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It’s one thing to recall a moment of
When it comes to buying textbooks, most students expect to pay big bucks, face book shortages and wait in long lines at the SFSU Bookstore, but BIGWORDS.com may be the solution to alleviate book buying difficulties.
BIGWORDS.com takes the lowest prices of books from top online book
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College students are always looking for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Cinema professor, Jan Millsapps, spent three years researching at various locations such as the Lowell Observatory and Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Mojave Desert for her second novel, “Venus on Mars.” Photo by Alejandrina Hernandez / Xpress"][/caption]
With NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover constantly
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Entrepreneurs are always looking for new ways of doing
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Students have the power to determine the course of a teacher’s career at the end of each semester, and they may not even
Gift giving can be miserable. Finding the perfect gift for a partner — even a longstanding one — can be even more difficult. Choosing a sweater or a necklace has become the solution for holiday gifting to a significant other, but big retailers are way off
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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="After being asked to leave the third floor of Mary Ward Hall for "scaring the residents," student Melissa Covert took her Ouija board to a friend's dorm room in another building on campus to seek further answers about the Copeland murder-suicide
‘Tis the season for finals and tuition payments as the holiday season begins and the end of the year draws near.
As students, faculty and staff prepare to close the semester, holiday spirit is emerging all over SF State. The Children’s Campus is getting in the
The holidays and finals are coming up fast and the stress is enough to get to anyone. Stressed out students can turn to tried-and-true methods of drinking more caffeine until they can push through and chain smoking, but here’s a healthy alternative: a quickie.
College graduates have come to understand the stress and competitiveness of the job market all too well, and bridging the gap between college grads and companies has become a job in itself.
Gradspring, an online job board and career resource for new graduates, might be the
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For some scholars, receiving a lifetime achievement award means the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Maria Duong, right, a second-year student, sits on Matthew McGrath's lap, left, a third-year student, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday Nov 26, 2012. They flirt, giggle and look at one another when asked if they're in a relationship. Duong
After almost a decade of being suspended, the Office of International Programs has opened up the opportunity to study in Israel despite recent violence in the Gaza Strip. The current semester was the first time the program has allowed students to apply to the University of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="SF State student Laura Kelly, 26, looks through ceramic bowls during the annual holiday ceramic sale inside Room 192 of the Fine Arts Building in San Francisco on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Photo by Godofredo Vasquez/Xpress"][/caption]
Christmas music fills up Room 192
Urine? You're out!
Officers observed a women’s restroom window that someone had attempted to open in the Gymnasium Nov. 22. After some serious investigating, it was determined that access was not gained by this bathroom bandit. In all fairness, sometimes controlling your bladder is just not
The United Black Student Unions of California Northern Region Conference hosted 250 students at SF State. Highlights included a welcome by Dr. Kenneth Monteiro, who is dean of the College of Ethnic Studies and the Black Family Pledge, the singing of the Black National Anthem,
San Franciscans majoring in technology and IT fields at SF State have new reason to be hopeful that they will avoid joining others in the unemployment line.
Through a grant program launched in March, San Francisco will be working with local tech companies and educational resources, such
Being unhappy with your appearance is hard enough to handle. The struggle to lose the extra pounds, appear taller and get the perfect haircut can psychologically weigh on a person’s soul. But when your biological sex feels wrong, making a change for the better can be
The Student Involvement and Career Center at SF State had nine staff members and one manager in 2008. Four years later, only one counselor remains to assist more than 30,000 students.
The center was organized to help students with a future career, but a lot of
As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night.
“Prop. 30 was a ‘pass or doomsday’ proposition for me,” Fisher, a political science major at SF State, said. “I’m glad
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The California State University Board of Trustees has shelved the
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Living in a world with stressors and constantly moving from
Nov. 9 there was a report of a knife left unattended at the J. Paul Leonard Library. Officers responded and took possession of the knife and marked it for destruction — which, if you think about it, is not entirely fair. This student could
As a way to continue its legacy of community outreach, the SF State Black Student Union will be hosting 250 BSU students from Northern California high schools on campus Nov. 17 for the Black Student Union Northern Region Conference.
The annual conference is sponsored by United
It’s supposed to be fun, exciting and meaningful like something out of the movies, but anyone who’s lost their virginity knows that it doesn’t always go quite like that.
The average age that a person loses his or her virginity is roughly 17 years old, according
iLearn is preparing to get revamped with new features just in time for the upcoming spring semester.
Academic Technology, a resource that offers services for SF State's learning systems such as CourseStream and LabSpace, recently unveiled a plan for an updated version of iLearn which will
SF State recently opened its doors to a new disability institute with hopes of educating students, staff and faculty about disability history and encouraging empowerment on campus.
Located in the Humanities Building, the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability has made its prime focus to promote disability
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Members of Students for Quality Education gathered at Malcolm X Plaza
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="256" caption="Jess Nguyen is one of many SF State students who identifies as genderqueer, or someone who considers themselves to have a gender that is neither male or female. Some genderqueer students may receive special accommodations for on-campus housing. Photo by John
Freshman Karina Banuelos votes for the first time, after four years of being invested in the Obama campaign. Banuelos is a sociology major, working her way through school. She believes that being socially aware could help prevent future corruption in the government.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="SF State student Jasmin Hoo, center, cheers along hundreds of other democrats during an election night party hosted by Mayor Edwin Lee and the S.F. Democrats in San Francisco on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Photo by John Ornelas / Xpress"][/caption]
Nov. 3 at Cox Stadium, officers responded to a report of a juvenile subject with a laceration on her head. Medics responded and treated the subject, who refused medical transportation and was transported to UCSF Medical center by her father. If not in a
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Danny Myers, a senior broadcast and electronic communications art major, is a contestant on the Oxygen network's reality show "Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too," which premiered Nov. 5, 2012. Myers is an aspiring voice-over actor and was the Fall