Muni improvements assure faster commute for students

April 28, 2015 News 2 Comments

Additional reporting done by Steve Calderon  As the Municipal Transit Agency service improvements rolled out across the city Saturday, SF State sophomore Andrea Rios said she waited nearly half an hour at the intersection of 19th and Holloway avenues for the 28 bus to arrive. The changes are part of Muni Forward, a campaign to improve service for some ...

Alumni remembered after deaths by Oakland fire

March 29, 2015 News

When SF State alumnus Daniel “Moe” Thomas and his roommate Davis Letona walked into a room, friends said they brought a sense of tenderness and intellect with them. Those who knew them remember them for their creativity, intelligence, and immense love for other people. Letona, 27, and Thomas, 36, were killed in a three-alarm blaze ...

Two incidents of indecent exposure reported to University police

March 13, 2015 News

An incident of indecent exposure at University Park North Wednesday was reported to the University Police Department, according to an SF State email alert. The indecent exposure is the second of two reported on off-campus housing to the University Police Department within two days. In the most recent incident, a female victim said she witnessed ...

Health Center provides females with new birth control option through IUDs

January 28, 2015 News 1 Comment

SF State introduced intrauterine devices as a birth control option offered to female students on Jan. 5, making spring 2015 the first semester the service is available. Student Health Services is equipped to insert the thumb-sized devices, brand named Mirena, which prevent pregnancy with a 99 percent effectiveness for up to five years. The health center will also offer ParaGard, an ...

Community celebrates the life of beloved professor

January 8, 2015 News

Amidst civil war in the African country of Angola, Patricia Thornton partnered with native refugees and warriors in their fight for independence in the 1970s. Thornton’s commitment to the cause touched the hearts of those in the community, leading them to bestow her the name “Chinosole,” meaning “That to which we aspire but is difficult to achieve… freedom,” ...

Film screening highlights health risks of cellphone use

December 13, 2014 News

When an award-winning Bay Area filmmaker heard that a fellow graduate student’s father had developed a brain tumor after years of cellphone use, he asked himself if there could be a relationship between the two. “I was curious to answer that question,” said Kevin Kunze, the director and editor of an investigative documentary that explores the ...

SF State honors staff and alumni that have passed away from AIDS on National AIDS day Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Each flag represents a person who has passed, and around the perimeter are signs bearing some of their names. Helen Tinna/Xpress.

Lives lost by HIV/AIDS commemorated with thousands of flags in quad

December 2, 2014 News

In observance of World AIDS Day, SF State student groups rolled out a series of events on campus Monday to commemorate the lives lost to the disease and educate students. The 2014 theme, Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free generation marked the event’s 26th run. “The diagnosis of HIV or AIDS used to be a death ...

Panel comes together for transgender day of remembrance

November 20, 2014 News 1 Comment

At three years old, Mitch Hymowitz told his parents that his penis was growing and that he couldn’t wait to get older and be a man. His parents fired back by reminding him that he was born a girl. “My whole life has just been conformity,” Hymowitz said. “Conforming to femininity and gender roles and ...

Working in retail instills valuable traits in college students

November 19, 2014 Opinion

As the holiday season fast approaches, any student working in retail knows the perils of trying to keep up with the pace of customer and managerial demands. Some say the job is easy, people working these jobs know better. However, working in retail instills important values in college students by exposing them to real life ...

Wendy Bloom, Campus Planner points to a before and after illustration at her computer of the wellness center is being built at SF State at Font and Lake Merced Boulevards Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The center will open in 2018, free for SF States and a fee for faculty. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.

Future wellness center named after alumni donor

October 16, 2014 News

Funding for a new performing arts center will be redirected to construct a $86 million recreation and wellness center, which was recently named after the donor who contributed the largest individual primary gift to the University. Associated Students Inc. confirmed Oct.1 that the school’s future Recreation and Wellness Center would be named after SF State ...

University continues international partnerships following trip to China

October 1, 2014 News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong signed a letter of intent to build a partnership between a Chinese university and the College of Business Sept. 24, marking another presidential visit this year to create partnerships with foreign institutions. “This is the beginning of developing a new partnership between our universities based on friendship,” Wong said at ...

Supporters and members of SF State's General Union of Palestine Students, as well as general onlookers, listen to speakers during a gathering to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Malcom X Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

GUPS remembers lives lost in 1980s Shatila massacre

September 30, 2014 News 1 Comment

The General Union of Palestine Students paid tribute to victims of the 1982 Sabra and the Shatila massacre, an act they hold Israel responsible for, as Israeli student groups stood steps away on campus Tuesday. “We’re here to commemorate the loss of life,” said GUPS President Lubna Morrar of the spoken word, dancing and hip-hop ...

Associate professor’s research ties schizophrenia to a lack of motivation

September 3, 2014 News 1 Comment

A study by an associate professor of psychology recently affirmed a link between individuals with schizophrenia and motivation deficiency, yet proposed that patients could still accomplish meaningful goals by breaking apart large tasks. “The reason why we are interested in this is because it affects a person’s quality of life,” said David Gard associate professor ...