29 Nov 2017

Students clash with religious activists at SF State

  His sign read: WARNING, fake Christians, homosexuals, abortionists, party animals….rebellious women, liars, Muslims, masturbators, murderers….liberals, crossdressers, Buddhists…HELL AWAITS. Kevin Farrer came to SF State to send a message. He

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22 Nov 2017

Public prayer aims to reject misconceptions about Islam

Muslim students from SF State and CCSF gathered on Friday afternoon to pray at Malcolm X Plaza despite having had to face criticisms in the past. SF State’s Muslim student

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22 Nov 2017

Price to live on campus set to rise, again

Everyone living on campus including staff, faculty and students will receive a 5 percent rent increase with the signing of their next rental contract. It’s the first chunk of a

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21 Nov 2017

Free alpha test for collegiate gamers

Have you ever wanted to try a game out before anyone else? It could be easier to achieve than you think. On Friday at the penultimate meeting of the year

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17 Nov 2017

Gas line damaged outside Student Services Building

On Friday, roughly around noon, there was a gas leak outside the Student Services building at SF State. “We were using a jackhammer to make repairs to the waterline, but

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17 Nov 2017

Depot’s Broken Open Mic showcases raw talent

by Janel Jackson-Oliver, Bridget Pocasangre, Lea Fabro SF State’s popular student hang-out, the Depot, hosted its signature open mic event on Wednesday, Nov. 15, showcasing volunteer’s talents such as singing,

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13 Nov 2017

Former wrestling coach alleges discrimination

SF State’s former men’s wrestling coach, hall-of-famer Lars Jensen, has filed a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing alleging age discrimination. Former SF State Athletic Director,

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13 Nov 2017

Experimental college makes its second go around

The Experimental College is being restarted within the political science department this fall semester with four courses being taught by students. This pilot revival program was inspired by the college’s

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11 Nov 2017

Alpha Phi’s Mr. Heartthrob 2017

To raise money for women’s heart health, Alpha Phi held their annual comedy event, Mr. Heartthrob, on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Annex 1 on campus. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation

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08 Nov 2017

SF State Jewish students’ lawsuit alleging antisemitism dismissed

***Note: A previous version of this article had a quote from Ben Gharagozli, one of Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi’s attorneys, that was inaccurate. The article has since been changed to reflect

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06 Nov 2017

Lack of University involvement in lawsuit frustrates both plaintiffs and defendants

*For safety reasons, a source’s last name was retracted from this article. The trial for the lawsuit filed by Jewish San Francisco State University students and alumni is this week,

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01 Nov 2017

New undergrad advisor brings fresh perspective

Jason Jacobson, the new director of Undergraduate Advising Center at SF State, talked about his past career achievements and future plans as students piled up at the advising center to

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31 Oct 2017

Halloween at SF State 2017

SF State students show off their halloween costumes around campus on Oct. 31.

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31 Oct 2017

Halloween Costume Dodgeball 2017

On Thursday Oct. 26, SF State Campus Recreation held their 8th Annual Costume Dodgeball Tournament in the Mashouf Wellness Center. Teams gathered to compete in the tournament and the costume

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30 Oct 2017

Shuttle lines remain long despite MUNI line passes provided by GatorPass

Midway through this semester, students riding SF State shuttles are experiencing longer wait times on campus than in the past, even with the new Gator Pass provided earlier this semester.

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30 Oct 2017

Q&A with SF State Police Chief Wu

For many years, Jason Wu would dress up every Halloween as “Bingo” from the 1960s kids television program, “The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.” Today, Wu dawns a police uniform as

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30 Oct 2017

Students look up to a better economic future

SF State took part in the annual Up to Us competition, where students get to run a campaign on raising awareness about escalating national debt and how millennials can help

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28 Oct 2017

SF State student loses school laptop in North Bay fires, was still expected to pay library fine

It was just after 1 a.m. on Oct. 9 when Sierra Hinkle was woken up by police and told to evacuate her family’s Santa Rosa home. She could see the

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25 Oct 2017

BECA student lands on season 13 of The Voice

The stage is dark. One spotlight lights the stage as her country-infused vocals begin to fill the room. In front of her sit four judges who hold her fate. She

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23 Oct 2017

Students find new ways to cover costs of tuition

For most students, being admitted into the college of their choice can feel like a dream come true, but then comes the harsh reality: the expenses. Between tuition, housing and

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16 Oct 2017

Sorority sponsors SF State blood drive

Amid the frenzied tragedies of the past couple weeks, it’s easy to overlook the minute, albeit powerful, bright moments of humanity. SF State played host to a blood drive this

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12 Oct 2017

Classes canceled through Friday due to air quality

Classroom windows and doors were closed shut as the smoke-induced haze covered the SF State campus. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a health advisory and spare

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12 Oct 2017

Journalism lecturer loses home to blaze, not her spirit

Despite her lack of sleep, Sibylla Herbrich walked into SF State’s journalism department Monday afternoon with a smile on her face, ready to teach. Monday’s lecture included how to safely

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11 Oct 2017

ASI appoints two new representatives

Last fall Shirin Jafari was enrolled in 19 units, was able to maintain a job, complete a fellowship and co-author a published paper all while maintaining her 4.0 GPA. This

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10 Oct 2017

New smoking policy leaves SF State students in limbo

The lonely bench near the Radio and Television Building was demolished before the fall 2017 semester began, and if students haven’t noticed the “no designated smoking area” picket signs posted

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09 Oct 2017

Emerging Electric Skateboard Scene at SF State

Students whizzing around on electric skateboards are becoming more of a common sight at SF State. The latest e-boards are proving to be legitimate modes of transportation while being fun

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09 Oct 2017

CSU Employment Union picket for fair pay and equal work rights

CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) marched in front of the Administration building this morning, chanting for fair pay and equal working conditions for CSU classified staff. Across 23 campuses, there are

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05 Oct 2017

Minimal mental health awareness at SF State

Thursday, Oct. 5 is National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Many college campuses hold mental health awareness events and provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff to fill out a depression

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05 Oct 2017

Puerto Rico lies in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Correction: This article previously incorrectly quoted a source in the article, Melissa Camacho, in regards to the following line: “Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s strongest hurricane since 1932, has left the island

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05 Oct 2017

Mexico earthquake brings the country together

Jocelyn Avila’s boyfriend was in shock when his car started to sway from side to side, confused when people began evacuating the buildings — all she could do was watch

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04 Oct 2017

Campus largely unaware of heritage month

First signed into law by President Johnson on Sept. 17, 1968, National Hispanic Heritage Month has over three decades of history. Despite this lengthy history, awareness of the celebration is

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03 Oct 2017

SF State students sing their favorite song lyric

Several SF State students on campus were asked to sing their favorite song lyric on Sept. 28. Many shared their favorite lyric from songs such as hit single “Bodak Yellow”

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28 Sep 2017

The Jose & Ivan Show: Episode 1 (Sports culture through the eyes of two college guys)

https://soundcloud.com/xpressfall2017/the-jose-and-ivan-show-ep1   The Jose & Ivan Show, a podcast about San Francisco State University’s sports, some news and other topics that may arise. Created by Golden Gate Xpress reporters Jose

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28 Sep 2017

SF State mixes virtual reality and physical fitness

Video games at SF State are getting an upgrade to its playtime and are in the preliminary stages of sending a dose of virtual reality (VR) into the realm of

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28 Sep 2017

San Francisco legend joins Gator family

In 1956, there were tales of all-night parties and free love radiating from the streets of San Francisco. Artists, poets, writers and musicians from around the country were drawn to

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