Interactive map created by Rita Berrios Riquelme
The red dots date where Roundup and Roundup Pro Max has been used this semester, while the blue dots date where Avenger AG has been used.
Students from Fossil Free SFSU are seeking 3,000 signatures for a petition urging administrators to
Two veterans, including one SF State graduate student, are conducting an ongoing study to assess the needs and challenges veterans face while in college.
Graduate Kevin Miller and Victor Inzunza, both Marine veterans, have been reaching out through the Veteran’s Affairs office at SF State to
The Health Promotion and Wellness unit of Student Affairs launched Nourishing Minds this semester in order to promote healthy snacking habits, but students remain unaware of the new program due to lack of advertising.
The program is designed to help students determine which specific snacks and
Vianney Casas was at home waiting for a text from her mom to say she had successfully entered the U.S. The reply she got wasn’t the happy news she was looking for. Her visa had been denied.
“Everything happened in the middle of the night,” Casas
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Ariel Boone and assembly member of district 19, Philip Y. Ting help explain the Affordable Care Act to SF State students at Malcolm X Plaza during an event Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Photo by Amanda Peterson / Xpress[/caption]
SF State's Student Health
Many students are faced with the challenge of staying healthy on a college campus, a struggle that often involves weight gain, stress and loss of sleep — but by taking advantage of on-campus resources, students can put their health woes behind them.
According to a 2005 national
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State student Ariya Amin receives an immunization shot from registered nurse Mira Medan in the Student Health Center on the SF State campus Sept. 3. The Student Health Center provides several programs to provide students with free or discounted inoculations.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State students in the Holistic Health course taught by Erik Peper are finding increased productivity and happiness with the implementation of stretch breaks that occur multiple times throughout his three hour lecture on Monday, May 6, 2013. Photo by Frank
College students are no strangers to foregoing food. Eating takes time and money, two things students are almost always short on. But some students are going to extreme lengths to cut costs.
Skipping meals before a night of drinking is a growing trend known as “drunkorexia,”
According to the 2012 Accenture Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report, the highest selling products in 2012 were smart phones, high-definition TVs, computers and tablet PCs. About 23 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds are high consumers, meaning they buy at least two new electronics
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State students line up for lunch at Ike's Place in The Dungeon at Cesar Chavez Student Center on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The location offers a variety of options for alternative diets including: veggie meats, vegan cheese, and gluten free
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State international student Xue Zhou, 28, an accounting major from China, gets a flu shot at the Student Health Center on campus last Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The health center is advising students to come in and get a vaccination
The SAFE Place and other SF State sexual and relationship health educators are getting the word out about domestic violence and sexual assault on campus.
Today marks the fifth year that The SAFE Place has sponsored Walk in Her Heels—a campus event that raises awareness about
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Shanele Shimabuku, left, administers the flu vaccine to Sabrina Stanley inside Student Health Services in San Francisco Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez / Xpress"][/caption]
UPDATE Oct. 12: Student Health Services, in conjunction with the School of Nursing, will host
Employee Assistance Program information sessions
Eat Right, Live Well: Oct. 30 in Library Room 121 from 11 a.m. to noon or noon to 1 p.m.
Holiday Safety and Welness: Nov. 8 in Library Room 121 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., presented by Human Resources and professor
In response to the chickenpox outbreak on campus Sept. 1, the Student Health Services held special immunization times to administer the chickenpox vaccine at SF State.
According to Alastair Smith, director of Student Health Services, they received 100 doses of the vaccine Sept. 5 and hope that all non-immune
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Danielle Acierto, a five-month pregnant senior at SF State, stands in the J. Paul Leonard Library, May 7. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
Four months ago, Danielle Acierto took a test that did not require studying, and was shocked at the results. The
Students are two signatures closer to receiving extra benefits from the health center.
A student petition circulated April 5 to April 23 to gain support for a proposed Student Health Center fee hike of $25, which will increase gradually through Fall 2016. After review by the
Justin Thielman came from a conservative town. There were no resources for victims of sexual abuse. It wasn’t until he was 20 that he was able to admit to himself the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his father for more than 10
Looks like students will have to find a bit more than pocket change in their couch cushions to cover their medical needs on campus next semester.
The Student Fee Advisory voted unanimously April 4th to accept a proposal for a $25 fee increase for each student,
“Katy” had a 4.0 GPA in high school and was involved in her school’s water polo team in Sacramento County. She never did drugs and had no visible signs of trauma. She was known as a driven and dedicated student.
But the 21-year-old hit her lowest
Samuel Gunter wasn’t staring lazily out of the window because he couldn’t stand the teacher. He thought it was OK that his teacher had to repeat instructions to him once more than the rest of his class.
The SF State art major wasn’t an apathetic child,
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the more of these symptoms a person shows, the greater the risk. The following warning signs are associated with suicide:
Talking about wanting to die
Displaying extreme mood swings
Feeling isolated or
Money still can't buy you love, but it might buy you happiness if you know where to spend it.
According to a recently-published study led by Ryan T. Howell, assistant professor of psychology at SF State, spending money on experiences, not material possessions, can lead to
If you are the type who likes a steamy semi-anonymous rendezvous, the electricity that takes over in a one night stand can be addicting. It’s a flurry of sexual tension, which can only lead to both parties getting caught up in doing things they've only
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Graduate student, Scott Rich, 29, education major with specialization in autism. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. He recently acquired his drivers license, a feat difficult for people with autism to achieve, Rich said. Photo by Gil
She hypnotically stares into her MacBook while constructing a book for her design class and unwillingly lending an ear to the professor lecturing about Asian American studies. The MacBook is strategically hidden so the professor never notices her disobeying his ban of laptops.
Being busy has
Xpress reporter, Kealan Cronin, and sports editor, Godofredo Vasquez ask students how they keep healthy with the food options on campus.
Video by Godofredo Vasquez.
Interviews and produced by Kealan Cronin.
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="SF State English graduate student Emily Watson, 23, participated in the UCSF egg donor program. Photo by Jessica Goss."][/caption]
Fliers asking young women to donate their eggs with the incentive to get compensated with up to $8,000 are a common sight around
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Cigarette butts line the dirt patches along the Humanities Building on Tapia Drive. Photo by Juliana Severe."][/caption]
Students show up to the two designated smoking areas of State Drive in small waves, chatting, mingling and lighting one another's cigarettes. The smell of smoke lingers, isolating
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Marney Weinstock, a dietetics major, tastes the vegetarian dishes she helped prepare during the Veggie Iron Chef in Burk Hall on Oct. 24th, 2011. Photo by Rebekah Didlake."]
SF State, with the cooperation of its organizations and departments, began promoting environmentally friendly
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="SF State students Jonathan Diep, 19 (right) and Johnathan Shay, 19 (left), relieve stress through a guided meditation workshop at the Student Health Center on Tuesday, Oct 4. Photo by Henry Nguyen."][/caption]
Some students can handle it, while others fall victim to
UPDATE: Judge William Alsup denied the majority of a city ordinance that would have required retailers to warn customers about harmful cellphone radiation and health effects Oct 27. Alsup ruled that city officials needed to reword the fact sheet because it implied that cellphones were
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="SF State senior Pasoon Shmadzai studies for a final in the annex on May 3. Aaron Perez / special to Xpress"][/caption]
With finals lurking right around the corner, students are taking it upon themselves to either foster or sabotage their future.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Students jump around in a bounce house on the quad on April 27. To promote stress relief during finals, campus organizations encouraged students to relax by providing activities and food. Gregory Moreno / staff photographer"][/caption]
As final exam season approaches, students might
In 1996, a SF State fraternity created Multicultural AIDS Awareness Day to educate students about the disease.
Fifteen years later, AIDS still exists, but the dedication to awareness has made education more widely available to the SF State community and CSU campuses.
In an attempt to educate