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Car Accident on Lake Merced Blvd.

November 12, 2018 News 0 Comments

A man driving a black Prius crashed into a lamp post on Lake Merced Blvd at Font Blvd at 6:32 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. “Single car collision with injuries to be determined,” said UPD Officer Kelly who was organizing traffic after assisting the man into an ambulance. “But he’s being transported to a local ...

Death toll rises as wildfire spreads in Butte County

November 12, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

CHICO — The wind-fueled Camp Fire that started near Paradise, California around 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 has become the most destructive fire in California’s history. By Monday morning, 31 people were confirmed killed in the fire, according to the Independent. Victims were found in their vehicles, others in their home or outside. The fire ...

Gators show up to vote

November 11, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Midterm elections have historically been particularly disappointing with regards to young voter turnout. But this year’s midterm turnout is far higher than typical, and SF State University student voters followed along with the trend. Students lined up all afternoon and into the night at the polling place on campus at the Seven Hills Conference Center. ...

Protestors put Trump on notice

November 11, 2018 News 0 Comments

Hundreds of Bay Area activists and politically concerned citizens rallied in front of San Francisco City Hall to proclaim that “Nobody is Above the Law” on Thursday Nov. 8. The residents joined citizens rallying under the same banner in Washington, New York, Boston and elsewhere in the nation to protest President Donald Trump’s appointment of ...

‘We still have a long way to go,’ say 1968 SF State activists

November 10, 2018 News 0 Comments

At a 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic 1968 SF State strike on campus on Nov. 9, former strikers said current students are overburdened by the cost of education and undereducated regarding their own history. A panel discussion organized by the College of Ethnic Students included former strikers, current students and legal advocates. They discussed ...

Democrats retake the House

November 10, 2018 News 0 Comments

Voters overwhelmingly supported the Democrats to take over majority in the House, ending an eight year reign in that branch of government for the GOP on Tuesday, Nov. 6. However the Republicans maintained control in the rest of government. The once-conservative House seats were filled by a diversity of candidates, many of them women, first-time ...

SF votes to support homeless

November 9, 2018 News 0 Comments

A corporate tax to help homeless people passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday Nov. 6, surprising many San Francisco residents who expected that an opposition campaign with massive corporate funding would squash grassroot organizing. “It became a very divisive issue in city,” said Christin Evans, a volunteer with “Yes for Prop ...

Students storm administration building

November 9, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

A crowd of about 50 protesting students crammed into a narrow hall of the fifth floor of the administration building while stomping, singing, chanting, banging on walls and plastering a list of 16 demands on President Leslie Wong’s door on Thursday, Nov. 8. The action was intended to commemorate the largest student strike in U.S. history, ...

Schaaf re-elected Oakland mayor

November 8, 2018 News 0 Comments

Oakland mayoral incumbent Libby Schaaf won re-election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, becoming only the second mayor in the city’s history to win re-election after Jerry Brown, the former governor of California. Ten candidates competed for seat. Schaaf took 56 percent of votes followed by Cat Brooks with 23 percent and Pamela Price with 13 percent. ...

Shooter kills 12 at Thousand Oaks bar

November 8, 2018 News 0 Comments

A 28-year-old man shot and killed 12 nightclub patrons, staff and a police officer, and injured of at least 18 during a mass shooting at a bar in southern California early this morning. Wednesday was college night at the Thousand Oaks club, with patrons as young as 18 allowed to enter, according to the Borderline ...

University Affairs to meet with self-proclaimed white nationalist

November 7, 2018 News 1 Comment

The Associated Students Inc. University Affairs Council wants a self-proclaimed white nationalist to explain why he is enrolled in race and resistance courses at SF State. During a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5, Vice President of University Affairs Tachelle Herron-Lane led a discussion on Xpress coverage of self-proclaimed white nationalist Brian Cofield, whose racist views ...

Feinstein wins fifth term as U.S. senator

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein fended off a challenge from fellow-Democrat and state Senator Kevin De Leon in Tuesday’s midterm elections, winning her fifth term representing California in the U.S. Senate. Feinstein, 85, was born in San Francisco and began her political career nearly 50 years ago. She served on the San Francisco Board ...

From the gridiron to US Congress, former NFL players win congressional seats

November 7, 2018 Latest News Sports 0 Comments

Former NFL players Colin Allred (D) and Anthony Gonzalez (R) landed congressional seats after winning at the polls on Nov. 6. Allred, former linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, unseated longtime Republican congressman Pete Sessions, who held onto Texas’ 32nd congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2003. With 100 percent of precincts ...

Body found at Lake Merced, raises questions

November 7, 2018 News 1 Comment

A 64-year-old Daly City resident named Maria Lam was discovered dead at Lake Merced in the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 30. The circumstances of her death will remain a mystery to the public since the SFPD will not disclose any information. The SF State UPD was not notified of the death nor was their ...

SF State Jewish community mourn mass murder victims

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF Hillel and other Jewish student organizations shared personal anecdotes on Monday, Nov. 5 during a vigil at Malcolm X Plaza held for the 11 worshippers murdered in an anti-Semitic shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Oct. 27. One student at the gathering shared her connection to one of the shooting victims, Melvin Wax. “He was ...

GUPS rallies around Dr. Edward Said mural

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

General Union of Palestine students reaffirmed their commitment to the Palestinian struggle during an anniversary event at Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Nov. 1. The ceremony commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Dr. Edward Said mural, which faced resistance from a number of groups before its completion in 2007. Professor of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities ...

Coalitions crucial during 1968 strike

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The action that precipitated the 1968 SF State strike may have begun with the Black Student Union, but it soon spread to thousands of other students demanding the administration provide a more ethnically diverse curriculum and faculty. Chicano, Latin American, Native Indian and Asian student activists united under the banner of the Third World Liberation ...

Women were the backbone of 1968 strike

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

In 1968, a variety of student activist groups on campus formed the Third World Liberation Front to call on what was then SF State College to create more ethnic diversity in the curriculum as well as more diverse faculty and students. Although men often took the lead when it came to voicing these demands, women ...

Strikers’ hopes and dreams remain unfulfilled

November 7, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

In the 50 years since the historic SF State student strike resulted in the country’s first college curriculum dedicated to ethnic studies, the university’s education has become the most progressive in the country. But some still feel that SF State’s academic decision-making lacks student involvement. In the lead-up to the 1968 student strike, the Black ...

Student strike still resonates 50 years later

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

The 1968 student strike at SF State created the country’s first black student union and launched the College of Ethnic Studies, but its ripple effects spread far beyond the university’s campus. The months-long walkout inspired campuses across the country to form their own black student unions, and to adopt curriculums dedicated to a variety of ...

Africana studies major finds activism in music

November 7, 2018 Latest Life News 0 Comments

The SF State strikers in 1968 sought to include more diversity in a whitewashed curriculum and to pressure the university to hire more professors and administrators who represent marginalized communities. Fifty years later, the newly-elected SF State Black Student Union coordinator says the music he creates is in direct alignment with the energy of that ...

Newsom election signals opposition to Trump statewide

November 7, 2018 News 0 Comments

Democrat Gavin Newsom took an overwhelming win over Republican John Cox in the California’s 2018 gubernatorial election on Nov. 6, further signaling California’s opposition to Donald Trump. Newsom won with 59 percent of the vote in a state where Democrats outnumber GOP voters by 3.8 million, which shows that Newsom’s vehement opposition to President Donald ...

Gators show up to vote

November 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

Midterm elections have historically been particularly disappointing with regards to young voter turnout. But this year’s midterm turnout is far higher than typical, and SF State University student voters followed along with the trend today. Students lined up all afternoon and into the night at the polling place on campus at the Seven Hills Conference ...

Local candidates await voting returns

November 6, 2018 Latest Multimedia News 0 Comments

Local candidates running for office in San Francisco and Oakland turn out to vote at their respective polling places on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. Xpress photographers also captured voting on-campus and at SF City Hall and sat in on watch parties at SF State showing Midterm election results. Oakland was also featured in the ...

Humanities building evacuated

November 6, 2018 News 0 Comments

Around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, the entire Humanities Building was evacuated when someone pulled a fire alarm apparently as a hoax. Loud sirens and an evacuation announcement sent students, faculty and staff to the West Campus Green. Students were told to find the nearest exit and to exit using the stairs, not to ...

Lyft and Uber offering discounted rides on election day

November 1, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Uber and Lyft are both showing their voting advocacy by partnering with non-profit organizations aimed to create a higher voter turnout. Lyft has partnered with the non-partisan organizations: Vote Latino, Vote.org and Turbo Vote. Uber has partnered with #VoteTogether and Democracy Works. Working with these organizations inspired the idea of offering discounted rides to polling ...

Cannabis dominates Bay Area ballots

November 1, 2018 News 0 Comments

From the South Bay to Contra Costa County, this year’s midterm elections is all about cannabis. Communities throughout the Bay Area are organizing to pass or trash gross taxes on recreational marijuana cultivation and sales. Across the state’s 58 counties, 170 other local proposals aim to regulate marijuana cultivation, sales and use. In unincorporated Contra ...

Know your state ballot measures

November 1, 2018 News 0 Comments

So you’re sitting down to fill out your absentee ballot, or you’re dashing off to your polling place before class to make your voice heard, and suddenly you’re encountered with an alphabet soup of local initiatives and a dozen statewide propositions, all with pages of fine print and legalese you don’t have time to translate. ...

Rent control measure creates battleground

November 1, 2018 News 1 Comment

One of the most hotly contested state propositions on the ballot in this November’s election is the Affordable Housing Act, or Proposition 10, which seeks to allow local governments to enact rent control. Submitted to the ballot by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Prop 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of ...

North Bay ballot proposes housing, fire protection measures

November 1, 2018 News 0 Comments

For this year’s midterm elections, the North Bay — Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties — have various measures on the ballot pertaining to the region’s housing, infrastructure, school districts, and prosperous hospitality and tourism industries. Several other proposed measures increase funding for fire protection and paramedic services in response to last year’s firestorm that devastated ...