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Kehlani to perform at SF State festival

Adrian Pintor
April 11, 2016
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SF State will host its sixth-annual "Rhythms Music Festival" – where students will get a thrilling insight to the music industry with one music symposium, two music competitions, a live concert featuring American R&B singer Kehlani and a free casino night – from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April...

Video of Student Center confrontation fuels cultural appropriation controversy

Cory Goldstein (left) and Bonita Tindle (right) shown in a video posted on YouTube Monday, Mar. 28. (Nicholas Silvera via YouTube)

Kelsey Lannin and Miranda Bolar
March 29, 2016
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A confrontation between two SF State students caught on video in the Cesar Chavez Student Center went viral Monday. The argument centered around whether a white person wearing dreadlocks constitutes cultural appropriation. Around 4 p.m. in the SF State Student Center, Associated Students, Inc. intern and photography ma...

UPDATED: Video of Student Center argument goes viral

Reid Cammack
March 29, 2016
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A video of an argument between two people in the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center started gaining traction online Monday. The video, titled "SFSU 2016 - Campus employee assaults white student for 'cultural appropriation,'" shows the student, Cory Goldstein, arguing with Associated S...

Ethnic Studies controversy surfaces at town hall meeting

SF State President Leslie E. Wong, left, dialogues with student Sophia Wenzel, right, a studio art major, about funding for the College of Ethnic Studies during a town hall meeting held at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Monday, March 28, 2016. (Qing Huang/Xpress)

Jordan Vail
March 28, 2016
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[slideshow_deploy id='71308'] Students from the College of Ethnic Studies lined up to air their grievances with President Leslie E. Wong during a tense town hall meeting Monday. President Wong, who was joined by Academic Senate Chair Troi Carleton, used the meeting to talk about the importance...

UPDATE: Provost denies request to sign list of student demands

UPDATE: Provost denies request to sign list of student demands

Ahalya Srikant and Jeremy Porr
March 17, 2016
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[slideshow_deploy id='71176'] “Our education is our liberation!” read a vibrant yellow sign held up by students as they stormed the quad and marched directly to the front of the Administration Building. Provost Sue Rosser refused to sign a list of demands presented to her by students of the Co...

Student band opens rock concert

White Skies, a student-run band, plays at The Depot Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (Pablo Caballero / Xpress)

Adrian Pintor
February 20, 2016
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What at first seemed to be a no-show quickly turned around as The Depot filled up, drawing a crowd of 30 to 40 people as White Skies prepared for their show Thursday night. White Skies, a five-member student band, performed as an opening act on Thursday night at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Stude...

SF State to potentially cut College of Ethnic Studies budget

Jeremy Porr
February 18, 2016
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Faculty in the College of Ethnic Studies were informed in a meeting this morning about upcoming budget cuts that would drastically reduce the amount of classes available to students for the upcoming fall semester. Shannon Deloso, the Ethnic Studies representative for Associated Students, Inc., attended...

EROS provides safe space for sexual health education

A variety of books ranging from fiction and erotica to sex education are available for students by EROS, an Associated Students, Inc. program at SF State created to teach students about safe sex in San Francisco, CA on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (Xpress/Alex Kofman)

Ashley Bowen
February 9, 2016
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Located on the terrace level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexuality provides a safe space for students. Inside their quaint office space, free condoms, internal condoms, dental dams and gloves are sorted into small bins for students to take. A tall...

Student voice must be at the forefront of change

Xpress Editors
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion

President Leslie E. Wong announced that a pouring rights agreement would not be settled Nov. 19 to a bevy of students and faculty members in the Seven Hills Conference Center. The response from those in attendance was clear: Thanks for making the right decision, but include us in the conversation ...

SF State prepares for heated pouring rights discussion

ASI Senior Program Advisor Muata Kenyatta (left) speaks to Real Food Challenge members An Bui (middle), a fourth year geography and history major, and Eden Edell (right), a third year environmental science major, regarding UCorp's proposed exclusive pouring rights partnership with SF State in the quad Wednesday October 21, 2015. (Joel Angel Juárez / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
November 17, 2015
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The campus community is preparing for a heated debate as students, faculty and staff get ready to meet with President Leslie E. Wong and the Pouring Rights Review Committee Nov. 19 to discuss whether SF State should sign a pouring rights agreement. “We pride ourselves on our students’ pa...

Mashouf Wellness Center plans for spirituality and sustainability

Mashouf Wellness Center, SF State's new recreational center, is under construction Tuesday Nov. 10, 2015. Building construction is proposed to begin mid-December, according to Jordan James-Harvill the Associated Students, Inc.vice president of facilities and services. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Brian Grabianowski
November 10, 2015
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SF State's Associated Students, Inc. hosted a town hall meeting to present the progress of the new Mashouf Wellness Center construction to students Monday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Mashouf Wellness Center will be a venue for recreational activity at SF State and is slated for...

Former mayor reflects on his time at SF State

Former mayor reflects on his time at SF State

Isabella Ohlmeyer
November 6, 2015
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The seats of Seven Hills Conference Center were packed Wednesday as students and faculty gathered to listen to SF State alumnus and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss his experience as a student at SF State. "This school was a golden opportunity for me," said Brown, who spoke as part...

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