Golden Gate Xpress

Stow Lake set for upgrade

Jennifer Terman
February 15, 2011
Filed under News

The tranquil waters of the Golden Gate Park landmark Stow Lake will undergo changes after a new concession lease for its neighboring boathouse goes into effect in mid-March. New tables, a new fleet of boats, and a change from a food stand to a small restaurant that serves locally-grown and sustainably produced options are all on the slate of upgr...

Gators hit off season with 5-1 victory

Sara Donchey
February 9, 2011
Filed under Sports

The SF State Gators baseball team opened their season Friday with a 5-1 win, out-pitching the 15th ranked Fresno Pacific Sunbirds. In his first game as a Gator, sophomore left-hander Steven Dea gave up just one run on five hits over seven innings while striking out four. Junior right-handed pitcher Matthew Cumm...

Board of Supervisors ban unsolicited Yellow Pages

Jennifer Terman
February 9, 2011
Filed under News

In an attempt to reduce both its ecological footprint and recycling costs, San Francisco is making efforts to curb the dissemination of unwanted phone directories. The Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Feb. 1 to ban the unsolicited distribution of Yellow Pages phone books for a three-year tr...

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

Xpress Staff
February 8, 2011
Filed under Opinion

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 housing, this is just an uncomfortable part of the getting-to-know-you process. Currentl...

SF State to host first Pride Prom on Friday

Eric Green
February 8, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

With gowns and tuxedos, corsages and silk ties, come Friday SF State students will have their day as royalty. Thanks to the Queer Alliance Organization, the Pride Committee and the University LGBT Club, “Everything Great About You,” SF State will be hosting its first-ever Pride Prom. On Feb. 11, t...

PODCAST: SF State Professor Dina Ibrahim discusses Egyptian conflict

asalazar
February 5, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

Click here to listen to Podcast by Aaron Salazar Two days before the waves of revolution reached the shores of the Nile River, Dina Ibrahim left her native country of Egypt to return to her teaching position at SF State. While Ibrahim, 35, was in Egypt during winter recess, Tunisian protesters org...

Utilities extension program brings construction to campus

Megan Taros
January 28, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

For many, it's been difficult to avoid the nearly 10-foot hole in front of the Café Rosso near the humanities building. Though the site may seem intimidating and troublesome, but it is nothing to fear. The exposed pipes within the hole are hot water lines, nothing deadly or dangerous. The projec...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Savings don’t add up

Xpress Staff
January 26, 2011
Filed under Opinion

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 College of Science and Engineering would combine with Health Sciences. Thi...

Senior Gator inspires young team

Alberto Penalva
January 25, 2011
Filed under Sports

Towering over her teammates, senior center Dominique Hunter leads the women's basketball team as the team's most experienced captain. Standing at 6 foot 1 inch, the tallest player on the team by three inches, Hunter serves as the source of inspiration and leadership as the only senior on the team. Then she's kn...

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