19 Dec 2014

Get your winter started off right with some local holiday fun

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

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16 Dec 2014

Photostory: Zombie effect on bee populations prompts thesis study

Despite recent efforts, honey bees are experiencing a rapid decline in population caused by the parasitic fly Apocephalus borealis. The microscopic fly, often referred to as the zombie fly, begins

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16 Dec 2014

Tattoos do not have to dictate connotations in workplace

“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

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16 Dec 2014

Photostory: Historical figure provides character for city tours

Former SF State student Joseph Amster dropped out of school more than three decades ago after deciding a Theatre Arts degree would not take him to where he wanted to

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16 Dec 2014

Men’s soccer ends season with most wins since 2005

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

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16 Dec 2014

A look back at women’s cross country season

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

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14 Dec 2014

Shifted State: New interim dean looks to reconfigure college

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.

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13 Dec 2014

Ethnic studies program to be implemented into local Bay Area high schools

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

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13 Dec 2014

Film screening highlights health risks of cellphone use

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

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12 Dec 2014

Torrential storm soaks the Bay Area; Schools issue closures

San Francisco residents braced themselves Thursday as a storm caused sweeping power outages, flooding and public transportation disruptions. The National Weather Service issued advisories for San Francisco County Wednesday Dec.

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12 Dec 2014

Breast cancer survivor and poet is honored by poetry center

SF State’s Poetry Center honored the work of a poet who has transformed her breast cancer diagnosis into messages of survival and strength during a poetry reading Dec. 6. Anne

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11 Dec 2014

Professor responds to opinion on race

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

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11 Dec 2014

Destruction and vandalism not appropriate route for meaningful protests

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

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11 Dec 2014

Student activists join in on Berkeley protest against police brutality

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.

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11 Dec 2014

We should end prejudiced ban on gay blood donors

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

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10 Dec 2014

Despite strong start, Gators hockey outplayed against San Jose State

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

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10 Dec 2014

Mushrooms and other fungi featured at 45th annual Fungus Fair

       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

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09 Dec 2014

Double the Trouble: Twin alumni co-principal at East Bay high school

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

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09 Dec 2014

Confiding in someone can help overcome depression

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

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09 Dec 2014

Cross-country runner goes from sideline to the front of the pack

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

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09 Dec 2014

UK band Palladino makes mark on the West with blues folk

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

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09 Dec 2014

Immigration reform gives hope to the future for immigrants and families

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

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08 Dec 2014

Alumni’s apartment transforms into unique art space

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

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08 Dec 2014

Fringe Goes Long offers diverse plays written by students

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

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08 Dec 2014

ASI to shift supervision in newly approved agreement

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

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04 Dec 2014

Men’s wrestling to compete in one of the nation’s toughest tournaments

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

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04 Dec 2014

Garner decision sparks protests in streets of Oakland

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

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03 Dec 2014

There shouldn’t be a spotlight on racism after Ferguson decision

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

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03 Dec 2014

Gator Scheduler to help make registration process easier

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

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03 Dec 2014

Cross country falls short for spot at Nationals

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

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02 Dec 2014

Lead suspect in Valdez murder trial pleads not guilty

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.

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02 Dec 2014

Some students with financial obligations lose out on turkey time

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.

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02 Dec 2014

University to postpone relocation of two museum collections

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

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SF State honors staff and alumni that have passed away from AIDS on National AIDS day Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Each flag represents a person who has passed, and around the perimeter are signs bearing some of their names. Helen Tinna/Xpress.
02 Dec 2014

Lives lost by HIV/AIDS commemorated with thousands of flags in quad

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.

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30 Nov 2014

Removing tips will affect quality service in restaurants

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

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