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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...

Freshman artist illustrates social inequality

Odessa Blackmore, freshman art major at SF State, paints in her dorm room in Mary Ward Hall Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Blackmore said she tries to bring awareness to the Black Lives Matter movement through her art. (Imani Miller / Xpress)

Ashley Bowen
October 21, 2015
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Odessa Blackmore, an 18-year-old freshman at SF State, said she was walking down Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland early one summer morning when she learned that a black man had been shot by police. According to neighbors near the scene, the man had passed out in his car with a handgun and refused to get...

Student rally draws attention to social injustices

Spencer Pulu, 23, Race & Resistance Dance Major, performs his dance piece

Chantel Carnes
October 20, 2015
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Associated Students, Inc.'s Project Connect organized a SPEAK OUT rally Tuesday at noon in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The rally was organized to allow student organizations to speak out about various social issues, according to Project Connect intern Lashawnda Rainey, 21. “This event was ...

Protest sparks action from President Wong

SF State Real Food Challenge member Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, a third year communications and geography major, speaks about pouring rights during the Speak Out rally in Malcom X Plaza on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. ( Joel Angel Juárez / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
October 20, 2015
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Associated Students, Inc. will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at Malcolm X Plaza to discuss a potential pouring rights agreement at SF State, according to Liana Derus from the Environmentally Concerned Organization of Students. The meeting comes after a student protest...

ASI votes to keep current funding model for historic organizations

Associated Students, Inc. board of directors vote against decreasing current funding for historical organizations at SF State Wednesday, Oct.14. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
October 15, 2015
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In a unanimous decision, Associated Students, Inc. voted against a previous motion to decrease funding for historical organizations Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall. SF State historic organizations currently receive a total of $85,000 in funding each year for events. After a two-week debate...

Protest erupts during Coca-Cola pouring rights forum

Students oppose the sale of pouring rights at SF State by disrupting a town hall meeting  with Coca-Cola, a potential company that may begin supplying all beverages on campus Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
October 14, 2015
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More than 30 students protested against SF State's potential pouring rights agreement with Coca-Cola Co. at the J. Paul Leonard Library Wednesday. The protesters demanded better communication from the University moving forward with the agreement, citing a lack of shared governance at SF State. “We...

Delay in voting decision creates tension between ASI & historical organizations

Associated Students, Inc. board of directors dialogue with students during historical organizations & finance committee meeting held by ASI at Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday, Oct. 5. (Qing Huang/Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
October 6, 2015
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The Associated Students, Inc. Finance Committee addressed concerns regarding the group's allocation of funds Monday, after growing criticism for a proposal that would reduce budgets for historic campus groups. “After sitting in the meeting, I can see the board blaming (historical organizations)...

SF State historical organizations speak out against ASI funding cuts

SF State student, Metzali Andrade, speaks against funding cuts during a public comment section on Associated Students, Inc. board meeting at Jack Adams Hall at SF State Wednesday, Sept. 30. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
September 30, 2015
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Tensions between long-standing student organizations and the Associate Students, Inc. Board of Directors grew high during a meeting in Jack Adams Hall Wednesday after a proposal to decrease funding for historic groups. ASI former Vice President of Finance Marco Fuentes said he is furious about the...

Empowerment of Middle Eastern women captured in photography showcase

SF State alumnus Shoky Monfared and photographer Golnaz Shahmirzadi discuss an art piece from the

Ashley Bowen
September 26, 2015
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Onlookers gazed deeply into the eyes of a Middle Eastern woman, a vividly tattooed arm peeking out from under her finely detailed garment. Forty-three other images joined the photograph, decorating the white walls of the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Each...

New sustainability calculator encourages green dining

Amir Sahit sorts through waste during a waste audit demonstration at the Vendors Sustainability Project Launch in SF State's Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday, Sept. 23. (James Chan / Xpress)

Allison Michie
September 23, 2015
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[slideshow_deploy id='67844'] The Real Food Challenge partnered up with Associated Students, Inc. to introduce an assessment calculator developed by the RFC at the Vendor Sustainability Project Wednesday at a launch party in Malcolm X Plaza. The calculator was created by RFC, a student-run branch...

Taser plan sparks mixed reaction

CSU Police logo at the SF State University Police, September 2, 2015. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

Renee Abu-Zaghibra and Avery Peterson
September 16, 2015
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Campus police must undergo 36 hours of training before the University provides them with Tasers, according to a Statewide University Police Association official. Campus police won't be allowed to touch or hold a Taser until they complete an eight hour training class according to Jeff Solomon, the...

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