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SF State's Associated Students Inc. ready to reach out to campus

Megan Taros
April 5, 2011
Filed under News

A single table draped with a purple banner and lined with a few stacks of golden fliers was the only noticeable mention of the Associated Students Inc., elections this year. It was difficult to tell that last year’s elections garnered crowds of students surrounding decadent arrays of balloons and b...

Associated Students elections filing period extended

Top (L-R) Science and Engineering Rep., VP Internal Affairs, Education Rep, VP External. Second row (L-R) Ethnic Studies Rep., VP Finance. Third row (L-R) Health & Social Sciences Rep., Liberal & Creative Arts Rep. Bottom row (L-R) Business Rep., VP Social Justice & Equity, President, VP Facilities & Operations. Image courtesy of Associated Students. (Izey Sarmiento / Associated Students)

Whitney Papalii, Staff reporter
April 3, 2020
Filed under Campus, News

As the Associated Students Board of Directors elections approach, the spread of COVID-19 puts a strain on future student government plans and events at SF State. The filing period for office elections was originally set from March 2-19 for any SF State student that would be interested in serving on t...

Black Residents United in Housing hosts its first meeting of the semester to welcome back students

SF State organization BRUH meets for the first time in Cesar Chavez Student Center. (Saylor Nedelman / Golden Gate Xpress)

Whitney Papalii, Staff reporter
February 26, 2020
Filed under Campus

Laughter and music filled room T160 in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, as Black Residents United in Housing (BRUH) kicked off their first event of the semester last week to welcome back students.       The student-run organization advocates for black residents and offers a place to build stronger com...

San Francisco campuses will increase parking tax

Parking structure where San Francisco State University will raise the daily parking rate from $8 to $10 on June 1st. ( Dyanna Calvario / Golden Gate Xpress)

Matthew Macgugan, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2020
Filed under Campus

Associated Students have spoken in opposition to a 25% parking tax to be implemented on California university campuses later this year.  Parking at SF State has long been a gripe of the roughly 6,900 students that drive to school daily. The cost of a daily parking permit is currently $8, or $640 ...

ASI pushes for a student fee increase

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor
November 19, 2019
Filed under Campus

Fees are an intrinsic part of any college student’s life, from the time they apply to colleges and pay application fees until they prepare to leave and pay a graduation fee. Students at SF State currently pay $762 in mandatory fees at the start of every fall and spring semester.  When students tap their ID ca...

Self-care symposium highlights mental health battles of marginalized students

SF State third year psychology major Taeil Sung, right, speaks to the crowd as psychology student Coco Griffin, center, and a photographer listen at the Active Minds 2nd annual mental health symposium in Jack Adams Hall at SF State on Friday, May 3.

Camila Ramirez Diaz
May 7, 2019
Filed under Latest, Life

SF State psychology major Taeil Sung (right) speaks to the crowd as psychology major Coco Griffin (left) listens at the Active Minds 2nd annual Mental Health Symposium in Jack Adams Hall on Friday, May 3, 2019. (CHRIS ROBLEDO/Golden Gate Xpress)   The second annual Active Minds symposium focused on provi...

Students still champion climate reform despite knockdown of Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) speaks on the Green New Deal with Senator Ed Markey (right) in front of the Capitol Building in February 2019. (Photo by 'Senate Democrats' via Wikimedia Commons.)

Carly Wipf
April 2, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) speaks on the Green New Deal with Senator Ed Markey (right) in front of the Capitol Building in February 2019. (Photo by 'Senate Democrats' via Wikimedia Commons.)    !function(e,t,s,i){var n="InfogramEmbeds",o=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0],d=/^http:/.test(e.location)?"...

University outreach expands to help students apply for CalFresh

University outreach expands to help students apply for CalFresh

Sebastiaan Molloy
April 2, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

SF State’s Health Promotion and Wellness department expanded its outreach program to tackle food insecurity on campus by screening students for CalFresh eligibility thanks to recent government funding boosts. CalFresh, the state’s version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

Legal definition exclusionary Transgender; students react to Trump’s failed promise to protect individuals

Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington, DC USA

Eliza Flynn
December 18, 2018
Filed under Latest, Life

On Oct. 21 the New York Times broke a story about a Department of Health and Human Services memo indicating the Trump administration was seeking to exclude transgender people in a new legal definition of gender. This would reverse Obama-era executive actions that allow trans and non-binary identifying...

Super commuting ‘sacrifice’ takes toll on SF State students

The traffic caused by commuters starts around 4 p.m. and lasts until around 6 p.m. A large contribution is due to the influx of commuters living in the city. (Nicole Newman/Golden Gate Xpress)

Maci Martell
November 25, 2018
Filed under Featured, Latest, Multimedia, News

On an average school day, SF State student Lianna Reich, 25, will leave her home in Healdsburg, California around 7:15 a.m. to embark on her commute. She will take a car, a train and two buses to get to campus, getting there by around 11 a.m. Reich is a junior majoring in English education. She’s also wh...

ASI campaign encourages students to register to vote

ASI campaign encourages students to register to vote

Joshua Chan
September 26, 2018
Filed under Latest, News

Associated Students Inc. urged students to register to vote on Sept. 25, as part of a nationwide campaign for National Voter Registration Day with Rock the Vote. The campaign comes shortly before midterm elections begin across the country, with California’s voting day slated for Nov. 6. Accordi...

New master plan reveals massive housing increase

SF State President Les Wong speaks at a meeting in the J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Oscar Rendon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Garrett Bergthold
September 27, 2017
Filed under Life, News

Up to 8,300 new student beds will arrive on campus within 15 years as SF State accelerates its transition from being a commuter campus towards a residential campus, SF State officials announced Monday. More than 70 people witnessed the public unveiling of the first pieces of a plan set to redevelop...

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