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CEASE gets personal about binge drinking

April 11, 2014 News

A campus group recently worked to educate students about the dangers of binge drinking and how to avoid consequences that go beyond the next day’s hangover. Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education (CEASE) hosted “Blurred Lines,” Monday, April 7 in the Library Events Room, which consisted of a panel of students who volunteered ...

BREAKING: Coast Guard and SFFD search for missing swimmer

April 9, 2014 News

The search for a 14-year-old boy who was swept out into the ocean at Ocean Beach yesterday around 4 pm was suspended for the night after hours of searching. A 17-year-old surfer saw the incident and rescued the boy’s father and cousin in time, but was unable to find the son, Marco Cornejo. San Francisco Fire ...

VIDEO: ASI presidential candidates face off in campus debate

April 8, 2014 News

[HTML1] Students got their first chance to interact with the Associated Students, Inc. presidential candidates during a debate in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday afternoon. The candidates for ASI President and the four Vice Presidential positions presented their case for why students should give them their vote. The candidates took questions from students and ...

Campus organizations celebrate Filipino mural’s 11th anniversary

April 4, 2014 News

Eleven years ago more than 200 students, faculty and community members banded together at SF State to create a mural dedicated to Filipino culture and history. Fast-forward to Thursday, April 3, 2014, to the 11th annual Filipino Community Mural Celebration Mula Sa Ugat, which means “from the roots,” at SF State. SF State alumni, Faye ...

Maintenance vehicle catches fire by Student Services

April 2, 2014 News

A firefighter puts out flames in the back of a maintenance vehicle next to SF State’s Student Services building Wednesday, April 2. Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress    A maintenance vehicle caught fire shortly before noon on campus by the Student Services Building today, April 2. Corporal Velez of the UPD said that he ...

Farm to Fork event brings “real food” to SF State

April 1, 2014 News

Look no farther for great local food in the Bay Area — homegrown, organic fruits and vegetables from local farmers within a 250-mile radius will be brought in for an all-vegetarian, zero-waste “Farm to Fork” at SF State. The Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECO Students), in conjunction with the Sustainability Office, will host the 5th annual “Farm to Fork” lunch ...

Historic graphic novels bring professor’s lesson plan to life

March 29, 2014 News 2 Comments

History and comic books may seem like an unlikely pair; that’s why history professor Trevor Getz prefers the term “scholarly graphic novel” to define his work so far. Getz takes areas of study he describes as “flattened” for a textbook and gives them layers. The reader is no longer limited to interpreting the material through ...

Murder trial of SF State student could begin this year

March 27, 2014 News

The trial of a San Francisco man charged with murdering an SF State student last September could begin by the end of this year, prosecutors said Thursday. Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, allegedly shot SF State sophomore Justin Valdez, 20, on Sept. 23, 2013, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s office. A slender and inexpressive Thephakaysone appeared ...

Harsh statistics bring professionals together to discuss LGBTQ suicide prevention

March 26, 2014 News

Compared to the national average of 8-10 percent suicide attempts of adolescents, the LGBTQ community has over twice that number with a 30 percent attempted suicide rate amongst adolescents. These facts brought professionals together for the Conference on LGBT Suicide Prevention Friday, March 22. The San Francisco American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), health care providers ...

BREAKING: One person injured in shooting on Brighton and Holloway

March 20, 2014 News

Police officers on the scene of the shooting at Brighton and Holloway. Lights are shining on the spot where the shooting took place. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress One person has been shot in the ankle in the Ingleside neighborhood, when shots were fired earlier this evening on Brighton and Holloway. According to KRON4, ...

San Francisco neighborhoods fed up with Ellis Act evictions

March 20, 2014 News 7 Comments

SF State professor and San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia used to carry poems in his pocket. But stopped because he kept pulling out eviction notices. Murguia was one of more than 60 people who crammed into a Glen Park bookstore to listen to a panel of politicians and activists address San Francisco’s housing crisis ...

Nursing undergrads head to Peru, bringing medical supplies and aid

March 18, 2014 News

Growing up in India, SF State nursing student Sudha Saravanan witnessed a need for medical aid — and a shortage of people who could give it. After immigrating to the United States 17 years ago Saravanan decided to pursue a career in nursing, ignoring the dissenting voices of her friends and husband who doubted the profession ...

ECO Students plans Earthbench by Thorton Hall

March 14, 2014 News

SF Lowell Highschool Outdoor Garden Classroom Year of The Water Dragon Earthbench. Started Fall 2012 and finished Spring 2013. Earthbench seats over 35 students and serves as an outdoor classroom for Lowell’s educational garden. Photo courtesy of Brennan Blazer Bird / Special to Xpress The Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students (ECO Students) has plans to ...

Balboa BART Station resumes service after medical emergency

March 11, 2014 News

The Balboa Park BART Station has resumed service after experiencing major delays and temporary closure due to reports of a person under a train, according to a BART official this afternoon. The report of a person under a train came at 4:35 p.m., according to BART Spokesperson Jim Allison. The medical emergency is possibly fatal, according ...

Officials remedy Covered California sign-ups

March 9, 2014 News

Covered California had a rough start with Latino enrollment in health insurance for reasons such as website translation errors, lack of awareness and fear of immigration enforcement, but membership numbers have increased since the program’s initial debut. According to Leticia Márquez-Magaña, the advisor for Chicanos in Health Education, the solution may lie in reaching out to ...

SFMTA may cut stops from the 28 line

March 6, 2014 News

Sophomore Kinesology major Rodney Torres boards a 28 bus at the bus stop at the top of campus on 19th Avenue heading toward Fort Mason Monday, March 10. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress The SFMTA is making changes to the 28 and 28L bus lines, which they hope will increase speed and efficiency. Some ...

Driver blacks out on Lake Merced Blvd, car overturned

March 6, 2014 News 2 Comments

A police officer investigates the scene after a driver blacked out and flipped their car on Lake Merced Boulevard between Font Boulevard and Higuera Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Photo by Jessica Christian / Xpress Around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, a motorist on Lake Merced Blvd. blacked out while driving, according ...

Bay Area students join the fight against the Keystone Pipeline (VIDEO)

March 4, 2014 Multimedia News 2 Comments

[HTML1] Nine activists were arrested while students and supporters rallied downtown Monday morning in response to the 398 arrests made in Washington on Sunday for protesting against Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline plan. Members from XL Dissent West Coast and student activists from various universities including SF State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford gathered at ...

Creative Arts Building expects facelift in 2018

March 4, 2014 News

A student walks by the current broadcast wing of the Creative Arts building Monday, March 3. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress The Creative Arts Replacement Building project, which has been on hold since 2008, could get the green light this fiscal year if CSU legislatives approve the budget for the major capital project. “Nobody likes ...

ASI elections get record number of applicants

March 4, 2014 News

Adan Torres, a freshman running for representative at large, signs the attendance sheet next to Jared LaBlue, a freshman running for representative at large, and Brian Banitaten, a freshman also running for representative at large at an ASI meeting meant to prep the candidates for their campaigns in the Cesar Chavez building Monday, March 3. ...

City supervisors seek College Democrats’ endorsement

March 4, 2014 News 1 Comment

Two San Francisco Supervisors seek student endorsement in their campaign to represent San Francisco in the state Assembly. Both District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and District 9 Supervisor David Campos recently met with the SF State College Democrats in February with the hope of being endorsed by the College Democrats in March. The group’s support will give that supervisor an advantage, ...

Christian speakers get a rise out of students on campus

February 27, 2014 News

[set_id=72157641591567354] Three Christian speakers got a reaction from students when they paid a visit Wednesday, Feb. 26 to spread what they believe is the gospel. Kahafre James, a member of Hip Hop For Change, holds a sign reading “this guys is a douche” as Greg S. Davis debates with a crowd of students in front ...