***Additional reporting by Ian Williams***
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Thousands gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Sunday morning in response to an alt-right rally causing an uproar of violence with counter protesters that left 13 arrested.
Counter-protesters, numbering in the hundreds, seized Civic Center Park
The first of this weekend’s counter-rallies took place last Friday at Civic Center, where around 400 counter-protesters held “#UniteAgainstHate” signs and Mayor Ed Lee, along with a diverse set of speakers, condemned Saturday’s white supremacist rally.
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Violent outbursts marked a tense day of demonstrations today in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park as police grappled with controlling the crowd and keeping the peace.
Counter-protesters jumped over barricades into the park after police abandoned the area in the face of hundreds of
***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor***
The canceled press conference by the right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, turned into a victory rally for counter-protestors today after they showed up in droves.
Patriot Prayer was a no-show at its planned press conference
This weekend’s controversial far-right protests, slated to be held on both ends of the Bay, have been canceled—each citing violence for the sudden change of plans.
The city-stopping “Freedom Rally,” set to take place at San Francisco’s Crissy Field this Saturday, was canceled due to safety
The dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Department (COES) at SF State filed a lawsuit yesterday, suing the University for unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation.
On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Kenneth P. Monteiro, Ph.D., dean of the COES, filed the suit in the San
After a 19-year break, the NFL has planned and relocated the Oakland Raiders as well as two other teams.
In addition to this, the 49ers moved from San Francisco to Santa Clara in 2014 in order to have a more modern stadium while still remaining in
SF State’s on-campus crime rate has increased by 43 percent, according to the latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Aug.11.
The report, which includes data from 2013 to 2015, shows a general decrease in crime apart from the three exceptions responsible for the
After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect.
The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses
The Mashouf Wellness Center opens its doors to SF State’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and students, faculty and staff are eagerly awaiting its arrival.
The center, available to students, faculty and staff, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in the main entrance plaza on Tuesday,
As students and faculty looked toward the sky this morning with every intention of seeing the first solar eclipse of the century, they were met with a different view– or lack thereof.
The department of physics and astronomy gathered in the Quad today from 9
Multimedia package on the experience of adjusting to college after prison
** Ian Williams contributed to this article.
The HSS building was shut down earlier today due to police activity in the wake of a bomb threat, according to Mary Kenny, director of news and new media.
Kenny said in an email that the University had received a
Almost two decades of Division II.
Students at SF State have been questioning why the university’s sports teams don't compete under Division I.
The Gators have been a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II for 19 years.
With the men’s basketball team being ranked
The suspect in the killing of an SF State student pleaded not guilty to all counts this morning at the San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City.
Frederick Tran is on trial for the slaying of Ariana Hatami, his girlfriend, on the night of Dec. 17,
SF State students continue to face a lack of diversity in science departments despite a recent increase in graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.
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SF State biology students are teaming up with high school students in East Oakland to test the amounts of lead in their community using samples of dust, paint, water and hair.
In a recent Reuters report, nearly 3,000 communities’ nationwide lead samples were double those
After working vigorously hard on not just creating art pieces, but creating a thesis through their metamorphosing art pieces, for the past three years, SF State’s 2017 Masters of Fine Art opened their final art exhibit in the Fine Arts Gallery. The opening reception held
Traffic accidents killed three people in San Francisco between April 28 and May 1. One victim, Meda Hacopian, 77, was killed while crossing Lake Merced Boulevard at Font Boulevard, the same intersection slated for SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center.
This junction is at the end
In an interview with Xpress, San Francisco State University Interim Provost Jennifer Summit sat down to discuss the CSU Graduation 2025 Initiative. The initiative aims to “raise attention rates, strengthen student learning and improve student experience at all levels,” according to the “Student Success and
After hitting multiple roadblocks when trying to meet graduation requirements, BECA student Tim Blair was finally able to graduate in Winter 2016 – two years after his original expected graduation date.
“I always had issues with classes,” Blair said, noting the time blocks of classes was
The victim of a homicide on Treasure Island Wednesday has been identified as an SF State graduate student.
He was identified by the medical examiner Friday, weeks before accepting his master’s degree, SFGate reported.
Although initially identified as Guo Yuchuan, his professors knew him as Yuchuan
Hundreds of thousands of students, faculty and staff will be put at a disadvantage after Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revision of the state budget for this upcoming year falls short of the California State University system’s request for an additional $325 million in funding.
The SF State men’s soccer team is back to practice in preparation for their upcoming fall season after completing their 2016 regular season with a 9-6-2 overall record, only four points from a playoff berth.
Head coach Javier Ayala-Hil was added to the Gator family
The Chinese for Affirmative Action organization housed a rally at Portsmouth Square Saturday to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act and to protest the recent travel ban and anti-immigrant policies.
Approximately 800 people attended the “The Rally for Inclusion,” according to event organizers.
SF State’s Ideas Week drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff who gave their input as to what they want to see in the University’s future developments.
In an effort to create a community-based master plan for the revitalization of its facilities, the University held events
Additional reporting by Ian Sumner
Tensions are rising between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters on campus, as both groups speak out against the unsettling climate they feel the University administration has created.
President Leslie E. Wong’s rocky history with the local Jewish community, including the two attempts to
The NFL has proven itself to be a hard-hitting sport both on and off the field. Just as viewers have become accustomed to the innate aggression of the game, they have also become all-too complacent with the frequency of sexual assault and domestic violence allegations
SF State’s track and field team will send a record nine athletes to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Championships beginning May 25 in Bradenton, Florida.
This accomplishment comes on the heels of the Gators’ record-breaking season, which continued this past weekend at
A line overflowed outside the Cesar Chavez Student Center as students waited to pick up their Gator Pass made available for the first time Monday afternoon.
The pass, which becomes effective in the fall, doubles as a Clipper card and student ID, gives students unlimited free
Assistant coach Vince Inglima was named interim head coach of the SF State men’s basketball team after Paul Trevor, head coach of seven years, announced his departure to Stanislaus State April 26.
Inglima was hired as Trevor’s lead assistant coach in 2013. During his time as
Walking by Cox Stadium weekdays around noon, voices of women shouting and whistles blowing can be heard from the distance. The smell of freshly cut grass permeates the cool spring air and the sound of cleats striking a soccer ball echoes on the east side
Four Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts majors from SF State were chosen as finalists for the competitive and nationwide Television Foundation’s Internship Program offered by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The competitive program offers a variety of different categories for students to apply
The David Horowitz Freedom Center distributed posters on campus today as part of a campaign criticizing Students for Justice in Palestine of being puppets for Hamas terrorists.
The posters, also posted on Stop the Jew Hatred on Campus website run by the Freedom Center, portray the
J. The Jewish News of Northern California published a duo of damning articles this evening outlining President Wong’s rocky history with the Jewish community on campus.
The publication, which covers a range of topics that pertain to the Northern California Jewish community, published a news story alongside
A science lab is often stocked with white laboratory coats and more often than not those laboratory coats are worn by white scientists, but professional Leticia Marquez-Magana has dedicated her career to opening the door for minority students.
At a young age, Marquez-Magana became interested in