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SF State Alum turns Anger into Action: Viral photo becomes mural to celebrate 2020 grads

SF State Alum turns Anger into Action: Viral photo becomes mural to celebrate 2020 grads

Aaron James Bistrin and Camille Cohen
June 26, 2020
Filed under City, Multimedia

Louis Michael, carrying a piece of cardboard under his arm, topped his Black Lives Matter T-shirt with a graduation gown, popped on his graduation cap and headed to downtown Oakland. Written on that piece of cardboard was; “Young Black College Grad. Which Part is Threatening?” Later that night, d...

Streaming applications are becoming the new movie theater

Sacramento Natomas, regal movie theater stripped of all upcoming new movie titles that were suppose to come out before the pandemic.

Cierra Quintana and Matthew Macgugan
May 18, 2020
Filed under A&E, Coronavirus

When the shelter-in-place order was made by Gov. Gavin Newsom and Mayor London Breed, COVID-19 became the game changer for everyday entertainment—including the movie industry and streaming services.  Over the past several months, Hollywood put a halt on new production. Streaming service advertis...

Student group sweeps ASI elections amid record-low voter turnout

Student group sweeps ASI elections amid record-low voter turnout

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
May 6, 2020
Filed under Campus

Associated Students Inc. released this year’s election results on Friday, showing a complete victory by a group of candidates under the slate Students First, Students in Solidarity. Of the 13 open positions, SFSIS had candidates in 12 and won them all.  Four of these successes can hardly be called...

Designers pivot to mask production as CDC recommends covering the face

Stephanie Stimmler, Bay Area based Fashion Designer, makes sustainable cotton masks for healthcare and frontline workers.  (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Stimmler)

Smit Parekh, Staff reporter
April 22, 2020
Filed under City, Coronavirus

Local designers and large manufacturers in California are working to make one product that is now recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for everyone —cloth masks.  Bayside USA, an apparel manufacturing company, decided to fulfill the national need of masks and invested in 30 new ...

SF State student breaks school track record

Alexis Henry poses for a photo in Cox Stadium. (Sandy Scarpa / Golden Gate Xpress).

Grady Duggan
February 25, 2020
Filed under Sports

SF State track and field athlete, Alexis Henry, etched her name into the record books earlier this month. The track and field team traveled to Michigan to compete in Grand Valley State’s Big Meet on Feb. 14-15 and Henry set a new SF State record by running the 200m in 24.16 seconds, beating all othe...

Trump Defense continues their second day of arguments in impeachment trial

Andrew Leal
January 29, 2020
Filed under City

White House lawyers began day two of their defense in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump for charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress on Jan. 27 to opposition from Democrats who want to call a new witness to testify, former National Security Advisor John Bolton.    Bol...

Queer Homecoming dances the night away

Donovan Devine, 20,  dances at the queer homecoming Saturday at Jack Adams hall in the Cesar Chavez building. (Photo by James Wyatt / Golden Gate Xpress)

MJ Johnson
December 10, 2019
Filed under Campus, Life

In high school, we dream about the perfect night. Dates, flowing dresses and tuxedos, corsages, awkward hand holding in the back of a stretch limo, photo memories of teenage cringiness, all on a night that everyone tells us we will remember for the rest of our lives.  Except for some queer and ...

A clean record for campus cops

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
September 30, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, News

A records request by Xpress found that no officers currently employed by UPD have ever been written up for sexual assault, use of force or dishonesty in the field since they began at SF State.  Since the beginning of 2019, Senate Bill 1421, proposed by Berkeley’s state Sen. Nancy Skinner, m...

SFSU Advising: What’s improved and what can become better

Shelley Wang
September 4, 2019
Filed under Campus, Opinion

The fall semester is three weeks in and emails to apply for graduation are being sent out. Not every path that leads students to the graduation stage was the same. However, the process laid out by SF State is cookie-cutter. To graduate in the four-year time frame is a very daunting task. In the past, SF...

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban facial recognition surveillance

Mason Bissada
May 15, 2019
Filed under News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a vote on May 14 banning facial recognition legislation, which supporters say shields the public from having their privacy violated by mass surveillance. The “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance, originally proposed by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, bans any ...

Gators reach postseason for second time ever, team on eight-game win streak

Hayley Nunes chest bumps Michele Castro during the Gators game against the CSU East Bay Pioneer's in a doubleheader for Senior Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. Photos by Tristen Rowean.

Brandon Tanguma
April 30, 2019
Filed under Latest, Sports

Hayley Nunes chest bumps Michele Castro during the Gators game against the CSU East Bay Pioneer's in a doubleheader for Senior Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. (TRISTEN ROWEAN/Golden Gate Xpress)   The Gators softball team swept a pair of doubleheaders against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers o...

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