28 Aug 2019

Chinese Cultural Program Closes

A wide-reaching Chinese cultural exchange program closed its doors after a 14 year run, buckling under federal pressures that threatened the funding of the university’s other language program: Chinese Flagship. 

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28 Aug 2019

Bochy’s Final playoff run in the hands of Giant’s ace Madison Bumgarner

The turnaround for this San Francisco Giants 2019 ballclub has been one for the ages. With the team virtually on the ropes and rapidly heading down the drain before the

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22 May 2019

First woman president of SF State begins term this summer

Lynn Mahoney, current provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at CSU Los Angeles, will become the first woman to serve as president of SF State after President Leslie Wong

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21 May 2019

Graduation sparks ‘Undocujoy’

Sandra Victoria Muniz Fernandez walks past her peers on her way to receive her diploma during the 5th annual Beyond Borders graduation ceremony that recognizes undocumented students on May 18,

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21 May 2019

Professor calls UPD on student of color

An SF State professor called University police (UPD) on a Black student after a minor classroom disruption April 11.  Since then he has struggled to complete his coursework and contacting

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21 May 2019

Ethics violations betray department’s integrity

The journalism department at SF State has an ethics problem. In the 2018-19 academic year alone, Xpress editors discovered nine cases of plagiarism and five cases of fabrication from student-reporters.

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21 May 2019

Theft of newspapers an act of censorship

Golden Gate Xpress newspapers were found in a trash can near the empty newspaper stand by Rm. 125 in the Humanities Building on May 15, 2019. (MONSERRATH ARREOLA/Golden Gate Xpress)

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21 May 2019

2035 Master Plan overshadows existing housing needs

INFORMATIONAL MAP BY BRIAN VU/Golden Gate Xpress   Last spring the University announced the Future State Campus Master Plan 2035 in a bid to address a shortage of affordable student

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21 May 2019

Graduation speakers share preparation

Graduation speaker and International Relations major Maria Jose Lozano stands for a portrait wearing a sash with Colombian flag on it at SF State on May 16, 2019. (JAMES CHAN/Golden

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21 May 2019

Veteran approaches graduation

Graduating Veteran Thomas Rowland stands outside of the Humanities building on Thursday, May 16. Rowland took classes in this building to earn his degree in International Relations. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/Golden Gate

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21 May 2019

Xpress, extended community mourns loss of former sports editor

Journalism major and former Golden Gate Xpress sports editor Thomas De Alba stands for a graduation portrait in the Class of 2016. (Courtesy of Michael De Alba/ Golden Gate Xpress).

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21 May 2019

Soon-to-be alumni ponder graduate school options

With commencement coming next week, graduating SF State students are getting ready to take the next step in their lives. For many that will mean beginning their professional careers and

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15 May 2019

Controversial story prompts theft of more than 2,000 copies of Golden Gate Xpress

Golden Gate Xpress newspapers were found in a trash can near the empty newspaper stand by Rm. 125 in the Humanities Building on May 15, 2019. (MONSERRATH ARREOLA/Golden Gate Xpress)

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15 May 2019

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a vote on May 14 banning facial recognition legislation, which supporters say shields the public from having their privacy violated by mass surveillance.

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14 May 2019

Rap battle ends in brawl

University police are searching for a man seen fleeing the Cesar Chavez Student Center after a brawl broke out in the midst of a rap battle on May 14, leaving

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14 May 2019

Allegations reinforce community divisions

Isis Tiana Dorley, an Africana Studies student who filed a Title IX complaint against McDougal on grounds of alleged harrasment, stands for a portrait in the Humanities building on Monday,

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14 May 2019

Students collect signatures to keep Accessible Technology Commons open

Photo by LOLA CHASE/Golden Gate Xpress   Miwa Ikema sat outside the J. Paul Leonard Library collecting signatures to stop the May 23 removal of the Accessible Technology Commons, a

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14 May 2019

Uber, Lyft drivers seek pay raise, benefits as company goes public

Ann Glatt, a driver for Lyft, leads the protest for better driver wages at Uber Headquarters in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (CAMILLE COHEN/Special to Golden Gate Xpress)

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14 May 2019

‘Mushroom guru of the West Coast’ inspires students, imparts expertise

Mycology professor Dennis Desjardin discusses mushroom taxonomy with colleague Charly Chahwan, chief scientific officer of SyntheX Labs, in the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium in Hensill Hall on April 19, 2019.

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14 May 2019

Collection provides access to biological history

Director and curator of the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium Dennis Desjardin holds the type specimen for Spongiforma thailandica, one of more than 115,000 plant, fungus and lichen specimens stored in

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07 May 2019

No one takes blame for low voter turnout

INFOGRAPHIC BY PAUL EICHENHOLTZ/Golden Gate Xpress    A mere four percent of the student body voted in last month’s student government elections that selected Preyansh Kotecha as the next student

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07 May 2019

400-page report provides look into campus life experience

Kadian McIntosh presents the process and results of the campus climate research survey on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the library events room. (LOLA CHASE/Golden Gate Xpress)   A series

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07 May 2019

Policy limits free speech, access

Students and faculty gather in the quad for a press conference regarding demands for SF State, President Wong on the eighth day of the hunger strike on Monday. The hungerstrike

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07 May 2019

Pelosi to speak at graduation stirs differing reactions

Official portrait of U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. (Public domain image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)   Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will

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07 May 2019

Dodger fans take over mission pub, create safe haven

Image by Charlie Lyons-Pardue via Flikr.    For many Los Angeles Dodgers fans living in San Francisco, rooting for the SoCal baseball team can be divisive particularly in a city

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07 May 2019

Declining Latino population in Mission inspires street fair, aims to retain culture

Isidro Fajardo, artistic director and choreographer of the dance group Bolivia Corazón de América, talks to another dancer after their performance at the 15th annual Mission Neighborhood Centers Cinco de

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03 May 2019

Graduate student pursues professional opera

Ana Miranda steps forward for applause at the end of “In Paradisum” an opera concert by SF State’s University Chorus April 25, 2019 (JAMES CHAN/Golden Gate Xpress) After the lessons

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03 May 2019

Greenhouse Theatre Festival highlights modern-day mental health struggles

Students delved into the depths of modern-day societal and mental struggles through theater performances during SF State’s annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival. The 21st annual Greenhouse Theatre Festival, titled “Unearthing Questions

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30 Apr 2019

Standoff ends after police tackle suspect

A man found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle is taken away on a stretcher after being tackled by police on Tapia Drive near the SF State Humanities

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30 Apr 2019

Devastating explosions rouse dark memories

INFOGRAPHIC CREATED BY PAUL EICHENHOLTZ AND CARLY WIPF/Golden Gate Xpress    Less than a week after coordinated suicide bombings in Sri Lanka claimed hundreds of lives on Easter Sunday, the

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30 Apr 2019

Citizenship Initiative helps undocumented residents file costly paperwork for free

Hundreds of students seeking citizenship filed paperwork free of charge through a San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative event April 27 in the Mashouf Wellness Center. San Francisco Pathways to

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30 Apr 2019

‘Walk, Run and Roll’ aims to reduce waste, boost health

Racers line up at the starting line with the Gator mascot before SF State’s 7th annual 5K Walk, Run, and Roll on April 28, 2019, inviting students, faculty, staff, alumni,

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30 Apr 2019

SF Port Commission approves Navigation Center plan

The location of SF Mayor London Breed’s proposed Navigation Center in the Embarcadero of San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, April 8, 2019. (CHRIS ROBLEDO/Golden Gate Xpress) The San Francisco Port

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30 Apr 2019

Gas prices in state exceed $4 per gallon

INFOGRAPHIC BY BRIAN VU with reporting BY AUDREY ESOMONU/Golden Gate Xpress    The cost of gasoline in California soared in April, with some San Francisco gas stations charging more than

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30 Apr 2019

Former S. Korean ambassador calls US-North Korean relations ‘failure’

Former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens met with students to discuss diplomacy with North Korea on April 25, the same day it was revealed North Korea billed the

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25 Apr 2019

University releases Campus Climate Survey findings

This first ever campuswide climate assessment of SF State was released yesterday online in a 400-plus page report, allowing the University to evaluate how the community can be improved in

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