25 Dec 2018

SF State student filmmakers shoot Western

Close quarters, unpredictable weather and sandy wind was the setting in which SF State student filmmakers shot their film. “Saguaro,” is a film directed and produced by Jake Naso, Maddy

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20 Dec 2018

El Podcast Ep. 7

  In Episode 7, co-hosts Valeria Mejia and Monserrath Arreola, talk about El Chapo’s juicy trial coverage, the binge-worthy brilliance of Narcos: Mexico, Hollywood’s inability to fully embrace Latinx culture,

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19 Dec 2018

Jewish Community Center celebrates last night of Hanukkah in Ghirardelli Square

San Francisco’s Jewish Community Center celebrated the last night of Hanukkah in Ghirardelli Square. This Hanukkah festival had a theme of “sharing the light” whether that meant bringing joy in

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19 Dec 2018

SF State’s Global Museum Holds First Holiday Event

The Global Museum held their first holiday event on Dec. 5 in the fine arts building. The event celebrated holiday traditions from around the world and was open to anyone

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19 Dec 2018

SF Firefighters Toy Program presents Santa Sundays

The San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program has partnered with Pier 39. Their toy drive includes bins for people to drop off toys or donations. At this event, kids will have

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19 Dec 2018

SF State shrugs off sexual harassment complaint, says student

Two women are calling out SF State claiming that university authorities shrugged off their complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment on campus. Former student Isabelle Shin and current student

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19 Dec 2018

The Oscars have deeper issues than Kevin Hart. Who will host the 2019 award show amidst Academy controversy?

After Twitter users resurfaced old homophobic tweets from recently announced 2019 Oscars host Kevin Hart, the comedian quickly withdrew from hosting the award show, creating lots of controversy for both

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19 Dec 2018

Cookies Christmas Concert comes to San Francisco with special guest, Gucci Mane

San Francisco native, Gilbert Milam Jr., better known by his rapper name, Berner, will have his annual Cookies Christmas concert in the Warfield in San Francisco this Saturday Dec. 22.

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18 Dec 2018

Journalism department co-founder leaves profound legacy

Jerrold Lee Werthimer, the man who co-founded the journalism department at SF State 58 years ago, died Sunday, Dec. 8. Better known as Jerry among friends, family and students, Werthimer

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18 Dec 2018

Legal definition exclusionary Transgender; students react to Trump’s failed promise to protect individuals

On Oct. 21 the New York Times broke a story about a Department of Health and Human Services memo indicating the Trump administration was seeking to exclude transgender people in

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18 Dec 2018

Hong issues apology, correction for ‘transphobic’ crime bulletin

A person involved in an altercation that led to a timely warning bulletin describing her as a “transgender female” said she’s suffered on several levels since the email was issued

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18 Dec 2018

UPDATED: Finals schedule change stirs anxiety, professors ignore rule

UPDATE:  In the wake of this report, two representatives of SF State’s chapter of the California Faculty Association said the university failed to square the revised Academic Calendar Policy with

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18 Dec 2018

Career Services aims to bolster reach, hire counselors

The office of Career Services and Leadership Development, which provides career counseling for students looking for employment or internships, has only two certified counselors for a campus population of about

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18 Dec 2018

Fashion Network Association combines fine art, clothing in latest show in downtown SF

A mix of plaid mod skirts and jackets, bright tunics, floral midi skirts and elegant gowns adorned the diverse selection of models walking at the UNITY Fashion Show. In a gallery

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18 Dec 2018

MGM Boyz music collective prepares to release rap albums

MGM Boyz, a musical collective of SF State students, originally gained fame from throwing parties in a Parkmerced townhome. Now their music is about to take the spotlight. MGM stands

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18 Dec 2018

Ditch your car for your wallet, environment

Whether you’re a regular reader of the Golden Gate Xpress or a casual passerby on our website and social media, you’ve probably seen some of our coverage on commuter woes. 

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18 Dec 2018

Master Plan aims to shed commuter campus label

University Enterprises presented a draft proposal at the Dec. 3 Public Forum on the Campus Master Plan meeting that sketched out development and land management at SF State through 2035

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18 Dec 2018

“Gator Grub Alerts” helps students find free food on campus

“Free food” is an eye-catching title for most college students, especially in San Francisco. According to Feeding America, as of 2016, more than 125,000 San Franciscans are food insecure. Much

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18 Dec 2018

KPOP takes on the SF State culture with interactive class

K-Pop, also known as Korean Pop, is gaining popularity all over the world, including at SF State. The Student Exco features student-run classes, one of which is a K-Pop class

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18 Dec 2018

Gators edge Coyotes, Balser finds career-high in offensive push during defensive match

The SF State men’s basketball team grinded out an 80-76 win against Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Dec. 13, at The Swamp, behind graduate guard Jordan Balser’s career-high 15

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18 Dec 2018

Women’s basketball overcomes second quarter scare en route to 69-57 victory over Cal State San Bernardino

The Gators survived a putrid second quarter to beat Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 69-57 at the Swamp today. The Gators struck first, when redshirt senior guard Toni Edwards drove

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18 Dec 2018

Secretive administration fails to meet mission statement

If students examine the mission statements of the Golden Gate Xpress newspaper and SF State’s office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, they might glean the two organizations share common

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18 Dec 2018

Time Magazine names slain journalist ‘Person of the Year’

Jamal Khashoggi has been the face representing slain journalists since his murder in the Saudi consulate on Oct. 2. The impact of his death and the persecution many journalists are

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18 Dec 2018

Commencement at SF State: Why is there no winter graduation?

With the end of the fall semester fast approaching, seniors at SF State have one thing on their mind: graduation; although, SF State’s commencement ceremony is set for May 28,

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17 Dec 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race takes on the inclusion of transgender queens

Gia Gunn is the first transgender queen cast on “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” following statements suggesting transgender queens would be ineligible to participate. The latest season premiered on Friday,

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17 Dec 2018

Camp fire reveals giving hearts

The town of Chico, California, has been transformed since Nov. 8, when tens of thousands of wildfire evacuees fleeing for their lives inundated their town. Cafes and restaurants now hum

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17 Dec 2018

Lucas Hedges illustrates struggles with addiction in the film, “Ben is Back”

What better way to start the holidays than with the special surprise of a first-born son, who is 77 days sober and ready to crash the festivities, and a mother

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15 Dec 2018

Zayn drops his sophomore album “Icarus Falls”

Zayn Malik released his second album, “Icarus Falls,” and had been teasing fans over the past few months prior to the release date by steadily releasing nine songs like “Entertainer,”

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15 Dec 2018

How a long distance relationship won’t leave you longing for more

As I used the women’s restroom in the Cesar Chavez Student Center between classes, I saw the phrase “Don’t do a long distance relationship in college” written on the inside

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14 Dec 2018

A waking nightmare

I’m suddenly awake when I hear my bedroom door slam open. My eyes open just enough to see a hazy black figure sitting at my desk. I’m pinned to my

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14 Dec 2018

Our Lady of Guadalupe as a symbol of Mexican Identity

Our Lady of Guadalupe has represented unconditional love and protection far before she became a pop culture reference in fashion and art. On Dec. 12, 1531, her miracle served as

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14 Dec 2018

The perfect end to a long semester

Pub crawls are a right of passage for city goers and San Francisco holds no exception. On Saturday, December 15 the SF Crawl scene will gather at Mayes Oyster House

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12 Dec 2018

Slumping Gators wrestling battles Southern Oregon this Saturday

Gators wrestling prepares to grapple their way out of a three-meet skid when they travel to Lithia Motors Pavilion to face the Southern Oregon Raiders this Saturday, Dec. 15. It

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12 Dec 2018

Christine Blasey Ford speaks up for the first time since the Kavanaugh hearing

After months of silence, Christine Blasey Ford made her first public statement since the Brett Kavanaugh hearing in September, introducing Rachael Denhollander as the recipient of Sports Illustrated’s Inspiration of

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12 Dec 2018

California wildfires destroy water, soil, air

November saw California’s head and tail burn with more efficiency and destruction than in any year since record keeping began. Wildfires caused the deaths of more than 90 people and

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12 Dec 2018

SF Hillel celebrates Hanukkah

About a dozen students in the Malcolm X Plaza huddled around a large menorah, designed in the likeness of the Bay Bridge, to block the chill December wind as members

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