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San Francisco is a city with
In the midst of the genesis of the Occupy SFSU encampment, Xpress reporter Spencer DeVine asks a small sample of students, what they think this gathering will accomplish.
Footage by Gil Riego Jr.
Interviews and produced by Spencer DeVine.
"The party last night was too good to pass up,” “I had to study for that midterm,” “I was on stumble all night and I just needed to click one more time.”
These three statements have one main thing in common; they are all real-life excuses
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Celeste Conowitch, left, and Anthony Agresti, who play the parts of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, practice their lines for the opening night performance of "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" in their dressing room at SF State, Dec. 2, 2011. Photo by Gregory
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="A woman looks at Judy Gellas's piece "Mid-Life" during the opening reception of "Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze" at at SOMArts Cultural Center, Nov. 4, 2011. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
Art is a tool that can change the world, inspire leaders
Most people have had a relationship that they would consider "F!#&ed up," whether it was the constant bickering, problems in bed or his obsession with "Knight Rider," but a local improvisation group has found a way to turn the issues of the past into the
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="239" caption="Frank Huang, a karaoke DJ at The Mint, sings for the crowd in between karaoke sets, Oct. 28. Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
The atmosphere is thick with audience excitement and anticipation. Microphone in hand and a chart-topping song prepared for cheering fans
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="342" caption="Casey Robbins, who plays Lucullus in the upcoming play, "The Trial of Lucullus," rehearses in the Studio Theatre at SF State on Oct. 13. The play will run from Oct. 27 to 30. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
Radio brings many things to
What separates man from animals? Some would say it’s opposable thumbs, others the use of tools, while a more select group would say that it’s the ability to do the perfect non-literal cat walk.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="262" caption="SF State freshman Leah Blumenthai, 18, practices her
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="232" caption="Mark Jackson, an award-winning playwright, director and actor is directing a production of Wallflower, set in a high school and based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, it will be preformed on campus from October 13th to October 23rd. Photo by Nick
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="339" caption="Kate Beaton, author and illustrator of the book and web comic Hark, A Vagrant!, is one of the showcased artists at the Alternative Press Expo held at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 2. Photo by Nick
It seems like everyone has had that one waiter who gets your order wrong, has a poor attitude or rarely shows up to your table. In response you may think to yourself that this guy doesn’t deserve a tip, but take that attitude and trash
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="272" caption="Dr. Dee Spencer, originally from Wilmington, Del., jams on a piano in the keyboard lab of the Creative Arts building, on Friday, Sept.16. She has recently been named Educator of the Year by the Golden Gate section of the National Council
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="512" caption="Jessica Coloumbe climbs the steps into Union Square Park at the corner of Geary and Powell. Union Square will be the starting line for the Nike Women's Marathon on Oct. 16th, spanning (full) 26.2 mile and (half) 13.1 mile treks to
Intrigue, subterfuge, political drama and a ticking bomb ready to go off at any moment. No, this isn’t an episode of "24". This is Shakespeare.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Sam Richie, left, April Fritz, right, and Casey Worthington, center, practice their roles during a dress rehearsal
Van Gogh interpreted the shades and colors of France into genius with paint, Michelangelo sculpted and shaped history with marble, but conceptual artist Nicky Wattsfinds inspiration in plaster, recycled paper, and canvasses sown out of sweaters and old bed sheets.
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Nicky Watt,
After tuition, books, rent and all the other countless academic expenses, students can be left feeling a little strapped for cash by the time summer rolls around. Don't worry! Here's a list of ten affordable things to do in San Francisco this summer.
1. Grow-Your-Own Festival
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="A boy interacts with a dragon on stage during Dragons & Dresses & Ducklings Oh My! at SF State on May 6. The performance was put on by communications students enrolled in the ensemble performance workshop class. Gregory Moreno / staff
Dorothy was out of sorts when she landed in Oz and confronted magical witches waging a turf war; however, if she had run into the witches of Reclaiming rather than Glinda, she probably would have found herself making flower wreaths rather than fighting flying monkeys.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Participants in the annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel race speed down Vermont Street on Easter Sunday. Eric Soracco / staff photographer"][/caption]Thousands of determined riders took to the streets of one of the city's most treacherous hills in a daring downhill
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Students at the "Martians on Campus" conference watch and listen to a performance on alien encounters on Friday, April 15, 2011 on the SFSU campus. Jasmine Beaghler / staff photographer"][/caption]
Break out the tinfoil hats—SF State is under an alien attack.
At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, power went out all over the SF State campus, followed by the incessant ringing of fire alarms.
“There was a fire alarm ringing in the hallway but we couldn’t hear it that well, it was like an alarm clock,” said Spanish
Video by Brittany Doohan
In honor of V-Day, SF State women are proving to peers that they can stand up to violence.
Knuth Hall hosted the first of two performances Tuesday of “The Vagina Monologues” to educate students and stop violence against women and girls in
Many traditional stories have been told by the warm light of a fireplace, invoking nostalgia that is passed down through generations. However, the story of more than 40 people dressed like Pee Wee Herman and touring North Beach in celebration of Paul Reubens' Day is
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Attendees of Wondercon 2011 gather around R2-D2 at the Moscone Center South on April 3, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. Aaron Perez / special to Xpress"][/caption]
There is a place where capes and masks are the norm, where comic books and superheroes
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Abandon Ship performs at the Battle of Bands event at the DNA Lounge located the SOMA district in San Francisco, on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Sandy Ha / staff photographer."][/caption]
Hercules. Hector. Achilles. Odysseus. Much like the glorious heroes of mythology, champions
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580" caption="Ashley Rapp (left) and Jenny Babcock drink in the beer garden at the St. Patrick's day celebration on March 12, 2011, in San Francisco, Calif. Jasmine Beaghler / staff photographer"][/caption]
If green is your favorite color, you love finding pots full of
BART officials finalized a committee of 11 members Thursday for a newly established Citizen Review Board as part of the BART Police Department.
According to BART officials, the creation of the board is in response to the January 1, 2009 shooting of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="233" caption="David Quintana poses on Friday, Mar. 4 at Malcolm X Plaza. Quintana transferred from Somona State to CCSF because of budget cuts that led to tuition hikes and overcrowding. Gregory Moreno / staff photographer"][/caption]
David Quintana is not an overly anxious man,
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="360" caption="Attendees examine artwork displayed at the Game Over 4 group art show's reception held at Giant Robot located in the Upper Haight on Friday, Mar. 4. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"]
As the cliche goes you only have one life to live,
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="SF State students walk from their campus to City College of San Francisco on Mar. 2 to protest budget cuts to education. Erik Verduzco / staff photographer"][/caption]
The Postman will carry his mail through sleet and snow, rain and hail, to get
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="580" caption="Participants of the Polar Plunge run into the ocean at Crissy Field on Feb. 26 in San Francisco, Calif. More than 600 people participated in the event. Jasmine Beaghler/staff photographer"][/caption]
Despite chilly winds, a man in a giant penguin suit merely
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="384" caption="Lisa Miller delights in her new mix CD, exchanged at the San Francisco Mixtape Society's one year anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 20th at the Make-Out Room. Gregory Moreno / staff photographer"][/caption]
Some would say the window to the soul is through one’s
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Derailleurs dance a routine on the importance of wearing helmets when riding bicycles at the Cyclecide Swearhouse on Friday, Feb. 11. Henry Nguyen / staff photographer "][/caption]
What do you get when you take a group of charismatic women that mixes
Showing that you're in love with someone doesn't usually involve a sailor's costume with a hula hoop or a coordinated magic act on trampolines, but a new San Francisco performance piece may change all that.
Z Space Theatre Company, in conjunction with local director Mark Jackson
If you had told Garry Shandling 30 years ago that 1,400 people would pay money and crowd into a theater to see him, he probably would have made a joke that it was his public execution.
Roaring laughter spouted out of the Castro Theatre on Thursday as