27 May 2013

Graduate to empower Afghan kids through skateboarding

Leila Mzali was online searching for an image of a girl on a skateboard when she stumbled upon a picture of an Afghan girl skateboarding. She clicked the photograph and

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27 May 2013

SF State alumni and student bands play for charity

While some bands use their shows to earn money for their own future endeavors, others choose a different path: one of charity. Recently, a trend has risen where bands connect

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26 May 2013

Graduating SF State athletes discuss life after college

Summer is fast approaching and graduation is lurking around the corner. Many of SF State’s graduating athletes, from cross-country to volleyball, spent most of their college lives deeply involved in

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26 May 2013

SF State gators float into Pride parade

This year SF State will once again be joining one of the country’s largest LGBTQ celebrations at the San Francisco Pride parade June 30 — and this time with a float.

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25 May 2013

SF State graduation brings in thousands

[set_id=72157633700637480] More than 4,000 graduates attended SF State’s graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Graduates and their friends and family gathered in Cox Stadium to celebrate. Guest speaker, Larry Baer,

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25 May 2013

Xpress recommends these San Francisco summer destinations

Now that the stress from finals is finally over, SF State students may wonder what to do with their free time this summer. Across campus students are packing up their dorm

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25 May 2013

Ex-heroin addict says farewell to addiction

Everyone got a bronze coin for graduating drug rehab. Well, at least they did at the one I went to. All the ceremonies were the same. The coin is passed

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24 May 2013

Athlete Decensae White charged with involvement in murder

SF State star basketball player Decensae White was arrested last week in Redwood City and extradited to Atlanta with charges of the involvement in the death of rapper Lil Phat,

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24 May 2013

Registration woes weigh heavy on returning students

It’s that happy time of year, where many of us watch as our peers graduate and go off into the world and their future careers. No doubt, graduating is a

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24 May 2013

Queer Resource Center hosts first inaugural Lavender Graduation

[HTML1] Saturday May 18, 40 graduating students of SF State’s queer community, along with their supporting friends and families, gathered to attend the first Lavender Graduation at SF State. In light

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23 May 2013

Gators crawl out of the library to study

[HTML1] Finals have once again crept into the lives of SF State students as they try their best to save their GPAs before mentally checking out for summer. This means

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22 May 2013

Theft at Stonestown leads to arrests on campus

Two people were arrested on SF State campus yesterday afternoon after they stole a laptop from a mall shopper, then fled to campus, according to University authorities. Three people stole

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22 May 2013

Campus resources help students dress for their big interviews

As the class of 2013 prepares to leave life at SF State, many graduates find themselves on the search for their future careers. Among the many important steps to land

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22 May 2013

SF State incidents create mixed reactions among students

[HTML1] SF State hosted its share of excitement this past week with six arrests, two protests and a load of stress to students, staff and faculty. The arrest of six

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21 May 2013

Students in debt question if college is worth the cost

A few years ago, it was normal to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years or less. Since starting college at SF State in 2009, Kourtney Evans has had

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21 May 2013

Student athletes gear up for summer training

With the semester coming to a close, it’s time for those overstressed, overworked students to unwind and kickback in the summer glory. But for student athletes, the end of the

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20 May 2013

Psychology graduates get alternative ceremony

The drama of the psychology department graduation celebration is finally at a close: Student Lea Lunden’s low cost alternative ceremony for psychology graduates is now nearly fully funded, helped along by

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19 May 2013

Film and theater students collaborate on short film

[set_id=72157633498982996] Photos by Virginia Tieman / Xpress Narrative directing is a class that brings together writers, performers and cinema majors who collaborate for one main goal — to make a

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19 May 2013

Legalized industrial hemp benefits environment

There’s a certain green plant with a reputation for its psychedelic effects and was known to help Bob Marley get through his days. Marijuana gets all the fame, but lesser known

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18 May 2013

Past heroin addict tells abscess horror stories

The pain was agonizing. I told the doctor in the emergency room to slice open my thigh and drain the pus. Once he could do that, I would be on

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17 May 2013

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

[HTML7] [HTML6] SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of “police brutality” during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary

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17 May 2013

Pretentious posers taint San Francisco's food scene

Giants won the second World Series in three years. Niners went to the Super Bowl. Warriors are in the playoffs. There has been a lot of smack talk about bandwagoning

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17 May 2013

SF State professor hones novelty art in glass blowing

[set_id=72157633497920050] After graduating art school, Nathan Watson has managed to stay busy and keep his creative endeavors going at full force. With a master’s in fine arts and bachelor’s in

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16 May 2013

Protest breaks out after arrests at SF State

Editor’s Note: There is some graphic content in the videos posted in this article [HTML2] [HTML1] Videos courtesy of Nick Morris and Natasha [HTML3] Several non-residents were arrested and forcefully removed

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16 May 2013

Cellphone theft afflicts San Francisco

Celina Curato bitterly remembers the times her phones have been stolen. Once at a club and another on the bus on her way home from SF State. “It was super

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16 May 2013

Finals fail to measure or aid student success

Final exams, end of semester projects and bouts of nightlong cram sessions are upon us. With all the talk of assignments, worth a quarter to a third of our grades,

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15 May 2013

SEPAL discovers most effective study habits

From all-nighters to intense cramming sessions, many students will go to extreme lengths to get that much desired grade. While these habits may get the quick grade (if successful), there

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15 May 2013

Cannes Festival showcases SF State film graduate’s work

While waiting to learn if he was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, Joey Izzo received an unexpected email from the festival requesting more information. Having submitted his short film for

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14 May 2013

Bangladesh safety monitor trumpets workers rights at SF State

The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory building, which produced American and European retail clothing, reverberated around the world. The tragedy left 1127 low-wage workers dead and thousands injured caused

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14 May 2013

Constant computer use results in health risks

Students everywhere are doing it: at home, at work and on campus. Unsafe practice can result in chronic pain, exhaustion and even disease. Many are not aware of the risks,

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13 May 2013

Bay to Breakers bans backpacks after Boston bombings

When Bay to Breakers officials announced that this year’s race would now include backpacks to its list of banned items, Bob Hearn didn’t mind. The 47-year-old software company CEO wasn’t

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12 May 2013

Tap water remains best choice for SF

The water in San Francisco is not only some of the crispest water found on the planet, it’s safe to drink and probably safer than bottled. According to the U.S.

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12 May 2013

Rediscovering sex on the first stretches of sobriety

Soon after the dope sickness, the anger and the depression, my cravings to use drugs slowly began to disappear. Without drugs and alcohol, I faced a whole new set of

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11 May 2013

Online dating secret tips revealed

Gone are the days of “boy meets girl.” These days, a more likely scenario is “boy likes girl’s profile, girl lurks through boy’s pictures, boy flirtatiously messages girl.” Who doesn’t

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11 May 2013

Body art stereotypes misrepresent tattoo and piercing culture

It wasn’t until the artist lifted his handheld machine from my skin — as it buzzed like a dental drill — and wiped my ink and blood splattered arm clean

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10 May 2013

Online dating increases in popularity among students

Julie Feinstein Adams spent two tiresome years on JDate, an online dating website for Jewish singles, going on dates that led her nowhere. One year later, after helping a close

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