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Video of Student Center confrontation fuels cultural appropriation controversy

Cory Goldstein (left) and Bonita Tindle (right) shown in a video posted on YouTube Monday, Mar. 28. (Nicholas Silvera via YouTube)

Kelsey Lannin and Miranda Bolar
March 29, 2016
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A confrontation between two SF State students caught on video in the Cesar Chavez Student Center went viral Monday. The argument centered around whether a white person wearing dreadlocks constitutes cultural appropriation. Around 4 p.m. in the SF State Student Center, Associated Students, Inc. intern and photography ma...

Water and plumbing issue at Cesar Chavez Student Center causes closures

Erin Lu
March 29, 2016
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Cesar Chavez Student Center has reported that the water plumbing was blocked and bathrooms were closed during one of the busiest times of day. The water functions next to Gold Coast Grill & Catering were out of service, earlier today. Xiomara Carranza, 19, who works at Shah's Halal Food, spoke...

UPDATED: Video of Student Center argument goes viral

Reid Cammack
March 29, 2016
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A video of an argument between two people in the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center started gaining traction online Monday. The video, titled "SFSU 2016 - Campus employee assaults white student for 'cultural appropriation,'" shows the student, Cory Goldstein, arguing with Associated S...

UPDATED: Bomb threat prompts student center evacuation

Police caution tape stretches across the perimeter of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kelly Soderlund/Special to Xpress. Kelly Soderlund / Special to Xpress

Nashelly Chavez, Michael Barba and Ida Mojadad
November 13, 2014
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UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department and University Police Department confirmed that the Cesar Chavez Student Center is safe to reenter, determining that there is no threat to the building. Officials reopened the student center for business at 12:58 p.m. "I am grateful for the rapid response o...

Oct. 1 is the last day for students to vote to approve the ASI/Student Center Merger

Daniel Rivera
October 1, 2014
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Today is the last day that Associated Students Inc. (ASI) will hold elections for students to approve the merger between the student government and the Cesar Chavez Student Center (CCSC). While ASI and the Student Center Governing Board have already voted unanimously to approve the merger, ASI bylaws...

UPDATE: Student center custodians negotiate reparations with university officials after new contract

Chloe Johnson
September 4, 2014
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Custodians of the Cesar Chavez Student Center presented their case today for larger severance payments to a board of university and Associated Students Inc. representatives, months after they lost seniority and paid vacation time. “It will take 25 years to reach the same level of seniority,” said...

Custodial staff loses benefits and more as a result of student center merger

Carlos Rosales a custodian for 22 years at SF State pushes a trash can around the bottom floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Chloe Johnson
September 1, 2014
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Despite working on campus for over 30 years, one custodian said he started as a “new employee” July 1 after the University took control of the formerly independent student center, reducing his health benefits and reversing his seniority. Custodian Augustin Cazares, who has worked for the Cesar ...

University plans to shift ownership of Cesar Chavez Student Center

Chloe Johnson
May 13, 2014
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SF State plans to shift control of the Cesar Chavez Student Center from an independent organization to the university’s corporate entity UCorp starting on June 30, a move that may threaten the employment of 125 student center employees, according to a union representative. According to Donna Oliv...

Police investigate alleged viewer of child pornography in Cesar Chavez Student Center

Michael Barba
April 1, 2014
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Police have opened an investigation into an incident that occurred March 22 involving a 63-year-old man who allegedly used a computer in the Cesar Chavez Student Center to view child pornography, according to SF State’s University Police Department. An SF State related person called University...

Student center remembers Richard Oakes in 11th annual celebration

Jasmin Taylor
November 12, 2013
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Next Thursday, Nov. 21, the SF State Richard Oakes Multicultural Center (ROMC) will host the 11th Annual Richard Oakes Celebration to commemorate the life of Mohawk Native American Activist Richard Oakes. The celebration, which is open to the public, will explore Native American community activism on c...

Cesar Chavez Student Center custodians concerned about auxiliary merger

Cesar Chavez Student Center custodians concerned about auxiliary merger

Guadalupe González
November 5, 2013
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The merging of the Cesar Chavez Student Center with the Associated Students, Inc. looms overhead leaving the custodians of the student center — and their benefits package — in limbo. Currently the student center employs the custodians. However, the planned merger to create an Enhanced Stu...

Transparency imperative in ASI & student center merger

Transparency imperative in ASI & student center merger

Xpress Staff
September 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion

With the merging of two student government bodies at SF State underway, questions about how they will maintain their current services have arisen. The website for the Enhanced Student Auxiliary — the term for the merging project of the Associated Students, Inc. and the Cesar Chavez Student Center — e...

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