15 Oct 2013

Negotiate fair pay against gender gap

Graphic by Holly Nall There are many things students should understand before entering the workforce. The country’s gender wage gap is one of them. What’s the gender wage gap? In

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15 Oct 2013

Students across the state unite for City College

This weekend, City College of San Francisco will host the CA Student Union Conference, a two-day event, for college students across the state to support the coalition group Save CCSF,

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15 Oct 2013

Cross-country Gators place second overall in annual SF State Invitational

[set_id=72157636602222884] After weeks of competing on the road, Gator cross-country teams hit home terrain to dominate most of the competition at the SF State Invitational last Friday. They came in

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15 Oct 2013

Transit talks continue to threaten students’ commutes

SF State students and faculty, along with the rest of the Bay Area, anxiously await the outcome of the BART negotiations as labor talks continue to drag on and commuters

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15 Oct 2013

Covered California approves SF State to be health care enrollment educators

SF State’s Student Health Center announced last Thursday, Oct. 10 their approval as an health coverage enrollment entity by Covered California at the Health and Wellness Fair on campus. This would

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15 Oct 2013

SOMArts celebrates Día de los Muertos

[set_id=72157636602935006] The SOMArts Cultural Center was alive with people looking to honor the dead at the opening reception of this year’s Día de los Muertos art exhibition, last Friday. The event,

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15 Oct 2013

Debt ceiling debate misses Americans’ needs

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta Much like a person who maxes out one credit card after another, the political fight over raising the United States’ debt ceiling does nothing but kick

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15 Oct 2013

Ice hockey team becomes official club sport at SF State

[HTML1] Video by Daniel A. Nelson and Dariel Medina This semester, the ice hockey team at SF State will start its first season ever as an official club sport. What

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15 Oct 2013

New campus electric car charging stations provide much needed energy

With the recent addition of nine free electric charging stations last July, faculty and students who drive electric or hybrid cars no longer need to be afraid their car will

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15 Oct 2013

BECA class sends student videographers abroad; Tanzanian videos debut

A two-sequence course called electronic media and social justice, or BECA 581, gave four students the opportunity to use the production skills they learned at the University and travel to

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15 Oct 2013

Point guard transfer student enters second season with Gators

Off the court, SF State basketball player Calvin Otiono is known by his team, as well as his family and friends, for his upbeat, outgoing personality. But upon tip-off, the

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15 Oct 2013

Gators basketball returns with strong veteran lineup

Stocked with six returning players, including two fourth-year seniors, the veteran presence has the SF State’s men’s basketball team poised to make a run at a conference title. With these returning

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09 Oct 2013

Volleyball coach returns home to lead Gators team

SF State volleyball coach Jill Muhe’s greatest victory was technically a loss. In the middle of her professional beach volleyball career at a tournament in Santa Barbara in 2005, Muhe

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09 Oct 2013

SF State cinema professor wins New York Screenplay Contest

The finished product when a writer goes outside their comfort zone is usually junk. But for assistant professor Julian Hoxter, his product was “Cutterjunk.” In September, “Cutterjunk” won the grand

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08 Oct 2013

SF State’s Voice competition begins with blind auditions

The set in Jack Adams Hall may not have been an exact replica of the major Hollywood production, but the talent on display during the blind auditions round at SF

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08 Oct 2013

Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

Q: How would you describe your last year here and what are your goals looking forward? W: Coming to a campus with a stellar reputation with probably the brightest students

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08 Oct 2013

SF Board of Supervisors propose new bike theft protection and recovery plan

Last Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that will attempt to cut bike thefts in half over the next five years through voluntary bike registration and quicker

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08 Oct 2013

SF State physics professor and students win $400K grant

For the last four years, Weining Man, an SF State physics professor, along with her research team of students, dedicated nights and weekends in their lab to find new ways to

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08 Oct 2013

Men’s soccer takes a loss, yellow cards at Chico game

[set_id=72157636342198565] A free kick goal sealed SF State’s fate Sunday as they fell to Chico State 1-0. The Wildcats’ Octavio Guzman sailed the ball over the outstretched hands of Gators’

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08 Oct 2013

Volleyball digs for a cure, comes up with win

Every October, collegiate athletes nationwide put their own school colors to the side, and don pink gear in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. SF State volleyball is no stranger to

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08 Oct 2013

Campus health center prepares for Obamacare enrollment

UPDATE: Today Covered California approved SF State’s Student Health Center to become a licensed Affordable Care Act enrollment entity, according to SF State’s lead health coordinator, Aimée Williams. “Now we have to

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08 Oct 2013

BART strike threatens students’ Friday commute

As labor talks continue between BART management and its unions, commuters across the Bay Area look for different ways to commute — and that includes SF State students like 24-year-old Danielle

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08 Oct 2013

Last minute goal brings Gators up in women’s soccer conference

Things looked bleak for the struggling Gator offense, held scoreless for the first 84 minutes of its matchup with Chico State Sunday — but a late goal changed the team’s

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08 Oct 2013

Obamacare can help students take preventative measures; ensure health coverage

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta Despite the political squabbles that have produced dramatic media coverage — and even a full government shutdown — the Affordable Care Act without a doubt benefits

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08 Oct 2013

Design programs give résumés impact

Graphic by Holly Nall Let me guess, every résumé you’ve ever made was on Word. Duh, you’re probably thinking to yourself. What else would I be making it on? Aren’t all résumés

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07 Oct 2013

SF State hosts first suicide prevention conference

[HTML1] When Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge 13 years ago, as he was falling toward the water, he realized he didn’t want to die. Miraculously, he survived.

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07 Oct 2013

California to claim nation’s second highest minimum wage

California hasn’t seen a wage increase since 2008, but after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 10 on Sept. 25, the Golden State will claim the nation’s second highest minimum

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07 Oct 2013

Xpress staffer reflects on losing mother to breast cancer

At age 35, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. I was eight. I vaguely remember her losing her hair while getting more ill and weak with chemo

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07 Oct 2013

New VP of fundraising tells how she’ll get SF State more money

Anne Harris was recently hired to fill the associate vice president of development vacancy, a position responsible for overseeing fundraising campaigns for SF State. Harris has worked in the CSU

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03 Oct 2013

Product Design students build racecars

[HTML1] Design and Industry students built racecars for their first project of the semester. The materials used were a 16 inch sheet of metal, 20 feet of quarter-inch rod, and three

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02 Oct 2013

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting pleads not guilty

Nikhom Thephakaysone pled not guilty to three felony counts including the alleged murder of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez today at his arraignment. He is being detained without bail. SFPD

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02 Oct 2013

SF State celebrates Creative State Opening Day

Highlighted by the Alexander String Quartet and the world premiere of a composition by Pulitzer Prize-winning professor, Wayne Peterson, the University’s vibrant arts programs joined in the first ever Creative

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02 Oct 2013

Students create short films in one week for Campus MovieFest

More than 100 teams of students filled up the line at the red carpet for Campus MovieFest as the competition kicked off last Wednesday, Sept. 25, at SF State for a

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02 Oct 2013

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez to be arraigned today

Nikhom Thephakaysone will be arraigned today, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. on three felony charges including the murder of Justin Valdez; they were both SF State students. Valdez, the 20-year-old

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01 Oct 2013

Local artist lectures for art students in graduate seminar

[HTML1] San Francisco artist, Jason Jägel, lectured for students on his work as part of professor Lewis deSoto’s graduate seminar class last Thursday. Being the compulsive doodler that he is,

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01 Oct 2013

US Air Force band plays chamber recital in Knuth Hall

[set_id=72157636103375344] As Senior Airman Matthew Garza concluded his opening speech, three musicians, dressed in dark blue Air Force uniforms, walked in unison toward center stage. Members of the audience who may

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