15 Sep 2016

Letter to the editor

To the Editor, The article, “Young medical cannabis patients lose access” in the Sept. 7, 2016 issue of the Golden Gate Xpress is very misleading. The title claims that medical cannabis

28 Aug 2016

Letter to the editor

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13 May 2015

Police take step in right direction of accountability with body cameras

With a plethora of reports flooding the media regarding recent police shootings and incidents of brutality captured on video, it should come as no surprise when everyday citizens want to

06 May 2015

Despite diverse reputation, San Francisco begins to blend in

San Francisco has a long history of being a diverse city, a living and breathing melting pot of civilization that honors and supports the unique eccentricities of every citizen. But

28 Apr 2015

Gender identity warrants public recognition

When Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announced on national television last week that he has been transitioning into a woman since the 80s, viewers no longer saw the awkward, introverted figure the

25 Feb 2015

Right to vaccinate child belongs to the parent

We live in a world where modern medicine has cured diseases, extended life expectancy and overcome hurdles that were once considered science fiction, but with the stigma that continues to

21 Feb 2015

Accountability necessary in light of recent police brutality

Law enforcement officers carry an incredible amount of authority, but with that power comes the need for responsibility and accountability. An official Police Academy credo enlists officers “to protect and

11 Feb 2015

Recent attacks question campus safety

On any given day, a casual stroll across campus might include seeing friends sunning on the quad, chatting with student club members in Malcolm X Plaza or making a quick

05 Feb 2015

Old news overcomes click-baiting in journalism world

The only thing truly predictable in journalism is the unpredictable. Sure, news is going to happen all day every day, but trying to determine which stories will make the most

(Left to right) associate dean Susan Shimanoff,  dean Daniel Bernardi and associate dean Todd Roehrman, the dean staff of the college of liberal and creative arts, field questions from Xpress staff members during a formal interview Wednesday Dec. 3. 
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14 Dec 2014

Shifted State: New interim dean looks to reconfigure college

Changes within an SF State college are linked to the appointment of a new interim dean. Now, the arrangement of department spaces is in flux as faculty grapple to find their space at the University.

(Left to right) First time voters Ryan Doyle, Lindsey Herbert and Xiomara Duran cast their ballots in the Junior Towers at SF State on election night Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Helen Tinna/Xpress.
05 Nov 2014

2014 Midterm Election Wrap up

The Nov. 4 midterm election brought new and repeat voters to the three polling locations within SF State proximity, who helped determine local and statewide races and propositions. Some campaigns

Justin Lovell, marketing major, casts his vote at the SF State polling place located in the Junior Towers Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.
04 Nov 2014

#SFSUvotes: follow the state and local elections live

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30 Oct 2014

Midterm Elections 2014: State propositions and elections

With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, voters will soon pile into poll booths next Tuesday, casting their ballots to determine the fates of local and statewide elected positions

30 Oct 2014

Midterm Elections 2014: Local measures

With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, voters will soon pile into poll booths next Tuesday, casting their ballots to determine the fates of local and statewide elected positions

01 Oct 2014

Using fake names online creates issues in real life

Today, more than half of people over the age of 25 use smartphones and tablet devices to email, browse the web or connect to social media. But 30 years of

SF State President Les Wong answers questions during an interview given by Xpress editors in the Administration Building Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
23 Sep 2014

Wong envisions changes to University in a Q&A session with Xpress

Golden Gate Xpress editors sat down with SF State President Leslie E. Wong last week to discuss the future of the University. The Gator president expanded on his plans for

23 May 2014

Congratulations to the Journalism Department’s graduating class of 2014!

  2014 JOURNALISM GRADUATES   Rhys Kawika Alvarado Rachel Catherine Aston Beza Beneberu Samantha Darian Benedict Michele Lesley Bird Justice Paul Boles Haley Brianna Brucato Stephanie Danelia Castillo Nicole Kiana

02 May 2014

UPDATED: Student Health Center flooded, bathrooms shut down for broken water main

UPDATE 5/6: SF State will make a claim against the insurance of Express Plumbing for damages after the external contractor burst a water line behind the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building,

Outgoing Dean of Students Joseph Greenwall hugs Tina Marie Rossi, the aquatic fitness and wellness coordinator, at a farewell event in his honor in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Center at SF State Tuesday, April 22. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress
23 Apr 2014

Campus honors Greenwell’s involvement at SF State

Joseph Greenwell, the Dean of Students, will leave SF State after eight years of service April 30, to begin his new career at UC Berkeley in the fall. Greenwell was

08 Oct 2013

Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

Q: How would you describe your last year here and what are your goals looking forward? W: Coming to a campus with a stellar reputation with probably the brightest students

17 Sep 2013

Xpress staff approves use of police shock weapons with proper training

Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta With 24-hour door monitoring and increased in-and-out visitor registration being enforced in the dorms, it’s clear that campus security is on the rise. But what paramounts

10 Sep 2013

City and campus must negotiate for cheaper student transportation

Eighty-nine percent of SF State students live off-campus, which makes transportation critical to our University’s success. But out of all 23 CSU campuses, SF State is the only one that

04 Sep 2013

Transparency imperative in ASI & student center merger

With the merging of two student government bodies at SF State underway, questions about how they will maintain their current services have arisen. The website for the Enhanced Student Auxiliary

28 Aug 2013

Xpress staff weighs in on the CCSF accreditation crisis

Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta With a little more than an academic year left for City College of San Francisco, its accreditation — along with its state funding — will likely

25 May 2013

SF State graduation brings in thousands

[set_id=72157633700637480] More than 4,000 graduates attended SF State’s graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Graduates and their friends and family gathered in Cox Stadium to celebrate. Guest speaker, Larry Baer,

16 May 2013

Finals fail to measure or aid student success

Final exams, end of semester projects and bouts of nightlong cram sessions are upon us. With all the talk of assignments, worth a quarter to a third of our grades,

11 May 2013

Online dating secret tips revealed

Gone are the days of “boy meets girl.” These days, a more likely scenario is “boy likes girl’s profile, girl lurks through boy’s pictures, boy flirtatiously messages girl.” Who doesn’t

01 May 2013

Photo of the Week

May 1 The Golden Gate Xpress will feature a photo every week in print and online from SF State students — and it could be yours! Email your photos: xpressnewsstaff@gmail.com

01 May 2013

Alcatraz exhibit highlights Native American history

By Lulu Orozco The opening celebration of the historic American Indian occupation exhibit “We Are Still Here” echoed through the walls of Alcatraz Island, where occupation veterans, historians and university

01 May 2013

In wake of SF State scandal, a call for justice

Just when we thought the worst had happened — years of budget cuts, decreased classes, tuition hikes and prolonged graduations — news broke last week of a University official and

30 Apr 2013

SF State’s music scene fosters vibrant community

[set_id=72157633375486561] By Kristen Martz and Lovelie Faustino As new students living in the dorms at SF State, Gregory DiMartino and Julian Borrego weren’t allowed to practice their music in their