Golden Gate Xpress

Smokers rights benefit community

Noemy Mena

April 26, 2011

Nicotine fiends, your days of smoking in public may be numbered. According to the Centers for Disease Control, by the year 2020, all 50 states could impose a smoking ban in bars, restaurants, parks, and the workplace. Currently,...

SF State student displays struggles of bi-cultural life

Noemy Mena

March 25, 2011

Each Women's History Month brings to light a multitude of issues. Now, in honor of the nationally renowned period of appreciation, a one-act play in San Francisco is taking a more specific cultural approach to the month. Coser...

SF State women of color discuss pressures of beauty standards

Noemy Mena

March 16, 2011

The unique societal pressures incurred by women of color involve facing intersecting oppressions of race and gender within the stereotypes prescribed by the mass media. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s ...

Community leaders blame budget cuts for rise in Mission violence

Noemy Mena

March 6, 2011

Two San Francisco supervisors and several community leaders gathered for an emergency meeting March 3 in response to a recent increase in gang violence in the Mission District. In the five days between Feb. 26 and the March 3...

Stars shine bright for SF Filipino community

Noemy Mena

February 15, 2011

On Feb. 11, SF State's Beta Phi sorority hosted the Starlight Show – a dance, poetry and spoken word event – to help fundraise for a local non-profit, Books for Love. The multi-faceted showcase, held in Jack Adams Hall ...

Green class requirement isn't sustainable

Noemy Mena

February 10, 2011

The Academic Senate’s recent approval requiring students to take an environmental sustainability course for general education is the right direction at the wrong time. SF State is currently in an $18 million deficit, and ...

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