In the ranked-choice voting system for San Francisco mayor, sheriff and district attorney, voters have the option of ranking their top three choices for each position. All choices appear in three columns labeled First Choice, Second Choice and Third Choice.
To vote, voters select their first
San Francisco is no stranger to off-beat and unique outfits on its streets, but Halloween gives people a new closet to dig their outfits from.
From a bearded lady to mustached plumbers, SF State offers a collection eccentrically costumed student population.
Here is just a sample of what could
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="Marcus Kryshka, a legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild, informs protestors of their rights in the event of a police raid on the Occupy SF encampment in Justin Herman Plaza, Oct. 26. Photo by Gregory Moreno."][/caption]
Bright flashes of light, ear-piercing
Incidents occurred between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31.
Warrants and ruckus
Brass knuckles are called 'poing américain' in French, which is literally translated as an 'American punch.' Apparently, Americans used these tools during the Civil War to beat each other up. One San Francisco 19th century fanatic
San Francisco's Proposition H cleverly disguises an elitist agenda as a policy "for the kids." Yet the prop has potential to reintroduce class-informed boundaries into the local education system, and must not be voted into policy.
The proposition tries to make it official city policy to try to place
The primary function of the San Francisco Sheriff is to oversee the operation of the county jails as well as to supervise release and rehabilitation programs. Michael Hennessey is the current sheriff.
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Chris Cunnie, 57, is a former
The air of change has been as thick as tear gas lately, and San Francisco’s new ranked-choice voting system is a chance to expand upon that.
With voters picking their top three candidates, the system allows for a wider spectrum of politics to surface, something that
When you think of the Sunset neighborhood, images that come to mind are likely of a quiet suburban neighborhood filled with fog and ample parking. Because of its proximity to SF State, many students find their home here as well. And while the Sunset
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="461" caption="SF State's Megan Johnson (14), spikes the ball during the game against Cal State East Bay on Oct. 28. The Gators lost the away game, 3-2. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
SF State’s volleyball team failed to execute during Friday night’s “Battle of
With 16 candidates on the ballot in this year's mayoral election, it can be hard to pick one candidate, let alone three.
San Francisco is asking voters to do just that in this year’s mayoral election with an alternative system called ranked-choice voting. The system has
Ah, Halloween. That magical holiday when people of all kinds transform into whatever they want to be, if only for a night. A holiday that fills the streets with geisha girls, cowboys, indians, and everything in between. It is a harmless holiday where everyone gets
With Halloween around the corner, SF State students share their memories of All Hallows Eve with Xpress reporter Michael Huber and Xpress photographer Gregory Moreno.
A wide variety of students from freshman to graduate students fill us in on some wild nights and first loves.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A protester at Occupy Oakland raises his fist as people gather in front of city hall for a general assembly Oct. 26, 2011. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
A peaceful gathering at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza grew tense when protestors participating in the
A crowd of as many as 1,000 people gathered at Justin Herman Plaza to join the Occupy SF movement as well as to defend the camp that was allegedly set to be raided by San Francisco Police Department.
Upon hearing of the possible raid, San Francisco
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Marney Weinstock, a dietetics major, tastes the vegetarian dishes she helped prepare during the Veggie Iron Chef in Burk Hall on Oct. 24th, 2011. Photo by Rebekah Didlake."]
SF State, with the cooperation of its organizations and departments, began promoting environmentally friendly
Oakland police in riot gear attempted to disperse protesters gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday night, citing unlawful assembly. During this removal, tensions flared between the Occupy Oakland gathering and police forces.
According to a press release by OPD spokeswoman Cynthia Perkins, "
While trying to catch a bus home Sept. 9 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Mo Mariscal, second baseman for SF State, was struck by a vehicle on the corner of Holloway and 19th avenues according to head coach Mike Cummins.
Mariscal was taken to the hospital and spent
Male students from SF State spent the day walking around campus in women's heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence.
Zack Szabadi, one of the organizers of the event, shares his experience walking around campus in heels and how his peers reacted.
Let's tell the truth, almost no one gets their bachelor's degree in four years anymore.
That's why super seniors exist, college students who take five or more years to complete their "four-year degree."
And what can anyone expect when you can't expand an 168-hour week, and have
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Medithrive employee, Caroline Emerson, 25, helps 18-year-olds Daniel Short and Spencer Durham pick out medical marijuana Oct. 24, 2011. Photo by Jessica Goss."][/caption]
The war on medical marijuana took a new turn recently as landlords who rent to medical marijuana dispensaries were
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="239" caption="Frank Huang, a karaoke DJ at The Mint, sings for the crowd in between karaoke sets, Oct. 28. Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
The atmosphere is thick with audience excitement and anticipation. Microphone in hand and a chart-topping song prepared for cheering fans
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The 28 Muni stop at Holloway Avenue, near SF State. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
With budgets always being cut, the commute to SF State isn't getting any easier. On Oct. 17, a change was made to the frequency of the 28-L, a
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="342" caption="Tyler Potts-Cornfield, an SF State Spanish and creative writing major, went broke while traveling in Spain and used Youtube and social media websites to fund the rest of his travels. Oct. 10. Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
By Hunter Mulich and Jeff Sandstoe
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="342" caption="Casey Robbins, who plays Lucullus in the upcoming play, "The Trial of Lucullus," rehearses in the Studio Theatre at SF State on Oct. 13. The play will run from Oct. 27 to 30. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
Radio brings many things to
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="SF State student Emily Irving and her boyfriend Phil Russo pose for a portrait. They are in a polyamorous relationship and often date separately, though at times share a partner between them. Photo by Nick Moone."][/caption]
First dates usually start with conversations
Associated Students Inc. invited candidates for San Francisco mayor to SF State Thursday, Oct. 20. Students and community members had the opportunity to introduce themselves and ask questions.
Candidates who spoke at the forum include John Avalos, Leland Yee, David Chiu, Paul Currier, Wilma Pang, Phil
All incidents happened between Oct. 19 and Oct. 24.
Dude, where's my car?
While driving in San Francisco can be a hassle, it is often faster than waiting for the 28 or 29 busses. One individual took upon himself last Saturday to forgo waiting for Muni and
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="302" caption="Tom Ashby (left), and Ryan Chio (right), members of the SF State men cross country team, sprint for the finish line during the SF State invitational cross country race in Golden Gate Park, Oct. 7. The men's team finishes first place,
After nearly nine years of occupying Iraq, President Barack Obama has announced the complete withdrawal of American troops by December. I know what you're thinking - finally, right? - but if Iraq wasn't stable enough for troops to pull out years ago, what is the
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="SF State cross country runner Ernesto Rodriguez (294), runs at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at Spring Lake Regional Park in Santa Rosa, Calif. Oct.22, 2011. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
The SF State cross country team had its best showing ever
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The case of the
Robert Jackson was 18 when he entered college as a freshman and 35 years old when he finally received his bachelor's degree in Spanish last spring, 17 years since he enrolled in his first college course.
Although most students take less than 17 years in their
Forkin' Haight Street
For many, Haight Street might conjure up images of hippies with flowers stuck into their long hair, but the truth is that this street runs through two distinct neighborhoods. While the Upper Haight is still a hotbed of counterculture, the Lower Haight offers
What separates man from animals? Some would say it’s opposable thumbs, others the use of tools, while a more select group would say that it’s the ability to do the perfect non-literal cat walk.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="262" caption="SF State freshman Leah Blumenthai, 18, practices her
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="SF State's Robyn Hall (6), spikes the ball during the game against Chico State Oct. 22, 2011. The Gators won the match 3-1. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
The SF State volleyball team knew the stakes for Saturday’s game were high, and with
The University’s volleyball team easily dispatched Cal State Stanislaus 3-1 Friday, despite a slow start.
The Gators dropped a close 27-25 first set to the visiting Warriors, but quickly turned things around in the second set and dominated for the rest of the match, 25-15, 25-14,