Golden Gate Xpress

Every day should be Transgender Day of Remembrance

Jordan Vail

November 30, 2016

November is Transgender Awareness Month and it’s always thoughtfully capped off with Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes trans people who have lost their lives to violence. I know I don’t speak for all trans p...

‘Modern Family’ plays lip service to social progress

Jordan Vail

October 26, 2016

“Modern Family,” now in its eighth season, has the baffling ability to be simultaneously progressive and outdated. For a TV show that boasts both a gay couple and an interracial couple as part of the main cast, it still mana...

Kid Cudi’s post about depression reveals society’s failure to treat mental illness

Jordan Vail

October 11, 2016

[media-credit name="Screenshot of Facebook post by Kid Cudi" align="alignnone" width="577"][/media-credit] Trigger warning: this story contains potentially distressing material and language about depression, suicidal thinking and tr...

SF State student found dead near campus

Jordan Vail

October 6, 2016

An SF State student was found dead near Stonestown Galleria on Wednesday, according to a statement released by President Leslie E. Wong. A police investigation is underway in the death of the student, accounting major Maxim Tolstov. Foul...

“(Re)Assignment” film makes a mockery out of trans bodies

Jordan Vail

September 6, 2016

For a while now, I've been eager to share my disappointment with the lack of authentic transgender representation in TV and film. I’ve felt that watching shows and movies that wanted to present the transgender experience but still cast cisgender actors ...

How I learned to stop worrying and love being a super senior

Jordan Vail

May 18, 2016

Next week, thousands of SF State students will pack into AT&T Park, turn their tassels and graduate. Unfortunately, I will not be one of them, despite the fact that I’m finishing my 8th consecutive semester at this university,...

The weather isn’t ‘bipolar,’ you’re just ableist

Jordan Vail

April 26, 2016

In the past few months the weather has been oscillating randomly from chilly sweater weather to summery heat. Just last Friday I woke up to dreary drizzle, and by the time I had gotten out of class a few hours later the sun wa...

Financial analysis of SF State reveals no structural deficit

Jordan Vail

April 11, 2016

Eastern Michigan University accounting professor Howard Bunsis visited SF State Thursday, April 7 to examine the University's uncertain financial situations, with special attention given to the Ethnic Studies funding controversy....

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