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Commemorating a ‘champion of justice’

May 16, 2018 News

Gabriela Sanchez was a SF State student expected to graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and electronic communications arts. On July 18, 2017, Sanchez died early in the morning when a semi-truck collided with her car while she was driving to her 4 a.m. shift at Starbucks in Los Banos, California. She ...

Mashouf invites virtual reality

May 16, 2018 News 1 Comment

SF State students have had the privilege to use the first-rate facilities available at Mashouf Wellness center since it opened in the Fall 2017 semester. With a rock-climbing wall, pool and jacuzzi, multiple exercise rooms, basketball courts and an indoor olympic track, there is something for everyone. Walk by room 105 on a Tuesday and ...

Crave, your new craving

May 9, 2018 News 1 Comment

Below the Cesar Chavez Center, next to the gaming center, sits Crave — a new sandwich shop where Ike’s Place used to be, which had previously closed over two months ago. The change has gone mostly unnoticed, even with the popularity on campus — or at least that is what many students on campus have found, including Kristine Castro, a psychology major. “I didn’t know ...

SF State opens a new museum

May 2, 2018 News

Ancient triple nesting sarcophagi stole the spotlight at SF State’s Global Museum’s inaugural opening on April 26. The new museum featured four different sections: collections from the Americas, Oceana, Africa, and ancient Egypt. In choosing the art pieces for the inaugural opening, Director of the Global Museum Paige Alison Bardolph and her team considered key ...

SF State study addresses digital addiction and depression

April 25, 2018 News 1 Comment

In today’s digital age, this generation has become attached to the smartphone as though it’s an extra limb on our bodies. Recently, two SF State professors have published a study suggesting that the overuse of smartphones may result in digital addiction that can lead to depression. Professor Erik Peper Ph.D. and Associate Professor Richard Harvey ...

Free HIV and STI testing at SF State

April 25, 2018 News

The Health Promotion and Wellness unit and SF Aids Foundation united together to provide free HIV and STI screenings to LGBTQ+ students at SF State. Jose Francisco, a health education and public health major and intern with the Health Promotion and Wellness unit, is responsible for putting the entire event together. The event was brought ...

SF State lecturer wins Pulitzer Prize

April 16, 2018 News

SF State lecturer Joanne Derbort, former assigning editor at The Press Democrat, along with the paper’s staff won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category for their coverage of the Santa Rosa and Sonoma County fires last October. “I’ve always described this newsroom as the overachieving newsroom because they always work with so ...

T-Pain comes to SF State

April 16, 2018 News

Blue and yellow lights lit SF State’s Annex venue. Anticipated fans cheered in the crowd as T-Pain jumped on stage for the 8th Annual Music Festival hosted by Associated Students Inc. on Saturday night. The festival started with a DJ outside the Annex and a canopy where guest would get their entrance bracelet. There were ...

Mashouf reimburses alumni through credit

April 11, 2018 News 3 Comments

Seniors who frequently visit Mashouf Wellness Center can reap one more added benefit after graduation this spring: investor credit. Those who work out regularly in the newly opened gym have different memberships available to them, aside from current enrollment and using the facilities for free. One of which includes an alumni membership and for alumni ...

UPD hosts shooter preparedness seminar

April 11, 2018 News

SF State University Police hosted an interactive seminar last week to build awareness within SF State faculty and staff about active shooters. Lieutenant Wailun Shiu opened up the seminar by asking crowd members what they valued in their lives and asked them to keep that on their minds while they watched the presentation. He followed up ...

SF State seeks sustainability

April 6, 2018 News

Sudents from a variety of environmentally-conscious groups on campus held their first Sustainability Assembly meeting on April 5 to discuss their concerns about environmental issues impacting student life on campus. The meeting, led by HSS Rep. Haile Fenske, focused on setting goals for the future of the assembly. The agenda, which will be brought to ...

President Wong fails to unify

April 4, 2018 News 1 Comment

photo by Adelyn Tirado » WHAT HAPPENED « In the weeks following the campus-wide apology email February 23 from SF State President Leslie E. Wong to the Jewish community, the long-standing political and ideological tensions on campus reignited, tearing into the fabric of campus life. The two major groups at the center of the clashing ...

ASI Farmer’s Market will start accepting EBT cards

March 28, 2018 News

After a two-year process, SF State’s farmers market will soon be able to accept Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to address food insecurity on campus. In 2016, the CSU Chancellor’s Office released a report indicating that approximately “one in four students were food insecure and one in 10 were housing displaced.” Adding EBT access to ...

Business Dean says goodbye to SF State

March 28, 2018 News

The dean of the college of business, Linda Oubre, will be moving on from SF State this summer after being hired to take over as president of Whittier College. Oubre will become the second female president in Whittier history and the first African-American president. Being the first is nothing new for Oubre or her family. ...

Les questions, more answers

March 28, 2018 News 1 Comment

XPRESS: What is your response to SF State’s Tenants Rights group ‘condemnation’ for allegedly raising rents on employee housing and evicting residents who have retired? WONG: We’re in a very complex issue now [with] what I would like to call legacy tenants that were in those spaces when we purchased that property in 2005. We ...

SF State students participate in nationwide walkout against gun violence

March 14, 2018 News

“No more silence end gun violence,” is just one of the many chants that students and fellow supporters against gun violence were shouting nationwide in an effort to demand better gun control laws. SF State students this morning staged a walkout in protest to recent gun violence in schools nationwide. Multiple organizations like Planned Parenthood ...

Pop-Up Pantry celebrates one year

March 14, 2018 Multimedia News

The Pop-Up Pantry, SF State’s primary food distribution program operated by Associated Students Inc., celebrated their one year anniversary of providing nearly 300 students with fresh, free groceries each week.   Every Monday in the Student Life Event Center (the Annex), students can come in and take the suggested serving of groceries offered that week. ...

Maya Angelou’s unknown past as SF railway conductor

March 7, 2018 Life

Maya Angelou was known for her poetry and activism but very few know of her summer in San Francisco as the first woman of color to be hired as a street railway conductor. The impact of her art and hardships are remembered by people such as SF State student Vianney Casas, who said Angelou has ...

#ICEoutofCA protest

February 28, 2018 News

SF State students from multiple organizations gathered and walked out in protest in reaction to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids throughout the Bay Area on February 28th. Students chanted throughout campus and building halls, “Join us, Walk out, share you care. We will not stand for this,” leading the crowd down 19th Street, ...

SF State develops new “Animals on Campus” policies

February 28, 2018 News

SF State’s Department of Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) is currently developing new policies regarding emotional support animals on campus. When it comes to animals on campus, the University currently only has policies implemented for service animals which are defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for ...

Dean breaks glass ceilings

February 28, 2018 News

Between 1942 and 1964 Ernest C. Dillard held multiple different leadership positions as a staff member with the International United Automotive Workers (UAW). In each position, he was the first African American person to hold the position. Seventy years after Dillard began working with the International UAW his granddaughter, Linda Oubre, broke ground herself as ...

Black STEM students change narrative

February 28, 2018 News

*Revisions were made to this story on March 2 to correctly attribute Jasmine Sims for quotes regarding Katherine Johnson, and to clarify BE-STEM’s collective purpose. History tends to be written by people with power, and for as long as the United States has existed, people who don’t identify as straight, white men have not had ...

ASI president wants Wong gone

February 21, 2018 News 4 Comments

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) President Jacqueline Foley detailed her frustration with the mistreatment she and fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators received under SF State President Leslie Wong’s authority in a Statement that was emailed to Wong and his administration last week. “I have experienced horrific, disrespectful and appalling behavior from administrators on this campus,” Foley ...

On-campus petty theft and burglary on the decline

January 31, 2018 News

Burglary incidents at SF State experienced a steady increase over the past couple of years. While petty theft incidents have decreased, it continues to be the most frequently reported occurring crime on campus. According to University Deputy Chief of Police Reginald Parson, burglary and petty theft may be attributed the University’s open campus policy that ...