With the school year coming to an end, graduating students have a lot more on their plate than just finals and assignments.
Housing and the rising cost of living in the Bay Area are affecting students’ decisions about staying in San Francisco.
Robert J. Nava, vice
With the new Mashouf Wellness Center nearing completion and proposed construction plans ahead, future graduates reflect on their time at SF State while predicting how campus life may differ for future students.
Student life is anticipated to shift if the new construction projects presented to the
In an interview with Xpress, San Francisco State University Interim Provost Jennifer Summit sat down to discuss the CSU Graduation 2025 Initiative. The initiative aims to “raise attention rates, strengthen student learning and improve student experience at all levels,” according to the “Student Success and
My parents and I have always had a strained relationship.
My mother met my father, who was considerably older than she was, and began to experiment with drugs. He was her way of rebelling against my grandmother after they emigrated from Mexico.
From a mix of
Many DII athletes say goodbye to their sport after college graduation, but not senior softball pitcher Megan Clark. Clark is spending her final days as a Gator preparing to take her athletic career overseas this summer.
After recording her 36th win on April 9 against Sonoma
The kinesiology department at SF State is changing their Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement, commonly known as GWAR, class from Kin 330, Becoming a Kinesiologist, to Kin 384, Research Methods, for the Fall 2017 semester.
After a year of deliberation among faculty, a small change in the
SF State plans to hire an advising specialist this semester to help implement their initiative to increase graduation rates of current students.
The California State University Chancellor’s Office has recently set new benchmarks for graduation rates. As part of the Campus Student Success Plan in SF
It's graduation day. You stand in line along with thousands of other graduating students, waiting to take the walk across the stage that marks the end of your college career. As Pomp and Circumstance swells, you wait for student after student to walk ahead in front
I may be a part of a small minority, but I don’t exactly want to graduate just yet.
I spent my first year or so at SF State planning my transfer to another school. Like so many others, I realized shortly after moving here that this
Critical improvements to SF State students’ academic progress may be in store as a group of faculty members under the Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning presented their findings on student success in a meeting Wednesday, Dec. 2. in the J. Paul Leonard Library.
As part of SF
Students donning purple caps and gowns filed into the the typically orange-laden AT&T Park Friday during SF State's 114th Commencement ceremony.
The ceremony was held at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, for the first time in SF State history. More than 30,000 people
The Bible warned me about temptation, sin and most bad things in the world, but it didn’t warn me about the hell of trying to graduate college in four years.
While I give my high school a lot of credit for preparing me for college, they
With graduation right around the corner, it is important to keep in mind the people who loaned us a shoulder to cry on, who sent us reminders to keep going and who value our education more than we do — our parents.
Like most immigrants, my parents
While at four-year academic institutions, many students are finding themselves pursuing six-year degrees. Some, even eight-year degrees. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in four years has become a rarity, to the frustration of all involved.
As a student who has taken a minimum of 15 units per
It doesn’t matter what your major, grades or career goals are: You will definitely be sitting at an interview sooner or later.
You know the drill: fresh pressed conservative clothes, résumé in hand and arrive early. But still, there are many things our generation are still getting
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After four plus years of deadlines, all-nighters and books heavier than the Freshman 15, who doesn’t want to believe that they’ll score their dream job right when they step off that graduation stage? While it’s
More than 4,000 graduates attended SF State's graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Graduates and their friends and family gathered in Cox Stadium to celebrate. Guest speaker, Larry Baer, CEO of the San Francisco Giants, said this is the “greatest class ever.”
Class of 2013 has more
It's that happy time of year, where many of us watch as our peers graduate and go off into the world and their future careers. No doubt, graduating is a tremendous accomplishment. It takes a lot of work, even some blood, sweat and tears at
Saturday May 18, 40 graduating students of SF State's queer community, along with their supporting friends and families, gathered to attend the first Lavender Graduation at SF State.
In light of the Associated Students, Inc. Queer Resource Center opening last fall, the inaugural ceremony, funded by ASI,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Lea Lunden, soon-to-be SF State psychology graduate, stands in the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. This amphitheater is the alternate location for the psychology department's graduation on Saturday, May 25 for SF State psychology students. This graduation, thought up and
Excited chatter echoed through the hall as students, decked out in royal purple and gold caps and gowns, waited somewhat impatiently for their ceremony to start. The faint aroma of incense wafted from inside McKenna theater and the voices of excited family members and friends
For those students looking to celebrate after graduation with a delicious meal on their parents' dime, Xpress has compiled this list of San Francisco eateries.
Boulevard- A San Francisco staple for over 17 years, chef Nancy Oakes offers locally sourced new American cuisine in a belle
As Dominique Hunter ends her four-year basketball career at San Francisco State University, she is moving on to bigger and better things.
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Hunter, 21, played
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