Social media presence poses a factor in workforce for SF State students

May 16, 2012

If you’ve never before regretted that 2 a.m. Facebook post about your drunken sexcapades, maybe your next boss can help you. The social media generation has had to become conscious of what they post, not only to keep relatives from seeing them passed out with doodles on their faces, but also to keep potential employers from ...

San Francisco looks to improve taxi service

May 16, 2012

San Francisco city officials are working on ways to ease the pain of hailing a cab and finding inventive ways to improve taxi service. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is focusing on ways to address concerns to make more cabs available, especially in areas where Muni is not as accessible. The goal is to ...

Mr. Fix It: Finding less crowded study areas at SF State

May 16, 2012 1 Comment

While I was enjoying my last day of the semester, vaguely listening to the professor give his final lecture while giving my full attention to Facebook, I realized my work as Mr. Fix It wasn’t quite over yet. A loyal follower posted a picture of students having to study on the floors of the new ...

New SF State president Leslie Wong prepares for first semester

May 16, 2012 1 Comment

As this year’s class of graduating seniors walk the stage, receive their degrees and flip their tassels, another familiar face will be departing campus for the last time as President Robert A. Corrigan retires. Just as thousands of incoming freshmen will take the places of those seniors, a new president, Dr. Leslie Wong, will be ...

Forkin' Frisco: Adventurous dining options in Bernal Heights

May 16, 2012 Life

Perched at the top of a steep incline, this quaint little neighborhood doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, which adds to the pleasantly relaxing vibe that permeates Cortland Street, its main thoroughfare. Though this residential area is anything but touristy, it offers a large variety of ethnic eateries that would satiate anyone’s adventurous taste ...

Student loan interest rates may double next academic year

May 16, 2012

Between rising tuition, severe budget cuts and a possible interest rate increase on college loans, students are growing frustrated with the cost of higher education. Not long ago, national student debt passed the $1 trillion mark, surpassing the total amount Americans currently owe on their credit cards. If Congress does not make a decision on ...

Ed Lee to keynote SF State commencement ceremony

May 16, 2012

Edwin Lee, who became San Francisco’s first elected Asian-American mayor earlier this year, will be the keynote speaker at the SF State commencement ceremony May 19. “The mayor is a strong supporter of higher education who appreciates the contributions SF State makes to the economic, cultural and intellectual well-being of this great city,” said President Robert A. ...

SF State accounting professor Richard Embusch dies at 69

May 15, 2012

CORRECTION: We incorrectly identified Richard Henry Embusch as an economics professor. He was a professor in the accounting department. By Chris Embusch, Special to Xpress My father, Richard Henry Embusch, a dedicated professor of the SF State accounting department for 23 years and auditor for the IRS, died April 2 from esophageal cancer. He was 69 years ...

President Corrigan leaves his mark on SF State

May 15, 2012

Even after SF State President Robert A. Corrigan says goodbye to the University, his legacy will live on in the buildings that expanded and improved the campus, as well as helped put the school on the map. “We are known for our brand, for what we are trying to do here,” said Corrigan. “We are ...

Bleak job market awaits SF State graduates

May 15, 2012

With diplomas in hand and hats suspended in the air, graduates may feel overwhelmingly excited about the possibilities of life after college. But once the enthusiasm of graduation settles, the reality of a dying job market and poor economy sets in. Even for college graduates—the people most likely to avoid setbacks of the recession—employment rates ...

10 delicious San Francisco dining options after graduation

May 15, 2012 Life

As we go on we remember all the times we ate together. It’s time to treat yourself and eat away the stress accumulated over the last semester. What better way to indulge with friends and family after graduation than to revisit some of your old favorites. R & G Lounge, Chinatown From its salt and ...

The Ins And Outs: Farewell to the sex column

May 15, 2012

It seems our time on this wild ride has come to a close. But before I truly say my goodbyes, I’d like to leave you all with some parting words of wisdom that didn’t quite fit in their original columns. Let’s get the juices flowing and begin. One night stands: Keep your emotions out of ...

VIDEO: What personality traits do you think will get you hired?

May 15, 2012 Life

Many SF State students are trying to secure jobs and internships that will propel them into their future careers. Going out into a workforce not full of many options, both freshman and graduating seniors have to push ahead of the pack in order to score their dream jobs. Xpress took to campus to get  SF State ...

SF State's guide to must-see summer events

May 14, 2012 Life

Summer break has almost arrived and after a semester of stress and dismal finances, it is time to kick back, relax and let loose in the city’s inexhaustible showcasing of events. Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2012 The ever-growing popularity of Outside Lands has made it into a highly-anticipated event as it reaches its ...

Xpress welcomes the new SF State president

May 11, 2012 Opinion 1 Comment

Leslie E. Wong of Northern Michigan University was appointed as SF State’s new president yesterday. While Wong is sure to be inundated with suggestions on how to best fill the shoes of the long-serving President Corrigan, Xpress thought we would throw our two cents into the conversation: Welcome! This is surely an exciting time for you. ...

Power out in several buildings at SF State

May 10, 2012 News

Several buildings at SF State lost power Thursday around 8:30 p.m., according to numerous reports from students. The outage was isolated to the campus as power remained on in surrounding neighborhoods and PG & E spokeswoman Jana Morris said that all of their equipment was functioning properly. “Our technicians ran all of our normal tests ...

California Faculty Association moves closer to strike

May 10, 2012

As pressure mounts for the California Faculty Association and the California State University to reach a contract agreement, about 30 faculty and students gathered Tuesday at 19th and Holloway avenues to try to bring more attention to the now 23-month-old struggle. Amid chants calling for a fair contract, picketers distributed fliers with information about their ...

VIDEO: Sunday Streets engages community in the Mission

May 9, 2012

Families, local businesses, community programs and visitors gathered at the Mission May 6 for its first of four Sunday Streets. Sunday Streets is a neighborhood event that brings people together to promote health and community engagement. Every first Sunday of the month from 11a.m. to 4p.m., several neighborhood streets are blocked off to vehicles and ...

SF State commuter students may be forced to buy Clipper card

May 9, 2012

Update 5/12/12: Beginning Aug. 1, students who scan their Clipper cards before exiting BART will have 23 hours to use the transfer before it voids, as opposed to a one hour void as noted in the original plan. Commuter students can soon kiss those free yellow Muni transfer passes goodbye as BART starts to implement the ...

Running or walking, SF State's 5k brings awareness

May 9, 2012 Sports

When he crossed the finish line first, 23-year-old kinesiology major Christian Swanson got to live his year-long dream of running for wellness. After his grandfather suffered a stroke a year ago, Swanson was inspired to find a creative way to bring awareness and support for the recovery of the condition. While working as a student ...

SF State athletes strive to stay in shape during offseason

May 9, 2012 Sports

For many students the summer is the perfect time to unwind from the monotony of the semester, but student athletes don’t have that luxury. Their summers are the time to increase training and prepare for the next competitive season. During a team’s athletic season, an immense amount of pain, sweat and determination goes into games ...

SF State students feel the burn of student debt

May 9, 2012

Allison Michael will be graduating from SF State this semester with close to $40,000 in debt, despite saving as much as she could by going to community college and only spending two years as a student at the University. “I’m almost in denial about it,” Michael said. “I’ll cross that bridge when I get to ...

Food trucks arrive on SF State campus

May 9, 2012 2 Comments

The brightly colored and uniquely designed food trucks that adorn the streets of San Francisco have now shown up on the SF State campus after a year of discussion and some confusion about their legality on campus. The arrival of the food trucks on campus is a product of the collaboration of the University Corporation ...