Green classes in students' future

January 31, 2011 News 2 Comments

Recently approved general education requirements at SF State promise to better align the campus with its goal of sustainability and educate students on how to live a greener life both in and out of the classroom. Undergrads entering the University as early as fall 2012 will follow a new GE path that requires students to ...

Power of love expressed through long-forgotten genre

January 31, 2011 Life

Showing that you’re in love with someone doesn’t usually involve a sailor’s costume with a hula hoop or a coordinated magic act on trampolines, but a new San Francisco performance piece may change all that. Z Space Theatre Company, in conjunction with local director Mark Jackson and actor-singer Beth Wilmurt, has created “The Companion Piece,” ...

Free-throw practice proves valuable for Gators

January 29, 2011 Sports

A basketball game is often won at the free-throw line when two physical and intense teams combine to commit 40 fouls. With two minutes and twenty five seconds remaining in the game between the SF State men’s basketball team and the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes at the main gymnasium Friday night, it all came down to ...

Utilities extension program brings construction to campus

January 28, 2011

For many, it’s been difficult to avoid the nearly 10-foot hole in front of the Café Rosso near the humanities building. Though the site may seem intimidating and troublesome, but it is nothing to fear. The exposed pipes within the hole are hot water lines, nothing deadly or dangerous. The project itself is part of a ...

Music festival kept hush, hush

January 27, 2011 Life

Story by Melissa-Ann Reyes A string of lights illuminated the stage just above the half-pipe as the chaotic pulse of music – bass, cello, drums, guitar, keyboards, trumpet and the occasional violin – rumbled in aggressive harmony through the once empty “warehouse-turned-skate-park-turned-venue” for the inaugural Huge Whisper Music Festival this past weekend. On Friday and ...

Letter from the editor: [X]press changes its priorities

January 26, 2011 Opinion

[X]press Readers, I am pleased to welcome you to the first issue of the Golden Gate [X]press for the spring 2011 semester. My name is Kelsey Avers and I will be the editor-in-chief of this publication for this semester. Over the break, we at [X]press have been working hard to make numerous changes to this ...

Ike's finds a new 'Place'

January 26, 2011

To the delight of University students and officials, Ike’s Place owner Ike Shehadeh confirmed his plans to sign the lease for a new location in the Cesar Chavez Student Center within the next two months. “I’d like to be in around March 1, but how realistic that is, I’m not so sure,” Shehadeh said. “It is my ...

Clubs banking procedure set to change

January 26, 2011 News

Between 2008 and 2009, former SF State cheer coach Ashlee Nicole Haley allegedly spent more than $20,000 of cheer club funds on personal expenditures. This included food, rent and a trip to Las Vegas, according to court reports. The University Police Department began an investigation of Haley sometime in 2009, which culminated in Haley being charged with ...

Free tax help to be offered to students and faculty next week

January 26, 2011 News

In light of the upcoming tax season, students and faculty who earn less than $49,000 annually can have their tax returns done for free. The SF State chapter of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which enlists the help of over 200 student volunteers every semester, will provide their services in SCI 205 beginning Jan. ...

New museum highlights GLBT history

January 25, 2011

Pieces of lockers from an old bathhouse, a vast collection of matchbooks from gay bars, a flashy sequined dress, and a display of various sex toys in all shapes and sizes are not typically items found in a museum. Yet nestled between a busy nightclub and a Walgreens entrance on a bustling block of 18th ...

Senior Gator inspires young team

January 25, 2011 Sports

Towering over her teammates, senior center Dominique Hunter leads the women’s basketball team as the team’s most experienced captain. Standing at 6 foot 1 inch, the tallest player on the team by three inches, Hunter serves as the source of inspiration and leadership as the only senior on the team. Then she’s known as “The Beast.” “It’s ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: UPAC packed with insufficiency

January 25, 2011 Opinion

One million dollars may sound like a lot of money to the individual. But as a savings solution proposed to combat an existing $18 million SF State deficit or the estimated $32 million in additional funding cuts to the University that Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget would create, it is nothing more than lip service. Basically, ...

Despite injuries, wrestlers still quick on their feet

January 25, 2011 Sports

The SF State wrestlers emerge from a grueling winter schedule bruised and battered–but not broken. With the Gators traveling for most of winter recess–first to the National Wrestling Coaches Association Duals in Iowa, and later to Cal State Fullerton and Cal Baptist in Riverside–there was little time to recuperate from back-to-back matches against tough competitors. An unprecedented number of ...

Financial pressure looms for students

January 25, 2011 News

When Gov. Jerry Brown began the process of passing a budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year by releasing his proposal earlier this month, he detailed the grim outlook for California’s higher education system. If passed, the budget will see a reduction in state subsidizing by $500 million and place even more financial pressure on students. “We ...

Men's basketball acknowledge mistakes, prepare for future

January 24, 2011 Sports

Despite ending their four-game road trip with a 3-1 record, the SF State men’s basketball team is not satisfied. One game in particular that first-year head coach Paul Trevor would like for his team to have back is an 84-60 loss to the Cal State San Bernardino Coyoteson Dec. 30. After the loss, Trevor and the team recognized ...

CSU opens door to spring students

January 24, 2011 News

In the wake of the 10.8 percent cut to enrollment experienced during spring 2010, a one-time increase in state funding opened the door to approximately 2,000 new students at SF State for spring 2011. A $60.6 million allotment in the state’s 2010-2011 budget allowed enrollment to stabilize this semester with the addition of approximately 30,000 ...

SF Sketchfest rings in the laughs

January 23, 2011 Life

If you had told Garry Shandling 30 years ago that 1,400 people would pay money and crowd into a theater to see him, he probably would have made a joke that it was his public execution. Roaring laughter spouted out of the Castro Theatre on Thursday as organizers paid tribute to actor and comedian Shandling as ...

Anti-abortion supporters rally thousands in San Francisco

January 22, 2011 News

Thousands of anti-abortion and abortion rights advocates flooded The Embarcadero’s Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday for the seventh annual Walk for Life West Coast. The rally occurred amidst heightened attention over abortion and marked the 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Abortion rights have once again been brought to the national stage as conservatives use the ...

Life with debt is better than life with no degree

January 22, 2011 Opinion

Welcome to another semester at SF State. Only this time, the typical dread of ending the month-long winter holiday and going back to school should be the least of your worries. If you protested rising student fees and the lack of class options in past years, then you’re in for quite a treat. On top ...

Edwin Lee voted in as interim mayor of San Francisco

January 22, 2011 News

Following a months-long stand off between progressives and moderates on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Edwin Lee was unanimously voted in as interim mayor of San Francisco on Jan. 11. He replaces Gavin Newsom, who departed the office after winning the lieutenant governor’s race. “It is an honor to represent and lead the city of ...

Iconic board game comes to life

January 21, 2011 Life

There was a gun shot in the dark, a scream, and suddenly there was a dead body on the floor of the billiards room, and everyone was a suspect. Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, and many other iconic characters graced the stage Jan. 21 in the Boxcar Theatre Company’s performance of Clue in downtown San Francisco. ...

Students prove learning lasts a lifetime

January 21, 2011

Walking into class on the first day of school is intimidating for anyone – especially when it’s been decades since you’ve seen the inside of one. One group on campus, however, is looking to ease that anxiety. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute held an open house Thursday to kick off the new spring session of classes ...

UPAC recommends college merger

January 20, 2011 News

The University Planning Advisory Council released a 13-page report today with several recommendations for easing the estimated $32 million deficit that now faces SF State. The 12-member council, established in December 2009 to establish budget savings, collaborated to release the report that recounted the steps leading to the substantial shortfalls and provides suggestions as to how the ...

Cheer coach may "resolve" case Feb. 15

January 19, 2011 News 1 Comment

Ashlee Nicole Haley, the former SF State cheer coach, charged with multiple felonies including grand theft, made her appearance in San Francisco Superior Court today for a pre-hearing conference at 10:30 a.m. By 10:40, the hearing was over. Haley, with her attorney Sujung Kim representing her, asked Judge Jeff Ross to schedule another hearing for ...