Korean Student Association celebrates culture, old and new

The fervor for K-Pop music is well entrenched among Korean Student Association (KSA) members, who gather during the annual culture and customs open house on Sept. 19 to revel in the ever-ubiquitous tunes as well as Korean dramas and more. “There used to be a lot more Korean participation, and now it’s a lot more fans of ...

September 20, 2018

Musicians meditate to diminish stage fright and examine their sixth sense

Feet planted on the floor, spines straightened and supported, hands relaxed and eyes closed as the first meditation of the Mindfulness for Musicians lecture took place in Knuth Hall. Stage fright, creative blocks, performance injuries, and critique of practices and performances are only a few of the anxiety-ridden obstacles that could interfere with a musician’s ...

September 20, 2018

Eminem vs. MGK beef shows no signs of slowing down

There are always celebrity feuds occurring in Hollywood, but the most recent; and most entertaining has been between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly. Otherwise known as MGK. Since Eminem has dropped his phenomenal album, “Kamikaze,” he has reportedly taken shots at MGK with his song “Not Alike.” The beef all began in 2012 when Machine ...

September 20, 2018


Leaders of tomorrow begin at Project Connect

SF State’s newest student mentors, role models and activists vowed to use their influence to positively impact under represented communities and promote higher education during the 14th annual Project Connect open house on Sept. 19. The event served to introduce Project Connect’s newest group of student interns, recruited this fall while also handing out free textbooks, ...

September 19, 2018

The Daily podcast presenting at SF’s Nourse Theater

The New York Times podcast “The Daily” will be presenting a conference this Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. for the first time at San Francisco’s Nourse Theater. Michael Barbaro, host of “The Daily,” and show producer Annie Brown will discuss how the news is reported and how the team creates the podcast in a ...

September 18, 2018

Oakland homeless encampment fire reveals human desperation

Fire engulfed a homeless encampment on E 12th Street in downtown Oakland on Tuesday, Sept. 11, scorching one-third of the shelters along with all the belongings of 30 of the 80 residents. The blaze raised questions about the housing crisis, and the treatment of citizens who need the most assistance. “I was chilling in my ...

September 18, 2018

SF State grad’s shooting raises issue of gun violence

SF State graduate Shane Colombo’s loved ones gathered at his memorial service on Friday, in disbelief that the young man’s promising future was cut short by gun violence.     “It feels like he’s just away still in Chicago. I can still feel the last hug he gave me,” said Colombo’s older brother Dane Colombo. Colombo ...

September 18, 2018



J & A — From August to May Podcast (Ep. 1)

On Sept. 7, TMZ was the first to report that Mac Miller had passed away from an apparent overdose and a week later fans continue to grieve the death of the young artist. As one fan wrote on Twitter, “losing Mac Miller feels like losing an old high school friend. It feels like we all ...

September 18, 2018

Climate activism promotes restorative message

Days before the Global Climate Action Summit was held in San Francisco, Rise for Climate Jobs and Justice organized an environmental march in the downtown area on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2018. All photos by Francisca Velasco/Golden Gate Xpress

September 14, 2018

Pride celebration livens Oakland, highlights marginal community

The Oakland Pride Parade and Festival extols positivity, love, and the acceptance of one another within the LGBTQ community annually, with this year taking place in downtown Oakland, Calif. The festival and its creators seek to educate the greater community about equality, civic involvement and responsibility for others in a ever-changing social landscape. Tristen Rowean/Golden ...

September 13, 2018

Gators represent at Red Bull Bay Climb

Handlebar mustaches, cyclists’ caps, Red Bulls and spectators lined the De Haro Street sidewalks, cheering on cyclists as they rode past during the 2018 Red Bull Bay Climb on Saturday, Sept. 8. Atop De Haro Street and Southern Heights Avenue stands an inflatable, blue Red Bull arch, signaling the finish line that cyclists from around the ...

September 12, 2018