Golden Gate Xpress

Ethnic studies program to be implemented into local Bay Area high schools

Alma Villegas

December 13, 2014

After much anticipation from educators, students and other community members, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution Dec. 9 to implement an ethnic studies program in each of the district’s high...

Some students with financial obligations lose out on turkey time

Alma Villegas

December 2, 2014

While Thanksgiving offers many students a break from the stress of school and an opportunity to reconnect with their families, some students simply can not afford to travel back home. Tamiyah Thomas is a first-year student...

Native Americans give thanks for continued culture, remember past

Alma Villegas

November 26, 2014

As the sun rose above the horizon one November morning, years of what one Native American SF State student described as anger began to wane, transforming his perspective on Thanksgiving Day. Nicholas Gomez, a descendant...

Parkmerced residents gather to discuss housing relocation

Alma Villegas

November 15, 2014

Hundreds of residents living in Parkmerced will be relocated as part of a redevelopment project to add almost 6,000 new housing units to the neighborhood starting next year. The project, approved by the San Francisco Board of Su...

UDPATED: Power outage sweeps SF State campus

Alma Villegas

November 7, 2014

A power outage struck campus Thursday evening, causing evacuations in the J. Paul Leonard Library and residential buildings for a couple hours. Lights first shut down at approximately 8:43 p.m. and emergency backup lights came...

University granted $17 million in mission to expand diversity in sciences

Alma Villegas

October 24, 2014

The National Institutes of Health granted SF State $17 million this month to promote the success of marginalized students and train faculty within the natural sciences. NIH, a national medical research agency, awarded Building...

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