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Where the gators go: Japantown edition

Various cat books written in Japanese are shown on a shelf  in Japantown’s Kinokuniya bookstore. (Emily Cardenas / Golden Gate Xpress)

Emily Cardenas, Staff reporter
February 19, 2020
Filed under City

The smell of takoyaki, a Japanese ball-shaped savory cake, fills the air as you walk past a K-Pop Beauty store in the West Mall of Japantown. The aroma tickles one’s nostrils as you make your way down the hallway of shops—where you can buy anime merchandise, incense, kawaii (or cute in Japanese) tr...

Where the gators go: NightLife at the Academy

Jelly fish float in the aquarium exhibit at the Academy of Science on Feb. 6, 2020. (Catherine Stites / Golden Gate Xpress)

Catherine Stites
February 13, 2020
Filed under A&E, City

Stepping into a NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences feels like stepping into “Night at the Museum”. Ben Stiller and a dinosaur skeleton might not be waiting for you around the corner to play fetch, but the museum takes on an air of excitement once the day turns to night. Bars aren...

Lights go out in The Swamp and on the Gators season as men’s basketball drops playoff game to L.A.

Photo via Pexels.

Mason Bissada
March 6, 2019
Filed under Latest, News, Sports

The lights dimmed on the No. 4 SF State men’s basketball team as their season came to an end on Tuesday as the Gators lost to No. 5 Cal State L.A. 81-76 in an overtime thriller that saw multiple stoppages in play during the second half due to multiple power outages. Guard Shacquille Dawkins Dawkins wa...

The Gators (12-7 overall/8-6 CCAA) will wade The Swamp Saturday against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros (10-8/8-5 in CCAA) at 3 p.m.

Sam-Joseph Chavarria
February 2, 2019
Filed under News

The last contest between the two programs on Jan. 3 ended in a 86-76 loss favoring the Toros. Both teams shot more than 40 percent from the field and beyond the arc, with graduate guard Jiday Ugbaja leading the Gators with 16 points off the bench and six assists — just one assist shy of his career...

After a rough home opener, the Gators face Holy Names on Tuesday

SF State midfielder Ana Williams races upfield after the opening kick off during the women's soccer home opener against Seattle Pacific on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. (Niko LaBarbera/Golden Gate Xpress)

Brandon Tanguma
September 10, 2018
Filed under News, Sports

SF State women’s soccer looks to bounce back from their home opener loss as they host the Holy Names Falcons on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Defense has been a struggle for both teams as the Holy Names has been outshot 86 to 25 this season, including a 4-0 loss to Western Washington, ranked 11 in the league. ...

The Gators chomp down on Chico State

SF State Gators guard Israel Hakim (15) drives through the defense of Chico State Wildcats guard Nate Ambrosini (20) and freshmen center Justin Briggs (25) and goes for the basket during the Gators' 65-51 win over the Wildcat at the Swamp on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 (Lee Kin/ Xpress).

Laura Monique Ordoñez
February 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

Last weekend proved memorable for sports, both nationally and locally. Super Bowl LI broke at least 30 records, including being the first Super Bowl in history to go into overtime, and SF State men’s basketball head coach Paul Trevor had his 100th career win in his seventh year with the Gators. “It mean...

First-year player brings East Coast style to the Gators

SF State Gators’ senior forward Donae Moguel (40) shields the ball during the Gators 51-48 loss to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers at the Swamp on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

Jesse Saeteurn
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports

On the basketball court, her coaches and teammates define her playing style as aggressive and consider her the team's vocal leader. Off the court, she is described as one of the most kind and joyous people they know. The Gators' off-season acquisition, forward/center Donae Moguel, has certainly mad...

Keep up with the Gators: Women’s soccer game map

Alejandro Galicia Diaz
October 15, 2014
Filed under Sports

At the midpoint of the 2014 season, the SF State women's soccer team finds itself in a funk.  The Gators had a strong start in the season, winning the five of the first six games.  However, the team has lost three game in a row and finds itself with a record of 5-4.  Last season the Gators went 7...

Mother nature cannot hold the Gators back, team proves successful at first cross country match of the season

Elizabeth Carranza
September 20, 2014
Filed under Sports

A drizzle-coated Golden Gate Park Speedway Park Thursday morning proved to not be a challenge for SF State men and women’s cross country teams, which kicked off their seasons against Academy of Art and Cal State East Bay. The men’s team began the three-way duel with a strong start by junior Drew...

SF State may not be the Gators for long

SF State may not be the Gators for long

Marc Arguello
February 19, 2014
Filed under News

University President Leslie E. Wong dances with the SF State gator mascot at Malcolm X Plaza on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in preparation for the second SF State Harlem Shake video. Photo by Virginia Tieman / Xpress, 2013 SF State President Leslie E. Wong recently stated in an interview with Xpress t...

Gators split series against Cal Poly Pomona

Jackson Kritsch, 4, Infielder, receives the ball from Rudy Aguilar, 7, infielder which lead to two outs against the Cal Poly Branco's at the Maloney Field in San Francisco, Calif. on March 8th, 2020. (Daniel Da Silveira / / Golden Gate Xpress)

Grady Duggan
March 9, 2020
Filed under Sports

After losing the series against top team UC San Diego last weekend, SF State’s baseball team bounced back this past weekend by splitting their season against Cal Poly Pomona, last season’s California Collegiate Athletic Association champion. This series allowed the Gators to remain in fourth plac...

Gators Xpress thoughts on Super Tuesday 2020

Cierra Quintana and Pamela Estrada
March 4, 2020
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Videos

Reporters Cierra Quintana and Pamela Estrada collected SF State students thoughts on the 2020 elections.

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