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Early morning fire breaks out at Parkmerced high-rise apartments

September 22, 2017 News

A high-rise in Parkmerced had to be evacuated early this morning after a fire broke out, hospitalizing two people. San Francisco firefighters responded to the call at 125 Cambon Drive at about 5:45 a.m. where they rescued three victims from a blazing seventh-floor apartment. Two of the victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, one in ...

Bay Area celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 21, 2017 News

Volunteers armed themselves with gardening gloves and refillable mugs for complimentary coffee, as well as decomposable garbage bags and buckets, in hopes to change a statistic, Saturday morning. The 2016 World Economic Forum estimated that given our projected plastic use, “there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050.” “Events like Coastal ...

Earthquake in Mexico leaves hundreds dead

September 20, 2017 News

On Sept. 19, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 shook the community of Mexico City and caused over 200 deaths, according to Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto’s press address. The event coincided with the 32nd anniversary of 1985’s temblor. A mandatory evacuation was issued to the citizens of Mexico City. “We are facing a ...

A bittersweet Mexican Independence Day

September 20, 2017 News

For the purpose of this article, the term Mexican-American is used to refer to a person of Mexican heritage who is living in the U.S. regardless of citizenship status. The term Latinx is the gender-neutral version of Latino/Latina and is used to refer to a person of Latin American descent. The term Chicano/Chicana refers to ...

School of Cinema ranked as one of best in country

September 16, 2017 News

SF State’s School of Cinema is listed as one of the best film schools in the country for the fourth year in a row. The Hollywood Reporter published its annual ranking of top film schools and placed the School of Cinema as 22nd in the country out of the 29 listed. “To be recognized by ...

Shapiro’s Berkeley speech void of pepper spray

September 15, 2017 News

Riot gear equipped officers from three different departments encircled a portion of UC Berkeley’s campus Thursday night as security for Ben Shapiro’s 7 p.m. speaking engagement. Shapiro is a right wing political pundit who has written for Breitbart, The Daily Wire and other similar publications. He was invited to campus by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF), ...

New citizens ready to vote

September 13, 2017 News

Oakland, Calif. — Outside the Paramount Theatre, vendors awaited the massive crowd that received their long-awaited citizenship on Thursday with patriotic merchandise, passport covers, and voter registration papers. The ceremony was hosted by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services. Democracy Action SF organized the voter registration booths that were held outside the theater. “As part of ...

Students team up with Coaching Corps for volunteering

September 13, 2017 News Sports

SF State students are working once again with the non-profit Coaching Corps to help kids in disadvantaged communities play the sports they have always wanted to play. Coaching Corps’s mission is “to ensure that all kids get to reap the benefits of playing sports with a trained, caring coach,” according to their website. Coaching Corps’ ...

Local artists swap works at annual art gathering

September 7, 2017 News

As a record-breaking heatwave blitzed San Francisco over Labor Day weekend, more than 400 “zinesters” filled the non-air conditioned County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park for a Sunday zine fest. A Zine — short for fanzine — is traditionally a “cheaply-made, cheaply-priced publication, often in black and white, which is mass-produced via photocopier and ...

SF State student recites poem at DACA rally

September 7, 2017 Multimedia News

“Everybody wants to be hood, see hood, live hood, rep hood, but still call the hood babies hoodrats as they feel distasteful at the thought of an alley with a sofa they claim we have so much in common with, you know? Since apparently we’re both abandoned.” Toward the end of Tuesday’s DACA rally at ...

Promises unfulfilled for College of Ethnic Studies

September 6, 2017 News

Some faculty and students within College of Ethnic Studies (COES) are upset at President Leslie E. Wong for not fulfilling demands he promised the COES after the protest from May of last year. Wong signed a contract with the four hunger strikers of the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF2016), where he compiled a list of ...

Career Services creates a new way to find a job

September 6, 2017 Life News

Students looking for jobs at SF State have just received a new, streamlined platform to make finding employers easier. The SF State Career Services and Leadership Development, or CSLD, partnered with the jobs site Handshake to make connecting students with employers more efficient. Handshake is a university recruitment platform that the director, Orlando Harris, calls ...

Protection ends for Dreamers

September 6, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Savannah Assi and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez*** The Trump Administration announced yesterday morning that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted recipients protection from deportation and gave work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors. The decision prompted protesters to fill San Francisco’s streets, ...

SF State sued twice before third week of fall semester

September 5, 2017 News

In the current political climate where social unrest pervades college campuses around the country, some SF State students think the university is at odds with its own values of equity, inclusion and diversity. With only the third week underway in the new school semester, the university has two lawsuits under its belt. One was filed ...

Trump Administration formally announces to end DACA program

September 5, 2017 News

The Trump Administration announced this morning that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted protection from deportation and gave work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a press conference that the Obama-era policy was implemented unilaterally after Congress ...

New SF State forum brings racial issues on campus to light

August 31, 2017 News

The first-ever discussion forum hosted by the new Division of Equity and Community Inclusion (DECI) office turned into an event that focused more on quality than quantity. About a quarter of the two-tiered circle of chairs in Jack Adams Hall was filled as DECI hosted an open forum for students to speak on the political ...

SF State student charged with battery on officer at Berkeley rally

August 30, 2017 News

***additional reporting by Brian Neumann*** An SF State Student was charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest Tuesday afternoon in connection with this weekend’s events in Berkeley. Yesania Mendez, 22, attended East County Hall of Justice in Alameda County where six other people were expected to be arraigned and charged. Mendez’s bail ...

Professor rocks the saxophone

August 30, 2017 News

7 Mile House, with an iconic and historical landmark in Brisbane, California, has seen the gangs, the violence, the sports, the gambling and the generations of jazz musicians for 160 years. Every Sunday night at 7 Mile House, the band Dog House Jazz Jam rocks the floorboards with sounds of post-bop jazz from the 1950s ...

Students sue university

August 30, 2017 News 1 Comment

[media-credit id=477 align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] ***Clarification: A previous version of this article wrote that the University filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing the complaint. The correct phrasing is that the University filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. This article has since been updated to reflect the clarification. After a ...

Will Parkmerced’s construction spell bad news for students?

August 30, 2017 News

** This story was originally printed with information that stated that the new Creative Arts building would include housing and retail. The correct information is that there is a new Creative Arts building and a new housing building separately slated for construction. This change has been made in the story. ** Imagine beginning fall semester ...

Wellness center officially opens

August 30, 2017 News 1 Comment

The long-awaited grand opening of the Mashouf Wellness Center came to fruition Tuesday, Aug. 29 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and a series of distinguished speakers that included benefactor Manny Mashouf and SF State President Les E. Wong. The Wellness Center, which broke ground in 2015, was conceived in 2008 as a significant improvement to the ...

San Francisco comes together for a day of peaceful counter-protests

August 29, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** What many anticipated to turn into a violent clash between right-wingers and their opposition morphed into a day of peaceful gatherings for counter-protesters who had no one to confront on Saturday. The right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, and its supporters were a no-show at its ...

Thousands gather at Berkeley to protest planned right-wing rally

August 29, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams*** BERKELEY, Calif. —  Thousands gathered at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park Sunday morning in response to an alt-right rally causing an uproar of violence with counter protesters that left 13 arrested. Counter-protesters, numbering in the hundreds, seized Civic Center Park after police abandoned their positions in the face ...

United Against Hate stands together for peace, love and compassion

August 29, 2017 News

The first of this weekend’s counter-rallies took place last Friday at Civic Center, where around 400 counter-protesters held “#UniteAgainstHate” signs and Mayor Ed Lee, along with a diverse set of speakers, condemned Saturday’s white supremacist rally. “San Francisco is a city of love and compassion and we will always lead with love and compassion,” said ...

Counter-protesters claim victory in Alamo Square Park

August 26, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** The canceled press conference by the right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, turned into a victory rally for counter-protestors today after they showed up in droves. Patriot Prayer was a no-show at its planned press conference at San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park after its organizers canceled ...

Far right cancels back-to-back protests

August 25, 2017 News

This weekend’s controversial far-right protests, slated to be held on both ends of the Bay, have been canceled—each citing violence for the sudden change of plans. The city-stopping “Freedom Rally,” set to take place at San Francisco’s Crissy Field this Saturday, was canceled due to safety concerns, according to Joey Gibson, leader of the far-right ...

Dean of College of Ethnic Studies files lawsuit against SF State

August 24, 2017 News 1 Comment

The dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Department (COES) at SF State filed a lawsuit yesterday, suing the University for unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Kenneth P. Monteiro, Ph.D., dean of the COES, filed the suit in the San Francisco Superior Court, after the University failed to respond to ...

Title IX encourages SF State students to report on-campus sexual assault

August 23, 2017 News

SF State’s on-campus crime rate has increased by 43 percent, according to the latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Aug.11. The report, which includes data from 2013 to 2015, shows a general decrease in crime apart from the three exceptions responsible for the surge: a sharp increase in reported stalking and domestic violence, ...

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

August 23, 2017 News

After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect. The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses and light rails and a 25 percent discount off ...

Mashouf opens for SF State

August 23, 2017 News 1 Comment

The Mashouf Wellness Center opens its doors to SF State’s campus on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and students, faculty and staff are eagerly awaiting its arrival. The center, available to students, faculty and staff, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in the main entrance plaza on Tuesday, Aug. 29 12:30 p.m. to kick off its grand ...

SF fog hinders eclipse viewing

August 21, 2017 News

As students and faculty looked toward the sky this morning with every intention of seeing the first solar eclipse of the century, they were met with a different view– or lack thereof. The department of physics and astronomy gathered in the Quad today from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to see the solar eclipse, but ...