31 Oct 2011

Ranked-choice voting tips

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

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31 Oct 2011

PHOTOS: SF State Halloween Fashions

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

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31 Oct 2011

Tensions rise in Occupy Oakland, Occupy SF protests

[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

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31 Oct 2011

Campus crime update: brass knuckes, parking deception and too much to drink

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

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31 Oct 2011

Proposition H will limit opportunities for children, schools

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

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31 Oct 2011

San Francisco Sheriff: get to know the candidates

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

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30 Oct 2011

Ranked choice voting a good opportunity for third-party candidates

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

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30 Oct 2011

Forkin' Frisco: The Sunset District's hidden gems

Forkin’ Sunset 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

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29 Oct 2011

Slow start and multiple errors cost SF State volleyball team match against Cal State East Bay

  [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,

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29 Oct 2011

Ranked-Choice voting explained: voters given second, third choices

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

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28 Oct 2011

Halloween: the harms of exploiting cultural stereotypes

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

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27 Oct 2011

VIDEO: Halloween tales from SF State

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

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27 Oct 2011

PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland protesters prevented from joining demonstrators in San Francisco

[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

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO, PHOTOS: OccupySF continues stakeout of Justin Herman Plaza

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

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO: SF State celebrates Sustainable Food Day with iron chef competition

[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

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland protesters clash with riot police

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

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25 Oct 2011

SF State baseball team raising money for player who was struck by vehicle

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

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25 Oct 2011

SF State men spend a day in women's shoes for domestic violence awareness

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

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25 Oct 2011

Graduating on time does not have to be a struggle

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

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25 Oct 2011

Marijuana dispensaries could be evicted by order of federal government

[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

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25 Oct 2011

VIDEO: The Mint Karaoke Lounge offers inexpensive fun for students

[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

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25 Oct 2011

Muni changes route for 28-Limited bus as part of pilot project

[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

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25 Oct 2011

VIDEO: SF State student traveling in Europe finds way home after running out of money

[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

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25 Oct 2011

"Trial of Lucullus" radio play reinterpreted by SF State theater department

[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

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25 Oct 2011

Polyamory: building a relationship with multiple partners

[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

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24 Oct 2011

VIDEO: San Francisco mayoral candidates speak at SF State

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

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24 Oct 2011

Campus crime update: attempted auto theft, defaced Hall of Fame and an overzealous creep

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

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24 Oct 2011

SF State cross country teams ready to wrap up exemplary season

[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

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24 Oct 2011

President Obama's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq delayed, but welcomed

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

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24 Oct 2011

SF State runners earn honors at conference championship

[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,

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24 Oct 2011

SF State intramural sports are running out of cash, space

[caption id=”” align=”alignleft” width=”266″ caption=”Meteb Alfaez, a member of the intramural soccer team at SF State, plays in a game at the gym Monday. The team must play indoors because

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24 Oct 2011

Number of "super seniors" on the rise as obtaining a degree becomes more difficult

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

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23 Oct 2011

Forkin' Frisco: Dining on Haight Street

  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

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23 Oct 2011

Fashion Network Association prepares for student fashion show

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

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22 Oct 2011

SF State volleyball defeats Chico State in high-energy matchup

[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

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22 Oct 2011

SF State volleyball defeats Cal State Stanislaus, moves up to rank fifth in conference standings

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

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