24 Mar 2013

SF State's investment in fossil fuels betrays its good causes

As the national economy continues on the slow road to recovery everyone is looking for a quick way to make a buck. Our University is no different, as it looks

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24 Mar 2013

Cigarette butt littering adversely affects environment

Warning: this content contains material that may not be suitable for those who have an addiction to cigarettes but those who care about the environment should keep reading. Accordingly, the author

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23 Mar 2013

Gators battle Sonoma State Seawolves for a loss

By Erica Marquez / Xpress The SF State Gators lost against the Sonoma State Seawolves on Friday, March 22, 2013, with a final score of 4-2. The Gators continued their

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23 Mar 2013

I'm a hipster and I know it

You can’t do anything without being categorized. If you listen to a certain type of music, wear various clothing articles, enjoy artsy-fartsy films or drink your coffee black, it is

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23 Mar 2013

New laws affect the consequences of calling in an overdose

We were cooking up black tar heroin at his place. It was early in my junkie career and I didn’t yet know how to hit my vein with the needle.

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22 Mar 2013

Humboldt State Lumberjacks defeat Gators in doubleheader

By Frank Leal The SF State Women’s softball team faced off against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks in a doubleheader ending in defeat for the Gators on Friday, March 22, 2013. Both

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22 Mar 2013

CA program connects low-income, homeless populations with free cell phones

Ian Smith, 33, has been homeless for two and a half years, living in a homeless encampment under the Interstate 280 on-ramp at King Street. March 11, Smith’s home was

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21 Mar 2013

Greek community prepares for leadership reorganization

The Fraternity Sorority Council, the sole governing council over all members of Greek-lettered organizations, has been proposed by the Greek community to be reconstructed into a president’s council. There have

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20 Mar 2013

Campus movement to divert funds from fossil fuels gains steam

By Nick Ciccetti Surrounded by a city cloaked in ecological friendliness, a group of students at SF State are doing their best to force the University to align their investments

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20 Mar 2013

CA bill will make online courses transferable

Students are all too familiar with the sting of being rejected from an overcrowded class and the hopelessness of signing up for yet another wait list. Those days of despair

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20 Mar 2013

Photo of the Week

March 20 The Golden Gate Xpress will feature a photo every week in print and online from SF State students — and it could be yours! Email your photos: xpressnewsstaff@gmail.com

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19 Mar 2013

Drug trends evolve at SF State

With midterms approaching, students are advised to study hard and be prepared. “Paul” takes this advice to the extreme. The 21-year-old political science major started stocking up on amphetamine pills

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19 Mar 2013

Health education student responds to editorial on drug abuse

Dear Brian, Thank you for your submission in the new Golden Gate Xpress. I am currently interning for the SF AIDS Foundation’s syringe access services. I am a health education

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19 Mar 2013

The Bay Bridge becomes canvas for massive light sculpture

Billed as the largest light sculpture in the world, The Bay Lights officially illuminated over the San Francisco Bay two weeks ago, bringing a bright new addition to the city’s

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19 Mar 2013

Alumni Hall of Fame at SF State honors graduates' major accomplishments

Hundreds of alumni and guests, including SF State State graduate and senior editor for Rolling Stone, Ben Fong-Torres, gathered in their swankiest attire to watch the newest alumni get inducted into

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18 Mar 2013

Broncos baseball seizes victory from Gators

  Photos by Jessica Worthington / Xpress The SF State Gators returned to the field after their four-game sweep two weeks ago but were hit hard in a game against

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18 Mar 2013

Gators softball comes out even after weekend doubleheader against Penguins

Photos by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress The SF State Gator softball team tied against the Dominican University Penguins in a doubleheader at SF State on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The

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17 Mar 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts hundreds for celebration

Though Ireland may be more than 6,000 miles away, this doesn’t stop San Francisco from taking part in Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations. On Saturday, March 16, hundreds gathered to watch

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17 Mar 2013

Job market analysis will keep majors from becoming impacted

With the number of impacted majors proposed to nearly double in Fall 2014, a team of Xpress writers took the time to analyze the beginnings of impaction. Impaction happens when

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17 Mar 2013

Unplugging unused appliances saves money, environment

It has two, sometimes three, protruding teeth that suck energy right out of its host. It’s probably around your house, slowly leeching away as you read this. It sounds like something straight

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16 Mar 2013

The drone next door: The negatives of drone implementation

[HTML1]Unmanned aerial vehicles — more commonly known as drones — have become invaluable to the United States military. Their presence increases every year in carrying out “necessary” assassinations against “terrorists,” as does

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16 Mar 2013

Learning to love through years of addiction

I wanted to begin my new column with a story about injecting heroin into my penis, but my girlfriend, Nicole, warned me it may be too soon. The audience might

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14 Mar 2013

Muralist community provides tours of iconic SF art

There are many ways to immerse yourself in the artistic culture of San Francisco but few of them give you a walking tour of that culture led by the artists

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14 Mar 2013

Gator cycling team racks up successes at Slugfest

By Deborah Rod The little-known SF State cycling team has been happy to play the role of underdog, having one of the smallest teams to compete in the state. The

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14 Mar 2013

SF State showcases Asian inspired gallery, 'The Moment for Ink'

Lucy Arai, 57, became enthralled with ink art while she was experimenting with her calligraphy brushes, sumi ink and handmade paper. Now she sees ink as a medium of art

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13 Mar 2013

SF State's guide to St. Patrick's Day events

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this

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13 Mar 2013

Photo of the Week

March 13 The Golden Gate Xpress will feature a photo every week in print and online from SF State students — and it could be yours! Email your photos: xpressnewsstaff@gmail.com

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13 Mar 2013

WASC tests SF State in accreditation review

By Matt Saincome and Ellie Loarca SF State went through an evaluation of their standards and practices by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges last week. Accreditation allows SF Sate students

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13 Mar 2013

Students face impaction; SF State solicits feedback

For SF State biology major Heather Smith, 33, a passion for health care was more than just a calling, it’s in her blood. “My mom was an emergency room clerk,”

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13 Mar 2013

Impaction leads students to alternate majors

After being denied acceptance to the nursing program, Vincent Castoro thought he could avoid the problems associated with impaction by majoring in kinesiology. He was wrong. “I was initially going

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13 Mar 2013

SF State struggles to match demand for popular majors

Super seniors aren’t the cool kids on campus, they’re just students who got stuck here, couldn’t get the classes they needed and didn’t graduate on time. An impacted major isn’t

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13 Mar 2013

Impaction yields competition, offers some success

By Lulu Orozco Meghan Fuller hasn’t had the typical experience of a student in an impacted major at SF State. Though the 35-year-old pre-licensure nursing major applied to a number

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12 Mar 2013

Spike in crime at SF State area calls for heightened precaution

After a late night study session on campus, philosophy major Elizabeth Mathiasen was walking home around midnight when she noticed she was not alone. “I walked faster and even took

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12 Mar 2013

Iconic production 'Our Town' hits SF State's Little Theatre

Click Here To See Photo Gallery Grover’s Corner is a small town populated by 2,642 regular folks. They’re mostly a God-fearing people with 85 percent identified as Protestant, 12 percent Catholic and the

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11 Mar 2013

Bay Area Tibetan groups march in solidarity with the Tibetan National Uprising

[HTML1] Lhamo Wangden, an SF State senior studying hospitality and business administration, is Tibetan and proud. So, when it was announced that Bay Area Tibetan groups would be hosting political

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10 Mar 2013

Overconsumption of food wastes money, creates more pollution

The refrigerator door swings open and a robust odor hits you like a ton of bricks completely disorienting your senses. What is that smell? It’s rotten food. Was it the

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