April 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr7J4HNksRM&feature=channel_video_title[/youtube] Runway 2011: Enchantment is an annual event held by SF State's Apparel Design and Merchandising program. Student designers showcased their works, drawing inspirations from the film Black Swan to China's Qin Dynasty. For some students, it was their first time doing a fashion show and

Volcanoes and plate tectonics usually do not reside in concepts of perception and personality, but come July 1, geoscience will be lumped together with psychology in the larger College of Science and Engineering. With SF State President Robert A. Corrigan officially approving the implementation of a

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment will offer space for visitors to participate in multi-player games. Gil Riego Jr. / special to Xpress"][/caption]Dinosaur bones, prehistoric tools and paintings fill museums around the world, but now those artifacts may have to

San Francisco city employees, who have long planned on using their pensions to live out retirement in ease, may soon face grim circumstances. Unless the city seriously addresses comprehensive pension reform, city workers — particularly police officers — may find themselves unemployed. As San Francisco’s rising

Now that President Robert A. Corrigan has announced that the University is moving forward with its merger to a six-college structure, many questions surrounding the restructuring are being answered. There is one organization, however, that is still shrouded in uncertainty—UPAC. While SF State is scheduled to

Nicotine fiends, your days of smoking in public may be numbered. According to the Centers for Disease Control, by the year 2020, all 50 states could impose a smoking ban in bars, restaurants, parks, and the workplace. Currently, 25 states and cities, such as Washington D.C. and

When college students across the country wear their university-emblazoned apparel, it is a safe bet that many of them don't think about who sews it together. Maritza Vargas, who has been employed with Alta Gracia, a collegiate apparel manufacturing company from the Dominican Republic, for the

[caption id="attachment_6368" align="aligncenter" width="525" caption="Sara Donchey / Xpress staff"][/caption] When final exams end in less than a month and students begin relaxing for the summer, SF State's academic landscape will begin a drastic transformation. President Robert A. Corrigan announced April 22 that the University is moving forward

Special to [X]press: By Adam Moreno The Tenderloin has a historical reputation as a haven for crime, drugs and sex, but the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is proposing that with a more animal-friendly name, this could change. Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Leroy Morishita, SF States executive vice president and cheif officer for administration and finace was recently named the new intrim president for CSU East Bay. Morishita takes office at his new job starting July 1st. Sam E. Heller / staff photographer"][/caption] In

The University Planning Advisory Council asked faculty to weigh in once again on the newest proposal for the merging of colleges within SF State. However, despite faculty input, another professional population on campus that is heavily impacted by the reorganization feels ignored—the staff. “No matter what Corrigan

There are few constants in global politics: American imperialism,  Israeli-Palestinian tensions - and the Castro brothers ruling Cuba. The latter, however, may soon change. And for the first time in the more than five decades since the revolution, capitalism could slowly materialize without the admission of Cuba’s

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="SF State pitcher, Jeff Clegg throws the final pitch against Sanoma State outfielder, Steven Filippi, in the final inning of the April 17 game. Gators won with a final score of 5 to 4. Gil Riego Jr. / special to Xpress"][/caption] Sunday’s

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Students at the "Martians on Campus" conference watch and listen to a performance on alien encounters on Friday, April 15, 2011 on the SFSU campus. Jasmine Beaghler / staff photographer"][/caption] Break out the tinfoil hats—SF State is under an alien attack. In order

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LkWOs_vnV8[/youtube] SF State students in the Ballet 3 class continue their classes despite blackouts and poor weather conditions that plagued the manic Monday of April 18. For more coverage of the SF State blackout and Earthquake that struck Pacifica, follow [X]Press on all our media sites: http://goldengatexpress.com http://twitter.com/XPressNews http://facebook.com/GoXpress