Negotiations over the California Faculty Association's current contract, which is still in effect from 2007, is still in heavy bargaining stages between the faculty union and the California State University system due to disputes regarding pay raises.
The CFA made an announcement Monday that the Board
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="512" caption="Faculty members and students participate in an informational picket organized by the California Faculty Association Nov. 8 at SF State. The picket was organized to call attention to a CFA strike Nov. 17. Photo by Gregory Moreno."][/caption]
Spirits were high as SF
[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="400" caption="Crossing guard E.J. Riley-Pryor helps pedestrians cross the street at 19th and Holloway avenues, Nov. 8, 2011. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
As the light turns green, more than 50 students rush past the crossing guard at 19th and Holloway avenues as if
UPDATE: Police arrested a suspect Oct. 20 for the murder of three people, including Shanice Kiel, 19, who had been accepted to SF State. The three were shot after a tattoo party outside a Northern California warehouse. The Oakland man, Paul Arthur Stevenson III, 20,
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Passengers wait for the 28 MUNI line at Holloway and 19th Avenues, near SF State on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
It’s no surprise to students at SF State that 19th Avenue is just a wee bit chaotic. Between
There’s a stigma that online dating is directed toward older generations.
However, with the ever-constant use of social networking sites among young people, developing relationships online doesn’t seem that out of the question.
SF State senior Russell Salerno, 22, realized just that when he began using OkCupid
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Deborah Gerson, left, and Sheila Tully, SF State professors, make signs for tomorrow's informational picketing by the California Faculty Association at SF State, Nov. 7, 2011. Photo by Erik Verduzco."][/caption]
After tense contract negotiations regarding the denial of pay increases for the
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="Kelly Rappleye, a Humanities major, is in a long distance relationship. Her boyfriend, Leo Abraham, works in commercial videography in Los Angeles. They have been together for two years and they visit each other every few months and keep in touch
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="273" caption="Angela Davis is a participant in the Indigenous Women of Color Feminist Delegation, civil and women's rights activist, former professor at San Francisco State, UC Berkley and Mills College. She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization with
Here's a brief update on campus crimes that occurred between October 31 and November 7.
Help a granny out
Sometimes a story appears in the crime blotter that's reminiscent of a grandmother's cooking, Norman Rockwell paintings and the good-ol' days (like when Nickelodeon had the best kids
Songs, films and plays have all been written about San Francisco and it’s no secret that people travel from all around the world to visit this Northern California city. It has a reputation for being a beacon of freedom and liberation, having strong historical ties
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="233" caption="Former women and gender studies faculty member Sally Gearhart shares her experiences in the department in celebration of the 40th anniversary of women focused classes at SF State, Oct. 28, 2011. Photo by Jessica Goss."][/caption]
In the tumult of the late 1960s,
San Francisco is no stranger to off-beat and unique outfits on its streets, but Halloween gives people a new closet to dig their outfits from.
From a bearded lady to mustached plumbers, SF State offers a collection eccentrically costumed student population.
Here is just a sample of what could
Incidents occurred between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31.
Warrants and ruckus
Brass knuckles are called 'poing américain' in French, which is literally translated as an 'American punch.' Apparently, Americans used these tools during the Civil War to beat each other up. One San Francisco 19th century fanatic
[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="alignright" width="342" caption="Tyler Potts-Cornfield, an SF State Spanish and creative writing major, went broke while traveling in Spain and used Youtube and social media websites to fund the rest of his travels. Oct. 10. Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
By Hunter Mulich and Jeff Sandstoe
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="SF State student Emily Irving and her boyfriend Phil Russo pose for a portrait. They are in a polyamorous relationship and often date separately, though at times share a partner between them. Photo by Nick Moone."][/caption]
First dates usually start with conversations
All incidents happened between Oct. 19 and Oct. 24.
Dude, where's my car?
While driving in San Francisco can be a hassle, it is often faster than waiting for the 28 or 29 busses. One individual took upon himself last Saturday to forgo waiting for Muni and
Robert Jackson was 18 when he entered college as a freshman and 35 years old when he finally received his bachelor's degree in Spanish last spring, 17 years since he enrolled in his first college course.
Although most students take less than 17 years in their
Associated Students Inc. invited candidates for San Francisco mayor to SF State Thursday, Oct. 20. Students and community members had the opportunity to introduce themselves and ask questions.
Candidates who spoke at the forum include John Avalos, Leland Yee, David Chiu, Paul Currier, Wilma Pang, Phil
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Students reenter the Humanities building after a fire alarm was triggered on Oct. 19, 2011. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Students in the humanities building were evacuated due to a false alarm today at approximately 12:50 p.m.
While the direct cause of the alarm
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="A teacher from the Yuki Kimono School in Japan demonstrates how to tie a bow the traditional way in the Humanities Symposium Room at SF State on Oct. 18, 2011. Photo by Juliana Severe."][/caption]
A Japanese student in a bright red kimono
Here's a brief update on campus crimes that took place between Oct. 12 and Oct. 18.
Never get in between a person and their $5 footlong. A fight broke out at the Subway on-campus Sunday, requiring campus police to respond. While reviewing the records of the
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="UC Davis police officers Mary Macias, Michael Valenzuela and Lt. Matt Carmichael (left to right) demonstrate how to disarm an attacker during the Active Shooter Awareness Training at SF State on Tuesday. The training sessions are part of Campus Safety Awareness
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="SF State student Alyson Villanueva blocked her ex-boyfriend from viewing her social media sites after he began keeping tabs on her post-breakup through these sites.. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Relationship status: Heartbroken.
Ending a relationship is hard enough, but in the digital age,
Give yourself some credit. Actually, get yourself some credit.
Credit seems like a concern for middle-aged adults with mortgages and car payments, but it’s something students should consider as well.
It is never too early to start establishing a good credit record. There are simple, low-risk techniques
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="448" caption="SF State students Luke Barnesmoore, international relations major, and Melissa Hohl, creative writing major, sit outside their tent in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center in support of the Occupy SFSU sit-in protest on Oct. 14. Photo by Jessica Christian."][/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="California State Senator Leland Yee (center) smiles during a mayoral forum at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage."][/caption]
While political candidates may often be hard to reach, students and community members will be
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="SF State students and faculty quietly sit in a circle in front of the Ethnic Studies Building during the Occupy SFSU general assembly Oct. 13, 2011. The organizing was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement across the country to fight
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="328" caption="Brandon, 2, plays in his classroom at the Early Childhood Education Center at SF State on October 6th. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
Sleepless nights, tight schedules and struggling to pay the bills are common woes on any college campus. These struggles are
Tracy Ward's movement class has a very unique midterm. Instead of filling blue books full of theories, Ward's class headed out to the Cesar Chavez building and performed various types of flash mobs, causing mayhem and distractions for passersby to walk into.
Video by Gil Riego
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="205" caption="Jason Manalang holds a photo of former girlfriend Michelle Le, who police say was murdered during the summer. He is still working toward his goal of running 12 marathons in a year in honor of his deceased father. Photo by Andrew
Students are no strangers to stress. With work, school, finances and family to worry about, stress tends to be an unwelcome presence in many students' lives. But how should they deal? Xpress asks SF State students what grinds their gears and how they choose to
If you look at the concept of gender through black and white lenses, you're missing out on the colorful array of ways to understand and express identity.
Although SF State is a welcoming hub for characters ranging from the taciturn to the flamboyant, there are little to
[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