12 Dec 2013

Six-year degrees become the norm, educational overhaul necessary

While at four-year academic institutions, many students are finding themselves pursuing six-year degrees. Some, even eight-year degrees. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in four years has become a rarity, to the

03 Dec 2013

‘Tis the season to be horny

Drawn by Kirstie Haruta As the end of the year approaches, when summer is but a distant memory, people tend to find themselves surrounded by couples (or in a relationship

05 Nov 2013

Modern statistics prove anyone can be a ‘slut’

While not quite in the double digits, the number of people I’ve slept with is relatively high for my age and gender. My name is Kristen Martz and I’m a

07 Oct 2013

Xpress staffer reflects on losing mother to breast cancer

At age 35, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. I was eight. I vaguely remember her losing her hair while getting more ill and weak with chemo

27 May 2013

SF State alumni and student bands play for charity

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Luke Zavala plays in the band Girls Big Baby Guru at Balancoire in San Francisco's Mission District on Thursday, May 17, 2013. The performance was part

15 May 2013

SEPAL discovers most effective study habits

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Biology students group together in the SEPAL classroom as they study for a final exam on Monday, May 13, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
23 Apr 2013

Vocal performance student discovers lost Filipino love songs

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”SF State student Rachel Larsen prepared Kundiman, or Filipino art song, for her final recital. Larsen's grandmother was her inspiration for the song. Photo by Samantha

19 Mar 2013

The Bay Bridge becomes canvas for massive light sculpture

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="People gather on Pier 14 to see the new installation of the bay lights on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Photo by Samantha Benedict / Xpress"][/caption] Billed

13 Mar 2013

SF State's guide to St. Patrick's Day events

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this

26 Feb 2013

Before the Brave joins Noise Pop Festival lineup, plays Depot

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”SF State student and drummer Kyle Teese (middle left), with fellow bandmates of Before the Brave. The band will perform on March 2, 2013 at Great

19 Feb 2013

'Humans vs. Zombies' game infests SF State

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”SF State student Ricki Herrera, an English major, is part of a live SF zombie killing game, which involves nerf guns and rolled up socks in

16 Feb 2013

Music alumna finds niche in teaching, performing

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Alexandra Sessler, 27, is an Opera instructor and SF State professor. She performs regularly with various music companies and recently started her own music ensemble. Photo

04 Feb 2013

SF Beer Week expands to record-setting numbers

With more than 80 styles of beer available, the craft beer market is stronger than ever and slowly stealing wine’s spotlight in the food-pairing world. “Beer has just as much

27 Jan 2013

Bay Area death metal drummer beats cancer, rebounds as touring member

[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”1024″ caption=”Andrew Baird, 22, drummer of local death metal band Fallujah, practices the drums at his house in Danville, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Baird was