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 rooms. Instead, they would walk about campus with their instruments, rehearsing and writing new songs.
“Julian and I
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 digesting these medications or disposing of them in the trash, both have had lasting effects
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 the bottom after 11 innings in the first game with a final score of 8-4. After
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 earlier today.
The Gators started the second game on top making first run in the bottom of
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 was early in the morning and I was dope sick again. The monotony was disgusting. But
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, was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property by University Police, according to an
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="People gathered in front of the court room entrance before the arraignment of former SF State Director Robert Shearer and Chemical Hazardous Materials Technology owner Stephen Cheung at Hall of Justice Friday April 26, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Stephen Cheung's attorney Garrick Lew declines press comments while exiting the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Stephen Cheung and former SF State Director Robert Shearer's arraignment was rescheduled for Friday afternoon. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
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 from that university’s administration.
But that was not the case at SF State.
After a suspicious package
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="A University Police officer walks out of the Creative Arts Building holding a shoe box after a reported bomb threat on Monday, April 22, 2013 and put it in his trunk and drove away. Afterwards, the students where let back in
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 of finals, to cope with tragedies on a massive scale.
Monday, April 15, the sound of two
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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption=""Avenue Q" puppet heads are lined up at the end of a table at a scene shop room in the Creative Arts Building Thursday, April 18, 2013. The Little Theatre will host a preview of the modern musical on Thursday, April
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Police stations in San Francisco now display a sign on the front of the building stating that they are safe havens for the LGBTQ community. According to members of the LGBTQ community, in the past, crimes against them were overlooked or
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State student Rachel Larsen prepared Kundiman, or Filipino art song, for her final recital. Larsen's grandmother was her inspiration for the song. Photo by Samantha Benedict / Xpress"][/caption]
Standing at a mere 5-foot-3, 22-year-old Rachel Larsen is packed with passion and
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. Thousands of people gathered at Hippie Hill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday, April 20,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="John Eppard sits near the audio mixer at Burnt Ramen, a former hardcore rock and punk music venue that he lives in and helped run in Richmond, Calif. Eppard has been a musical activist for several decades, leading a crusade to
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 Converse shoebox from the premises. Although there is no official confirmation, the shoebox is believed to
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 or even auditioned for a dance until she became a part of SF State’s Pilipino Cultural Night
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 their hybrid electric vehicles, because it uses less fossil fuel than a standard vehicle. Unfortunately,
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 5-4 in the second game that ended in extra innings, Friday, April 19, for a doubleheader sweep.
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 to him preach mankind's forgetfulness of its creator, Allah. Several spectator students sit nearby listening
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 works to build communities that invest in youth, has presented their initiative to several city supervisors
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State student Christopher Valentino receives his award in the outstanding student leader category from President Leslie E. Wong at the Dean of Students Leadership Awards at the Seven Hills Conference Center on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Photo by Samantha Benedict
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Nyssa Zinn installs her collage panoramic piece for the Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery on campus, Friday, April 12, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
The professor sits in front of his art students and
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 on Thursday, April 17.
The group, SF State ECO Students, tabled the event, as well as many
Photo by Jessica Roberts
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="960" caption="High winds blow sand across Great Highway by Ocean Beach on Monday, April 8, 2013, resulting in the closure of the highway to traffic. Photo by Jessica Roberts / Special to Xpress"][/caption]
The Golden Gate Xpress will feature
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="The cast and crew of "CockTales," SF States showcase of voices from around the Bay Area on variations of sexuality under the theme, "reclaiming love," gather around in a circle on Sunday, April 14, 2013. They practice trust exercises by tossing
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: The Embodied Histories of Paul K. Longmore — Scholar, Teacher, Activist."
The SF State history department
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 reported that the FBI discovered the bombs were hidden inside kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Stephanie May, creator of a San Francisco Rental Heat Map that lists the median prices of a one-bedroom for each district, sits in front of a cafe on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
SF State student Adam
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 or some demented group of sociopaths — could carry out a plan to hurt and kill
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Chris "Six" Nguyen from San Francisco attended the free vibrator event hosted by Trojan at The Box in SOMA on Friday, April 12, 2013. Photo by Erica Marquez / Xpress"][/caption]
Tax season can be a trying time for many people — a
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 drug addict, I spent most of my time engaged in some type of inappropriate behavior. Lying,
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 witnesses on the scene say a water main burst, flooding the street with nearly a foot of
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 Athletic Association series finale.
The Gators started off in the lead and stayed 2-0 until