30 Apr 2013

SF State’s music scene fosters vibrant community

[set_id=72157633375486561] By Kristen Martz and Lovelie Faustino As new students living in the dorms at SF State, Gregory DiMartino and Julian Borrego weren’t allowed to practice their music in their

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28 Apr 2013

Irresponsible medicine disposal harms the environment

It’s no secret that the medications prescribed by doctors aren’t always healthy for us, but their disposal is even harmful for the environment. Whether it’s through the natural process of

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27 Apr 2013

Pioneers take Senior Day doubleheader

[set_id=72157633352037707] SF State Gators fell short in a doubleheader against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers on Senior Day, losing both games Saturday, April 27. The Gators came out on

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27 Apr 2013

Gators split doubleheader with Pioneers, end season

[HTML1] After splitting a doubleheader with Cal State East Bay Pioneers Friday, April 26, 2013, the Gators softball team started strong, sending the Pioneers packing with a 7-0 first game

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27 Apr 2013

The greatest revelation that beat addiction

This is the final installment of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008. It

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26 Apr 2013

Wife of alleged bribe schemer arrested

The wife of the former SF State environmental health and occupational safety director who allegedly took part in a bribery scheme that cheated the University out of millions of dollars,

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26 Apr 2013

SF State bribe scheme defendants plead, "Not guilty"

  After failing to make a plea Wednesday, April 26, the former SF State official and his alleged accomplice in an ongoing bribery scheme were arraigned today. Robert Shearer, former

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24 Apr 2013

Former SF State director allegedly partook in bribe scheme

A former SF State official is facing 128 felony counts for allegedly taking bribes costing the University millions of dollars. Robert “Bud” Shearer, a former SF State director of Environmental

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24 Apr 2013

SF State's bomb threat response was simply too late

With all that has gone on in the last week in Boston, you’d think that a bomb threat at a large public university would warrant a rapid and robust public response

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24 Apr 2013

Students decry SF State's delayed bomb threat warning

In the shadow of the Boston Marathon bombing, the nation grieves and stands at high alert. Amidst the fear of terrorism, a smaller drama played out at SF State Monday,

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24 Apr 2013

SF State community copes after multiple catastrophes

By Lulu Orozco  Within a few days last week, a number of tragic events hit the country leaving college students, who are already struggling to get through their last month

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24 Apr 2013

Photo of the Week

April 24 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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23 Apr 2013

Broadway's hit 'Avenue Q' graces Little Theatre stage

“Avenue Q” could be described as Broadway’s little engine that could. In 2004, the show reached legendary status when it unexpectedly won the Tony award for best musical over the mega-blockbuster, “Wicked.” Since

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23 Apr 2013

New LGBTQ safe zones aim to reduce crime, increase security

Tommi Mecca still doesn’t totally trust the police. For years, Mecca said the police harassed him and others for being gay. “I’m 61, and I grew up in a time when we

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23 Apr 2013

Vocal performance student discovers lost Filipino love songs

Standing at a mere 5-foot-3, 22-year-old Rachel Larsen is packed with passion and —  surprisingly — one of the biggest voices you’ve ever heard. As a graduating senior this May,

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22 Apr 2013

Thousands gathered at Hippie Hill for 420 celebration

[HTML1] On 420, an annual, unofficial holiday celebrating the cannabis plant, many marijuana enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite herb — by smoking it. This year it was no different.

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22 Apr 2013

Bay Area punk musician sustains activist lifestyle

With smoke slowly floating out of his mouth as he sits on the legendary stage that he built at Burnt Ramen, the former underground venue inside the iron triangle of

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22 Apr 2013

Creative Arts Building evacuated due to bomb threat

[HTML1] The University Police Department evacuated the Creative Arts Building due to a bomb threat Monday morning. Students were allowed back into the building directly after UPD removed a black

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22 Apr 2013

41st Annual Pilipino Cultural Night celebrates history through the arts

By Daniel Mariano For 20-year-old Susy Ibañez, stage fright had always been an obstacle. Because she had no prior dance training, Ibañez felt shy and uncoordinated. She never would’ve performed on stage

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21 Apr 2013

Hybrid cars may not always be so eco-friendly

SF State is a commuter campus, which means many students use public transportation or drive to campus to attend classes. Some students find themselves feeling particularly “green” while driving to school in

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19 Apr 2013

Gators sweep Coyotes in doubleheader

[set_id=72157633282188957] By Mike Hendrickson / Special to Xpress The Gators’ softball team shutout the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 5-0 in the first of their two games, and squeezed by

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19 Apr 2013

Muslim Student Association hosts community prayer, promotes faith

In the middle of SF State‘s quad on a sunny Friday afternoon, about 60 people sat shoeless in front of a scholar dressed in white garb and a kufi, listening

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18 Apr 2013

New SF proposal would limit tobacco licenses in city

Cigarettes might be more difficult to buy in some neighborhoods if a youth influence organization gets their way. Youth Leadership Institute, an organization in the field of youth development which

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18 Apr 2013

SF State acclaims student leaders

You know those lazy students you sometimes see in class — the ones that barely ever show up, don’t contribute to groupwork and generally are a pain in the neck?

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18 Apr 2013

MFA Thesis Exhibition spotlights students' unique art

The professor sits in front of his art students and discusses the status of their upcoming exhibition. As soon as he dismisses them from their meeting they disperse into sections

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17 Apr 2013

Earth Day inspires student events at SF State

[HTML1] Tote bags made from T-shirts, a bike-powered concert, and students from Fossil Fuel SFSU shouting “dance for the Earth” emphasized SF State student appreciation for Earth Day at Malcolm X Plaza

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17 Apr 2013

Photo of the Week

April 17 Photo by Jessica Roberts The Golden Gate Xpress will feature a photo every week in print and online from SF State students — and it could be yours!

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17 Apr 2013

'CockTales' series aims to reshape view of masculinity

Eduardo Benitez has always had to be silent. As a child he wasn’t allowed to cry during a sad movie. As a teenager he wasn’t allowed to show any affection

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16 Apr 2013

Beloved disability activist, professor remembered at reception

Friends, colleagues and loved ones celebrated disability activist and SF State professor Paul Longmore’s life and works at the University’s downtown campus in a series of speeches titled “Mischievous Entanglements:

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16 Apr 2013

SF State students respond to Boston Marathon tragedy

The two bombs that struck the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, killed three, injured more than 170 people and shocked the world. The Associated Press

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16 Apr 2013

SF rent resource puts SF State student on the map

SF State student Adam Millman doesn’t work during the school year, relying entirely on his financial aid to pay the bills. The mechanical engineering major said about 60 percent of

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16 Apr 2013

In wake of tragedy in Boston inspiration, hope persevere

We awoke on Tuesday to yet another tragic morning-after. As was the case Sept. 12, 2001, many of us woke up wondering how anybody — whether a lone deranged individual

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16 Apr 2013

Trojan alleviates tax season stress in SF

Tax season can be a trying time for many people — a 2011 OfficeMax survey called “Tax it to Me” found that four in 10 people would rather give themselves

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15 Apr 2013

Trying sobriety in the trenches of addiction

This is part two of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008. As a

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15 Apr 2013

Water main bursts, Muni veers off track

[HTML1] A San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency M-line train veered off the tracks Monday afternoon while passing through a flooded 19th Avenue at 19th Avenue and Sargent Street. Authorities and

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14 Apr 2013

Toros crush Gators 14-2 in series finale

The SF State baseball team lost to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Maloney Field at SF State in this weekends four-game California Collegiate

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