19 Sep 2019

Update on alumnus Brandon Lee

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to support moving an SF State alumnus to San Francisco from the Philippines after he was shot there and left in critical

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17 Sep 2019

Back-and-forth battle ends with Gators commanding victory

The women’s soccer team took total control of the second half during Friday’s late afternoon matchup between the Gators and the Argonauts of Notre Dame de Namur.  The Gators pulled

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13 Sep 2019

Student rapper balances school and music

A.P.E, also known as Ray Molano, began writing raps 15 years ago and has not looked back since. Just this past Friday, he dropped a track called “El Pensativo.”  ​Molano,

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10 Sep 2019

New School of Cinema director strives to create equity, inclusiveness in industry

Giant lime green-bordered letters spell “director” across her floral sequined chest. Her black fur-covered ankles completed the eccentric outfit. A grin flashed across her face, welcoming all into her world

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10 Sep 2019

CSU to provide free legal immigration services

California State University announced Aug. 28 a plan to provide free immigration legal services to students and employees.  As part of this plan, attorneys, paralegals and accredited representatives will visit

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03 Sep 2019

Mahoney: First woman president in SF State history

Lynn Mahoney was originally a U.S. historian with a Ph.D., gearing up to educate students about the record of the past. She expected to be on a traditional teaching path,

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03 Sep 2019

FogCam Stares Death in the Face and Prevails

The FogCam, with its dated, clunky technology and style, greeted both the city of San Francisco and its encompassing fog Sept. 1 after all the obituaries and mournful goodbyes. The

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03 Sep 2019

Federal agencies issue e-cigarette warning amid ongoing investigation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against vaping as it investigates at least 215 instances of severe respiratory disease potentially linked to electronic cigarettes. “Youth, young adults,

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03 Sep 2019

Opponent of homeless shelter looks to voters

The plan to build the largest navigation center in the city on the Embarcadero has once again rankled South Beach residents who’ve opposed the project since its inception. “The city

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19 Apr 2019

Palestinian-American photographer highlights political struggle

(photo courtesy of Sarah EQ) Photographer Najib Joe Hakim showcased his documentary photography displaying Palestinian life at his lecture, Palestine Diary and Home Away from Home: Little Palestine by the

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18 Dec 2018

Fashion Network Association combines fine art, clothing in latest show in downtown SF

A mix of plaid mod skirts and jackets, bright tunics, floral midi skirts and elegant gowns adorned the diverse selection of models walking at the UNITY Fashion Show. In a gallery

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18 Dec 2018

Ditch your car for your wallet, environment

Whether you’re a regular reader of the Golden Gate Xpress or a casual passerby on our website and social media, you’ve probably seen some of our coverage on commuter woes. 

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18 Dec 2018

KPOP takes on the SF State culture with interactive class

K-Pop, also known as Korean Pop, is gaining popularity all over the world, including at SF State. The Student Exco features student-run classes, one of which is a K-Pop class

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18 Dec 2018

Commencement at SF State: Why is there no winter graduation?

With the end of the fall semester fast approaching, seniors at SF State have one thing on their mind: graduation; although, SF State’s commencement ceremony is set for May 28,

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12 Dec 2018

George H.W. Bush’s death marks the end of traditional conservatism

Since his death on Friday, Nov. 30, the nation has been remembering the life of former President George H.W. Bush. His administration is said to have flourished in a new

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12 Dec 2018

Performers explore unity in grief

Standing stage left, five dancers in somber shades of blue came together in a warm embrace before stepping on stage. The energy within that circle perfectly encompasses choreographer Paige Carlson-Scardino’s

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12 Dec 2018

“Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles,” a story of the common immigration experience

Sexual assault, family separation and sometimes death are some of the outcomes of immigration for many families. “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” chronicles the journey of a family of

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12 Dec 2018

Students balance finals and Santa Con

On Saturday afternoon, Union Square in Downtown San Francisco transformed from a popular tourist photo-op to a sea of people donning their best red and white Santa Claus suits and

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10 Dec 2018

Student actors to perform comedy sketches live

The School of Cinema will hold an event showcasing sketch comedy writing by student actors. Around a dozen students will perform hilarious comedy sketches in the Creative Arts building on

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07 Dec 2018

Students express what Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble means to them

The seats of Knuth Hall fill up as the audience waits to hear the smooth jazz sound of Dr. John Calloway’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble. The lights dimmed, Calloway clapped his

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05 Dec 2018

Improv Nation to host holiday-themed comedy night

Ugly Christmas sweaters, hallmark movies, family, friends and laughter are what encompasses the holiday season. Improv Nation will be kicking off their holiday season with a holiday-themed comedy night filled

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05 Dec 2018

Xpress commuter podcast – EP. 3

The cost of living in the Bay Area isn’t the only thing that’s getting worse. According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s 2017 traffic congestion report, drivers are sitting in bumper-to-bumper

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05 Dec 2018

Unapologetically Me Podcast – EP. 2

On this episode of Unapologetically Me, I talk about anxiety. As someone who suffers severely from anxiety– it is important that something like this is talked about. Talking about your

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05 Dec 2018

SF State alumna thrives as artist

“Not everyone is going to love what you do, and not everyone should love what you do,” said Diane Tate DallasKidd, an SF State alumna, as she described her journey

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05 Dec 2018

Community grieves untimely death of SpongeBob creator

More than just a television series, the yellow and charismatic sponge who lived under the sea has impacted the lives of the many children who grew up watching his life

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05 Dec 2018

Fashion and identity become one

Identity and fashion intertwined for a young boy when he moved to the Bay Area with his family from Iran. Combining his two homes — along with his sexuality, queerness,

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03 Dec 2018

Sound meditation community sets their intentions on Camp Fire victims

Earlier this month, California experienced the most deadly and devastating wildfire in state history. Hundreds of miles away in San Francisco, residents battled toxic air quality and continue to offer

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02 Dec 2018

“Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” chronicles a woman’s immigration story

“Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” is set to premiere at SF State on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Little Theater. The play will be shown until December

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01 Dec 2018

Active shootings in the U.S.

The horrific phenomenon of mass shootings continued this year, as gunmen at Stoneman Douglas High School, Thousand Oaks and the Pittsburgh synagogue claimed dozens of innocent lives. The FBI compiled

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29 Nov 2018

SF State breaks ground on $81M Liberal and Creative Arts construction project

San Francisco State University administrators celebrated the groundbreaking of a new $81 million Liberal and Creative Arts building to replace the old Broadcast Electronic and Creative Arts building during an

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29 Nov 2018

Indigenous people gather for sunrise

This year marked the 49th annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island. The yearly tradition represents Native Americans’ resistance to the celebration of Thanksgiving, a holiday that represents the

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28 Nov 2018

Wildlife struggle to survive in the city

In some of the Bay Area’s most populated communities, mountain lions and coyotes prowl backyards, freeways and streets. While these sightings can cause fear among people, the real threat is

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28 Nov 2018

Africana Studies professor, former BSU president makes strides within College of Ethnic Studies

His laid-back vibe and casual attire may fool you at first, but as soon as professor Serie McDougal speaks about his passion for teaching Africana Studies, his presence takes over

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27 Nov 2018

Camp Fire evacuees cling to each other

As firefighters smothered the last embers of the Camp Fire over Thanksgiving weekend, the evacuees who lost all their material possessions clung to what’s truly most valuable — one another.

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26 Nov 2018

Skater grows grip tape business

Tomoko Oikawa, a business management student at SF State, sits on “3 up 3 down,” a famous staircase known for skateboarding in the SoMa district of downtown San Francisco. Her

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25 Nov 2018

Super commuting ‘sacrifice’ takes toll on SF State students

On an average school day, SF State student Lianna Reich, 25, will leave her home in Healdsburg, California around 7:15 a.m. to embark on her commute. She will take a

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