31 Aug 2011

Lifesaving goal carries SF State women's soccer to victory for the second time

Special to Xpress For the second game in a row, the SF State women’s soccer team won with a golden goal in extra time Monday afternoon against the Central Washington

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31 Aug 2011

SF State students turn abandoned street furniture into artwork

Most people would pass by a broken-down chair, rotting and tattered with age on the side of the street, and forget about it. But a student in Mimi Sheiner’s design

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31 Aug 2011

Next SF State president must understand student issues, have nice facial hair

SF State will soon be starting the search for its next leader, since current President Robert A. Corrigan announced his impending retirement last week. He has served the University for

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30 Aug 2011

VIDEO: an exclusive listen inside the iPods of SF State students

Golden Gate Xpress’ media editor Gil Riego and arts and entertainment editor Scott Graf patrol the SF State campus asking students what they’re listening to in their iPods. Pay close

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30 Aug 2011

Traveling artist creates recycled artwork in Dolores Park

Van Gogh interpreted the shades and colors of France into genius with paint, Michelangelo sculpted and shaped history with marble, but conceptual artist Nicky Wattsfinds inspiration in plaster, recycled paper,

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30 Aug 2011

Taxi fare to increase throughout the city

Finding a taxi cab can be a daunting task that takes a lot patience and, now with a fare increase that was approved Monday, more dollars in your pocket. San

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30 Aug 2011

PHOTOS: San Francisco Bay Bombers roller derby team throws down at Kezar Stadium

Most San Franciscans are heavily invested in local sports; in fact, several could probably rattle off Pablo Sandoval’s batting average or how many turnovers Alex Smith averages per game. Far

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30 Aug 2011

Despite errors, SF State volleyball defeats Central Washington University at home

The SF State volleyball team followed up last weekend’s success with a win against Central Washington University Tuesday evening in the main gym. Dressed in their home whites, the Gators

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30 Aug 2011

Back-door boarding could be legalized on Muni buses

Taking the bus can be a time-consuming process. Waiting for it to arrive and then cramming onto the single front door takes time many students don’t have. Some hope that

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30 Aug 2011

BART protesters strike Civic Center for the third time, promise to return

Nearly 50 protesters swarmed around Civic Center BART station and proceeded to walk up Market St. to Powell, Montgomery, and Embarcadero stations between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday, marking the third

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29 Aug 2011

PHOTOS: SF State student center hosts late-night dance party rager

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29 Aug 2011

Dream Act could make higher education a reality for undocumented students

Once again, California is setting the bar for the rest of the country with the California Dream Act, which enables undocumented students with a greater financial ability to pursue higher

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29 Aug 2011

PHOTOS: Unlikely student-teacher combo team up to form experimental rock band

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29 Aug 2011

What would you tell the CSU Board of Trustees after they raised tuition?

The California State University Board of Trustees voted to raise student tuition 22 percent, and SF State students were asked to share their thoughts on the matter. We asked what

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29 Aug 2011

Student Production Association hopes to unite artists

A man walks toward Burk Hall, stops, and sits on a nearby bench. He’s carrying a ukulele and strums it softly as students make their way to class. A passing

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29 Aug 2011

Cheerleaders determined to make their presence known

The most dangerous female sport is on the rise at SF State, and most students don’t even know it exists here. However, this semester, the SF State cheerleaders are determined

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29 Aug 2011

Gator men's soccer suffers penalty shootout loss against University of Missouri-St. Louis

The SF State men’s soccer team outplayed University of Missouri-St. Louisfor most of the game but fell short during penalty kicks (4-2) of the title game at the Cal State

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29 Aug 2011

Campus crime update: getting sloshed, the five-finger discount and guerrilla artwork

Here’s a brief update on campus crimes that occurred between August 22 and August 27. Three sheets to the wind According to a World Health Organization report on global alcohol

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28 Aug 2011

CSU Trustees approve another 12 percent tuition increase

Students at all 23 California State University campuses across the state returned to more than just new classes this semester, as tuition and fees rose by an unprecedented 22 percent

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28 Aug 2011

San Francisco mayoral race: diverse candidates heat up election

With last-minute entries, surprise candidates and over a dozen people running, this year’s race for San Francisco mayor is shaping up to be one of the most intense elections yet.

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28 Aug 2011

SF State cinema major and Marine Corps Sergeant films front lines in Afghanistan war

There are over 7,000 miles between San Francisco and Kabul. At times, it seems like the distance between civilians and soldiers is just as vast. No number of news reports,

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26 Aug 2011

Bruno Mars alleged SF State performance a hoax

A few misled fans turned up to Malcom X Plaza at San Francisco State University today hoping for a Bruno Mars performance. No such event took place, and a few

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24 Aug 2011

Ike's Place coming to SF State this fall, finally

For students who are craving the sweet and tangy flavor of the “We’re JUST Friends” or the savory taste of the “Ménage à Trois”, the dream of Ike’s Place finally

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24 Aug 2011

Administrative spending more important to trustees than student welfare

Students returned to school this semester to discover that in addition to a 10 percent tuition increase approved last spring, classes would now cost 12 percent more than they expected

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24 Aug 2011

Abstinence-only sex education misleads the masses

It may seem obvious that if you don’t want to face consequences, then you should not engage in a behavior that could cause them. That’s the driving logic behind abstinence-only

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24 Aug 2011

SF State Theatre Arts Department breathes new life into "The Barber of Seville"

Welcoming students old and new, the Theater Arts Department is presenting “The Barber of Seville” for the second time this year in hopes of not only providing great entertainment but

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24 Aug 2011

Gator volleyball team has sights set on conference title

Experience is an asset at all levels of sport, and no one is more aware of this than the SF State women’s volleyball team. Seasoned players have been scarce in

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24 Aug 2011

Parking fee increases add insult to injury

By Brittany Barsotti Students who drove to SF State on the first day of school arrived to an unfortunate surprise. The University raised the prices of parking in the student parking

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23 Aug 2011

VIDEO: The hunt to find parking at SF State

The quest to find parking is often a daunting task for SF State students, and a frequent excuse for being late to class. The shortage of parking at SF State

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23 Aug 2011

Spotlight to shine on the many, not the few, for women's cross country

The runners on the SF State women’s cross countryteam love to run. They have to. The team, which includes many veteran runners as well as several newcomers, is working to

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23 Aug 2011

Men's cross country focuses on improvement, unity for next season

The 2011 SF State Men’s Cross Country team is entering uncharted waters. The team finished 2010 with its highest ranking on record and all signs point to even brighter returns

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23 Aug 2011

SF State merger condenses eight colleges into six

The ongoing budget crisis has now officially changed the academic landscape of SF State, as the University merges eight colleges into six in an effort to cut costs and hopefully

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23 Aug 2011

New consumer advisory in place after concern of cell phone radiation dangers

UPDATE: Judge William Alsup denied the majority of a city ordinance that would have required retailers to warn customers about harmful cellphone radiation and health effects Oct 27. Alsup ruled

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23 Aug 2011

Family fights to keep hope alive in search for missing SF State alumna

UPDATE:  Suspect Giselle Esteban appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today on the charge of murdering nursing student Michelle Le, but Judge Gary Picetti ordered Esteban to return Sept. 28

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23 Aug 2011

New bill could block cops from searching through cell phones without a warrant

UPDATE: Jerry Brown acted on 140 bills yesterday, vetoing four, including the bill that would bar police from searching through cell phones without a warrant. Your cell phone can hold

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23 Aug 2011

BART protesters clash with police, commuters

Protesters took to the streets Monday night in response to what they believed to be systematic problems with BART, including police brutality and alleged free speech violations when the transit

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