The alleged shooter of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez faces three felony charges including murder, and is being held without bail, the San Francisco District Attorney's office announced today in a press release.
Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and possession
SF State students, professors, friends and family met to remember recently deceased student Justin Valdez at a candlelight vigil yesterday night atop Cesar Chavez Student Center.
“He was fearless. He didn't fear life,” said Valdez’s older sister Jessica Labidi.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="960"] Jessica and Nizar Labidi,
SFPD announced the 30-year-old male suspect detained for charges of murder of SF State student Justin Valdez is also an SF State student, in a press conference today.
Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he got off
Graphic by Holly Nall
Most of us can’t get past “To Whom It May Concern” and “My name is…” when starting our cover letters, granting us less than a second glance in the application stage.
Cover letters are tricky business in the world of job applications. They
While campus police officers across California use pepper spray, guns, handcuffs and batons; SF State's University Police Department officials propose another tool be added to their utility belt — the Taser — which would make the campus one of the last in the California State
A 30-year-old man was arrested outside his Oceanview home Tuesday, in connection to the shooting death of SF State student Justin Valdez.
Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he got off the M-Oceanview train at
Cramped far back into a corner of the Fine Arts Building, a group of students sit around a pair of blazing furnaces. John Wilkes, a student of the class, approaches one of the scalding containers and submerges a metal rod into the liquefied glass, and
UPDATE: Medical examiners have confirmed with Xpress the 20-year-old male victim was SF State sophomore Justin Valdez.
San Francisco police have released footage of a homicide suspect taken prior to a shooting that left one man dead Monday.
According to police, an unidentified 20-year-old male was shot in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] People stand in line at the Claremont DMV waiting for the doors to open at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 in Oakland, Calif. Photo by Amanda Peterson / Xpress[/caption]
When Jackeline Monroy was in high school, a cop pulled over her
“The great tragedy of this century,” is the Syrian Civil War, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. He is not referring to the 110,000 and rising casualties, but the scale of humanitarian devastation both in Syria and in the surrounding region.
SF State music majors, invited to play by their professors, hit the stage last Friday, Sept. 20 for critique from Yale professor and clarinetist David Shifrin for the May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center's Master Class with the Alexander String Quartet.
“I definitely think the master
Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta
California will soon become the tenth state to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. The bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown signaled he would sign, will enable an estimated 3.5 million non-citizens in California to become legally registered drivers with the state, and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State alumnus, Amanda Ramirez, works on location in Mission Bay while working on set for a new TV show set in the bay area. Thursday Sept 19, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
Amanda Ramirez, 26, watched a group of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] (Right to left) Shanna Irving and Shanti Mason look at an art piece on display at "The Illuminated Library", an art exhibit at SF State that explores the relationship between art and books. The exhibit is open in the Fine Arts
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State's Kaileen Mejia (17) spikes the ball in front of Alexandra Torline (17) during a match against 22nd ranked Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at SF State. The Gators lost 3-2. Photo By Philip Houston
Special Education credential program receives grant
The U.S. Department of Education will provide SF State with a grant to aid students who want to become early childhood special educators, a career that is in demand.
The 1.2 million dollar grant will aid the Careers and Inclusive Resources Related
SF State's first conference win could turn out to be their biggest, as the men’s soccer team bested defending California Collegiate Athletic Association south division champs Cal State Los Angeles 1-0 for the first time in the last seven years, Friday Sept. 20.
The Gators registered
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Javier Morelos Garza grabs the final seat during musical chairs at the La Raza Student Organization's festival in Malcolm X Plaza Sept 18, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
Vibrant banners and flags of Latin American countries adorned the stage in Malcolm X
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Professor Eran Kaplan, of the Jewish Studies department, speaks at the forum for World Affairs on Wednesday Sept 11, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
The United Nations announced Monday, that the Human Rights Commission will be investigating the 14 chemical
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Daniel Ellsberg, known for leaking the Pentagon Papers and key speaker, answers a question during the "Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data" San Francisco State University Constitution Day Panel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Photo by
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="576"] Mat Porkola (Exhibit technician at the Exploratorium) calls for people to sign the petition to save the glass blowing class at a rally at Malcolm X Plaza, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress[/caption]
Students and arts department alumni
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Kate Greenstreet finishes reading from her book, Young Tambling, in the Poetry Center at SF State, Sept. 12. Photo by Mike Hendrickson / Xpress[/caption]
Book tours carry different meanings for Sara Mumolo and Kate Greenstreet. In one case it's about learning to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Cole Dimond (7) (left) kicks the ball past Sean Callahan(8) during a game between the SF State Gators and the Sonoma State University Seawolves at Cox Stadium on Sept.13, 2013. The Gators lost in a hard fought battle against the Seawolves,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Rachel Beck uses a Jack to shape a piece of glasswork in the Fine Arts building Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress[/caption]
SF State’s College of Extended Learning glass blowing class, created in 1972, is the third oldest
Defining your own beliefs and developing a philosophy on life outside those taught by your parents is one of the greatest things one can accomplish in growing older. Many of us are tethered to the religions, expectations and dreams of our parents, and some never
Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta
With 24-hour door monitoring and increased in-and-out visitor registration being enforced in the dorms, it's clear that campus security is on the rise. But what paramounts all efforts to improve security is the fact that University Police are now being trained and
Friday the 13th proved to be unlucky for the SF State women’s soccer team as they fell to rivals Sonoma State 3 - 0 at Cox Stadium.
The Gators were thrown into the fire immediately as they opened up the conference play against last year's CCAA north
We all have that friend who always brings up how “hard” he or she is looking for a job. That friend is always insisting he or she needs a job and is trying hard to find one, but end up scrolling through Facebook and sending
Fall semester for many SF State students, especially freshman, means new professors, classes and people to meet. A roommate is unavoidable for those who choose to live on campus, and a bad roommate will only increase the stress of an already busy student.
Many freshmen and
University Police Department officers patrolling the campus and surrounding areas may soon carry electroshock weapons.
These devices, commonly known by the brand name, Taser, are designed to generate an electric current that can disrupt a person's muscle control. The University Police Department is drafting plans for their
Video by Daniel A. Nelson
After going completely defeated last year in their debut Division I-AA season, the SF State rugby team hits back with a vengeance.
This season, the Gators will focus on getting more wins against division rivals like Stanford, Chico State and San Jose
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Shawn McGriff (left), a Liberal Studies major, speaks to Zoila Baltodano, the business office manager at Cesar Chavez Student Center, at a Part-Time Job Fair held in the quad at SF State, on Sept. 12, 2013. The event was put together
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Tyler Wescott, Audrey Janner, Sahar Navid, Morgan Kelley, and Michael Todd of ECO Students add straw to garden beds at the community garden behind Mary Park Hall Sunday Sept. 15, 2013. ECO Students began growing vegetables and herbs behind Mary Park
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Trey Songz takes off his shirt as he perfoms at a free concert hosted by Amazon Student and Pandora at the Fox Theatre in Oakland Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress[/caption]
R&B's "Mr. Steal Yo Girl," otherwise known
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Woody Miller, graduate student, observes photographs in the Marching Through History with Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers exhibit at J. Paul Leonard Library on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Photo By Philip Houston / Xpress[/caption]
The J. Paul Leonard Library at SF
As the lights dimmed in the auditorium, Alfredo Remulla strode across the stage and waited for the music to cue his performance.
Usher's "You'll Be In My Heart" began to play throughout the venue and the audience watched as Alfredo's frozen body started to alternate between