21 May 2014

Get outta town, summer day trips for the Bay Area

As Charming as Parkmerced and the Outer Sunset may be, the rest of the Bay Area ain’t so bad. Not going home this summer? Make friends with someone who has

Hip-hop artist Jean Grae Workshop class answers questions in room HSS 135 at SF State Wednesday, April 23.
26 Apr 2014

Panel talks on educating students through contemporary hip-hop

Students might expect a hip-hop class to focus on top 40s, but SF State’s hip-hop course went underground with a special lecture on hip-hop that included satire, interdisciplinary art, education

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu speaks during a debate with Supervisor David Campos at SF State's J. Paul Leonard Library Wednesday, April 16. Chiu and Campos are both running for California State Legislature to represent San Francisco's 17th assembly district. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress
20 Apr 2014

Supervisors Campos, Chiu hold heated debate at SF State

Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu traded jabs in a heated debate last Wednesday in the Leonard Library to rally support in their campaigns for state assembly in the upcoming

16 Apr 2014

Our Earth needs TLC everyday, not just on Earth Day

Greenland’s farmers are planting strawberries this year. It’s an odd choice for agriculturalists on an almost uninhabitable glacial island, but for the last few years more and more of the

08 Apr 2014

“Be Nice, Look Twice” isn’t as nice as M-Ocean View line going underground

Twenty-one pedestrians were hit and killed last year in San Francisco and Mayor Ed Lee’s “Be Nice, Look Twice” Campaign is among the most useless things he’s done during his

05 Apr 2014

Hiroshima survivors and students alike uphold the power of storytelling

The healing process for the victims and witnesses of the traumatic bombing of Hiroshima is a never-ending battle. But at a recent event on campus, Masaya Nemoto commended the merit

20 Mar 2014

San Francisco neighborhoods fed up with Ellis Act evictions

SF State professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia used to carry poems in his pocket. But stopped because he kept pulling out eviction notices. Murguia was one of

The Pull
14 Mar 2014

New band The Pull pushes new EP

(From left) Austin Hunter, Christian McArdle, and Davis Tamano commence practice in their friend’s garage, despite the absence of six other members of The Pull Saturday, March 8. Photo by

Pride Prom
03 Mar 2014

Pride Prom celebrates diversity of SF State

[set_id=72157641718422053] The dance carried the air of a high school prom. Streamers and glittery tassels flowed on the ceiling each time a new group arrived. There were refreshments, a backdrop

17 Feb 2014

Mahgeetah, band of SF State and UC alumni, begins second album

[set_id=72157641127544715] Ryan Fisher’s iPhone is full of sound bites, averaging 17 seconds each. These guitar licks, vocal melodies, rhythms and chord changes are skeletons for the songs that his band,

Jillian Patterson (left), SF State freshman, and Ace Prado (right), SF State sophomore, dance at Back in the Rhythm: Noise Complaint in the Student Center Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Photo by Rebekah Didlake / Xpress
06 Feb 2014

Noise Complaint dances start semester with “Back in the Rhythm”

Friday night’s “Back in the Rhythm” kicked off the semester for Student Life’s Noise Complaint dance party with over 300 students at the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The monthly gathering,