SF State experiences a severe drop in population during the winter when everyone goes home for winter break. But if you’ve got job obligations, decided to take winter classes, or don’t celebrate Christmas, you might be among the group of students who are looking for
[caption id="attachment_62115" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][media-credit id=189 align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/media-credit] More than 10,000 honeybees thrive in a manmade hive located behind the Moffett lab on the secluded eighth floor of Hensill Hall. This is one of four hives purchased from beekeepers that are maintained by appointed faculty and
“Now no one is going to hire you!” is what I hear from my parents every time I tell them about the new ink I get. I am sure that I am not the only tattooed young adult attempting to get a job that has
[caption id="attachment_62086" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][media-credit name="Henry Perez" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/media-credit] Joseph Amster looks into the mirror while dressing for work in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday Dec. 4. [/caption]
[caption id="attachment_62087" align="alignright" width="600"][media-credit name="Henry Perez" align="alignright" width="600"][/media-credit] Joseph Amster rides BART on his way to give guided tours
The Gators had the most wins in a season since 2005, where they won 10 games. The Gators started the year having their longest unbeaten streak at six games since 1980, only to hit the road and go on a five game losing streak against
The 2014 cross-country season brought many obstacles to the young women’s team. One of the main obstacles the team faced was bringing in the new runners to an unfamiliar system and a new level of competition. The team was made up of only three returning
Changes within an SF State college are linked to the appointment of a new interim dean. Now, the arrangement of department spaces is in flux as faculty grapple to find their space at the University.
After much anticipation from educators, students and other community members, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution Dec. 9 to implement an ethnic studies program in each of the district’s high schools.
The resolution, set to unroll in 2015, is estimated to cost $469,833
When an award-winning Bay Area filmmaker heard that a fellow graduate student's father had developed a brain tumor after years of cellphone use, he asked himself if there could be a relationship between the two.
“I was curious to answer that question,” said Kevin Kunze, the
[caption id="attachment_62042" align="aligncenter" width="800"][media-credit name="Helen Tinna / Xpress" align="aligncenter" width="800"][/media-credit] Dorm resident Rainey walks to the designated smoking area on her way to her room in Mary Ward Hall Thursday, December 11, 2014. Rainey says that the dorms have been hot, because everybody is staying
[caption id="attachment_62133" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][media-credit name="Amanda Peterson / Xpress" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/media-credit] Lauren Levin reads a poem of her own titled "Leak" inspired by Anne Boyer's writing at a Poetry reading in honor of Boyer at Ruth's Table in the Mission District, Saturday, Dec. 6. [/caption]
Javon L. Johnson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Performance Studies in the Communication Studies Department at SF State. Golden Gate Xpress embraces each person’s ability to have an opinion and would like to thank Dr. Johnson for this week’s contribution.
On Dec. 3, Golden Gate
Regardless of their affiliation, a black bloc activist's purpose is the same; participate in acts of vandalism, build barricades, agitate other protestors to create in-fighting and create general disorientation. Typically aligned with the political ideology of anarchism, they can be an individual or part of a group.
This form of
Nearly 50 SF State students rallied in Malcolm X Plaza Monday before joining a mass march through the streets of Berkeley to protest recent police killings of unarmed black men.
The rally was organized by SF State’s Black and Brown Liberation Coalition and focused on the
Lifting an outdated ban that restricts gay men from donating blood is being considered by the Food and Drug Administration and could potentially save millions of lives.
The 31-year-old policy was created to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS in response to the growing AIDS crisis in the '80s. This
The Gators hockey club played some of its best hockey of the season against San Jose State University Friday night, but an inability to play consistently ultimately cost them in a 15-3 loss to their South Bay rivals in Oakland.
The Spartans notched their first goal
While California’s drought has dried up vegetation throughout the state, rain arrived just in time to support new mushroom growth during the Fungus Fair Dec. 6 and 7 in Golden Gate Park.
The Mycological Society of San Francisco hosted its 45th annual Fungus Fair, attracting
At 9 years old, Ron and Reggie Richardson amazed passersby while dancing in sync to Michael Jackson’s music in their neighborhood streets. Today as adults, they have taken their connection further, into their new jobs as co-principals of a San Leandro high school.
The 38-year-old SF
I gave up on my plans to attend the University of Oregon in Eugene so I could be close to the pin-up girl of my dreams. My revised strategy to earn my degree locally and then one day secure a writing position with the Sacramento Bee was a tough
After two years of sitting on the sidelines and almost losing his ability to walk, SF State cross-country runner Drew Feldman beat the hurdles of his injuries to bounce into a break-out 2014 season.
"It was a tough time," Feldman said. "I wasn't sure if I would
The sound of a Fender electric guitar filled the room and a sweet melody soon followed as Rowie Walsh and Fin May of the blues-folk band Palladino jammed out to their song “Time” in their Sunset District apartment on a quiet Saturday afternoon.
The two are originally from
President Barack Obama’s action on immigration completely changed the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S. for the better.
The president's immigration reform proves our country's dedication to freedom and helping others. Republicans will continue to refute, but implementing the reform will keep families together and give hope
Thirty years ago a group of students from SF State created a new future for art in San Francisco. Today, artists still use the space, known as The Lab, on the corner of 16th and Capp Streets as a place to go for shared studios,
After months of practice, edits and rewrites, theater students will premiere student-written plays at their annual Fringe Goes Long event.
Beginning three years ago, Fringe Goes Long was created as a program for the theater arts community. Full-length plays are edited throughout the semester and performed in
Associated Students Inc. approved a new Memorandum of Understanding Dec. 3 that would maintain supervision of its executive director to the board of directors.
The new MOU, an agreement made between the University and ASI, outlined changes to the original version presented on Nov. 6, which shifted
After a week off and a strong showing at the Nor Cal Open last month, the SF State wrestling team (1-0) will head to Las Vegas for the 33rd annual Cliff Keen Invitational Dec. 6 and 7.
The invitational will include 40 schools from colleges throughout the
Hundreds of demonstrators joined an emergency march through Oakland Wednesday afternoon in protest of a grand jury decision to not indict a New York police officer involved in the death of an unarmed man.
Officer Daniel Pantaleo restrained Eric Garner, 43, in a fatal chokehold July
Michael Brown, 18, lost his life to former policeman Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. What made this shooting so controversial, besides the fact that the altercation between Brown and Wilson escalated to the six shots that killed him, was that the victim was black and the policeman
The University debuted a new tool that will allow students to personalize schedules based on graduation needs and availability in time for priority registration beginning Dec. 5.
Students can insert general education requirements and breaks through the Gator Scheduler feature to better plan around other activities such as work, sports practice
SF State's men's and women's cross-country teams returned from the 900 mile trip to Billings, Mont., where they raced in the NCAA Division II West Region Championship.
Facing multiple challenges including blistering winds and 30 degree weather, the men’s team placed eighth overall against 22 of the
The man charged with the murder of SF State student Justin Valdez pleaded not guilty to three felony counts Tuesday at the Hall of Justice, one month after new evidence was presented against him.
Public defender Robert Dunlap entered the plea on behalf of Nikhom Thephakaysone in response to charges of assault
While Thanksgiving offers many students a break from the stress of school and an opportunity to reconnect with their families, some students simply can not afford to travel back home.
Tamiyah Thomas is a first-year student who will spend her first holiday away from home working as a
The University Museum's plan to move two collections into the Fine Arts Building this spring have been postponed until fall 2015, allowing artifacts to be temporarily loaned to other museums and galleries until the grand opening.
The Treganza and Sutro Egyptian collections were originally scheduled for
In observance of World AIDS Day, SF State student groups rolled out a series of events on campus Monday to commemorate the lives lost to the disease and educate students.
The 2014 theme, Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free generation marked the event's 26th run.
“The diagnosis of
I’ve never had the privilege to receive tips for good service. I’ve worked in retail since I turned 18 and I've never understood why people who work in the food industry complain about a slow night. Most restaurant employees that I know get paid an