SF State to test emergency alert system today

May 8, 2012 News

SF State’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will test its campus-wide emergency notification system today as part of a drill conducted every semester. At approximately 12:30 p.m., everyone already subscribed to the University notification system will receive an alert in the form of a text message, email and phone call. The University will also sound its ...

Tips to navigating Craigslist to find an apartment

February 13, 2012 Life

Although Craigslist can undoubtedly be one the most useful tools in searching for a new living arrangement, it can be a bit daunting at times. Understanding how you can best utilize Craiglist to your full advantage will make your housing search slightly less stressful. Figure out your non-negotiables: Before you even open your Internet browser, ...

SF State just can't seem to figure out the parking puzzle

February 8, 2012 Opinion

As if you aren’t already angry about dwindling classes and skyrocketing tuition, here’s something else that might get your panties in a twist: SF State is making it even more difficult for you to park on campus. Not only is the paid parking system at SF State primitive and inefficient, it appears to be regressing. ...

Appeals court rules Proposition 8 unconstitutional

February 7, 2012 News 1 Comment

A federal appeals court ruled today that a California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 that Proposition 8 violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees equal protection under the law to all U.S. citizens. Judges ...

President Robert A. Corrigan speaks on retirement, his replacement

January 24, 2012 1 Comment

President Robert A. Corrigan sat down with Xpress editor Sara Donchey to speak about his retirement, aspirations for his replacement and 24 years of service as the president of the University. Sara Donchey: What role does the outgoing president play in the presidential selection process? Robert A. Corrigan: “When a search like this happens it ...

Power outage affects Sunset, West Portal and Parkside neighborhoods

January 16, 2012 News

More than 5,000 customers lost power on the west side of San Francisco this evening after a car hit a pole on the 300 block of West Portal Avenue, according to PG&E. The outage began at 9:15 p.m. and originally left 5,557 customers without power according to PG&E spokesperson Jana Morris. It is unclear whether ...

CSU budget cut by another $100 million

December 13, 2011 6 Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown announced that the California State University budget would be cut by an additional $100 million in a press conference earlier today. The new cut is a result of lower-than-projected California tax revenue than was projected when the state budget was passed in June, and comes on the heels of a pre-existing $650 ...

UPDATED: CSU Board of Trustees approves nine percent tuition increase

November 16, 2011 News 3 Comments

This story has been updated to reflect University president Robert A. Corrigan’s response to the fee increase. The story was originally published Nov. 16. The California State University Board of Trustees voted today to approve an additional 9 percent tuition increase for all CSU campuses for the upcoming academic year. Tuition will be increased by ...

San Francisco election results

November 9, 2011 News

Here are the 2011 San Francisco election results as of 10:10 p.m Tuesday. One hundred percent of precincts have been accounted for. San Francisco mayor Ed Lee – 44,451 votes, 31.38 percent John Avalos – 26,447 votes, 18.67 percent Dennis Herrera – 15,967 votes, 11.27 percent David Chiu – 12,655 votes, 8.93 percent Leland Yee – 10,595 ...

PHOTOS: San Francisco mayoral candidates in the final stretch

November 8, 2011

After weeks of tireless campaigning, the big day for San Francisco mayoral candidates is finally here. Today is Election Day, and candidates will be undoubtedly as busy as the San Franciscans voting for them, as they cast their own ballots and host what we hear are some pretty sweet election parties. Candidates have spent the ...

Tensions rise in Occupy Oakland, Occupy SF protests

October 31, 2011

Bright flashes of light, ear-piercing explosions and rising smoke might be considered ordinary in the middle of a war zone, but these were the sights and sounds in downtown Oakland during last Tuesday’s Occupy Oakland demonstration. The violent clash between protesters and the Oakland Police Department Tuesday sent shockwaves through the Bay Area and set ...

PHOTOS: San Francisco mayoral candidates speak at SF State

October 20, 2011 1 Comment

Associated Students Inc. invited candidates for San Francisco mayor to SF State Thursday, Oct. 20. Students and community members had the opportunity to introduce themselves and ask questions. Candidates who spoke at the forum include John Avalos, Leland Yee, David Chiu, Paul Currier, Wilma Pang, Phil Ting, Cesar Ascarrunz, Bevan Dufty, Terry Baum, Joanna Rees, ...

Woman sexually assaulted in SF State dorm room

October 5, 2011 1 Comment

An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside a dorm room in the Towers at Centennial Square at SF State Friday night. The woman, who according to University officials was not an SF State student, went with friends to attend a party in The Towers around 8 p.m. Friday, according to University police. She was waiting ...

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs has died

October 5, 2011 1 Comment

Former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs, 56, has passed away according to a statement released on the company’s website. The statement remembers Jobs as a creative genius and inspiration: “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough ...

Gas line ruptured in downtown San Francisco

September 21, 2011 News

Pedestrians and vehicles have been ordered out of the area surrounding Post and Mason Streets in downtown San Francisco after a construction crew hit a gas main line around 2:15 today. Gas was seen and heard escaping into the air from the street by onlookers. Robert Lau, an employee at the JW Marriot in downtown San ...

VIDEO: What could you do to make SF State greener?

September 14, 2011 1 Comment

In light of SF State being one of 16 schools to make the Green Honor Roll and acheiving a perfect score of 99 in the Princeton Review’s fourth annual Green Ratings of Colleges, editors Gil Riego and Megan Taros ask students how to take it one step further. We scout the SF State campus asking ...

VIDEO: The California Dream Act at SF State

September 9, 2011 News 2 Comments

Governor Jerry Brown has some thinking to do. On his desk sits Assembly Bill 131, more commonly known as the California Dream Act. Passed by the State Senate on Friday with a 45-27 vote, the California Dream Act would allow undocumented youth in California to pursue higher education. The issue of undocumented students hits close ...

Bruno Mars alleged SF State performance a hoax

August 26, 2011

A few misled fans turned up to Malcom X Plaza at San Francisco State University today hoping for a Bruno Mars performance. No such event took place, and a few suspicious flyers are to blame. Bruno Mars fans at SF State must’ve had a very confusing day today, as rumors spread around campus that the ...

Balompié Cafe in Mission serves up honest Salvadoran food

May 16, 2011 Life

In the day of dining gimmicks and overly-complicated dishes, Balompié Café reminds restaurant-goers in the Mission district that good food shouldn’t have to pretend to be good food. Tucked away from the bedlam of Mission Street on the less-traveled corner of 18th and Capp streets, Balompié Café is a local favorite for authentic Salvadoran fare. ...

Seniors' sendoff dampened by loss

May 10, 2011 Sports

Wearily throwing his mitt high above his head, senior pitcher Nic Banaugh walked off the Maloney Field mound Sunday afternoon for the last time as an SF State Gator. In an unfortunate end to the spring 2011 season, the SF State baseball team suffered a shutout loss to the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors, 5-0. The ...

Vice President Morishita to step down from SF State

April 20, 2011 1 Comment

In a time where much of the anger over academic woes has been directed toward administrators, Leroy Morishita has maintained an image of integrity. After a 29-year tenure, executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Morishita will be leaving his home at SF State to become the interim president of Cal State East Bay. Morishita, ...

Gator losing streak comes to an end

April 19, 2011 Sports

Sunday’s much-needed victory over Sonoma State could be the inspiration that the SF State baseball team needs to regain a positive outlook on what has been a challenging season. The Gators (13-27, 8-24) snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over their bitter rivals, the 28th-ranked Sonoma State Seawolves. The Gators, who have been struggling ...

Relay team races past odds

April 12, 2011 Sports 1 Comment

The SF State women’s 4×400 relay team didn’t know what to expect when they entered the indoor national championships in Albuquerque, NM. They had never competed together before; in fact, they barely knew each other. Despite their unlikely quartet, freshmen Keenya McDaniel and Maya Cabiness, and juniors Carrie Thomas and Alicia Chambers entered into nationals ...

Online dating gives college students new hormonal outlet

April 12, 2011 Opinion

College students have to fight for their right to get their freak on. Talks of deficits, budget cuts, and delayed graduation times seem to have replaced water cooler chatter of who did who in the third floor bathrooms of Mary Park Hall—and that’s unacceptable. The modern academic is expected to juggle classes, jobs, and financial ...

Wrestlers end season as All-Americans

March 16, 2011 Sports

Lars Jensen achieved the one goal he had in mind at the start of his 28th season as wrestling head coach: Three of his wrestlers emerged from nationals as All-Americans. Six SF State wrestlers traveled to Kearney, Neb., to compete in the NCAA Division II championships March 12. Naveed Bagheri, Josh Nolan, and Gene Choi ...

University response system vague in emergency

March 16, 2011 1 Comment

In the wake of a disaster as massive as the earthquake and tsunami that recently rocked Japan, students are now critiquing their own campus’s plans for emergency response. San Francisco is no stranger to unpredictable plate tectonics: The unprecedented 1906 earthquake that ruptured the San Andres fault across 296 miles nearly destroyed San Francisco. The ...

Gator wrestler prepares for NCAA championship

March 8, 2011 Sports

Josh Nolan is a superstar. Just ask his former classmates. Nolan was voted “most likely to be a superstar” at his alma mater Quincy High School, where he graduated in 2007. Four years later, he’s living up to his title. Standing at a modest 5’10, Nolan has the gracious, cheerful appearance of a small-town guy, ...

March 4: One year later

March 3, 2011

Last year, a volcano of frustration erupted across the state as the 450,000 students and 46,000 faculty members that comprise the California State University system felt robbed of $564 million. Facing unprecedented cuts to public education, students, educators, the UC system – whose own budget was slashed by a whopping $813 million –and faculty unions ...