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
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
[HTML1]Unmanned aerial vehicles — more commonly known as drones — have become invaluable to the United States military. Their presence increases every year in carrying out "necessary" assassinations against "terrorists," as does the controversy surrounding their use. In a world ruled by Murphy's Law, analyzing a newer military technology's
I wanted to begin my new column with a story about injecting heroin into my penis, but my girlfriend, Nicole, warned me it may be too soon. The audience might not be ready, she reasoned, it was like going for anal on the first date.
The refrigerator door swings open and a robust odor hits you like a ton of bricks completely disorienting your senses. What is that smell? It’s rotten food.
Was it the chicken you made a few days ago or the Chinese food that you forgot to throw out
Being a drug addict is the worst. I know. For almost five years I shot heroin every day. I lived the life of a heroin junkie: stealing, lying and doing whatever it takes to get loaded.
It is an existence that bewilders those who’ve never lived it.
Accreditation: one of the main things that keeps our departments and University administration sitting up straight and keeping tidy. Accreditation is an evaluation of a university’s ability to meet its own goals and mission. Upon gaining accreditation, that university is considered part of the approved
Lately, I’ve been watching a show called "Catfish" on MTV. It has made me realize that our generation is obsessed with how we appear online in our social media profiles.
"Catfish" is a documentary series that helps two people who have met through social media meet in
Being that 65.5 percent of SF State students are upperclassmen, there’s no doubt they are thinking about the future and taking the next steps into adulthood. These plans could include getting married and starting families.
A question students may ask is, “How many children am I
Lately, SF State has had its fair share of run-ins with free speech. Cry to God, a group of religious fanatics who came to campus a few weeks ago, raised questions of protected free speech versus protected hate speech.
Free speech issues in the public arena
In case you haven't looked for a place to live in this city recently, here's a nugget of obvious information: this city sucks for house hunting.
And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for renters, San Francisco finds itself embroiled in a heated
According to the 2012 Accenture Consumer Electronics Products and Services Usage Report, the highest selling products in 2012 were smart phones, high-definition TVs, computers and tablet PCs. About 23 percent of 25 to 34-year-olds are high consumers, meaning they buy at least two new electronics
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country," the late Kurt Vonnegut said.
The Twittersphere and news world erupted after Marco Rubio's grasp for a drink of water during the Republican response to the State
The Xpress has come under some criticism recently for the role that we played in getting President Wong to take part in SF State’s second iteration of the now-ubiquitous Harlem Shake. As the editor-in-chief, I feel that it is my responsibility to address our
You've already heard this speech: study abroad is an opportunity not to be missed. But only about 500 SF State students study abroad every semester, according to the Office of International Programs at SF State. This means the majority of SF State students will not
Imagine you stumble upon a clear container filled with bright green dish soap. It reads: “for every bottle of soap you buy, twenty cents will be donated to help save giant kapok trees found in the Amazon Rainforest." Realizing you can kill two birds with one stone, you
Now that the smoke has cleared and the tears are almost dried up from a 49er Super Bowl loss, we can address what no successful sports franchise is without: a bandwagon. San Francisco certainly was decorated in much more red last week than it would
Found on a cornucopia of menus, present at barbeques and at our favorite restaurants, burgers, chili, kabobs and meatloaf are just some of the hardy beef entrees that are staples of the American diet.
Some care about their caloric intake associated with eating these beef products
Remember that dude you sat next to in your freshman communication class who gave a five minute speech on how to cut a pineapple? Chances are, he hasn’t graduated. It turns out, you have a better chance of calling a coin flip correctly than you
Why do we even come to the first day of classes (other than the fear of being dropped) if we are just going to listen to a professor read from a syllabus for what feels like an eternity before getting let out early? If that's
It has come to my attention that I have the mouth of a sailor. I’m not sure how it happened. I certainly don’t have any sailor friends and have never been one for navigating the seas, but for some reason, I can’t stop cussing like
Some welcome news came from the California State University Board of Trustees over the break: for the first time since 2006 they aren’t planning on any tuition hikes for this semester, and Gov. Jerry Brown released a state budget proposal that would put an additional
On 24th and Castro streets sits a bar called Valley Tavern. This is where I spent my Sunday afternoon Jan. 20.
When I arrived, there were 10 to 20 people waiting outside — squinting through the windows to catch a glimpse of the TVs. After 15
It started with "Pong." A simple game of table tennis on a black and white TV screen. Two lines represent paddles and a square dot for the ball. Nerds rejoiced as gaming fever hit the world in 1972.
The gaming industry has come a long way
The role of student and professor are pretty rigidly defined. We students do our best — or at least try to convince our professors that we do — all semester and then we patiently wait for our benevolent instructors to post our grades. But at
There used to be a time when MTV was all about TRL rather than GTL (gym, tan, laundry). It was these days when more video premieres flooded the network than reality show dramas.
Since its launch in 1981, MTV has evolved into a pop culture phenomenon
It’s Boy Meets World, yeah it’s Boy Meets Worlds. I bet you read that to the tune of the iconic intro theme song of the ‘90s sitcom that defined a generation, didn’t you? I know I did.
The coming-of-age-story of Corey and Eric Matthews, Shawn Hunter
The end of the semester has left our campus full of sleep-deprived zombies. The final push toward winter break has left so many baggy-eyed students wandering around that some have turned to stimulants to power through those all-night cram sessions as we all look for
The issue of immigration and how to address the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants who currently reside in the U.S. has always been politically contentious, but recent shifts in demographics make us confident that reform is closer than ever to becoming reality.
Our country is changing
If you ever had a Myspace account, then you must remember the prestigious spot of being placed in the top eight of your best friend, spouse or family member. You may even have a fond memory of having Tom as your first friend.
If you’re anything like me, a 21-year-old male college student, you have a lot on your mind. There are classes to attend, tests to study for and part-time jobs to show up to. These are all valid concerns that you really want to take care
This past week has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to the CSU’s budget.
Students scored a monumental victory with the passage of Proposition 30, as California voters decided to raise their own taxes to try and salvage our financially beleaguered system. Fresh
After a general election with campaigns that lasted more than a year, cost more than $6 billion and included thousands of hours of cleverly edited TV ads featuring scary-voice narration, one soundbite ascends above all the rest as the most succinct description of U.S. politics in