Transgender Visibility: A Work in Progress

March 31, 2018 Life

The spirit of the first-ever recorded act of collective queer resistance to social oppression and police harassment in the U.S. occurred took place in the Tenderloin District in August 1966 and was embodied at the campus sponsored event for International Transgender Day of Visibility (ITDOV). “It’s nice to see that other people care about trans ...

SF State appoints new athletic director

March 29, 2018 News Sports

SF State has found its new athletic director, and she comes with Gator ties. Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins was officially announced as athletic director on Thursday, March 29. Shrieve-Hawkins’ most recent position was as associate athletic director at Saint Mary’s. She “supervised multiple sports programs, academic and student services, sports medicine, strength and conditioning and internal operations,” ...

Computer Science leans in

March 28, 2018 News

Gender representation is an issue in the forefront of the social justice conversation with trending topics like  #Metoo and #ShePersisted. Representation in the sciences has been a contentious issue for decades and scientists like Marie Curie and Katherine Johnson are under-celebrated in the field. Poulomi Banerjee, a second year computer science major and mathematics minor ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: He-e-e-e-re’s Spielberg!

March 28, 2018 Opinion

I spent much of my childhood entertained by pop culture’s endless commodities. They made me happy — being introduced to the worlds of Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros. and Disney’s classic animated films. The world of film made the biggest impact on my life in terms of who I am as a ...

Rally to #FundTheDream

March 28, 2018 Opinion

On April 4th – the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King – the California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students for Quality Education (SQE) invite our campus community to join us in Sacramento as we demand additional state funding for the California State University. Governor Brown’s budget proposal of only $92 million more for ...

My American Dream is hopeless

March 28, 2018 Opinion

When I was a little kid, America was always the country I wanted to come to. Studying in America was always my dream. Spending the past three years in the United States has been a life-changing experience. However, I feel like my American Dream is about to end. As graduation is right around the corner, ...

Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...

Op-Ed: UConn women keep winning without spotlight

March 28, 2018 Sports 4 Comments

Any college basketball team that reaches 11 straight Final Fours is obviously going to be plastered all over every news site, right? That’d be the case if the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team was the opposite gender. UConn just surpassed John Wooden’s UCLA dynasty’s record for consecutive Final Four appearances. The same UCLA dynasty ...

Bay Area students follows Parkland’s lead

March 28, 2018 News

Throughout America hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied for social change and common sense gun laws as a part of the March For Our Lives campaign in response to numerous school shootings on March 24. Ibraheem Chaudrey, a 21-year-old undergraduate student at SF State studying computer science, stood before an audience of 30,000 who were ...

ASI Farmer’s Market will start accepting EBT cards

March 28, 2018 News

After a two-year process, SF State’s farmers market will soon be able to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to address food insecurity on campus. In 2016, the CSU Chancellor’s Office released a report indicating that approximately “one in four students were food insecure and one in 10 were housing displaced.” Adding EBT access to ...

SF State implements new active shooter policy

March 28, 2018 News

SF State has integrated three levels of training around campus to educate the student body and faculty on proper ways to protect themselves against an active shooter. According to Everytown research, there have been more than 300 school shootings since 2013, which roughy averages out to about one shooting per week. Chief of Police at ...

Business Dean says goodbye to SF State

March 28, 2018 News

The dean of the college of business, Linda Oubre, will be moving on from SF State this summer after being hired to take over as president of Whittier College. Oubre will become the second female president in Whittier history and the first African-American president. Being the first is nothing new for Oubre or her family. ...

Les questions, more answers

March 28, 2018 News 1 Comment

XPRESS: What is your response to SF State’s Tenants Rights group ‘condemnation’ for allegedly raising rents on employee housing and evicting residents who have retired? WONG: We’re in a very complex issue now [with] what I would like to call legacy tenants that were in those spaces when we purchased that property in 2005. We ...

Stabbing on Chester Avenue

March 25, 2018 News

A woman died from stab wounds sustained in a domestic violence incident on Chester Avenue. Police responded to the unit block of Chester Avenue at 2:11 p.m. and transported the female victim and male suspect to the hospital. The male is being treated for what appears to be self-inflicted stab wounds. SFPD Homicide Detail is ...

Anatomy of a suitcase: Spring Break

March 19, 2018 Life

Spring Break is a time to let loose and celebrate the end of midterms. But, the most important part of entering into this fun-filled vacation is the destination. Whether getting ready for a ski trip or a sandy beach on a different continent, it’s crucial to have all the necessities in order to experience a ...

Swapping tags

March 19, 2018 Life

The Fifth Annual Clothing Swap at SF State is an opportunity for students to get rid of old clothes, discover some new wardrobe pieces and be a part of a great cause. The Clothing Swap allows people to donate unwanted clothing without having to make the trip to thrift stores in the city, giving students ...

UndocuWeek: A Space for Undocumented Students

March 15, 2018 Life

As everyone on the dancefloor was dancing along to Caballo Dorado’s “Payaso de Rodeo,” it was clear that UndocuWeek accomplished its goal of bringing people together. “We wanted to do something that didn’t have anything to do with organizing.  We wanted to come out and destress, get to know each other,” said Janet Lopez, 23, ...

“No Smoking on Campus”

March 15, 2018 Multimedia 1 Comment

Although a new “No Smoking on Campus” policy has been put in place for all Cal State Universities, students at SF State continue to smoke without the fear of getting caught. Students explain why they still smoke on campus and a participant of the Smoke/Tobacco Free Task Force clarifies why the policy was even set ...

Lil boat, big problems

March 15, 2018 Opinion

The self-proclaimed “King of Teens,” Lil Yachty, has been at the forefront of today’s hip-hop discussions since his single “One Night” went viral and catapulted him into the social media limelight. Since then, the 20-year-old has completely seized the opportunity. He’s marketed himself amazingly well, wedging his way into pop culture’s mainstream and even earning ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: Can’t iron out these wrinkles

March 15, 2018 Opinion

What do “The Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter,” “The Godfather,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “Fight Club” have in common? They are all content that originally came from books that were adapted into generally great films. Unfortunately, some films do not translate well from book to movie such as “Eragon,” “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and “Twilight” ...

U.S. failure opens door for new teams

March 15, 2018 Opinion Sports

After rigorous qualifying campaigns, 32 nations will get a chance to become champions at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Among them are Iceland and Panama as first-time participants. Not among them is the United States, who I think got exactly what they deserved in not qualifying, and also exactly what the United States Soccer Federation ...

Welch provides the juice

March 15, 2018 Sports

SF State’s wrestling team discovered that for them, positivity and success go hand-in-hand. After a dismal 2017 season in which no Gator was a national qualifier, 2018 was a bounce-back campaign. “Our goal this season was to get qualifiers, and we accomplished that,” said head coach Jason Welch, who just completed his first season with the ...

Press for progress

March 15, 2018 News

Women gathered to share their stories, hardships and life experiences. These women carry stories. Stories of resilience, perseverance and the notion that while women have come so far, the work they have is nowhere near finished. On Thursday, March 8, a crowd assembled to call for action, demonstrating what International Women’s Day is and to ...

SF State students participate in nationwide walkout against gun violence

March 14, 2018 News

“No more silence end gun violence,” is just one of the many chants that students and fellow supporters against gun violence were shouting nationwide in an effort to demand better gun control laws. SF State students this morning staged a walkout in protest to recent gun violence in schools nationwide. Multiple organizations like Planned Parenthood ...

Open Mic provides safe space

March 14, 2018 Life 2 Comments

To some, the popular song “Express Yourself,” written and sung by Charles Wright and The Watts, is more than just a song to SF State’s LGBTQ+ students. It’s a safe space to express yourself. Safe zones play a pivotal role in fostering a safe campus environment by building a support system through a channel of ...

The College of Social Work 50 years later

March 14, 2018 News

The School of Social Work celebrated its 50th anniversary as the first master’s in social work program at SF State on March 7. SF State’s department of social work received three awards recognizing the University’s social worker’s education achievements and services. They received a mention from San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, who came from Senator ...

Pop-Up Pantry celebrates one year

March 14, 2018 Multimedia News

The Pop-Up Pantry, SF State’s primary food distribution program operated by Associated Students Inc., celebrated their one year anniversary of providing nearly 300 students with fresh, free groceries each week.   Every Monday in the Student Life Event Center (the Annex), students can come in and take the suggested serving of groceries offered that week. ...

BART closures cause congestion

March 14, 2018 News

Getting home should be considered mundane and common but for some BART riders, it will soon become dangerous and difficult. In a few months, the Civic Center BART station will permanently close entrances at Grove, Hyde and Market Streets and the entrance outside Hotel Whitcomb will be permanently closed. This decision is to make way ...

Gators close out weekend with a win, take series 3-1

March 12, 2018 Sports

The men’s baseball team started their Sunday off right with a narrow victory against Cal State San Marcos on March 11 at Maloney Field. The final score of the game was 9-7. The Gators managed to edge past the visitors on their home field after suffering a 10-4 loss on Saturday to take the series, ...

Discrimination lawsuit dismissed

March 10, 2018 News 2 Comments

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday accusing SF State officials of tolerating and encouraging hostility toward Jewish members of the SF State community. The suit, stemming in part from the disruption of an April 2016 speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, was dismissed on March 9 by U.S. District Judge William Orrick III. ...

The Fringe: short stories written and directed by students

March 9, 2018 Life

The anticipation inside Room 104 of the creative arts building was at an all-time high. Actors in costumes and directos all scurry around the room putting final touches to their plays. As he calmly sits in his chair in the front row of the theater and observes his actors practicing his short play, Refugio Garcia, ...

International Women’s Day glossary

March 8, 2018 Life

Today is International Women’s Day, which means your timelines and Twitter feeds will be flooded with various femme-positive hashtags and trending feminist lingo. For those of us who have not taken gender studies courses, understanding this terminology can be overwhelming and confusing. To help you navigate through your social media outlets and to save you ...

Mental illness and gun control: Is it to blame for mass shootings?

March 7, 2018 Opinion 1 Comment

When mass shootings, especially school shootings, occur in the United States, gun advocates always blame the shooter’s mental issues while the opposing side chooses gun control laws as a solution. Immediately after the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fl, I couldn’t help but notice my far-right Facebook friends ...

Men’s soccer coach goes pro, stays within collegiate play

March 7, 2018 Sports

What would you do if you just coached your team to its first CCAA tournament birth since 1978 and won coach of the year? If you’re SF State men’s soccer coach Javier Ayala-Hil, you take on a massive new challenge and accept the head coach position for an entirely new team. Ayala-Hil was announced in ...