Saturday May 18, 40 graduating students of SF State's queer community, along with their supporting friends and families, gathered to attend the first Lavender Graduation at SF State.
In light of the Associated Students, Inc. Queer Resource Center opening last fall, the inaugural ceremony, funded by ASI,
Finals have once again crept into the lives of SF State students as they try their best to save their GPAs before mentally checking out for summer.
This means students face extremely long hours cramming a semester's worth of knowledge to solidify their passing grades before entering that three-month
Two people were arrested on SF State campus yesterday afternoon after they stole a laptop from a mall shopper, then fled to campus, according to University authorities.
Three people stole the laptop from a shopper near the Apple Store in Stonestown Galleria, then fled the scene in
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Jacky Chow, a senior criminal justice major, dressed in his job interview attire on Monday, May 20, 2013. Photo by Mike Hendrickson / Xpress[/caption]
As the class of 2013 prepares to leave life at SF State, many graduates find themselves on the
SF State hosted its share of excitement this past week with six arrests, two protests and a load of stress to students, staff and faculty.
The arrest of six non-resident persons at SF State on the night of Thursday, May 16 sparked a protest of about
A few years ago, it was normal to graduate with a bachelor's degree in four years or less.
Since starting college at SF State in 2009, Kourtney Evans has had to delay her graduation due to financial hardships.
"My loans barely cover my tuition. Rent, books, bills,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Lea Lunden, soon-to-be SF State psychology graduate, stands in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. This amphitheater is the alternate location for the psychology department's graduation on Saturday, May 25 for SF State psychology students. This graduation, thought up and
SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of "police brutality" during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary Ward Hall last night.
The group of approximately 50 protesters held signs that read "End Police Brutality" and
After graduating art school, Nathan Watson has managed to stay busy and keep his creative endeavors going at full force.
With a master's in fine arts and bachelor's in history, Watson says that one of his greatest achievements is to be able to work on behalf
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Several non-residents were arrested and forcefully removed from Mary Ward Hall at SF State this evening after a fire alarm was set off in the dorm.
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Biology students group together in the SEPAL classroom as they study for a final exam on Monday, May 13, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
From all-nighters to intense cramming sessions, many students will go to extreme lengths to get that
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While waiting to learn if he was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival, Joey Izzo received an unexpected email from the festival requesting more information. Having submitted his short film for a slot in the prestigious film festival that
The collapse of a Bangladeshi garment factory building, which produced American and European retail clothing, reverberated around the world. The tragedy left 1127 low-wage workers dead and thousands injured caused by neglect of safety standards by building owners.
SF State recently identified its connection to this
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State students in the Holistic Health course taught by Erik Peper are finding increased productivity and happiness with the implementation of stretch breaks that occur multiple times throughout his three hour lecture on Monday, May 6, 2013. Photo by Frank
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Julie Feinstein Adams met Scott Adams after she helped a close friend create a Match.com profile. She and Adams have been married for 7 years. Photo by Frank Leal/Xpress"][/caption]
Julie Feinstein Adams spent two tiresome years on JDate, an online dating website
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom gives a speech on his new book "Citizenville" in the SF State J. Paul Leonard Library on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Photo by Frank Leal/Xpress"][/caption]
Social media has created a platform for communication unlike one that has ever
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] SF State student and Panetta Congressional Internship Program winner Margaux Curcuru in the San Francisco Public Library on Friday, April 29, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress[/caption]
Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly referred to Margaux Curcuru's career pursuit
A woman dressed in red robes raised an urn of lit incense up to the sky to guide the young man’s spirit into the afterlife.
Buddhist nuns chanted prayers as more than 200 mourners in the memorial hall of McAvoy O’Hara Evergreen Mortuary walked to the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Parks and Recreations professor, Erik Rosegard, offered himself as the bait to entice students into relieving their own stress by dunking him in the dunk tank on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Photo by Frank Leal / Xpress"][/caption]
There's no better way to
Campus police are circulating the photo of a man suspected of a sexual assault in the Towers April 28.
The suspect, who is described by police as a 20-year-old African American male around 5 feet 3 inches tall, allegedly entered the victim's room and forced himself
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Customers pass a Cafe Nordstrom sign as they exit the store on Friday May 3, 2013. A food handler of the cafe has recently been diagnosed with typhoid fever. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress."][/caption]
Students who have dined at the Nordstrom
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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State's Muslim Student Association (MSA) members Moaan Ahmed, left, and Ali Al-Arabi, right, pray in room C-139 in the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Monday, April 29, 2013. Photo by Frank Leal / Xpress"][/caption]
Soon after the
Two SF State officials have been arrested in the month of April. One, a former director, the other a records supervisor at the University Police department. Their alleged crimes and roles at the University are different, but their last names are the same. Meet Julie
The wife of the former SF State environmental health and occupational safety director who allegedly took part in a bribery scheme that cheated the University out of millions of dollars, was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property by University Police, according to an
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="People gathered in front of the court room entrance before the arraignment of former SF State Director Robert Shearer and Chemical Hazardous Materials Technology owner Stephen Cheung at Hall of Justice Friday April 26, 2013. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Stephen Cheung's attorney Garrick Lew declines press comments while exiting the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Stephen Cheung and former SF State Director Robert Shearer's arraignment was rescheduled for Friday afternoon. Photo by Gabriella Gamboa / Xpress"][/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="A University Police officer walks out of the Creative Arts Building holding a shoe box after a reported bomb threat on Monday, April 22, 2013 and put it in his trunk and drove away. Afterwards, the students where let back in
By Lulu Orozco
Within a few days last week, a number of tragic events hit the country leaving college students, who are already struggling to get through their last month of finals, to cope with tragedies on a massive scale.
Monday, April 15, the sound of two
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State student Rachel Larsen prepared Kundiman, or Filipino art song, for her final recital. Larsen's grandmother was her inspiration for the song. Photo by Samantha Benedict / Xpress"][/caption]
Standing at a mere 5-foot-3, 22-year-old Rachel Larsen is packed with passion and
The University Police Department evacuated the Creative Arts Building due to a bomb threat Monday morning. Students were allowed back into the building directly after UPD removed a black Converse shoebox from the premises. Although there is no official confirmation, the shoebox is believed to
By Daniel Mariano
For 20-year-old Susy Ibañez, stage fright had always been an obstacle.
Because she had no prior dance training, Ibañez felt shy and uncoordinated. She never would've performed on stage or even auditioned for a dance until she became a part of SF State’s Pilipino Cultural Night
In the middle of SF State's quad on a sunny Friday afternoon, about 60 people sat shoeless in front of a scholar dressed in white garb and a kufi, listening to him preach mankind's forgetfulness of its creator, Allah. Several spectator students sit nearby listening
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State student Christopher Valentino receives his award in the outstanding student leader category from President Leslie E. Wong at the Dean of Students Leadership Awards at the Seven Hills Conference Center on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Photo by Samantha Benedict
Tote bags made from T-shirts, a bike-powered concert, and students from Fossil Fuel SFSU shouting "dance for the Earth" emphasized SF State student appreciation for Earth Day at Malcolm X Plaza on Thursday, April 17.
The group, SF State ECO Students, tabled the event, as well as many
Photo by Jessica Roberts
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="960" caption="High winds blow sand across Great Highway by Ocean Beach on Monday, April 8, 2013, resulting in the closure of the highway to traffic. Photo by Jessica Roberts / Special to Xpress"][/caption]
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