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Whether it’s a home run or a drug scandal, athletes on any level can’t seem to escape the media’s eye — and SF State is no different with star basketball player Decensae White being
Whether you are just beginning your college journey or continuing the trudge through semesters, we are all unified by the fact that our venture for higher education has a price tag — and a rather hefty one to boot.
CaliforniaColleges.edu estimates that a yearly sum of
Everyone got a bronze coin for graduating drug rehab. Well, at least they did at the one I went to. All the ceremonies were the same. The coin is passed around among the patients. Each person then holds the coin, rubs it between their fingers
It's that happy time of year, where many of us watch as our peers graduate and go off into the world and their future careers. No doubt, graduating is a tremendous accomplishment. It takes a lot of work, even some blood, sweat and tears at
There’s a certain green plant with a reputation for its psychedelic effects and was known to help Bob Marley get through his days. Marijuana gets all the fame, but lesser known is its family member, industrial hemp. This column is about hemp's gift to us all
The pain was agonizing. I told the doctor in the emergency room to slice open my thigh and drain the pus. Once he could do that, I would be on my way. There was an abscess deep in the muscle and my thigh had swelled
Giants won the second World Series in three years. Niners went to the Super Bowl. Warriors are in the playoffs. There has been a lot of smack talk about bandwagoning and Bay Area teams in the past few seasons. Bona fide sports fans, your points
Final exams, end of semester projects and bouts of nightlong cram sessions are upon us. With all the talk of assignments, worth a quarter to a third of our grades, it could be difficult to not crumble — or at least crack — under the
The water in San Francisco is not only some of the crispest water found on the planet, it’s safe to drink and probably safer than bottled.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, bottled water is the fastest growing beverage in sales in the United States
Soon after the dope sickness, the anger and the depression, my cravings to use drugs slowly began to disappear. Without drugs and alcohol, I faced a whole new set of challenges. I became obsessed with sex.
For years, heroin caused my sex drive to remain dormant,
Gone are the days of “boy meets girl.” These days, a more likely scenario is “boy likes girl’s profile, girl lurks through boy’s pictures, boy flirtatiously messages girl.”
Who doesn’t have a friend with a great online dating story? Whether awkward, scary, sexy or dreamy, one
It wasn't until the artist lifted his handheld machine from my skin — as it buzzed like a dental drill — and wiped my ink and blood splattered arm clean that I realized I had just made a decision that would affect me for the
Data coverage, or cloud storage, is a model of networked online pools of storage where data is saved and usually hosted by third parties. The “hosts” are companies like Google or Facebook that operate the large data centers. A “cloud” is a set of computers
I used to sit in my car listening to the public radio station while I waited for my drug dealer to arrive. Shows like the "BBC News Hour," "This American Life" and "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me" droned in one ear and out the other.
The dust and LSD has finally cleared after two smelly, hippie weekends of Brochella. We have reached that time of year between music festivals. Starting May 8-12, we will have Bottlerock in Napa Valley and at the end of summer, Outside Lands, shortly followed by
Just when we thought the worst had happened — years of budget cuts, decreased classes, tuition hikes and prolonged graduations — news broke last week of a University official and his accomplice being charged with cheating SF State out of millions.
Robert Shearer, Former Director of
It's no secret that the medications prescribed by doctors aren't always healthy for us, but their disposal is even harmful for the environment. Whether it’s through the natural process of digesting these medications or disposing of them in the trash, both have had lasting effects
This is the final installment of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
It was early in the morning and I was dope sick again. The monotony was disgusting. But
With all that has gone on in the last week in Boston, you’d think that a bomb threat at a large public university would warrant a rapid and robust public response from that university’s administration.
But that was not the case at SF State.
After a suspicious package
SF State is a commuter campus, which means many students use public transportation or drive to campus to attend classes. Some students find themselves feeling particularly "green" while driving to school in their hybrid electric vehicles, because it uses less fossil fuel than a standard vehicle. Unfortunately,
We awoke on Tuesday to yet another tragic morning-after.
As was the case Sept. 12, 2001, many of us woke up wondering how anybody — whether a lone deranged individual or some demented group of sociopaths — could carry out a plan to hurt and kill
This is part two of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
As a drug addict, I spent most of my time engaged in some type of inappropriate behavior. Lying,
After four plus years of college, graduation is the one, albeit cheesy, but well-deserved ceremony we can all look forward to. The handshake of our department chair, the toss of our caps in jubilee, and yes, even the photo with dear grandma, are all something
It’s a nice summer day, 85 degrees and sunny. You decide to go to the beach, not only to show off your new summer bod, but to cool off for a swim in the Pacific. While swimming, you find yourself amongst plastic bottles that bob like buoys
My little sister was diagnosed with a specific form of autism, Asperger's Syndrome, at a very young age. I didn't understand what it meant or what she had until I was nearly a teenager, but I understood that she was different. I used to have to
This is the first part of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
People often ask me how I got sober. It’s a difficult question to answer. The truth: I
San Francisco has always been the stomping grounds of activists protesting contentious issues. Abortion is no different. No matter which side of the issue you come down on, passions run high, with opponents and supporters often ending up in heated exchanges.
But while exchanges between protesters
Farmers' markets and the organic food isle have become a popular destination for growing families, the healthy eater and the environmentally conscious alike. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California
When I was in jail, the hardcore drug addicts and alcoholics told me not to accept a drug treatment program in the place of jail. Treatments are a hassle. Do your time, get out and get high, my junkie jail buddies told me.
So when I
My boyfriend is full of surprises. He's equal parts rock star, Prince Charming and a ridiculous nerd. He treats me like a queen, even though I repeatedly insist otherwise, and makes me laugh until my sides hurt. He's also 16 years older than me, and black.
As the national economy continues on the slow road to recovery everyone is looking for a quick way to make a buck. Our University is no different, as it looks to make the best use of its money, investing in companies that will grant the
Warning: this content contains material that may not be suitable for those who have an addiction to cigarettes but those who care about the environment should keep reading. Accordingly, the author insists that no one attempt to read this information if he or she is not in
You can’t do anything without being categorized. If you listen to a certain type of music, wear various clothing articles, enjoy artsy-fartsy films or drink your coffee black, it is inevitable that someone out there is going to place you in a social category.
We were cooking up black tar heroin at his place.
It was early in my junkie career and I didn’t yet know how to hit my vein with the needle. My friend was there to help. As he sucked up the hot black liquid with a
Thank you for your submission in the new Golden Gate Xpress. I am currently interning for the SF AIDS Foundation's syringe access services. I am a health education major and a huge proponent of harm reduction services, such as needle exchanges. One of the
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