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,...

College merger comes with consequences

Xpress Staff

April 26, 2011

When final exams end in less than a month and students begin relaxing for the summer, SF State's academic landscape will begin a drastic transformation. President Robert A. Corrigan announced April 22 that the University is...

Competition keeps NBA players dedicated

Chris Ternate

April 26, 2011

On a list of growing disappointments that result from crushing budget deficits, a lack of jobs and an overall shaky economy, the last thing we'd want to include on that list would be sports. Yet in the last 10 years, American...

Welcome to capitalism, Cuba

Chris Haire

April 19, 2011

There are few constants in global politics: American imperialism,  Israeli-Palestinian tensions - and the Castro brothers ruling Cuba. The latter, however, may soon change. And for the first time in the more than five decades since the revolution, capitalism could slowly materialize without the admis...

Bible in need of gender-neutral language

Audrey Arthur

April 19, 2011

In the beginning, God created a glorious being called Adam, man, and when he got bored he scrounged up the leftovers and made some chick named Eve. According to Genesis, Eve really screwed up the whole humanity game one day when...

Criticism on clothing should not veil rights of Muslim women

Jessica Heller

April 13, 2011

Living in San Francisco, one becomes accustomed to certain individual rights. But in France, one of the birthplaces of fashion as expression, Muslim women can no longer exercise their right to wear a niqab, or a full veil. We...

Online dating gives college students new hormonal outlet

Sara Donchey

April 12, 2011

College students have to fight for their right to get their freak on. Talks of deficits, budget cuts, and delayed graduation times seem to have replaced water cooler chatter of who did who in the third floor bathrooms of Mary...

Sex without a username

Al Scott

April 12, 2011

"Cute guy with a white shirt and grey zip-up on. You're sitting with two girls at a table against the well. You have a cute smile! (: We keep making eye contact, would love to talk to you sometime." This is a prime example of...

New pitching helmet should be acknowledged as life saver

Juan Martinez

April 12, 2011

Parents, fear no more. The sound of a ball striking an aluminum bat will no longer be as frightening. In the game of baseball, when these two solid objects collide, parents worry and turn their heads. The reason is because during...

Bats best used on field, not parking lot

John Blomster

April 6, 2011

Last Thursday heralded the dawn of the 2011 baseball season and, with it, the reconvening of arguably the most storied and bitter rivalry in professional sports. This year’s first confrontation between the San Francisco Giants...

In Japan, it is once again, man versus nature

Christine Tjandra

April 5, 2011

Japan is not a novice when dealing with earthquakes. The country is so well-prepared in case one strikes that even elementary students are knowledgeable about emergency procedures. But this recent occurrence is different. The...

Republicans deny higher education and voters voice

Xpress Staff

April 5, 2011

California’s higher education is at a crucial juncture. The budget crisis facing the California State University system is well-documented: a potential $500 million cut to its 2011-12 budget, ever-increasing tuition and a total...

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