Get your winter started off right with some local holiday fun

December 19, 2014 Life

SF State experiences a severe drop in population during the winter when everyone goes home for winter break. But if you’ve got job obligations, decided to take winter classes, or don’t celebrate Christmas, you might be among the group of students who are looking for ways to engage the holiday spirit away from home. For ...

The SF State University Chorus performing in the 13th annual Harvest Concert at Lakeside Church Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.

Harvest Concert showcases SF State choruses’ semester-long training

November 16, 2014 Life

Amid winter colds and midterms, four SF State vocal groups have trained all semester for a harvest concert where they performed their skills for charity. The concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church last Thursday featured four vocal groups: the Women’s Chorus, Chamber Singers, the University Chorus and an independent SF State-based student group of voice students called Vocal Point. Penny Bloomenthal, a staff member ...

Phil Shaheen of the Tijuana Panthers performs at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

Local musicians keep it creepy at The Depot

November 1, 2014 Life

The Depot flooded with excited fans during their 3-band show the day before Halloween. The lineup included The She’s, Banshee Boardwalk and Tijuana Panthers. All three groups pulled an impressive crowd to the front and received steady cheers, applause and waving from the audience. Many fans showed up to the venue ready for the costume contest ...

Campus offers a portal to the past with a collection of decades old items

October 26, 2014 News

A new exhibit is bringing a hidden timeline of artifacts from SF State’s performance history to J. Paul Leonard Library this October. The exhibit, titled That’s Entertainment, runs from Oct. 10 to Jan. 30 and showcases a series of photos and items curated by the University archives on the fourth floor. The oldest article featured ...

Eva Treadway plays with her band, Big Range and the Rangers at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress.

Music and Giants fans celebrate together at the Depot

October 19, 2014 Life

Fans merged last Thursday night when students celebrating the Giants win blended with concertgoers enjoying a four-band show at The Depot. The room took an hour to fill up completely as people filtered in from the pub to see what all the music was about. The first band, Big Range and the Rangers, enjoyed a ...

The CSU system promise to install more gender-neutral bathrooms

October 15, 2014 Opinion

This month, University of California President Janet Napolitano pledged to make several single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral on all ten UC campuses in an attempt to make the campus more LGBTQ friendly. Shouldn’t California State Universities be following suit? Inside Higher Ed, a college-based news site, states that UC graduate student workers forged an agreement that establishes ...

Sweethearts Kingston Faraday and Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, both actors in the film "Black is Blue," attend Queer Shorts, a screening of SF State faculty and alumni films on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in the Coppola Theater.

LGBTQ short films honor the strength in coming out

October 14, 2014 Life

SF State faculty and alumni received heartfelt gratitude from the audience after showcasing their short LGBTQ films during a screening in honor of National Coming Out Day. “Queer Shorts” was a two-hour screening of short films hosted by the Cinema Department in commemoration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11. All five films were ...