Creativity flows at The Depot art social

August 31, 2016 Life

Students gathered at The Depot on Thursday evening with paint brushes in hand and turned white canvasses into an explosion of color for SF State’s first Art Social: Paint our Walls event of the fall semester. Frequent concert goers who are used to a much louder scene at The Depot would have noticed a change ...

Jazz ‘jam session’ provides platform for music students

August 31, 2016 Life

From the classroom to the stage, students who decide to study music as a career sometimes struggle to find a platform to be heard. A couple of SF State jazz professors have put together a live jam session that provides an outlet for music students to showcase their talent and share the stage with their ...

Speak from experience or don’t speak at all

August 31, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”517″][/media-credit] In today’s world, being politically correct is a general expectation for almost everyone hoping to have a civil conversation. It’s easy to get caught up in discussions about race, gender and privilege without realizing where your opinions are coming from. In the seventh episode of comedian Aziz Ansari’s new ...

Gators have new guardian

August 31, 2016 News

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the Gator Spirit Statue made its appearance by the entrance of the gymnasium, four days before the new freshman class moved in. After trying from different angles, a little boy climbed onto the back of the alligator that holds a sphere of written words under its front feet. The perch is ...

Housing safety concerns raised

August 31, 2016 News 1 Comment

When Stephanie Berrospe, sophomore criminal justice major moved into her new on-campus apartment at University Park North, she was met with an unexpected sight. Instead of welcome banners and resident advisors walking around speaking with parents and residents, Berrospe found herself in front of a cracked building with broken windows boarded up with cardboard and ...

Summit begins year long interim provost position

August 30, 2016 News

When Jennifer Summit, dean of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning, steps into the position of interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs on Thursday, colleagues expect her to excel in the challenging new role. Summit is temporarily replacing Sue Rosser, who was recently appointed to the state Chancellor’s Office, effective Thursday. Summit’s appointment will ...

Fired employee sues SF State for $1 million after alleged hack

August 30, 2016 News 1 Comment

A former SF State information security officer claimed in a lawsuit that she was fired in a University attempt to sweep “under the rug” a 2014 hack involving a significant student records breach including financial records and password reset functions. “We’ve had minor cases,” former employee Mignon Hofmann said of her work at SF State. ...

Letter to the editor

August 28, 2016 Opinion

Letters to the editor do not reflect the opinion of Golden Gate Xpress or the SF State Journalism Department. Letters to the editor are published as is, unless otherwise noted. To the Xpress Editor: Thank you for your article (August 24, 2016) focusing on student homelessness and food insecurity. With inequalities in wealth rising and ...

New soccer coach brings major league experience to SF State

August 27, 2016 Sports

SF State’s new Men’s Soccer Head Coach Javier Ayala-Hil grew up in East Palo Alto at a time when things were rough and distractions like gangs and crime surrounded him. Despite these circumstances, Ayala-Hil stayed focused on playing soccer and became the first in his family to attend a four-year university and graduate. “It’s definitely ...

What advice would you give your freshman self?

August 27, 2016 Opinion

Advice from 2016 SF State graduates: Dahn Quang Nguyen: double major in decision sciences and information systems To be bold and ask questions. To speak as much as to listen. But listen with empathy and seek to understand others beyond their barriers. To help others is to help oneself. To seek answer is to make ...

A Gators Guide to Navigating SF State

August 27, 2016 Life

ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES SF State has a lot of resources for students hidden in plain sight. Here are some perks to take full advantage of:     -Free tutoring centers on campus for registered students. Located in HSS, students can find the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) and the Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) on the third floor. ...

“Freshman 15” sets a dangerous standard

August 27, 2016 Opinion

[media-credit name=”Photo illustration by George Morin” align=”alignnone” width=”406″][/media-credit] When I left my last final my first semester freshmen year, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Then, I stepped on a scale and realized, to my horror, that the weight apparently had been transferred from my shoulders to my stomach. Without ...

Racially charged message found in ethnic studies room

August 27, 2016 News 1 Comment

Update from University spokesperson Jonathan Morales: “UPD has reached out to individuals who may have knowledge of the incident and they ask anyone with more info to come forward to help them identify who may have written the message.” Faculty members of the SF State College of Ethnic Studies department found a racially charged message ...

Rosser leaves for CSU, University searches for permanent replacement

August 27, 2016 News

Current Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Rosser will join the California State University Chancellor’s office on Sept. 1 after seven years at SF State according to a recent press release. The provost and vice president of academic affairs is responsible for the creation and implementation of the academic priorities and the allocation ...

Incoming students make their beds and their mark at SF State

August 26, 2016 News

Move-in day at SF State was a big day for a lot of freshmen, including Nick Day, an 18-year-old skateboarder from San Diego, Joseph Asicam, a 17-year-old foster youth from Stockton and Taya Patterson, a 17-year-old filmmaker from Ontario. Even though Day said it was hard to be away from his friends, he was excited ...

Simplified FAFSA to launch in October

August 24, 2016 News 1 Comment

Long lines snaked around the Student Services Building on Monday, Aug. 22 as students anxiously waited to speak with financial aid counselors. “It’s crazy, it gets stacked up here every year,” said junior Nowell Francisco, who sat on the floor waiting for his turn. “It’s a pain, but it’s really important. There’s no way I ...

I skipped dorm life and I’m glad I did

August 23, 2016 Opinion

I’ve always considered myself to be a private person. This meant that when it finally came time to move away from home after high school and be on my own, the idea of sharing a tiny dorm room with a total stranger was not very appealing. But even though I dreaded dorm life before I ...

SF State Provost Sue Rosser leaves University for chancellor’s office

August 5, 2016 News

SF State Vice President and Provost Sue Rosser will be leaving her position on Sept. 1, according to an announcement from President Wong on Thursday.    Rosser will be joining the California State University chancellor’s office as special advisor on research development and external partnerships, while continuing to work with Wong on special projects. In ...