In May, SF State President Robert A. Corrigan approved a request to increase the student body association fee by almost 22 percent, which was voted upon by the students. Students are now required to pay $51 per semester.
Associated Students Inc. is currently working through its
Remember that public space that we used to travel to when we were kids? You know, a library. It's where physical books lined an endless sea of wooden and metal shelves, and a librarian would help you sort through the card catalog to find what
For a university that prides itself as being one of the most diverse schools in the country, Republicans have become quite the endangered species on a liberal SF State campus.
In fall 2010 the College Republicans, the official University organization, didn't renew its status after seven
Twitter exploded Wednesday night with #riptroydavis hashtags and cries of outrage that continued after the news that Troy Davis had been declared dead via lethal injection. This execution brings the flaws of our judicial system to light and shows just how high a price can
The San Francisco Giants produced a solid season, but overall it was disappointing to the fans and the players. The Giants, returning World Series Champions of 2010, lost their final game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, Sept. 28 to close their season on a losing note,
It seems like everyone has had that one waiter who gets your order wrong, has a poor attitude or rarely shows up to your table. In response you may think to yourself that this guy doesn’t deserve a tip, but take that attitude and trash
A new organization is in the process of being formed at SF State this semester, but unlike most campus organizations, this one isn’t for the students. It's called the Parents Council, and it was formed in hopes of improving the connection between the University and
Kelly Rappleye, Contributing Writer
Although San Francisco is a city thriving with art culture, it seems the SF State campus is not reflecting that. Art awareness and appreciation on campus is at an extreme low. With little opportunity for fine art majors to showcase their work
The SF State men’s cross country team won its second straight meet by winning the collegiate open race at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, WA on Saturday.
The Gators finished first of 21 teams in the 8km race hosted by the University of Washington. Five runners finished
BY JUANITA DARLING, Assistant professor of International Relations, special to Xpress
Guatemala’s law-and-order presidential candidate won the top slot Sunday, Sept. 11 for the November run-off election. Otto Perez Molina promises to fight the country’s drug traffickers using the tactics he learned against leftist guerrillas as
Xpress sports reporter Mike Bebernes, 28, decided to challenge California Collegiate Athletic Association runner of the week, Paxton Cota, and it did not go well for him.
Cota runs for the SF State cross country team. And oh yeah, she's a freshman.
Video shot and edited by
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Last week, members of opBART, a loose-knit group of protesters determined to derail the transit system’s police force in the wake of several highly-publicized officer-involved deaths of train riders and even more public relations missteps, organized yet another
By Carlos Barón, Professor of Theatre Arts, special to Xpress
For the last three and a half months Chilean secondary and university students have staged amazing and creative demonstrations against their educational system. The system is the most expensive in the world, the result of a
September 11, 2001: Tides of light pink clouds ride the air down to New York City. Nameless crowds of people stand and watch in awe at the amazing sight above them, stricken with the beauty of fire the crowd applauds in support as people elegantly
President Barack Obama spoke during the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis recently, calling for help for the 9/11 generation: The five million plus soldiers who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in the Middle East since the 2001 attacks.
But I believe that the
For two athletes on the SF State cross country team to be named California Collegiate Athletic Association runners of
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The second part of the California Dream Act has shimmied past the state legislature and now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s promised stamp of approval. Though the law is long overdue, not everyone is a fan.
While there will be no name-dropping, there are certain sects of
By Brittany Doohan, special to Xpress
Being a first timer at Burning Man, I had certain expectations from what I’ve seen in pictures, videos, blogs and some events around San Francisco. Boobs and penises – check. Costumes, music art and dust – check.
Some people may stereotype
There will not be a moment of silence on campus this year to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, according to SF State media relations. We agree with this decision because it is a step towards healing the wound that the destruction of the Twin Towers
Roommates--you either love them or you hate them. In the two years I've lived in San Francisco I've had nine roommates and I found the majority of them through Craigslist. Most of them were great, but some of them--not so much.
Recently I've noticed that Facebook
SF State will soon be starting the search for its next leader, since current President Robert A. Corrigan announced his impending retirement last week. He has served the University for 23 years, and left some big shoes to fill. His heir should be at least
Students returned to school this semester to discover that in addition to a 10 percent tuition increase approved last spring, classes would now cost 12 percent more than they expected to pay when they left for the summer hiatus.
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It may seem obvious that if you don't want to face consequences, then you should not engage in a behavior that could cause them. That’s the driving logic behind abstinence-only education.
However, sexual behavior, especially human sexual behavior, is far more complicated than that.
After all, with
By Brittany Barsotti
Students who drove to SF State on the first day of school arrived to an unfortunate surprise. The University raised the prices of parking in the student parking garage. With a new minimum of $3 for two hours or less, and $6 per day,
The 2011 SF State Men’s Cross Country team is entering uncharted waters.
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For Max Fernandez, cross-country offered a way to get out of fifth period in high school without having to skip class.
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You're standing on the graduation stage, moments away from receiving your degree. All you can think about is your college education and how much it took to get to this point. Without a doubt, it took some money. You have paid an arm and
As I glide through all the rituals that lead up to graduation, I am overcome with a sense of closure.
I enjoyed the food in all my classes’ end-of-the-year parties. I turned in my last final, and I even paid the fee for submitting my grad
In San Francisco, driving in circles is a right of passage for car owners. It is a competitive, sometimes full-contact sport. Even drivers that possess a coveted lettered area parking permit don’t always get celebrity parking.
An application, developed with help from the San Francisco Municipal
The California Teachers Association is currently conducting a weeklong series of protests aimed to prevent additional cuts to public education.
The protesters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to pass a series of tax extensions that would help alleviate the remaining $15.4 billion deficit.
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Political leaders are not always known for having the best moments in speech-making history — yes we know you didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, Mr. Clinton, and yes thank you Dan Quayle for letting us know that space is almost infinite. Nonetheless, it
With the U.S. celebrating its independence July 4, have you ever considered celebrating your own personal independence?
Not the independence that you gain when you move 400 miles away from home or the independence of having a job that enables you to pay for rent, food
It’s no secret that, these days, most people have a Facebook or Twitter account. Some people utilize the efficiency of the Internet for dating - and even sex. The Internet is the one of the biggest inventions in history and has changed everyone's life for
When President Barack Obama approached the podium in the East Room of the White House Sunday, he gave America one of the defining moments of its history: the death of Osama bin Laden.
The announcement spurred a rash of celebrations, including a gathering at the White
Robert A. Corrigan has served as SF State President since September 1988.
More than a year of discussion, consultation and input from hundreds of faculty and staff, coupled with two faculty referendums, has ended decisively: On July 1, SF State will move from eight to six
San Francisco city employees, who have long planned on using their pensions to live out retirement in ease, may soon face grim circumstances. Unless the city seriously addresses comprehensive pension reform, city workers — particularly police officers — may find themselves unemployed.
As San Francisco’s rising