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
When I went through my syllabus for one of my courses this semester, my jaw dropped. "Homework will be 40 percent of your grade."
After the first shock, I started to giggle and thought of something my friends and I used to say to each other before
As we draw the curtain on this year’s election, there is one resounding phrase that comes to mind: Thank God it’s over.
Over the last 17 months, we voters have been treated to no shortage of election coverage. There have been more than 45 hours worth
Clinching a berth for the first time in school history, the SF State men's cross country team is headed to championships after finishing fourth at NCAA Division II Regionals in Hawaii on Saturday.
Junior Bruk Assefa led the team with a ninth place finish overall with a time
Hurricane Sandy reminds us that global warming is not a topic to be swept under the rug. However, when Shawn Otto, CEO of ScienceDebate.org asked both presidential candidates to participate in Climate Desk Live, a science debate held in D.C. on Nov. 1, neither showed
From debates to attack ads to those pesky emails from Joe Biden asking for a couple bucks, it’s been hard to step out of bed the last couple months without landing your foot in something political.
But as college students, there is one ballot measure that
College is a time when kids who have lived their entire lives under their parent’s roof get to finally explore their independence. It’s a time when students get to reinvent themselves and exert their autonomy.
So imagine the disappointment that students feel when they realize that
Watch boobs and save some while you’re at it, PornHub says.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the popular porn site wanted to donate one cent per each 30 breast-related videos viewed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. PornHub is the
We all know that a college workload is hard enough, but adding a job or two jobs on top of that can be nearly impossible. When higher education is the key to unlocking a promising future, every little bit helps.
That’s where scholarships come in.
From Bay to Breakers to Folsom Street Fair and SF Pride Parade, people flock to the city to see what San Francisco’s culture is about. It’s fairly safe to say there’s nothing like an SF party once the clothes start coming off.
However, in the last
Remember that time you got wasted and took your shirt off at that party? Or posted that picture with that mountain of beer you bought for that camping trip? Even if you don’t, the internet does.
California Senate Bill 1349, a law recently passed by Gov.
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The SF State cross country teams placed in
Mixed news came out of Sacramento Sept. 27 as Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 970 into law. The Legislature is now requiring the CSU Board of Trustees to consult with students before implementing additional tuition raises.
While AB 970 is a step in the right
Crunch! Yum! You taste that? It looks like an apple, it tastes like an apple, but it’s not really an apple. That delicious red fruit was engineered in a lab. It consists of parts of apples, potatoes, pesticides and broccoli DNA. Delicious?
Ignorance can be bliss,
California is one of the most liberal states, a leader in “green thinking” and the nation’s fourth largest oil-producing state, with more than 350 hydraulic fracturing wells stretching from Northern California all the way to Long Beach.
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process