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ASI-sponsored Rhythms Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Annex

ASI-sponsored Rhythms Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Annex

Devery Sheffer
April 25, 2012
Filed under Life

It all started as a joke three years ago. When one SF State student should have been studying, he instead made a Facebook group titled “If 15,000 people join this group then the campus will let us have a rave in the Annex.” To Franko Ali’s surprise, the group he created in jest was a big hit and more than ...

VIDEO: Underdog hot dog eating contest bring laughs, surprises

VIDEO: Underdog hot dog eating contest bring laughs, surprises

Angela Raiford
April 19, 2012
Filed under News

About 200 people crowded the main lobby of Cesar Chavez Student Center April 5th to witness 10 SF State student contestants chow down for the ultimate prize. At noon, competitors lined up in order to be the first to eat eight Underdog beef hotdogs. The location opened on campus in February. Pre-game...

Forkin' Frisco: Guide to eating at SF State

Forkin' Frisco: Guide to eating at SF State

Matt Maxion
April 9, 2012
Filed under Life

For students who just don’t have the time to venture out into the city, there are plenty of tasty options on campus to indulge in at a fairly cheap price. From organic hotdogs at Underdog, to five-star quality meals at The Vista Room, the restaurants on campus generally cater to a student's strict budget, while...

Selling bookstore to a corporation perpetuates privatization of public education

Xpress Staff
April 4, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Beginning today and continuing through next week, administrators will meet to get input from three bidders who are seeking the privilege of running the SF State Bookstore, as well as public comment. Like an exclusive Sotheby’s auction, few seem to know about a meeting that will auction off the right...

ASI election results are in despite low voter turnout

Brittney Barsotti
April 3, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

After an extended voting period that dipped into Spring Break, election results are in for the next leaders of Associated Students, Inc. The official winners met Monday to discuss the next steps before they begin their terms May 1. The incoming student officers will go on a retreat the weekend of A...

Newly-opened Ike's Place brings choices and competition to SF State

Newly-opened Ike's Place brings choices and competition to SF State

Xpress Staff
March 7, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Story by Caitlin Byrne, special to Xpress It has been featured in eight articles in The New York Times, 7x7 Magazine’s “100 Things to Eat Before You Die” and a number of restaurant reviews, all hailing Ike's as the best sandwich in San Francisco. So naturally, Ike's taking its place at SF State has been a highly-anticipated event. March 1, the campus co...

Day of Action has stretched to week of action with backing of Occupy

Day of Action has stretched to week of action with backing of Occupy

Michelle Olson
February 28, 2012
Filed under News

Once a fitting title for a day-long demonstration, this year's Day of Action for Education in California has expanded into a week-long affair. This is a result of networking, promoting and organizing efforts intended to ensure that it will achieve different results. The rally will start at 11 a.m. March 1 in Malcom X Plaz...

Buck Starts Here campaign calls attention to CSU budget crisis

Buck Starts Here campaign calls attention to CSU budget crisis

Brittney Barsotti
February 13, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

During the Buck Starts Here campaign’s visit to SF State, hosted by Associated Students Inc., students spoke about their experiences with persistent tuition increases in the middle of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Nearby sat a box overflowing with bills featuring the face of Gov. Jerry Brown, represent...

PREVIEW: Campus entertainment events for the spring semester

PREVIEW: Campus entertainment events for the spring semester

Barbara Szabo
January 31, 2012
Filed under Life

School’s back in session: the stress of crashing classes, the strict routine of waking up early and being punctual, and waiting in long lines at the bookstore. But amidst all the seriousness, there’s also plenty of fun to be had. From late night dance parties to interactive art exhibitions, SF State's creative departments and student organiza...

SF State nonprofit fair showcases volunteer, internship and employment opportunities

Carolyn Copeland
January 31, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

Students who think looking for a job or internship can be tedious task need not look further than the SF State Institute for Civic and Community Engagement Nonprofit Agency Fair Feb. 8 and 9. The event will be held in the Cesar Chavez Student Center's main quad, and is one of many events hosted by the Community Service Learning Program.  It will showcase ro...

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
Filed under Uncategorized

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...

Tuition increase anger being misdirected

Tuition increase anger being misdirected

Xpress Staff
December 26, 2011
Filed under News, Opinion

Nine seems to be the magic number for next year's 2012-2013 academic budget. A nine percent tuition increase was passed 9-6, with nine of 24 trustees missing from the meeting. Since when is nine of 24 a majority? It's just not right. The tuition increase added more fuel to the fire spreading across colleg...

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