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 make us confident that reform is closer than ever to becoming reality.
Our country is changing
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 said the outages are a result of damaged utility poles due strong winds and heavy rain.
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 in itself.
Gradspring, an online job board and career resource for new graduates, might be the
[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 done work with "Girl Talk," a spoken word show for transgender and cisgender women, and
[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 people gathered to picket in protest against Mi Pueblo from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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 homework.
However, waiting for the 5-Fulton means it’s going to be a rough ride home.
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One of San Francisco’s busiest roads is undergoing a green transformation in hopes of improving safety.
“Nineteenth Avenue is one of
[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 formerly taught by Jules Tygiel until 2008, when Tygiel died of cancer that year. Photo
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 were former Mayor Willie Brown, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Mayor Ed Lee and Moscone's youngest son,
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Deep breathing, a long stretch and a well-earned “namaste” can do
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 may even have a fond memory of having Tom as your first friend.
[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 concepts. Photo courtesy of Matthew Slater"][/caption]
For some scholars, receiving a lifetime achievement award means the
[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 flirt, giggle and look at one another when asked if they're in a relationship. Duong
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 was the first time the program has allowed students to apply to the University of
[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 Francisco on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez/Xpress"][/caption]
Christmas music fills up Room 192
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 in any direction. Xpress caught up with some of the actors and the director backstage
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 not gained by this bathroom bandit. In all fairness, sometimes controlling your bladder is just not
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 of Ethnic Studies and the Black Family Pledge, the singing of the Black National Anthem,
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 ban does not prohibit nudity at local fairs and festivals, such as the Folsom Street Fair
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 program launched in March, San Francisco will be working with local tech companies and educational resources, such
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From hopscotch to art gallery heists, the SOMArts
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. But when your biological sex feels wrong, making a change for the better can be
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 relationship as well.
Lingerie is not the same as the undergarments women wear in their daily
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City College of San Francisco
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 show up to. These are all valid concerns that you really want to take care
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 voters decided to raise their own taxes to try and salvage our financially beleaguered system. Fresh
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, there remain grave economic issues to solve in California and the California State University," White said
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 students.
The center was organized to help students with a future career, but a lot of
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 or doomsday’ proposition for me,” Fisher, a political science major at SF State, said. “I’m glad
[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. Photo by Jamie Balaoro / Xpress"][/caption]
The California State University Board of Trustees has shelved the
[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 Department at SF State and regularly gets together with other faculty and staff to bowl.
[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, 2012. Photo by Alejandrina Hernandez / Xpress"][/caption]
Living in a world with stressors and constantly moving from
[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 fat-identified women, at The Booksmith in the Upper Haight in San Francisco, Thursday, Nov. 8,
[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 that lets private car owners rent out their automobiles to other people in the city.
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 for destruction — which, if you think about it, is not entirely fair. This student could
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. 17 for the Black Student Union Northern Region Conference.
The annual conference is sponsored by United