Health officials stress flu prevention in wake of epidemic

January 31, 2013 News

Elevated flu activity has reached a widespread level and with the peak of the flu season approaching, the importance of flu safety is at an all-time high. With the Spring semester starting in the midst of the epidemic, taking the proper precautions can keep students healthy. “Usually the way that it comes is from the ...

Big wins for San Francisco sparks city spirit

January 31, 2013 Life Opinion Sports

On 24th and Castro streets sits a bar called Valley Tavern. This is where I spent my Sunday afternoon Jan. 20. When I arrived, there were 10 to 20 people waiting outside — squinting through the windows to catch a glimpse of the TVs. After 15 minutes of waiting, I finally stepped into a sea ...

SFJAZZ to host classes, performances

January 30, 2013 Life

With the grand opening of a new multi-million dollar facility, San Francisco’s oldest jazz company has recently stationed itself in the heart of Hayes Valley with a goal of reaching out to musicians and nurturing musical appreciation. SFJAZZ, a nonprofit which pushes the celebration of the jazz craft, will offer a full calendar of live ...

UPDATE: Creative Arts Building partially opened

January 30, 2013 News

A water pipe burst in the Creative Arts Building early this morning resulting in a flood that has the building shut down until further notice. The burst pipe, which was on the first floor, was discovered at 4:30 a.m., according to Nan Broadbent, spokeswoman for SF State. Professional cleaning services have been called in to ...

THE SWAMP: Sex On Campus

January 30, 2013 News

In the backrooms, bathrooms, and on the rooftops, SF State students are gettin’ down on campus like there is no (job) tomorrow. On the third floor of the humanities building there is a men’s bathroom with an extra special attraction — a glory hole. The smaller-than-you-would-think hole connects two adjacent bathroom stalls (and maybe two ...

New drug disposal program aims to cut down pollution, abuse

January 29, 2013 News 1 Comment

In response to a mounting body of evidence that says pharmaceutical waste is ending up in our drinking water and polluting the environment, San Francisco has instituted a new program offering people safe, easy and free ways to dispose of their unused medicines. San Francisco, through the Department of the Environment and the Public Utilities ...

VIDEO: SF State student director revamps Greek classic, 'Eurydice'

January 29, 2013 Life

Ben Calabrese is captivated by the action unfolding on stage; two star-crossed lovers, one on a table and the other on a chair, lean in for a passionate kiss when suddenly the table slips out from underneath. And so goes the unexpected nature of a show’s rehearsal and its focused director, who observes and takes ...

UPDATE: Man dies of gunshot wound in Parkmerced

January 28, 2013 News 3 Comments

An unidentified man was shot and killed Monday, Jan. 28 around 5 p.m. near the corner of Font Boulevard and Chumasero Drive in Parkmerced. The San Francisco Police Department responded to a 911 call and officers were dispatched from the Taraval Station. The man was not a victim of homicide, according to SFPD Officer Carlos ...

Muni employees rack up $100,000 in overtime hours

January 28, 2013

Doubling one’s salary in overtime hours is a dream for some — but for a few San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency workers, it is a reality. According to the San Francisco Controller’s Office, which oversees the city’s accounting and auditing, a handful of SFMTA employees made more than $100,000 in overtime alone. One SFMTA electronic ...

Multiple sclerosis patient persists through pressures

January 27, 2013 News

[HTML1] Photos by Amanda Peterson / Special to Xpress Peterson Metal Fabricating was a sheet metal shop in Hayward, Calif. with four generations worth of family history and with Dan Peterson’s deteriorating health, as shop owner he had no choice but to call it quits. In 1993, Peterson had to put an end to a ...

Bay Area death metal drummer beats cancer, rebounds as touring member

January 27, 2013 Life

Andrew Baird, drummer of a local death metal band Fallujah, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago at age 21. Almost instantly, the daily worries of the average young adult disappeared as Baird and his bandmates realized he was now fighting for his life. “I honestly thought nothing was wrong. I was incredibly healthy, probably ...