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Internships open up for students

April 25, 2018 News

Education, experience, timing, luck and who you know are key ingredients to how a student can succeed when looking for a job or internship. Although professors and services on campus may be able to help students prepare through education, services offered to students on campus utilize the “who you know” aspect encouraging students to start ...

Free HIV and STI testing at SF State

April 25, 2018 News

The Health Promotion and Wellness unit and SF Aids Foundation united together to provide free HIV and STI screenings to LGBTQ+ students at SF State. Jose Francisco, a health education and public health major and intern with the Health Promotion and Wellness unit, is responsible for putting the entire event together. The event was brought ...

Tuition hikes will not be made for California State University system

April 20, 2018 News

The California State University system will not increase tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a press release by Chancellor Timothy P. White. This decision is a result of the continuing efforts from all 23 CSU campuses for better funding from the state. However, Chancellor White stated that the decision will come with consequences ...

Pelosi attacks Trump’s tax plan locally and abroad

April 18, 2018 News

Senate Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi hosted a press conference on April 15 at the San Francisco Labor Council to highlight the impact President Trump’s tax plan has had on California’s working families — a day before the federal tax deadline. According to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, Trump’s tax plan — which has been ...

Find your place in the entertainment Arts & Media industry

April 17, 2018 News

Students are welcome to be a part of and learn from professionals from the Film, Music, Performing Arts, Broadcasting & Immersive & Social Media industry this Wednesday April 18 at 10 a.m at the Jack Adams Hall. The discussion panel will consist of SFSU alumni, Jannette Bivoni (2011), Alicia Mayo (2017), David Owenm (1991) and ...

SF State lecturer wins Pulitzer Prize

April 16, 2018 News

SF State lecturer Joanne Derbort, former assigning editor at The Press Democrat, along with the paper’s staff won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category for their coverage of the Santa Rosa and Sonoma County fires last October. “I’ve always described this newsroom as the overachieving newsroom because they always work with so ...

T-Pain comes to SF State

April 16, 2018 News

Blue and yellow lights lit SF State’s Annex venue. Anticipated fans cheered in the crowd as T-Pain jumped on stage for the 8th Annual Music Festival hosted by Associated Students Inc. on Saturday night. The festival started with a DJ outside the Annex and a canopy where guest would get their entrance bracelet. There were ...

Mashouf reimburses alumni through credit

April 11, 2018 News 3 Comments

Seniors who frequently visit Mashouf Wellness Center can reap one more added benefit after graduation this spring: investor credit. Those who work out regularly in the newly opened gym have different memberships available to them, aside from current enrollment and using the facilities for free. One of which includes an alumni membership and for alumni ...

UPD hosts shooter preparedness seminar

April 11, 2018 News

SF State University Police hosted an interactive seminar last week to build awareness within SF State faculty and staff about active shooters. Lieutenant Wailun Shiu opened up the seminar by asking crowd members what they valued in their lives and asked them to keep that on their minds while they watched the presentation. He followed up ...

SF State seeks sustainability

April 6, 2018 News

Sudents from a variety of environmentally-conscious groups on campus held their first Sustainability Assembly meeting on April 5 to discuss their concerns about environmental issues impacting student life on campus. The meeting, led by HSS Rep. Haile Fenske, focused on setting goals for the future of the assembly. The agenda, which will be brought to ...

#FundTheDream rally at the State Capitol

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

Story by: Jacqueline Pinedo and Marisol Cabrera The California Faculty Association (CFA), along with student and faculty members from all 23 California State Universities, held a rally on Wednesday April 4, calling attention to Gov. Jerry Brown and legislatures in Sacramento regarding issues relating to the decline in CSU funding, tuition increases, food insecurity, deportation and ...

Milk to be remembered at SFO

April 4, 2018 News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to rename SFO Terminal 1 in Harvey Milk’s name. Milk was the first openly gay elected official to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors until his assassination by then Supervisor Dan White in 1978. “He was more than just an LGBTQ activist — he was an activist ...

Amazon Barbershop shootout

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

 Tensions were high at the town hall meeting at Balboa High School regarding the police-related shooting of a 21-year-old man at a barbershop in the outer Mission as an altercation broke out during the public forum. On Wednesday, March 21, Jehad Eid was shot and killed by two San Francisco Police Department officers Kevin ...

Immigration ads target tech workers

April 4, 2018 News

Sometimes the best intentions can come off in the worst way possible. Last week, an ad campaign rolled out posters within San Francisco’s public transit system advocating tech companies to hire U.S. workers instead of foreign labor. The campaign was paid for by Progressives for Immigration Reform, a nonprofit dedicated to, “educating the public on ...

President Wong fails to unify

April 4, 2018 News 1 Comment

photo by Adelyn Tirado » WHAT HAPPENED « In the weeks following the campus-wide apology email February 23 from SF State President Leslie E. Wong to the Jewish community, the long-standing political and ideological tensions on campus reignited, tearing into the fabric of campus life. The two major groups at the center of the clashing ...

“Governor — Fund the CSU! Free the CSU!”

April 3, 2018 News 2 Comments

The California Faculty Association along with all 23 California State Universities have organized a rally taking place on April 4, calling attention to Gov. Jerry Brown and legislatures in Sacramento about the continuing decline in CSU funding, tuition hikes, racism and discrimination and protecting DACA and undocumented students. Buses are set up to drive students ...

Awareness Week puts spotlight on Palestine

April 2, 2018 News 1 Comment

According to the American Press Institute, the purpose of journalism is “to provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.” In order to fulfill our purpose as responsible journalists and to best serve our readers, Xpress staff members aim to ...

SF State appoints new athletic director

March 29, 2018 News Sports

SF State has found its new athletic director, and she comes with Gator ties. Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins was officially announced as athletic director on Thursday, March 29. Shrieve-Hawkins’ most recent position was as associate athletic director at Saint Mary’s. She “supervised multiple sports programs, academic and student services, sports medicine, strength and conditioning and internal operations,” ...

Computer Science leans in

March 28, 2018 News

Gender representation is an issue in the forefront of the social justice conversation with trending topics like  #Metoo and #ShePersisted. Representation in the sciences has been a contentious issue for decades and scientists like Marie Curie and Katherine Johnson are under-celebrated in the field. Poulomi Banerjee, a second year computer science major and mathematics minor ...

Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...

Bay Area students follows Parkland’s lead

March 28, 2018 News

Throughout America hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied for social change and common sense gun laws as a part of the March For Our Lives campaign in response to numerous school shootings on March 24. Ibraheem Chaudrey, a 21-year-old undergraduate student at SF State studying computer science, stood before an audience of 30,000 who were ...

ASI Farmer’s Market will start accepting EBT cards

March 28, 2018 News

After a two-year process, SF State’s farmers market will soon be able to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to address food insecurity on campus. In 2016, the CSU Chancellor’s Office released a report indicating that approximately “one in four students were food insecure and one in 10 were housing displaced.” Adding EBT access to ...

SF State implements new active shooter policy

March 28, 2018 News

SF State has integrated three levels of training around campus to educate the student body and faculty on proper ways to protect themselves against an active shooter. According to Everytown research, there have been more than 300 school shootings since 2013, which roughy averages out to about one shooting per week. Chief of Police at ...

Business Dean says goodbye to SF State

March 28, 2018 News

The dean of the college of business, Linda Oubre, will be moving on from SF State this summer after being hired to take over as president of Whittier College. Oubre will become the second female president in Whittier history and the first African-American president. Being the first is nothing new for Oubre or her family. ...

Les questions, more answers

March 28, 2018 News 1 Comment

XPRESS: What is your response to SF State’s Tenants Rights group ‘condemnation’ for allegedly raising rents on employee housing and evicting residents who have retired? WONG: We’re in a very complex issue now [with] what I would like to call legacy tenants that were in those spaces when we purchased that property in 2005. We ...

Stabbing on Chester Avenue

March 25, 2018 News

A woman died from stab wounds sustained in a domestic violence incident on Chester Avenue. Police responded to the unit block of Chester Avenue at 2:11 p.m. and transported the female victim and male suspect to the hospital. The male is being treated for what appears to be self-inflicted stab wounds. SFPD Homicide Detail is ...

Press for progress

March 15, 2018 News

Women gathered to share their stories, hardships and life experiences. These women carry stories. Stories of resilience, perseverance and the notion that while women have come so far, the work they have is nowhere near finished. On Thursday, March 8, a crowd assembled to call for action, demonstrating what International Women’s Day is and to ...

SF State students participate in nationwide walkout against gun violence

March 14, 2018 News

“No more silence end gun violence,” is just one of the many chants that students and fellow supporters against gun violence were shouting nationwide in an effort to demand better gun control laws. SF State students this morning staged a walkout in protest to recent gun violence in schools nationwide. Multiple organizations like Planned Parenthood ...

The College of Social Work 50 years later

March 14, 2018 News

The School of Social Work celebrated its 50th anniversary as the first master’s in social work program at SF State on March 7. SF State’s department of social work received three awards recognizing the University’s social worker’s education achievements and services. They received a mention from San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell, who came from Senator ...

Pop-Up Pantry celebrates one year

March 14, 2018 Multimedia News

The Pop-Up Pantry, SF State’s primary food distribution program operated by Associated Students Inc., celebrated their one year anniversary of providing nearly 300 students with fresh, free groceries each week.   Every Monday in the Student Life Event Center (the Annex), students can come in and take the suggested serving of groceries offered that week. ...

BART closures cause congestion

March 14, 2018 News

Getting home should be considered mundane and common but for some BART riders, it will soon become dangerous and difficult. In a few months, the Civic Center BART station will permanently close entrances at Grove, Hyde and Market Streets and the entrance outside Hotel Whitcomb will be permanently closed. This decision is to make way ...

Discrimination lawsuit dismissed

March 10, 2018 News 2 Comments

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on Friday accusing SF State officials of tolerating and encouraging hostility toward Jewish members of the SF State community. The suit, stemming in part from the disruption of an April 2016 speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, was dismissed on March 9 by U.S. District Judge William Orrick III. ...

Business administration leads among other declared majors

March 7, 2018 News

Early this February, the Office of Institutional Research at SF State reported that business administration was the largest undergraduate major in fall 2017. It accounted for 19.3 percent of undergraduate declared majors followed by engineering (5.4 percent) and computer science (4.5 percent). The California State University impaction report declared business administration as an impacted major ...