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SF State goes online for Fall 2020

SF State goes online for Fall 2020

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
May 12, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus, Latest

All 23 CSU campuses will go online for the Fall 2020 semester, announced California State University Chancellor Timothy White announced Tuesday during a CSU Board of Trustees meeting. Approximately one hour after White’s announcement, SF State President Lynn Mahoney emailed students elaborating...

Full interview with SF State President Mahoney about graduation, refunds and student housing

Full interview with SF State President Mahoney about graduation, refunds and student housing

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
April 20, 2020
Filed under Campus, Featured, Latest, Multimedia, News, Videos Over the last month SF State has seen drastic change, including the cancellation of face-to-face classes for Spring semester along with most on-campus facilities, the postponement of graduation, the push to evacuate students from on-campus housing and...

SF State student stuck in Ghana

SF State student stuck in Ghana

David Sjostedt, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2020
Filed under Coronavirus, Multimedia, News, Videos

Update March 27, 2020: California State University International Programs has informed Golden Gate Xpress that Halima Mahdee will be evacuated back to the United States tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates. Halima Mahdee, an SF State anthropology major, was studying abroad in Ghana when the COVI...

First confirmed COVID-19 case at SF State

Graphic by Catherine Stites

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
March 16, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus, Latest

SF State President Lynn Mahoney announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the SF State community Sunday night.  In a campus-wide email, Mahoney said she received confirmation of the case from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  The unnamed employee lived off campus and was l...

COVID-19 SF State timeline

COVID-19 SF State timeline

Catherine Stites
March 10, 2020
Filed under Campus, City, Coronavirus

January 21  - The first case of COVID-19 is confirmed in the United States.   January 30 - The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.   February 19  Passengers disembark the Diamond Princess in Japan where hundreds on the ship had tested positive for the virus. &...

SF State’s Housing Insecurity on a Rise

Kerasa Dimitrios Tsokas
January 28, 2020
Filed under Campus, Opinion

SF State Housing insecurity by Kerasa Tsokas “Struggling students” is no longer a phrase used to describe students that have difficulty learning in class. It now refers to a widespread situation among many SF State students that have to choose between their education and having a roof over their head. On Dec. 18, Interim Vice President Dr. Beth Hellwig sent out an email addressing the student body...

Novelist, SF State alumnus Ernest J. Gaines dies at 86

Sam Moore
November 19, 2019
Filed under Campus

Acclaimed novelist Ernest J. Gaines, who graduated from SF State in 1957 and went on to write some of this century’s most celebrated pieces of African American literature, died in his home on Nov. 5. He was 86. His death was announced by the Ernest J. Gaines Center, a center for scholarship on...

Former SF State instructor runs for mayor with pro-Trump agenda

Corey Browning
November 5, 2019
Filed under City

You may have seen the flyers floating around campus — bold red text, a photo of a woman in a red suit with slogans like “make San Francisco safe and clean” and “keep traditional family values” printed in both Chinese and English.  Perhaps you’ve seen the parade of cars driving arou...

SF State embraces throwback era play

Jimmy DeRogatis
November 5, 2019
Filed under Campus, Sports

Head coach Vince Inglima. Photo courtesy The San Francisco State Men’s basketball team is set to tip-off their season on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. against rival Academy of Art in San Rafael. The excitement surrounding this year’s team came when Head Coach Vince Inglima announce...

San Francisco wants a new soccer team, SF State students agree

Alonso Frias, Staff reporter
September 24, 2019
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The city of San Francisco will one day have its own professional soccer team. For the past three years there has been a new team added to the Major League Soccer in the US. San Francisco has the qualities, culture, and capability of having a team within the league.    In order to be eligible for an MLS franch...

Expansion of SF State’s Basic Needs Initiative launches permanent food pantry

Felicia Hyde
September 18, 2019
Filed under Campus, Food, Life

California State University recently expanded the Basic Needs Initiatives across all 23 campuses, allowing SF State to establish a permanent food pantry and provide students with alternative housing resources. SF State, as well as the other CSU campuses, have expanded their Basic Needs Initiatives...

New California Laws

David Mamaril Horowitz
September 18, 2019
Filed under City, Latest

California's legislature adjourned Sept. 13, leaving hundreds of bills awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom's final stamp of approval. The Xpress has covered three. Here’s a distillation of five more. Given Newsom’s signature, SB24 would require public university health centers to offer abortion medications beg...

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