21 May 2019

Latinx studies self-funds graduation ceremony

Graduation speaker and International Relations major Maria Jose Lozano stands for a portrait wearing a sash with Colombian flag on it at SF State on May 16, 2019. (JAMES CHAN/Golden

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16 Apr 2019

Costly, tedious application process takes shine off graduation

SF State University President Leslie E. Wong speaks to more than 8,000 graduates at AT&T Park during at the college’s 2015 Commencement ceremony. (BRIAN CHURCHWELL / Golden Gate Xpress)  

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18 Dec 2018

Commencement at SF State: Why is there no winter graduation?

With the end of the fall semester fast approaching, seniors at SF State have one thing on their mind: graduation; although, SF State’s commencement ceremony is set for May 28,

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16 May 2018

DREAMer approaches graduation

At eight years old, Kenia Perez,  now 21, and her mother crossed the Mexican border to the United States in search of a new home in the perceived Land of

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16 May 2018

First in the Family

After four years of hard work and perseverance, first-generation college student Esther Landaverde will proudly take the stage at SF State’s 2018 graduation ceremony where she will receive her bachelor’s

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15 May 2018

Why stay in the bay

The Bay Area, especially San Francisco, is getting more and more expensive. Many residents are fleeing from the high expenses to other parts of California and other states. The value of

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17 May 2017

San Francisco housing costs deter graduates from staying local

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

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17 May 2017

Future campus life: predictions from the graduates of 2017

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

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17 May 2017

Question and answer with interim provost addresses the Graduation Initiative 2025

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

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17 May 2017

Why my parents will not be attending my graduation

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

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02 May 2017

Senior softball pitcher takes career overseas

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

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26 Apr 2017

Kinesiology department makes controversial change

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

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19 Oct 2016

Advising initiative aims to speed graduation

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

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18 May 2016

Commencement ceremonies are overrated

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

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18 May 2016

I rushed through college and I regret it

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

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03 Dec 2015

Faculty sheds light on necessary changes to improve graduation rate

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

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22 May 2015

SF State gives a Giant farewell to graduating class of 2015

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

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20 May 2015

Is the four year college degree a myth?

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.

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20 May 2015

Graduation holds more meaning for latino parents

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

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12 Dec 2013

Six-year degrees become the norm, educational overhaul necessary

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

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09 Sep 2013

Prepare interview tactics for success

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,

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03 Sep 2013

Vital steps for post-college success

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

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25 May 2013

SF State graduation brings in thousands

[set_id=72157633700637480] 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,

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24 May 2013

Registration woes weigh heavy on returning students

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

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24 May 2013

Queer Resource Center hosts first inaugural Lavender Graduation

[HTML1] 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

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20 May 2013

Psychology graduates get alternative ceremony

The drama of the psychology department graduation celebration is finally at a close: Student Lea Lunden’s low cost alternative ceremony for psychology graduates is now nearly fully funded, helped along by

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19 May 2011

Intimate graduation ceremony draws families of Latino graduates

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

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18 May 2011

Delicious dining options post-graduation

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

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16 May 2011

Basketball star Dominique Hunter leaps to bright future

As Dominique Hunter ends her four-year basketball career at San Francisco State University, she is moving on to bigger and better things. Hunter, 21, played center and became a contributor

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14 May 2011

Burden of rising costs not shared by all on campus

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.

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