Golden Gate Xpress

Gospel choir cultivates community

Samantha Lusignan

December 11, 2015

The large classroom echoes with the sound of students being welcomed into Jack Adams Hall, until they quiet down and fix their gazes on their professor. Choir instructor Ja Ronn Thompson walks onto the stage and begins his first lesson with a chant, his voice booming across the stage. "We sing with-" Tho...

#Prayforparis debate steers away from the real issues

Samantha Lusignan

November 16, 2015

Browsing through the familiar blue-lined Facebook icon, I perused the daily newsfeed on my iPhone. There, I observed a new trend that was littered throughout the daily feed: dueling hashtags of #prayforparis and #dontprayforparis...

Women should not be fearful of weight lifting

Samantha Lusignan

November 3, 2015

The repetitive thud of footsteps echoes throughout the cardio room in SF State’s Village Fitness Center. A group of girls run on the treadmill, all wearing the same grim expression on their face as they crank out 30 minutes o...

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