23 Dec 2015

Behind the Scenes of ‘Nostalgia’

[slideshow_deploy id=’70117′] SF State senior and apparel design and merchandising major Lia Herrera has only lived in the United States for eight years, but is already planning to take her

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22 Dec 2015

3-D Printing adds new dimension to student projects

SF State recently acquired 3D printers as part of their MakerSpace lab in the library. MakerSpace is an environment aimed toward facilitating design projects for students by providing space for

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17 Dec 2015

Interactive: SF State Faculty voice the need for five percent

Why is there a need for a five percent salary increase from the California State University administration? Portrait Series by Emma Chiang The California Faculty Association is in its first

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16 Dec 2015

Boxing helps SF State student become mentor

SF State student Jaime Caudillo, Jr.,  found a place where he can put his books down and his gloves on and become a mentor for youth at the East Palo

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16 Dec 2015

Graffiti artists define the line between art and vandalism

Xpress dove into the struggle between street artist battle for expression, and the custodial staff that is tasked with “buffing” this expression off of SF State property. Although the graffiti

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15 Dec 2015

SF State students prepare for finals in creative methods

At the end of every semester comes a chaotic time where students pull out their notes from the beginning of the semester, attend study groups, and cross their fingers as

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15 Dec 2015

Weaver interprets abstract art through his scarves

Kilian Farrell-Alvarado is a studio art student working on his final project for weaving 1. He is making 3 scarves that have abstract and interpretative meaning behind them that relate

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14 Dec 2015

Women empowered through use of social media

After being in two abusive relationships as a teenager, California College of the Arts student Camille Urso uses her online presence to reach out to female victims of domestic violence. “Though this world

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11 Dec 2015

Student cruises into nautical career

Tourists shiver with cold as they huddle in line, waiting to be shepherded onto the boat and take their seats. They snap pictures of the Bay as the boat departs and

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11 Dec 2015

Gospel choir cultivates community

The large classroom echoes with the sound of students being welcomed into Jack Adams Hall, until they quiet down and fix their gazes on their professor. Choir instructor Ja Ronn Thompson walks onto

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10 Dec 2015

Fashion show reveals student designs

The Fashion Network Association hosted their fall semester fashion show “Nostalgia,” in Jack Adams Hall on Friday, Dec. 4 2015. Designers ranged from majors, ages and styles who showcased one

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09 Dec 2015

SF State salsa club still dancing despite limited space

SalSanFran, SF State’s Latin dance club, has been holding their classes in the hallways of the SF State gym due to recent regulations that stipulate only dance majors can practice

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08 Dec 2015

Pouring rights agreement falls flat as students rise up

President Leslie E. Wong’s refusal to sign a pouring rights agreement Nov. 19 drew critical interest from news organizations across the Bay Area, but also brought up the question of

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08 Dec 2015

New statue to spark student spirit

SF State will be getting a new statue in the near future as a part of 2015’s Senior Class Gift campaign. The statue, which has been dubbed the Gator Spirit

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08 Dec 2015

Video of Mario Woods shooting reignites discussion on police violence

The deadly shooting of Mario Woods in The Bayview district Nov. 2 prompted a possible revision of the San Francisco Police Department’s use-of-force policy, after the police chief’s claims that

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08 Dec 2015

SF Hillel Gathers Students for Texas Disaster Relief

As the SF State community gets ready for the upcoming winter break, one student is preparing for an “alternative break” to help rebuild a community in San Marcos, Texas that was

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08 Dec 2015

FALL SPORTS WRAP-UP

[slideshow_deploy id=’69982′] The advent of touted first-year head coach Tracy Hamm was as-advertised. The women’s soccer team cracked the .500 win-loss margin for the first time since 2011 and outscored

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08 Dec 2015

Society’s Misconceptions of Black Women Promote Ignorance

The other day, my friend and I were discussing what we call the heterosexual “dating ladder.” On this ladder, white women are put at the top and black women tend to

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08 Dec 2015

‘The Voice’ caters to judges, not contestants

One of my favorite parts of the weekend is when my friends and I get together, sit down and have a makeshift Socratic seminar about the world’s most important issues.

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08 Dec 2015

SF STATE WRESTLER PURSUES GREATNESS WITH HEART AND GRIT

The sound of wrestlers being thrown to the mat and the rabid crowd bounced off the pale green trees during SF State’s outdoor wrestling meet against Division I California Polytechnic State

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08 Dec 2015

Being Brazilian is not an “other” option

Marking “other” on surveys as part of my racial demographic is insulting and belittling to my ethnicity. The SF State Climate survey asked me to define my race as: African American, Asian, White, American

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07 Dec 2015

Gators fall to Warriors

The SF State women’s basketball team (3-4) fell to California State University, Stanislaus (6-2) 61-54, after being unable to overcome a huge first half by the Warriors Saturday, Dec. 5.

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05 Dec 2015

Project Rebound mural sheds light on incarceration

The twisting and contorting bodies of prisoners are trapped in one corner of the mural, as a phoenix unfurls its vast, bright-orange wings, drawing the eyes upward. Vivid memories from past and present

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05 Dec 2015

Men’s basketball win streak ends on Purple Out Night

It was a packed house at the Swamp Gymnasium, and the purple-clad home crowd chanted “Let’s go Gators!” and “San Francisco,” but that wasn’t enough for the SF State men’s basketball

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05 Dec 2015

Last-second free throws propel Gators to victory

Trailing 46-47 to California State University, Chico with six seconds left, SF State’s Tatsiana Dashkevich had three free throws to take the lead after being fouled on a 3-point attempt. During a

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04 Dec 2015

Dormcuts buzz into SF State housing

SF State student Randy Tovar, co-founder of Dormcuts, talks about how he turned a small idea into a buzzing business. Read the full story: Line-ups without lines: Barbers open up shop

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03 Dec 2015

Faculty sheds light on necessary changes to improve graduation rate

Critical improvements to SF State students’ academic progress may be in store as a group of faculty members under the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning presented their findings on student

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03 Dec 2015

Emergency staff respond to 911 call inside the Humanities building

First responders received a call shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday morning from staff in the Humanities Building reporting a medical emergency. One faculty member, who did not want to be

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02 Dec 2015

Atomic reggae rocks SF State

[slideshow_deploy id=’69827′] Iridium is one of the chemical elements, but at SF State, it is a student band’s name as well. “It is very, very metal,” said Blair Nishio, the

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02 Dec 2015

Harassment scandal shifts perspective on Title IX

Allegations of world-renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy’s sexual harassment of students while teaching at SF State and University of California, Berkeley and recent changes to Title IX have raised questions about

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02 Dec 2015

Gators ranked last in scholarship funds for conference

[media-credit name=”Graphic by Eva Rodriguez” align=”alignright” width=”663″][/media-credit]Successful programs in the fiercely competitive California Collegiate Athletic Association depend on talented scholarship athletes to take them to the top. With the lowest

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02 Dec 2015

Interactive: SF State fashion students get ready for runway

The Fashion Network Association at SF State is having their annual fall fashion show titled “Nostalgia,” which will include a retro-style theme. All designers in the show come from different

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02 Dec 2015

Faculty space to reopen after 10-year hiatus

SF State President Leslie E. Wong donated $100,000 this year to bring back the University Club on campus, according to the Campus Memo. The University Club was a restaurant and lounge

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01 Dec 2015

SF State students get first-hand Army experience

Darren Singh, an SF State creative writing major, talks about his experience as a cadet in the Army ROTC program. The tactical missions they participate in teach students how to

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01 Dec 2015

Go-go dancers reveal demands of entertainment industry

Outfitted in a matching black lingerie set with blue-laced trimmings, elbow-length gloves and knee-high platform boots, business major and go-go dancer Mel Green shimmied the night away underneath the dazzling lights at City Night’s

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01 Dec 2015

Scientology tarnishes Cruise’s star power

I’ve made a lot of questionable decisions in my lifetime. I am a 21-year-old man who goes to One Direction concerts. I sleep in a bed covered in orange dust from

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