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Arab Israeli citizen shares minority experience with SF State

Guadalupe González
October 29, 2013
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In an underground conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, a normally controversial man almost went unnoticed. At previous events where he has spoken, pro-Palestinian protestors have burst out in defiance, but Oct. 28, Ishmael Khaldi spoke to a small crowd of 15 students with no disruptions. Khaldi...

SF State hosts week of free Halloween events

Jasmin Taylor
October 22, 2013
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Oct. 25 Costume Dodgeball Tournament Friday, Oct. 25, Campus Recreation will host a costume dodgeball tournament in Gym 100 at 6 p.m. Though the entry deadline for teams has passed, students can watch teams compete. Source: Student Life at SF State Oct. 25 Nightmare on Holloway A Halloween-themed ...

SF State’s Voice competition begins with blind auditions

SF State's Voice competition begins with blind auditions

Shawn Whelchel
October 8, 2013
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The set in Jack Adams Hall may not have been an exact replica of the major Hollywood production, but the talent on display during the blind auditions round at SF State's Voice competition showed that there are stars in our midst. The Student Life Activities Board hosted the University's take on NBC's ...

SF State, friends and family remember Justin Valdez at candlelight vigil

SF State, friends and family remember Justin Valdez at candlelight vigil

Chris Sanchez
September 27, 2013
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[set_id=72157635960529643] SF State students, professors, friends and family met to remember recently deceased student Justin Valdez at a candlelight vigil yesterday night atop Cesar Chavez Student Center. “He was fearless. He didn't fear life,” said Valdez’s older sister Jessica Labidi. ...

9/24-10/1 SF State news briefs

Jasmin Taylor
September 24, 2013
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Special Education credential program receives grant The U.S. Department of Education will provide SF State with a grant to aid students who want to become early childhood special educators, a career that is in demand. The 1.2 million dollar grant will aid the Careers and Inclusive Resources Relate...

SF State opens Office of Sustainability

SF State opens Office of Sustainability

Bradley Focht
September 17, 2013
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[set_id=72157635367610247] This summer SF State advanced toward San Francisco's goal of exporting zero waste with the addition of the Office of Sustainability. Formerly a part of the Physical Planning Department, the office has taken on new importance this summer as it works to improve the University's...

Rush Week potentials check out frats and sororities

Rush Week potentials check out frats and sororities

Bradley Focht
September 4, 2013
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[set_id=72157635298134109] During the first few weeks of the semester, the Quad in front of Malcolm X Plaza becomes an impromptu field party taken over by the Greek community's Rush Week. These weeks are for curious students of all grades to look into joining an SF State Greek sorority or fraternity...

Bay Bridge closes for rest of holiday weekend

Bay Bridge closes for rest of holiday weekend

Coburn Palmer
August 28, 2013
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The San Francisco Bay Bridge will be closed this week from Wednesday night at 8 p.m. until Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. causing traffic nightmares for residents and SF State students commuting to school across the Bay. The closure during Labor Day weekend is part of the $6.4 billion project to replace ...

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

SF Commune activists protest dorm arrests at SF State

Coburn Palmer
May 17, 2013
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[HTML7] [HTML6] SF Commune activists and SF State students gathered at Malcolm X Plaza today in protest of "police brutality" during the removal and arrest of six non-residents from Mary Ward Hall last night. The group of approximately 50 protesters held signs that read "End Police Brutality" and "SFPD U...

Alcatraz exhibit highlights Native American history

Alcatraz exhibit highlights Native American history

Xpress Staff
May 1, 2013
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By Lulu Orozco The opening celebration of the historic American Indian occupation exhibit “We Are Still Here” echoed through the walls of Alcatraz Island, where occupation veterans, historians and university alumni gathered to give visibility to all native people April 28. “A lot of people just see ...

SF State Muslim community quells media driven stereotypes

SF State Muslim community quells media driven stereotypes

Brian Rinker
May 1, 2013
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Soon after the bombing of the Boston marathon, the world saw gruesome photos of the bombing victims with blast wounds, melted clothing and lost limbs. People wanted to know what happened and who was responsible. When SF State student and biology major, Yaman Ahmen, 24, and member of the Muslim Student Association at SF State first heard about the bombing he ...

UpCycling exhibition displays waste transformed into art

UpCycling exhibition displays waste transformed into art

Lovelie Faustino
April 10, 2013
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Tablecloths as dresses, wire hangers as a lighting fixture and leftover scraps of lumber used to build a stool may look like ordinary do-it-yourself projects, but together they make up SF State’s latest exhibition working to inspire students to partake in a new trend of recycling — upcycling. Upcycling is a term used to describe the process of ...

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