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Students to rely on tipping to make ends meet

A tip jar is left on the counter at a Starbucks coffee shop on Monday, September 4, 2017. (Kayleen Fonte/Golden Gate Xpress)

Carlee Carter
September 18, 2017
Filed under Life

SF State students in the foodservice industry rely on the voluntary, and often paltry, tips people pay in exchange for service to cover the rent. Tipping is a delicate subject in the U.S. because it’s a large part of the culture and economy – especially in regards to food services. Normal tipping...

Will Parkmerced’s construction spell bad news for students?

A view of Park Merced housing near San Francisco State University on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Golden Gate Xpress)

Garrett Bergthold
August 30, 2017
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** This story was originally printed with information that stated that the new Creative Arts building would include housing and retail. The correct information is that there is a new Creative Arts building and a new housing building separately slated for construction. This change has been made in the stor...

New Depot management aims for students outreach

Joaquin Vasquez-Duran poses for a portrait in the depot at San Francisco State on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Golden Gate Xpress)

Shahni Ben-Haim
August 23, 2017
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Associated Students, Inc. has welcomed a new manager for The Depot this year in an untraditional way. Instead of promoting the past assistant manager to manager, ASI has hired Joaquin Vasquez-Duran, a recent transfer student, to the position. Because last year’s management team, Nilo Amiri and...

SF State students wary of approved CSU tuition hike

Students spell out “NO HIKES” with their bodies in the Malcom X Plaza in opposition of the tuition price hikes at SF State on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in San Francisco Calif.. (Mason Rockfellow/Xpress)

Gracie Ngo
March 29, 2017
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Many SF State students are worried about the future and affordability of their education after the California State University system Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition hike, despite systemwide student protests. Associated Students Inc. encouraged students to write testimonials and take...

ASI inspires students to fight against tuition increase

Associated Students Inc. gives out information at a demonstration against proposed tuition hikes at Malcolm X Plaza at SF State in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Aaron Levy-Wolins/Xpress)

Lea Fabro
March 20, 2017
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Associated Students Inc. collected testimonials from students at Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday to reject a tuition increase proposed for the fall semester. “This is crunch time,” said Celia LoBuono Gonzalez, ASI’s vice president of external affairs. “We really need students to step up and speak...

ASI partners up with SF-Marin food bank to help feed hungry students

Allyson Borunda (left), Boris Ümarik (middle) and Alyssa Llewllyn (right), inspect and sort produce for the first food pantry at SF State. Associated Students Incorporated will be distributing food for students in need at the Library Annex I Student Event Center starting Monday February 27, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif. (Alina Castillo/Xpress)

Lea Fabro
March 4, 2017
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Associated Students Incorporated and the SF-Marin food bank launched a pop-up food pantry on campus to address food insecurity among students. ASI, which is in charge of the weekly farmers market in front of the Humanities building, has always been interested in finding ways to help eradicate food inse...

Dream Resource Center provides safe space for undocumented students

“Dream” light sign with a monarch butterfly at the Dream Resource Center at SF State on Feb. 7, 2017. Butterflies were a prominent decoration throughout the night. The butterfly has become a symbol of immigrant rights.
(Nicki McClelland/Xpress)

Nicki McClelland
February 10, 2017
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The SF State community celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Dream Resource Center in the Mary Park Lounge with food, refreshments, speeches and a spoken word performance Tuesday.   “It’s a beautiful thing, the celebration tonight. It’s a surreal thing,” said Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream C...

EROS celebrates 45 years of all-inclusive sex education

Illustration courtesy of Zappy's Safe Sex.

Nicki McClelland
February 5, 2017
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The Associated Students, Inc. Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality celebrated 45 years of all-inclusive sex education Wednesday. “EROS has always attempted to be true to their mission of providing judgement-free sexual health information and peer counseling,” said Director Reyna Agu...

Students and faculty struggle with the cost of campus food

Garrick Wong
December 9, 2016
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When the needle hits noon and the smell of bacon permeates the senses; flocks of students head for their favorite vendors at Cesar Chavez Student Center or food trucks at Hensill Hall. While waiting in line at Café Rosso, Luis Chavez waved his head back and forth trying to get a good gauge of the...

Students Rally against proposed tuition increase

SF State political science major Pat Racello speaks to the students through a megaphone about the 5 percent tuition increase in Malcolm X Plaza on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016.

Jason Rejali and Jeianne Baniqued
November 15, 2016
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A group of more than 30 students formed a circle at Malcolm X Plaza on Tuesday and shared the microphone and expressed concerns and poetry in protest of a possible five percent tuition increase. Students were notified about the CSU-wide tuition hike, effective fall 2017, by a campus-wide email fro...

Kink University shows students the ropes of BDSM

SF State’s Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality director Reyna Aguilar
(left) shows SF State computer science major Maya Chatman (center) how to perform a double limb rope bondage on pre-child adolescent development major Felicia Macedo
(right) during the Playing by the Ropes: Kink & Bondage 101 event in the Rosa Parks Conference Room on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (George Morin/Xpress)

Victor Verdugo
November 2, 2016
Filed under Life

  With a table full of ropes, belts and whips, a director from Kink University, introduced BDSM to a room of 23 students at the Cesar Chavez Student Center in a workshop called Playing by the Ropes: Kink & Bondage 101. The event was hosted by the Educational and Referral Organization for Sexu...

“Bite the Ballot” aims to register 3,000 students

“Bite the Ballot” aims to register 3,000 students

Katherine Minkiewicz
October 5, 2016
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The smell of sizzling tacos wafted through the air, as the sound of Buffalo Springfield’s ‘60s psychedelic rock song “For What It’s Worth” serenaded a crowd of about 40 at Malcolm X Plaza at the annual “Bite the Ballot!” voter registration event, Wednesday afternoon. The event, which con...

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