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A group of more than 50 students organized in Malcolm X Plaza, Thursday night, to speak out against the proposition of SF State University Police Department (UPD) carrying Tasers.
Students organized the event, but the audience was also comprised of ASI representatives
Last Thursday the Women's Center, an Associated Students Inc. program, and I-Team, a student-led group that works to create and promote Israel awareness on SF State's campus, combined efforts to a self-defense course for students.
The Krav Maga self-defense class took place on SF State's main
Within the first 15 seconds of the match, before the 20-some fans could settle into their seats, captain Dennis Groenlund slapped a corner shot from the goal line through the goal tender's legs. The goal was all the SF State hockey team needed to secure
The Palestinian national anthem echoed through Jack Adams Hall last Thursday, as SF State hosted its sixth annual celebration of the campus’s mural honoring the late Edward Said, one of the most influential voices for the Palestinian struggle, and a strong advocator for peace
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="576"] Mario Flores, the director of Associated Students, Inc.'s Project Connect, speaks to students about the day's workshops held to help inform them about transferring to SF State, at the main event in Jack Adams Hall, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Students came
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Laura Melroy 25-years-old a grad student biology major (MS ecology evolution conservation) rides out of the Bike Barn at SF State towards the nearest bike path, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Four new sustainability courses are coming to SF State, one of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Carlos Bailon, left, and Matias Rodriguez fight for control of the ball at Cox Stadium during the second half of the game between the SF State Gators and the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes on Nov. 3. Photo by John Ornelas
California State University students can enroll in online courses at universities across the state under a new program this fall that looks to increase access to high demand classes and keep students on track to graduate.
The CSU system's pilot program known as Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment
With his stomach filled and hunger satisfied by an Ike's sandwich and bag of chips, Joe Pietrzak didn't see a pizza-eating contest in his near future.
Egged on by his friends to take the final spot, Pietrzak reluctantly walked to the table to accept the challenge. Less
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] SF State President Leslie E. Wong speaks to a group of students during a discussion about campus safety in Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. President Wong used the open forum to answer questions regarding the proposed use of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Maggie Manzano, a theatre major with an emphasis in stage management, is the stage manager for "The Unmentionables," a play by Bruce Norris and directed by William Peters. She poses in front of her stand where she will manage the play
Oct. 25 Costume Dodgeball Tournament
Friday, Oct. 25, Campus Recreation will host a costume dodgeball tournament in Gym 100 at 6 p.m. Though the entry deadline for teams has passed, students can watch teams compete.
Source: Student Life at SF State
Oct. 25 Nightmare on Holloway
A Halloween-themed dance
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Adam Sherman, vice president of SFSU Fossil Free, stands in front of a Chevron Station near 19th Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. SFSU Fossil Free hopes to show the CSU system how to divest its stocks from fossil fuel companies.
Today kicks off SF State's fourth annual Sustainability Fest, an event designed to draw attention to green initiatives on university campuses nationwide.
The University has expanded the nationwide event Campus Sustainability Day into a two day event covering Oct. 23 and 24.
It's a time to recognize the successes,
Friday, commuters across the Bay Area awoke to the painful realization that this was day one of a BART strike.
Union representatives announced Thursday night their employees would walk off the job after a 28-hour marathon negotiation ended at an impasse.
Both sides traded jabs Friday and
Nikhom Thephakaysone pled not guilty to three felony counts including the alleged murder of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez today at his arraignment. He is being detained without bail.
SFPD arrested Thephakaysone, Sept. 24 in connection to a shooting that killed Valdez. He also faces charges for assault
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Mylisha Sexton, 21, a volunteer at Campus MovieFest, hands a bag of gear over to Jordan Kleinberg, 18, a freshman nursing major at SF State who is competing in this year's competition, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in the Cesar Chavez Student
The random and senseless killing of Justin Valdez this last week left SF State and its extended community of family and friends shaken. Too often we are bombarded by local news of motiveless and unnecessary murders, young lives being cut short and the heartbreak of
Justin Luke Valdez
Sept. 4, 1993 - Sept. 23, 2013
Justin Luke Valdez, an environmental activist and passionate swimmer, died last Monday in San Francisco, Calif.
Valdez, 20, was shot and killed exiting the M-Oceanview Muni line on Randolph and Bright streets in San Francisco’s Ingleside District.
The alleged shooter of SF State sophomore Justin Valdez faces three felony charges including murder, and is being held without bail, the San Francisco District Attorney's office announced today in a press release.
Nikhom Thephakaysone, 30, is charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon and possession
SF State students, professors, friends and family met to remember recently deceased student Justin Valdez at a candlelight vigil yesterday night atop Cesar Chavez Student Center.
“He was fearless. He didn't fear life,” said Valdez’s older sister Jessica Labidi.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="960"] Jessica and Nizar Labidi,
SFPD announced the 30-year-old male suspect detained for charges of murder of SF State student Justin Valdez is also an SF State student, in a press conference today.
Valdez, a 20-year-old SF State sophomore, was shot in the back of the head and killed as he got off
Cramped far back into a corner of the Fine Arts Building, a group of students sit around a pair of blazing furnaces. John Wilkes, a student of the class, approaches one of the scalding containers and submerges a metal rod into the liquefied glass, and
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] (Right to left) Shanna Irving and Shanti Mason look at an art piece on display at "The Illuminated Library", an art exhibit at SF State that explores the relationship between art and books. The exhibit is open in the Fine Arts
Special Education credential program receives grant
The U.S. Department of Education will provide SF State with a grant to aid students who want to become early childhood special educators, a career that is in demand.
The 1.2 million dollar grant will aid the Careers and Inclusive Resources Related
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Professor Eran Kaplan, of the Jewish Studies department, speaks at the forum for World Affairs on Wednesday Sept 11, 2013. Photo by Kate O'Neal / Xpress[/caption]
The United Nations announced Monday, that the Human Rights Commission will be investigating the 14 chemical
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="576"] Mat Porkola (Exhibit technician at the Exploratorium) calls for people to sign the petition to save the glass blowing class at a rally at Malcolm X Plaza, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress[/caption]
Students and arts department alumni
Video by Daniel A. Nelson
After going completely defeated last year in their debut Division I-AA season, the SF State rugby team hits back with a vengeance.
This season, the Gators will focus on getting more wins against division rivals like Stanford, Chico State and San Jose
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Stephanie Jacobs, a graduate student, pays for her parking fee with a credit card at one of the new parking machines in the SF State Public Parking garage on Sept. 6, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo by Amanda Peterson /
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Chancellor Timothy White answers questions from reporters in Room 222 of J. Paul Leonard Library on Wednesday, Sept. 4th, 2013. Photo by Benjamin Kamps / Xpress[/caption]
After Timothy White was appointed CSU Chancellor last December, he made a personal commitment to visit
With items like condoms and aspirin in addition to a variety of foods and drinks, the new Shop 24 vending machine is bringing the luxury of a convenience store to students on campus.
The new machine, which is located on campus between the Administration Building and
For Muhammad Awadalla's father, Nizario, opening a pizzeria at his alma mater SF State has been a dream. Almost 30 years since the first Nizario's Pizza has opened, that dream is now a reality.
Nizario's Pizza, Awadalla's father's namesake, and new snack shop, Quickly, are two
SF State professor Joe Tuman announced last July his plan to run for Oakland city mayor for the second time in the 2014 election.
His second bid for mayor comes at a time of high crime rates in Oakland. Many consider the police department to be
Open forum on post 9/11 and current Syria
By Andrew Cullen
Today, SF State will host the 12th Annual Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Post 9/11 World Affairs, a continuing forum that brings together SF State professors to discuss issues like U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
The crowd fell silent and gazed toward center stage as the pianist, Alex Chien, sat at the black grand piano. His fingers tapped the black and white keys and his head followed the melody of Franz Liszt's “Rhapsodie Espagnole."
At the end of his performance, he rose
Led by new head coach, Jill Muhe, SF State volleyball started its season on a high note this past weekend as champions of the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Classic.
The Gators defeated the Academy of Art Knights in three hard-fought sets (31-29, 25-19, 25-16) for