16 Oct 2012

VIDEO: nerd JERK creator crochets her way to love

Fast-talking and fun-loving, Stephanie Cortes has made it her mission to make people smile through her passion for nerdy crafting. The 29-year-old San Francisco native is the “geek mastermind” behind

10 Oct 2012

VIDEO: Zumba fitness class heats up SF State

If kicking and punching the air to upbeat music or robotically stepping up and down a portable plastic step doesn’t sound like an enjoyable workout plan, why not stay in

08 Oct 2012

VIDEO: San Franciscans speak out against Gov. Jerry Brown's Trust Act veto

Immigrant rights advocates in San Francisco are wondering if they can still consider Gov. Jerry Brown an ally after he recently vetoed bills that would have expanded the rights of

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

25 Sep 2012

VIDEO: SF State holds National Voter Registration Day

Volunteers took to Malcolm X Plaza on Sept. 25 for National Voter Registration Day, in order to encourage students to register to vote in this November’s elections. Golden Gate Xpress

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

23 Sep 2012

VIDEO: SF State spices up Noise Complaint with Latin flavor

Sweaty bodies, blazing trumpets and twirling hips all come together at Noise Complaint: Fiesta. The school dance party, organized by Student Life took place Sept. 22 at the Library Annex

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

17 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: The Cataracs gives stellar performance for SF State crowd

The Cataracs, the electronic dance hip-hop group based out of Los Angeles ushered a party-ready crowd to SF State Sunday afternoon. Originally from Berkeley, the group dropped out of school

13 Sep 2012

VIDEO: "Gangnam Style" flashmob enlivens SF State campus

At exactly 1 p.m. Thursday Sept. 13, 2012, Greek Organization Alpha Phi Omega flashmobbed SF State with Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in the middle of Malcolm X Plaza. Golden Gate Xpress

13 Sep 2012

VIDEO: Chairlift entrances SF State crowd at The Depot

Chairlift, a synth pop duo from Brooklyn, cast dance-driven melodies to the spellbound crowd packed in The Depot Sept. 11. Just before Chairlift hit the stage, Golden Gate Xpress stepped aside

11 Sep 2012

VIDEO: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club at SF State creates space for seasoned veterans, rookies

SF State’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club, founded last year by Kevin Heung, offers students an opportunity to learn the basics of the South American martial arts style. Heung created the club

03 Sep 2012

VIDEO: Bisi & The Moonwalker serenades Haight Street

Equipped with his black Fender acoustic guitar, Joshua Smith sways on Haight Street alongside his partner Bisi Obateru, who is armed with a microphone. After picking a spot they set

27 Aug 2012

VIDEO: SF State freshman moves into dorms

Golden Gate Xpress followed incoming SF State freshman Madison Scharmann around as she moved up from Fresno, Calif. and into her on-campus dorm room for the first time. Scharmann is

25 Aug 2012

SF State’s retelling of ‘Othello’ kicks off theater arts season Aug. 30

[HTML1] For the people of Venice and Cyprus — the survivors at least — only a void existed. Civilization was abandoned and brutalized by a catastrophe capsizing everything familiar. In

15 May 2012

VIDEO: What personality traits do you think will get you hired?

Many SF State students are trying to secure jobs and internships that will propel them into their future careers. Going out into a workforce not full of many options, both freshman

09 May 2012

VIDEO: Sunday Streets engages community in the Mission

Families, local businesses, community programs and visitors gathered at the Mission May 6 for its first of four Sunday Streets. Sunday Streets is a neighborhood event that brings people together

03 May 2012

VIDEO: 82-year-old SFSU Wind Ensemble member shares his wisdom

Born during the Depression, Hank Niebolt has been dedicated to music since before the current SF State campus opened its doors. After graduating in the mid-50s, Niebolt began a career

03 May 2012

VIDEO: Dustin Musser of K Theory finds his niche in dubstep music

Riding the wave of dubstep’s rising popularity, K Theory has found its niche in the Bay Area electronic scene. They frequent small clubs such as EPR, but found their way

01 May 2012

VIDEO: An interview with Toro Y Moi

Xpress news sat down with Chazwick Bundick, better known as Toro Y Moi, after he performed at the Rhythms Music Festival last Thursday at San Francisco State University. Bundick graduated

19 Apr 2012

VIDEO: Underdog hot dog eating contest bring laughs, surprises

About 200 people crowded the main lobby of Cesar Chavez Student Center April 5th to witness 10 SF State student contestants chow down for the ultimate prize. At noon, competitors lined up in

04 Apr 2012

VIDEO: What do you think about the SFSU Bookstore being bought out by a corporation?

If new management takes over the SFSU Bookstore, it could shift from a nonprofit to a corporation for the first time in 58 years. Barnes and Noble and Follett Corporation

28 Mar 2012

VIDEO: What would compel you to become more involved in student politics?

Most students at SF State know that their status as a commuter school has resulted in low participation rates in campus activities. Associated Students Inc., the campus student government, has

28 Mar 2012

VIDEO: KSFS radio station at SF State rated top 25 in country for second year in a row

Every day, dozens of students enter the KSFS radio station inside the Creative Arts building, put on their headsets and talk about a wide variety of topics, ranging from hip-hop

23 Mar 2012

VIDEO: What are your Spring Break plans?

Xpress editors hit the mean streets of SF State to find out what students have planned for Spring Break. From flying to Puerto Rico to getting shoulder surgery, students have

08 Mar 2012

VIDEO: Mr. San Francisco Leather competition about more than just chaps and straps

On any other night, the sight of a man dressed in nothing but leather chest straps, a matching thong, and loin cloth sauntering under the chandelier-lit lobby of the Hotel

07 Mar 2012

VIDEO: Square Meals in Russian Hill prepares healthy options for hurried diners

Run by chefs who stress the importance of using organic, local and seasonal ingredients, this place is perfect for picking up freshly-prepared food to take home. It’s an ever-changing menu,

29 Feb 2012

VIDEO: Faculty and students discuss Day of Action

As the March 1 Day of Action approaches, SF State faculty and students discuss the issues that have motivated them to participate in this national movement. Students for Quality Education,

22 Feb 2012

VIDEO: What do you think of paying higher student fees for a new recreation center at SF State?

SF State students will soon see an increase in a mandatory recreation center fee of $35 that is paid with tuition. The fee not only covers costs for students to use the

17 Feb 2012

VIDEO: 16th Street BART station home of weekly poetry slam

On a rainy night, fewer than a dozen people huddle under umbrellas outside the 16th and Mission Street BART station. Bottles of wine and whiskey are passed around while anything

15 Feb 2012

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Valentine's Day pillow fight sends singles and couples swinging in the name of love

Valentine’s Day is about more than kissing, teddy bears, heart-shaped boxes of candy and sappy love songs. Here in San Francisco it’s about smashing strangers in the face. The weapons

14 Feb 2012

VIDEO: Using music as therapy

Story by Barbara Szabo, video by Nelson Estrada The Community Music Center appears as just another residential Victorian building on the 500 block of Capp St., distinguishable only by the

07 Feb 2012

VIDEO: What are some creative ways to solve the budget crisis at SF State?

Editors Elissa Torres, Henry Nguyen and Godofredo Vasquez search the SF State campus in search of creative ideas to solve the University’s budget crisis. SF State, like the rest of

29 Jan 2012

VIDEO: Should SF State presidential candidates be required to visit campus?

Editors Michelle Olson and Godofredo Vasquez hit the SF State campus in search of students’ views on whether candidates for the SF State’s president position should or should not visit

14 Dec 2011

VIDEO: Lalo Gonzalez occupies SF State

In recent months, as the Occupy movement spread across the nation and world, thousands of people have become supporters or participants of protests and marches against corporate greed. SF State