13 May 2015

Grassroots alumna in mayoral race against incumbent

As Amy Farah Weiss walked her candy apple red bicycle in front of the steps of City Hall, the Bay Area native handed out voter registration sheets from the basket of her

14 Apr 2015

Wealth gap widened due to upscale bus line

An Xpress editor wrote an opinion piece April 1, supporting Leap, a new transit option launched in San Francisco with the goal of providing a better public transportation experience. Leap

21 Feb 2015

LCA moves forward with space allocation as anthropology finds home

A cast-off department finally found a home over winter break, while a thriving program upgraded its space in the first of many changes coming to the College of Liberal and

11 Feb 2015

Band’s impromptu show a big hit in Malcolm X Plaza

Psychedelic sounds reverberated through the air Thursday night as student passersby were drawn to Malcolm X Plaza where a musical trio spontaneously started to jam. The unnamed group, comprised of freshman Alec

27 Jan 2015

Firefighters respond to alarm at University dorms

Fire fighters responded to a fire alarm at the Mary Park Hall dorms at approximately 1:50 p.m. Tuesday. No fire was detected and the building was not evacuated, according to

11 Dec 2014

Destruction and vandalism not appropriate route for meaningful protests

Regardless of their affiliation, a black bloc activist’s purpose is the same; participate in acts of vandalism, build barricades, agitate other protestors to create in-fighting and create general disorientation. Typically aligned with the political

Police survey the scene as protestors shut down both directions of traffic on the I-980 freeway in Oakland, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Crowds have gathered for two days in a row after word that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be charged for killing teenager Michael Brown. Peter Snarr/Xpress.
25 Nov 2014

Ferguson protests continue in Oakland streets

UPDATE: Protesters moved towards north Oakland and were able to block traffic for a second time Tuesday on I-580 near 34th Street by climbing up an embankment. Once police were

James Cartmill holds an American flag upside-down at the protest in Oakland after a freeway takeover at the Grand Avenue Exit. Protests broke out in the streets of downtown Oakland at Broadway in response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 in Oakland, Cali. Amanda Peterson/Xpress.
24 Nov 2014

Oakland streets aflame after officer not indicted in Michael Brown case

UPDATE: Oakland protesters scaled a wall at MacArthur Boulevard to return to I-580, only to be met by police who forced them to turn around. The march back to Frank

14 Nov 2014

Conversion of one of two dance studios postponed until Fall 2015 semester

Dance students celebrated Thursday upon notification that the conversion of the dance studio in the Fine Arts Building room 203 would be postponed until the Fall 2015 semester. Daniel Bernardi, interim

11 Nov 2014

An Artist’s Account: dancer Matthew McKines

This is the first in a series of vignettes profiling students and the spaces they are going to lose as a part of the consolidation of the College of Liberal

Monday, November 3, Students, parents and faculty gathered in Knuth Hall for to discuss the future of the dance department's studio FA203 Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
04 Nov 2014

Dean reconsiders proposed dance space following town hall meeting

Tensions ran high at the packed town hall meeting in Knuth Hall yesterday where the SF State community met to address the conversion of the Fine Arts dance studio into

02 Nov 2014

Students came for kink but left with an education at campus bondage workshop

Ropes, scarves and neckties awaited curious students in the Rosa Parks conference room at the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality’s Kink and Bondage workshop Wednesday. The 83 person crowd

30 Oct 2014

Faculty votes unanimously to merge dance program with theater arts

Theater arts faculty members and two tenure track dance professors voted to move the dance program out of the School of Music and Dance and into the theater arts department

Author Don Waters signs a copy of his book for creative writing major Jessica Gonzalez, senior, after a lecture in the Humanities Auditorium Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
21 Oct 2014

Creative writing alumnus turned author shares excerpts from new book with students

Vivid depictions of the sprawling emptiness of the Southwest, drug smuggling and the importance of multi-generational friendships are what readers can expect from Don Waters’ new book “Sunland.” Waters, a

Arsenije Peric, the music director for Talija, provides musical accompaniment with his accordion during a special guest lesson in the Gymnasium dance studio on Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. Peter Snarr / XPress.
16 Oct 2014

Campus consolidation pushes dance students out of studio

Dance students could lose one of two rehearsal spaces next semester to make room for a new museum in the Fine Arts Building, in an effort to consolidate the College

Serbian dancers perform Talija Art Co. dance routines, in the McKenna Theatre at SF State, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
13 Oct 2014

International dance troupe moves with color in first San Francisco performance

The dancers of Talija Art Co., clothed in brightly colored traditional dress, treated SF State to folk dances originating from the Balkan region for their first-ever San Francisco performance. Having

Poet Stephen Ratcliffe reads excerpts from his book "Selected Days" in The Poetry Center Thursday, Oct. 2. Annastashia Goolsby / Xpress.
04 Oct 2014

Distinguished poet recipient of annual book award for nature-inspired works

Soft-spoken and tranquil are two words synonymous with Stephen Ratcliffe’s personality and poetry, the latter of which was honored with a special award on campus. Ratcliffe received the Poetry Center’s

Host Imani Cezanne recites a formerly banned poem during Banned Books week in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
28 Sep 2014

Banned Books Week honors frequently challenged literature, including former professor’s banned work

SF State, an institution that prides itself on free speech and personal expression, is celebrating those values by hosting many events this week and applauding works of literature that have challenged

Hollie Hardy laughs during a Q&A with the Writers on Writing class in the Humanities Building auditorium. The poet gave tips on being a writer in the Bay Area to many of the creative writing undergraduates and MFA students Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
17 Sep 2014

Turbulent events in Oakland spark emotion in alumna Hollie Hardy’s poetry

Former student Hollie Hardy’s return to her alma mater brought a blend of personal expression and political commentary as she read to listeners her first published poetry collection. Hardy visited

Guest speakers David Watchtenheim (left) and Rob Marianetti (right) visit the SF State cinema department to do an early screening of their latest work, a short cartoon documentary dealing with depression Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.
16 Sep 2014

Famous animators behind ‘Beavis and Butthead’ take on different direction with new documentary

After 16 years of working together in comedy, two New York animators decided to change gears and create a poignant documentary that captures what it is like to experience depression.

08 Sep 2014

Lecture series remembers innovative work of arts and technology professor Stephen Wilson

For over 27 years Stephen Wilson taught conceptual/information arts at SF State. Now, three years after his death, the department he worked in is presenting a new lecture series dedicated

30 Aug 2014

Award-winning Cuban poet and translator shares memories of Communist state, welcomed by Poetry Center

In a time when strict social reforms led many members of her home country to flee to the United States, Nancy Morejón was a child, playing in the streets of