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SF rent resource puts SF State student on the map

April 16, 2013 News

SF State student Adam Millman doesn’t work during the school year, relying entirely on his financial aid to pay the bills. The mechanical engineering major said about 60 percent of that aid goes toward rent, leaving not much behind. “I have just enough money for food,” Millman said, adding that he is cheap, which allows ...

Trojan alleviates tax season stress in SF

April 16, 2013 News

Tax season can be a trying time for many people — a 2011 OfficeMax survey called “Tax it to Me” found that four in 10 people would rather give themselves a haircut than file their taxes. This is where companies like Trojan, a company known for its distribution of condoms and sex toys, come in. April ...

Water main bursts, Muni veers off track

April 15, 2013 News

[HTML1] A San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency M-line train veered off the tracks Monday afternoon while passing through a flooded 19th Avenue at 19th Avenue and Sargent Street. Authorities and witnesses on the scene say a water main burst, flooding the street with nearly a foot of water and sand. No one was injured. “Water ...

Toros crush Gators 14-2 in series finale

April 14, 2013 News Sports

The SF State baseball team lost to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Maloney Field at SF State in this weekends four-game California Collegiate Athletic Association series finale. The Gators started off in the lead and stayed 2-0 until the fourth inning. In the fourth, the Toros took the ...

Gators split doubleheader with Otters

April 14, 2013 News Sports

The Gator softball team heated up the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader with a shutout 3-0 win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters but lost momentum in the second with a 5-1 loss, April 13, at SF State. Next weekend, the Gators host a four-game series with a pair of doubleheaders against the Cal ...

SF State Career Expo hooks up students with employers

April 12, 2013 News

If you walked into the main gym at SF State from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 12, you would have found a campus job fair filled with dozens of booths representing a variety of companies. SF State’s Career Expo gave students access to numerous companies looking to hire students and recent graduates. Representatives ...

Graduation ceremony cost elicits student disapproval

April 7, 2013 News 1 Comment

Expensive graduation ceremony fees are the newest topic of SF State intrigue in the Bay Area news scene after the San Francisco Chronicle broke the story April 1, that a family of five in the psychology department would need to pay $425, or $85 per person to attend graduation. The Chronicle reported the outrage started when psychology major ...

Taxi thief grabs cab, ditches it on campus

April 5, 2013 News

An auto theft of a taxicab and car chase began and ended at SF State early Friday morning. A cab driver near campus left his cab unattended while he got out to assist a passenger, leaving the keys inside. The suspect seized the opportunity and took off with the cab, according to a news report ...

New legislation to expand buffer zone around Planned Parenthood clinics

April 3, 2013 News

If proposed legislation becomes law, women in San Francisco may get the chance to walk into Planned Parenthood clinics without having to wade through a sea of protesters. Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation March 18 that would create a 25-foot buffer zone around reproductive health service facilities in San Francisco. The proposed law aims to ...

Filipino community celebrates mural anniversary at SF State

April 3, 2013 News 1 Comment

Students and members of the Filipino community of San Francisco celebrated the 10th anniversary of SF State’s Filipino Community mural on Tuesday, April 2 at Jack Adams Hall. About 100 people took part in the celebration which consisted of food, music and dance performances. Guest speakers from the Filipino community shared their knowledge of the mural ...

Photo of the Week

April 3, 2013 News

April 3 The Golden Gate Xpress will feature a photo every week in print and online from SF State students — and it could be yours! Email your photos: xpressnewsstaff@gmail.

University Museum at SF State preserves ancient artifacts

April 2, 2013 News 1 Comment

The average student’s day doesn’t usually include developing museum exhibits, being responsible for ancient artifacts or hanging out with the only real mummy in the Bay Area. But for students like Liz Olveda, that’s a pretty normal day in the University Museum. “I acted as the registrar for the exhibition, which means that I kept ...

Culinary program cultivates, propels new food businesses

April 2, 2013 News

Click Here To See Photo Gallery Hundreds of chatty, hungry customers lined up outside the doors waiting to get their fix of free red velvet, tres leches, savory cupcake samples and drinks like wine or house-made cocktails. La Luna Cupcakes is the newest business graduating from San Francisco’s La Cocina incubator kitchen program. La Cocina is ...

Humboldt State Lumberjacks defeat Gators in doubleheader

March 22, 2013 News Sports

By Frank Leal The SF State Women’s softball team faced off against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks in a doubleheader ending in defeat for the Gators on Friday, March 22, 2013. Both teams had dueling pitchers leaving each other little room to make it back to home plate. Gator pitcher Emily Gibson (4) stunted the Lumberjacks offense with continuous ...

Campus movement to divert funds from fossil fuels gains steam

March 20, 2013 Life News

By Nick Ciccetti Surrounded by a city cloaked in ecological friendliness, a group of students at SF State are doing their best to force the University to align their investments with the principles of the community. Calling themselves San Francisco State Fossil Free, a group of twenty or so students are determined to pass a ...

CA bill will make online courses transferable

March 20, 2013 News 1 Comment

Students are all too familiar with the sting of being rejected from an overcrowded class and the hopelessness of signing up for yet another wait list. Those days of despair may soon be a thing of the past when the California Senate introduces a bill that would require public colleges and universities to grant credit ...

Drug trends evolve at SF State

March 19, 2013 News

With midterms approaching, students are advised to study hard and be prepared. “Paul” takes this advice to the extreme. The 21-year-old political science major started stocking up on amphetamine pills weeks in advance. He said the drugs help him stay up late to study and write papers. “Paul” doesn’t have an attention disorder, nor a ...

The Bay Bridge becomes canvas for massive light sculpture

March 19, 2013 Life News

Billed as the largest light sculpture in the world, The Bay Lights officially illuminated over the San Francisco Bay two weeks ago, bringing a bright new addition to the city’s skyline. The massive 1.8-mile long, 500-feet high art display includes an impressive 25,000 LED lights and 100,000 feet of cable. Set to run every night ...

Broncos baseball seizes victory from Gators

March 18, 2013 News Sports

  Photos by Jessica Worthington / Xpress The SF State Gators returned to the field after their four-game sweep two weeks ago but were hit hard in a game against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos that ended with a Gator loss of 11-1, Sunday, March 17. The Gators will return to Maloney Field on Friday, ...

Job market analysis will keep majors from becoming impacted

March 17, 2013 News Opinion

With the number of impacted majors proposed to nearly double in Fall 2014, a team of Xpress writers took the time to analyze the beginnings of impaction. Impaction happens when the number of students in a given major exceeds the resources the University can provide to serve those students. If the proposals become a reality, ...

Unplugging unused appliances saves money, environment

March 17, 2013 News Opinion 1 Comment

It has two, sometimes three, protruding teeth that suck energy right out of its host. It’s probably around your house, slowly leeching away as you read this. It sounds like something straight out of Twilight. But it’s an environmental issue that needs addressing. The vampire effect or phantom load is electricity consumed by an electronic device while it is ...

Gator cycling team racks up successes at Slugfest

March 14, 2013 News Sports

By Deborah Rod The little-known SF State cycling team has been happy to play the role of underdog, having one of the smallest teams to compete in the state. The team isn’t letting their small size diminish their expectations, however, racking up a series of impressive victories over the last few weeks. “I’m very (proud) ...

WASC tests SF State in accreditation review

March 13, 2013 News

By Matt Saincome and Ellie Loarca SF State went through an evaluation of their standards and practices by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges last week. Accreditation allows SF Sate students to receive financial aid, transfer to graduate schools, and shows that the University is being held to certain standards of education.  “Pretty much what we do ...

Students face impaction; SF State solicits feedback

March 13, 2013 News

For SF State biology major Heather Smith, 33, a passion for health care was more than just a calling, it’s in her blood. “My mom was an emergency room clerk,” Smith said. “I first saw people coming in through emergency room doors when I was in elementary school.” The health bug bit her hard. Now ...

Impaction leads students to alternate majors

March 13, 2013 News

After being denied acceptance to the nursing program, Vincent Castoro thought he could avoid the problems associated with impaction by majoring in kinesiology. He was wrong. “I was initially going for nursing, but it turned out to be impacted and I didn’t end up getting into the nursing program, so I opted for kinesiology, which ...

Impaction yields competition, offers some success

March 13, 2013 News

By Lulu Orozco Meghan Fuller hasn’t had the typical experience of a student in an impacted major at SF State. Though the 35-year-old pre-licensure nursing major applied to a number of universities in anticipation of stiff competition, she’s had a relatively easy time moving through the highly sought after program since she got her acceptance ...

Spike in crime at SF State area calls for heightened precaution

March 12, 2013 News

After a late night study session on campus, philosophy major Elizabeth Mathiasen was walking home around midnight when she noticed she was not alone. “I walked faster and even took a different route home and he was still half a block behind me,” she said. Perpetrators such as this, look for opportunities in darker areas, ...

Israeli Apartheid Week demonstrations draw mixed reactions at SF State

March 6, 2013 News

Two walls stood as a blockade to the entrance of Malcolm X Plaza. Students were asked to show their SF State identification before passing through to the Cesar Chavez Student Center to convey the eerie feeling of a borderland territory. This demonstration was brought about by Israeli Apartheid Week organized by the General Union of Palestinian ...