The Fashion Blueprint: The time is now to rock a watch

September 29, 2012 Life

The ticking of a second hand through a chronograph face is a reflection of the modern man. As collectible works of art, watches with 24-hour and date subdials pair well with business and dressy looks, while leather strapped watches can be worn with casual wear according to Kim La, Nordstrom watch sales representative. “Watches come ...

The Ins and Outs: Why aroused women have high tolerance to the ick factor

September 29, 2012

Think of the nastiest, most deplorable and depraved thing you’ve ever done in the bedroom. Turns out your partner might have thought it wasn’t that nasty after all. College-aged women were more likely to ignore disgusting or repulsive activities when sexually aroused, according to Charmaine Borg and Peter J. de Jong, researchers at the University of Groningen in the ...

PHOTOS: Thousands at Critical Mass celebrate its 20th anniversary

September 29, 2012 Life News 1 Comment

Thousands of bicyclists descended into downtown San Francisco Sept. 28 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass. The throng of cyclists clogged city streets for several blocks at a time, annoying some drivers as they continued a San Francisco tradition of proclaiming bicycle safety and overwhelming the city with sheer numbers. “People will swat at ...

District 7 supervisor candidates debate Prop. A, Parkmerced redevelopment, pedestrian safety

September 28, 2012 News 3 Comments

In a room scattered with candidate supporters and a handful of students, the five candidates for District 7 Supervisor gathered at SF State to discuss a series of student and community concerns. “Things got a little spicy tonight,” said first-time politician and candidate Andrew Bley. Mike Garcia, Norman Yee, Joel Engardio and Nancy Crowley, who spoke ...

Three cases of robbery reported at SF State

September 27, 2012 2 Comments

Three separate incidents of robbery were reported today at SF State, according to University police. Robbery suspect Kode Alan Smith was last seen in the area near the Cesar Chavez Center and the Bookstore, according to a statement from Chief of Police Patrick Wasley. Smith, 24, is suspected in two previous robberies at UC Berkeley. The release ...

San Francisco for Democracy reaffirms public education, health care, women's rights for upcoming election

September 27, 2012

As election time draws near, San Francisco for Democracy explained how the upcoming election could affect key issues like health care and public education. The grassroots organization met Wednesday night to discuss issues that focused on women’s reproductive and health care rights, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and public education for the upcoming election. Marsha Donat, grassroots manager ...

Students, staff forced to evacuate SF State library after triggered fire alarm

September 26, 2012 News

  SF State students busy studying for their upcoming midterms were evacuated from the J. Paul Leonard Library as the second fire alarm of the day echoed throughout the new building. The alarm went off at approximately 2:15 according to phone calls to the newsroom by SF State student Joe Fitzgerald who was tweeting about the library evacuation at ...

Students First generates private donations for SF State students

September 26, 2012 News 3 Comments

Additional funding for a college student can mean the difference between focusing on academics and procuring financial security by means of extra work. The Students First campaign is trying to lessen the financial burden for students by providing scholarships made up from private donations. Robert Nava, vice president for University advancement, said the campaign is designed ...

SF State community pushes for on-campus polling location

September 25, 2012 2 Comments

For freshman Jasmine Ponce de Leon, this presidential election is a big deal. Not only will it be her first time voting, but her father’s as well. Ponce de Leon, who lives on campus, originally planned on making the six-hour trek home to Carson, Calif. to vote because she was confused about where she could ...

Red Hots Burlesque makes steamy nights at El Rio

September 25, 2012 Life

In a flourish of feathers, sparkles, and sass, Dottie Lux invites voracious crowds to hoot and holler to their hearts’ content at Red Hots’ twice-weekly burlesque show. Red Hots Burlesque When: Wednesday and Friday evenings Where: El Rio Cost: $5-$10 on a sliding scale Patrons must be 21+ Wednesday and Friday evenings at El Rio ...

VIDEO: SF State holds National Voter Registration Day

September 25, 2012 1 Comment

Volunteers took to Malcolm X Plaza on Sept. 25 for National Voter Registration Day, in order to encourage students to register to vote in this November’s elections. Golden Gate Xpress spoke with volunteers and students to find out why they find voting so important. >>See On-campus Polling Location

SF State sports clubs scrape by amid budget crunch

September 25, 2012 Sports

Many club sports at SF State are struggling to maintain regular practice spaces and must now devise ways to function with insufficient money. President of the ice hockey club, Andrew Bensch is looking forward to returning to the ice, but money has become the ultimate barrier for his team. With no money flowing into the club, Bensch ...

SF State student bands jam out in dorms despite regulations

September 25, 2012 Life 1 Comment

The cramped confines of his dorm room may stifle many things for George Carpenter, but artistic expression is not one of them. With his amplifier turned to a moderate volume, Carpenter sits on top of his two-speaker combo strumming his Fender Mustang. The clank of his guitar pick and the buzzing strings over the fretboard can ...

SF State researchers show smart growth urban planning conserves energy

September 25, 2012

There’s more to this green revolution than just reuse, reduce and recycle. The effort to conserve the planet will have to include changing the ways in which people get where they need to go. A new behavioral economics study out of SF State shows how “smart” urban growth can contribute to a reduction in vehicle ...

Employee Assistance Program to offer SF State staff workplace counseling

September 25, 2012

Employee Assistance Program information sessions Eat Right, Live Well: Oct. 30 in Library Room 121 from 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m. Holiday Safety and Welness: Nov. 8 in Library Room 121 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., presented by Human Resources and professor of Holistic Health, Erik Peper. Happy “Affordable” Holidays: ...

Prop. 34 to repeal death penalty if passed

September 25, 2012

More than 700 inmates are awaiting their sentences on death row in California. They have one cell each and a higher level of security than other inmates. Through the crimes they committed, their lives or deaths were put in the hands of others. If Proposition 34 passes, this will all change. It will repeal the ...

BART sees record-breaking ridership in September

September 24, 2012

As students from SF State and other schools throughout the Bay Area are back in session, BART, Muni and Caltrain have seen a spike in ridership in September, marking a record-breaking year for public transportation. This year BART saw nine days of the highest ridership ever recorded. On the average weekday, the Bay Area’s largest transit ...

Campus crime update: A drunken citation, a lost phone and stolen iPad

September 24, 2012

Punk in Drublic There were reports Sept. 21 of an intoxicated subject at Parkmerced sports bar Park 77. Officers responded and took the subject into custody for public intoxication. Riddle us this: How does one get a drunk in public citation at a bar? Was the subject Charlie Sheening too hard for the bartender to ...

SF State cinema professor Pat Jackson wins Emmy for sound editing

September 24, 2012 Life

Nicole Kidman’s voice-over narrates a hectic scene of Soviet paratroopers jumping out of planes to an uncertain fate while orchestral music swells with dramatic portent, signifying the outset of the second Great War. This brief scene from the HBO film “Hemingway & Gellhorn” is filled with competing sounds: the musical score, the roar of plane ...

VIDEO: SF State spices up Noise Complaint with Latin flavor

September 23, 2012 Life

Sweaty bodies, blazing trumpets and twirling hips all come together at Noise Complaint: Fiesta. The school dance party, organized by Student Life took place Sept. 22 at the Library Annex II at SF State. While Noise Complaint normally plays Top 40 hits and hip-hop, this “Fiesta” edition offered Merengue, Salsa and Latin music. Noise Complaint started ...

PHOTOS: UCSD women's soccer sneaks 0-1 win against SF State

September 23, 2012 News Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team lost in a nail-biting game against the UC San Diego Tritons 0-1. Despite their tough loss, the Gators forced the undefeated Tritons to work for their win as they kept the score tied until the last 15 minutes of the game, when Triton sophomore Cassie Callahan slipped through the Gators defense for ...

SF State to participate in Voter Registration Day Sept. 25

September 23, 2012 News

In an extended effort to get out the vote this presidential election, SF State is joining thousands of volunteers nationwide for the first-ever National Voter Registration Day Tuesday Sept. 25. Register to vote on campus: When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 25 Where: Malcolm X Plaza “Voting is amazing; imagine if we lived under a dictatorship,” ...

The Fashion Blueprint: Strike a pose in eco-friendly clothing

September 22, 2012 Life

It looks like “organic fiber” is the new black when it comes to fashion. Ladies, think twice before buying those cute simple cotton tanks from your go-to store. And gentlemen, don’t be so quick to buy those slimming tailored wool pants. You are potentially bringing home items that were infused with chemicals and pesticides. You might ...

The Ins & Outs: Virgin's guide to Folsom Street Fair

September 22, 2012 1 Comment

The 29th annual Folsom Street Fair will be an exhibition of kinktastic fun, filled with leather daddies, eager submissives and more than 250 vendors and exhibits displaying all that the Bay Area has to offer in BDSM. But don’t strap on your ball gag just yet — there’s much to learn before heading to your ...

SF State women's soccer chomps Cal State San Bernardino in 2-1 win

September 21, 2012 Sports

The women’s soccer team grabbed a win in a rematch game against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. The Gators left the game in a 2-1 victory over the Coyotes, bringing their record to 3-3 overall. The Gators started the game off strong with three shots on goal within the first 10 minutes. Their first ...

UPDATE: Third case of chickenpox reported at SF State

September 20, 2012 2 Comments

UPDATE 8:15 p.m., Sept. 20: The director of Student Health Services reported a third case of chickenpox today in an email addressed to student residents. This is the second case of chickenpox involving a student who lives on campus, according to the email. “In addition to attending classes, this student has participated in campus move-in, ...

Welcoming SF State's shift of focus to athletics

September 20, 2012 Opinion

SF State is awash with athletic gear. On a short stroll through campus you’ll encounter hats and shirts supporting the Giants, A’s, Raiders, 49ers and even the lowly Warriors. It doesn’t take a detailed statistical analysis to show that this campus isn’t known for its athletic prowess. With a focus on academics as a priority, ...