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VIDEO: Occupy SFSU camp keeps stocked pantry

December 11, 2011 News

Bags of rice, sacks of beans and cans of tomatoes. While this may sound like the contents of anyone’s pantry, these are only some of the groceries in the well-stocked kitchen tent at Occupy SFSU. Protesters have been occupying Malcolm X Plaza in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center for a little more than ...

Occupy SFSU still undecided on camping over winter break

December 9, 2011 News

Occupy SFSUcontinues to camp out at the Malcolm X Plaza in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. They are hoping to bring awareness to the ongoing issues within the University such as budget cuts and how it has impacted them. The students pitched tents Thursday night as a response to the ongoing budget cuts ...

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Twenty-four hours with Occupy SFSU

December 8, 2011 News

After the Dec. 1 rally and march at SF State against the nine percent tuition increase and budget cut on the CSU and UC systems, the Occupy SFSU protestors set up an encampment at Malcolm X Plaza, in front of the Cesar Chavez Student center. Most of the Occupy SFSU participants are SF State students, ...

SF State students celebrate Hanukkah away from home

December 8, 2011 News

The winter holidays are usually a time to be with family, but college students can often find themselves far from home and must find their own ways to celebrate. For the Jewish students at SF State, it’s a rite of passage to discover what celebrating Hanukkah means to them as adults. “It’s kind of like ...

SF State men's bastketball team falls to undefeated Chico State

December 2, 2011 News Sports

The crowd erupted repetitively in the last two minutes of the SF State men’s basketball game against the Chico State Wildcats. On their feet and shouting, fans cheered for a comeback as the Gators fought to gain possession to try scoring the few points that would tie the game. Despite the positive cheering, the Gators ...

Occupy SFSU plans to camp out through end of fall semester

December 2, 2011 News 3 Comments

After successfully setting up an overnight encampment, Occupy SFSU held its first general assembly late last night at SF State. The general assembly voted through majority rule on encampment rules, which are as follows: no smoking, no littering, no use of drugs or alcohol, no violence against another person and no defecating and/or urinating. Occupiers ...

EXTENDED VIDEO: Robert A. Corrigan addresses Occupy

December 2, 2011 News 1 Comment

SF State president Robert A. Corrigan had an open forum with the Occupy SFSU group the afternoon of Dec. 1 where he addressed their and his own concerns about the current financial crisis that is facing the country and the schools. Footage by Brittney Barsotti   Related Articles: VIDEO, PDF: Occupy SFSU’s letter to President ...

Occupy SFSU protesters meet with Corrigan, set up camp

December 2, 2011 News 2 Comments

Nearly 150 SF State students attended an Occupy SF State rally yesterday in Malcolm X plaza to protest the coming 9 percent tuition fee hike. What began as a bunch of students chanting and defacing ATMs turned into a legitimate question and answer session with SF State President Robert A. Corrigan. At approximately 3:15 p.m., ...

VIDEO, PDF: Occupy SFSU's letter to President Corrigan

December 1, 2011 News 2 Comments

Video by Brittney Barsotti President Corrigan, On November 16, 2011, the California State University Board of Trustees voted to raise the student tuition fee by 9% starting Fall 2012. With the 12% increase passed this summer, CSU tuition has gone up 283% since 2002. The quality of our education has not risen with the cost. ...

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Occupy SFSU begins encampment

December 1, 2011 News 5 Comments

At about 3 p.m. today students filled Malcolm X Plaza for a rally against the nine percent tuition hike that was recently passed. Speakers addressed the crowd of about 150 students present when the march began to go through Cesar Chavez Student Center about 20 minutes later. The students who are part of the Occupy ...

SF State: are we prepared for a major earthquake?

December 1, 2011 News

It could happen at anytime, anywhere. It starts with distant rumbling followed by the subtle sway of the ground beneath, the superficial evidence of a tumultuous tectonic tumble seething underground. San Francisco has experienced several earthquakes during the past few months, with three at or above 3.8 magnitude during October. “I’ve been here for three ...

Depression: with help, there is a chance for a better life

November 29, 2011 News Opinion

Getting out of bed is rough enough for any college student. But it’s nearly impossible if you have depression. The condition is rampant in college. According to a recent article on depression statistics by Therese J. Borchard, one out of every four college students or adults suffers from some form of clinical depression. I’ve suffered ...

Cesar Chavez Student Center evacuated after flood

November 29, 2011 News

The Cesar Chavez Student Center was evacuated this afternoon due to a flood. A pipe burst on the Plaza Level of the Student Center and the building is expected to be closed for at least an hour, according to Taylor McElroy, the building manager. McElroy said there were more damages than first anticipated. The flood ...

Attention Deficit Disorder: a reality for many, not a myth

November 29, 2011 News Opinion

Sometimes I wonder if I myself have autism. My mom thinks I probably have dementia. You’d never hear anyone casually musing with self-diagnosis of serious mental disorders, unless that disorder is Attention Deficit Disorder. I was diagnosed with ADD as a tween and it has been a part of my everyday life as long as ...

Campus crime update: search and rescue, a fare evader and another thief

November 28, 2011 News

Here’s an update on campus crimes that occurred from Nov. 14. to Nov 28. Friends stick together A student asked police to help locate their missing, drunk friend Tuesday, Nov. 15. The drunk friend was found semi-conscious near the Creative Arts building. The two friends looked to each other, singing, “reunited and it feels so ...

Marriage not always bliss for young couples in college

November 28, 2011 News

Flower arrangements, seating charts and bridesmaids dresses typically don’t go hand in hand with homework, group projects and finals in a young college student’s thoughts. But SF State student Leona Bouzidi, 29, was 19 years old when she decided to elope and get married to her now ex-husband after knowing him for only six weeks. ...

Occupy SF protesters clash with Black Friday shoppers

November 26, 2011 News 1 Comment

Occupy SF and Black Friday shoppers were at odds Friday evening as protesters tried to spread their message about corporate greed by blocking entrances to some major retailers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Demonstrators marched around Union Square just before 4 p.m. and then sat down in the middle of ...

Forkin' Frisco: Thanksgiving grocery shopping in the city

November 24, 2011 News

Forkin’ Thanksgiving Thanksgiving means copious amounts of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. And if you’re one of the brave souls preparing Thanksgiving dinner, it also means a copious amount of groceries. Fear not! The vendors on this list will be more than happy to help you assemble all the supplies needed for a ...

Cornel West speaks to rapt audience at CSUEB

November 18, 2011 News

Wide-eyed spectators stared intently toward the stage at the man wearing a black three-piece suit, thick black glasses with hair as loud as Don King. On a wet and cold Thursday night hundreds of students, faculty members and fans crowded into the University theatre of Cal State East Bay to listen to special guest lecturer ...

UPDATED: CSU Board of Trustees approves nine percent tuition increase

November 16, 2011 News 3 Comments

This story has been updated to reflect University president Robert A. Corrigan’s response to the fee increase. The story was originally published Nov. 16. The California State University Board of Trustees voted today to approve an additional 9 percent tuition increase for all CSU campuses for the upcoming academic year. Tuition will be increased by ...

VIDEO: How to stuff, truss and roast a turkey

November 16, 2011 News

Former professional chef and Xpress Arts and Entertainment reporter KC Crowell shows you how to stuff, truss and roast a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Produced by KC Crowell and Scott Graf Video by Scott Graf and Gil Riego Jr.

Older students find a way to fit back into classroom scene

November 15, 2011 News 1 Comment

The average educational cycle is thought to be primary school, high school and then straight to college, but for some, returning to college after decades was the best life option. SF State student Matt Heitland, 40, is transitioning into another round in college after graduating with a master’s degree 13 years ago from Drake University ...

BART considering discount for frequent riders

November 15, 2011 News

San Francisco is a city largely dependent on public transportation. Fare hikes have been the norm lately, but BART is now considering offering discounts to high volume commuters. A new system discussed by the BART Board of Directors would have riders who use the transit system on a daily basis pre-purchase a high-value ticket good ...

Campus crime update: theft, arson and a creeper in the window

November 15, 2011 News

Window Watching Remember the “Jurassic Park” scene where the velociraptors were looking for the kids in the kitchen? Well, a similar scene went down last Thursday at noon when a person was caught snooping in apartment windows along Winston Drive. They were presumably searching for small children to consume or fertilized dinosaur embryos. The culprit ...

Financial woes force SF State students to move back in with parents

November 14, 2011 News

Many graduating seniors have mixed feelings of excitement and fear with the end of the school year rapidly approaching and the looming question of “what’s next?” hanging over their heads. With unemployment still at 9 percent according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and financial woes affecting many students, moving back home with their parents ...

Art exhibit explores gender in new light

November 11, 2011 Life News 2 Comments

Art is a tool that can change the world, inspire leaders and shape entire cultures. However, can even the best art completely restructure centuries of female objectification? A new San Francisco art exhibit plans to do just that 117-fold. SOMArts in San Francisco is currently showing the exhibition “Man as Object – Reversing the Gaze,” an ...

Make 19th and Holloway Avenues safe for pedestrians

November 10, 2011 News Opinion

Crossing the intersection of 19th and Holloway Avenues can be dangerous no matter whether you’re on your own two feet or four wheels. It’s time to make the intersection that is a transportation hub for Muni, the SF State shuttle, buses, pedestrians and cars safe for all. On Sept. 9 Mo Mariscal, the 2nd baseman ...

Former inmate refocuses on pursuing degree, playing tennis

November 10, 2011 News

At first glance, it looked just like rock candy sitting next to a glass pipe. When Yvonne Gallop saw the crystal methamphetamine begin to melt, it reminded her of a science experiment. She had no idea what the drug was or how drastically it would change her life in such a short period of time. ...

SF State men's basketball preparing for successful season

November 10, 2011 News Sports

Stacked with new faces and talent, the SF State men’s basketball team is eager to take on the new season with hopes of maintaining a winning record. The Gators are coming off a 16-11 season, finishing in fourth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association after hosting their first ever post-season tournament game. Veterans and ...

Ed Lee elected mayor of San Francisco

November 9, 2011 News

Ed Lee won San Francisco’s mayoral election today with a 61 percent majority vote. The ranked-choice voting process went on for 11 rounds, eliminating one candidate each time until one received at least a 50 percent majority. The leading competitors behind Lee were John Avalos, with 39 percent of the vote in the last round, ...

San Francisco election results

November 9, 2011 News

Here are the 2011 San Francisco election results as of 10:10 p.m Tuesday. One hundred percent of precincts have been accounted for. San Francisco mayor Ed Lee – 44,451 votes, 31.38 percent John Avalos – 26,447 votes, 18.67 percent Dennis Herrera – 15,967 votes, 11.27 percent David Chiu – 12,655 votes, 8.93 percent Leland Yee – 10,595 ...

VIDEO: SF State CFA members speak their minds

November 9, 2011 Life News 1 Comment

Xpress editor Juan De Anda and photographer Cynthia Waters hit the streets to find out what SF State professors say they hope to accomplish through the informational picketing which took place on the corner of 19th and Holloway avenues Nov. 8. Edited by Juan De Anda and video by Cynthia Waters.

Preliminary winners chosen in San Francisco election

November 8, 2011 News

Sixteen mayoral candidates have finally been narrowed down and current Interim Mayor Ed Lee is projected to be the first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco with 31.38 percent of first-choice votes with 100 percent of precincts reporting. “I think we have something to celebrate here,” said Mayor Ed Lee at his campaign party at Tres ...