Golden Gate Xpress

Mr. Fix It: Understaffing a contributor to fix-it problems at SF State

Brian Balisi

May 9, 2012

In my short time of trying to fix things at SF State, I’ve gotten away with being a few minutes late to classes due to malfunctioning clocks. I’ve seen restrooms at their worst and I’ve impatiently sat through Web pages continually reloading themselves. ...

Mr. Fix It: Cleaning up after yourself in campus bathrooms

Brian Balisi

April 23, 2012

As I made my way toward a restroom in the Business Building, I was told many times to stay away, but I reassured myself I was going. I entered and stood in shock. The easily grossed-out germaphobe in me wanted to run away, but...

SF State graduate beats the odds of foster care and helps others

Brian Balisi

April 17, 2012

Sokhom Mao grew up in the foster care system with his five siblings under the care of abusive relatives and in several group homes, after his mother passed away when he was 12 years old. “Growing up with my aunt and uncle was...

Institutionalized racism apparent in killing of Trayvon Martin

Brian Balisi

April 16, 2012

For the past month I have followed all things related to the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. I’ve watched the people march in anger wondering why Zimmerman hasn’t been brought to trial, heard all the songs in tribute...

Mr. Fix It: No time wasted on repairing campus clocks

Brian Balisi

April 9, 2012

The day started off like any other day. I arrived 10 minutes early for my 8 a.m. class after having studied deep into the night. I decided to put my head down in hopes of catching a few Zs before the professor started lecturing. I...

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