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Students look up to a better economic future

Jordan Kenny speaks with fellow SF State student Salma Alvarez about the national debt at SF State on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Up to Us is a student activist competition striving to raise awareness of the national debt, with a focus on finding nonpartisan solutions. (Travis Wesley/Golden Gate Xpress)

Brandon Lien
October 30, 2017
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SF State took part in the annual Up to Us competition, where students get to run a campaign on raising awareness about escalating national debt and how millennials can help to secure the economic future. This is the fifth year SF State has been a part of Up to Us.  The University is third in the countr...

SF State student loses school laptop in North Bay fires, was still expected to pay library fine

Lea Loeb
October 28, 2017
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It was just after 1 a.m. on Oct. 9 when Sierra Hinkle was woken up by police and told to evacuate her family’s Santa Rosa home. She could see the flames of the Tubbs fire climb up a nearby hill and move closer to her house every second. She left with only the clothes on her back and her cell phone...

Students find new ways to cover costs of tuition

Interactive map by Gabriela Cazares-Lopez

Gabriela Cazares-Lopez
October 23, 2017
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For most students, being admitted into the college of their choice can feel like a dream come true, but then comes the harsh reality: the expenses. Between tuition, housing and school supplies the dream of attending college can suddenly become financially daunting. This was the case for 19-yea...

Students return to fire country

Garrett Bergthold
October 17, 2017
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Yorleny Cristobal remembers the exact moment she learned her hometown was engulfed in flames last week. The criminal justice studies major was back home in Santa Rosa visiting family for the weekend when her mom burst into her room Monday morning with the news. “It was 3:23 a.m. I tried to g...

Two SF State students put together an art showcase to strengthen community

Africana studies and multimedia arts student, Lilith King-Smithson, curated a film screening, which included local filmmakers. Artists expressed activism through art and vending stations were set up to share their work at Heartspace in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Richard Lomibao/Golden Gate Xpress)

Gabriel Agurcia
October 16, 2017
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Art and activism were prevalent at a SF State student-curated show in the Mission District. Jules Retzlaff, a cinema major, and Lilith King-Smithson, an Africana studies and multimedia double major, put together their second art and social event at Heartspace, a community development center. Hearts...

SF State student recites poem at DACA rally

SF State student, Natalie Portillo performing political poem at DACA rally (Savannah Assi / Golden Gate Xpress).

Savannah Assi
September 7, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News “Everybody wants to be hood, see hood, live hood, rep hood, but still call the hood babies hoodrats as they feel distasteful at the thought of an alley with a sofa they claim we have so much in common with, you know? Since apparently we’re both abandoned.” Toward...

Students sue university

Students sue university

Brian Neumann
August 30, 2017
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[media-credit id=477 align="alignnone" width="800"][/media-credit] ***Clarification: A previous version of this article wrote that the University filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing the complaint. The correct phrasing is that the Unive...

Wellness center officially opens

SF State President, Leslie E. Wong and Manny Mashouf cut a ribbon during the Mashouf Wellness Center Grand Opening on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. (Mitchell Mylius/Golden Gate Xpress)

Christopher Norman W.
August 30, 2017
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The long-awaited grand opening of the Mashouf Wellness Center came to fruition Tuesday, Aug. 29 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and a series of distinguished speakers that included benefactor Manny Mashouf and SF State President Les E. Wong. The Wellness Center, which broke ground in 2015, was conceived...

Student voices heard through radio and music

KSFS Radio’s new general manager, Mae Powell, poses in the radio room at SF State on Friday, August 25, 2017 in San Francisco,Calif. (Oscar Rendon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Vitta Oliveri
August 29, 2017
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KSFS, a student-run radio station, has a new general manager who hopes to inspire student involvement and create a community of artists working toward their passions.   Mae Powell, 21, says she feels like she’s in her natural habitat when she sits in the radio room filled with vinyl records and c...

Title IX encourages SF State students to report on-campus sexual assault

Girls walk past a campus alert system near the soccer field at SF State on Monday, August 21, 2017. (Mason Rockfellow/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ian Williams
August 23, 2017
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SF State’s on-campus crime rate has increased by 43 percent, according to the latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Aug.11. The report, which includes data from 2013 to 2015, shows a general decrease in crime apart from the three exceptions responsible for the surge: a sharp increase in report...

URM science students face disparity despite higher graduation rate

Kana Yasuda
May 18, 2017
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SF State students continue to face a lack of diversity in science departments despite a recent increase in graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.   As the percentage of underrepresented minorities (URM) students graduating within six years in the College of Science and Engineeri...

Crossways pose threat to SF State students

Ian Williams
May 17, 2017
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Traffic accidents killed three people in San Francisco between April 28 and May 1. One victim, Meda Hacopian, 77, was killed while crossing Lake Merced Boulevard at Font Boulevard, the same intersection slated for SF State’s Mashouf Wellness Center. This junction is at the end of one of the ci...

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