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Students First generates private donations for SF State students

Students First generates private donations for SF State students

Jessica Schimm
September 26, 2012
Filed under News

Additional funding for a college student can mean the difference between focusing on academics and procuring financial security by means of extra work. The Students First campaign is trying to lessen the financial burden for students by providing scholarships made up from private donations. Robert Nava,...

SF State community pushes for on-campus polling location

SF State community pushes for on-campus polling location

Kevin Skahan
September 25, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

For freshman Jasmine Ponce de Leon, this presidential election is a big deal. Not only will it be her first time voting, but her father's as well. Ponce de Leon, who lives on campus, originally planned on making the six-hour trek home to Carson, Calif. to vote because she was confused about where she ...

SF State sports clubs scrape by amid budget crunch

SF State sports clubs scrape by amid budget crunch

Rochelle Romero
September 25, 2012
Filed under Sports

Many club sports at SF State are struggling to maintain regular practice spaces and must now devise ways to function with insufficient money. President of the ice hockey club, Andrew Bensch is looking forward to returning to the ice, but money has become the ultimate barrier for his team. With no money flowing into th...

Welcoming SF State's shift of focus to athletics

Xpress Staff
September 20, 2012
Filed under Opinion

SF State is awash with athletic gear. On a short stroll through campus you’ll encounter hats and shirts supporting the Giants, A’s, Raiders, 49ers and even the lowly Warriors. It doesn’t take a detailed statistical analysis to show that this campus isn’t known for its athletic prowess. With...

SF State strives to dispel commuter campus label

SF State strives to dispel commuter campus label

Brad Wilson
September 19, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

When classes end for the day, students are often overwhelmed by an urge to leave campus right away and get home. The sense of urgency these students feel is part of what has led to SF State’s designation as a commuter campus, but times are changing. Administration is implementing new ways to encourage...

SF State to debut community garden during Sustainability Day Oct. 24

Erin Dage
September 19, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

The lot behind Hensill Hall at SF State has been many things — a softball field, a construction site for the campus fuel cell and now the site of a community garden. The community garden, dubbed the Campus Community Farm, will debut Oct. 24 during Sustainability Day, a campus-wide event put on by SF...

SF State VP of student affairs and dean of students Penny Saffold retires

Heather Ito
September 14, 2012
Filed under News

UPDATE 7:30 p.m., Sept. 17: SF State president Leslie E. Wong said Volkert is a dependable person to fill in for Saffold's position. "All are in agreement that Dr. Jo Volkert will be a highly capable interim VP, and we are fortunate to have her in this role," Wong said in an email. According to Wong, Saffold...

An SF State student's disappointment with dissolution of language programs

Angela Raiford
September 13, 2012
Filed under Opinion

In 2010, more than 14 million people all over the world were learning to speak German, according to statistics published by Netzwerk Deutsch. I took my first German language course in Spring 2010. The room was bustling with bad German rap, umlauts in all the wrong places and kids trying to fill their...

It's time for SF State to come together as a community

Xpress Staff
September 2, 2012
Filed under Opinion

SF State can seem somewhat socially fractured at first glance. Every week, tens of thousands of students travel to campus from every corner of the Bay Area — and sometimes beyond — go to classes, then return home, leaving behind a school that struggles to define itself as a community. Some of u...

SF State bookstore makes shift for profit after 58 years

SF State bookstore makes shift for profit after 58 years

Brad Wilson
August 29, 2012
Filed under News

For the first time in 58 years, the SFSU Bookstore has gone from a nonprofit to being managed by Follett Higher Education Group, a family owned corporation. The University will maintain ownership of the Bookstore while Follett is used as a contractor for management. Every year a percentage of the total...

Xpress welcomes the new SF State president

Xpress Staff
May 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Leslie E. Wong of Northern Michigan University was appointed as SF State's new president yesterday. While Wong is sure to be inundated with suggestions on how to best fill the shoes of the long-serving President Corrigan, Xpress thought we would throw our two cents into the conversation: Welcome! T...

New SF State president looking forward to student engagement

New SF State president looking forward to student engagement

Kale Williams
May 10, 2012
Filed under News

Dr. Leslie Wong is trading the snowy winters of the northern Michigan peninsula for the foggy summers of San Francisco as the incoming president of SF State. Wong, 62, who prefers to be called Les, has served as president of Northern Michigan University since 2004, and was originally drawn to San F...

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