SF State presidential candidates must be required to visit campus

January 25, 2012 Opinion

The appointment of a new University president is an incredible opportunity for the campus community to find a leader who will shape its next 25 years, much as current President Robert A. Corrigan oversaw a vast expansion of the school during his tenure. Unfortunately, the CSU trustees took a giant leap back in both transparency ...

SF State student Amanda Gomez wins big on "Fear Factor"

January 24, 2012 Life 2 Comments

Strapped to a flying helicopter while plunging into a burst of explosions, diving into motor oil sludge, eating live scorpions and being chained in front of a cement truck while it’s ramming into obstacles are stunts usually designed, executed and supervised by trained professionals. They should not be attempted by just anyone, anywhere, anytime. But ...

President Robert A. Corrigan speaks on retirement, his replacement

January 24, 2012 1 Comment

President Robert A. Corrigan sat down with Xpress editor Sara Donchey to speak about his retirement, aspirations for his replacement and 24 years of service as the president of the University. Sara Donchey: What role does the outgoing president play in the presidential selection process? Robert A. Corrigan: “When a search like this happens it ...

PHOTOS: SF State's J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library partially open

January 24, 2012

The J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library, arguably the biggest and most highly anticipated campus revamping in the past four years, is taking the smallest steps in fully revealing itself to the public this week. Although the building officially opened along with other classroom doors at the beginning of the semester Monday, the only accessible ...

Snowboarding and skiing stalled after snow delay in Tahoe

January 24, 2012 Sports

This year, all preparation in anticipation of visiting the snowy California Sierras was in vain as the lack of snow in the Tahoe area continues to disappoint eager skiers and snowboarders. “I’ve never seen a year like this,” said Garret Faulkner, a junior at SF State who grew up in Truckee, Calif., and has been ...

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year brought in with a bang in Chinatown

January 24, 2012 Life

Opportunistic pyromaniacs celebrated Chinese New Year, on the streets of Chinatown Sunday night. Resounded bangs of light,  laughter, pervasive metallic-smelling smoke and full-grown adults running to avoid debris from crackers and M-180s were all signs of the celebration. “The action really starts at midnight,” said a man who referred to himself as “Les,” a Burning ...

The Ins and Outs: Safer sex is essential for one-night stands

January 24, 2012

If you are the type who likes a steamy semi-anonymous rendezvous, the electricity that takes over in a one night stand can be addicting. It’s a flurry of sexual tension, which can only lead to both parties getting caught up in doing things they’ve only ever seen in porn. Sounds great in theory, but it’s ...

Forkin' Frisco: Rediscovering Chinatown

January 23, 2012 Life

Forkin’ Chinatown Part visitor-pleasing tourist attraction and part mystic enclave, Chinatown is one of the densest and culturally distinct neighborhoods in the city. By weaving between locals in the neighborhood’s clogged side-streets, you’ll discover a neighborhood ingrained with rich history and culture exhibited through distinct offerings of Chinese cuisine. SWEET TOOTH Golden Gate Fortune Cookies 56 ...

Redefining what it means to be a virgin

January 20, 2012 Opinion

Between all the oohhing, awwing, groaning and groping I never thought that me jerking off to Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba was when I lost my “virginity” back in middle school. Did it happen when I received oral sex in high school? I still considered myself a virgin at the time. Or was it finally “officially” lost when I ...

One wounded in Parkmerced shooting

January 20, 2012 News 1 Comment

A shooting occurred in Parkmerced Wednesday night leaving one person injured. The victim was waiting on the 300 block of Arballo Drive for a friend at 9:20 p.m. when an unknown male approached and shot the victim in the leg, according to the San Francisco Police Department. The victim was taken to UCSF Medical Center ...

SF State students disprove autism stereotypes

January 19, 2012

Scott Rich studies hard, is passionate in class and has an encyclopedia of a mind that stores statistics, geographic knowledge and all sorts of trivia, and yet he will never be considered normal by society. Rich is a 29-year-old SF State graduate student and he has autism. Like many others with mental disorders, people with autism are ...

Power outage affects Sunset, West Portal and Parkside neighborhoods

January 16, 2012 News

More than 5,000 customers lost power on the west side of San Francisco this evening after a car hit a pole on the 300 block of West Portal Avenue, according to PG&E. The outage began at 9:15 p.m. and originally left 5,557 customers without power according to PG&E spokesperson Jana Morris. It is unclear whether ...

Forkin' Frisco: Dining judgement-free in the Marina

January 11, 2012 Life

Forkin’ Marina Most neighborhoods in San Francisco get a bad reputation because of crime, dirt or some other perceived malaise. However, bizarrely, the Marina seems to raise an eyebrow for the polar opposite reason. Most people scoff at the perceived affluence and snobbery that is often associated with the area. In the end, it doesn’t ...