Golden Gate Xpress

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,...

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 ...

ASI announces results for 18 student government positions

Emilia Rosales
April 12, 2014
Filed under News

Kenneth Collins was announced as the new ASI president this morning, April 12. In addition to the presidential position, another 18 positions were announced including vice presidential positions and other representatives at large. The voting capped off a week filled with events where the candidates...

Noise Complaint dances start semester with “Back in the Rhythm”

Jillian Patterson (left), SF State freshman, and Ace Prado (right), SF State sophomore, dance at Back in the Rhythm: Noise Complaint in the Student Center Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Photo by Rebekah Didlake / Xpress

Kyle Da Silva
February 6, 2014
Filed under Life

Friday night’s “Back in the Rhythm” kicked off the semester for Student Life’s Noise Complaint dance party with over 300 students at the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The monthly gathering, which started in Fall 2010, kicked off with a late night of hip-hop, top 40 and electronic dance mu...

Costly Rhythms Music Festival attracts low student turnout

Jonathan Ramos
May 7, 2013
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[set_id=72157633444991328] With a headliner as prominent as Big Boi, of the Grammy award-winning hip-hop duo OutKast, and a price tag of $30,000, one might expect Thursday night’s Rhythms Music Festival to be a jam-packed affair. That just wasn’t the case. The Atlanta-based rapper played the jams, b...

VIDEO: Dustin Musser of K Theory finds his niche in dubstep music

VIDEO: Dustin Musser of K Theory finds his niche in dubstep music

Kirstie Haruta
May 3, 2012
Filed under Life

Riding the wave of dubstep’s rising popularity, K Theory has found its niche in the Bay Area electronic scene. They frequent small clubs such as EPR, but found their way to the Annex at SF State. Dustin Musser, one-half of K Theory, is excited to have a platform for his eclectic beats and melodies....

VIDEO: Sitting down with mash-up artist The Hood Internet

Barbara Szabo
May 1, 2012
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Xpress News sat down with one-half of Chicago-based production duo The Hood Internet, Steve Reidell, just before he hit the Annex stage to perform during the second day of the Rhythms Music Festival presented by ASI. Reidell and sidekick Aaron Brink produce mash-up tracks using hip-hop and indie r...

Campus crime update: running from the cops, two lost wallets and a drinking game gone awry

Tamerra Griffin
April 29, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Footrace Against the Police Yields Losing Results University police responded to a call about a suspicious looking individual near the Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building just before 8:30 a.m. April 27. Not one to be caught, the subject decided to put his P90X skills to the test by running away....

ASI organizes Rhythms Music Festival despite venue, cost challenges

ASI organizes Rhythms Music Festival despite venue, cost challenges

Barbara Szabo
April 26, 2012
Filed under Life

This time last year, the Annex served as a temporary library while the current one was under construction. But Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, a stage will take the place of desks, instruments will replace books and silence will be frowned upon as Toro y Moi headlines the Rhythms Music Festiva...

SF State to increase student fees to pay for new recreation center

SF State to increase student fees to pay for new recreation center

Sean Duffy
February 24, 2012
Filed under News, Sports

Student fee increases are nothing new, but this semester a newly-approved fee requires students to pay for a campus recreation center that will not be completed for several years after most students have moved on from the University. The $35 per semester fee was approved for fall of this academic year,...

PHOTOS: SF State's J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library partially open

PHOTOS: SF State's J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library partially open

Tamerra Griffin
January 24, 2012
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The J. Paul Leonard and Sutro Library, arguably the biggest and most highly anticipated campus revamping in the past four years, is taking the smallest steps in fully revealing itself to the public this week. Although the building officially opened along with other classroom doors at the beginning of the semester Monday, the onl...

Students seek the best places to study during finals week

Students seek the best places to study during finals week

Michael Huber
December 23, 2011
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It's the most wonderful time of the year. Paper is strewn about, everyone loses sleep over how prepared they are and fingers get tired from endless Internet searches. No, it's not Christmas; it's the end of the semester. But, like Christmas, finals can make it difficult to find a moment of peace amid...

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