Golden Gate Xpress

Former Mayor of San Francisco to deliver commencement address

Michael Duran

April 8, 2015

The former mayor of San Francisco, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, will speak at SF State’s 114th commencement ceremony next month, according to a University announcement released Tuesday, April 7. “Throughout his career,...

Recent attempt to ban the American flag, undermines patriotism

Michael Duran

March 17, 2015

As I walked inside the doors of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia last fall, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of patriotism and pride for my country. Red, white and blue flags decorated the home where Betsy Ross hand-sewed...

There shouldn’t be a spotlight on racism after Ferguson decision

Michael Duran

December 3, 2014

Michael Brown, 18, lost his life to former policeman Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. What made this shooting so controversial, besides the fact that the altercation between Brown and Wilson escalated to the six shots that killed him,...

California legislation does not do enough to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands

Michael Duran

October 28, 2014

I will never forget the day that such a small object had so much control over my life. My friends and I were heading back to campus from Broad Street and Capitol Avenue in Ingleside around midnight. As a 17-year-old student,...

Loma Prieta’s 25 year anniversary acts as a reminder of safety measures

Michael Duran

October 14, 2014

As Darien Lum walked out of his Oct. 17, 1989 meeting at SF State with his fraternity Phi Kappa Tau, the ground began to shake. At the 19th Avenue and Holloway Street intersection, power was out and traffic was bumper to bumper,...

California grants first ever scholarship for middle-class students

Michael Duran

September 22, 2014

The first state scholarship for middle-class students is being offered to nearly 73,000 attendees of California public university systems, according to a California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) spokesperson. The Middle Class...

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