The right to bear arms is essential to our lasting freedom

May 13, 2014 Opinion

Welcome to the United States, home of beer, cheeseburgers, free speech and lots of guns. We also have an entire system of laws that protects our right to enjoy all four of these things. Our founding fathers believed that a citizen’s right to bear arms was important enough to be in our constitution. According to ...

News You Should Know: Week of April 14

April 14, 2014 1 Comment

Hello my future rulers of the world, and Happy Monday. My name is Andrew Cullen. I am the editor-in-chief over at Xpress. Today, I bring you what is to be the first of many articles of “News You Should Know,” a weekly news round-up for college kids. I know how hard it can be juggling ...

News you should know: Ukrainian Special

April 13, 2014

I’m going to assume you know about the crisis in Ukraine, but I’m going to assume you don’t really know what is going on. Let’s face it, no one really does. In an attempt to better understand this whole debacle myself, here is the short version of how we got to this cluster-fuck of a situation ...

President Wong decides against Tasers at SF State

February 10, 2014 News

SF State President Leslie Wong talks with Xpress staff about his decision not to arm University police officers with Tasers Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress In an exclusive meeting with Xpress, SF State President Leslie E. Wong said that he has decided not to arm University police officers with Tasers. “There ...

Rampant social injustice and inequality perpetuates chaos

January 30, 2014 Opinion

In the last few years our country has slid further into a state of distress, where some of the most devastating violence is being carried out by civilians and war is being waged by government entities. The country feared Christopher Dorner, mourned the death of Boston Marathon runners, prayed for Sandy Hook families, witnessed The ...

Potential environmental hazards close Science Building

January 10, 2014 News 1 Comment

The Science Building has been closed due to the discovery of potential environmental hazards that were found during a routine environmental health evaluation earlier this week. UPDATE: Environmental hazards are confirmed to be traces of mercury. The University closed the rooms this week to conduct further testing and have since identified other potential hazards. The ...

Taser debate sparks student protest

November 25, 2013 News 1 Comment

The escalation of the Taser debate resulted in a rally in Malcolm X Plaza Friday, where students protested against what they see as the silencing of student voice on campus. Protesters also spoke out against the auxiliary merger between Associated Students, Inc. and the Cesar Chavez Student Center that threatens the benefits for some SF ...

Students assemble to discuss Taser-use by police at SF State

November 14, 2013

[set_id=72157637685910014] [HTML1] Live streaming by Jasmin Taylor A group of more than 50 students organized in Malcolm X Plaza, Thursday night, to speak out against the proposition of SF State University Police Department (UPD) carrying Tasers. Students organized the event, but the audience was also comprised of ASI representatives and a few University staff members. ...

Edward Said mural turns 6 years old

November 8, 2013 13 Comments

[set_id=72157637620834436]  UPDATED: 11/12/2013 The Palestinian national anthem echoed through Jack Adams Hall last Thursday, as SF State hosted its sixth annual celebration of the campus’s mural honoring the late Edward Said, one of the most influential voices for the Palestinian struggle, and a strong advocator for peace in the Middle East. The Palestinian cultural mural, ...

Millenials lose themselves in flashy technology

November 5, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta Many associate my generation with its strong love of technology and apparent inability to pull itself away from a flashing screen. This is a misconception though. My generation does have an obsession, but it’s not with the screens themselves — it’s what’s on them. When you see someone on their phone, they ...

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

October 24, 2013 5 Comments

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a panel discussion on campus safety in Jack Adams Hall this afternoon, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers. With less than 20 students in the audience, Alejandro Garcia Ochoa said the panel was not effectively ...

Campus health center prepares for Obamacare enrollment

October 8, 2013 News

UPDATE: Today Covered California approved SF State’s Student Health Center to become a licensed Affordable Care Act enrollment entity, according to SF State’s lead health coordinator, Aimée Williams. “Now we have to find out the info and see what comes next,” Williams said. “How do we get trained and when can we get students in here; hopefully ...

Refugee aid should be extent of global involvement in Syria

September 24, 2013 Opinion

“The great tragedy of this century,” is the Syrian Civil War, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres. He is not referring to the 110,000 and rising casualties, but the scale of humanitarian devastation both in Syria and in the surrounding region. Three resolutions face the international community on how to handle ...

SF State professors weigh in on Syrian war

September 19, 2013 News

The United Nations announced Monday, that the Human Rights Commission will be investigating the 14 chemical weapon attacks, to find who is responsible for the war crimes. The U.N. has released an official report that shows “indisputable” evidence that chemical weapons were against civilians, according to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The U.N., however, will not confirm ...

Dorm security increases with 24-hour monitors

September 16, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635405953037] University housing officials increased security this semester adding a 24-hour door monitor to check all individuals prior to entering residence halls at SF State. The previous policies set by Residential Life required residence halls’ receptionists to check keys and IDs after 10 p.m. only, which went into effect after the removal and arrest of ...

9/8-9/14 Syria, deans, Palestine and fossil fuels

September 10, 2013 News

Open forum on post 9/11 and current Syria By Andrew Cullen Today, SF State will host the 12th Annual Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Post 9/11 World Affairs, a continuing forum that brings together SF State professors to discuss issues like U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. With the looming possibility of another U.S. military intervention in ...