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Rappers turn out for The Depot’s Turn Up event

Get It Indy performs a song for the first time at the The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2014.

Hannah Mullins
October 31, 2014
Filed under Life, Multimedia

The Depot created quite a stir at SF State as quick-spitted words and deep beats echoed through the Cesar Chavez Student Center from a group of up-and-coming Bay Area rappers who gathered together to show students what the hip-hop culture has to offer. The group of diverse rappers graced the stage...

Campus is divided over support of controversial anti-sugar measure

Thursday, Sept. 25, Hospitality and tourism major Amanda Hoang decides on a drink between classes at Healthy U in the Cezar Chavez Student Center.

Chloe Johnson
September 27, 2014
Filed under News

If a tax measure on the November ballot passes, SF State students will soon pay an extra fee for their favorite sugary beverages. Measure E, authored by Supervisor Scott Wiener, would put a two-cents-per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in San Francisco including sodas, sports drinks and some juices. Diet drinks, natural...

Campus’ gaming community relish in Amazon’s recent Twitch purchase

Gaming fans engage in a strategic board game at the

Reuben Deveras
September 15, 2014
Filed under Life

Gaming just got a little more mainstream since Amazon Co. purchased a popular video game-streaming service last August, and is receiving mixed reviews from players at SF State and within the city itself. Gamers were both surprised and relieved when the major company purchased San Francisco-based service Twitch for $970 million. SF State t...

The Depot welcomes Trails and Ways, dot Vom, Bobey and Two Kings to the stage

Dot Vom plays to a full house at The Depot's Live Music event Friday night, Sept. 4, 2014.

Cecilia Abate
September 6, 2014
Filed under Life

The Depot is nestled next to the campus pub in a lower-level nook of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The location tucked away enough to avoid immediate overcrowding, but the lines for beer are often out the door and people are always milling around the venue to check out new music. This week, The...

The Depot kicks off the semester with musical performances, game nights and more

Taylor Michele Cottingim sings and plays guitar during The Depot's Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ryan Leibrich / Xpress

Cecilia Abate
September 1, 2014
Filed under Life

With the pressure of September academic demands settling in thick, new students will be pleased to find free, convenient fun just under their feet on campus. The Depot, as some fresh faces may not know, is SF State’s on-campus music venue, conveniently next to the pub and located on the lowest ...

Campus honors Greenwell’s involvement at SF State

Outgoing Dean of Students Joseph Greenwall hugs Tina Marie Rossi, the aquatic fitness and wellness coordinator, at a farewell event in his honor in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Center at SF State Tuesday, April 22. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress

Xpress Staff
April 23, 2014
Filed under News

Joseph Greenwell, the Dean of Students, will leave SF State after eight years of service April 30, to begin his new career at UC Berkeley in the fall. Greenwell was the first stand-alone Dean of Students at SF State in more than two decades. He has also served as Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, where he was involved in...

SF State was never a sports-oriented school, never should be

SF State was never a sports-oriented school, never should be

Andrew Cullen
April 11, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Think back to that moment you chose to come to SF State. You knew you wanted to go to college but the process of picking the right one depends on many factors. Maybe you came because you’re a local and it was the obvious choice or maybe coming to SF State was less about the school and more about g...

Campus organizations celebrate Filipino mural’s 11th anniversary

Nomi of hip hop duo, Power Struggle, preps to high five an audience member during Mula Sa Ugat: From the Roots, SF State's 11th annual celebration in honor of the Filipino community mural on campus, on Thursday, April 3. Photo by Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress

Emilia Rosales
April 4, 2014
Filed under News

Eleven years ago more than 200 students, faculty and community members banded together at SF State to create a mural dedicated to Filipino culture and history. Fast-forward to Thursday, April 3, 2014, to the 11th annual Filipino Community Mural Celebration Mula Sa Ugat, which means “from the roots...

Founders Day returns to SF State, celebrating 115 years

Founders Day returns to SF State, celebrating 115 years

Chloe Johnson and Marc Arguello
March 19, 2014
Filed under News

Jillian Picaso, a communicative disorders grad student, holds Chunky the at the Founders Day event at the Cesar Chavez Center Tuesday, March 18. For $1, spectators could hold the puppy. Money raised goes towards the athletic department. Photo by Rachel Aston / Xpress For the first time in 12 years, mo...

Campus continues celebrating Chinese New Year

Campus continues celebrating Chinese New Year

Madison Rutherford
February 25, 2014
Filed under Life

[set_id=72157641338924664] Excited voices and laughter reverberated off of the walls and ceilings of Jack Adams Hall. The aromatic scent of Chinese food wafted through the room and each table was covered in a bright red tablecloth and scattered with colorful confetti and Chinese candy. A feeling...

Fireworks bring in San Francisco’s Chinese New Year, year of the horse

Volunteers from the Ma-Tsu Temple move part of their parade procession Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress

Madison Rutherford
February 19, 2014
Filed under Life

Volunteers from the Ma-Tsu Temple move part of their parade procession Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress Chinese New Year, also called the Lunar New Year, is the longest festival of the Chinese calendar. It has been celebrated in Chinese cultures for centuries and is usuall...

Conservation efforts continue on campus, even after rains

Linda Jo Morton, gardening specialist for University Property Management, and Alex Kimble, grounds student assistant, trim damaged leaves from an agave plant in Parkmerced Monday, Feb. 11. UPM has replaced small lawns with drought-tolerant plants in an effort to reduce water use on campus. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress

Julia Middlemiss
February 13, 2014
Filed under News

Linda Jo Morton, gardening specialist for University Property Management, and Alex Kimble, grounds student assistant, trim damaged leaves from an agave plant in Parkmerced Monday, Feb. 11. UPM has replaced small lawns with drought-tolerant plants in an effort to reduce water use on campus. Photo by Ry...

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