After a three-year hiatus, SF State student residents will once again be able to vote on campus this November. But will they?
As journalists, we are aware of the importance of participating in the democratic process and we would like to think the same of our
SF State is awash with athletic gear. On a short stroll through campus you’ll encounter hats and shirts supporting the Giants, A’s, Raiders, 49ers and even the lowly Warriors.
It doesn’t take a detailed statistical analysis to show that this campus isn’t known for its athletic
Is chivalry dead? Maybe not, but it’s certainly on its deathbed. I’m a cynic and my sarcastic sense of humor has often been cited as rude, but it does make life a bit easier when we live by the “do unto others
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The SF State cross country teams opened their season with a
In 2010, more than 14 million people all over the world were learning to speak German, according to statistics published by Netzwerk Deutsch.
I took my first German language course in Spring 2010. The room was bustling with bad German rap, umlauts in all the wrong
In March of this year the University became an Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution, building on its status as one of the nation's most diverse campuses. Since August, the University has been calling for students to declare their ethnicities in time
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Most collegiate athletes see getting injured as a roadblock
Picture a plethora of trash cans, scattered about our beautiful campus, overflowing with half-eaten pizza, empty soda cans and discarded essays.
We’ve all seen it before — the green and blue colored bins in the student center — that remain practically empty while the trash from
The beginning of each semester brings new students from various backgrounds. SF State students speak a variety of languages and represent all nationalities and races. At first glance, one might even think it represents the state demographics. When looking at the numbers, however, a disheartening
SF State can seem somewhat socially fractured at first glance. Every week, tens of thousands of students travel to campus from every corner of the Bay Area — and sometimes beyond — go to classes, then return home, leaving behind a school that struggles to
As far as first impressions go, new SF State President Les Wong has left us feeling, well, a little giddy. While no one is carving “SFSU + LW” on any trees yet, we can’t help but feel that the blind date went well.
The first point
Dear Ms. Pro-Choice, Ms. Pro-Life, members of the League of Women Voters and Rock the Slut Vote United, distinguished feminists and women across the globe:
I am here to make the announcement that the “war on women” is not a figment of your imagination—it’s real. If
Leslie E. Wong of Northern Michigan University was appointed as SF State's new president yesterday. While Wong is sure to be inundated with suggestions on how to best fill the shoes of the long-serving President Corrigan, Xpress thought we would throw our two cents into the
When was the last time you made an important phone call at 4 a.m.? While drunk dials and ordering a late-night pizza might be the only time you reach for the phone past midnight, what if you were experiencing a medical issue and wanted to talk
Response to 4/25 “Disabled Students Lack Support”
I would like to thank Lisa Carmack for sharing her personal experiences as a student with a disability at SF State in her April 25, 2012 editorial “Disabled Students Lack Support.” Coming forward in a public light is not
By Adan Falcon, Special to Xpress
Today's most critically acclaimed shows have ignited controversy in their depiction of people of color as minor characters, part of the background, or as help. A tweet claimed Mad Men as the "'Roots' for white people," and HBO's "Girls" is accused of misrepresenting NYC's multicultural landscape.
Student loan debt is on pace to pass the $1 trillion mark in the coming months, increasing at a rate of roughly $2,853 per second, according to Finaid.org.
In light of that, Moveon.org has been circulating a petition online that calls for “forgiving the student loan
Suffering a brain injury just before my first year of college was obviously not in my plans.
A month after my high school graduation and less than a month and a half before my first semester at SF State, I suffered a brainstem stroke, which damaged
By spearheading the Rhythms Music Festival in the old Annex space, ASI has brought a refreshing dose of ingenuity to the campus. While the Annex has served faithfully as an interim space, this is definitely a case of campus leaders taking lemons and making lemonade.
If you want to find out anything about the important decisions affecting this institution, you must navigate a bureaucratic system that is not only unfriendly, but actively hostile to those seeking to shine some light on how a supposedly “public” institution runs.
From the decision to
For the past month I have followed all things related to the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. I’ve watched the people march in anger wondering why Zimmerman hasn’t been brought to trial, heard all the songs in tribute to Martin and now seen legal
San Franciscans are used to maintaining composure in the face of potential emergencies. In a city where after an earthquake most of us race to be the first to tweet about it rather than racing to the door, we like to play it cool.
What student hasn’t felt the increased heart rate before an exam, stomach ache when anticipating future projects, perspiration while rapidly trying to register for classes? These feelings of anxiety are not uncommon for college students to experience. Although the University offers outlets for dealing with
Beginning today and continuing through next week, administrators will meet to get input from three bidders who are seeking the privilege of running the SF State Bookstore, as well as public comment.
Like an exclusive Sotheby’s auction, few seem to know about a meeting that will
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Once upon a time, public education catered to the public. Thanks to the continued efforts of Chancellor Charles Reed, that legacy is slowly being dismantled.
While many students reveled in their Spring Break reverie, the CSU was once again
It’s that time of the school year when I start to wonder where all that financial aid money went. I can look back and justify most of the money I spent this semester. I definitely needed those burritos and I’m hoping those expensive textbooks come
At this rate, someone could very easily turn the saga of the budget crisis into a soap opera.
The back and forth between the California Faculty Association and Chancellor Charles Reed has been an ongoing drama. The last 18 months have seen negotiations, demands and foot
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While it may be the presidential primaries making national news this week, for SF State students, another important election period is slipping away.
With elections for student representatives fast approaching, past turnout indicates that students will once again forfeit
The next time you’re slinging angry birds across the glass expanse of your iPhone screen, think about the dead laborers caught in the fray during manufacturing. Apple knows their products are made on the backs of underpaid, sometimes underage laborers working in unsafe conditions; their
The LGBTQ+ community may fly a rainbow flag, but if you don’t exactly fit into the L or G, things start to feel uncomfortably black and white.
Without a niche to call their own, people with beyond gay, lesbian and straight identities--also known as nonmonosexual--find themselves
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We can no longer afford to tolerate the apathy that has stagnated social movements on this campus.
Consider the actions surrounding March 1 your invitation to get out of your seats and reclaim your educational benefits that have been
I quietly applauded myself after I successfully finished a presentation in front of my Community: Changes and Development class last semester without having to use the word "community."
I had a list of synonyms I prepared beforehand like “group,” “populace” and “citizenry,” which were words I
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While President Robert A. Corrigan’s new pet project, “Student Voices,” enjoyed front-page publicity last week in the San Francisco Chronicle as a way for students to voice their frustrations about CSU fee increases, another forgotten conflict over fees
SF State seems eager to find new ways to yet again fail to include students in the new presidential search.
The University hosted the first and only public forum to discuss the selection of presidential candidates Monday, Feb. 20.
For an event with this kind of significance,
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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