The Taser debate should stop, says Xpress news editor

November 12, 2013 Opinion 5 Comments

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta The entire dispute over Tasers is ridiculous and needs to end so we can move on to more important things. SF State President Leslie E. Wong should drop any pretense of caring what students think and simply announce to the campus community that the University Police Department is arming its’ officers ...

University replaces 3,000 locks after loss of master keys

November 7, 2013 News

The entire block of housing units in University Park North and the Towers at Centennial Square were re-keyed last week after two master keys opening about 3,000 resident’s doors were reported stolen Monday, Oct. 28, according to University officials. The University responded to the crisis and managed to re-key all the affected apartments and dorm ...

Missing Towers and UPN master key places hundreds of residents at risk

October 29, 2013 News

[set_id=72157637109792654] A master key that opens doors to every apartment and dorm room in University Park North (UPN) and the Towers at Centennial Square is missing after a theft, SF State officials announced Monday. The University Park North contains at least 697 unfurnished apartments and additional furnished apartments. The Towers at Centennial Square houses 588 students, ...

The end of the BART strike frees Bay Area from commuting stress

October 22, 2013

The BART strike is over and the 30,000 students, faculty and staff at SF State, along with the rest of the Bay Area, can finally rest easy knowing trains will keep running. The announcement Monday of a tentative agreement between BART unions and management brought an end to months of arguments between the two sides ...

SF State endures day one of BART strike

October 18, 2013

Friday, commuters across the Bay Area awoke to the painful realization that this was day one of a BART strike. Union representatives announced Thursday night their employees would walk off the job after a 28-hour marathon negotiation ended at an impasse. Both sides traded jabs Friday and accused the other side of being at fault ...

BART strike approaches: Walkout at midnight

October 17, 2013 News 1 Comment

BART trains will not run Friday after unions announced their intention to strike earlier today after a marathon 30-hour bargaining session. Talks between labor and management negotiators broke down and the federal mediator, George Cohen, headed home after failing to bring the two sides together. The strike will start at midnight. After both sides agreed to ...

Transit talks continue to threaten students’ commutes

October 15, 2013 News

SF State students and faculty, along with the rest of the Bay Area, anxiously await the outcome of the BART negotiations as labor talks continue to drag on and commuters consider alternate transit options. Meanwhile, the University continues to make contingency plans for students caught in the middle of the transit labor struggle. “Knowing the ...

BART strike threatens students’ Friday commute

October 8, 2013 News

As labor talks continue between BART management and its unions, commuters across the Bay Area look for different ways to commute — and that includes SF State students like 24-year-old Danielle Hodge, biology major. Hodge is one of more than 400,000 daily BART riders whose daily commute is threatened by the ongoing labor talks, as unions ...

CSU Chancellor White tours SF State

September 4, 2013

CSU Chancellor Timothy White attended an SF State faculty reception Tuesday followed by a free reception for students at the Village on Centennial Square Courtyard outside Subway for a meet and greet on campus. The Chancellor is visiting SF State this week as part of his tour of the California State University system and all of its ...

Bay Bridge closes for rest of holiday weekend

August 28, 2013

The San Francisco Bay Bridge will be closed this week from Wednesday night at 8 p.m. until Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. causing traffic nightmares for residents and SF State students commuting to school across the Bay. The closure during Labor Day weekend is part of the $6.4 billion project to replace the eastern span ...

CCSF’s accreditation crisis affects potential transfers

August 27, 2013 1 Comment

Like the other 80,000 students at City College of San Francisco, 21-year-old Giselle Rouede had faith that her school would remain open so she took time off from her education to join the National Guard reserves. After completing her training as an Aviation Operations Specialist, she returned to City College to complete her general education ...

Xpress recommends these San Francisco summer destinations

May 25, 2013 Life

Now that the stress from finals is finally over, SF State students may wonder what to do with their free time this summer. Across campus students are packing up their dorm rooms and apartments, checking out summer jobs and trying to decide how to spend the next three months. Before heading for the hills, check out ...

Theft at Stonestown leads to arrests on campus

May 22, 2013

Two people were arrested on SF State campus yesterday afternoon after they stole a laptop from a mall shopper, then fled to campus, according to University authorities. Three people stole the laptop from a shopper near the Apple Store in Stonestown Galleria, then fled the scene in a Honda. The trio drove to Holloway Avenue at ...

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

May 17, 2013 News 23 Comments

[HTML7] [HTML6] SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of “police brutality” during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary Ward Hall last night. The group of approximately 50 protesters held signs that read “End Police Brutality” and “SFPD Used Excessive Force on Mary Ward ...