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22 Sep 2016

College Of Ethnic Studies Hosting Speaker Series To Raise Climate Awareness

On Wednesday SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies will launch a two-month-long speaker series, sponsored by SF State’s Climate Justice Initiative. The college aims to raise awareness about the inequalities

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22 Sep 2016

Students To Be Relocated For Construction On New Creative Arts Building

SF State plans to demolish two on-campus housing sites and replace them with a new mixed-use Creative Arts building, which will include dorms, classrooms, retail stores, and an 800-seat concert

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The author of the anonymous letter mocking SF State’s campus­wide email about Title IX efforts stands with their letter in their home in San Francisco on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. The SF student explained their reasoning behind writing the letter in an interview with the Golden Gate Xpress.
21 Sep 2016

Author explains intent of letter critical to Title IX

In response to a campus-wide email sent out by Luoluo Hong, Title IX coordinator and vp of student affairs, a student wrote an open letter accusing SF State of victim

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An SF State student buys a Diet Pepsi from The Lobby Shop in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. San Francisco voters will decide whether or not to add a tax on sugary beverages this upcoming election, that would levy a 1 cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages.
21 Sep 2016

Tax would levy 1 cent per ounce

San Francisco voters will decide whether or not to add a tax on sugary beverages this November. Proposition V, if it passes, would levy a 1 cent per ounce tax

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Author Michelle Kennedy poses with her book outside the library on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.
19 Sep 2016

Lecturer’s New Book Explores Dealing with Grief and Traveling the World

For Michelle Kennedy, a young reporter working for a Sacramento news station in 2000, covering death was part of the job. However, when she was sent out to cover a

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An SF State student buys fresh organic juice from a vendor at the Associated Students, Inc. Farmers Market on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2016. The ASI market is developing an electronic benefit transfer program that will allow students to make purchases from the farmer’s market at SF State.
18 Sep 2016

ASI launches food program at weekly farmer’s market

Associated Students, Inc. is finalizing a program that will allow students to make purchases from the farmer’s market at SF State using using Electronic Benefit Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

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Joanne Barker, a member of the Lenape Nation and an American Indian studies professor begins the teach-in of the North Dakota Access Pipeline in front of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology buildings on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Barker began with an introduction about the harm of polluted water resources and climate change. (Steven Ho/Xpress)
16 Sep 2016

Teach-in shows solidarity with Standing Rock

Students, faculty, and community members gathered for a solidarity teach-in, in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Thursday. The tribe has been protesting against the construction of the

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An SF State student walks into Mary Ward Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2016. SF State is working on bringing an afro floor as soon as fall 2017. (Taylor Reyes/Xpress)
15 Sep 2016

Afro floor coming to SF State in 2017

SF State is working on bringing an Afro floor to student housing as soon as fall 2017, confirmed University spokesperson Jonathan Morales in an email. The floor would not solely

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Political science department professor Benjamin Lozano talks about politics and the economy during the Election Public Lecture Series course in the McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Each class session hosts a different panel of professors and experts on politics. (George Morin/Xpress)
15 Sep 2016

Election course tackles presidential race

Every four years, the political science department offers a course examining that year’s approaching presidential election. This year’s course, the 2016 presidential election public lecture series, is designed to inform

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Newly donated gear to from ABC 7 News in Studio 1 of the Creative Arts Building on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. The Broadcast and Electronic Communications Arts department has received a donation of gear from ABC 7 News.
13 Sep 2016

BECA’S Studio One Gets a Facelift from ABC 7 Donation

ABC 7 KGO donated its studio news set to SF State’s broadcast and electronic communication arts department, where the set will replace the four-year-old set in BECA’s Studio One. The

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People walk to and from the Student Health Services at SF State on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. SHS implemented an online appointment system last semester. (Steven Ho/Xpress)
12 Sep 2016

New health center appointment system speeds up service

Students have found relief from overcrowding and long waits in the Student Health Center since the implementation of a new online appointment system last semester. In the past, the SF

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(Left to right) Officers of the SF State Ethnic Studies Students Organization, President Sophia Wenzel, Vice President Nureldin Maslu, Social Media Manager Skye Bennike, Treasurer Iliana Jacobo and Secretary Heaven Estrada go over their meeting plans in EP 110 B on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. (Brenna Cruz/Xpress)
12 Sep 2016

Ethnic Studies Department Wins Two Hero Awards

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission and its Equity Advisory Committee has presented two Hero Awards to the College of Ethnic Studies for their activism and perseverance in gaining adequate

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12 Sep 2016

New cloud-based system will connect all 23 CSU libraries

SF State will introduce a new $3 million cloud-based platform that will link all California State University library databases.  In the works since last year, the new United Library Management

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Copies of an anonymous letter accusing SF State of victim blaming were found posted around the Health & Social Sciences Building and in the Creative Arts Building on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
10 Sep 2016

Anonymous letter mocks University’s recent Title IX efforts

Copies of an anonymous letter accusing SF State of victim blaming were found posted in the hallways of the Health & Social Sciences Building and in the Creative Arts Building on Saturday. 

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10 Sep 2016

Petition criticizes SF State’s relationship to Palestinian university

Amid ongoing tensions at SF State surrounding Jewish and Palestinian relations, a petition questioning the University’s partnership with a Palestinian university has garnered nearly 1,300 signatures since Wednesday. The partnership

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09 Sep 2016

Student protests result in new protocol

The University has introduced new and more effective protocol for dealing with protests after a heavily criticized handling of a visit by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.   “We failed our

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07 Sep 2016

New bill aims to speed graduation

A new bill labeled “The California Promise” aims to help students graduate quicker from a four-year university. The bill, unanimously approved by the State Senate on Aug. 30, will bring

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07 Sep 2016

New Dream Coordinator welcomed at first annual UndocuGators event

Associated Students, Inc. welcomed new dream coordinator, Norma Salcedo, at the first annual UndocuGators welcome night on Aug. 31. ASI, Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success and the AB 540

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SF State Gators’ head coach Matt Hoffman talks with his team during their loss against Sonoma State University at the Swamp on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. The Gators fell to the Seawolves in three straight sets.
22 Sep 2016

Gators’ vollyball losing woes continue

The SF State Gators women’s volleyball team showed significant improvement but couldn’t handle the Sonoma State Seawolves, unable to win a set for the third consecutive game. Their losing streak

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The SF State Cheer Team practices in the Wrestling Room on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016.
22 Sep 2016

Cheer team gears up for nationals win

Dressed in neatly pressed white and purple uniforms with matching shoes, the SF State cheer team gathers on a mat every Tuesday night in the gymnasium, persistently practicing high-flying basket

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SF State Gators' junior Magali Arsiniega (second right) leads the race during the first loop of the 5800 meter race at Hellman Hallow Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Arsiniega finished the race in 14 place with a time of 23:00.00.
22 Sep 2016

New SF State women’s cross country teams proves powerful in first race

The SF State women’s cross country team hit the ground running with their new team of runners at their first meet of the 2016 season on Thursday at Speedway Meadows

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SF State Gators' senior forward Autumn Fox (4) breaks through the Wildcats' defense during their 2-1 win over Chico State University at Cox Stadium on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.
22 Sep 2016

SF State women’s soccer upsets No. 13 Chico State University in thriller

The Gators have now won four in a row after a 2-1 upset win over the nationally ranked Chico State Wildcats and are now 4-1-1 on the season. “I thought

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SF State Gators' junior Drew Feldman leads the race during the second loop of the 7250 meter race at Hellman Hallow Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Feldman finished the race in 4th place with a time of 23:18.00.
22 Sep 2016

SF State men’s cross country top runners start season strong in season opener

The SF State men’s cross country team started off the 2016 season much like they ended their 2015 season, with Drew Feldman, Benji Preciado and Kenny Trejo finishing in the

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SF State Gators' freshman defender Valentina Riveros (18) prepares to clear the ball during their 2-2 double overtime tie against Dominican University of California at Cox Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.
22 Sep 2016

Talented freshman ready for successful career at SF State

Freshman defender Valentina Riveros has been a star athlete since a young age, and continues to make her mark on the SF State women’s soccer team. Riveros is one of

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SF State Gators' senior forward Autumn Fox (4) slide tackles a Wildcat player during their 2-1 loss against Central Washington University at Cox Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (Brenna Cruz/Xpress)
16 Sep 2016

Seasoned senior poised to lead Gators to successful season by example

Her coach describes her as dynamic. Her teammates describe her as a leader. She describes herself as a hard worker. Autumn Fox is a senior forward for the SF State

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SF State Gators' players celebrate freshman forward Richard Leon's (8) golden goal during their 3-2 overtime win over Cal State Monterey Bay at Cox Stadium on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (George Morin/Xpress)
16 Sep 2016

Richard Leon’s late game heroics give Gators overtime win

The Gators improved their record to 4-1 after freshman forward Richard Leon’s overtime game-winning goal to edge out the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 3-2 in the Golden Gate Classic.

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Drew Feldman, a member of the SF State’s Men’s Cross Country team, eats his lunch in the bottom floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. His lunch consisted of a homemade salad, a banana, a can of salmon, multiple Cliff bars and a bag of mixed nuts and berries. (Eric Chan/Xpress)
15 Sep 2016

How Men’s Cross Country runner Drew Feldman fuels up for victory

After a record-breaking 2015 season, top SF State men’s cross country runner Drew Feldman hopes to reach his goal of crossing the finish line at the NCAA Championships this year

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SF State Gator's sophomore outside hitter Willa Henderson (13), sophomore middle blocker Lauren Williams (2) and junior outside hitter Christine Johnson (18) block a spike by Sunbird freshman middle blocker Hailey Hilvers (16) during their loss to Fresno Pacific University at the Swamp on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. The Sunbirds beat the Gators in three straight sets. (Kin Lee/Xpress)
14 Sep 2016

Gators drop ball yet again, suffer third straight loss

Women’s volleyball struggles continued as they were swept 3-0 against Fresno Pacific University on Friday and suffered their second three match losing streak of the season. The Gators looked outmatched

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SF State Gator's junior outside hitter Christine Johnson (18) blocks the ball during their lose to Simon Fraser University in the Swamp on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. The Gators lost in three straight sets. (Eric Chan/Xpress)
11 Sep 2016

Women’s Volleyball display low intensity in defeat

From the opening set, SF State faced a large deficit and wasn’t able to find an answer in an uphill battle against Simon Fraser University. The Gators struggled mightily as

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SF State Gator's sophomore goalkeeper Arianna Wesley (1) fails to block a shot from a Penguin player during their 2-2 double overtime tie against Dominican University of California at Cox Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.(Kin Lee/Xpress)
09 Sep 2016

Gators blow late lead to finish in double overtime draw

The SF State women’s soccer team blew a lead late in the second half to finish in a 2-2 double overtime draw against Dominican University of California at Cox Stadium

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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

SF State student Jordon Acaero strikes a pose in the hallway of the gym on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. An unnamed breakdance group have turned a corner of the gym building into their own hub of music, dance and hip hop.
20 Sep 2016

Hallway becomes hip hop hub

The sounds of hip hop beats and squeaking sneakers fills a Gymnasium hallway as a group of about 20 break dancers hone their skills. With no rules against practicing in

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19 Sep 2016

Visual design students make an environmental statement with PARK(ing) Day

With coffee brewing, music playing and a hotdog-suited yorkie to captivate passers-by, even the gloomy morning didn’t stop SF State visual design students from attracting crowds on their annual PARK(ing)

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SF State School of Design seniors Gratas Sparnauskas (left) and Lorirae Francisco (right) look at some of the artwork in the Alumni Exhibition in the Design Gallery at SF State on Thursday Sept. 15, 2016.
18 Sep 2016

New gallery displays art works by 10 alumni, 10 years in the making

The polished work of alumni from the Department of Design and Industry debuted in the new Design Gallery’s inaugural exhibition on Thursday. The vast, open space of the gallery gave

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Timothy Walker, the only student on the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, poses for a portrait in the quad at SF State on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
15 Sep 2016

SF State Sophomore appointed to California’s racial and identity profiling advisory board

Timothy Walker, a 19-year-old SF State political science major, is the youngest member and only college student to be appointed to California’s newly established Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board.

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14 Sep 2016

Poetry center kicks off first event of the semester

Tongo Eisen-Martin’s powerful voice captivated students and faculty Thursday Night at the poetry center’s first event of the semester. Attentive faces listened and nodded along to his expressions of life,

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SF State student Parker Sha, a Pi Kappa Phi member carries

a goat in the Quad at SF State on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (Pablo Caballero/XPRESS)
14 Sep 2016

Goats are the answer, says eco-friendly frat brother

Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters did their best to attract new members during this fall semester’s rush week. They sported their house names, played loud music, and engaged with those

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14 Sep 2016

Mashouf Wellness Center will be open to everyone, even alumni

For the past six years, SF State students have contributed to the construction of the Mashouf Wellness Center through fees embedded in their tuition.  According to the center’s website, “the

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13 Sep 2016

Some students lose out on new minimum wage

While San Francisco raised its minimum wage from $12.25 to $13 in July, only students that were already being paid at the City minimum wage benefitted from this increase. This

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Fresh made noodles lay in a baking sheet before they are added to a pasta at The Vista Room in Burk Hall room 401 on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (Garrick Wong/Xpress)
12 Sep 2016

The Vista Room welcomes semester with new menu offerings

Chef Tim Shaw introduced his new students to the kitchen of SF State’s fine dining restaurant by demonstrating how to prepare and plate the first dishes of the semester —

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12 Sep 2016

Students to join artists worldwide in art installation event

Students, residents and volunteers will join artists worldwide in transforming public spaces with temporary art installations for the annual PARK(ing) Day event this week. Instructor Ricardo Gomes assigned PARK(ing) Day

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09 Sep 2016

Music majors move beyond jazz and classical music

As 23-year-old Ryan Tipton sits outside Burk Hall, he treats students walking to class to a deconstructed, acoustic version of Odeza’s popular electronic song “Say My Name,” on his guitar.

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Gabrielle Jay paints on the walls of The Depot during Paint Our Walls, an art social hosted by The Depot on Thursday, Aug. 25 2016.
31 Aug 2016

Creativity flows at The Depot art social

Students gathered at The Depot on Thursday evening with paint brushes in hand and turned white canvasses into an explosion of color for SF State’s first Art Social: Paint our

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XPRESS OPINION

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21 Sep 2016

Kanye perpetuates colorism with latest project

Earlier this month, Kanye West tweeted a casting call asking for “multiracial women only,” that caused a stir among fans and critics alike. People took to twitter and the real

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21 Sep 2016

Male Entitlement gives me trust issues

On Sept. 5 in Brooklyn during the J’ouvert festival 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau, told a man to get off of her after he approached her and started dancing on her. Moments

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15 Sep 2016

Wellness Center overshadows the need for better student dorms

Walking past the shiny new facade of the new wellness center that is under construction, I can’t help comparing it to the lackluster appearance of my apartment building in University

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15 Sep 2016

Letter to the editor

To the Editor, The article, “Young medical cannabis patients lose access” in the Sept. 7, 2016 issue of the Golden Gate Xpress is very misleading. The title claims that medical cannabis

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07 Sep 2016

Learning to Survive and Surviving to Learn

I wake up early, makeup smeared and a computer to my side. I think the same thing I do every morning: “I’m too young to be this stressed.”  But I

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06 Sep 2016

“(Re)Assignment” film makes a mockery out of trans bodies

For a while now, I’ve been eager to share my disappointment with the lack of authentic transgender representation in TV and film. I’ve felt that watching shows and movies that

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31 Aug 2016

Speak from experience or don’t speak at all

In today’s world, being politically correct is a general expectation for almost everyone hoping to have a civil conversation. It’s easy to get caught up in discussions about race, gender

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28 Aug 2016

Letter to the editor

Letters to the editor do not reflect the opinion of Golden Gate Xpress or the SF State Journalism Department. Letters to the editor are published as is, unless otherwise noted.

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27 Aug 2016

What advice would you give your freshman self?

Advice from 2016 SF State graduates: Dahn Quang Nguyen: double major in decision sciences and information systems To be bold and ask questions. To speak as much as to listen.

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27 Aug 2016

“Freshman 15” sets a dangerous standard

When I left my last final my first semester freshmen year, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Then, I stepped on a scale and realized,

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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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