Shooter kills 12 at Thousand Oaks bar

November 8, 2018 News 0 Comments

A 28-year-old man shot and killed 12 nightclub patrons, staff and a police officer, and injured of at least 18 during a mass shooting at a bar in southern California early this morning. Wednesday was college night at the Thousand Oaks club, with patrons as young as 18 allowed to enter, according to the Borderline ...

Gators wrestling battles Division I Stanford this Saturday.

November 8, 2018 Sports 0 Comments

Gators wrestling is in for a gargantuan challenge when they travel to Stanford to grapple the D-1 squad this Saturday, Nov. 10. “It’s definitely a big challenge for us,” said SF State head coach Jason Welch. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Gators roster has a couple of preseason top 25 ranked wrestlers, ...

Get Live hits The Depot stage tomorrow for a hip-hop concert

November 7, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The Depot will be hosting Get Live! A hip-hop concert performed by SF State students and a local artist. SF State’s very own Jay “Bombay” Bodii, who will be hosting the event on Nov. 8 from 6p.m.-9 p.m. on the lower conference level inside the Cesar Chavez building. Brandon Bock aka Prophet, double majoring in ...

University Affairs to meet with self-proclaimed white nationalist

November 7, 2018 News 2 Comments

The Associated Students Inc. University Affairs Council wants a self-proclaimed white nationalist to explain why he is enrolled in race and resistance courses at SF State. During a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, Vice President of University Affairs Tachelle Herron-Lane led a discussion on Xpress coverage of self-proclaimed white nationalist Brian Cofield, whose racist views ...

Feinstein wins fifth term as U.S. senator

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein fended off a challenge from fellow-Democrat and state Senator Kevin De Leon in Tuesday’s midterm elections, winning her fifth term representing California in the U.S. Senate. Feinstein, 85, was born in San Francisco and began her political career nearly 50 years ago. She served on the San Francisco Board ...

Bacon and Beer Classic at AT&T Park

November 7, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

Drink up, pig out and party down at the San Francisco Bacon and Beer Classic at AT&T Park. On November 10, local vendors will showcase their craft beers and delicious food for the public to enjoy. Tickets are on sale for the event and general admission includes access to three hours of unlimited bacon and ...

From the gridiron to US Congress, former NFL players win congressional seats

November 7, 2018 Latest News Sports 0 Comments

Former NFL players Colin Allred (D) and Anthony Gonzalez (R) landed congressional seats after winning at the polls on Nov. 6. Allred, former linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, unseated longtime Republican congressman Pete Sessions, who held onto Texas’ 32nd congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. With 100 percent of precincts ...

Body found at Lake Merced, raises questions

November 7, 2018 News 1 Comment

A 64-year-old Daly City resident named Maria Lam was discovered dead at Lake Merced in the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30. The circumstances of her death will remain a mystery to the public since the SFPD will not disclose any information. The SF State UPD was not notified of the death nor was their ...

SF State Jewish community mourn mass murder victims

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF Hillel and other Jewish student organizations shared personal anecdotes on Monday, Nov. 5 during a vigil at Malcolm X Plaza held for the 11 worshippers murdered in an anti-Semitic shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27. One student at the gathering shared her connection to one of the shooting victims, Melvin Wax. “He was ...

GUPS rallies around Dr. Edward Said mural

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

General Union of Palestine students reaffirmed their commitment to the Palestinian struggle during an anniversary event at Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Nov. 1. The ceremony commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Dr. Edward Said mural, which faced resistance from a number of groups before its completion in 2007. Professor of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities ...

Coalitions crucial during 1968 strike

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The action that precipitated the 1968 SF State strike may have begun with the Black Student Union, but it soon spread to thousands of other students demanding the administration provide a more ethnically diverse curriculum and faculty. Chicano, Latin American, Native Indian and Asian student activists united under the banner of the Third World Liberation ...

Women were the backbone of 1968 strike

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

In 1968, a variety of student activist groups on campus formed the Third World Liberation Front to call on what was then SF State College to create more ethnic diversity in the curriculum as well as more diverse faculty and students. Although men often took the lead when it came to voicing these demands, women ...

Strikers’ hopes and dreams remain unfulfilled

November 7, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

In the 50 years since the historic SF State student strike resulted in the country’s first college curriculum dedicated to ethnic studies, the university’s education has become the most progressive in the country. But some still feel that SF State’s academic decision-making lacks student involvement. In the lead-up to the 1968 student strike, the Black ...

Student strike still resonates 50 years later

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The 1968 student strike at SF State created the country’s first black student union and launched the College of Ethnic Studies, but its ripple effects spread far beyond the university’s campus. The months-long walkout inspired campuses across the country to form their own black student unions, and to adopt curriculums dedicated to a variety of ...

Africana studies major finds activism in music

November 7, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

The SF State strikers in 1968 sought to include more diversity in a whitewashed curriculum and to pressure the university to hire more professors and administrators who represent marginalized communities. Fifty years later, the newly-elected SF State Black Student Union coordinator says the music he creates is in direct alignment with the energy of that ...

Pericles debut excites theatre department

November 7, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

The School of Theatre and Dance debuted “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” in the Little Theatre on Nov. 1 with an all-student cast, elaborate lighting and a unique set. “Pericles, Prince of Tyre” is an exciting play by Shakespeare where the main character journeys in search of a wife, finds her, loses her and regains her ...

Volleyball clinches first postseason berth since 2015

November 7, 2018 Latest Sports 0 Comments

The SF State volleyball team clinched their first postseason berth since 2015 after sweeping Humboldt State on Nov. 2. The Gators beat the Lumberjacks, 30-28, 25-15, 25-22 on Saturday to record their tenth sweep of the season, the most since 2012. SF State clinched the fourth seed in the north division of the California Collegiate ...

Megan Kelly off the air after “blackface” remarks

November 7, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Surprise, Megyn Kelly has made yet another racial comment on her talk show, “Megyn Kelly Today.” Her show on NBC was cancelled for her comments regarding how wearing blackface for Halloween should not be considered racist. This came from the white, female journalist who has made numerous racial and biased remarks in the past. Kelly ...

Newsom election signals opposition to Trump statewide

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

Democrat Gavin Newsom took an overwhelming win over Republican John Cox in the California’s 2018 gubernatorial election on Nov. 6, further signaling California’s opposition to Donald Trump. Newsom won with 59 percent of the vote in a state where Democrats outnumber GOP voters by 3.8 million, which shows that Newsom’s vehement opposition to President Donald ...

Gators show up to vote

November 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

Midterm elections have historically been particularly disappointing with regards to young voter turnout. But this year’s midterm turnout is far higher than typical, and SF State University student voters followed along with the trend today. Students lined up all afternoon and into the night at the polling place on campus at the Seven Hills Conference ...

Local candidates await voting returns

November 6, 2018 Latest Multimedia News 0 Comments

Local candidates running for office in San Francisco and Oakland turn out to vote at their respective polling places on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. Xpress photographers also captured voting on-campus and at SF City Hall and sat in on watch parties at SF State showing Midterm election results. Oakland was also featured in the ...

Humanities building evacuated

November 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

Around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the entire Humanities Building was evacuated when someone pulled a fire alarm apparently as a hoax. Loud sirens and an evacuation announcement sent students, faculty and staff to the West Campus Green. Students were told to find the nearest exit and to exit using the stairs, not to ...

BECA department to host “Better Call Saul” writer Heather Marion

November 5, 2018 Life 0 Comments

The broadcast and electronic communication arts department welcomes Heather Marion, writer of the television show “Better Call Saul,” to discuss her career as a story editor and television writer. “The event is part of the ongoing Peter and Rosemary Casey Endowed Fellowship lecture series, which aims to bring television and entertainment industry professionals to speak ...

J & A — From August to May (Ep.2)

November 5, 2018 Latest Multimedia 0 Comments

On August 23, Taylor Swift encouraged her 112 million Instagram followers to vote, causing a spike in registrations. This Episode of J & A discusses celebrities’ impact on elections and on political views in general. With celebrities proposing to run for presidency, the difference between being famous and having a place in office is becoming ...

Troye Sivan conquered ‘20gayteen’

November 3, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Nearing the end of his North American ‘Bloom’ tour, Troye Sivan dazzled during his first of two sold-out shows at the Masonic Auditorium. “When I was recording ‘Bloom,’ I would always think of San Francisco whenever I’d think about the tour,” Sivan said. Contrasting the energetic, electric sounds of “Blue Neighborhood” (and the accompanying ‘Suburbia’ ...

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” forgoes humor for a dark twist

November 1, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

Released a few days before Halloween, Netflix’s “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” meets expectations with an eerie, dark magic vibe. Unfortunately, the first couple of episodes drag as they establish characters and Sabrina’s relationship with them. However, as the show progresses, the episodes get better and better. Sabrina Spellman is a typical 15-year-old school girl ...

Lyft and Uber offering discounted rides on election day

November 1, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Uber and Lyft are both showing their voting advocacy by partnering with non-profit organizations aimed to create a higher voter turnout. Lyft has partnered with the non-partisan organizations: Vote Latino, Vote.org and Turbo Vote. Uber has partnered with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works. Working with these organizations inspired the idea of offering discounted rides to polling ...