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Design gallery expects to offer innovative exhibitions

Design gallery expects to offer innovative exhibitions

Emily Chavous
February 23, 2016
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SF State began construction on a 2,000-square-foot design gallery over winter break on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The gallery, set to open Fall 2016, is part of a larger project that includes the new dance studio that opened this semester in the Creative Arts Building and the reopening of the Global Museum. The University intends to transform the Fine Arts Building ...

Alumni team produce debut film from small budget and big dreams; set to show at SF State in October

Alumni team produce debut film from small budget and big dreams; set to show at SF State in October

Hannah Mullins
September 27, 2014
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“One Man Show” tells the story of a hopeful playwright’s dream gone wrong -- a story an SF State alumni turned into their debut film with a small budget and a devoted team. Director Matthew Cassani and Assistant Director Sterling Cook are graduates of the cinema department and along with other...

Campus’ gaming community relish in Amazon’s recent Twitch purchase

Campus’ gaming community relish in Amazon’s recent Twitch purchase

Reuben Deveras
September 15, 2014
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Gaming just got a little more mainstream since Amazon Co. purchased a popular video game-streaming service last August, and is receiving mixed reviews from players at SF State and within the city itself. Gamers were both surprised and relieved when the major company purchased San Francisco-based service Twitch for $970 million. SF State t...

Screenwriter Sam “Batman” Hamm talks on genre writing

Screenwriter Sam “Batman” Hamm talks on genre writing

Anna Hecht
February 22, 2014
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Screenwriter Sam Hamm during his speech in Coppola Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Building, Thursday, Feb. 20. Hamm is the second of three guest speakers featured in a screenwriting series hosted by Assistant Cinema Professor Julian Hoxter. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Genre screenwriter Sam Hamm ...

Cinema speaker series will feature screenwriter Michael Grais

Anna Hecht
February 15, 2014
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SF State will get a little taste of Hollywood when screenwriter Michael Grais comes to campus to speak about the profession's evolving presence in the city. Grais is set to speak from 5:15 - 7:55 p.m. on Feb. 13, at Coppola Theatre. He is the first featured guest in a three-part speaker series hosted on campus by Jul...

Alumni theater group Do It Live! Productions puts on “small screen” play adaptations

Alumni theater group Do It Live! Productions puts on “small screen” play adaptations

Lauren Seward
January 27, 2014
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[set_id=72157640207891573] A local alumni theater group, in the early stages of a promising third season, gives post-graduate hope to SF State's theatre majors. Do It Live! Productions has brought lesser known, “small screen” adaptations of various European plays to its audiences since its ...

15-year-old pianist wins first in SF State professor’s competition

15-year-old pianist wins first in SF State professor’s competition

Lovelie Faustino
September 10, 2013
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[set_id=72157635468719399] The crowd fell silent and gazed toward center stage as the pianist, Alex Chien, sat at the black grand piano. His fingers tapped the black and white keys and his head followed the melody of Franz Liszt's “Rhapsodie Espagnole." At the end of his performance, he rose and thanke...

Interim athletic director takes over in wake of turmoil

Interim athletic director takes over in wake of turmoil

Daniel A. Nelson
August 28, 2013
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After 28 years as an SF State official, Athletic Director Michael J. Simpson's retirement came near a month after controversy arose in the athletic department. Bill Nepfel, associate director of Athletics for Compliance, became interim athletic director after announcement of Simpson's retirement on Ju...

'CockTales' series aims to reshape view of masculinity

'CockTales' series aims to reshape view of masculinity

Jonathan Ramos
April 17, 2013
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Eduardo Benitez has always had to be silent. As a child he wasn’t allowed to cry during a sad movie. As a teenager he wasn’t allowed to show any affection toward his wounded siblings and as an adult, he wasn’t allowed to come out as a gay man. In fact, Benitez said he wasn’t allowed to show much ...

Trojan alleviates tax season stress in SF

Trojan alleviates tax season stress in SF

Erin Dage
April 16, 2013
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Tax season can be a trying time for many people — a 2011 OfficeMax survey called "Tax it to Me" found that four in 10 people would rather give themselves a haircut than file their taxes. This is where companies like Trojan, a company known for its distribution of condoms and sex toys, come in. April 12...

VIDEO: "A Pinoy Midsummer" recreates Shakespeare comedy with Filipino twist

VIDEO: "A Pinoy Midsummer" recreates Shakespeare comedy with Filipino twist

Matt Maxion
September 2, 2012
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The dry percussive sounds of the kulintang punctuated every graceful leap and sweeping movement as Hermia tried to escape from the unyielding clutch of Demetrius. At Bindlestiff Studio on Sixth and Howard Streets, an SF State production gives form to Shakespeare’s metaphysical world of fairies, spir...

"CockTales" facilitates open expression of masculinity and fatherhood

"CockTales" facilitates open expression of masculinity and fatherhood

Devery Sheffer
April 19, 2012
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In Latin cultures, machismo is defined by pride, physical strength and power, but 22-year-old Abel Gomez Jr. takes pride in something else: his queer identity. It wasn't always this way, Gomez kept his attraction to males a secret from his father until a couple of years ago. This Friday, Gomez will be reciting a three-minute poem about his struggles with masculinity at t...

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