12 Feb 2013

THE SWAMP: 'The Room' Recap

Now that the weekend is over and we all have a case of the Mondays, it is time to reflect on the more enjoyable time that was two days ago.

05 Feb 2013

THE SWAMP: If you look like “Walter” from the Godaddy.com Super Bowl commercial, apply to SF State next year

Super Bowl commercials have become an integral part of many viewers’ big game experience. But don’t worry, The Swamp isn’t going to bore you with another “top ten Super Bowl

31 Jan 2013

THE SWAMP: Getting lost with White Arrows @ The Depot

I had just walked out of the bathroom after filming White Arrows guitarist JP Caballero shave, brush his teeth and talk about his time at UCLA when I realized “oh

30 Jan 2013

THE SWAMP: Sex On Campus

In the backrooms, bathrooms, and on the rooftops, SF State students are gettin’ down on campus like there is no (job) tomorrow. On the third floor of the humanities building

16 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: SF State students sculpt final projects

Brass knuckles or an intricate windmill? The sky’s the limit for what students in the sculpture II class at SF State can create. Anything that involves steel, wood — or

09 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: Parol Lantern Festival brightens Jessie Square for holiday season

The 10th annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade, hosted by Kularts, featured traditional Filipino lanterns from 20 local organizations and schools. The parade started at Yerba Buena Lane and ended

04 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Shooting instructor Walter Biondi hopes to keep lone SF gun club open

Walter Biondi is 94 years old. He joined the Pacific Rod and Gun Club in 1980 after his retirement, and he teaches skeet shooting at the club for almost 20 years. The

27 Nov 2012

Ceramic Guild sells handcrafted pieces for holiday sale

Christmas music fills up Room 192 of the Fine Arts Building, which is filled with carefully placed bowls, mugs and plates with a kaleidoscope of colors. The Ceramic Guild started

27 Nov 2012

VIDEO: SF State takes on romantic tragedy 'Lorenzaccio'

The stage of SF State’s Little Theatre is an arena of manufactured shadows. Giant mirror-plated pillars surround the stage and can be rotated on command to bounce the ominous lighting

19 Nov 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center creates interactive fun with 'Come Out & Play' exhibition

From hopscotch to art gallery heists, the SOMArts Cultural Center has been transformed into a place for unique play experiences. With games inspired by everything from parkour to women of

09 Nov 2012

Exclusive: Angels work their magic at 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

NEW YORK – Down in New York, the wake of Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop supermodels from hitting the runway Nov. 7, With the floors flourished in pink and walls covered in

23 Oct 2012

PHOTOS: Fans celebrate Giants win at The Depot

As the victory rain poured down at AT&T Park, SF State fans gathered at The Depot to witness the 2012 Giants clinch their way to the World Series. The 9-0 win

18 Oct 2012

San Francisco Dew Tour transforms Civic Center Plaza into skating dreamland

Huge dirt ramps and a street skating course transformed the Civic Center Plaza into an adrenaline junkies playground. The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships, a free festival featuring skating, BMX and

17 Oct 2012

VIDEO: Campus Cat Committee celebrates Feed a Feral Cat Day

SF State feline enthusiasts gathered food donations today to help support and feed feral cats living on campus. There are currently about a dozen fixed feral cats living at SF

08 Oct 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Castro Street Fair enlivens neighborhood's rich history

Beneath the iconic rainbow flag, positive vibes radiated around the Castro District as barbecues heated up and beer started flowing at the 38th annual Castro Street Fair. Always held on the

02 Oct 2012

VIDEO: SF State Gospel Gators hit high note at choir competition

Still recovering from the excitement after placing second in Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound choir competition, the SF State Gospel Gators gathered at Lakeside Presbyterian Church Oct. 1 to rehearse. The

29 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: Thousands at Critical Mass celebrate its 20th anniversary

Thousands of bicyclists descended into downtown San Francisco Sept. 28 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass. The throng of cyclists clogged city streets for several blocks at a time,

24 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Folsom Street Fair unleashes San Francisco's wild side

Ball gags, harnesses and cock rings, oh my! In San Francisco, it’s no new thing to let your freak flag fly, but Sunday afternoon at the Folsom Street Fair, this flag

18 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Occupiers retake Justin Herman Plaza overnight to mark Occupy Wall Street's first anniversary

Protesters descended on the Wells Fargo at 464 Montgomery St. yesterday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with marches, music and street painting. Protesters ripped up symbols

15 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: San Francisco's best dressed raise money for charity at Glamorama

Glamorama pulled out all the stops at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre with lively performances and glamour-tinged fashion while raising money for charity Sept. 14. Macy’s Passport hosted the fourth and last Glamorama fashion

11 Sep 2012

SF State pool sharks hone skills at Rack-N-Cue for ACUI tournament

Completely honed in on his target, the constant clanking of balls smashing into each other, the roaring conversations bouncing around the dining area and the noise of nearby arcade games fade

07 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: SF State men's basketball team shoot hoops with disabled community

For the past five years the basketball team at SF State has visited the Janet Pomeroy Center to play a little one-on-one with adults and children with disabilities. This Friday

04 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Ship-Shape! tattoo exhibit at SF State features One Shot Tattoo artists

The neatly arranged collages of frames that fill the walls of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery starkly contrast the bold, vivid designs that threaten to explode out of them.

25 Aug 2012

SF State's Got Talent engages incoming student community

Welcome Days serve to get new SF State students acquainted with the campus, but only SF State’s Got Talent yields a fast track to on-campus fame. With everything from kung fu

15 May 2012

10 delicious San Francisco dining options after graduation

As we go on we remember all the times we ate together. It’s time to treat yourself and eat away the stress accumulated over the last semester. What better way

07 May 2012

SF State cinema students to showcase talent at 52nd Film Finals

Film industry giants like Danny Glover and Dana Carvey attended SF State, and this Friday a new class of possible stars will get their time to shine on the silver

01 May 2012

VIDEO: Sitting down with mash-up artist The Hood Internet

Xpress News sat down with one-half of Chicago-based production duo The Hood Internet, Steve Reidell, just before he hit the Annex stage to perform during the second day of the