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Rock climbing photographer teaches SF State students how to take pictures 80 ft. above the ground

Rock climber and photographer Jim Thornburg shows his audience pictures in his photo book “Bay Area Rock” at a Rosa Parks conference room at SF State on Feb 24, 2016. Thornburg was invited to campus by the SF State rock-climbers organization Climb  to speak about his passion for his multifaceted career. (Gabriela Rodriguez / Xpress)

Cecilie Lyngberg
February 28, 2016
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When critically acclaimed photographer Jim Thornburg takes rock climbing pictures, he explained that he has developed a special technique. He hangs in the climbing harness on the rock wall, and with his legs kicks away from the cliff and out in the open air. If he kicks really hard he can bounce almost...

Student band opens rock concert

White Skies, a student-run band, plays at The Depot Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (Pablo Caballero / Xpress)

Adrian Pintor
February 20, 2016
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What at first seemed to be a no-show quickly turned around as The Depot filled up, drawing a crowd of 30 to 40 people as White Skies prepared for their show Thursday night. White Skies, a five-member student band, performed as an opening act on Thursday night at The Depot in the Cesar Chavez Stude...

Consent Week to empower students against sexual violence

Kaylin Masis, the director of Legal Resource Center, poses for a portrait photo in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on SF State campus on Friday, Feb 5, 2016. (Perng-chih Huang / Xpress)

Courtnee Briggs
February 9, 2016
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Next week will spark a campus-wide discussion about consent, sexual violence, survivor support and students’ rights on campus, with Consent Week taking place in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Associated Students, Inc. will be hosting Consent Week Feb. 15-19. The events are a collaboration among the Educat...

Students voice solidarity at vigil for Paris victims

Students gather for the SF State Vigil Against Violence in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. The vigil is in honor of death of Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez and many 

others during the attacks in Paris Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

Renee Abu-Zaghibra
November 18, 2015
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SF State senior Kareezia Younger said she was in her home, 20 minutes away from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, when she received an alarmed phone call from her mother Friday evening. What Younger didn’t know was that Paris was besiege by the deadliest terror attack France has ever seen. “I...

Mashouf Wellness Center plans for spirituality and sustainability

Mashouf Wellness Center, SF State's new recreational center, is under construction Tuesday Nov. 10, 2015. Building construction is proposed to begin mid-December, according to Jordan James-Harvill the Associated Students, Inc.vice president of facilities and services. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Brian Grabianowski
November 10, 2015
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SF State's Associated Students, Inc. hosted a town hall meeting to present the progress of the new Mashouf Wellness Center construction to students Monday in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Mashouf Wellness Center will be a venue for recreational activity at SF State and is slated for...

General Union of Palestine Students honor Edward Said mural anniversary

Palestinian Cultural Mural: Honoring Dr. Edward Said painted Fayeq Oweis & Susan Greene. The mural was dedicated on November 2, 2007, in honor of Dr. Edward Said's activism for human rights, justice, and a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict inspired millions of people around the world. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
November 7, 2015
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SF State’s General Union of Palestine Students and Associated Students, Inc. honored English and comparative literature professor, author and Palestine nation advocate Edward Said Thursday. “Edward Said is a genius, essentially," said GUPS general member Lubna Morrar. “I view him on the same...

Student rally draws attention to social injustices

Spencer Pulu, 23, Race & Resistance Dance Major, performs his dance piece

Chantel Carnes
October 20, 2015
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Associated Students, Inc.'s Project Connect organized a SPEAK OUT rally Tuesday at noon in front of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The rally was organized to allow student organizations to speak out about various social issues, according to Project Connect intern Lashawnda Rainey, 21. “This event was ...

Students’ landlord issues tackled at housing workshop

SF State's Legal Resource Center holds the first landlord/tenant workshop at Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State Monday, Oct. 12. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
October 14, 2015
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SF State’s Legal Resource Center tackled problems and concerns regarding living arrangements in San Francisco during its first landlord/tenant workshop Oct. 12. “This workshop aligns with the mission for our program – to educate, inform and help empower the SF State community,” said Associated...

BSU creates a safe space for African American students

Kevin Flores (right) and Precious Ogbonna (left) both members of the Black Student Union at SF State pose for a portrait in the BSU office in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (Emma Chiang / Xpress)

Chantel Carnes
September 29, 2015
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The Black Student Union will bring attention to everyday gender issues surrounding members of the black community by kicking off this year's first Black Kings and Queens meeting Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. BSU Senior coordinators Hannah Wodaje and Ismail Muhammad said they are working hard this...

Frustrated students wait in long lines for free shuttle

Students wait in line for the SF State shuttle to Daly City BART on 19th Avenue in front of campus Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (Joel Angel Juárez /  Xpress)

Rae Ferrer
September 16, 2015
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SF State students who use the school's free shuttles to Daly City BART said they are frustrated with the long wait to board buses. Their concerns come only a semester after the University contracted transMETRO, a full-service shuttle company, to operate a new fleet of buses between campus and Daly City...

Construction begins for new wellness center

(From left) SF State alumnus and Bebe Stores founder Manny Mashouf,  raises his shovel next to Phoebe Dye, president of Associated Students, Inc. and President Leslie E. Wong during the Mashouf Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony at the SF State softball field Thursday, June 25, 2015. (Xpress / Qing Huang)

Avery Peterson
June 28, 2015
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Members of the SF State community donned purple hard hats for the Mashouf Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony June 25. The ceremony was held at the corner of Font and Merced boulevards, where the new $86 million structure will wrap around the existing softball field.   Campus planner Wendy B...

Students gather in plaza to celebrate Malcolm X’s birthday

Students and members of the Black Student Union hold hands at the Malcolm X celebration at Malcolm X Plaza on Thursday April 30. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress

Ian Sumner
May 6, 2015
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For those who were relaxing in Malcolm X Plaza, the sound of chanting started out barely audible. A brief moment later, observers were witness to a crowd of students and teachers marching and shouting different slogans. “Calling out the violence of the racist police, we ain't gonna stop till’...

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