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Limited resources for GWAR classes stunt students' progress

Limited resources for GWAR classes stunt students' progress

Lisa Carmack
February 5, 2013
Filed under News, Sports

The shock of being told you don't have the prerequisites for a crucial class is a feeling many students are familiar with. For Dylan Phillipy, a kinesiology senior, missing prerequisites meant losing his financial aid. Consequently, Phillipy may not be able to attend SF State at all this semester. "If I ...

CCSF accreditation requirements put students on edge

Joe Fitzgerald
February 5, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

*See infographic here City College of San Francisco student Mireya Leon graduated from high school only a few months ago, but she already has a dream: Transferring to SF State to study music therapy. “I want to heal people with my music,” Leon said. “Music has the power to make people feel better...

SF State leads California public university system with affordable education, efficient administration

Vikram Singh
December 14, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

California’s state plan for public education promises college students affordable higher education, but a steady decrease in state funding for the past 50 years threatens that promise. In fact, 81 percent of  Californians say that California's public university regents and trustees are not doing...

Children's Campus spreads holiday cheer with toy drive

Michele Bird
December 4, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

‘Tis the season for finals and tuition payments as the holiday season begins and the end of the year draws near. As students, faculty and staff prepare to close the semester, holiday spirit is emerging all over SF State. The Children’s Campus is getting in the spirit of the season and recently teamed up ...

Career center staff decreases may result in reduced student services

Charlotte Boudesteijn
November 14, 2012
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The Student Involvement and Career Center at SF State had nine staff members and one manager in 2008. Four years later, only one counselor remains to assist more than 30,000 students. The center was organized to help students with a future career, but a lot of services for students might get lost. ...

Prop. 30 to benefit students with tuition rollback, rebate

Charlotte Boudesteijn
November 14, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

As a student who uses federal and state loans to pay for his education, Aaron Fisher tracked the passage of Proposition 30 throughout election night. “Prop. 30 was a ‘pass or doomsday’ proposition for me,” Fisher, a political science major at SF State, said. “I’m glad that the (Californ...

Voters likely to pass Prop. 30

Kale Williams
November 7, 2012
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Victory for Proposition 30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure intended to prevent massive cuts in state funding to education — looked likely Tuesday night as votes continued to be counted. If passed, Prop. 30 would raise an estimated $6.8 billion in additional tax revenue, according to the Legislativ...

First-time voters at SF State gear up for election

Xpress Staff
October 31, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

By Danielle Steffenhagen and Noemy Mena Chris Limon, who comes  from a family of undocumented immigrants, is proud to be voting for the first time in this election after realizing he could vote on issues regarding citizenship. Limon, an SF State junior and registered Democrat, started out somewhat...

Lack of on-campus housing perpetuates SF State's commuter campus label

Xpress Staff
October 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion

College is a time when kids who have lived their entire lives under their parent’s roof get to finally explore their independence. It’s a time when students get to reinvent themselves and exert their autonomy. So imagine the disappointment that students feel when they realize that instead of moving...

College of Ethnic Studies honor community leaders at 43rd anniversary

Laura Savage
October 8, 2012
Filed under News

The College of Ethnic Studies celebrated its 43rd anniversary by honoring six community leaders and five SF State student leaders on Oct. 7 at Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant in San Francisco. Attendees were treated to live jazz by a quartet, solos by Lawrence Beaman from America’s Got...

California State University names Timothy P. White as new chancellor

Brad Wilson
October 4, 2012
Filed under News

UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White has been named the newest chancellor of the California State University System. Charles B. Reed officially announced his retirement earlier this year in May after 14 years of service. “I am humbled to have been chosen to lead the California State University...

Gator women's volleyball snatches lead in CCAA conference standings

Gator women's volleyball snatches lead in CCAA conference standings

Rochelle Romero
October 4, 2012
Filed under Sports

Taking down a top contender was the agenda Wednesday night as the SF State women's volleyball team defeated Sonoma State in five sets to claim first place in conference play. Sonoma State recently improved to a No. 22 ranking last weekend only to succumb to SF State in a hard fought battle. The vi...

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