08 Mar 2011

Sheen 'wins' prize for media sheepherder

Hold the presses! Someone has outshined the Biebs. It’s not another teen idol, natural disaster or foreign uprising against tyranny that’s making headlines, though. According to the New York Times,

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08 Mar 2011

Inhumane treatment for soldier seeking justice

When is it wrong to report a crime? When the U.S. military is the guilty party, of course. Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier, is currently being held in

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01 Mar 2011

Day of inadequate Action

Flash back to March 4, 2010. Last year’s Day of Action united students in all levels of the California education system. People protested. Walk-outs took place statewide. Kindergarten through higher

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01 Mar 2011

Student contribution: Protesting isn't enough

Nick Lera graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 2009 and is a graduate student in the Teacher Credential Program. With college consolidation, a $33-million

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01 Mar 2011

Show us what a good diet looks like, First Lady

Obesity is a major problem in the United States, and children may be this deadly epidemic’s most helpless victims. The Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated

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28 Feb 2011

House halts funding for Planned Parenthood, saves for the race track

The House made an appalling vote last week to strip federal funding from the national health care provider Planned Parenthood.  The anti-choice Congress touted a message of tough cuts for

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22 Feb 2011

Cee Lo's tribute to Elton John fails to impress

Cee Lo Green joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow and a band of Muppets for a performance inspired by Elton John circa 1977 at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. This odd

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16 Feb 2011

Social media jolt for Middle East Revolution

You know it’s an amazing time when just about everyone can carry around some pissed off birds, an illegal record store, and can access every thought from friends and strangers

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15 Feb 2011

Staff Editorial: Parkmerced's unnecessary growth

What does $1.2 billion buy? Well, over the next few decades, it could potentially buy a complete transformation of the aging Villas Parkmerced development. If the plans go through, Parkmerced,

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14 Feb 2011

Op/ed contributor: Journalism Department belongs in College of Liberal Arts

By Venise Wagner, Journalism Department Chair The University Planning Advisory Council has placed before the faculty three options for reconfiguring the University from eight to six or seven colleges. The

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14 Feb 2011

A second Iran in the making or something better?

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s monumental decision to relinquish his 30 years of dictatorial power on Feb. 11 is bigger than you may think. In the world’s most volatile region,

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10 Feb 2011

Green class requirement is good for growth

It’s really no surprise that SF State has made the decision to introduce an environmental sustainability course into the general education requirements, especially since the city consistently supports sustainable practices

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10 Feb 2011

Seniors victims of new program cuts

I should hope that when I am an old man that I get to live out all the clichés: playing chess in the park, eating butterscotch pudding, always having hard candy

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10 Feb 2011

Green class requirement isn't sustainable

The Academic Senate’s recent approval requiring students to take an environmental sustainability course for general education is the right direction at the wrong time. SF State is currently in an

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10 Feb 2011

Corrigan defines University's future without student consent

It’s no surprise that President Robert A. Corrigan accepted the majority of recommendations given by the University Planning Advisory Council. The plan was of his own devising. Not only did

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10 Feb 2011

Staff Editorial: Tasers – Use with care

When a police officer takes the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, they swear to have the courage to hold themselves accountable for their actions. But with such incidents as last

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10 Feb 2011

F-word considered unfashionable

Generation Y has proved that women’s rights are passé.  All that feminist squawking and arguing about things like domestic violence, equal pay and the impossible beauty standards enforced by the

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08 Feb 2011

"Birds and the Bees" talk gives a sting of embarrassment

The sex talk can be an awkward occasion, especially if you’re required to sign a contract about your individual sexual activity with your brand new roommate and overlooking resident assistant.

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01 Feb 2011

STAFF EDITORIAL: Not everyone counts

When San Francisco last conducted a citywide count of the homeless population in 2009, it concluded that there were 6,514 homeless people. By most accounts, however, that number was far from

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01 Feb 2011

Professional athletes need ethics too

Congratulations are in order for the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Congratulations for making it to one of the biggest sporting events in the country. But not everyone

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26 Jan 2011

STAFF EDITORIAL: Savings don’t add up

UPAC’S plan to merge the University from eight colleges to six involves combining colleges that sometimes have little or nothing to do with each other.

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26 Jan 2011

Letter from the editor: [X]press changes its priorities

[X]press Readers, I am pleased to welcome you to the first issue of the Golden Gate [X]press for the spring 2011 semester. My name is Kelsey Avers and I will

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25 Jan 2011

STAFF EDITORIAL: UPAC packed with insufficiency

One million dollars may sound like a lot of money to the individual. But as a savings solution proposed to combat an existing $18 million SF State deficit or the

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22 Jan 2011

Life with debt is better than life with no degree

Welcome to another semester at SF State. Only this time, the typical dread of ending the month-long winter holiday and going back to school should be the least of your

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14 Dec 2010

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Supervisors lacks courage

With Gavin Newsom now Lt. Gov.-elect, the city charter states that the board of supervisors chooses the new interim mayor. That was five weeks ago…and counting.

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13 Dec 2010

Going under the knife for 15 minutes of fame

Bridalplasty, which debuted Nov. 28, features a group of engaged women competing for a laundry list of surgical procedures.

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