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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...

Second annual Greek Summit kicks off with Title IX training

Second annual Greek Summit kicks off with Title IX training

Jeianne Baniqued
October 2, 2016
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SF State’s Greek Summit included mandatory training last week to better educate Greek organizations on sexual violence and sexual assault response protocols.  It has been found that fraternities and sororities are much more likely to be involved in sexual violence incidents on campus, and the annual event...

Student Athletes Awarded at Annual Banquet

SF State men's cross country team stand on the stage during student athlete awards banquet at SF State Student Event Center Tuesday, May.10. (Qing Huang/Xpress)

Christopher Contreras
May 11, 2016
Filed under Sports

After practically living in their practice and game uniforms for an entire season, SF State student athletes got to dress up and put on their best for the end of the year Student Athlete Banquet. Held Tuesday night, laughter and excitement filled the air as athletes entered the Annex 1 on State Drive,...

Math rock band opens for Kehlani at Rhythms Music festival

Faux Foe Fox perform during the battle of the bands contest in The Depot at SF State on Tuesday April 12, 2016. (Ryan Zaragoza / Xpress).

Adrian Pintor, Connor Hunt, Ryan Zaragoza, and Madeline Manson
April 26, 2016
Filed under Multimedia

Associated Students, Inc. hosted the sixth annual Rhythms Music festival featuring Kehlani, Moxie and the winner of the battle of the bands competition, Faux Foe Fox. Three events led up to Kehlani and Moxie’s performances: a Battle of the Bands, a battle of the DJs and a music symposium. Fo...

Kehlani to perform at SF State festival

Adrian Pintor
April 11, 2016
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SF State will host its sixth-annual "Rhythms Music Festival" – where students will get a thrilling insight to the music industry with one music symposium, two music competitions, a live concert featuring American R&B singer Kehlani and a free casino night – from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April...

Gospel choir cultivates community

Samantha Lusignan
December 11, 2015
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The large classroom echoes with the sound of students being welcomed into Jack Adams Hall, until they quiet down and fix their gazes on their professor. Choir instructor Ja Ronn Thompson walks onto the stage and begins his first lesson with a chant, his voice booming across the stage. "We sing with-" Tho...

SF State sorority’s Mr. Heartthrob pageant taps into cardiac research

The contestants of Mr. Heartthrob on stage doing their dance routine during Alpha Phi sorority's annual philanthropy event Mr. Heartthrob on Oct. 29, 2015 at Annex 1. (Angelica Williams / Xpress)

Isabella Ohlmeyer and Tyler Primas
October 31, 2015
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Strapping male contestants from various fraternities and sports teams pumped up the crowd to raise money for the Alpha Phi sorority's annual philanthropy event Oct. 29 at Annex 1. The Eta Theta chapter's annual philanthropy event is a pageant for male SF State contestants with categories such as swim...

Undocumented graduates celebrate at first annual Beyond Borders ceremony

Undocumented graduating seniors line up in anticipation to receive their diplomas at the first annual Beyond Borders graduation in Annex 1 Sunday, May 17. (Tate Drucker / XPRESS).

Avery Peterson
May 19, 2015
Filed under News

[slideshow_deploy id='66654'] Undocumented students celebrated with their friends and families at the first annual Beyond Borders Graduation held at the SF State Annex May 17. Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success, a student organization founded in 2008 to help undocumented students with...

Understanding culture means ignoring generalizations

(Illustration by Jourdan Ahn / Xpress)

Calla Camero
May 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Last weekend at work a customer asked me, “What are you?” Thrown off by the ambiguousness of the question, I thought to myself, "A woman?" After considering the unresponsive and confused look on my face, he rephrased the question to, “Like, what races are you?” I told him that I was half Filipino...

Rhythms Music Festival brings familiar faces and new Bay Area talent

A group of SF State students pose for the camera at the front of the line for the G-EAZY concert at the Annex the evening of Fri. April 10. The show was the last hit of a weeklong celebration for SF State's annual Rhythms Music Festival. (Kate Fraser / Xpress)

Kalani Ruidas
April 14, 2015
Filed under Life

Under the vaulted ceiling of the Annex, a congregation of approximately 1,120 students ceremoniously raised their camera phones as rapper G-Eazy emerged from a veil of smoke into a single spotlight. Ambient background lighting gradually rose around the Oakland-born artist as he asked the crowd,...

Congressman creates comic book to encourage youth

Donna Montero reads

Priscilla Salahuddin
February 20, 2015
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Congressman and activist John Lewis called on students to stand up for their beliefs and speak out against social injustice at a discussion in the Library Annex Wednesday, Feb. 18. Lewis' visit to campus comes after the reveal of his comic book titled “March: Book Two,” released last month and...

Bay Area rapper Iamsu! performance a step in shaking off ‘commuter school’ label

Iamsu! reaches for the crowd during his concert at The Annex on Friday, April 18.

Madison Rutherford
April 21, 2014
Filed under Life

Many students may remember it as a makeshift library, but pulsating lights, pounding bass and a crowd of twerking college students have replaced tables, bookcases and computers in the high ceilinged, warehouse-like structure on the west end of campus. The annex, a place that was once known at SF State ...

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