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Former mayor readies for commencement address

May 22, 2015 News

At eight years old, former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom convinced his younger sister, Hilary Newsom, to help tear up the backyard and create a six-hole miniature golf course. As Hilary Newsom made cookies and lemonade to sell, Newsom said he went through the neighborhood selling tickets. “He definitely started his entrepreneurship in the beginning,” Hilary ...

Drunk driving affects personal connections

April 21, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

When my mom called me one afternoon, I was expecting a regular conversation– catching up and seeing how my family was doing– but what she told me gave me the chills. She said my cousin Deana had been in a vehicle collision while under the influence of alcohol and slammed into a semi-truck. The police said that based on the ...

Former Mayor of San Francisco to deliver commencement address

April 8, 2015 News

The former mayor of San Francisco, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, will speak at SF State’s 114th commencement ceremony next month, according to a University announcement released Tuesday, April 7. “Throughout his career, Lieutenant Governor Newsom has been a strong advocate for California’s world-renowned higher education system,” President Leslie E. Wong said in the press release. “He has shown principled, innovative ...

Senior captain breaks school record in long jump

April 7, 2015 Multimedia Sports

As she steps on the track, Hilary King places her left foot on the measuring tape and focuses on the 86-foot runway and blocks out everything. With one last breath, she leans back, shakes her right leg and goes. In her last stride, she hits her jumping point and propels off into a pit of ...

Recent attempt to ban the American flag, undermines patriotism

March 17, 2015 Opinion

As I walked inside the doors of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia last fall, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of patriotism and pride for my country. Red, white and blue flags decorated the home where Betsy Ross hand-sewed the first American flag in 1776 and created the iconic image that represents the ...

Double the Trouble: Twin alumni co-principal at East Bay high school

December 9, 2014 News

At 9 years old, Ron and Reggie Richardson amazed passersby while dancing in sync to Michael Jackson’s music in their neighborhood streets. Today as adults, they have taken their connection further, into their new jobs as co-principals of a San Leandro high school. The 38-year-old SF State alumni recently started their positions at San Leandro ...

There shouldn’t be a spotlight on racism after Ferguson decision

December 3, 2014 Opinion

Michael Brown, 18, lost his life to former policeman Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. What made this shooting so controversial, besides the fact that the altercation between Brown and Wilson escalated to the six shots that killed him, was that the victim was black and the policeman was white. The rest of the world saw the colors ...

California grants first ever scholarship for middle-class students

September 22, 2014 News

The first state scholarship for middle-class students is being offered to nearly 73,000 attendees of California public university systems, according to a California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) spokesperson. The Middle Class Scholarship, headed by CSAC, is eligible to students from families with incomes of up to $150,000. Students must have completed either the Free Application ...

Apple is king, and we have to accept that

September 17, 2014 Opinion 3 Comments

A small garage located in Los Altos, Calif. was where Apple, one of the biggest names in technology was created. In 1975, Steve Jobs and a couple of his buddies had no idea it would turn out to be a global phenomenon. Today, Apple is a technological overlord and we should be happy about that. ...

Students find difficulty in using new registration system

August 26, 2014 News

Out with the old and in with the new. The university website and system now has an entirely new look thanks to new homepage and student information system. SF State is implementing a new student information system, Campus Solutions, and homepage this fall semester. SF State is one of the last CSU’s to implement the ...

Gator softball concludes their season with Senior Day

April 27, 2014 Sports

What was supposed to be a celebration for the softball seniors was spoiled by rivals Sonoma State, shutting out SF State in both games Saturday, 8-0 and 6-0. It was not the way the Gators wanted to send off their seniors as they were only able to muster three hits combined in both games. But ...

Softball earns split against conferences first place team

April 11, 2014

UPDATE: Thanks to outstanding pitching and defense the Gators earned a split in their doubleheader against the No. 20 ranked UC San Diego Tritons Friday, April 11. With two games left in the four-game series this weekend, SF State has high hopes for the remaining games against the CCAA’s first place team. Starting pitcher Megan Clark pitched a ...

Softball team split doubleheader against Notre Dame de Namur

April 9, 2014 Sports

UPDATE: SF State’s dugout cleared out as Marisa Andrade rounded each base with a smile from cheek to cheek, only for the whole team to greet her at home plate after hitting a two-run homerun off the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts.   The Gators split their doubleheader against the Argonauts, winning the first game 7-2 ...

Baseball players leave home to play with Division I athletes

March 27, 2014 Sports

Two Gator baseball players got a rare opportunity last summer: live with complete strangers while playing with Division I athletes. Catcher Mark Lindsay and pitcher Peter Reyes both had this chance. Volunteer families housed them for approximately three months, while providing food, shelter and transportation. “It was definitely strange at the beginning, but I got ...

A Day in the Life of the Gator (VIDEO)

March 20, 2014 Multimedia

[dropcap style=”box”]A[/dropcap]s I first put on the green mascot on, it hit me: I would be in front of a crowd, dancing my ass off, running around in costume and being silly. I got a little nervous. It’s just not something everyone does in his or her lifetime. I made sure I brought water and ...

Softball faces loss in doubleheader with Cal Baptist

March 18, 2014 Sports

SF State’s Selina Rodriguez (24) tags out Cal Baptist’s Jacque Lopez (14) at first base during the Gators game against the Lancers at SF State’s softball field, Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Gators lost the game 0-1. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress SF State was unable to come up with the upset in their doubleheader ...

Gators lose a close one to Cal State Monterey Bay Otters

March 9, 2014 Sports 1 Comment

Missed opportunities left the Gators on the losing side in a close game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters 2-1, Sunday March 9 at Maloney Field. Starting pitcher Nolan Sheridan threw a total of seven innings allowing only two earned runs. Sheridan was replaced by closing pitcher Cory Davis, who pitched a solid two ...

Baseball team wins in 12th inning, now on four-game winning streak

February 28, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157641681136064] UPDATE: The entire SF State baseball team piled on Fernando Escobar as he rounded first base, after getting the walk-off hit against the Cal State Bernardino Coyotes in the bottom of the 12th inning to win 4-3 Friday. “I didn’t expect for all of them to pile up on me,” said Escobar. “It hurts being on the bottom ...

Baseball team sweeps double header against Cal State Stanislaus

February 22, 2014 Sports

UPDATE: Dominant starting pitching, allowing only two runs in both games combined, gave the Gators the edge in the sweep over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors Saturday afternoon at Mahoney Field. The Warriors came out swinging, scoring two runs and leading for the first half of the game. Starting pitcher Jack Veronin shut the Warriors down for the ...

Politics don’t belong in the Olympic games

February 17, 2014 Opinion

Every four years, representatives from 88 nations gather in one location somewhere in the world to perform the art of athleticism. The Olympics are an event to shower athletes with medals that they have trained intensely to win. The 2014 Winter Olympics have been the total opposite of this. Host nation Russia and the city ...

Lessen the technology reliance of our generation

February 7, 2014 Opinion

Everyday, hundreds of students walk  around SF State with one thing in common: looking down at their phone. This is how we portray our generation to the rest of the world. Students are scrolling through their Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or taking a selfie to send a Snapchat. They are not aware of their surroundings, causing ...