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The SF State community is inherently tied to Ferguson

Alma Villegas
September 7, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Non-white lives are not valued in our society, unless they are those of people like Beyoncé or Kanye West, in which case they are only valued because they generate big money. On the first day of classes, the Student Union of San Francisco at SF State intended to join in a nationwide student walkout...

Confessions of an online serial dater: It begins again

Taylor LoNigro
April 11, 2014
Filed under Uncategorized

I initially joined the online dating community in hopes of meeting new people around the city — people other than my peers at SF State. As the majority of you know, it can be tedious to actually make new friends, get into the dating scene or just casually get laid by randoms in the midst of our busy ...

Black Student Union remains active 45 years after the civil rights era

Christina Ivy (left), a Sociology major, and Esi Acolatse, a BECA major, talk in the Black Student Union room in SF State's Cesar Chazer Student Center, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress

Bradley Focht
December 14, 2013
Filed under News

In the fourth floor gallery of the J. Paul Leonard Library, photos of police in riot gear hang as a reminder of the 1968 student strike that strengthened the Black Student Union (BSU) and created the first Ethnic Studies department at SF State. Now, 45 years after the pictures were taken, the BSU...

Student organizations hold ‘State of Emergency’ rally in Malcolm X Plaza

Michael Sanchez speaks to students about Tasers in Malcolm X Plaza during a rally Dec. 5. The rally was organized by a group of student organizations. Photo by John Ornelas / Xpress.

Guadalupe González
December 7, 2013
Filed under News

[set_id=72157638420750273] A group of student organizations held a “State of Emergency” rally Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza. The students said they wanted to raise awareness of different proposed administrative decisions on campus. More than 40 people were at the plaza where the organizations add...

Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

Xpress sits with SF State President Leslie E. Wong

Xpress Staff
October 8, 2013
Filed under News

Q: How would you describe your last year here and what are your goals looking forward? W: Coming to a campus with a stellar reputation with probably the brightest students I have been around in my 40 years in higher education the issue, that I learned my first year is the effort we spent to co...

Xpress staff approves use of police shock weapons with proper training

Xpress staff approves use of police shock weapons with proper training

Xpress Staff
September 17, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Cartoon by Kirstie Haruta With 24-hour door monitoring and increased in-and-out visitor registration being enforced in the dorms, it's clear that campus security is on the rise. But what paramounts all efforts to improve security is the fact that University Police are now being trained and equipped with electr...

Campus Crime Update: Thievery, Illegal Driving, and Wormholes

Aaron Williams
September 27, 2011
Filed under News

Bookstore Thefts, oh my! Between September 19 and 22. Man, the bookstore can't catch a break! Last week, there were five reported incidents of attempted shoplifting at the SF State bookstore. As of this writing, there have been 17 reported incidents logged by SF State police since August 11. Perhaps...

BART protesters strike Civic Center for the third time, promise to return

Jennifer Terman
August 30, 2011
Filed under News

Nearly 50 protesters swarmed around Civic Center BART station and proceeded to walk up Market St. to Powell, Montgomery, and Embarcadero stations between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday, marking the third organized BART protest in what may be a weekly occurrence until the demands of the protest group Anonymous ...

Superheroes swoop in to fight crime

Xpress Staff
May 11, 2011
Filed under News

By Molly Sanchez - Special to [X]Press The sights and sounds of a riot filled the streets on a chilly night in Oakland when suddenly, strange figures emerged from an alley. Covered in glass and grime and with only their eyes visible, they glowed in the mad light of the city. In the middle stood a man...

SFPD receives approval to research less-lethal weapons

Brenda Reyes
February 24, 2011
Filed under News

The San Francisco Police Commission voted Wednesday to give the police department permission to research the feasibility, cost, training and development of a plan to allow officers to use less-than-lethal means of force, including Tasers. Last March, the commission voted 4-3 against a proposal developed ...

SFPD considers stun gun requirement

Brenda Reyes
February 8, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

The San Francisco Police Department has recently been involved in three incidents that have called into question their use of firearms. The latest of which included an officer-involved shooting in San Francisco occurred Jan. 4 when police shot a man in a wheelchair who had been vandalizing city vehicles and attacked an officer ...

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