Staff Editorial: Tasers – Use with care

Xpress Staff

February 10, 2011

When a police officer takes the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, they swear to have the courage to hold themselves accountable for their actions. But with such incidents as last month when an agitated man allegedly stabbed a San...

F-word considered unfashionable

Audrey Arthur

February 10, 2011

Generation Y has proved that women's rights are passé.  All that feminist squawking and arguing about things like domestic violence, equal pay and the impossible beauty standards enforced by the swindling mass media is useles...

"Birds and the Bees" talk gives a sting of embarrassment

Xpress Staff

February 8, 2011

The sex talk can be an awkward occasion, especially if you’re required to sign a contract about your individual sexual activity with your brand new roommate and overlooking resident assistant. For students living in University hous...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Not everyone counts

Xpress Staff

February 1, 2011

When San Francisco last conducted a citywide count of the homeless population in 2009, it concluded that there were 6,514 homeless people. By most accounts, however, that number was far from exact. The system by which the city arri...

Professional athletes need ethics too

Alberto Penalva

February 1, 2011

Congratulations are in order for the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Congratulations for making it to one of the biggest sporting events in the country. But not everyone going deserves that distinction, least of...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Savings don’t add up

Xpress Staff

January 26, 2011

In our Jan. 26 staff editorial, “Savings don’t add up,” there were several factual errors regarding the University Planning Advisory Council’s decision to downsize SF State from eight colleges to six. We stated that the...

Letter from the editor: [X]press changes its priorities

Kelsey Avers

January 26, 2011

[X]press Readers, I am pleased to welcome you to the first issue of the Golden Gate [X]press for the spring 2011 semester. My name is Kelsey Avers and I will be the editor-in-chief of this publication for this semester. Over...

STAFF EDITORIAL: UPAC packed with insufficiency

Xpress Staff

January 25, 2011

One million dollars may sound like a lot of money to the individual. But as a savings solution proposed to combat an existing $18 million SF State deficit or the estimated $32 million in additional funding cuts to the University...

Life with debt is better than life with no degree

Chase S. Kmec

January 22, 2011

Welcome to another semester at SF State. Only this time, the typical dread of ending the month-long winter holiday and going back to school should be the least of your worries. If you protested rising student fees and the lack...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Supervisors lacks courage

Xpress Staff

December 14, 2010

Time is money. And it seems City Hall has no problem wasting both. With Gavin Newsom now Lt. Gov.-elect, the city charter states that the board of supervisors chooses the new interim mayor. That was five weeks ago...and counting. The board of supervisors once a...

Going under the knife for 15 minutes of fame


December 13, 2010

American audiences are accustomed to enjoying other people's pain as a form of entertainment. Instead of the formulaic sitcoms that dominated through the '90s, television producers are opting for the cheap cast and largely static...

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