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Xpress Yourself: What are students thankful for?

Xpress Yourself: What are students thankful for?

Marlyn Sanchez Nol and Nicolas Cholula November 24, 2021

With a year that turned the world on its axis, students were unexpectedly left to continue their college experience behind screens and away from life as they knew it. For some, this was goodbye to...

Students look through clothing at the Associated Students Environmental Resource Centers clothing swap in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Nov. 17. While the clothing was free, ERC members weighed what students took, to measure approximately how much clothing would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. (Morgan Ellis / Golden Gate Xpress)

Campus organizations host clothing swap to combat fast fashion

Morgan Ellis November 18, 2021

The Associated Students Environmental Resource Center hosted a purchase-free clothing swap in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Nov. 17, in an effort to combat environmental issues such as clothing waste...

South San Francisco Kaiser nurses picket outside the medical center on Nov. 10, 2021 to protest Kaiser’s new proposal, which the California Nurses Association called an home all alone patient dumping scheme. (Matthew Cardoza / Golden Gate Xpress)

Bay Area nurses rally against proposed Kaiser care plan

Matthew Cardoza, Copy Editor November 13, 2021

Update: As of Nov. 18, 2021, the southern California nurses union United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals reached an agreement with Kaiser Permanente averting a...

Dan Brown, an SF State senior, sits in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. As a transfer student, Dan switched majors and went from pursuing a degree in music to pursuing a biology degree once attending SF State. (Garrett Isley / Golden Gate Xpress)

Xpress Yourself: Students share what they wish they knew before coming to college

Garrett Isley and Paris Galarza November 3, 2021

College is a time of learning, both inside and outside the classroom. For some, it’s the first time they’re living on their own. But all students share a similar experience of taking the first...

An illustrated example of what an ofrenda or offering looks like for Día de Los Muertos. Its custom in certain parts of Mexico to have photos in remembrance of loved ones, marigold flowers and food or items that they enjoyed in life. (Sebastian Mino-Bucheli / Golden Gate Xpress)

Californians gather to heal, celebrate Día de los Muertos

November 2, 2021

Día de los Muertos, observed this year on Nov. 1 and 2, is a holiday of Mexican origin celebrating and commemorating the lives of deceased loved ones. After over a year marked by loss and hardship for...

The Monster in the Closet

The Monster in the Closet

Sebastian Mino-Bucheli and Anaïs-Ophelia Lino November 1, 2021

Welcome to Gator Talk, a collaborative CalState podcast that brings city and statewide perspectives to SF State news. This week, Xpress’ City News Editor takes over the episode for a Halloween special....

Xpress Yourself: SF State students share what theyve learned about the campus since reopening

Xpress Yourself: SF State students share what they’ve learned about the campus since reopening

Albert Gregory October 27, 2021

Following SF State campus shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, some classes have returned in person in Fall 2021, allowing some students to check out the school grounds for the first time.   The...

Nina Camp-Dailey, founder and owner of Flip N’ Trays Catering, fries freshly prepared lumpia to satisfy eager patrons at District Six’s 2021 Lumpia Palooza in the SoMa neighborhood on Oct. 23, 2021. Lumpia, a classic dish in Filipino food, are fried spring rolls with a thin and crispy skin rolled with a variety of savory or sweet fillings inside. (Morgan Ellis / Golden Gate Xpress)

Lumpia Palooza persists, despite heavy rainfall

Morgan Ellis October 25, 2021

In honor of Filipino American Heritage Month, District Six — a SoMa (South of Market) community multi-purpose space —  battled city-wide gloom and rain to host Lumpia Palooza over the weekend, a community...

John Takemura launches the ball on Oct. 21, 2021. Team MWC won the first round of dodgeball making them have the lead of 1-0. (Paris Galarza / Golden Gate Xpress)

Dodgeball returns, Squid Games arrive

Anaïs-Ophelia Lino October 22, 2021

A butterfly, an angel, and the contestants from “Squid Game” walk into the Mashouf Wellness Center volleyball court. They’re all here for the eleventh annual costume dodgeball tournament. After...

Almost almost famous: The Story of Ben Fong-Torres

Almost almost famous: The Story of Ben Fong-Torres

Sebastian Mino-Bucheli and Matthew Faludi October 22, 2021

Editor's note: Fong-Torres' early work was erroneously credited in this episode as a former writer for a phone book company. He has since clarified that he was editor for the phone book employee magazine. Welcome...

Chiva Pod: Herencia Playlist #3

Chiva Pod: Herencia Playlist #3

Sebastian Mino-Bucheli October 19, 2021

Welcome to Chiva Pod, a bilingual podcast for the Latinx community in the San Francisco Bay Area! It’s the tenth Day of Hispanic Heritage Month! Host Sebastian takes a different approach for stories...

A man raises his hands with others in prayer as the sun rises on Alcatraz Island on Oct. 11, 2021. The prayer was motivated to help bring in healing attributes to those within the gathering, as they spent the early morning reflecting on Indigenous history. (Samantha Laurey / Golden Gate Xpress)

Hundreds gather on Alcatraz to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Samantha Laurey and Chris Ramirez October 11, 2021

As the sun rose on Monday morning, hundreds of people traveled from across the state to Pier 33 to a sunrise gathering on Alcatraz Island, to commemorate both Indigenous People’s Day and reflect on...

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