30 Nov 2012

Immigration reform headed toward fruition

The issue of immigration and how to address the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants who currently reside in the U.S. has always been politically contentious, but recent shifts in demographics

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30 Nov 2012

Bay Area storm leaves roughly 5,100 residents without power

An estimated 5,100 residents are currently without power in the Bay Area as of in result of this morning’s storm, according to an email from Fiona Chan, PG&E’s spokeswoman. Chan

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29 Nov 2012

Gradspring offers job hunting website for recent college graduates

College graduates have come to understand the stress and competitiveness of the job market all too well, and bridging the gap between college grads and companies has become a job

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29 Nov 2012

Graduate student Gina de Vries sparks queer activism through writing

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Gina de Vries, spoken word artist and activist, is a graduate student at SF State working on getting her master's degree in creative writing. She has

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29 Nov 2012

Students, advocates work for immigration policy reform

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Claudia Arroyo requests people to stop shopping at Mi Pueblo Supermarket during a protest outside the store in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Roughly 50

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28 Nov 2012

Muni to launch new line for 5-Fulton during spring

After a long day of school, business major Justin Helzberg wants to get home so he can kick off his shoes, doze off for an hour and catch up on

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28 Nov 2012

Streetscape project aims to improve pedestrian safety on 19th Avenue

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Workers plant aloe and other small plants on 19th Avenue's median at the intersection of Santiago. Photo by Andy Sweet / Xpress"][/caption] One of San Francisco’s

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28 Nov 2012

Lecturer revives history of baseball class

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”History lecturer Mark Sigmon will be teaching the baseball history class starting Spring 2013 at SF State. Sigmon's class will be a revival of the class

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28 Nov 2012

PHOTOS: Harvey Milk, George Moscone celebrated at City Hall

Yesterday marked the 34th anniversary of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone’s death. Among the crowd that flocked to City Hall to commemorate the assassinations of Milk and Moscone

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28 Nov 2012

Students partake in yoga to relieve end-of-semester stress

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Students practice yoga in the Gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The class is free for students to attend and are led by Jeff Cope. Photo

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27 Nov 2012

TIMELINE: 'New Myspace' may jumpstart social network's revival

If you ever had a Myspace account, then you must remember the prestigious spot of being placed in the top eight of your best friend, spouse or family member. You

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27 Nov 2012

Philosophy professor Bas van Fraassen earns Hempel Lifetime Achievement Award

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Professor Bas van Fraassen, who recently won a lifetime achievement award, became inspired to study philosophy after reading Plato’s “The Phaedo” and soon started tackling complex

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27 Nov 2012

Freshmen opt for romantic relationships rather than hookups

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Maria Duong, right, a second-year student, sits on Matthew McGrath's lap, left, a third-year student, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday Nov 26, 2012. They

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27 Nov 2012

Study abroad programs now include Israel after nearly 10 years

After almost a decade of being suspended, the Office of International Programs has opened up the opportunity to study in Israel despite recent violence in the Gaza Strip. The current semester

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27 Nov 2012

Ceramic Guild sells handcrafted pieces for holiday sale

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”SF State student Laura Kelly, 26, looks through ceramic bowls during the annual holiday ceramic sale inside Room 192 of the Fine Arts Building in San

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27 Nov 2012

VIDEO: SF State takes on romantic tragedy 'Lorenzaccio'

The stage of SF State’s Little Theatre is an arena of manufactured shadows. Giant mirror-plated pillars surround the stage and can be rotated on command to bounce the ominous lighting

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27 Nov 2012

Campus crime update: A bathroom bandit, a bookstore thief and a stolen vehicle

Urine? You’re out! Officers observed a women’s restroom window that someone had attempted to open in the Gymnasium Nov. 22. After some serious investigating, it was determined that access was

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24 Nov 2012

PHOTOS: United Black Student Unions of California host northern region conference

The United Black Student Unions of California Northern Region Conference hosted 250 students at SF State. Highlights included a welcome by Dr. Kenneth Monteiro, who is dean of the College

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20 Nov 2012

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The

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20 Nov 2012

TechSF to prepare SF residents, students for technology, IT fields

San Franciscans majoring in technology and IT fields at SF State have new reason to be hopeful that they will avoid joining others in the unemployment line. Through a grant

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19 Nov 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center creates interactive fun with 'Come Out & Play' exhibition

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Attendees at the Come Out & Play SF Festival and Exhibition in the SOMarts Cultural Center play a game inspired by the Berlin Wall, Saturday, Nov.

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18 Nov 2012

The Ins & Outs: Health care takes monumental step by covering sex reassignment surgery

Being unhappy with your appearance is hard enough to handle. The struggle to lose the extra pounds, appear taller and get the perfect haircut can psychologically weigh on a person’s soul.

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17 Nov 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Lingerie enhances intimacy, seduction

Shopping for lingerie can be daunting, but don’t get your panties in a bunch just yet. Lingerie is not only an important staple in a woman’s life, but in her

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15 Nov 2012

Students rally against consolidation of CCSF diversity departments

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Groups of activists and students gathered at City College of San Francisco's Ram Plaza to protest against the consolidation of the ethnic, gender and cultural diversity

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15 Nov 2012

How the perfect haircut gets the girls

If you’re anything like me, a 21-year-old male college student, you have a lot on your mind. There are classes to attend, tests to study for and part-time jobs to

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15 Nov 2012

Delayed fee votes prove student activism matters

This past week has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to the CSU’s budget. Students scored a monumental victory with the passage of Proposition 30, as California

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14 Nov 2012

Incoming CSU chancellor requests 10 percent pay cut from Board of Trustees

In a surprise move today, incoming CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White, requested that the CSU Board of Trustees reduce his state-funded salary by 10 percent. “Despite the passage of Proposition 30,

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14 Nov 2012

Career center staff decreases may result in reduced student services

The Student Involvement and Career Center at SF State had nine staff members and one manager in 2008. Four years later, only one counselor remains to assist more than 30,000

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14 Nov 2012

Prop. 30 to benefit students with tuition rollback, rebate

As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night. “Prop. 30 was a ‘pass

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14 Nov 2012

CSU Board of Trustees delays proposed fee votes

[caption id=”” align=”alignright” width=”230″ caption=”Business marketing major Vanessa Correa, 22, has been at SF State four and a half years. Though a senior, she might not get courses she needs.

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13 Nov 2012

VIDEO: Faculty and staff strike up lively competition at monthly bowling league

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Johana Duarte celebrates after bowling a strike at Classic Bowling Center in Daly City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Duarte is a member of the Residential Life

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13 Nov 2012

'Ocha Zanmai' conference fosters awareness of Japanese, Korean tea ceremonies

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Jung Mee Ahn demonstrates a Korean tea ceremony at the San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures held at SF State, Saturday, Nov. 10,

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13 Nov 2012

"Hot & Heavy" book launch spotlights fatphobia issue

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Virgie Tovar keeps the jokes going during "Hot and Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, & Fashion," which consisted of a collection of stories by

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13 Nov 2012

Newly launched Wheelz offers car-sharing services to students

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Reise Tanner uses several car rental programs in the Bay Area. With vehicle rentals becoming more popular in San Francisco, Wheelz has launched a rental option

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13 Nov 2012

Campus crime update: a lonely knife, a bridge troll and a fashionable car thief

Sharp Things Nov. 9 there was a report of a knife left unattended at the J. Paul Leonard Library. Officers responded and took possession of the knife and marked it

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11 Nov 2012

SF State Black Student Union extends support to local high school students

As a way to continue its legacy of community outreach, the SF State Black Student Union will be hosting 250 BSU students from Northern California high schools on campus Nov.

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