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Local candidates await voting returns

November 6, 2018 Latest Multimedia News 0 Comments

Local candidates running for office in San Francisco and Oakland turn out to vote at their respective polling places on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018. Xpress photographers also captured voting on-campus and at SF City Hall and sat in on watch parties at SF State showing Midterm election results. Oakland was also featured in the ...

Troye Sivan conquered ‘20gayteen’

November 3, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Nearing the end of his North American ‘Bloom’ tour, Troye Sivan dazzled during his first of two sold-out shows at the Masonic Auditorium. “When I was recording ‘Bloom,’ I would always think of San Francisco whenever I’d think about the tour,” Sivan said. Contrasting the energetic, electric sounds of “Blue Neighborhood” (and the accompanying ‘Suburbia’ ...

Halloween brew bash

October 26, 2018 Latest Life 0 Comments

Anchor Public Tabs, located in DeHaro Street in San Francisco will host a Halloween Brew Bash on October 31st. This bash will be filled with costumes, crafts, beer and more. Via the Anchor Public Tabs Facebook page, “the goblins are hunting, the monsters will mash, don your costume and join us for a Halloween Brew ...

College Democrats hope for a secure foothold at SF State

October 16, 2018 News

In an alcove on the second floor of the campus library gathers a revival. A small group of students huddle around a study space eager to resuscitate political action for college students. Each Wednesday, students meet in what is becoming the reestablishment of the College Democrats of SF State. Since its inception two years ago, ...

International Film Festival encourages students to learn about disabilities

October 15, 2018 Life

Superfest international disability film festival is celebrating disability culture by showcasing film selections at the Magnes Collection of Jewish art and life in Berkeley on Oct. 20 – Oct. 21 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF. The festival allows disabled filmmakers and creators to share their stories that explore disability with the world and ...

Thousands join national strike over Marriot labor disputes

October 15, 2018 Latest News

“No Contract – No Peace!” “Uno, dos, tres, quatro… Que queremos? Un contrado!” Picketers and strikers took to the streets chanting and banging objects outside  the Marriott Marquis on Mission and 3rd Street on Saturday, as part of a nationwide strike of 7,700 Marriott workers. More than 2,500 San Francisco Marriott workers went on strike ...

San Francisco hosts Fleet Week

October 12, 2018 Latest Life News

The howl of jet engines hissed as the Blue Angels sped over San Francisco. The smell of bacon-wrapped hot dogs filled the air as an F-18 Hornet flew overhead, wings facing downward. Sailors dressed in white and blue walked the streets for San Francisco’s Fleet Week, an annual event for the US Navy to display ...

House of horrors, a Craigslist nightmare

October 4, 2018 Opinion

Looking for a place to live in San Francisco is a never-ending challenge for students, young professionals, families or anyone making under six figures. The websites are endless when looking for a room to rent, but Craigslist is always a go-to for most people and one of the original rental sites. It’s a known fact ...

SF State students take part in California Coastal Clean-up Day

September 25, 2018 Life News

Eleven SF State students decided to not sleep in last Saturday in order to participate in the California Coastal Clean-up Day at Fort Funston. The beach at Fort Funston Park buzzed with activity as dogs and their owners played catch, and friends and families placed litter into garbage bags. Overhead, thrill-seekers soared through the sky ...

Eco-champions gather at Global Action Summit

September 18, 2018 News

World leaders, business moguls, protestors and even a Hollywood star all shared center stage during the Global Action Summit in downtown San Francisco last week. On Thursday afternoon, actor Harrison Ford took the stage at the Esplanade Ballroom in the Moscone Center to emphasize the need for environmental stewardship and renewable energy. He also addressed ...

Mashouf gears up for exciting second year

September 14, 2018 Life 1 Comment

After undergoing two years of construction beginning in 2015, SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center has successfully completed its first year of operations. There is plenty of excitement surrounding the wellness center as it heads into its second year and prepares a few new programs to offer. “We’re super excited,” said Director of Campus Recreation Pamela ...

Prof hopes violence and suicide prevention course goes viral

September 3, 2018 Life News

An SF State professor studying violence and suicide prevention hopes a new health and wellness course will lead to fewer tragedies among students who sign up and cause a ripple effect among their peers. The Violence and Suicide Prevention Initiative, a collaboration between the College of Ethnic Studies and the Wise Wishes organization, started one of two ...

Twin Peaks Tunnel reopens

August 28, 2018 News

The Twin Peaks Tunnel reopened on Saturday just in time to ease the way for the horde of commuters returning to SF State. Even better news for commuters, trains can travel 10 mph faster through the 2.2-mile tunnel since replacing the tracks lifted the tunnel’s speed restriction while keeping trains running reliably, according to the ...

Why stay in the bay

May 15, 2018 News

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 a bachelor’s degree is decreasing with each passing decade and won’t always guarantee a job that will allow someone to support themselves financially, at least ...

Vaping in the City

May 15, 2018 News 1 Comment

Vaping has become an epidemic among high school students according to Tobacco Free CA but is it may also an epidemic among college students. Last year, SF tried to ban flavored tobacco including many vaping oils, but a tobacco industry campaign has but that ban on the June ballot to let the public decide and ...

It gets ‘Weird’ in SoMa

May 10, 2018 Multimedia

The San Francisco community celebrated the 19th annual How Weird Street Faire on May 6 in the SoMa District. SF residents were able to express their weirdness and love for life through dancing, not having a filter through dress code and celebrating the diversity of “what makes San Francisco San Francisco.”

Coming face-to-face with masturbation

May 9, 2018 Life

SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality, EROS, hosted an event that discussed the stigmas and health benefits that surrounded the subject of masturbation. The act of mastubation for some individuals is an uneasy topic to wrap their head around. The solo act is still a taboo subject that most people are too embarrassed or scared ...

Holes in your paycheck: How potholes in SF are ruining cars

May 2, 2018 News

Driving in San Francisco can have serious consequences for cars, especially when driving over potholes. “I don’t notice them until I run over them when it’s too late, then I get upset. I live in Pacifica so it’s a big difference from where I live compared to an area like Potrero Hill,” said Tatiana, a ...

Taste of the Bay

April 29, 2018 Life

On the 26th of April, over 20 restaurants and breweries gathered at the Metreon in downtown SF in a display of originality, ultimate craftsmanship and community at the annual SF State fundraiser, Taste of the Bay. Each year, the event gives students and food fanatics alike the chance to get to know their city through ...

Wiener’s SB-827 Bill Meets Local Opposition

April 25, 2018 News

Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a contested bill that if passed will overrule local zoning controls on height, density and design standards on housing complexes near transit-rich urban areas. SB-827 will ensure that any new housing construction within half a mile of a train station or a quarter mile from a frequent bus stop will ...

Super Bowl coach back to SF beginnings

April 25, 2018 Sports

A college National Championship, Rose Bowl titles, two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl title are on the resume of SF State alum Gil Haskell. With all those accomplishments, his greatest honor will be May 19 when he is inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame for his work as a high school ...

High taxes, high reward?

April 25, 2018 Life

Thousands of people gathered for the annual 4/20 festivities in Golden Gate Park, the first since the legalization of recreational cannabis. From cannabis infused brownies to lemonade, attendees had their pick of product but not necessarily the product they would have chosen. Recreational sales for the substance began on Jan.1 in California after approval of ...

I won’t be able to buy a home in my beloved Bay Area

April 18, 2018 Opinion

Born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay, the Bay Area holds a very special place in my heart. My parents immigrated from Mexico to San Francisco for a better life for me and my sister, but little did they know this so-called ‘better life’ came with a lot of stress. I imagined ...

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

April 18, 2018 Life

Sago is a semi-sweet dessert that can be eaten cold or warmed up, making it a perfect selection for any weather. Throughout San Francisco, small Asian cafes harbor the delicious yet relatively unknown dessert. According to a study done by the Department of Biosource Production Science at Ehime University, Japan, sago is a vital and ...

New York artist dazzles San Francisco

April 11, 2018 Life

Stream lights flicker and euphoria floods the air at the Great American Music Hall as swarms of people crowd the stage awaiting the arrival of the featured artist, Morgan Saint, to take the stage as the opening act for the American pop-rock duo, Missio. Growing up in New York on the eastern end of Long ...

Milk to be remembered at SFO

April 4, 2018 News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to rename SFO Terminal 1 in Harvey Milk’s name. Milk was the first openly gay elected official to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors until his assassination by then Supervisor Dan White in 1978. “He was more than just an LGBTQ activist — he was an activist ...

Amazon Barbershop shootout

April 4, 2018 Multimedia News

 Tensions were high at the town hall meeting at Balboa High School regarding the police-related shooting of a 21-year-old man at a barbershop in the outer Mission as an altercation broke out during the public forum. On Wednesday, March 21, Jehad Eid was shot and killed by two San Francisco Police Department officers Kevin ...

Immigration ads target tech workers

April 4, 2018 News

Sometimes the best intentions can come off in the worst way possible. Last week, an ad campaign rolled out posters within San Francisco’s public transit system advocating tech companies to hire U.S. workers instead of foreign labor. The campaign was paid for by Progressives for Immigration Reform, a nonprofit dedicated to, “educating the public on ...

Computer Science leans in

March 28, 2018 News

Gender representation is an issue in the forefront of the social justice conversation with trending topics like  #Metoo and #ShePersisted. Representation in the sciences has been a contentious issue for decades and scientists like Marie Curie and Katherine Johnson are under-celebrated in the field. Poulomi Banerjee, a second year computer science major and mathematics minor ...

Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...