Golden Gate Xpress

Six-year degrees become the norm, educational overhaul necessary

Kristen Martz

December 12, 2013

While at four-year academic institutions, many students are finding themselves pursuing six-year degrees. Some, even eight-year degrees. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in four years has become a rarity, to the frustration of...

Modern statistics prove anyone can be a ‘slut’

Kristen Martz

November 5, 2013

While not quite in the double digits, the number of people I’ve slept with is relatively high for my age and gender. My name is Kristen Martz and I’m a slut — according to modern statistics. A little over two years ago,...

Xpress staffer reflects on losing mother to breast cancer

Kristen Martz

October 7, 2013

At age 35, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. I was eight. I vaguely remember her losing her hair while getting more ill and weak with chemo treatments. After a brief period of remission, the cancer came b...

SF State's guide to St. Patrick's Day events

Kristen Martz

March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this Irish holiday. As with previous years, this weekend...

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