performance drags down ‘Lip Sync Battle’

  January is my favorite month of the year, mostly because it’s my birthday month. I spend all month surrounding myself with positive images to remind myself of my glorious

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26 Jan 2016

Amy Schumer labeled feminist despite misogynist ‘Trainwreck’

Actress Amy Schumer is widely, and wrongly, regarded as a feminist. Contributing to this misconception are her ballsy, empowering speeches, including her acceptance speech for last week’s Critics’ Choice Award’s MVP Award

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