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Student volunteer group to provide aid in Peru

President of SFSU's MedLIfe chapter Adolfo Luna greets a guest at the fundraiser event inside of Menchu Hall Thursday, April 2. (David Henry / Xpress)

Avery Peterson
April 8, 2015
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Shadowing doctors, checking vitals and dispensing prescriptions may sound like costly training only available at medical school, but for six SF State students it is the experience they can expect on their trip to Lima, Peru next month. The students are members of Medlife, an organization that partners...

International Education Week opens with foreign exchange students’ experiences

Parisian exchange students Brendon Novel and Auriane Denis-Loupof describe life in Paris during International Education Week in the Rosa Parks conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Daniel Porter / Xpress

Timothy Smith
November 18, 2014
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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]scar Villagrana knew he had made it to the right place when he arrived in Amsterdam and saw large crowds of people cruising down walkable streets instead of the gridlocked traffic associated with large American cities. A senior in SF State’s music program, Villagrana chose to...

ASI board of directors to temporarily remain in command of student funds after vote

Jennah Feeley
November 13, 2014
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Associated Students Inc. board of directors rejected a proposition that would authorize university supervision of student governed funds Wednesday, in an effort to maintain control of their accounts. The proposal would have granted a University official oversight over four accounts belonging to the...

UPDATED: Bomb threat prompts student center evacuation

Police caution tape stretches across the perimeter of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kelly Soderlund/Special to Xpress. Kelly Soderlund / Special to Xpress

Nashelly Chavez, Michael Barba and Ida Mojadad
November 13, 2014
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UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department and University Police Department confirmed that the Cesar Chavez Student Center is safe to reenter, determining that there is no threat to the building. Officials reopened the student center for business at 12:58 p.m. "I am grateful for the rapid response o...

Students’ film highlighting the gentrification of the Tenderloin to screen in Hollywood through Campus MovieFest

Xavier Galinro and Don Allen Stevenson III, actor and director of the film

Hannah Mullins
October 11, 2014
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Xavier Galindo and co-director Don Allen Stevenson III thought they wouldn’t be able to premiere their first film together after encountering issues with lawyers and consent forms from actors. To their surprise, a jury of faculty and peers from SF State awarded them with an invitation to Hollywood to screen their film in front of ...

Oct. 1 is the last day for students to vote to approve the ASI/Student Center Merger

Daniel Rivera
October 1, 2014
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Today is the last day that Associated Students Inc. (ASI) will hold elections for students to approve the merger between the student government and the Cesar Chavez Student Center (CCSC). While ASI and the Student Center Governing Board have already voted unanimously to approve the merger, ASI bylaws...

Food Awareness Month kicks off to get students thinking differently about what they eat

Taylor LoNigro
September 28, 2014
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Humans think about it constantly, always want more of it and can name our favorite kinds off the top of their heads. Some students may think they know everything about food, but SF State’s Food Awareness Month makes the subject a bit more appetizing. Beginning Oct. 6, Food Month will present every...

Design student rethink urban space for worldwide (Park)ing Day

Timothy Smith
September 23, 2014
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Tiny parklets and environmental installations sprung up around campus last Thursday in celebration of Park(ing) Day, an annual event reclaiming urban space for public use. SF State students in the design and industry department organized nine unique installations this year, all of which were geared...

Student filmmakers prepare for SF State’s eighth annual Campus MovieFest

Hannah Mullins
September 21, 2014
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The world’s largest student film festival, Campus MovieFest (CMF), is returning for it’s eighth year at SF State. In a flurry of five-minute short videos,  the faces behind the cameras and the man running the show have gone unnoticed. Ty Besh, the West Coast promotions manager and representative...

Depot’s ‘Strung Out’ leaves students in peaceful state after weeks of school work

Eric Alban 23-years-old an Alumni of SF State performs at Strung Out at The Depot in the lower conference level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

Cecilia Abate
September 12, 2014
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The Depot gave students a stage to flex their musical talent this Thursday at Strung Out, one of the venue's mixed-artist shows this month. The Sept. 11 show catered to relaxation. The posters around campus boast “chill vibes” and free music in a place where students can bring a friend and ease...

UPDATE: Student center custodians negotiate reparations with university officials after new contract

Chloe Johnson
September 4, 2014
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Custodians of the Cesar Chavez Student Center presented their case today for larger severance payments to a board of university and Associated Students Inc. representatives, months after they lost seniority and paid vacation time. “It will take 25 years to reach the same level of seniority,” said...

Custodial staff loses benefits and more as a result of student center merger

Carlos Rosales a custodian for 22 years at SF State pushes a trash can around the bottom floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Chloe Johnson
September 1, 2014
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Despite working on campus for over 30 years, one custodian said he started as a “new employee” July 1 after the University took control of the formerly independent student center, reducing his health benefits and reversing his seniority. Custodian Augustin Cazares, who has worked for the Cesar ...

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