Student activists join in on Berkeley protest against police brutality

December 11, 2014 News

Nearly 50 SF State students rallied in Malcolm X Plaza Monday before joining a mass march through the streets of Berkeley to protest recent police killings of unarmed black men. The rally was organized by SF State’s Black and Brown Liberation Coalition and focused on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, both killed ...

Earlier Black Friday openings push working students’ plans

November 28, 2014 News

While most people enjoyed traditional feasts and family gatherings this Thanksgiving, many retail workers had to compromise their plans to work during the Black Friday frenzy. Stores that were previously closed on the holiday, like Best Buy and Target, opened late Thanksgiving afternoon this year. SF State student Caesar Juarez has worked at the Macy’s ...

Mayoral canidate Joe Tuman poses for a photograph Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.Mayoral canidate Joe Tuman poses for a photograph Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

Professor juggles workload during bid for Oakland mayor

November 11, 2014 News 3 Comments

When professor Joseph “Joe” Tuman gave a lecture on the regulation of Internet content to a packed classroom, he offered no hint that he was also running for mayor of Oakland. But the communications professor, who has been teaching at SF State since 1987, spent the first part of the fall semester balancing these two ...

Measure E: More BS From the BOS

November 4, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

As San Francisco debates important issues like affordable housing and raising minimum wage, the Board of Supervisors is passionately pushing for a sales tax on sugary drinks known as Measure E. While the programs Measure E is earmarked to fund — physical and nutritional education of children — are political slam dunks, it should be ...

University debates controversial fees that could begin 2016

October 22, 2014 News

SF State students could face a student success fee on top of their tuition starting in 2016 if faculty, administration and the student body can all agree–and the governor is willing to approve it. The University’s Student Affairs Committee is considering the pros and cons of imposing a mandatory fee that would pay for extra ...

Mandi Yan (right) poses for a photo next to a MH-60S helicopter during a tour onboard the USS America Monday Oct. 13, 2014.

Civilians get a taste of naval life at annual Fleet Week

October 13, 2014 News

A sea of tourists, locals and military personnel crowded The Embarcadero this weekend for Fleet Week, where ship tours and the Blue Angels air show welcomed more than 2,000 military personnel to the city. With temperatures in the mid seventies, street performers and the occasional panhandler took advantage of the crowds, while vendors came out ...

AMCHA is too aggressive about anti-Semitism

October 1, 2014 Opinion 7 Comments

Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In them, the student posed with a knife and ranted about wanting to kill Israelis. Needless to say, he no longer attends SF State. Unfortunately, most ...

Christian club loses support and funding from CSU system

September 27, 2014 News 2 Comments

The California State University (CSU) system derecognized a campus Christian club and its statewide chapters at the start of the semester on the grounds of religious discrimination, denying them access to university funding, campus meeting space and tabling at campus events. The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship requires group leaders to identify as Christian and sign a ...

Thursday, Sept. 25, Hospitality and tourism major Amanda Hoang decides on a drink between classes at Healthy U in the Cezar Chavez Student Center.

Campus is divided over support of controversial anti-sugar measure

September 27, 2014 News

If a tax measure on the November ballot passes, SF State students will soon pay an extra fee for their favorite sugary beverages. Measure E, authored by Supervisor Scott Wiener, would put a two-cents-per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in San Francisco including sodas, sports drinks and some juices. Diet drinks, natural fruit juice and drinks ...

University plans to shift ownership of Cesar Chavez Student Center

May 13, 2014 News

SF State plans to shift control of the Cesar Chavez Student Center from an independent organization to the university’s corporate entity UCorp starting on June 30, a move that may threaten the employment of 125 student center employees, according to a union representative. According to Donna Olivera, a member of the Coalition to Stop Synergy ...

Ethnic studies cutbacks protested in campus rally

April 29, 2014 News

[HTML1] Ethnic studies may be in danger in California, according to CSU Students for Quality Education. Students and faculty gathered at a rally organized by SQE in front of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building April 23 to speak in favor of protecting the Ethnic Studies department. Several SF State students and professors vocalized why ...

Maintenance vehicle catches fire by Student Services

April 2, 2014 News

A firefighter puts out flames in the back of a maintenance vehicle next to SF State’s Student Services building Wednesday, April 2. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress    A maintenance vehicle caught fire shortly before noon on campus by the Student Services Building today, April 2. Corporal Velez of the UPD said that he ...

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors wants to control your life

March 31, 2014 Opinion

The Board of Supervisors is obsessed with every infinitesimal detail of our daily lives, to such an extent that goes beyond their job requirements and into controlling our day-to-day routines. If you don’t believe this, just look at the laws they’ve passed, or tried to pass, during the last few years. Several recently proposed bans and ...

ECO Students plans Earthbench by Thorton Hall

March 14, 2014 News

SF Lowell Highschool Outdoor Garden Classroom Year of The Water Dragon Earthbench. Started Fall 2012 and finished Spring 2013. Earthbench seats over 35 students and serves as an outdoor classroom for Lowell’s educational garden. Photo courtesy of Brennan Blazer Bird / Special to Xpress The Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECO Students) has plans to ...

Driver blacks out on Lake Merced Blvd, car overturned

March 6, 2014 News 2 Comments

A police officer investigates the scene after a driver blacked out and flipped their car on Lake Merced Boulevard between Font Boulevard and Higuera Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress Around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, a motorist on Lake Merced Blvd. blacked out while driving, according ...

City supervisors seek College Democrats’ endorsement

March 4, 2014 News 1 Comment

Two San Francisco Supervisors seek student endorsement in their campaign to represent San Francisco in the state Assembly. Both District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and District 9 Supervisor David Campos recently met with the SF State College Democrats in February with the hope of being endorsed by the College Democrats in March. The group’s support will give that supervisor an advantage, ...

“Queer Your Rights” conference educates LGBT students on rights for housing, employment

February 21, 2014 News

[set_id=72157641286296534] The Queer Resource Center put on the first “Queer Your Rights” conference last Thursday in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center. The event was hosted by the Queer Resource Center, in conjunction with the Legal Resource Center, and ASI. Its  purpose was to educate students in the LGBT community about the legal rights and resources that are ...

Gym locker rooms will get a $2.1 million renovation over Summer 2014

February 7, 2014 News

The $2.1 million renovations will make improvements to the gym and the 60 year old locker rooms. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress   The SF State gymnasium and its locker rooms will undergo a $2.1 million renovation starting at the end of the Spring 2014 semester. The extreme makeover, which includes improvements to the locker ...