Third time’s the charm in the men’s conference games

September 29, 2017 Sports

After their first two conference games ended in disappointment, the third saw the men’s soccer team win in a tight 2-1 match against California State University, East Bay at Cox Stadium. The first half started off aggressive when, within the first two minutes, the Pioneers had their first wide shot outside of sophomore goalkeeper Kyle ...

The Jose & Ivan Show: Episode 1 (Sports culture through the eyes of two college guys)

September 28, 2017 Multimedia Sports

https://soundcloud.com/xpressfall2017/the-jose-and-ivan-show-ep1   The Jose & Ivan Show, a podcast about San Francisco State University’s sports, some news and other topics that may arise. Created by Golden Gate Xpress reporters Jose Jimenez from the Bay Area and Ivan Corona from Southern California, both will occasionally fight over which part of California is best. Sports being both ...

Personality, creativity and politics come together in Transfer magazine

September 28, 2017 Life

While often dismissed as being too ethereal to provide social commentary, creative writing and other forms of artistic expression, told from a student’s perspective, can foster political discussion. Transfer magazine, founded in 1956, is the longest running student publication in the country according to editor in chief Brisa Sepulveda. At the end of each semester, ...

The search for the perfect wave is over

September 28, 2017 Life

People don’t go on vacations to see empty football stadiums. Soccer fields and baseball diamonds without players are nothing more than grass and dirt. Surfing might be the sole exception. The ocean as a natural amphitheater is more of a draw for fans than the sport itself. “As a custodian of the sports history, I’ll ...

Archival upheaval: Artists showcase how they choose to document history

September 28, 2017 Life

Professional artists are displaying various ways of documenting history at SF State’s latest exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery, “Recollected: Photography and the Archive.” The artwork, a mixture of photography and paintings, showcases each artist’s area of emphasis. For Ian Everard, that came in the form of early 20th century photographs. Everard, a third generation ...

SF State mixes virtual reality and physical fitness

September 28, 2017 News

Video games at SF State are getting an upgrade to its playtime and are in the preliminary stages of sending a dose of virtual reality (VR) into the realm of physical fitness on campus. Lecturer and research assistant Dulce Hiraci Gomez of the kinesiology department said after one year of research with her associates William ...

Women’s soccer winning streak snapped

September 28, 2017 Sports

The Women’s soccer winning train was halted by the Chico State University Wildcats on Sept. 22, by losing at Chico 1-0. This was the first CCAA match of the season and it was also the first time the Gators were outshot. The Wildcats put up 13 more shots than SF State.   It was a ...

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

September 28, 2017 Life

In 1956, there were tales of all-night parties and free love radiating from the streets of San Francisco. Artists, poets, writers and musicians from around the country were drawn to the city like moths to a flickering flame. The youth who flocked here would leave a mark on San Francisco that would forever characterize this ...

Hate speech posters cover SF State, again

September 28, 2017 News 4 Comments

Last Thursday posters slandering Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi and other Palestinian community figures were scattered around campus two days after Abdulhadi hosted an Islamophobia panel for SF State’s Constitution Day, on Sept. 18 and 19. The posters, distributed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, an extremist zionist organization that has no affiliation with SF State ...

Lower Taraval is getting a local makeover

September 27, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Outer Sunset locals bring well-known stores to lower Taraval street from their original locations 10 blocks away. In 2015, a fire destroyed the Great Highway Market and half of Riptide, a bar on 44th and Taraval. It left the block with Bashful Bull Too and Brothers Pizza as the only options for food and drink. ...

Bernie Sanders announces plan for a tuition-free SF State

September 27, 2017 News

***additional reporting by Aria Brock*** Bernie Sanders is working to make California State Universities tuition-free, just like San Francisco City College, the first in the state to do so. Finding standing room to see Bernie Sanders in the 304 max capacity Diego Rivera theater at City College of San Francisco in Friday was almost as ...

Freedom of Speech panel brings Palestinian community issues to light

September 27, 2017 News 2 Comments

Some Palestinian students and faculty do not feel safe at SF State. A two-day informational panel lead by Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi, SF State Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora studies, for SF State’s Constitution Day, featured a discussion on academic freedom for professors who stand up for marginalized students and the College of Ethnic ...

New master plan reveals massive housing increase

September 27, 2017 Life News 4 Comments

Up to 8,300 new student beds will arrive on campus within 15 years as SF State accelerates its transition from being a commuter campus towards a residential campus, SF State officials announced Monday. More than 70 people witnessed the public unveiling of the first pieces of a plan set to redevelop the campus by 2035. ...

Diversity in media matters

September 27, 2017 Opinion

As a ‘90s kid, I grew up watching the Walt Disney channel. My favorite show, which was set in San Francisco, was “That’s So Raven.” It resonated with me because she was one of the few actresses on my favorite network that looked like me. Her character was funny, smart, goofy, crazy and addressed topics ...

Study of Public Accountancy program under review

September 27, 2017

A dormant accounting program at SF State is currently under review for possible termination. The Educational Policies Council, a committee dedicated to discussing curriculum and academic policy issues, unanimously voted at their Sept. 12 meeting in favor of discontinuing The Certificate in the Study of Public Accountancy program. The proposal to end the program was ...

The Kingsman agents kick back to theaters with a sequel

September 25, 2017 Opinion

After a good two years since the original, the new “Kingsman” sequel hits the big screen, but shooting too close to the sun causes its ambitious ideas to be burned along the ride. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is the latest film in the franchise filled with absurd and fun spy-action moments. Matthew Vaughn returns to ...

Environmental organizations showcased at second annual Green Rush

September 23, 2017 Life News

SF State’s diverse assortment of environmental organizations were on hand at Malcolm X Plaza for the second annual Green Rush, an environmental take on the typical Greek rush. Hosted by SF State’s Environmental Resource Center, or the ERC, the Green Rush doesn’t actually involve fraternities or sororities. Instead, the event promotes SF State’s numerous on-campus ...

Bernie Sanders speaks at Medicare rally, nurses show support

September 23, 2017 News

Bernie Sanders received immense support from the crowd as he spoke at this year’s California Nurses Convention to discuss the Medicare For All Act at Yerba Buena Gardens. Doctors, nurses, students and Bernie supporters gathered together in downtown San Francisco, wearing red shirts to show their solidarity with one-third of the Senate Democratic Caucus that ...

Dormant accountancy program under review

September 22, 2017 News

A dormant accounting program at SF State is currently under review for possible termination. The Educational Policies Council, a committee dedicated to discussing curriculum and academic policy issues, unanimously voted at their Sept. 12 meeting in favor of discontinuing The Certificate in the Study of Public Accountancy program. The proposal to end the program was ...

Early morning fire breaks out at Parkmerced high-rise apartments

September 22, 2017 News

A high-rise in Parkmerced had to be evacuated early this morning after a fire broke out, hospitalizing two people. San Francisco firefighters responded to the call at 125 Cambon Drive at about 5:45 a.m. where they rescued three victims from a blazing seventh-floor apartment. Two of the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, one in ...

Bay Area celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 21, 2017 News

Volunteers armed themselves with gardening gloves and refillable mugs for complimentary coffee, as well as decomposable garbage bags and buckets, in hopes to change a statistic, Saturday morning. The 2016 World Economic Forum estimated that given our projected plastic use, “there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.” “Events like Coastal ...

Pricey commute for North Bay students

September 20, 2017 Opinion 1 Comment

For Eden Yohannes, coming to SF State from Petaluma can cost up to $26 a day. She and other students from the North Bay often commute because they cannot afford to live in San Francisco and have opted to live with their families outside the city. Commuting to SF State comes with a series of ...

Study of Public Accountancy program at SF State under review

September 20, 2017

A dormant accounting program at SF State is currently under review for possible termination. The Educational Policies Council, a committee dedicated to discussing curriculum and academic policy issues, unanimously voted at their Sept. 12 meeting in favor of discontinuing The Certificate in the Study of Public Accountancy program. The proposal to end the program was ...

Earthquake in Mexico leaves hundreds dead

September 20, 2017 News

On Sept. 19, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 shook the community of Mexico City and caused over 200 deaths, according to Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto’s press address. The event coincided with the 32nd anniversary of 1985’s temblor. A mandatory evacuation was issued to the citizens of Mexico City. “We are facing a ...

Two construction projects set to shake up Holloway

September 20, 2017 1 Comment

  Massive change is on the way for Holloway Avenue as SF State gears up to construct two buildings approved by the CSU Board of Trustees over the summer.  The Creative Arts & Holloway Mixed-Use Project will demolish 46 units of student housing within two separate blocks of University Park South. The demolition will clear the way for a ...

New housing rare, no-fault evictions common near SF State

September 20, 2017 Life 1 Comment

Finding a place to live near SF State is as tough as the 49ers finding a win – it’s rough out there. It’s time consuming, awkward and stressful. Craigslist is hit or miss. Open houses often feature a half-dozen or more candidates competing for a single bedroom. Political science major Karina Ruiz knows all about it. As ...

Sci-fi and surrealism intertwine in professor’s new book

September 20, 2017 Life

Andrew Joron, a creative writing professor here at SF State, blends his science-fiction background with creative writing exploration to create powerfully compacted, beautifully melodic sonnets of poetry in his new book, “The Absolute Letter.” Joron has been teaching at SF State since 2014, working primarily with graduate students. Prior to teaching, he was a science-fiction ...

A bittersweet Mexican Independence Day

September 20, 2017 News

For the purpose of this article, the term Mexican-American is used to refer to a person of Mexican heritage who is living in the U.S. regardless of citizenship status. The term Latinx is the gender-neutral version of Latino/Latina and is used to refer to a person of Latin American descent. The term Chicano/Chicana refers to ...

Director Darren Aronofsky creates pretentious yet visionary film

September 18, 2017 Opinion

Acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky presented this weekend what was, perhaps, his most experimental film, and it is one of the most menacing and cringe-worthy movies of the last decade – a compliment to the director’s way of filming. Aronofsky’s “mother!” has the pleasure of being different from the mainstream media’s portrayal of the hero’s journey. ...

Students to rely on tipping to make ends meet

September 18, 2017 Life

SF State students in the foodservice industry rely on the voluntary, and often paltry, tips people pay in exchange for service to cover the rent. Tipping is a delicate subject in the U.S. because it’s a large part of the culture and economy – especially in regards to food services. Normal tipping practices can vary ...

Women’s soccer claims victory over Holy Names to continue streak

September 17, 2017 Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team played in a physical 1-0 victory over Holy Names University Hawks on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Hawks started out with possession of the ball, but the Gators quickly pressured them to grab control of the game. Within the first 15 minutes of the game, the forwards made quick passes inside ...

School of Cinema ranked as one of best in country

September 16, 2017 News

SF State’s School of Cinema is listed as one of the best film schools in the country for the fourth year in a row. The Hollywood Reporter published its annual ranking of top film schools and placed the School of Cinema as 22nd in the country out of the 29 listed. “To be recognized by ...