26 Apr 2016

‘Dump Trump’ rally advocates for voter registration

Almost forty students gathered in Malcolm X Plaza chanting “Dump Trump” during an anti-Trump rally Monday, April 25, holding signs with Donald Trump’s face crossed out and printed with the slogan. The

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A basketball lies in the gym at SF State as the men's basketball team prepares to begin its season Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
22 Oct 2014

Men’s basketball prepares defense for the start of the 2014-2015 season

After losing seven seniors and with the 2014-2015 season right around the corner, SF State’s men’s basketball team is focusing on team chemistry and the importance of defense to lead

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Juan Santamaria, a senior Latin studies major, cheers for the Giants during the bottom of the ninth inning during Game 1 of the World Series with the SF Giants against the Kansas City Royals at the Pub at SF State Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
21 Oct 2014

Campus pub floods with cheers as Giants win World Series Game 1

Classes at SF State weren’t cancelled Tuesday night, but they probably thinned out a little bit as Giants fans poured into The Pub on campus to watch the Giants take

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Chillwave group, Washed Out, performs at Treasure Island Music Festival on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
20 Oct 2014

Hip hop and electronic music alike draw thousands to the annual Treasure Island Music Festival

A cloud of marijuana smoke, a sea of dancing bodies and live, non-stop music engulfed Treasure Island this past weekend at the eighth annual Treasure Island Music Festival. The two-day

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SF State Gator Jakob Velega, #9 freshman, fights for possession of the ball from UC San Diego Triton Kuba Waligorski, #4, during the soccer game at Cox Stadium Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Gators beat the Tritons 2-0.
20 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer comes back with a bang after rough past five games

Returning from a five game losing streak, SF State’s men’s soccer team came onto the field hungry for a win, defeating conference rival UC San Diego 2-0. “It’s just a

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SF State player Autumn Fox tries to steal the ball from Megan Kisslan during a home game against Cal Poly Pomona Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Gators lost 1-0 against the Broncos.
19 Oct 2014

Gators hobble off the field after draw with UC San Diego

After 110 minutes of grueling back-and-forth action between the SF State women’s soccer team and the UC San Diego Tritons, Sunday afternoon’s match ended in a 0-0 draw, and marked

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Cephus Johnson, SF State alumni and the founder of the Oscar Grant Foundation speaks to students about his nephew's death and about student activism against police brutality and police shootings at the J. Paul Leonard Library in the event room, 121 at SF State, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
19 Oct 2014

Oscar Grant’s uncle opens campus to a delicate conversation with powerful words, memories

Oscar Grant’s uncle spoke to students at SF State Wednesday and led a pledge to stand up against police brutality, which he said is increasing for young men of color.

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Renowned jazz saxophonist, Greg Osby, tunes his instrument before conducting a jazz master class in Knuth Hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
18 Oct 2014

Renowned saxophonist lands in San Francisco, inspires young musicians with words and performance

Students gathered at Knuth Hall last Wednesday to view famous jazz musician Greg Osby who visited SF State to recite with his band as well as educate musicians and audience

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Wendy Bloom, Campus Planner points to a before and after illustration at her computer of the wellness center is being built at SF State at Font and Lake Merced Boulevards Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The center will open in 2018, free for SF States and a fee for faculty. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.
16 Oct 2014

Future wellness center named after alumni donor

Funding for a new performing arts center will be redirected to construct a $86 million recreation and wellness center, which was recently named after the donor who contributed the largest

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People, artists and vendors gather together on Noriega St. for the first annual Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
12 Oct 2014

Ocean Beach Festival reaches new appeal with local bands to cultivate community in Outer Sunset

A new name, live bands and a committed group of business owners combined to make a fun day come together for residents of the Outer Sunset. The Ocean Beach Music

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Annette Bening sits in a dressing room in the Creative Arts Building Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
11 Oct 2014

Actress Annette Bening revisits alma mater and treats theatre and cinema students to inspiring talk

While a crowd of eager students stood in the halls awaiting her presence, actress Annette Bening slowly toured the rooms of her alma mater’s theatre department, reminiscing about directors she worked

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Jesus Milan visits Mark Madden's memorial with his sister (left) at the Madden home in East Palo Alto, Calif. Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
07 Oct 2014

Gone too soon: friends and family remember Mark Madden as promising student and role model

A year and a half passed since Marquis Madden had seen his son, but he missed his flight by three minutes and instead found himself stuck last Friday on a

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Becca Steen, Junior, cheers when the Giants won the Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Pub at SF State Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014.
05 Oct 2014

Giants and A’s fans share the on-campus pub for Wild Card games

Postseason baseball was in full swing last week on campus, where students gathered at the pub with beers in hand, hoping to see the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants

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The crowd during Built to Spill's performance at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Saturday October 4, 2014.
05 Oct 2014

Meet Dave Rapa, an SF State alum and performer at this past weekend’s Hardly Strictly Festival

A lifetime dream finally blossomed for Dave Rapa, a former SF State history major, when he performed live alongside his band mates in The Sam Chase and the Untraditional, at

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Sf State alumnus and co-founder of Señor SiSig Evan Kidera takes a break from his busy day to pose for a photo in front of his truck at the Soma Street Food Park Friday afternoon, Oct. 3, 2014.
05 Oct 2014

Senor Sisig food truck made alum’s dream of fusion cuisine a reality

After graduating from SF State and working in management for eight years, Evan Kidera realized that he needed to make a change in his life, specifically, a change in career

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Supporters and members of SF State's General Union of Palestine Students, as well as general onlookers, listen to speakers during a gathering to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Malcom X Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
30 Sep 2014

GUPS remembers lives lost in 1980s Shatila massacre

The General Union of Palestine Students paid tribute to victims of the 1982 Sabra and the Shatila massacre, an act they hold Israel responsible for, as Israeli student groups stood

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Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D, a 43-year-old Associate Professor of Raza Studies at SF State, poses for a photo at Thomas L. Berkley Way (20th Street) and Telegraph in Oakland in front of the mural "We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For" by Jessica Sabogal, a Colombian American graffiti artist. Photo taken in Oakland, Cali. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
30 Sep 2014

Student-teacher bond integral to professor’s proposed school

“He thinks he can go to Berkeley,” his math teacher said to him in front of the entire class. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, a Raza Studies and Education professor at SF State,

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Eric Alban 23-years-old an Alumni of SF State performs at Strung Out at The Depot in the lower conference level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
12 Sep 2014

Depot’s ‘Strung Out’ leaves students in peaceful state after weeks of school work

The Depot gave students a stage to flex their musical talent this Thursday at Strung Out, one of the venue’s mixed-artist shows this month. The Sept. 11 show catered to

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Sam Merritt, of SF State, keeps the ball in fair play as it almost rolls out of bounce during the soccer game at Cox Stadium at SF State on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
09 Sep 2014

SF State men’s soccer team wins first game of the season after an afternoon of strong defense

SF State’s men’s soccer team fought its way to a gritty 1-0 victory over Holy Names University in its season opener at Cox Pavilion today. The Gators took a step

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Sarah Padash, ASI President, poses outside the Malcolm X Plaza on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
09 Sep 2014

New ASI president looks forward to her future effect on students’ lives

Immediately following the resignation of the elected Associated Students Inc. (ASI) president, fellow board members expressed their support of Vice President of Internal Affairs Sara Padash stepping in for the

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Emily Wilburn practices with the San Francisco Hockey club of SF State at Nazareth Ice Oasis in Redwood City, Calif. Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014.
08 Sep 2014

New hockey player welcomes the challenges she must face in a male-dominated rink

After dabbling in a little figure skating at nine years old, Emily Wilburn traded in her leotard for pads, joined the youth hockey club in her hometown of Stockton, Calif.

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A sprinkler head hides in the gardens above the Student Health Center on camp at SF State. Many of the irrigation systems on campus have been converted to reduce water use says, SF State sustainability coordinator, Sharon Darophonhdeth.
08 Sep 2014

University could face doubled rates amid new water regulation

City utility officials approved double rates to take effect Oct. 1 for customers who do not reduce their water consumption by at least 10 percent of what they used during

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Patrons at the first Friday Night Market in the United Nations Plaza.
08 Sep 2014

Friday Night Market gives residents a new way to welcome in the weekend

The sound of indie rock music and mouthwatering scents from multiple food vendors filled the air as hundreds gathered in the United Nations Plaza in preparation for a new twist

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Burning Man participants watch the sunrise from the comfort of padded seating on the art installation "Pulse & Bloom" on Aug. 30. Todd Cooper / Special to Xpress.
03 Sep 2014

Burning Man cultivates self-expression in a barren wasteland

Colorfully clad desert dwellers traverse the sweltering terrain on bicycles adorned in bright costume fur and twinkling lights, their bodies covered in a uniform layer of off-white dust that blends

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Taylor Michele Cottingim sings and plays guitar during The Depot's Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ryan Leibrich / Xpress
01 Sep 2014

The Depot kicks off the semester with musical performances, game nights and more

With the pressure of September academic demands settling in thick, new students will be pleased to find free, convenient fun just under their feet on campus. The Depot, as some

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28 Aug 2014

New director sets high bar for athletics

SF State’s new athletic director began only months ago. Since then he’s hired three new coaches and reinvented the Gator image. “It has been a fun project to kick off

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Design and Industry student Caroline Nguyen started filming her documentary “Not In My Neighborhood” this week with the help of mentor Cynthia Biret. Tuesday, Aug 23, 2014. Sara Gobets / Xpress.
26 Aug 2014

Student documentary in the making reveals realities of human trafficking in cities, countries large and small

When design and industry student Caroline Nguyen heard about a human trafficking raid in her hometown of Westminster, Orange County, she knew she had to take action. Now the SF

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14 Aug 2014

San Franciscans launch counter-protest against Westboro Baptist Church

Protesters rallied against Westboro Baptist Church members who picketed in San Francisco Tuesday as part of their God Hates the Media Tour. The counter-protest started at the Twitter headquarters on

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21 May 2014

IN-DEPTH: A Byte of the Valley

See the full collection on Medium at: https://medium.com/a-byte-of-the-valley At a campus surrounded by Silicon Valley and the tech boom, it’s no surprise that technology has begun to shape the SF State

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21 Apr 2014

Bay Area rapper Iamsu! performance a step in shaking off ‘commuter school’ label

Many students may remember it as a makeshift library, but pulsating lights, pounding bass and a crowd of twerking college students have replaced tables, bookcases and computers in the high

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19 Apr 2014

Defensive errors lead to double header split against UC San Diego

With a chance to come out on top in a series against a top 20 team, errors and a scoring drought in the final three innings forced SF State’s baseball

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16 Apr 2014

VIDEO Branding the golden city: alumni create print and clothing company San Franpsycho

[HTML1] San Franpsycho, the brainchild of Andy Olive and Christian Routzen, was first born into the culture of riding waves. The clothing brand is now making waves throughout the city

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16 Apr 2014

SF State hosts first Accessible Adventure Day

Students and faculty got a chance to experience some of their favorite recreational activities in a different way yesterday, at SF State’s first Accessible Adventure Day. Alfredo Andrade, a kinseology

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16 Apr 2014

VIDEO: ‘In Hollow Time’ delivers dynamic cast and crew, shines spotlight on SF State original talent

[HTML1] Blue lights canvass the stage. The guitar strums. A woman sings slowly. A beat. Another slams poetic rhymes. They jive. They thrive. Off each other’s lines. Their lives. Then

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16 Apr 2014

VIDEO: Dancers grace the stage in ‘Lifesaving Maneuvers’ concert

  Members of the campus community sat in awe of the grace in the dancers’ movements at the School of Music and Dance’s annual University Dance Theater dance concert, titled

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15 Apr 2014

First standalone Dean of Students in 20 years leaves for UC Berkeley

The news of Joseph Greenwell’s departure has left colleagues with bittersweet feelings. SF State’s Dean of Students recently announced that he will move from one Bay Area college to another.

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