SF State officials, husband, wife face criminal charges

May 1, 2013 News 1 Comment

Two SF State officials have been arrested in the month of April. One, a former director, the other a records supervisor at the University Police department. Their alleged crimes and roles at the University are different, but their last names are the same. Meet Julie and Robert Shearer, SF State’s married couple of defendants. A ...

Wife of alleged bribe schemer arrested

April 26, 2013 News 3 Comments

The wife of the former SF State environmental health and occupational safety director who allegedly took part in a bribery scheme that cheated the University out of millions of dollars, was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property by University Police, according to an internal memo obtained by Golden Gate Xpress. After a sting ...

Former SF State director allegedly partook in bribe scheme

April 24, 2013 News 1 Comment

A former SF State official is facing 128 felony counts for allegedly taking bribes costing the University millions of dollars. Robert “Bud” Shearer, a former SF State director of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety, stands accused of involvement in a seven-year bribery scheme that stole millions of dollars from the University while students faced increasingly ...

Bay Area punk musician sustains activist lifestyle

April 22, 2013 Life

With smoke slowly floating out of his mouth as he sits on the legendary stage that he built at Burnt Ramen, the former underground venue inside the iron triangle of Richmond, John Eppard is at home. At 50, many would consider it time to give up on music, touring and activism, but Eppard has never ...

Creative Arts Building evacuated due to bomb threat

April 22, 2013 News

[HTML1] The University Police Department evacuated the Creative Arts Building due to a bomb threat Monday morning. Students were allowed back into the building directly after UPD removed a black Converse shoebox from the premises. Although there is no official confirmation, the shoebox is believed to be the suspicious object. @SFState_News tweeted “UPD reports bomb ...

Syllabuses are not all that necessary

February 9, 2013 Opinion 1 Comment

Why do we even come to the first day of classes (other than the fear of being dropped) if we are just going to listen to a professor read from a syllabus for what feels like an eternity before getting let out early? If that’s how it’s going to be, let’s just start classes the ...

THE SWAMP: Sex On Campus

January 30, 2013 News

In the backrooms, bathrooms, and on the rooftops, SF State students are gettin’ down on campus like there is no (job) tomorrow. On the third floor of the humanities building there is a men’s bathroom with an extra special attraction — a glory hole. The smaller-than-you-would-think hole connects two adjacent bathroom stalls (and maybe two ...

Students resort to secondhand parking passes for cheaper alternative

December 11, 2012

College students are always looking for means of saving money. Selling or giving away parking permits has given students that mean. It’s illegal to sell — or even give away — the daily parking permits that are sold for $6 in the parking garage, according to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. “Parking permits are not transferable ...

Punk quells straight edge stereotype

December 11, 2012 Life

The term straight edge was coined in the Minor Threat song “Straight Edge” more than 30 years ago, but after decades of misrepresentation, the term has been skewed. Straight edgers don’t drink, smoke or do drugs. Some don’t engage in promiscuous sex, consume animal products, or drink caffeine, but the three core tenets of straight ...

Leave 'Boy Meets World' alone

December 6, 2012 Opinion

It’s Boy Meets World, yeah it’s Boy Meets Worlds. I bet you read that to the tune of the iconic intro theme song of the ‘90s sitcom that defined a generation, didn’t you? I know I did. The coming-of-age-story of Corey and Eric Matthews, Shawn Hunter and Topanga Lawrence played out on our TV screen ...

How the perfect haircut gets the girls

November 15, 2012 Opinion

If you’re anything like me, a 21-year-old male college student, you have a lot on your mind. There are classes to attend, tests to study for and part-time jobs to show up to. These are all valid concerns that you really want to take care of, but never quite get around to. You have been ...

Q&A: Steve-O dishes on 'Killer Karaoke,' sobriety and comedy tour

November 7, 2012 Life News 1 Comment

Editor’s note: This post contains some explicit language and material that may be considered offensive. Steve-O, the daredevil who became famous by filming himself being a “Jackass,” is hosting a new TV show on truTV called “Killer Karaoke” where contestants attempt to sing karaoke while going through some extreme circumstances. Xpress caught up with the man, who’s stunts have ...

Dew Tour day four: Street style results, winners

October 22, 2012 Life News

BMX Street Style Final Results 1st Place – Garret Reynolds Toms River, NJ, 93.00 2nd Place – Dennis Enarson La Mesa, NJ, 89.63 3rd Place – Scotty Cranmer Jackson, NJ, 89.63 4th Place – Corey Martinez Nashville, Tenn., 89.25 5th Place – Dakota Roche Huntington Beach, Calif., 89.13 Skate Street Style Final Results 1st Place ...

Dew Tour day three: BMX and skate final results

October 21, 2012 Life 1 Comment

BMX Dirt Final Results: 1st Place – Ryan Nyquist 90.87 2nd Place – TJ Ellis 89.19 3rd Place – Colton Satterfield 89.13 4th Place – Dennis Enarson 88.56 5th Place – Kyle Baldock 88.31 6th Place – Luke Parslow 87.56 7th Place – Kevin Peraza 87.82 8th Place – James Foster 86.75 Skate Street Final ...

Dew Tour day two: BMX semi-final results

October 20, 2012 Life News 2 Comments

BMX Dirt Semi-Final Results: 1st Place – TJ Ellis 89.63 2nd Place – James Foster 88.88 3rd Place – Ryan Nyquist 88.37 4th Place – Colton Satterfield 88.25 5th Place – Dennis Enarson 88.12 6th Place – Luke Parslow 87.94 7th Place – Kevin Peraza 87.81 8th Place – Kyle Baldock 87.75 Skate Street Semi-Final ...

Dew Tour day one: BMX highlights, results

October 19, 2012 Life

Xpress has you covered in case you missed the non-stop action at the Dew Tour’s kickoff at Civic Center Plaza yesterday. Milton Martinez finished first in the non-elimination round of the Skate Street Prelim, with Theotis Beasley finishing in last. Kyle Baldock finished first in the BMX Dirt Prelim, which captivated large crowds eager to watch ...

Classical music fans treated to top-notch performances at Morrison Artists Series

October 17, 2012 Life

The excitement buzzing around the corridors of the Creative Arts Building for the 57th season of the Morrison Artists Series can be heard just like the music reverberating throughout its chambers. Funded by Edward Hohfeld, administrator of the Charitable Trust endowed by the Alexander Morrison estate, the series has been able to sustain itself over the years. A ...

Balboa Skatepark creates space for skater community

October 2, 2012 Life 1 Comment

With hip-hop playing off in the distance, there is a notable and collective silence as spectators hold their breath in awe of Chris Jatoft, as he launches himself out of the bowl and soars through the air before planting on a wooden handrail. Standing still on his skateboard planked on the rail, Jatoft jumps backward, ...

Students, staff forced to evacuate SF State library after triggered fire alarm

September 26, 2012 News

  SF State students busy studying for their upcoming midterms were evacuated from the J. Paul Leonard Library as the second fire alarm of the day echoed throughout the new building. The alarm went off at approximately 2:15 according to phone calls to the newsroom by SF State student Joe Fitzgerald who was tweeting about the library evacuation at ...

SF State student bands jam out in dorms despite regulations

September 25, 2012 Life 1 Comment

The cramped confines of his dorm room may stifle many things for George Carpenter, but artistic expression is not one of them. With his amplifier turned to a moderate volume, Carpenter sits on top of his two-speaker combo strumming his Fender Mustang. The clank of his guitar pick and the buzzing strings over the fretboard can ...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: The Cataracs gives stellar performance for SF State crowd

September 17, 2012 Life

The Cataracs, the electronic dance hip-hop group based out of Los Angeles ushered a party-ready crowd to SF State Sunday afternoon. Originally from Berkeley, the group dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue their music careers. Returning home to the Bay Area for a show brought by SF State at Student Life, The ...

VIDEO: Chairlift entrances SF State crowd at The Depot

September 13, 2012 Life

Chairlift, a synth pop duo from Brooklyn, cast dance-driven melodies to the spellbound crowd packed in The Depot Sept. 11. Just before Chairlift hit the stage, Golden Gate Xpress stepped aside and chatted with the band about their member’s dance moves in the music video for “Amanaemonesia,” and life as an art student in Brooklyn — ...

SF State pool sharks hone skills at Rack-N-Cue for ACUI tournament

September 11, 2012

Completely honed in on his target, the constant clanking of balls smashing into each other, the roaring conversations bouncing around the dining area and the noise of nearby arcade games fade into the background. Juan Cheung slides the cue stick back and forth a few times and then second-guesses his shot. Cheung, 24, an SF State computer ...

SF State graduate carves up free monthly music event in the Mission

August 30, 2012 Life

Six hip looking 20-something-year-old guys load their gear onto the stage of the empty Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Under the club’s high arching ceiling stands mid-tempo indie band NO. Juxtaposed by the band in white, the frontman wears a black jacket while moving equipment, casting an echo through the venue as he quietly sings ...