18 Sep 2019

SF negotiating infrastructure buyout PG&E

San Francisco offered Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) $2.5 billion to purchase its power infrastructure that serves the city. The offer, which was outlined in a Sept. 6 letter

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18 Sep 2019

Expansion of SF State’s Basic Needs Initiative launches permanent food pantry

California State University recently expanded the Basic Needs Initiatives across all 23 campuses, allowing SF State to establish a permanent food pantry and provide students with alternative housing resources. SF

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18 Sep 2019

Rent control bill passes

Fewer than 5% of California cities impose rent control on landlords, but the state legislature approved Wednesday a bill to cap how much they can increase rent each year. Assemblyman

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18 Sep 2019

New California Laws

California’s legislature adjourned Sept. 13, leaving hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s final stamp of approval. The Xpress has covered three. Here’s a distillation of five more. Given Newsom’s

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18 Sep 2019

Professor hosts weekly Yugoslav film events

Every Wednesday this semester Dr. Steven Kovacs will open the Coppola Theater for Cinema-307 students and the public to admire Yugoslav cinema and listen to guest speakers. Held in Coppola

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17 Sep 2019

Armenian Food Festival celebrates culture and community

The 62nd Armenian Food Festival in San Francisco celebrated the beauty and variety of Armenian traditions and culture with food and festivities Music and the smell of grilled steak and

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17 Sep 2019

Brave students box bothersome bat

Students heroically catch a bat who evaded capture from UPD and Animal Control for two weeks in student housing  A bat was caught Sept. 7 on the sixth floor of

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17 Sep 2019

September brings National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that suicide is the leading cause of death among college students, just under accidental injuries. According to Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 7.7%

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17 Sep 2019

Back-and-forth battle ends with Gators commanding victory

The women’s soccer team took total control of the second half during Friday’s late afternoon matchup between the Gators and the Argonauts of Notre Dame de Namur.  The Gators pulled

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17 Sep 2019

USMNT Shows Weakness in Friendlies

In their last two games, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) demonstrated why they didn’t make it into the previous World Cup. The team lost a devastating match to

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17 Sep 2019

NCAA: California makes first move

California has set in motion the first domino in an ongoing debate that will decide if NCAA athletes will be eligible to make money while not holding a professional title. 

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16 Sep 2019

68th annual Greek Food Festival to be in the Mission District

The 68th annual Greek Food Festival, hosted by the Annunciation Cathedral, is happening on Friday, Sept. 20 and concludes on Sunday, Sept. 22  in the Mission District.  The festival will

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16 Sep 2019

Students strike for sustainable future

Students from the Environmental Studies department are taking their passions beyond the classroom this week by organizing and holding events for global climate week on campus. Students from the Environmental

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16 Sep 2019

SF State to host 15th annual Constitution Day Conference

This Monday and Tuesday, SF State’s history department will host its annual on-campus Constitution Day Conference.  The event, which conference coordinator Marc Stein named “Rights and Wrongs” during his five

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13 Sep 2019

Multicultural Greek Council hosts a night for camaraderie

Seven of the 14 multicultural Greek organizations came together Sept. 5 in Jack Adams Hall to celebrate the second annual Meet the Multicultural Greeks event.  The night showcased half of

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13 Sep 2019

“It” should leave it in the past in Chapter Two

“It Chapter Two,” a horror movie with few scary moments and even more laughs, is out in theaters this week. The movie is a sequel to the 2017 movie “It.”

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13 Sep 2019

Student rapper balances school and music

A.P.E, also known as Ray Molano, began writing raps 15 years ago and has not looked back since. Just this past Friday, he dropped a track called “El Pensativo.”  ​Molano,

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13 Sep 2019

CSU proposes increased math requirement for high schoolers

High school students may need to take an extra year of math coursework to qualify for admission into California State Universities. The proposal will be formally introduced to the Board

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12 Sep 2019

Luck Calls it a career at 29. Shocks franchise and the nation

In life there are moments that we will remember for a very long time. Andrew Luck retiring at the young age of 29, followed by being booed off his home

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12 Sep 2019

SF’s push for zero plastic

San Francisco instituted its newest regulations to reduce single-use plastics in the city.  The Plastic, Litter and Toxics Reduction Law prohibits food and beverage vendors, event producers and retailers from

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12 Sep 2019

DNC debates requires primary changes

The deadline to qualify for the third round of Democractic primary debates passed on Aug. 27, with 10 candidates making the cut. Among the presidential hopefuls left out was Rep.

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12 Sep 2019

Marijuana’s prohibition, its politics and its historic racists undertones

When it comes to the judicial system, race stands as a sort of systematic barrier for people of color. You can look to examples like the differences in crack vs.

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12 Sep 2019

Finding a thistle in a tidal marsh

While scouring tidal marshes, areas of low land that are flooded during high tide, researchers look into how the Suisun thistle, a once widespread plant species, is now only located

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11 Sep 2019

The lasting impact of Sept. 11 2001, 18 years later

The day the planes hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, the lives of Muslims in America changed forever.  The event occurred 18 years ago, but the effects

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11 Sep 2019

Impact of planned housing apprised

Housing developers plan to transform one of San Francisco’s last stretches of undeveloped land into a residential neighborhood, but doing so would compromise the surrounding air quality, bicycle safety, flow

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10 Sep 2019

New School of Cinema director strives to create equity, inclusiveness in industry

Giant lime green-bordered letters spell “director” across her floral sequined chest. Her black fur-covered ankles completed the eccentric outfit. A grin flashed across her face, welcoming all into her world

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10 Sep 2019

City Eats and Bricks reimagined

Resident dining centers City Eats and Bricks got a makeover this summer with renovations and updates welcoming students back for the new semester.  City Eats, now featuring more vegan and

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10 Sep 2019

Campus construction still has a way to go

Construction of new student housing that began last semester has surpassed the halfway mark, and construction of the new Liberal and Creative Arts Building that began at the same time

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10 Sep 2019

NRA labeled a domestic terrorist group by city leaders

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Sept. 3 to approve a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist group. The resolution asked that San Francisco assess

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10 Sep 2019

State Senate to vote on gig worker bill this week

Scores of independent contractors across the job spectrum appear days away from becoming redefined as employees and securing better work benefits in California. State legislators are set to vote on

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10 Sep 2019

CSU to provide free legal immigration services

California State University announced Aug. 28 a plan to provide free immigration legal services to students and employees.  As part of this plan, attorneys, paralegals and accredited representatives will visit

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09 Sep 2019

Volleyball secures season opening sweep

SF State Women’s Volleyball team came away with a split decision on Friday in a two-game matchup on day one of this weekend’s Seaside Invitational at the Golden Gymnasium in

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09 Sep 2019

Women Gators Start Season with Draw in Denver

The women’s soccer team traveled over 1,250 miles for their opening season game against the Regis Rangers in Denver, resulting in a 1–1 draw.  Going in, head coach Brittany Cameron

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09 Sep 2019

Traffic safety measures introduced amid fatalities

Mayor London Breed announced a package of traffic safety projects Aug. 29 aimed at curbing the climbing number of vehicle-related fatalities on San Francisco streets this year. The safety measures,

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05 Sep 2019

Suspect arrested following University Park North burglary

The University Police Department arrested a male suspect this afternoon in relation to the residential burglary that took place in University Park North at approximately 3:15 a.m., Sept. 5. UPD

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03 Sep 2019

Mahoney: First woman president in SF State history

Lynn Mahoney was originally a U.S. historian with a Ph.D., gearing up to educate students about the record of the past. She expected to be on a traditional teaching path,

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