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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 ...

Undocumented students feel voiceless during elections

October 31, 2018 News 0 Comments

As a nearly lifelong member of the Bay Area, junior accounting major and undocumented SF State student Sara Diaz said her inability to vote is unfair in a proclaimed democracy. “I feel that I am part of the community and the issues that are coming up affect me, affect my family, and affect my community,” ...

SF State stands with immigrants

October 31, 2018 News 0 Comments

SF State students gathered to support a Latinx community widely suffering from emotional trauma as it deals with a nation that’s increasingly hostile with anti-immigrant rhetoric. Latinx students and allies from multiple campus organizations set up tables at Malcom X Plaza to raise awareness  about immigrant rights during the second annual I Stand with Immigrants ...

Safety concerns lead to event cancellations in wake self-proclaimed nazi student revelations

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Recent revelations of an ethnic studies student’s hateful, racist and threatening social media posts have led to the cancellation of the remainder of that course’s public events, according to professor Rabab Abdulhadi. The self-proclaimed nazi student, Brian Cofield, is enrolled in an online hybrid Palestine ethnic studies perspective course under the Race and Resistance studies ...

Tuition costs on the table in Superintendent of Public Education election

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

The two candidates for California’s top public education office promise to make college affordable and accessible for all, but their powerful supporters raised questions about who they would represent after Nov. 6. California state Assemblyman Tony Thurmond and New Teacher Center educator-in-residence Marshall Tuck hope to become the next state superintendent of public instruction. The ...

Before you vote…

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Election season is coming up, so here’s what you need to know before election day on Nov. 6. Before You Vote Before thinking about what or who to vote for, you’ll need to register. The voter registration deadline by mail and online was Oct. 22. But this is the first election to allow Conditional Voter ...

New generation of voters eager to cast ballot

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

After being forced to stand idly by during the presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many first time voters at SF State are eager to have a say this time around. “It’s gonna be pretty cool trying to make a difference,” said Jalen Flanagan, an undeclared freshman at SF State. “I haven’t looked ...

Marriott cancels campus visit hours before protests

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

As Marriott workers fight against controversial  labor practices across the country, the seeds of dissent trailed back to the SF State University campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23 where students protested a Marriott recruitment drive inside the College of Business. SF State student Sherry Velazquez, 20, co-organized the protest because the workers’ struggle hits close to ...

SF State officially launches $81M construction project

October 31, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

With 10 SF State alumni and dignitaries planting golden shovels in freshly turned earth, SF State officially declared the beginning of the $81 million Liberal and Creative Arts Building project on Friday, Oct. 26. A groundbreaking celebration was held on the Tapia Drive property where construction will occur — and where student housing once stood ...

SF State alumni inducted into hall of fame

October 25, 2018 News 0 Comments

Three SF State alumni will be inducted in the Alumni Hall of Fame next month for their works in asthma research in minority children, increasing awareness of police brutality, and works in poetry and activism. The celebration organized by the Office of University Advancement happens on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown San ...

Justice for David Josiah Lawson

October 24, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

Eighteen months. That’s how long it has been since the murder of David Josiah Lawson, and the case remains unsolved. Lawson was a 19-year-old sophomore criminal justice student at Humboldt State University with plans to become a lawyer. He was known as DJ to his mother and Josiah to his friends. He relished his role ...

Marriott recruitment event cancelled after student protest

October 24, 2018 Latest News 1 Comment

Students rallied outside of SF State’s Business Building around noon on Tuesday to protest Marriott employers coming onto campus to recruit business students to their company and explore its opportunities. Students and student volunteers gathered signatures outside of the Business Building to show their support for the employees currently protesting outside of the Marriott Hotel ...

BART security strategies clash with distrustful ridership

October 23, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

The past year’s surge of violence on BART has the transit board struggling to reconcile the need to increase policing with a population that’s mistrustful and even hostile towards law enforcement. BART reported three homicides in July, including the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at MacArthur Station. In response, BART officials proposed beefing up ...

A year later, tragic fire looms in memory

October 23, 2018 Latest News 0 Comments

On the one year anniversary of the North Bay Fires that ravaged Sonoma and Napa counties and its surroundings, SF State alumnus Michael Celona, a retired San Francisco firefighter, reflected on the shock he experienced during that time. Even with multiple decades of firefighting under his belt, Celona said he was struck by the sheer ...

Student Health Center hosts spooky inspired open house

October 21, 2018 Latest News

Across from Burk Hall, a stairway leading downhill reaches the home of the Student Health Center, where students are able to find basic care needs and educate themselves on health awareness and preventive care; however, many SF State students never learn about the helpful opportunities at the Student Health Center, let alone enter it, because ...