Most students at SF State know that their status as a commuter school has resulted in low participation rates in campus activities. Associated Students Inc., the campus student government, has famously held elections where candidates run unopposed, and voter turn out is slim.
Here, SF State
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Patrick Ward, a visually impaired SF State student, practices his cartoon drawing at 19th and Holloway streets. Mar. 5, 2012 Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
Patrick Ward makes himself comfortable on a bench in Cafe Rosso's popular patio area, hunched merely 6 inches
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="San Francisco Mayoral Candidate Bevan Dufty, with help from his daughter Sidney, submits his filled ballot at a polling place on election day, Nov. 8, 2011. The election employed ranked-choice voting, which may be eliminated under a new initiative. Photo by
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Biology major Dolce Ovando pays for her BART ticket at the Daly City BART station, the afternoon of March 16. Photo by Gil Riego Jr."][/caption]
By Brad Wilson, special to Xpress
The cost of getting to school may soon climb higher, with the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Mark Loeffler and Leon Cortes (not pictured) host their weekly radio program "Barbecue Sauce with Mark and Leon" on KSFS at SF State from 4-5 p.m. on Mondays. Photo by Henry Nguyen."][/caption]
Every day, dozens of students enter the KSFS radio station
If last year's complex college merger has saved the SF State $1 million, it is unclear where that money came from, or where it ended up.
To date, the University has not explicitly listed the administrative costs the merger eliminated. While the University Planning Advisory Council
Yet again, the Board of Trustees has authorized more executive pay increases in the same year as they approved a tuition increase.
Last Wednesday, while students and faculty at SF State were on Spring Break, the board voted in favor of a 10 percent pay increase for
When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the death of Sherlock Holmes in 1893, fans wore black armbands to mourn the loss of the famous fictional detective.
This year, when the BBC’s modern-day Holmes plummeted to his apparent death, fans took to both the internet and the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="USF and SF State students practice together on the Rugby team at Negoseco Stadium at USF. Feb. 29, 2012 Photo by Andrew Lopez"][/caption]
Burly athletes sprinting up and down the field aiming to hit others with bone-crushing tackles aren’t images typically associated
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Once upon a time, public education catered to the public. Thanks to the continued efforts of Chancellor Charles Reed, that legacy is slowly being dismantled.
While many students reveled in their Spring Break reverie, the CSU was once again
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Musician Tre Burt, with his acoustic guitar, has played all over San Francisco, including SF State . He is currently working with with Owl Paws frontman and SF State BECA major student Derek SchultzPhoto by Juliana Severe."][/caption]
Deadlines and self-promotion may not
Cole Valley may not be the most bustling tourist attraction, and it doesn’t try to be. This tight-knit community is a diverse range of mom-and-pop restaurants and shops, minus the snootiness. Despite its modest exterior, this neighborhood has a vivacious personality all its own that’s
It’s that time of the school year when I start to wonder where all that financial aid money went. I can look back and justify most of the money I spent this semester. I definitely needed those burritos and I’m hoping those expensive textbooks come
By Mehgan Bowers, special to Xpress
Looking back on my days as a college freshman, where I am today amazes me. Through the blurs of alcohol, the smell of dirty sex and unknown names of the many conquests I had, I have never called myself a
Xpress editors hit the mean streets of SF State to find out what students have planned for Spring Break.
From flying to Puerto Rico to getting shoulder surgery, students have of variety of activities planned for the break.
Edited and produced by Gil Riego Jr., Nelson Estrada
Imagine living in a country where being gay is considered a crime. A place where people feel restrained from expressing their sexual orientation, are persecuted and always fear the day they may be imprisoned, stoned, beaten or killed for being gay.
International Day Against Homophobia and
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Two of the most definitive words of this generation are globalization and technology - and many times they’re not always used in the most
This loosely thrown about term can describe a sense of style and taste in music, a lifestyle choice or a state of mind; and can be perceived as an insult or compliment. But what really is “hipster?"
From coffeehouse owners dedicated to grinding flavorful beans into
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Whether it was the fear of being pinched or the pure spirit of Irish culture, hundreds of
In 2005, CVS drugs stores released a disposable video camera. The small one-time-use device cost $30, and could shoot 20 minutes of standard quality film. Afterward it would be returned to the drug store and processed into a DVD. The camera would be repackaged and
Elections for Associated Students Inc. have been extended through Monday following a technical glitch that prevented more than a thousand students from logging in to the online voting website.
All San Francisco State University students woke Friday to an email from the SF State Student Center
San Francisco is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. The limited supply of rental units coupled with a recent influx of wealthy tech professionals vying for those units has led some landlords to use unscrupulous methods to try to get rid
One year ago, SF State traded an eight-college structure, two deans and two assistant deans for six colleges and a projected $1 million in savings. But a year after the fact, the merger still seems to be a decision with varied reactions among students and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="E. Maxwell Davis, center, an assistant professor of human development at California State University, East Bay, waves at passing cars while striking on the campus on Nov. 17, 2011. The California Faculty Association called for the statewide strike to protest budget
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="213" caption="SF State's Keenya McDaniel, practices triple jump in Cox Stadium, Mar. 6, 2012. McDaniel will represent SF State in this year's NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Minnesota. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
Whether they propel a metal ball or their bodies through
Relations between the California Faculty Association and the CSU Administration have been tumultuous and this timeline indicates the time when there was an impasse between the two sides from 1995 to the current situation where there has yet to be a renewal of the contract
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="253" caption="Tim Vickers, stand-up bass player for the band Owl Paws, plays at Bottom of the Hill. Owl Paws recently signed on with an independent record label. March 1, 2012. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Fresh out of the recording studio, the local indie
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State's Dylan Phillipy practices a hold on fellow teammate Alex Williams during a team practice, March 6. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
In front of 4,000 spectators the top wrestlers from Division II showcased their skills at the sport’s premier collegiate tournament.
At this rate, someone could very easily turn the saga of the budget crisis into a soap opera.
The back and forth between the California Faculty Association and Chancellor Charles Reed has been an ongoing drama. The last 18 months have seen negotiations, demands and foot
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Carlos Mendoza locks his bicycle outside of the Humanities Building. By Nelson Estrada"][/caption]
As more San Francisco residents take to their bicycles as their main mode of transportation, there grows a greater need to provide owners secure parking other than a pole
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Kevin Epps grew up in the West Point projects of Hunter's Point. As a kid he would look out
By Tiffany Linter, special to Xpress
First came a crazed frat guy, then a culture shocked elf. Then came a high-strung news anchor, followed by an over-the-top NASCAR driver. Now, Will Ferrell has crafted another hilarious and memorable role, a Mexican daddy’s-boy.
His newest film, “Casa De
It wasn’t me!
Mary Ward Hall had that late-night skunky aroma of marijuana March 7; but by the time University police arrived at the dorm room of the smokers, the inhabitants had blazed away the entire stash. The officers ended up confiscating all visible smoking implements
Since sex in public comes with all kinds of legal strings attached, you might have decided to bring it indoors. But bumping and grinding in your room with the door closed is just plain boring if you’re a bit of an exhibitionist - so head
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Guest speaker Yoseñio V. Lewis speaks at the resident assistant organized program "Label Me Not" the afternoon Saturday of March 11, 2012. Of the eight participants in attendance, three of them were resident assistants. Photo by Gil Riego Jr."][/caption]
Last May, Senior
Casually walking or biking in the middle of the street doesn’t seem like the best idea, especially in San Francisco, unless you’re attending Sunday Streets.
The City of San Francisco started a free event called Sunday Streets in 2008. It is where a neighborhood is temporarily