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Faculty space to reopen after 10-year hiatus

The Franciscan Building, built in December 1962, before it was demolished in 2005 to make space for the a new addition to the J. Paul Leonard Library, where the University Club had a restaurant and lounge for SF State employees and faculty. (Photo Courtesy of Joseph O. Diaz)

Genesis Chavez-Caro
December 2, 2015
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong donated $100,000 this year to bring back the University Club on campus, according to the Campus Memo. The University Club was a restaurant and lounge for SF State employees designed to increase collaboration and foster a greater sense of community, according...

Graffiti artists fight for expression in the public domain

Muralist David Hyde poses for a portrait in front of of his mural Asian Pacific islanders “infinite tree of life” on the side of the Cesar Chavez building at SF State Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. (Angelica Williams / Xpress)

Cody Wright
November 17, 2015
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On the north side of 19th and Holloway avenues, several large graffiti pieces were buffed off of the stone wall, leaving behind blurry streaks of blue spray paint. Just across the street, two more pieces peeked out from behind the overgrown brush. For street artists like SF State student Haidar...

SF State alumnus Danny Glover speaks at College anniversary

Danny Glover, actor, activist and SF State alumnus, talks to the audiences during The College of Ethnic Studies' 46th Anniversary Celebration at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Sunday, Nov. 8. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Tyler Primas and Chantel Carnes
November 9, 2015
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Actor, activist and SF State alumnus Danny Glover spoke about community activism and his experiences as an actor Saturday at noon in Jack Adams Hall as part of the College of Ethnic Studies' 46th Anniversary Celebration. Glover, who is best known for his leading roles in movies like the Lethal Weapon series...

ASI pouring rights meeting cancelled

Linda Karlsson
October 21, 2015
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The Associated Students Inc. town hall meeting to discuss the pouring rights agreement scheduled for Wednesday noon has been cancelled, according to ASI President Phoebe Dye. The topic will be discussed during the regular public ASI meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, according...

Empowerment of Middle Eastern women captured in photography showcase

SF State alumnus Shoky Monfared and photographer Golnaz Shahmirzadi discuss an art piece from the

Ashley Bowen
September 26, 2015
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Onlookers gazed deeply into the eyes of a Middle Eastern woman, a vividly tattooed arm peeking out from under her finely detailed garment. Forty-three other images joined the photograph, decorating the white walls of the Associated Students, Inc. Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Each...

KSFS embraces the chaos of a new semester

Megan Maurer, general manager of KSFS radio station interviews Circa Waves (L to R) Joe Falconer and Kioran Shudall during her radio show on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Creative Arts building at SF State. (Angelica Williams / Xpress)

Ashley Bowen
September 22, 2015
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The walls of the KSFS radio station at SF State are covered with graffiti, a long-standing tradition carried on by students looking to make their mark. A large sign showcasing their slogan, “Embrace the chaos,” is tacked onto the wall. It is a sentiment that Jeff Jacoby, advisor and associate...

University progresses on path to discounted transit passes

Passengers enter the Inbound M train on 19th Ave. and Holloway Tuesday, April 14. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

Ida Mojadad
April 15, 2015
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The commute from Fairfax to campus costs linguistics major Alexander Williams $6 each way, and compounded over dozens of trips every semester, the expense has become a strain for which he would welcome assistance. SF State students and administration have discussed implementing a transit pass...

University Corporation seeks replacement for Asia Express vendor

Jennah Feeley
April 4, 2015
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University Corporation released a Request For Proposals April 3 inviting businesses to apply for tenancy in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The RFP process will determine which business takes over the lease for current proprietors Frank and Shally Meng, who operate Asia Express on the lower lev...

Forum to prepare campus for potential changes in Latino community

Ruben Canedo, research and mobilization coordinator at UC Berkeley, asks Estela Bensimon a question after her presentation at the Latinos in Higher Education forum Friday, Feb. 27. (Drake Newkirk / Xpress)

Julius Rea
March 3, 2015
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Northern California college students, faculty and staff determined ways to improve the university environment for the Latino community during The Latina/o Students in Higher Education forum Feb. 27. The focus of the forum was to prepare the campus for potential institutional and infrastructure c...

Band’s impromptu show a big hit in Malcolm X Plaza

SF State students Andrew Harley, Trevor Ramirez and Alec Kersenboom freestyle a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and R&B in the Malcolm X Plaza at SF State after they performed at the open mic in the Depot on Thursday Feb 5, 2015. Photo by: Emma Chiang

Peter Snarr
February 11, 2015
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Psychedelic sounds reverberated through the air Thursday night as student passersby were drawn to Malcolm X Plaza where a musical trio spontaneously started to jam. The unnamed group, comprised of freshman Alec Kersenboom, freshman Andrew Harley and junior Trevor Ramirez, played improvised ps...

University should focus on healthier food options, not Panda Express

Patrons line up to order food at the Panda Express in the Stonestown shopping mall Tuesday January 27, 2015.

Nicole Paradise
January 28, 2015
Filed under Opinion

SF State students may soon be a short walk away from dining at the nation's leader in Chinese fast food if a deal between University Corporation and Panda Express brings the restaurant into the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. I know I love a fresh plate of Panda Express’ orange chicken...

ASI board attempts to slow Panda Express deal

Jennah Feeley
January 23, 2015
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Associated Students Inc. moved to pump the brakes on a vendor deal between SF State and Panda Express during its board meeting Wednesday with a resolution urging University Corporation to postpone negotiations with the company until Feb. 19. The board hopes to establish a vendor services advisory...

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