10 May 2013

Small businesses succeed more often in San Francisco

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Co-owner of Citi Pets, Barbara Werger, stands in front of the store at West Portal Avenue on Monday, May 6, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa /

03 May 2013

Typhoid alert issued for Stonestown Nordstrom Cafe customers

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Customers pass a Cafe Nordstrom sign as they exit the store on Friday May 3, 2013. A food handler of the cafe has recently been diagnosed

26 Apr 2013

SF State bribe scheme defendants plead, "Not guilty"

  [caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”People gathered in front of the court room entrance before the arraignment of former SF State Director Robert Shearer and Chemical Hazardous Materials Technology owner

22 Apr 2013

Thousands gathered at Hippie Hill for 420 celebration

[HTML1] On 420, an annual, unofficial holiday celebrating the cannabis plant, many marijuana enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite herb — by smoking it. This year it was no different.

16 Apr 2013

Trojan alleviates tax season stress in SF

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Chris "Six" Nguyen from San Francisco attended the free vibrator event hosted by Trojan at The Box in SOMA on Friday, April 12, 2013. Photo by

09 Apr 2013

Distracted drivers provoke crackdown on statewide enforcement

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="A driver talks on the phone while driving on Dolores Street in San Francisco on Monday, April 8 2013. Photo by Andy Sweet / Xpress"][/caption] Sneaking

03 Apr 2013

New legislation to expand buffer zone around Planned Parenthood clinics

If proposed legislation becomes law, women in San Francisco may get the chance to walk into Planned Parenthood clinics without having to wade through a sea of protesters. Supervisor David

22 Mar 2013

CA program connects low-income, homeless populations with free cell phones

[caption id=”attachment_42933″ align=”alignnone” width=”800″ caption=”Leah texts on her Net 10 track phone at the entrance of Golden Gate Park on Stanyan and Haight Street on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Leah

17 Mar 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade attracts hundreds for celebration

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Tom Anderson, a member of South of Market Boys, hands a flower out to a SFPD officer during Saturday's annual St. Patrick's Day parade in San

11 Mar 2013

Bay Area Tibetan groups march in solidarity with the Tibetan National Uprising

[HTML1] Lhamo Wangden, an SF State senior studying hospitality and business administration, is Tibetan and proud. So, when it was announced that Bay Area Tibetan groups would be hosting political

08 Mar 2013

Earthquake study warns SF of increasing risk

During the first 10 years of the 21st century, earthquakes around the world claimed the lives of at least 700,000 people, while earthquake-related deaths in the 20th century topped out

21 Feb 2013

CCSF students occupy Conlan Hall in protest to accreditation process

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Nora Spalholz carries a banner during a march to the Chancellor's office at City College of San Francisco. Students have four demands for Chancellor Thelma Scott-Skillman

20 Feb 2013

Same-sex couples arrested at Valentine's Day protest at City Hall

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Robin McGehee, a founder of GetEQUAL, shouts a chant after getting arrested for a planned civil disobedience after being refused a marriage license at City Hall

15 Feb 2013

One Billion Rising moves SF to dance for awareness

[HTML1] On Feb. 14 — the day otherwise known as Valentine’s Day — people all around the world chose to dance for domestic abuse awareness. Hundreds of people gathered in

12 Feb 2013

Nudity ban ignites protest, fuels opposition to supervisor's seat

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Natalie Mandeau stands in the front of San Francisco City Hall on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 as part of a nude protest held in response to

06 Feb 2013

Measure to rename SFO to Harvey Milk could go to ballot

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Mitch Armstrong waits for the rest of his crew at the SFO Airport's international terminal on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. SFO may soon be changed to

28 Jan 2013

Muni employees rack up $100,000 in overtime hours

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”For the 2011-12 fiscal year, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees made more than $100,000 in overtime alone and plans are now in the works to

11 Dec 2012

Student evaluations impact teachers' tenure track

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Treya Winfield, journalism major minoring in philosophy, participates in a professor evaluation. Photo by Tearsa Joy Hammock / Xpress"][/caption] Students have the power to determine the

27 Nov 2012

Freshmen opt for romantic relationships rather than hookups

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Maria Duong, right, a second-year student, sits on Matthew McGrath's lap, left, a third-year student, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday Nov 26, 2012. They

13 Nov 2012

'Ocha Zanmai' conference fosters awareness of Japanese, Korean tea ceremonies

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Jung Mee Ahn demonstrates a Korean tea ceremony at the San Francisco International Conference on Chanoyu and Tea Cultures held at SF State, Saturday, Nov. 10,

07 Nov 2012

Genderqueer community at SF State breaks gender labels

[caption id=”” align=”alignright” width=”256″ caption=”Jess Nguyen is one of many SF State students who identifies as genderqueer, or someone who considers themselves to have a gender that is neither male

06 Nov 2012

VIDEO: First-time voter expresses excitement over Election Day

Freshman Karina Banuelos votes for the first time, after four years of being invested in the Obama campaign. Banuelos is a sociology major, working her way through school. She believes

06 Nov 2012

BECA senior Danny Myers looks for love in 'Bad Girls Club' spinoff

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Danny Myers, a senior broadcast and electronic communications art major, is a contestant on the Oxygen network's reality show "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too,"

30 Oct 2012

Puzzle questions test job applicants' mental reflexes during hiring process

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Chris Wright, an assistant professor of psychology at SF State, has been researching how people react to being asked brain teasers during job interviews. Photo by

24 Oct 2012

Prop. 38 prioritizes K-12 funding but leaves higher education behind

College students need to be wary of where they place their vote for education this November, with competing propositions that could result in both a higher income tax and a

16 Oct 2012

Lack of state funds places more emphasis on scholarship funding

[caption id=”attachment_34433″ align=”alignnone” width=”528″ caption=”In the 2007-08 year, tuition fees and other support made up 36 percent of University funding, while state support made up 64 percent. The 2012-13 year

02 Oct 2012

New bill requires Cal State University trustees to discuss tuition hikes with students

Come Jan. 1, California State University trustees are required to consult with and justify tuition fee hikes to students. Assembly Bill 970, by Assemblyman Paul Fong, D-Cupertino, requires CSU and

25 Sep 2012

Employee Assistance Program to offer SF State staff workplace counseling

Employee Assistance Program information sessions Eat Right, Live Well: Oct. 30 in Library Room 121 from 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m. Holiday Safety and Welness: Nov.

20 Sep 2012

UPDATE: Third case of chickenpox reported at SF State

UPDATE 8:15 p.m., Sept. 20: The director of Student Health Services reported a third case of chickenpox today in an email addressed to student residents. This is the second case

19 Sep 2012

SF State to debut community garden during Sustainability Day Oct. 24

[caption id=”attachment_31344″ align=”alignnone” width=”703″ caption=”David Wentworth-Thrasher, the sustainability coordinator for the Physical Planning & Development department, works with a volunteer group of SF State students and faculty to help relocate

14 Sep 2012

Local construction worker union pickets SF State's hiring choice of non-union company

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”Members of Laborers' Local 261 picketed at the area where the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts once stood at the corner of Font Boulevard and

04 Sep 2012

Princeton Review awards SF State perfect green score

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”640″ caption=”A fuel cell project, in collaboration with PG&E, located behind the gym at SF State uses recovered waste heat from the fuel cell in order to