Get outta town, summer day trips for the Bay Area

May 21, 2014 Life

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 a car and get to know what’s what. 1. Oakland (19.8 miles from campus) San Francisco can feel like an island sometimes, what with water ...

Panel talks on educating students through contemporary hip-hop

April 26, 2014 Life

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 and its cultural evolution. The panel, invited by lecturer and DJ Davey D and Assistant Professor Dawn-Elissa Fischer, featured the interdisciplinary artist Jean Grae, hip-hop ...

Supervisors Campos, Chiu hold heated debate at SF State

April 20, 2014 News

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 June elections. The two supervisors attacked each other’s morals, legislative styles and personal journeys to Harvard Law School. Chiu and Campos, both Democrats, while similar ...

Our Earth needs TLC everyday, not just on Earth Day

April 16, 2014 Opinion 1 Comment

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 country has been opening up to farming and oil exploration. It means an economic boom for Greenland in the short term, but Greenlanders know that ...

San Francisco neighborhoods fed up with Ellis Act evictions

March 20, 2014 News 7 Comments

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 more than 60 people who crammed into a Glen Park bookstore to listen to a panel of politicians and activists address San Francisco’s housing crisis ...

New band The Pull pushes new EP

March 14, 2014 Life 1 Comment

(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 Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress A year ago, Christian “Verbalistic” Mcardle-Hankin was tired of being a solo emcee. He wanted to share the stage with someone. ...

Pride Prom celebrates diversity of SF State

March 3, 2014 Life

[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 for classic prom-styled photos and even a conga line. Couples awkwardly danced to slow songs as their fears of being judged for their sexual preferences ...

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

February 17, 2014 Life

[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, Mahgeetah, has spent months composing and arranging. Although the songs are constantly evolving, Fisher said the band is ready to start recording their sophomore album ...

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

February 6, 2014 Life

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, which started in Fall 2010, kicked off with a late night of hip-hop, top 40 and electronic dance music. Students began trickling in at 10 p.m., ...