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
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
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
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Five previous record-breakers in SF State long jumping history, including Hilary King's new record jump. (Graphic by Peter Snarr, Helen Tinna and Michael Duran)[/caption]
As she steps on the track, Hilary King places her left foot on the measuring tape and focuses
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
When SF State alumna Kenya Armbrister was 10 years old, her father asked her if she would travel to outer space if given the opportunity. Without hesitation, she responded with a simple "yes." Years later, a possible trip to Mars could make her childhood dream into a
It all began in the beginning of last summer. The spring semester just ended and I had traveled home to Orange County to spend summer break with my family. When I saw my brother upon my return, I did not recognize him. He had lost about 20
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
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
I will never forget the day that such a small object had so much control over my life.
My friends and I were heading back to campus from Broad Street and Capitol Avenue in Ingleside around midnight. As a 17-year-old student, it was my first year
As Darien Lum walked out of his Oct. 17, 1989 meeting at SF State with his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau, the ground began to shake. At the 19th Avenue and Holloway Street intersection, power was out and traffic was bumper to bumper, drivers yelling out
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
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
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
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
Ben Gershen had just enough battery on his iPod to play one more song as he looked out 19,000 feet above Africa. He scrolled and scrolled and finally found the right one.
Just as the sun began to rise, the lyrics of “Africa” by Toto began
Thanks to outstanding pitching and defense The Gators earned a split in their doubleheader against the No. 20 ranked UC San Diego Tritons Friday. With two games left in the four-game series this weekend, SF State has high hopes for the remaining games against the
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
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.
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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.
The entire SF State softball team and cheering section were on their feet and yelling at the top of their lungs, as the winning run crossed the plate, in an extra-inning win over the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, 3-2.
The Gators swept the Warriors in a
[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
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
SF State's Kelsey Murakami throws the ball to first base against Dixie State Tuesday, March 11 at SF State's softball field. SF State lost 1-4. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress
Due to lack of offense and a couple of defensive errors, Gators softball lost
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
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,”
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
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
Two clutch free throws from the Gators Leticia Galarza gave SF State a much-needed 72-70 win against Humboldt Friday.
The Gators and Lumberjacks both came needing a win Feb. 14 at The Swamp, as both teams were 8-8 in CCAA and tied for seventh place in
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
A split of their opening day doubleheader has SF State’s baseball team excited for what the season has in store.
The Gators hosted Central Washington University to open their season this past Saturday winning the first game 4-1 before falling 5-3 in their second.
Preston Tarter pitched