24 May 2014

Arts and entertainment summer releases in the Bay Area

Arts and entertainment have ended at SF State, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy quality shows off campus this summer. There are a variety of movies, plays and

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23 May 2014

Top ten Gator sport highlights of the year

This year has been an impressive year for Gator sports. From basketball, to soccer, to track, we are all very proud of our fellow Gators. Here is tribute to some

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23 May 2014

Yoga instructor who taught his first class in jail will retire after 49 years

Yoga instructor Larry “Lar” Caughlan will roll up his mat for a six-month hiatus after 49 years spent as a student and teacher at SF State. “It’s amazing to have

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23 May 2014

Congratulations to the Journalism Department’s graduating class of 2014!

  2014 JOURNALISM GRADUATES   Rhys Kawika Alvarado Rachel Catherine Aston Beza Beneberu Samantha Darian Benedict Michele Lesley Bird Justice Paul Boles Haley Brianna Brucato Stephanie Danelia Castillo Nicole Kiana

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22 May 2014

Two students chosen as hood recipients expected to speak at graduation

Six students from each of the academic colleges at SF State were named hood recipient for undergraduates, two of which will speak at the commencement ceremony Sat, May 24. To

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21 May 2014

IN-DEPTH: A Byte of the Valley

See the full collection on Medium at: https://medium.com/a-byte-of-the-valley At a campus surrounded by Silicon Valley and the tech boom, it’s no surprise that technology has begun to shape the SF State

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21 May 2014

IN-DEPTH: Adjunct professors struggle with low pay, no job security

Sheila Tully, SF State’s California Faculty Association chapter president, poses in her office in HSS 331 at SF State Tuesday, March 18. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress Anthropology Lecturer

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21 May 2014

Get outta town, summer day trips for the Bay Area

As Charming as Parkmerced and the Outer Sunset may be, the rest of the Bay Area ain’t so bad. Not going home this summer? Make friends with someone who has

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21 May 2014

Putting tidal waves into crunchable data

The San Francisco Bay has powerful, silent tidal currents that influence all objects it comes in contact with. And Boriana “Bobbie” Viljoen has observed first hand the horrors of people being

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21 May 2014

Students aim to create an app to find your Friday night plans

Randy Tovar and his business partner Jimmy Felix came up with their App “Spots” in October of last year, during their first semester of college at SF State. And the

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21 May 2014

Grad student combines tech and design to benefit people

Trevor Myers, a 31-year-old graduate design industry student, has just registered his start-up business: Small Mouth Design. “Because I have a small mouth,” Myers said. “It’s a family thing. I

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21 May 2014

The campus welcomes a new interim dean of students following Greenwell’s departure

Mary Ann Begley replaced Joseph Greenwell April 30 as interim dean of students at SF State, a position she will have until a the university finds a permanent dean. As

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21 May 2014

Professor creates a space for student inventions

Mark Ciotola remembers where it all began: as a young boy when he created his own ice cream flavor with a 15 cent licensing fee to his friends. Since those

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21 May 2014

What the hack: The push to make information public to the SF State community

A group of faculty members came together and brainstormed what students might want, and they decided on high-speed Wi-Fi. After all, every student has a device that needs to get

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21 May 2014

New app aims at campus, turning students into their own cashier

Being in the hub of the tech industry, SF State is always looking for ways to improve student life on campus with new technology. “Overall, SF State is an exciting

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21 May 2014

Combining art, technology, and Lake Merced

Technology at SF State shows itself most prominently through design projects, business students creating the latest app and other companies coming to SF State. But some of the most interesting

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21 May 2014

Design showcase brings student concepts to life

When she realized that some elderly people have difficulty using touch screen devices, Ani Abgaryan set out to find a solution. The final product is Confage, an educational game that helps seniors

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19 May 2014

Don’t go dancing this summer, go Redisco!

Packed bars and VIP table service at bougie nightclubs consume urban nightlife nowadays.  If any young person in San Francisco is asked what their Thirsty Thursday night plans consist of,

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18 May 2014

SF State’s second annual Lavender Graduation celebrates the accomplishments of the LGBTQQIA on campus

When most people imagine lavender, they imagine a flower, or a purplish hue. But for many queer graduates at SF State, lavender represents something more personal: an accomplishment. Forty-nine graduating

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18 May 2014

A clay exhibit that took ‘1350 Hours, conservatively’ is featured in the Fine Arts Gallery

Not many artists are able to push beyond the boundaries as Leslie Bock does. She molds, weaves and sculpts basic art materials into something beyond what most art fanatics will

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16 May 2014

VIDEO: “Lost and Found”

[HTML1] Many of us living in the Bay Area have a peaceful stroll along the beach, but few of us have done it with such purpose. Brenton Bostwick, an artist

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15 May 2014

Characters compared from The Amazing Spiderman 2 and the original comic

This is not exactly a review on the The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie. So here I’m will compare characters on film to the one in the comics. So if you

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15 May 2014

The graduates: meet the boys of local band ‘Tommy Boys’

What does one do after getting their college degree? Sit back, start a band and record an album, of course. [HTML1] After graduating from SF State this past year, alumni

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14 May 2014

SF State names new athletic director after year-long hunt

SF State has named Charles Guthrie the new athletic director today, May 14, after nearly a year of searching for a new one. Former Athletic Director Michael J. Simpson retired in

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14 May 2014

Fashion Forecast: how to dress when it’s sunny in SF

San Franciscans have a multi-faceted arsenal of rain gear and are well-versed in the concept of bundling up when the fog rolls in. But they are a bit thrown off

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14 May 2014

Photoshop takes the standard of beauty too far

Ever wonder who decided a skinny frame, blond hair and clear skin was the ideal image of beauty? Ever wonder what influenced why you put those clothes on this morning?

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14 May 2014

Xpress remembers Stephen Guillermo, Nov. 27, 1987 – May 3, 2014

UPDATE: SF State will award Stephen Guillermo a posthumous degree in international relations this summer, the University announced in a press release. Guillermo, who was shot and killed entering the wrong

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14 May 2014

There is no where to place blame in the shooting of Stephen Guillermo

Like all students, Stephen Guillermo wanted a break from studying before finals week, where he could just focus on having fun. After a night of drinking with his friends, he

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14 May 2014

Family seeks justice after slaying of son, SF State student

Family and friends of Stephen Guillermo, an SF State student who was shot and killed after mistakenly entering the wrong apartment, urged the District Attorney this week to investigate the

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13 May 2014

Isaiah Hurtado and Tiana Wills named SF State’s Athletes of the Year

As the end of the semester approaches, tension is high as everyone is cramming for finals and submitting last projects.  And aside from that usual regime, the SF State Gator

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13 May 2014

Many campus athletes struggle to keep up with expensive city and lack of financial aid

Justine Hernandez scored the game-winning overtime goal in SF State soccer’s season opener September 5. By the end of October she stopped appearing in games. By January she was off

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13 May 2014

More gun control is necessary in trigger-happy America

I believe in the United States Constitution. It has worked for more than 200 years, however, I also believe in gun control and common sense. It is hard to read

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13 May 2014

The right to bear arms is essential to our lasting freedom

Welcome to the United States, home of beer, cheeseburgers, free speech and lots of guns. We also have an entire system of laws that protects our right to enjoy all

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13 May 2014

Students increase abuse of study drugs as finals close in

With finals week approaching, students are more likely to be found in the library than in the pub, and some who are buckling under endless workloads may look to study

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13 May 2014

University plans to shift ownership of Cesar Chavez Student Center

SF State plans to shift control of the Cesar Chavez Student Center from an independent organization to the university’s corporate entity UCorp starting on June 30, a move that may

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13 May 2014

The campus is home to ancient Egyptian mummy, Nes-Per-N-Nub, in ‘Egypt Calls You’ exhibit

A rare ancient Egyptian mummy is on display at the Becker Corona Gallery in the Humanities Building, as part of the “Egypt Calls You” exhibit, that opened April 16 and

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