23 Nov 2014

Dreams of big ideas and startups draw in students at Autodesk’s college night

Hungry college students were treated to free drinks and barbecue as well as insightful information on the tech industry at Autodesk’s College Night event in downtown San Francisco. Julia Papapietro,

16 Nov 2014

Twitter’s former chief scientist talks social media, apps and finding happiness in it all

It’s not every day that a person would tweet about his or her departure at a company, to the company. Abdur Chowdhury, former chief scientist of Twitter, did so and

11 Nov 2014

Dying with dignity laws give us even more freedom

When 16-year-old Palo Alto High School student died last October after being fatally struck by Caltrain commuter train, authorities ruled it an apparent suicide. After hearing the news, I stopped

Frederik Green, Sylvia Lin and Howard Goldblatt speak with Huang Chunming, who could not attend the gathering due to a recent diagnosis of cancer, during Tales of a Beautiful Island, a reading of famous fictions written in Mandarin by Huang Chunming and translated into English by former SF State Professor Howard Goldblatt.
10 Nov 2014

Renowned Chinese translator and former professor shares insight on campus

Famed Chinese translator and former SF State Professor Howard Goldblatt returned to the University in a presentation of works by Taiwanese literary figure. The reading session last Saturday was organized

The audience gets a chance to ask questions about the films shown during Superfest, the International Disability Film Festival at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
04 Nov 2014

Comedic ‘Superfest’ discusses disability portrayal in film

“How many disabled people does it take to screw in a light bulb?” well-known stuttering comedian Nina G. asked the audience at this year’s Superfest International Disability Film Festival. “One

26 Oct 2014

Alumnus shares experiences in entering the start up world soon after leaving college

When Brian Bastida graduated from SF State, he didn’t expect his college education to land him a job with a startup company called Eat Club. Instead, he was studying to

Renowned jazz saxophonist, Greg Osby, tunes his instrument before conducting a jazz master class in Knuth Hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
18 Oct 2014

Renowned saxophonist lands in San Francisco, inspires young musicians with words and performance

Students gathered at Knuth Hall last Wednesday to view famous jazz musician Greg Osby who visited SF State to recite with his band as well as educate musicians and audience

The trumpet section plays during a rehearsal with the SF State Wind Ensemble in preparation for "A Honeymoon in Paris" Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
13 Oct 2014

New music conductor leads wind ensemble in first concert of the year

The smooth, rhythmic sounds of trumpets, flutes, saxophones and other wind instruments were guided by SF State’s new part-time music conductor Troy Davis last Thursday. The SF State Wind Ensemble

Fair attendees walk over the Castro neighborhood's newly installed rainbow crosswalk during the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.
06 Oct 2014

Castro’s new look is both opposed and welcomed at annual street fair

Rainbow-colored crosswalks, foul-mouthed puppet performers, people dressed in drag and live foreskin painting entertained many attendees in San Francisco’s Castro District last Sunday. The Castro Street Fair entered its 41st

30 Sep 2014

Facebook infiltrates users’ private lives for profit

After seven years of sharing random aspects of my life to friends and acquaintances, I decided to delete my Facebook account permanently last May. I didn’t just wake up one

The Alexander String Quartet, starting from the left: Zakarias Grafilo on the violin, Frederick Lifsitz on the second violin, Paul Yarbrough on the viola and Sandy Wilson on the cello, perform at the Mckenna Theatre during the Liberal & Creative Arts Opening Day Festival at SF State in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
28 Sep 2014

The Alexander String Quartet shares the wonders of chamber music with all

A world-renowned string quartet has been quietly living in the Creative Arts Building, teaching music to students for more than 25 years. The Alexander String Quartet kicked off the opening

Gaming fans engage in a strategic board game at the "Churning the Butter" event at the Folsom Street Foundry on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.
15 Sep 2014

Campus’ gaming community relish in Amazon’s recent Twitch purchase

Gaming just got a little more mainstream since Amazon Co. purchased a popular video game-streaming service last August, and is receiving mixed reviews from players at SF State and within

09 Sep 2014

Two successful authors set to read from stories of societal and philosophical prose

Andrew Joron and Julie Carr, two distinguished poets known for their experimental writing styles, host a reading at the Poetry Center this Thursday, Sept. 11. SF State welcomed Joron as

02 Sep 2014

Campus pays tribute to late saxophonist and social activist, Fred Ho

Fred Ho was known for thinking outside the box with his musical compositions and political beliefs. Now, SF State pays tribute to the famous saxophonist, composer, writer and social activist

17 Sep 2013

New roommates bring valuable life lessons

Fall semester for many SF State students, especially freshman, means new professors, classes and people to meet. A roommate is unavoidable for those who choose to live on campus, and