Amid the frenzied tragedies of the past couple weeks, it’s easy to overlook the minute, albeit powerful, bright moments of humanity.
SF State played host to a blood drive this past week, sponsored by Phi Gamma Chi and Blood Centers of the Pacific partnership.
On Friday, two blocks of Soma’s district held a block party showcasing multiple artists, dancers, and live performers. The showcase was filled with events ranging from a live Samba dance to a giant wall used to highlight members of the crowd in costume.
The event was
Weekend winds spread embers from the fires in Northern California and ignited new blazes, forcing mandatory evacuations of about 400 more homes on the edge of Sonoma.
The Northern California fires began last Sunday and consist of 15 active blazes across eight counties that have burned
The sun is red. The earth, white. There is no sky. Just across the highway, life appears to continue. Santa Rosa, despite being one of the most severely impacted cities in Sonoma County, is doing everything it can to care for its own in the
Classroom windows and doors were closed shut as the smoke-induced haze covered the SF State campus.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a health advisory and spare the air alert due to smoke from the ongoing North Bay fires causing “unprecedented levels
The San Francisco State baseball team takes time out of their practice on Oct. 6 at the SF State baseball field to reflect and talk about one question: Why baseball?
Despite her lack of sleep, Sibylla Herbrich walked into SF State’s journalism department Monday afternoon with a smile on her face, ready to teach. Monday’s lecture included how to safely photograph fires by listening to emergency scanners, understanding the code and sticking with firefighters to
Powerful texts that were forbidden to be taught and read in different educational institutions, including correctional facilities, were revisited by students and professors alike during Banned Book Week.
The Richard Oakes Multicultural Center put on the Banned Book Week event that took place in the lobby
[caption id="attachment_79111" align="alignnone" width="800"] Gabriela Cerros, an Ethnic Studies student representative, attends an Associated Students Incorporated government board of directors meeting in Jack Adams Hall at SF State, Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017. (Bryan Ramirez/Golden Gate Xpress)[/caption]
Last fall Shirin Jafari was enrolled in 19 units, was
The recruitment process to turn an athlete into a Gator athlete isn’t as strenuous as one may think.
At San Francisco State, each sport goes through its own unique recruitment process by means of determining who would be a good fit for the team and the
A #NoMuslimBan vigil was held on Monday at Civic Center Plaza, a day before the Trump administration planned to announce their third iteration of the travel ban.
The event was hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a non-profit, civil rights advocacy group based in Santa
The lonely bench near the Radio and Television Building was demolished before the fall 2017 semester began, and if students haven’t noticed the “no designated smoking area” picket signs posted on campus, then the new smoking policy might take some time to be enforced.
The Tubbs Fire consumed 25,000 to 30,000 acres of Santa Rosa land, forcing many people to evacuate their residences, according to a tweet from the Santa Rosa Fire Department.
The Tubbs Fire–– named after Tubbs Lane in Calistoga, California, where the first signs of the growing
A previous version of this article stated that two sources–– Kyle Guerrero and Michael Gies–– both said that they were helping put out the fire "simply because they liked to put out fires." While this was true for Gies, Guerrero later made it clear that he
Last Monday morning, America woke to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history after a gunman opened fire on the estimated 22,000 people attending a country music festival in Las Vegas, leaving 58 dead and nearly 500 injured.
For one survivor, SF State alumna Christine
Students whizzing around on electric skateboards are becoming more of a common sight at SF State. The latest e-boards are proving to be legitimate modes of transportation while being fun in a way that differentiates them from their non electric counterparts. Students who have incorporated
[caption id="attachment_78980" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Kaylee Lao, 6, holds a picket sign in protest of the "Salary Union Rights Movement," in San Franciso on Monday October 9, 2017. (Kayleen Fonte/ Golden Gate Xpress)[/caption]
CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) marched in front of the Administration building this morning, chanting
Update 4:50 p.m.
The number of fire-related fatalities has grown to 10, officials say.
As communities are destroyed by fire aggravated by strong winds and pervasive drought, fire departments have shifted from fighting fires, to saving lives, according to Ken Pimlott, the director of the California Department
Thursday, Oct. 5 is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Many college campuses hold mental health awareness events and provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to fill out a depression screening survey. This year, SF State is not one of those campuses.
Here at SF State,
As Santia Herrera strolled past the dim sum spot near Mission and Persia streets Sunday, her four-year-old daughter rode a pink bike. It was 70 degrees, and a perfect day for the Excelsior District’s annual Sunday Streets block party.
After a long day of sunshine,
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Correction: This article previously incorrectly quoted a source in the article, Melissa Camacho, in regards to the following line: "Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s strongest hurricane since 1932, has left the island almost unrecognizable
Jocelyn Avila’s boyfriend was in shock when his car started to sway from side to side, confused when people began evacuating the buildings — all she could do was watch and listen on FaceTime.
Avila, an SF State student from Cuernavaca, México, was on the phone
First signed into law by President Johnson on Sept. 17, 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month has over three decades of history. Despite this lengthy history, awareness of the celebration is still strangely low.
The National Hispanic Heritage Week bill originally outlined a week of praise
The anticipated pinnacle of the canceled “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley ended in a small show of right and left wing supporters clamoring to drown out each other’s voices last Wednesday.
A crowd that fluctuated in size every hour, as students walked from and
At Mission High School on Saturday, volunteers and government officials came together to create a workshop for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals in response to the Trump administration’s closure of the program.
Hundreds of DACA recipients flooded the high school’s halls, and patiently waited
Several SF State students on campus were asked to sing their favorite song lyric on Sept. 28. Many shared their favorite lyric from songs such as hit single “Bodak Yellow” by Cardi B to Beyonce’s “Listen.” The variety of song choices show the different personalities
“Get the son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!”
These were President Donald Trump’s words last Friday, Sept. 22 in Huntsville, Alabama, regarding what he would like to hear NFL owners say to their players who do not stand
Coming off of their 2-1 win against California State University, East Bay, men’s soccer added another win to their record against CSU, Monterey Bay on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Cox Stadium.
The San Francisco State University Gators won their second game of the weekend against the
On a sunny Sunday at Cox Stadium, the San Francisco State University women’s soccer team ended the weekend on a good note with a 2-0 victory over California State University, Monterey Bay Otters.
Freshman Tami Kwong started October leading her team in goals with five.
The San Francisco State University women’s soccer win was as rough as sliding down a playground slide covered in sandpaper.
“But a win is a win,” said freshman Tami Kwon.
Coming into Friday afternoon's cloudy match, the Gators had an overall record of 5-2-1 and California State
After their first two conference games ended in disappointment, the third saw the men’s soccer team win in a tight 2-1 match against California State University, East Bay at Cox Stadium.
The first half started off aggressive when, within the first two minutes, the Pioneers had
The Jose & Ivan Show, a podcast about San Francisco State University’s sports, some news and other topics that may arise. Created by Golden Gate Xpress reporters Jose Jimenez from the Bay Area and Ivan Corona from Southern California, both will occasionally fight over which
Video games at SF State are getting an upgrade to its playtime and are in the preliminary stages of sending a dose of virtual reality (VR) into the realm of physical fitness on campus.
Lecturer and research assistant Dulce Hiraci Gomez of the kinesiology department said
The Gators on SF State’s men’s basketball team had their best season in over seven decades last year, yet did not achieve everything they set out to.
This does not mean the team is not doing everything they can to build off of this success.
The Women’s soccer winning train was halted by the Chico State University Wildcats on Sept. 22, by losing at Chico 1-0. This was the first CCAA match of the season and it was also the first time the Gators were outshot. The Wildcats put up