[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Chaz Kelley rehearses his speech about the problems and dangers of Super PACs during the American Forensics Association district qualifier Saturday. Photo by Henry Nguyen."][/caption]
While often confused with the work done by magnifying glass-wielding scientists, forensics has a history that extends
In the heat of the moment, a condom can seem inconvenient. Your lover is lying there, waiting anxiously to be pleasured, and you're fumbling around trying to roll a thin piece of latex over your penis as fast as you possibly can. In that hurry,
Having provided the SF State campus community with textbooks, leisure reads and a number of other school-related supplies since its establishment in 1954, Franciscan Shops, which operates as the SFSU Bookstore, might be put under the management of a for-profit corporation in coming months.
Members of the SF State Women’s Center have made countless efforts over the years to build a strong community and spread optimism throughout the campus. Saturday, March 10, these efforts will be manifest in what they hope is a moving conference that will feature a
While the SF State campus community consistently participates in statewide politics, its engagement in a democratic process much closer to home goes largely unnoticed by the student population.
Despite Associated Students, Inc. controlling nearly $4 million in student fees, when it comes to deciding who will
A low turnout and rainy weather brought gloom to SF State on Thurday’s walkout as a part of the national Day of Action for Education.
Despite many flyers posted throughout campus announcing the event, only about 100 people gathered in the Cesar Chavez Student Center to
After heavy rain and a low student turnout, the March 1 Day of Action activities seemed to fizzle out as quickly as they had begun.
The day's events were led by both Students for Quality Education and Occupy SFSU, and the majority of the activities were
For Federico Villalobos, the factors that led to his participating in the Day of Action could no longer be ignored.
"Why am I walking out? You mean aside from
[caption id="attachment_22145" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Cynthia Gomez, director of the Health Equity Institute at SF State, has helped to secure annual funding for the Bay Area Network for Positive Health. The Group, comprised of 11 agencies around the Bay Area, work together to provide care for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State student Marisa Soski speaks out against the budget cuts to higher education in the Day of Action protest in the Cesar Chavez plaza in SF State on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2011. Photo by Sandy Ha."][/caption]
Once a fitting title for
The emperor's new clothes
University police cited an SF State student for indecent exposure Feb. 24 on the grassy knoll in front of the Humanities building. What the officers probably didn’t realize was that with tuition rising 9 percent each semester, students have had to make
Having sex outside sounds like a lot of fun, but when California state law can actually ruin your life for doing it, the stakes might be too high.
Even though nudity is legal in San Francisco, having an erection while naked or getting down in public
Lines upon lines of to-dos are listed under each day of the week in Katie Sidman’s planner.
Everyday she wakes up at 6 a.m. and takes public transit to SF State where she attends a full load of classes, works out for an hour each day on her
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="265" caption="Once filled by Jessie’s Hot House, a popular campus eatery, the restaurant on the west end of the Cesar Chavez student building is vacant space with paper blocking the windows. Photo by Gil Riego."][/caption]
Sheets of white paper have been plastered in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Andrew Gutierrez, president of Associated Students, Inc., looks at Chancellor Charles Reed as he speaks about the process of choosing the next university president. He is the only student representative on the committee finding candidates to become the next SF State
A large tree branch that fell on Lake Merced Boulevard before 6 p.m. crushed a parked car, blocking traffic for hours.
“When I came out here it was already smashed,” said Abraham Iniguez, a physiology major. “I hit the panic button on the car and I
San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to live in the world, and consequently has one of the country's highest minimum wages, but due to an exemption in state labor law, many students working at SF State make significantly less than the $10.24
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Cinema professor, Britta Sjogren, scours her computer in her office for various photos from her film "Beyond Redemption" in her office in the Fine Arts Building. Photo by Mónica Quesada / Special to Xpress."][/caption]
By Monica Quesada, special to Xpress
Sometimes life imitates
The California State University Board of Trustees officially adopted a policy that will place a limit on the compensation that newly-hired campus presidents can receive.
Under the new policy, CSU presidents are only able to receive 10 percent more than their predecessor's base pay.
“It doesn’t necessarily
SF State students will soon see an increase in a mandatory recreation center fee of $35 that is paid with tuition.
The fee not only covers costs for students to use the current facilities, but also will be used to build a new facility to be completed several
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Poking her head out a vintage Airstream Land Yatch, Sylvee Danger Eskimo takes a customer's order Saturday afternoon, Feb.18, 2012. Photo by Juliana Severe."][/caption]
Food trucks have grown rapidly in popularity in San Francisco during the last few years, so it is
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Terence Yancey was one of the handful of students that spoke before the committee selecting the next SF State university president. Feb.20, 2012. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
The first and only public meeting to discuss the selection of the next president of
A Pirate's Life
A female student reported her vehicle was burglarized while parked on 19th Avenue Feb. 15. Presumably, the robber was so obsessed with pirates in the urban jungle that he captured and ran off with $130 worth of booty from the woman's car. A
There’s nothing quite as nerve wracking as a pregnancy scare, franticly questioning if you might have made a baby during your intense, passion-filled lovemaking last night. Plan A was using a condom, which didn’t happen. That’s why there’s Plan B.
Everyone loves this widely-available little pill
Loitering at the Towers
Police received a call Feb. 10 about a suspicious man lurking around the Towers at Centennial Square behaving very strangely. The fire department responded and determined that he was mentally altered. The man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital following the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Dan Gonzales, a professor of Asian American Studies, talks about his unique teaching style and his history at SF State. Feb.8, 2012. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
He can overwhelm your brain with endless amounts of information, but he would probably rather tell
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
Xpress editors went around campus to ask students what kind of material purchases make them the happiest.
Interviews by Angela Raiford. Shot by Henry Nguyen. Video produced by Godofredo Vasquez.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Students enrolled in the student-run Student Activism Course take a yoga and stretch break during their class, Feb 8. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
Will Nelson and Kelly Corwin are not college teachers. They have long, sunny blonde hair draping their shoulders; they
I’m going to get on top of you and hold you down, your wrists above your head and my mouth at your ear, whispering every juicy little thing I love about what I’m doing to you. Do you like that?
Of course you do. Everyone loves
Significant changes will be coming to financial aid and student loans next year including tougher GPA requirements and limited funding.
The new 2012-2013 budget proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown aims to increase the GPA requirements for the Cal Grant, the financial aid program administered by the
During the Buck Starts Here campaign’s visit to SF State, hosted by Associated Students Inc., students spoke about their experiences with persistent tuition increases in the middle of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Nearby sat a box overflowing with bills featuring the face of Gov. Jerry Brown,
This week is a big one for social media. From hashtags and mentions, to likes and follows, human interactions have been heavily influenced by the likes of Twitter and Facebook.
The globally celebrated Social Media Week is a week-long event about all things pertaining to this growing
Gov. Jerry Brown’s face will be appearing on mock dollar bills on campus today.
Associated Students, Inc. will be hosting the Buck Starts Here campaign in Malcolm X Plaza and in the lobby of the Cesar Chavez Student Center from noon to 2 p.m. The event
An unstable economy and rising tuition has not deterred students overseas from obtaining a degree in the United States.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="325" caption="James Zheng, a student assitant at the Office of International Programs, came to the U.S. from China about 7 years ago. "We are
Marijuana Doesn’t Cure Stupidity
A student decided to hit his bong a few times in his dorm Feb. 2. Apparently, the weed fogged his memory and he forgot that paper towel rolls filled with dryer sheets only make the room smell like Clean Breeze, oh yeah,