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Former Gators return to SF State for annual softball alumni game

SF State alumna Jennifer Lewis runs to first base during the annual softball alumni game at the Softball Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Brandon Tanguma
October 16, 2018
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The 2019 Gators fell 7-8 to the alumni Gators softball team Saturday, in a game that was stretched to 10 innings to give alumni pitchers to get some playing time, according to head coach Alicia Reid. This is Reid’s second year as head coach at SF State. Reid previously coached at Humboldt State, so she has ...

SF State forensics team place No. 4 in debate competition

SF State forensics team place No. 4 in debate competition

Brian Vu
October 10, 2018
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The SF State forensics team placed fourth overall in the first speech and debate competition of the season, the annual SF State-hosted Golden Gate Opener. College students from across California and some out-of-state schools congregated in the Humanities Building to perform their speeches and argue their p...

SF State President Wong steps down

SF State President Leslie E. Wong announces his retirement effective July 30, 2019 after six years as the university’s leader. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Xpress Staff
October 2, 2018
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SF State President Leslie Wong shocked students, staff and faculty on Monday morning when he announced that he would be stepping down effective July 30, 2019. On Monday morning, Oct. 1, Wong appeared alongside his wife in a solemn video announcing his departure without explanation. He was appointed i...

Slumping Gators men’s soccer hosts red-hot Cal State LA this Friday.

Slumping Gators men’s soccer hosts red-hot Cal State LA this Friday.

Ildar Sabirov
September 27, 2018
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SF State looks for their first win in four games against a defensively stout Cal State LA squad this Friday, Sept. 28 at Cox Stadium. The inconsistent Gators’ offense has a tough challenge ahead of them as they look to face a stifling Cal State LA defense that has been shutting down offensive ef...

SF State hopes to have hotel up and running in 3 to 5 years

Pedestrians cross Buckingham Way in front of the proposed location for a 400-room hotel and conference center at SF State on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The new hotel is part of the Future State Vision Plan to renovate the campus and would generate profit for the university. Portions of student housing at University Park North would need to be demolished to make way for the hotel project. (Chris Robledo/Golden Gate Xpress)

Geoffrey Scott
September 26, 2018
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SF State aims to get into the hotel business within three to five years, yet several crucial questions still remain over how to make the enormous campus public-private partnership project happen. During the March 27, 2018 SF State Foundation board meeting, University President Leslie Wong said he wou...

SF State professor engineers success

SF State professor engineers success

Lance Tisuela
September 25, 2018
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This October, Zhaoshuo Jiang, assistant professor of civil engineering, will be recognized and awarded by California State University for his implementation of an innovative teaching practice and his devotion to assuring student success. “These exceptional recipients demonstrate leadership in their ...

Women’s soccer outlasts Holy Names University 1-0

SF State center forward Karla Ramos (26) battles for the ball against Holy Names University Hawks at the Skyline soccer field in San Bruno on Sept. 19, 2018. (Oscar Rendon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ildar Sabirov
September 21, 2018
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SF State women’s soccer swarmed Holy Names University at Skyline Soccer Field on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in a chippy 1-0 game, missed opportunities by the Gators kept the game much closer than it had to be. The struggling Gators offense came out shooting right out of the gate, getting 12 shots in t...

SF State names Tom Lyons new director of track and field, cross country

SF State's track and field  and cross country programs are getting a leg-up with the addition of new director Tom Lyons and newly-named associate head coach of track and field, Christa Youngern. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Devon Haripal
September 19, 2018
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SF State Director of Athletics Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins announced Monday that the university has named Tom Lyons the director of track and field and cross country programs. In a corresponding move, assistant track and field coach Christa Youngern has been named the associate head coach of track and fiel...

SF State alumnus killed in Chicago crossfire

SF State graduate Shane Colombo, 25, was killed when caught in the crossfire during a Chicago shooting on Sept. 2. Photo courtesy of Vincent Perez

Paul Eichenholtz
September 11, 2018
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A gifted 25-year-old SF State alumnus who had survived cancer was killed when caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Chicago on Sept. 2, just days before starting his PhD program at Northwestern University. Shane Colombo was an academic all-star, according to his former professors and friends. ...

Defensive battle against Holy Names University ends in a 1-1 draw for men’s soccer

SF State defender Miles Burditt (25) jumps up to head the ball away from an opposing player during the men's soccer game against Holy Names University at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Mira Laing/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ildar Sabirov
September 7, 2018
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SF State men’s soccer battled Holy Names University to a standstill on Thursday, Sept. 6, finishing the game with a 1-1 tie at Cox Stadium. Peter Swinkels (0), the SF State starting goalie, was playing for his third straight shutout until Holy Names tied the game in the 84 minute. The Gators won their first two games of the season, making this defensive match their first draw. ...

SF State grad shot and killed in Chicago crossfire

Sylvie Sturm
September 6, 2018
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A photo of Shane Colombo and his mother, Tonya Nishimuta-Colombo, celebrating on Shane's graduation day from SF State University appears on a GoFundMe page created to help pay for Shane Colombo's transportation home. A SF State graduate was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Chicago on Sunday, less than a day after he moved to the city to b...

Grammy-nominated duo Los Rakas perform at SF State

Members of the Black Riders Liberation Party perform at San Francisco State University’s Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, August 30th, 2018. The concert event, put on by Associated Students, took place from 6-9 PM and featured multiple performers. (Mira Laing/Golden Gate Xpress)

Chloe McDaniels
September 1, 2018
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  With 10 minutes until doors opened, Los Rakas were nowhere to be found. The Associated Students Inc. staff paced around while trying to put on its first concert of the semester without the headliner. Molly Felton, an ASI employee, said that she and multiple others had been contacting the...

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