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Housing in San Francisco can be a nightmare, but that doesn't seem to stop many apartment seekers from rushing into less-than-ideal situations. From tyrannical landlords to sociopathic roommates, everyone has a tale. In a city as small and
Each year, people around the nation anxiously wait for February to roll around to celebrate the triumphs in black history. For this one month, stores across America advertise Black History Month sales, the History Channel runs dozens of specials about the Civil Rights Movement and
As if you aren’t already angry about dwindling classes and skyrocketing tuition, here’s something else that might get your panties in a twist: SF State is making it even more difficult for you to park on campus.
Not only is the paid parking system at SF
Almost everyone has heard the story of the big bad wolf and little red riding hood. Of course the wolf has to be a boy, and red riding hood has to be a girl. This is the way we have been trained to think; the
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Students watching President Obama's State of the Union address perked up at the mention of the student debt crisis. If only he'd actually brought something new to the table.
For someone who was elected on a platform of radical
The appointment of a new University president is an incredible opportunity for the campus community to find a leader who will shape its next 25 years, much as current President Robert A. Corrigan oversaw a vast expansion of the school during his tenure.
Unfortunately, the CSU
Between all the oohhing, awwing, groaning and groping I never thought that me jerking off to Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba was when I lost my "virginity" back in middle school. Did it happen when I received oral sex in high school? I still considered myself a virgin
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Nine seems to be the magic number for next year's 2012-2013 academic budget.
A nine percent tuition increase was passed 9-6, with nine of 24 trustees missing from the meeting. Since when is nine of 24 a majority?
Ten people were severely pepper sprayed last month.
No, they were not the UC Davis students who were defending their right to protest, but shoppers at Walmart buying discounted Xbox video game consoles during Black Friday.
Black Friday is meant to help provide Americans with discounted goods
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It’s usually about the last week of November that the spirit of the holidays starts to take hold. Twinkling lights line windows, bows wrap around the trees along Market Street and the streets are full of holiday cheer.
An Open Letter to Robert Corrigan, President of San Francisco State University
We, the undersigned faculty of the Department of English at San Francisco State University, are greatly disturbed at the recent escalation of police violence against peaceful protestors on California campuses. We firmly believe that
My first encounter with a news publication going under was in my hometown of Hollister, Calif.
In the year that I was there, the already small staff of four that ran the weekly publication was reduced to two because of lost funding. I understood more clearly
"The party last night was too good to pass up,” “I had to study for that midterm,” “I was on stumble all night and I just needed to click one more time.”
These three statements have one main thing in common; they are all real-life excuses
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
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While it has been almost two weeks since the pepper spray incident at UC Davis, the excessive actions taken by police against unarmed protestors remains ingrained in the minds of many.
About 200 students were in the quad of
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
There is a stuffed bird carcass lying headless in the middle of your dining room table. It's the only remains of an animal whose lifetime was spent immobilized in disease-ridden confinement, force-fed antibiotics and a subject of physical violence. Happy Thanksgiving.
Abstaining from turkey consumption on Thanksgiving
We all know the situation—two friends blurring the line between friendly and friendlier. In all honesty, the idea of no commitment, no strings attached lovin' may sound like a great idea at some point to anyone.
However, there are two words that can easily be used
The reasons for legally considering someone an adult at 18 make perfect sense in most respects, but when dealing with an issue as sensitive as mental health, treatment specific to those who fall into this gap seems necessary.
The crux of the problem seems to be
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The Xpress staff is looking forward to the Thanksgiving break next week. In acknowledgement of the holiday we would like to take this time to reflect with our readers about what we give thanks for.
Here is what our
A new academic incentive program, implemented this year by two California high schools, has angered many students, parents and state education officials.
John F. Kennedy High School and Cypress High School, both public four-year schools in the Anaheim Union High School District, started a new incentive
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
Got eggs to spare?
Because with a price tag of $5,000 for a few eggs, a woman’s ovaries may seem like a gold mine.
Egg donation centers have been targeting young women, such as college students and graduates, who are strapped for cash.
According to “The Project on
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Voters should take the time out of their busy schedules Nov. 8 to vote for the people and propositions that could change the way in which they live.
The system makes it so easy to vote that there is
San Francisco's Proposition H cleverly disguises an elitist agenda as a policy "for the kids." Yet the prop has potential to reintroduce class-informed boundaries into the local education system, and must not be voted into policy.
The proposition tries to make it official city policy to try to place
The air of change has been as thick as tear gas lately, and San Francisco’s new ranked-choice voting system is a chance to expand upon that.
With voters picking their top three candidates, the system allows for a wider spectrum of politics to surface, something that
Ah, Halloween. That magical holiday when people of all kinds transform into whatever they want to be, if only for a night. A holiday that fills the streets with geisha girls, cowboys, indians, and everything in between. It is a harmless holiday where everyone gets
Let's tell the truth, almost no one gets their bachelor's degree in four years anymore.
That's why super seniors exist, college students who take five or more years to complete their "four-year degree."
And what can anyone expect when you can't expand an 168-hour week, and have
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After nearly nine years of occupying Iraq, President Barack Obama has announced the complete withdrawal of American troops by December. I know what you're thinking - finally, right? - but if Iraq wasn't stable enough for troops to pull out years ago, what is the
If I were to give any SF State student advice, it would be this: Don’t enter the debt danger zone. Credit cards can provoke you to spend money that you can’t afford to spend. The inability to pay for overspending puts students in a debt
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Unless you've been living under a rock for the last month, there has been no way to ignore the movement known as #OccupySF.
The protests have created a lot of buzz and received mass media attention since the Occupy Wall Street
The California Faculty Association decided last Wednesday to move forward with plans to strike. A final decision will be given later this month.
We support the association's position.
The CFA, which consists of 24,000 faculty members, wanted pay increases in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years, but
All of a sudden rich people are getting credit for being “job creators.” The punditry argues that the wealthy should have money filtered their way so they can create employment for the rest of us.
This notion is nonsense. I do, however, believe that there are
The debate around the legalization of marijuana is always a fun one to watch, especially for those who enjoy catching argumentative fallacies.
There is a special kind of hyperbole swung around by both sides.
According to those who are against any form of legalization, their opponents are
By Mario Silva
Slavery was abolished in the U.S. nearly 150 years ago, but there are still more slaves in the world today than at the height of the slave trade. This issue is not relegated to the developing world; it is happening in the city