XPRESS NEWS

24 Aug 2016

Simplified FAFSA to launch in October

Long lines snaked around the Student Services Building on Monday, Aug. 22 as students anxiously waited to speak with financial aid counselors. “It’s crazy, it gets stacked up here every

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05 Aug 2016

SF State Provost Sue Rosser leaves University for chancellor’s office

SF State Vice President and Provost Sue Rosser will be leaving her position on Sept. 1, according to an announcement from President Wong on Thursday.    Rosser will be joining

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"I think actually the whole time we felt unsafe," said  student Cristina Navarro on her time spent without housing while going to school at SF State.
29 Jun 2016

Improvements planned for “abysmally low” University support of homeless students

SF State administrators are in the early stages of plans to improve support for homeless and food insecure students. Over the past year, administration has worked with the Associated Students

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18 Jun 2016

Man shot near SF State campus

A man was shot Tuesday at 12:20 a.m. at Lake Merced Boulevard and Higuera Avenue, according to an email safety alert from SF State Vice President of Student Affairs, LuoLuo

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28 May 2016

Sunshine and words of advice illuminate 2016 Commencement at AT&T Park

The aromas of perfume and barbeque sauce mingled in the breezy McCovey Cove air as graduates, their friends and their family filtered into sunny AT&T Park for the 2016 SF

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18 May 2016

Grad ticket scarcity creates student-run black market

*Students’ names have been changed to preserve confidentially. The “SFSU Class of 2016” Facebook group page has transformed into a black market for the buying and selling of graduation tickets.

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13 May 2016

Chickenpox infects three on SF State campus

Three SF State students have been diagnosed with chickenpox, a highly contagious disease also called Varicella, between April 23 and May 13, 2016 according to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health Services. People

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11 May 2016

Conference Promotes Funding Streams for Children at Local Level

Pollsters, policy makers and educators gathered at the Seven Hills Conference Center on Monday to speak to a packed room about strategies to create funding streams for children through an

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Hunger Strikers and members of the Third World Liberation Front 2016 read the list of demands they and President Wong wrote to the rally attendersin the quad on Wednesday, May 11. The Third World Liberation Front 2016 called for a rally to announce the agreements that they and President Wong wrote in their meeting today resulting in the end of their hunger strike. (Aleah Fajardo/ Xpress)
11 May 2016

Hunger strike ends, agreement reached

One hospitalization and 10 days later, the SF State administration and hunger strikers have come to an agreement and called an end to the strike. “It’s disappointing that it took

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Students and faculty gather in the quad for a press conference regarding demands for SF State, President Wong on the eighth day of the  hunger strike on Monday.  The hungerstrike is led by the Third World Liberation Front 2016, a name used to pay homeage to the 1968 strike.  (Aleah Fajardo/ Xpress)
10 May 2016

Wong speaks out amid week of turbulence

President Leslie E. Wong surfaced for a press conference Monday behind closed doors in the Administration Building, expressing concern for the hunger strikers’ health and his commitment to creating “an

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10 May 2016

Hunger striker rushed to hospital, still on strike

Hunger striker Julia Retzlaff, 19, was rushed to Clínica Martín-Baró Monday around 10:30 p.m. Doctors at Clínica Martín-Baró sent Retzlaff to Kaiser Permanente, where she received an IV. After three

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09 May 2016

BREAKING: Community support strong at hunger strike press conference

Nearly 200 students and faculty gathered in the quad at 12:30 p.m. Monday for a press conference surrounding the four students who began a hunger strike last week in protest

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Assistant professor of American Indian Studies John-Carlos Perea (second from left) leads College of Ethnic Studies supporters in the traditional pow wow song "Blue Horse Special,” on the march from the hunger strike campsite at the J. Paul Leonard Library to the meeting with SF State Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong in the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building, Friday, May 6, 2016. Student O’Neal Stidum (right) camped with the strikers Tuesday and kept watch through the night. (Emily Chavous / Xpress)
06 May 2016

Hunger strike sparks meeting with SF State Vice President of Student Affairs

SF State Vice President of Student Affairs Luoluo Hong sat down with approximately 30 supporters of the College of Ethnic Studies in response to the hunger strike to assist in

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04 May 2016

Office of the President locks doors to strikers

President Leslie E. Wong ordered his office locked down Wednesday in response to the hunger strike for the College of Ethnic Studies. Wong’s office is on the fifth floor of the Administration

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03 May 2016

Emotional ties to Ethnic Studies fuel hunger strike

Ethnic studies changed 18-year-old Hassani Bell’s life. “I grew up in East Oakland and I remember hearing gunshots from my window, feeling helpless, hating myself because I couldn’t help that

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SF State students and supporters marched in solidarity with the SF State College of Ethnic Studies. The ìState of Emergencyî May Day action held a goal to defend funding for public higher education. (Gabriela Rodriguez / Xpress)
03 May 2016

Students go on hunger strike for ethnic studies

A group of SF State students began a hunger strike Monday, saying they will not eat until the administration allocates $8 million to the College of Ethnic Studies. SF State students and faculty gathered in

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San Francisco's Sunset Reservoir Solar Array more than tripled the amount of municipal solar generating capacity in San Francisco when built atop the reservoir in 2010, according to sfwater.org. San Francisco is the first city in the nation to pass a bill requiring solar energy on new buildings; the bill will take effect in 2017. (Gabriela Rodriguez / Xpress)
03 May 2016

SF State exempt from new bill that requires solar panels for new buildings

San Francisco has passed new legislation in an effort to become more energy efficient. All new buildings constructed in San Francisco must be outfitted with solar panels. The new bill passed

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03 May 2016

Shannon Deloso defeats Evan Gothelf to become ASI president

Shannon Deloso became the next Associated Students, Inc. president after defeating Evan Gothelf by 100 votes. She is a fourth-year Asian American studies major and has big plans for the

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XPRESS SPORTS

18 May 2016

Graduating student-athletes look ahead to life after sports

Jaclyn Clark One thing every graduating senior can probably agree on is how quickly their college journey passed. Some student-athletes have primarily focused on their sport and academics during their time at SF

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SF State men's cross country team stand on the stage during student athlete awards banquet at SF State Student Event Center Tuesday, May.10. (Qing Huang/Xpress)
11 May 2016

Student Athletes Awarded at Annual Banquet

After practically living in their practice and game uniforms for an entire season, SF State student athletes got to dress up and put on their best for the end of

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10 May 2016

Award-winning shortstop striving to make the pros

Whether she’s diving and stretching her body out for ground balls or pivoting and driving her body to turn a clutch double play, shortstop Jennifer Lewis makes plays at an elite

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09 May 2016

Gators outlast Seawolves for senior day win

The stands at Maloney Field were filled with emotion Sunday, as the SF State baseball team honored five seniors for senior day. Strong pitching from senior Peter Reyes helped the

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SF State Gators infielder Bryce Brooks (39) tries to tag as Sonoma State Seawolves outfielder Bryant Cid (40) slides back to second base during the game in Gator's 4-11 loss at SF State's baseball field Friday, May 6. (Qing Huang/Xpress)
07 May 2016

Rough sixth inning sinks Gators

It’s the top of the sixth. Bases are loaded. Two outs. The count is 0-2. The pitch fires from the mound. CRACK! And the Sonoma Seawolves score a 3-RBI double

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Andrew Breen (2), infielder for the SF State Gators baseball team, slides into home plate and is pronounced safe during a game against the Chico State Wildcats in which SF State won 6-2 in San Francisco, CA on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (Alex Kofman / Xpress)
02 May 2016

Gators tame Wildcats in crucial victory

Going up against the California Collegiate Athletic Association pitcher of the week, Chico State’s Dalton Erb, didn’t phase SF State, as the Gators pounded Erb in their 6-2 victory over

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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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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Rehearsals for the BECAfest in Studio 1 in the BECA department at SF State. The BECAfest is an annual, live award show and showcase of the work the students in the BECA department have produced during the semester. The show is also live broadcasted online. (Cecilie Lyngberg / Xpress)
21 May 2016

Award show celebrates BECA students at SF State

In Studio 1 of the Creative Arts Building at SF State, a group of 40 students run around working like efficient ants. Some are practicing lines from a manuscript, some are

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Jonas Rivera poses for a portrait with models of some of the characters from movies he has worked on at Pixar in Emeryville on Friday, May 13, 2016. Rivera recently won an Oscar as executive producer for the movie "Inside Out" and is an SF State alumni. ( Ryan McNulty / Xpress )
18 May 2016

Oscar-winner Jonas Rivera to share his story with graduates at commencement

Accepting an Academy Award is one of those seemingly intangible pipe dreams that most people only fantasize about. For SF State alumnus Jonas Rivera, the Oscar-winning producer behind Pixar’s 2015

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An image from an online promotional advertisement for the "Agents of Change" documentary. (Photo courtesy of Abby Ginzberg)
18 May 2016

Ethnic studies documentary premiers at the right time

Black and white archival footage of students marching, with fists held high, captures the racially-charged conditions on college campuses in the late 1960s in a new documentary that made its

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17 May 2016

Students perform their final music projects at The Depot

Friday, SF State will host its first ever Electronic Music Class Show, where students from Music 436 will present their final synthesized music projects at The Depot. “It’s always a

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illustration by Kelsey Lannin
10 May 2016

Talk daddy to me

An all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii for lava-gazing chopper rides and dolphin kisses in sapphire lagoons trumps any dude asking, “Hey girl, what’s your sign?” At least that’s what Donald

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Joanne Taylor a professor at SF State grading papers in her office on Tuesday May 9, 2016. (Ryan Zaragoza / Xpress).
10 May 2016

Tattoo stigma fades away for SF State professors

Joanne Taylor, an SF State professor in the College of Business, is known by her students for being extremely charismatic, intelligent and passionate about her profession. At UC Berkeley, she earned a

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The Spazio Ragazza look is part of the Re-Use Collection which pushes the boundaries of school spirit to a new level. (Taylor Reyes / Xpress)
03 May 2016

Student’s designs take the runway in ‘Emerge’

Models glided down the runway as onlookers sipped champagne, eyes drawn to the work being showcased by SF State’s apparel design and merchandising students in the elegant setting of the

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Darius Bost and Irene Tu watch Echo Brown during her spoken word performance on Wednesday, April 27, inside of McKenna Theatre. (Eric Chan / Xpress)
03 May 2016

SF State Welcomes KQED’s “Truth Be Told”

Lights shimmered on the stage and the title of KQED’s live show “Truth Be Told” was projected on a giant screen in the background as the host, Joshua Johnson, asked the

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Alayna Stroud practices for the upcoming show, "Archives and Outcries: California's Unconventional Women Tell Their Stories", an aerial dance performance by Flyaway Productions. The show will be held on May 3, 2016 outside the J. Paul Leonard Library. (Eric Chan / Xpress)
02 May 2016

Aerial dance celebrates 30th anniversary of Labor Archives and Research Center

Students stopped in their tracks, eyes fixated upward on the harnessed dancers cascading down the outside of J. Paul Leonard Library. The dancers moved as one with vintage dresses as

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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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XPRESS OPINION

One of the perks of living off campus is being able to have pets. (Grady Penna / Xpress)
23 Aug 2016

I skipped dorm life and I’m glad I did

I’ve always considered myself to be a private person. This meant that when it finally came time to move away from home after high school and be on my own,

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18 May 2016

How I learned to stop worrying and love being a super senior

Next week, thousands of SF State students will pack into AT&T Park, turn their tassels and graduate. Unfortunately, I will not be one of them, despite the fact that I’m

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18 May 2016

Commencement ceremonies are overrated

It’s graduation day. You stand in line along with thousands of other graduating students, waiting to take the walk across the stage that marks the end of your college career. As

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18 May 2016

Studying abroad can be rewarding – but remember where you come from!

Like most dramatic changes in a person’s life, moving to another country to go to school makes you compare it to what you used to have. There are a lot

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18 May 2016

Exchange life is hard – but gives you so much more than expected!

Before I left Denmark to go on exchange, some Danes said the only pity about me going on exchange to San Francisco was that the city is so similar to Europe.

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18 May 2016

I rushed through college and I regret it

I may be a part of a small minority, but I don’t exactly want to graduate just yet. I spent my first year or so at SF State planning my

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10 May 2016

Facebook’s bias damages news credibility

A report released Monday morning by Gizmodo caused an uproar among GOP supporters after a former Facebook employee revealed the company’s influential “trending topics” section may have a hidden agenda.

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Illustration by Kelsey Lannin
10 May 2016

Bernie supporters revive archaic gender attitudes

America is at a turning point when it comes to feminism. The wage gap for women is slowly closing and there are more and more options in California for paid family

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10 May 2016

Sex work doesn’t devalue people

My family’s 2006 calendar hung in the kitchen next to the fridge. It was a NASCAR calendar, the same one we get every year. The days were marked with special

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10 May 2016

For many, the classic idea of the American Dream is unattainable

The American comedian George Carlin once said that the reason it’s called the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it. Looking at modern day America,

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03 May 2016

There are no winners in the GOP field

Tuesday night, Donald Trump won the Indiana primary, and Senator Ted Cruz suspended his presidential campaign. Across the country, the GOP elite mourned what they see as the loss of

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03 May 2016

I don’t eat meat, but I don’t care if you do

Even in the hyper-liberal city of San Francisco, I get a lot of negative reactions when I say I don’t eat meat. People assume I’m going to judge them if

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