Letter from the editor

February 28, 2018 Opinion

Xpress, at its best, seeks out diversity in stories and celebrates exceptional individuals on campus –– an homage to San Francisco State University’s long-standing history of activism and advocacy. We are conscientious of the nuances each story requires and thus push for fair and equitable reporting. Our mission as a campus publication is to offer ...

Young activist gives voice to the voiceless through social media

October 4, 2017 Life

Despite the heavy emotional toll, 21-year-old Chicana activist and poet Christabel Ramirez continues to navigate through the volatile political climate and her struggle of being the voice for the voiceless. By her own standards, Ramirez, a SF State Latino/a studies major, was raised by a traditional Mexican family in San Leandro, California and struggled in ...

The Paleta Man: symbol of unity at ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ rally

May 2, 2017 News

At the foot of San Francisco City Hall, “A Day Without Immigrants” marchers, activists and allies rallied around an unconventional symbol for immigrant worker rights: the paleta man. Just before 3 p.m. at the May Day immigrant workers strike, a San Francisco park ranger doled out citations to two ice cream vendors, known as paleta ...

School shooting in San Bernardino

April 10, 2017 News 1 Comment

A school shooting in San Bernardino Monday ended with two adults and one student dead, confirmed San Bernardino police chief. The shooting took place a short distance away from the location of the 2015 attack. Police Chief Jarrod Burguan tweeted that the classroom shooting at North Park Elementary School is believed to be a murder-suicide. ...

Trump responds to Syrian chemical weapons attack with 59 tomahawk missiles

April 7, 2017 News

President Trump launched airstrikes in Syria late Thursday evening in response to a chemical weapons attack allegedly ordered by the Syrian government on its own people. “It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” Trump said from his Mar-a-Lago ...

SF State students wary of approved CSU tuition hike

March 29, 2017

Many SF State students are worried about the future and affordability of their education after the California State University system Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike, despite systemwide student protests. Associated Students Inc. encouraged students to write testimonials and take a bus ride down to Long Beach, home to the CSU system ...

Japanese Americans see history repeating itself

March 15, 2017 News

Seventy-five years after the issue of Executive Order 9066, Asian Americans fear the rhetoric that led to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II is experiencing a revival, scapegoating a new vulnerable group: Muslim Americans. Despite this dark stain on American history, the continued hate and abuse toward immigrants and Muslim Americans has ...

City Hall plans to create transgender district

March 8, 2017 News

Supervisor Jane Kim stood on the steps of City Hall in early February and introduced legislation to transform a six-block stretch in the San Francisco Tenderloin into the nation’s first government-sponsored transgender district. “The idea is to create a safe space to bring out the history of the transgender community in the Tenderloin,” says Barbara ...

San Francisco businesses stand with “A Day Without Immigrants” strike

February 16, 2017 Multimedia News

Businesses all over San Francisco are showing support for their immigrant workforce by closing their doors in participation of “A Day Without Immigrants.” The protest follows President Donald Trump’s pledge to deport undocumented immigrants, build a wall along Mexico’s borders and ban immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. “Bay Area immigrants contribute $210B/year to ...

SF State alumna arrested for White House “RESIST” banner

January 28, 2017 News 1 Comment

Environmental activists who hung the “RESIST” banner visible above the White House early Wednesday morning were released from police custody Thursday evening. Demonstrators climbed a 270-foot crane at the construction site for the new headquarters of the finance and mortgage company Fannie Mae in response to President Trump’s decision to move forward in the construction ...