As contract negotiations between the California Faculty Association and the California State University drag into the 22nd month and teachers have called into question the direction the system is heading, one word continues to strike a chord with students: privatization.
In recent years, as the cost of tuition has increased at an exponential rate, many classes,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="E. Maxwell Davis, center, an assistant professor of human development at California State University, East Bay, waves at passing cars while striking on the campus on Nov. 17, 2011. The California Faculty Association called for the statewide strike to protest budget
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Proposition 8 was found to be unconstitutional by the
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While some search through the supermarket in pursuit of
The National Transportation Safety Board released an accident report that blames Pacific Gas and Electric for the San Bruno fire that resulted in death, injury and destruction last September.
"Our investigation revealed that for years, PG and E exploited weaknesses in a lax system of oversight,"
Nearly 50 protesters swarmed around Civic Center BART station and proceeded to walk up Market St. to Powell, Montgomery, and Embarcadero stations between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday, marking the third organized BART protest in what may be a weekly occurrence until the demands of the
East Los Angeles, with its graffiti-lined streets cluttered with cars in its high afternoon sun, known to be dangerous at nightfall, created a rough environment growing up for liberal studies major Edith Ramirez.
But from a young age, Edith's single mother and aunt pushed her and
With increasing tuition costs and a difficult job market, the prospect of going to college is a challenge unlike ever before.
But SF Promise, a group that aims to ease the difficulty by placing middle school students on the college track, is ensuring acceptance into SF
Political leaders are not always known for having the best moments in speech-making history — yes we know you didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, Mr. Clinton, and yes thank you Dan Quayle for letting us know that space is almost infinite. Nonetheless, it
As classes end and summer approaches, San Francisco will offer some unusual opportunities for job-seeking students. One such opportunity is being an unofficial mobile tour guide as a pedicab driver.
Pedicabs, bicycles attached to two-seat passenger compartments, are a unique way to get around in some
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment will offer space for visitors to participate in multi-player games. Gil Riego Jr. / special to Xpress"][/caption]Dinosaur bones, prehistoric tools and paintings fill museums around the world, but now those artifacts may have to
While everyone else is rushing out of a campus building during a drill or an evacuation, students with disabilities are often left behind, waiting for extra assistance from emergency personnel or volunteers.
Students with disabilities who do not receive assistance from classmates or faculty must go
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Supervisor Scott Weiner proposed a resolution Tuesday to oppose the proposed off-leash dog ban currently being considered by the Golden Gate National Resource Area. The GGNRA encompasses parks from Marin County through San Francisco down to South Bay.
“I am introducing a resolution to put us
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The jazzy streets of the Fillmore, long filled with retail shops and a dearth of food options, will
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="SF State student Amanda Simms pumps gas into her car at a San Francisco Chevron station on Mar. 4. With the recent increase in gas prices Simms is left wondering if she can afford the commute to her job in the
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Rain didn’t prevent impassioned protesters from displaying their angst towards higher education cuts today at City College of San Francisco. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget could slash $400 million from California community colleges.
“Education should be free! No cuts! No fees!” chanted
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Ana Ambarian walks her 6-month-old Bichon Frise, Miki, in Golden Gate Park, by the de Young Museum, the afternoon of Feb. 22, 2011. "This is his fourth time out in for a walk," Ambarian said. "He's really curious with the world
The Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health group gave out bags of free condoms and lubricant this week as part of National Condom Week.
PEACH, a peer program dedicated to promoting positive health decision in nutrition and sexuality, offered students bags including instructional sheets for sexual health.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="SF State student Ivan Gao, 20, prepares for the day by taking out the rental boats at the Stow Lake Boat and Bike Rentals shop in the Golden Gate Park on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"][/caption]
In an attempt to reduce both its ecological footprint and recycling costs, San Francisco is making efforts to curb the dissemination of unwanted phone directories.
The Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Feb. 1 to ban the unsolicited distribution of Yellow Pages phone books for
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Protesters gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon against the sale