16 Sep 2015

Bigots ruin Caitlyn costume

[media-credit name=”(Eva Rodriguez / Express)” align=”alignright” width=”621″][/media-credit] Halloween is the time of year when everyone breaks out their skimpy, scary and tacky costumes and parade around, pretending to be someone

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16 Sep 2015

Taser plan sparks mixed reaction

Campus police must undergo 36 hours of training before the University provides them with Tasers, according to a Statewide University Police Association official. Campus police won’t be allowed to touch or hold

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16 Sep 2015

Queer community calls for safe spaces

When the new assistant director for SF State’s Queer Resource Center from University of California, Davis, she expected to see a lot more support for queer and trans students than what

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16 Sep 2015

New talents bring high hopes for ice hockey team

The florescent lights of Redwood City’s Nazareth Ice Oasis snap to life at 11 p.m. sharp every Sunday, illuminating the crisp red and blue lines on the rink ice that soon

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16 Sep 2015

English soccer player strives for greatness in America

Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. For 23-year-old Ashley Watson, the opportunity to come to the United States to get a master’s degree and play soccer

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16 Sep 2015

Wage gap too large to ignore

The fact that women make 78 cents over their lifetime to every dollar that men make over theirs has become well known in the last few years, but recent data

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16 Sep 2015

Frustrated students wait in long lines for free shuttle

SF State students who use the school’s free shuttles to Daly City BART said they are frustrated with the long wait to board buses. Their concerns come only a semester

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15 Sep 2015

#BlackLivesMatter = Black Lives Matter Too

Last week I received a Facebook message from an old high school classmate who criticized me for posting “too much black stuff” on my social media. “#BlackLivesMatter is ignorant and rude;

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15 Sep 2015

SF state’s fringe plays begins with absinthe green

Absinthe Green, a dramatic production teeming with mystery, obsession and gunplay, will open the Fringe Goes Long series Sept. 25. Fringe Goes Long, SF State’s annual series of full-length, one-act plays, features

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15 Sep 2015

Gators continue home winning streak

[slideshow_deploy id=’67541′] The SF State men’s soccer team continued their hot start to the season, improving to a 4-1 record by defeating the Holy Names University Hawks 1-0. Despite the

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15 Sep 2015

Fine arts gallery hosts California artists in PLAY

The hands and minds of 17 California-based artists converged in a mixed-media show curated by the Fine Art Gallery. The gallery will present the artists’ interpretation on the way recreation shapes society Sept. 19 in

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15 Sep 2015

SF state faculty dive deep for undocumented students

SF State faculty members and community activists swam from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park Sept. 13 to raise awareness and funds for Continue the Dream scholarships for AB 540 students.

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15 Sep 2015

SF State alum wins SF Weekly’s Best Drink Publication

Sitting in a classroom, anxiously awaiting his fate, SF State alumnus Samuel Molmud said he was laser-focused when judges from local publications came to his contemporary magazine class to judge

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15 Sep 2015

Line-ups without lines: barbers open up shop in dorm rooms

In their senior year of high school, Randy Tovar and his friend Simon Orlovsky had the idea to set up a chair in a parking lot and cut random people’s hair. “We didn’t

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14 Sep 2015

Trump’s racism kills his presidential potential

While other 2016 United States presidential candidates downplay their opposition to illegal immigration, Donald Trump isn’t afraid to bring his racism and negative assumptions about immigrants to the forefront. In

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13 Sep 2015

Gators win second in a row with shutout victory

[slideshow_deploy id=’67467′] The SF State women’s soccer team posted their first clean sheet of the season and their second win in a row Saturday by beating Concordia University 1-0. After

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11 Sep 2015

Event spotlights issues faced by LGBTQ people of color

A discussion on queer and transgender communities of color in the Bay Area’s ever-changing landscape brought together more than 100 people at the Coppola Theatre, Thursday, Sept. 10. “This is an

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11 Sep 2015

SF state reforms title IX

In response to a number of new laws to protect students from sexual harassment on university campuses, the California State University system released an updated policy forbidding sexual misconduct on

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11 Sep 2015

New dean aims to provide best education possible

SF State’s new associate dean of academic planning, Lori Beth Way, said she hopes to help students reach graduation while receiving the best education possible. “My main concern is, what do

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11 Sep 2015

Global Museum reopening delayed until spring

The SF State community will have to wait a little bit longer to see artifacts from around the world at the new Global Museum in the Fine Arts Building on

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10 Sep 2015

Updated policy bans vaping on campus

As clouds of vaporized nicotine syrup from e-cigarettes have risen across the country, so have concerns about potential negative health effects. SF State’s new smoking policy will ban their use

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10 Sep 2015

Standardized testing is an artificial measure of success

A person’s life shouldn’t be defined by the failure of one standardized test, and California Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to make sure that it isn’t. On Friday, Brown asked

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10 Sep 2015

Velvet Revolution gives voice to SF State poets

The Poetry Center on the fifth floor on the Humanities Building transforms Monday nights from a quiet sanctuary of thoughts into an animated community of friends and aspiring writers called

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10 Sep 2015

Taylor Swift generates racist controversy again

As our lord and savior Taylor Swift prophesied, the haters are going to hate, hate, hate. The thing is, I don’t think the pop goddess expected the haters to hate her

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10 Sep 2015

Gators need no aid for first home win

[slideshow_deploy id=’67392′] The SF State women’s soccer team won their first game of the season 2-1 over Montana State University Billings in their home debut at Cox Stadium on Thursday.

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09 Sep 2015

Trump’s honest demeanor sets him apart from the rest

Amid the blur of politicians who try to win the voters over with big smiles and happy-go-lucky attitudes, Donald Trump’s unapologetic demeanor sets him apart from the rest. His ability

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09 Sep 2015

Remapping planned for Muni routes

SF State students will see changes to their Muni routes beginning Sept. 26 as part of a citywide Muni improvement program, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority announced Aug. 28. The changes are part

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09 Sep 2015

Student promotes voter engagement on campus

Naeemah Charles, the vice president of external affairs for SF State’s Associated Students, Inc. describes her parents as “pretty radical.” “That is what first got me into politics, and with

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09 Sep 2015

Cheer squad diversifies

Grit and hard work come naturally to the junior cheer captain Abdallah Mahmoud, but stereotypes and social stigma almost kept him away from competitive cheer. “I came from wrestling and

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09 Sep 2015

Experimental percussion ensemble faces termination

Scattered around the room of SF State’s percussion ensemble class, everyday objects are tapped and beaten to create musical cadence. While traditional instruments, ranging from acoustic guitars to drums are used, unusual tools

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09 Sep 2015

CSU faculty seek fair compensation

SF State faculty are demanding higher wages as the California Faculty Association and California State University administrators renegotiate the current collective bargaining agreement. The CFA, a union for CSU faculty and

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08 Sep 2015

Gators in top form for home-opener win

[slideshow_deploy id=’67358′] SF State women’s volleyball came out victorious against Pacific West Conference powerhouse Fresno Pacific University, Tuesday, protecting The Swamp against the Sunbirds in their season home opener. In what

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08 Sep 2015

Gender neutral bathrooms cause unnecessary panic

[media-credit name=”(Eva Rodriguez / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”725″][/media-credit] Earlier this year, hundreds of Americans applied for a one-way ticket to Mars with no chance of ever returning to Earth, but when it

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08 Sep 2015

Mens soccer team wins second consecutive game of the season

[slideshow_deploy id=’67284′] The SF State men’s soccer team won their second consecutive game of the season, defeating the Concordia University Cavaliers of Portland, Oregon in a 1-0 contest that saw a combined 23

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07 Sep 2015

Mens soccer team scores win during first game of the season

[slideshow_deploy id=’67262′] The SF State men’s soccer team won their first game of the season at Cox Stadium Friday, defeating the University of Missouri-St. Louis Tritons 1-0 in a contest that remained 0-0 until the

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07 Sep 2015

SF State hosts inaugural media day

Teams shared their passion, expectations and hopes for the Fall 2015 season during the SF State athletics department’s inaugural media day press conference Wednesday. Coaches and players from men’s and

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