Bleak job market awaits SF State graduates

May 15, 2012

With diplomas in hand and hats suspended in the air, graduates may feel overwhelmingly excited about the possibilities of life after college. But once the enthusiasm of graduation settles, the reality of a dying job market and poor economy sets in. Even for college graduates—the people most likely to avoid setbacks of the recession—employment rates ...

SF State mental health resources are often overlooked

April 9, 2012 Opinion 1 Comment

What student hasn’t felt the increased heart rate before an exam, stomach ache when anticipating future projects, perspiration while rapidly trying to register for classes? These feelings of anxiety are not uncommon for college students to experience. Although the University offers outlets for dealing with the constant pressure of the college experience, students are left ...

Triathlon added to list of club sports at SF State

February 29, 2012 Sports

The newest club sport on campus is one of the most challenging athletic activities: triathlon. While the idea of running a three-sport event may intimidate some people, the founding members of the triathlon club team have embraced the sport and encouraged others to do the same. “I ran my first triathlon a few years ago,” ...

Power restored to SF State after a brief outage

February 17, 2012 News

Power has been restored to SF State at 11:15 a.m. after a power outage affected the campus for approximately half an hour. According to a phone and email alert sent out by the University, PG&E has indicated that there may be intermittent power outages until 1:15 p.m. today. Some classes were dismissed early while others ...

Snowboarding and skiing stalled after snow delay in Tahoe

January 24, 2012 Sports

This year, all preparation in anticipation of visiting the snowy California Sierras was in vain as the lack of snow in the Tahoe area continues to disappoint eager skiers and snowboarders. “I’ve never seen a year like this,” said Garret Faulkner, a junior at SF State who grew up in Truckee, Calif., and has been ...

SF State men's basketball team adds nine new transfers

December 4, 2011 Sports

New advances have been made to SF State men’s basketball team as the squad embraces nine new faces, including three Division I transfers. Despite being new to the school, these latest additions have settled in and established themselves as a contributing force to the team. Griffin Reilly, James Albright and Casey James transferred to the ...

SF State men's bastketball team falls to undefeated Chico State

December 2, 2011 News Sports

The crowd erupted repetitively in the last two minutes of the SF State men’s basketball game against the Chico State Wildcats. On their feet and shouting, fans cheered for a comeback as the Gators fought to gain possession to try scoring the few points that would tie the game. Despite the positive cheering, the Gators ...

VIDEO: Dining healthy at SF State

November 29, 2011 Life

Xpress reporter, Kealan Cronin, and sports editor, Godofredo Vasquez ask students how they keep healthy with the food options on campus. Video by Godofredo Vasquez. Interviews and produced by Kealan Cronin.

SF State men's basketball preparing for successful season

November 10, 2011 News Sports

Stacked with new faces and talent, the SF State men’s basketball team is eager to take on the new season with hopes of maintaining a winning record. The Gators are coming off a 16-11 season, finishing in fourth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association after hosting their first ever post-season tournament game. Veterans and ...

Faculty, students picket at SF State

November 8, 2011

Spirits were high as SF State students joined members of the California Faculty Association in informational picketing today about the one-day faculty strike, set for Nov. 17. Teachers and students marched along 19th Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to call attention to the disparity in the California State University system and faculty working conditions. The CFA Board ...

California Faculty Association and students picket at SF State

November 8, 2011 News

Spirits were high as SF State students joined members of the California Faculty Association in informational picketing Nov. 8. Teachers and students marched along 19th Avenue to call attention to the discrepancies of the CSU system and faculty working conditions. “We are educators,” said Wei Ming Dariotis, CFA chapter president. “The informational picketing is to ...

Teachers and students picket at SF State

November 8, 2011

Spirits were high as SF State students joined members of the California Faculty Association in informational picketing today about the one-day faculty strike Nov. 17. Teachers and students marched along 19th Avenue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to call attention to the discrepancies of the CSU system and faculty working conditions. The CFA Board of ...

SF State intramural sports are running out of cash, space

October 24, 2011 Sports

The case of the SF State Recreation Department is a peculiar one. While it grows ever-larger and more rapidly than any other group on campus, the reach of its resources is actually getting thinner. The department collects student fees of $9 per semester to cover facilities, equipment and wages for employees, which is less than ...

Taekwondo Club teaches self-defense, ethics to SF State students

October 4, 2011 Sports

University Police aren’t the only people working to keep SF State‘s students safe. The members of the Taekwondo club, led by several high-degree black belts, work toward a safer campus by expanding their own knowledge of self-defense and teaching others. Master Bill Dewart, a disciple of Taekwondo for 45 years, is the volunteer leader of ...

San Francisco Giants fans remained loyal despite disappointing season

September 26, 2011 Opinion

The San Francisco Giants produced a solid season, but overall it was disappointing to the fans and the players. The Giants, returning World Series Champions of 2010, lost their final game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Sept. 28 to close their season on a losing note, and a 86-76 record. But they fell especially short in ...

Gator men's soccer overpowers Cal State San Bernardino 2-1

September 23, 2011 Sports

  Saman Assadi’s first goal of the season for the SF State men’s soccer team turned out to be the clincher in the game on Sunday afternoon against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. Assadi only let one minute go by after the Coyotes had tied the game before he retaliated with a goal to ...

Gator men's soccer falls to Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 0-1

September 11, 2011 Sports

With three minutes left in the game and the pressure on, the SF State men’s soccer team has the opportunity to tie the game. Down a goal, Gator captain Sasha Chalak squares up to take the penalty kick. As the ball flies to the bottom left corner of the net, Cal Poly Pomona goalie Kris ...

Cheerleaders determined to make their presence known

August 29, 2011 Sports

The most dangerous female sport is on the rise at SF State, and most students don’t even know it exists here. However, this semester, the SF State cheerleaders are determined to get students’ attention by showing off their ability and enthusiasm to make their presence known. “I didn’t even know we had a cheerleading team,” ...