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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28 Nov 2014

Earlier Black Friday openings push working students’ plans

While most people enjoyed traditional feasts and family gatherings this Thanksgiving, many retail workers had to compromise their plans to work during the Black Friday frenzy. Stores that were previously

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26 Nov 2014

Native Americans give thanks for continued culture, remember past

As the sun rose above the horizon one November morning, years of what one Native American SF State student described as anger began to wane, transforming his perspective on Thanksgiving Day. Nicholas Gomez,

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Police survey the scene as protestors shut down both directions of traffic on the I-980 freeway in Oakland, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Crowds have gathered for two days in a row after word that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged for killing teenager Michael Brown. Peter Snarr/Xpress.
25 Nov 2014

Ferguson protests continue in Oakland streets

UPDATE: Protesters moved towards north Oakland and were able to block traffic for a second time Tuesday on I-580 near 34th Street by climbing up an embankment. Once police were

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The Capoeria Club at SF State practices their art in the Gymnasium at SF State. Annastashia Goolsby/Xpress.
25 Nov 2014

Martial arts meets music in the Capoeria Club

Look, it’s martial arts. No, it’s acrobatics. No, it’s capoeira. Among a dozen sport clubs at SF State, the Capoeria Club, consisting of a Brazilian martial art incorporated with dance,

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James Cartmill holds an American flag upside-down at the protest in Oakland after a freeway takeover at the Grand Avenue Exit. Protests broke out in the streets of downtown Oakland at Broadway in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Cali. Amanda Peterson/Xpress.
24 Nov 2014

Oakland streets aflame after officer not indicted in Michael Brown case

UPDATE: Oakland protesters scaled a wall at MacArthur Boulevard to return to I-580, only to be met by police who forced them to turn around. The march back to Frank

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23 Nov 2014

Dreams of big ideas and startups draw in students at Autodesk’s college night

Hungry college students were treated to free drinks and barbecue as well as insightful information on the tech industry at Autodesk’s College Night event in downtown San Francisco. Julia Papapietro,

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Dominique Turner struts down the runway during the 2nd Annual Runway Show & Salsa Party at Jack Adams Hall Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
21 Nov 2014

Student models shine in runway show celebrating women of SF State

Dominique Turner, a third year Africana studies major at SF State, prides herself on her African American culture and her gender. Turner had an opportunity to express her pride in

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Minnesota's center Savanna Handevidt tries to draw a charging foul from SF State forward Michelle Sutton during a home game Thursday, Nov. 20. SF State Gators lost against the Minnesota Dragons 67-78. Annastashia Goolsby/Xpress.
21 Nov 2014

Gators lose to Minnesota State in season home opener

The SF State women’s basketball 2014-15 regular season home opener was spoiled on Thursday evening, as they lost against a physically stronger and larger Minnesota State Moorhead team, 78-67. Minnesota State’s

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20 Nov 2014

Panel comes together for transgender day of remembrance

At three years old, Mitch Hymowitz told his parents that his penis was growing and that he couldn’t wait to get older and be a man. His parents fired back

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20 Nov 2014

Obama takes step in right direction for immigration policy in some students’ eyes

President Obama wielded his authority over Congress today with a plan for immigration reform that has the potential to ease the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented people–and students–living

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19 Nov 2014

ASI merger results in appointment of new interim director

A divided Associated Students Inc. board of directors confirmed Wednesday a letter of appointment for an interim executive director of the Enhanced Auxiliary, increasing administrative oversight of student government. The

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19 Nov 2014

Working in retail instills valuable traits in college students

As the holiday season fast approaches, any student working in retail knows the perils of trying to keep up with the pace of customer and managerial demands. Some say the

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18 Nov 2014

A line needs to be drawn in student-teacher relationships

It starts with a chat during a professor’s office hours. Then the relationship thickens, and a cup of coffee is shared among buddies. Soon after, the two find themselves getting

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Crime scene investigators John Evans and Lyn O'Connor speak during an intermission in the preliminary hearing of Nikhom Thephakaysone at the Hall of Justice, Nov. 18, 2014. Nashelly Chavez/Xpress.
18 Nov 2014

Fingerprint links suspect to Valdez shooting

In a preliminary hearing postponed for months after SF State student Justin Valdez was shot and killed, investigators presented fingerprint analysis Tuesday to connect a suspect to last year’s murder.

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Cafe Rosso employees (Left to right) Oday Alsalni, hospitality and tourism major Ally Walker and Qaed Hammad hustle to serve the SF State lunch time rush Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Helen Tinna/Xpress.
18 Nov 2014

San Francisco minimum wage increase not applicable to on-campus employers

SF State student and bookstore worker Lindsi Lakatos has worked at the campus bookstore for two and a half years, and has found making ends meet on low wages to

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18 Nov 2014

Cross country team excels in heat, has high hopes for upcoming Regionals

SF State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams returned from incredible Saturday finishes, running over hills in 100 degree weather at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship race, and now

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18 Nov 2014

Wrestlers test skills at Roadrunner open among Division-I schools

After an impressive win over the Division-I Cal Ploy Mustangs, the SF State wrestling team traveled to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Roadrunner open and build off of their momentum.

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Parisian exchange students Brendon Novel and Auriane Denis-Loupof describe life in Paris during International Education Week in the Rosa Parks conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Daniel Porter / Xpress
18 Nov 2014

International Education Week opens with foreign exchange students’ experiences

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]scar Villagrana knew he had made it to the right place when he arrived in Amsterdam and saw large crowds of people cruising down walkable streets instead of the gridlocked

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18 Nov 2014

Propsed UC system tuition increase stirs controversy among students

The University of California president’s proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent over the next five years, which is scheduled for a Nov. 19 vote, has drawn opposition from students

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18 Nov 2014

SF Green Festival makes its rounds to educate community on living green

Green Festivals have been educating communities all over America for about 13 years now, providing healthier alternatives for living economically, socially and all-around environmentally. Thousands of people attended Green Festivals

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16 Nov 2014

Twitter’s former chief scientist talks social media, apps and finding happiness in it all

It’s not every day that a person would tweet about his or her departure at a company, to the company. Abdur Chowdhury, former chief scientist of Twitter, did so and

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The SF State University Chorus performing in the 13th annual Harvest Concert at Lakeside Church Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
16 Nov 2014

Harvest Concert showcases SF State choruses’ semester-long training

Amid winter colds and midterms, four SF State vocal groups have trained all semester for a harvest concert where they performed their skills for charity. The concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church last Thursday featured four vocal groups:

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16 Nov 2014

Game against Stanford Cardinal marks sixth loss of season for hockey

SF State’s best hope at skating to its first win of the season got derailed Saturday night, as the team fell to 0-6 following a 21-5 blowout win for the Stanford

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15 Nov 2014

Parkmerced residents gather to discuss housing relocation

Hundreds of residents living in Parkmerced will be relocated as part of a redevelopment project to add almost 6,000 new housing units to the neighborhood starting next year. The project,

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14 Nov 2014

Conversion of one of two dance studios postponed until Fall 2015 semester

Dance students celebrated Thursday upon notification that the conversion of the dance studio in the Fine Arts Building room 203 would be postponed until the Fall 2015 semester. Daniel Bernardi, interim

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Yasmine Curmi, R and D for Galaxy Deserts, straightens the sample deserts for the guests at the Taste of the Bay event presented by the hospitality and tourism department at the City View on top of the Metreon in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
14 Nov 2014

Taste of the Bay finds new home in downtown San Francisco

Exquisite culinary creations, California-grown wines and panoramic views of downtown San Francisco brought foodies together to enjoy a night put on by the hard-working students of SF State. Students of

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14 Nov 2014

CFA and CSU reach agreement on first-year contract, will negotiate for following years

The California State University board of trustees ratified a tentative agreement with the California Faculty Association Wednesday, which outlines a three-year contract for faculty members. Ongoing negotiations between the CSU and

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Miguel Castillo and Ana Morales pose for a photo in front of the make shift photobooth at the IDEAS meeting in the library Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
14 Nov 2014

Undocumented students come together to share stories and discover opportunities

Given another child’s birth certificate and instructed to lie about his mother’s name, Miguel Castillo was taken by a guide and smuggled across the border at just three years old.

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13 Nov 2014

ASI board of directors to temporarily remain in command of student funds after vote

Associated Students Inc. board of directors rejected a proposition that would authorize university supervision of student governed funds Wednesday, in an effort to maintain control of their accounts. The proposal

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13 Nov 2014

Timeline for attending the third annual Hungarian Film Festival at SF State

“The reason it began is because I am Hungarian, so there’s a personal connection there,” said Steve Kovacs, interim chair of SF State’s cinema department. Two years ago Kovacs and

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Police caution tape stretches across the perimeter of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kelly Soderlund/Special to Xpress. Kelly Soderlund / Special to Xpress
13 Nov 2014

UPDATED: Bomb threat prompts student center evacuation

UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department and University Police Department confirmed that the Cesar Chavez Student Center is safe to reenter, determining that there is no threat to the building.

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12 Nov 2014

Seniors give an emotional goodbye in their final volleyball game

Senior night kicked things off for the Gators volleyball team with a packed gym chanted that “Go Gators” along side SF State’s cheerleading squad, while the team’s seniors Jacquie Brice, Melissa Horton

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Andrew Reggi poses for a picture the morning after winning his match 8-1 against Cal Poly Pomona in San Francisco Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.
12 Nov 2014

Wrestler works to become All American

Isolated, SF State wrestler Andrew Reggi stretched and waited patiently for his next match, while a song by rapper Drake rang through his headphones to block out the noise of the

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Jack Hyde high-fives a player from the girls soccer team, while he holds presents the team got for him. Coach of the women's soccer team at SF State, Jack Hyde, is retiring this season, so the team made Oct. 22 Coach Jack Hyde Day, right before the girls soccer team at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, Calif., on October 22, 2014.
12 Nov 2014

Coach Hyde says goodbye after 35 years at SF State

An illustrious 35-year coaching career came to an end for the father of women’s soccer at SF State this semester, when he decided to step down and end an era for SF State

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Mayoral canidate Joe Tuman poses for a photograph Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.Mayoral canidate Joe Tuman poses for a photograph Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
11 Nov 2014

Professor juggles workload during bid for Oakland mayor

When professor Joseph “Joe” Tuman gave a lecture on the regulation of Internet content to a packed classroom, he offered no hint that he was also running for mayor of

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