SF State student earns dream internship on Capitol Hill

May 8, 2013 Life News

Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly referred to Margaux Curcuru’s career pursuit as foreign policy. Curcuru’s education and internship were in fact focused in the judiciary and international law. The article has since been corrected to reflect those facts. Margaux Curcuru looks starry-eyed as she roams the hallways of the HSS Building and ...

Miss Black California Brijet Finister dispels stereotypes of pageantry

May 9, 2012 Life

Growing up, Brijet Finister had been deemed too thin, too beautiful, too smart, or too successful, but never just right. Back then, this bothered her immensely, but during her college career she has embraced her strengths and lives in two seemingly opposing worlds: She mixes textbooks and tiaras. Finister, a 21-year-old SF State English major, is ...

Suicide: Warning signs and resources

April 9, 2012

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the more of these symptoms a person shows, the greater the risk. The following warning signs are associated with suicide: Talking about wanting to die Displaying extreme mood swings Feeling isolated or withdrawing from social environments Seeking ways to ...

VIDEO: What are your Spring Break plans?

March 23, 2012 Life 2 Comments

Xpress editors hit the mean streets of SF State to find out what students have planned for Spring Break. From flying to Puerto Rico to getting shoulder surgery, students have of variety of activities planned for the break. Edited and produced by Gil Riego Jr., Nelson Estrada and Juan De Anda

SF State creative writing professor Stacy Doris dies of cancer

March 7, 2012 4 Comments

Stacy Doris, an SF State creative writing professor known for her experimental poems and lectures, died Jan. 31 of complications from cancer. She was 49 years old. Doris was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, a rare and deadly malignant cancer of smooth, involuntary muscles, in December 2009 and underwent several operations and radiation therapies to only fall ...

VIDEO: Faculty and students discuss Day of Action

February 29, 2012

As the March 1 Day of Action approaches, SF State faculty and students discuss the issues that have motivated them to participate in this national movement. Students for Quality Education, or SQE, is a student-run component of the California Faculty Association that advocates for student rights in public higher education. Three students from SQE sat down ...

Campus crime update: Theft, a hit-and-run and elevator vandalism

February 20, 2012

A Pirate’s Life  A female student reported her vehicle was burglarized while parked on 19th Avenue Feb. 15. Presumably, the robber was so obsessed with pirates in the urban jungle that he captured and ran off with $130 worth of booty from the woman’s car. A lesson to everyone, never assume that your pirated Madonna ...

Occupy SFSU discusses Day of Action plans at General Assembly

February 3, 2012 News

Occupy SFSU had its first General Assembly Meeting of the new year Feb. 2, in front of the library. The only large items the group approved were the creation of a work committee to plan SF State’s actions for participating in the March 1 Day of Action protests and to create a support group to ...

SF State alumnus dies in roadside car accident

January 31, 2012 Life News

Garret Davis, beloved father, devoted police officer and SF State alum, died tragically Jan. 21 when his patrol car was rear-ended and burst into flames, according to the Honolulu Police Department. He had stopped his car on Interstate Hawaiian I to help a couple in a stalled vehicle. He was 28 years old. The 41-year-old ...

SF State student Amanda Gomez wins big on "Fear Factor"

January 24, 2012 Life 2 Comments

Strapped to a flying helicopter while plunging into a burst of explosions, diving into motor oil sludge, eating live scorpions and being chained in front of a cement truck while it’s ramming into obstacles are stunts usually designed, executed and supervised by trained professionals. They should not be attempted by just anyone, anywhere, anytime. But ...

Redefining what it means to be a virgin

January 20, 2012 Opinion

Between all the oohhing, awwing, groaning and groping I never thought that me jerking off to Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba was when I lost my “virginity” back in middle school. Did it happen when I received oral sex in high school? I still considered myself a virgin at the time. Or was it finally “officially” lost when I ...

SF State students disprove autism stereotypes

January 19, 2012

Scott Rich studies hard, is passionate in class and has an encyclopedia of a mind that stores statistics, geographic knowledge and all sorts of trivia, and yet he will never be considered normal by society. Rich is a 29-year-old SF State graduate student and he has autism. Like many others with mental disorders, people with autism are ...

VIDEO: CSU professors work multiple jobs to make ends meet

December 5, 2011

There’s more to being a teacher than time spent in the classroom — there are office hours, lesson planning and grading assignments, and that’s not even considering the various committees they may choose to be on. For some, being a professor at SF State requires big sacrifices. And some are being forced to sacrifice even more ...

VIDEO: SF State CFA members speak their minds

November 9, 2011 Life News 1 Comment

Xpress editor Juan De Anda and photographer Cynthia Waters hit the streets to find out what SF State professors say they hope to accomplish through the informational picketing which took place on the corner of 19th and Holloway avenues Nov. 8. Edited by Juan De Anda and video by Cynthia Waters.

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SF State women and gender studies department celebrates forty years

November 1, 2011 News

In the tumult of the late 1960s, a clash of movements ranging from faculty strikes to the Native American occupation of the island of Alcatraz sent San Francisco into a whirlwind of change. As part of the aftermath, the SF State women and gender studies department was born. The program recently turned 40 years old ...

Family fights to keep hope alive in search for missing SF State alumna

August 23, 2011 1 Comment

UPDATE:  Suspect Giselle Esteban appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today on the charge of murdering nursing student Michelle Le, but Judge Gary Picetti ordered Esteban to return Sept. 28 to finalize her defense representation. Esteban was arrested two weeks ago in her Union City home although the body hadn’t been found. On Sept. 17,, ...

Oil tax would help fund higher education

May 18, 2011 News 1 Comment

Oil is often associated with exploding geysers of black gold in the hands of a wealthy few, but with Assembly Bill 1326, a shower of revenue may begin to fall into the funding of the higher education system. Approval of AB 1326 would provide a 12.5 percent oil and natural extraction severance tax to fund ...