[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Laura Melroy 25-years-old a grad student biology major (MS ecology evolution conservation) rides out of the Bike Barn at SF State towards the nearest bike path, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Four new sustainability courses are coming to SF State, one of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Kristian Juarez(15) runs between SF State's Cheer Team after being introduced at Gator Madness in SF State's Main Gymnasium, on Friday, Oct. 18. Gator Madness gave students the chance to meet athletes from the wrestling team, and the men's and women's
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State student Lewis Woods, keynote speaker for the 5th annual Guardian Scholars Program Luncheon, gives a speech at the Sir Frances Drake Hotel on Oct 18. The Guardian Scholars Program is a SF State organization designed to help children in
Oct. 25 Costume Dodgeball Tournament
Friday, Oct. 25, Campus Recreation will host a costume dodgeball tournament in Gym 100 at 6 p.m. Though the entry deadline for teams has passed, students can watch teams compete.
Source: Student Life at SF State
Oct. 25 Nightmare on Holloway
A Halloween-themed dance
Today kicks off SF State's fourth annual Sustainability Fest, an event designed to draw attention to green initiatives on university campuses nationwide.
The University has expanded the nationwide event Campus Sustainability Day into a two day event covering Oct. 23 and 24.
It's a time to recognize the successes,
Friday, commuters across the Bay Area awoke to the painful realization that this was day one of a BART strike.
Union representatives announced Thursday night their employees would walk off the job after a 28-hour marathon negotiation ended at an impasse.
Both sides traded jabs Friday and
[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
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Dr. Weining Man holds two models of Isotropic Disordered Photonic Band Gap Structures in her laboratory on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Dr. Man was recently awarded a 400k grant by the National Science Foundation. Photo Ryan Leibrich / Xpress[/caption]
For the last
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] The Daly City BART station coninues to operate normally on Friday, Oct. 24th, 2013. The BART union and management are still in negotiations, which still leaves the possibility of another BART strike next week. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress[/caption]
Anne Harris was recently hired to fill the associate vice president of development vacancy, a position responsible for overseeing fundraising campaigns for SF State.
Harris has worked in the CSU system for the past 16 years, and most recently came from CSU East Bay. SF State
Nikhom Thephakaysone pled not guilty to three felony counts including the alleged murder of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez today at his arraignment. He is being detained without bail.
SFPD arrested Thephakaysone, Sept. 24 in connection to a shooting that killed Valdez. He also faces charges for assault
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Miles Jay (left) plays the buzuq as Tareq Rantisi (right) beats a drum during an Arabic music seminar in McKenna Theater on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The seminar was part of Room for Hope, a festival celebrating Palestinian culture. Photo by
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State students load on and off of the outbound M-line train at the 19th and Holloway stop, going toward Balboa Park, Sept. 23, 2013. There is a recent proposal to move the stop to Park Merced to cut down on
Justin Luke Valdez
Sept. 4, 1993 - Sept. 23, 2013
Justin Luke Valdez, an environmental activist and passionate swimmer, died last Monday in San Francisco, Calif.
Valdez, 20, was shot and killed exiting the M-Oceanview Muni line on Randolph and Bright streets in San Francisco’s Ingleside District.
The alleged shooter of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez faces three felony charges including murder, and is being held without bail, the San Francisco District Attorney's office announced today in a press release.
Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and possession
SF State students, professors, friends and family met to remember recently deceased student Justin Valdez at a candlelight vigil yesterday night atop Cesar Chavez Student Center.
“He was fearless. He didn't fear life,” said Valdez’s older sister Jessica Labidi.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="960"] Jessica and Nizar Labidi,
SFPD announced the 30-year-old male suspect detained for charges of murder of SF State student Justin Valdez is also an SF State student, in a press conference today.
Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he got off
Special Education credential program receives grant
The U.S. Department of Education will provide SF State with a grant to aid students who want to become early childhood special educators, a career that is in demand.
The 1.2 million dollar grant will aid the Careers and Inclusive Resources Related
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Javier Morelos Garza grabs the final seat during musical chairs at the La Raza Student Organization's festival in Malcolm X Plaza Sept 18, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
Vibrant banners and flags of Latin American countries adorned the stage in Malcolm X
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Daniel Ellsberg, known for leaking the Pentagon Papers and key speaker, answers a question during the "Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data" San Francisco State University Constitution Day Panel on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. Photo by
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Stephanie Jacobs, a graduate student, pays for her parking fee with a credit card at one of the new parking machines in the SF State Public Parking garage on Sept. 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo by Amanda Peterson /
SF State will host a panel this Tuesday called “Civil Liberties and National Security in the Age of Big Data.”
Three SF State professors will sit with an American Civil Liberties Union attorney and Daniel Ellsberg, the former military advisor responsible for the leak of the
The Associated Students, Inc. is inviting all SF State students to participate in a town hall meeting in The Depot Wednesday, Sept. 18 at noon to learn what ASI does with the $42 each student pays them every semester.
“I am certain that students have no
For Muhammad Awadalla's father, Nizario, opening a pizzeria at his alma mater SF State has been a dream. Almost 30 years since the first Nizario's Pizza has opened, that dream is now a reality.
Nizario's Pizza, Awadalla's father's namesake, and new snack shop, Quickly, are two
SF State's Quad bustled with activity Wednesday, Sept. 4, as students flew down slides, competed in obstacle courses and enjoyed free food courtesy of Associated Students, Inc.'s second annual ASI Kick-off.
The event provided students with food, carnival games and inflatable attractions hosted by a variety of
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"] California State University Chancellor Timothy White speaks to SF State student Onyi Udeh at a reception for students. The reception was held at The Village on Centennial Square Courtyard at SF State on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Gavin McIntyre /
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Members of Pi Kappa Phi pose next to Cesar Chavez Plaza on Thursday, August 28, 2013. The fraternity is recruiting new members as part of rush week. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress[/caption]
One of the most common ways for college students
A small leak from a water pipe was discovered in the Creative Arts Building earlier today forcing SF State to shut off the water and close the restrooms inside the building momentarily, officials said.
The leak, which occurred in an administrative lounge in Creative Arts building
[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.
This semester, SF State's Associated Students, Inc. and Cesar Chavez Student Center are consolidating to become a single enhanced student auxiliary.
The University’s goal to merge both auxiliaries would build SF State’s identity and give student government a stronger presence and impact on campus, according to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Students walk out of the Wellness Center at the Ingleside City College of San Francisco campus on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in San Francisco, Calif. Photo by Philip Houston / Xpress[/caption]
Like the other 80,000 students at City College of San Francisco,
Last Thursday SF State kicked off the fall semester for incoming and returning students with a plethora of festivities from moving into the dorms to pigging out on campus grub in the series of events known as, Welcome Days.
Thursday marked the official move-in day for
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SF State graduate Leila Mzali will be traveling to Afghanistan to participate in a five-month internship with Skateistan, a a non-governmental organization used to help empower Afghan girls and street kids through skateboarding and education opportunities. Photo by Samantha Benedict /
More than 4,000 graduates attended SF State's graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Graduates and their friends and family gathered in Cox Stadium to celebrate. Guest speaker, Larry Baer, CEO of the San Francisco Giants, said this is the “greatest class ever.”
Class of 2013 has more
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Decensae White (32) shoots from the free throw line during a game against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters Dec. 1, 2012. The Gators went on to win 60-55. Photo by John Ornelas / Xpress[/caption]
SF State star basketball player Decensae White