30 Apr 2019

Drag queens combine theatrics, literature

San Francisco drag queen performer Monique Jenkinson (aka Fauxnique) reads literature at SF bookstore “The Bindery” in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (CHRIS ROBLEDO/Golden Gate Xpress)  

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30 Apr 2019

Sexpo provides hands-on sex education

Lexi Sakellariou (left) and Denia Makhilia (right) play a dildo ring toss game at Sexpo, a resource fair promoting sexual health, in the quad on Wednesday, April 26, 2019. (LOLA

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23 Apr 2019

Refugee, immigrant women share stories through artwork

Guests observe the arpilleras on display at the “Arpilleras: Crafts by Refugee Women” event in the Library events room on April 19, 2019. (LOLA CHASE/Golden Gate Xpress)   An international

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23 Apr 2019

Alumna amends law, passes bar exam

Photo courtesy of Denia Perez./Courtesy to Golden Gate Xpress    After becoming the first Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient to pass the Connecticut bar exam, Denia Perez has shown

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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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17 Apr 2019

Faze: Fearless and Zealous SF State Alumnus

Faze is a local clothing brand who has its roots in the Mission District of San Francisco. One of the founders is Johnny Travis, who is a San Francisco native

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16 Apr 2019

All-women’s improv troupe breaks stereotypes

The Janice Improv Group performs their comedy routine at the Endgames Improv Training Center in the Mission district of San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, April 12, 2019. (CHRIS ROBLEDO/ Golden

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16 Apr 2019

LGBTQ Scholars of Color seek equal representation

The LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network hosted its third biennial conference at SF State to discuss LGBTQ people of color in the academic sphere. The LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network

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13 Apr 2019

On-campus branch of Planned Parenthood takes part in community march

Planned Parenthood Generation Action is an on-campus organization that discusses topics like reproductive rights. According to the Planned Parenthood Generation Action website, Planned Parenthood has more than 350 on-campus Generation

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09 Apr 2019

‘Winter is here’ in the J. Paul Leonard Library

The Sutro and J. Paul Leonard libraries will host the Winter is Here “Game of Thrones” pop-up exhibit on campus Wednesday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. The exhibit, hosted in

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09 Apr 2019

Diversi-TEA Ep. 1

Diversi-TEA discusses how it’s difficult to find diversity in the media. There has been a rise of films coming out such as Black Panther to help in the predominately white

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09 Apr 2019

Choreography strengthens student-teacher unity

University Dance Theatre goes through a dance to warm up before its opening night on Thursday, April 4th at the Mckenna Theatre at SF State. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/ Golden Gate Xpress)

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24 Mar 2019

Panel discusses struggles of Asian American artists

Performing artist Brenda Wong Aoki (left) laughs during the Asian Americans in the Arts discussion in J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (CHRIS ROBLEDO/

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19 Mar 2019

Students showcase one-act plays at Fringe Festival

The Fringe Festival gave SF State playwrights and actors an opportunity to showcase their skills and creative expression in a two-week production of plays. SF State school of theatre and

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19 Mar 2019

Naked and unafraid

Nudists marched down the streets of the Castro for San Francisco’s fourth annual Nude Parade, with signs hoisted in the air to protest against San Francisco’s public nudity ordinance. The

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19 Mar 2019

Artist expresses style through stick-and-poke

Sketching, painting and tattooing are some of the many talents of SF State sophomore Hailey Mead. The 19-year-old studio art major has expanded her artistic ability outside of school through

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19 Mar 2019

Alumnus continues legacy of Asian American Studies

(James Chan/Golden Gate Xpress) Growing up in the hipster movement of San Francisco, SF State graduate student John Jimenez always dreamt of being a pro skater, with no con- sideration

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19 Mar 2019

Former strikers seek consistent support

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the College of Ethnic Studies, many former strikers feel a lack of sustained support from current students and faculty.

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12 Mar 2019

Conference focuses on self-empowerment

Alumna Michelle Moran cries during a workshop on reconnecting with your body against the pressures of society to fit a certain standard at the eighth annual Women’s Center Conferenceon March

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12 Mar 2019

Five-person London acting crew highlights Shakespeare

London actors visited SF State to share the timelessness of Shakespeare and teach a new style of acting. According to their website, Actors From The London Stage is one of

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12 Mar 2019

Therapy dogs invoke stress-relief, love

PHOTOS BY: CHRIS ROBLEDO/Golden Gate Xpress      

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08 Mar 2019

Poetry to preserve Black voices

The Poetry Center at SF State held its first annual Black Studies Series this past February, in honor of Black History Month. The poetry shared at the Black Studies Series

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08 Mar 2019

Annual on-campus women’s conference to discuss body positivity

The eighth annual SF State “I am Me” women’s conference is happening on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Student Center. The

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05 Mar 2019

Noise Pop Festival gathers worldwide talent

The 27th annual Noise Pop Festival brought talents from around the world to Bay Area stages. Noise Pop is a week-long annual festival that features artists from all genres, ages

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05 Mar 2019

Alumnus dismantles patriarchy through art

  The Bay Area is home to creativity, innovation, and thousands of young people with talent. Twenty-four-year-old former SF State student Mike Texada is a thriving fashion designer, painter and

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02 Mar 2019

Changing the narrative of undocumented immigrants

The Dream Resource Center and Black Unity Center hosted an event titled “UndocuJoy: Shifting Narratives from Pain to Joy with Denea Joseph” on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Three Towers

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01 Mar 2019

Clarinetist and pilates instructor to give lecture

SF State School of Music will be hosting an event titled “Mara Plotkin: Movement for Musicians.” At the event, Mara Plotkin’s will lecture on her background in music as well

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28 Feb 2019

Inauguration of 1,000-comic-book archive

The SF State Comic Studies department is inaugurating their new and exclusive comic book collection on Thursday, Feb. 28. The comic book archive, titled “The Thomas Bentley Rue Collection of

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27 Feb 2019

High-end fashion brands release controversial designs

In the wake of controversial fashion releases alluding to racist motifs, SF State students have expressed their concerns over high-end brands capitalizing on sensitive topics. High-end fashion brands like Gucci

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27 Feb 2019

Fashion students mourn the late Karl Lagerfeld

The fashion community is mourning the loss of a fashion icon: Karl Lagerfeld. SF State fashion students are grieving and recognizing the impact of his visions on the industry surrounding

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26 Feb 2019

Second open mic night of the season

At Broken Mic Night, students are invited to showcase all types of talents in one venue. This event will take place this Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m-9 p.m, in

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26 Feb 2019

Bookstore issues drive business away

The beginning of the semester is a stressful time for students trying to make sure they are in the correct courses and on their way to graduate. One problem that

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26 Feb 2019

Unique art show showcases environmental architecture

The “Built Environments” art exhibit debuted Saturday in the Fine Arts Gallery and showcased pieces that represent the worldwide architecture and construction trends. Professional and student artists exhibited their creative

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25 Feb 2019

Chinese Flagship Program at SF State Celebrates the Year of the Pig

A variety of performances, cultural workshops and traditional Chinese New Year foods filled the Student Life Event Center on Friday evening as students and faculty celebrated the Year of the

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22 Feb 2019

Celebrate Year of the Pig with the Chinese Flagship Program

The Chinese Flagship program of SF State is welcoming the Year of the Pig on Friday, Feb. 22. An on-campus event to commemorate the new year will be held at

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20 Feb 2019

Annual Superfest Disability Film Festival hosts screening

The Superfest Disability Film Festival is hosting a showcase on Thursday, February 21 at the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. This is one of the showcases that the festival

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