President Obama's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq delayed, but welcomed

Brian Balisi

October 24, 2011

After nearly nine years of occupying Iraq, President Barack Obama has announced the complete withdrawal of American troops by December. I know what you're thinking - finally, right? - but if Iraq wasn't stable enough for troops...

Debt: The dangers of credit cards for college students

Bryan Vo

October 18, 2011

If I were to give any SF State student advice, it would be this: Don’t enter the debt danger zone. Credit cards can provoke you to spend money that you can’t afford to spend. The inability to pay for overspending puts stu...

Faculty strike is justified, pay increases long overdue

Michelle Olson

October 11, 2011

The California Faculty Association decided last Wednesday to move forward with plans to strike. A final decision will be given later this month. We support the association's position. The CFA, which consists of 24,000 faculty...

Educators create more jobs than big corporations

Mike Bebernes

October 11, 2011

All of a sudden rich people are getting credit for being “job creators.” The punditry argues that the wealthy should have money filtered their way so they can create employment for the rest of us. This notion is nonsense....

Sex trafficking still alive in San Francisco, must be tackled piece by piece

Xpress Staff

October 8, 2011

By Mario Silva Slavery was abolished in the U.S. nearly 150 years ago, but there are still more slaves in the world today than at the height of the slave trade. This issue is not relegated to the developing world; it is happening...

Education needs a bigger slice of the California budget

Michelle Olson

October 6, 2011

WARNING – Some of the following may sound familiar: increased class size, eliminated and downsized programs, reduced services on campus and delayed faculty hiring. As a result of budget cuts, SF State has felt these pains for...

ASI should keep students' best interests in mind

Michelle Olson

October 6, 2011

In May, SF State President Robert A. Corrigan approved a request to increase the student body association fee by almost 22 percent, which was voted upon by the students. Students are now required to pay $51 per semester. Associated...

Books becoming a thing of the past with the advent of technology

Natasha Artavia

October 3, 2011

Remember that public space that we used to travel to when we were kids? You know, a library. It's where physical books lined an endless sea of wooden and metal shelves, and a librarian would help you sort through the card catalog...

SF State missing conservative voice on campus

Xpress Staff

October 3, 2011

For a university that prides itself as being one of the most diverse schools in the country, Republicans have become quite the endangered species on a liberal SF State campus. In fall 2010 the College Republicans, the official Universi...

Troy Davis execution demonstrates failings of capital punishment

Brittney Barsotti

September 27, 2011

Twitter exploded Wednesday night with #riptroydavis hashtags and cries of outrage that continued after the news that Troy Davis had been declared dead via lethal injection. This execution brings the flaws of our judicial system ...

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