Xpress remembers Stephen Guillermo, Nov. 27, 1987 – May 3, 2014

May 14, 2014 News

UPDATE: SF State will award Stephen Guillermo a posthumous degree in international relations this summer, the University announced in a press release. Guillermo, who was shot and killed entering the wrong apartment May 3, was just a few units away from receiving his degree, according to Mary Ann Begley in the press release. Stephen Guillermo, an ...

Family seeks justice after slaying of son, SF State student

May 14, 2014 News

Family and friends of Stephen Guillermo, an SF State student who was shot and killed after mistakenly entering the wrong apartment, urged the District Attorney this week to investigate the incident and press a murder charge on the shooter.  Starting last Wednesday, family and friends staged a three-day-long protest outside San Francisco’s Hall of Justice, ...

VIDEO: Potentially habitable planet found by SF State professor

April 23, 2014 News 1 Comment

[HTML1] A team of astronomers including an SF State professor have discovered the first Earth-size planet that may harbor liquid water in our galaxy’s coveted habitable zone. SF State physics and astronomy Professor Stephen Kane helped in the discovery of planet Kepler-186f which is 500 light-years away and roughly the same size as Earth. The ...

Five ways to increase your iPhone’s battery life

April 19, 2014 2 Comments

Apple’s iPhone is chock-full of useful features, but there might be some you don’t need that may be eating away at your battery life. Here are some little-known features and tips that can help make your device last longer. Jessica Christian / Xpress 1) Turn Off Background App Refresh Background App Refresh allows applications to ...

Murder trial of SF State student could begin this year

March 27, 2014 News

The trial of a San Francisco man charged with murdering an SF State student last September could begin by the end of this year, prosecutors said Thursday. Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, allegedly shot SF State sophomore Justin Valdez, 20, on Sept. 23, 2013, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. A slender and inexpressive Thephakaysone appeared ...

SF State students join Venezuelan anti-government demonstrators

February 23, 2014 News

[set_id=72157641443758544] SF State students linked hands with hundreds of demonstrators to form a human chain on the Golden Gate Bridge today in solidarity for mass anti-government protests in Venezuela that have plunged the South American country into turmoil. Around 300 people marched across the Golden Gate Bridge, dressed in all white, or the red, yellow and ...

Astronomy professor discovers planet outside Solar System

February 4, 2014 News 3 Comments

Dr. Stephen Kane, assistant professor in the physics and astronomy department, has discovered approximately 50 different planets and recently discovered an exoplanet outside of the Solar System. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Dr. Stephen Kane is a collector. His obsession isn’t with coins or stamps that sit on his mantle — it’s with planets ...

Science Building closure sends students to Annex

January 27, 2014 News

Students of the biology 100 class meet in the Annex located near Lake Merced Boulevard due to the recent closure of the Science Building. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Students taking science classes at SF State were relocated to other areas on campus on the first day of the Spring 2014 semester after the ...

CSU introduces new online course enrollment

November 5, 2013 News 1 Comment

California State University students can enroll in online courses at universities across the state under a new program this fall that looks to increase access to high demand classes and keep students on track to graduate. The CSU system’s pilot program known as Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment includes 36 courses, three of which SF State offers. ...

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting pleads not guilty

October 2, 2013

Nikhom Thephakaysone pled not guilty to three felony counts including the alleged murder of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez today at his arraignment. He is being detained without bail. SFPD arrested Thephakaysone, Sept. 24 in connection to a shooting that killed Valdez.  He also faces charges for assault with a deadly weapon and possession of an illegal ...

Suspect in Justin Valdez shooting faces murder charges

September 27, 2013 2 Comments

The alleged shooter of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez faces three felony charges including murder, and is being held without bail, the San Francisco District Attorney’s office announced today in a press release. Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of an illegal assault weapon. “Due to witnesses and ...

SF State, friends and family remember Justin Valdez at candlelight vigil

September 27, 2013

[set_id=72157635960529643] SF State students, professors, friends and family met to remember recently deceased student Justin Valdez at a candlelight vigil yesterday night atop Cesar Chavez Student Center. “He was fearless. He didn’t fear life,” said Valdez’s older sister Jessica Labidi. Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head Monday night ...

SF State student Justin Valdez shot and killed in Ingleside

September 25, 2013 5 Comments

UPDATE: Medical examiners have confirmed with Xpress the 20-year-old male victim was SF State sophomore Justin Valdez. San Francisco police have released footage of a homicide suspect taken prior to a shooting that left one man dead Monday. According to police, an unidentified 20-year-old male was shot in the back of the head Monday at 9:49 ...

Trey Songz woos Bay Area college students at free concert

September 17, 2013 Life

R&B’s “Mr. Steal Yo Girl,” otherwise known as Trey Songz, didn’t have to steal any young women at his back-to-school free performance. Still, Trey Songz managed to satisfy the mostly female audience with a stellar performance that rivaled a paid show. Amazon Student and Pandora co-sponsored the Aug. 15 event at the Fox Theater in ...

New 24-hour vending machine provides students with convenience goods

September 10, 2013 News

[set_id=72157635470969875] With items like condoms and aspirin in addition to a variety of foods and drinks, the new Shop 24 vending machine is bringing the luxury of a convenience store to students on campus. The new machine, which is located on campus between the Administration Building and the J. Paul Leonard Library, is open 24 ...

Leak found in Creative Arts Building

September 4, 2013

A small leak from a water pipe was discovered in the Creative Arts Building earlier today forcing SF State to shut off the water and close the restrooms inside the building momentarily, officials said. The leak, which occurred in an administrative lounge in Creative Arts building room 251, was discovered around noon by Administrative Assistant ...