Golden Gate Xpress

Consider small businesses when it comes to Christmas spending

Ruby Perez

December 24, 2011

Ten people were severely pepper sprayed last month. No, they were not the UC Davis students who were defending their right to protest, but shoppers at Walmart buying discounted Xbox video game consoles during Black Friday. Black...

Social media should not replace traditional news outlets

Ruby Perez

December 9, 2011

My first encounter with a news publication going under was in my hometown of Hollister, Calif. In the year that I was there, the already small staff of four that ran the weekly publication was reduced to two because of lost...

VIDEO: Dissecting friends with benefits

Ruby Perez

November 29, 2011

Reporters Ruby Perez and Devery Sheffer ask SF State students to share their opinions on the dangerous world of "friends with benefits." Filmed by Ruby Perez and Devery Sheffer. Produced by Ruby Perez.

Marriage not always bliss for young couples in college

Ruby Perez

November 28, 2011

Flower arrangements, seating charts and bridesmaids dresses typically don't go hand in hand with homework, group projects and finals in a young college student's thoughts. But SF State student Leona Bouzidi, 29, was 19 years old wh...

Alcatraz Island exhibit highlights Native American history

Ruby Perez

November 17, 2011

The American Indian occupation of Alcatraz may have ended in 1971, but the Native American presence still remains active in the Bay Area highlighted by the "We Are Still Here" multimedia exhibit on the island opening Nov. 20. The...

SF State LGBT community looks to unify at Queer Yo Mind conference

Ruby Perez

October 11, 2011

Although the rainbow is a symbol of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community’s unity, the colors within it are still very much separated. SF State will host its first Queer Yo’ Mind conference Saturday to promo...

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