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Mayor Lee leaves behind changed city

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Garrett Berghold, Ian Firstenberg, Gracie Ngo and Steven Luke
December 12, 2017
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at the age of 65. SF Gate reported Lee suffered a heart attack around 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Safeway on Monterey Boulevard near his Glen Park home and was taken by ambulance to Zuckerberg General Hospital. He was pronounced de...

Price to live on campus set to rise, again

Garrett Bergthold
November 22, 2017
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Everyone living on campus including staff, faculty and students will receive a 5 percent rent increase with the signing of their next rental contract. It’s the first chunk of a maximum 30 percent rent hike set to build up during six years of incremental increases through 2023. The increases are nec...

Lack of University involvement in lawsuit frustrates both plaintiffs and defendants

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo
November 6, 2017
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*For safety reasons, a source's last name was retracted from this article. The trial for the lawsuit filed by Jewish San Francisco State University students and alumni is this week, Nov. 8, and the University has yet to be transparent with the position they are going to take with both the defendant...

Students return to fire country

Garrett Bergthold
October 17, 2017
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Yorleny Cristobal remembers the exact moment she learned her hometown was engulfed in flames last week. The criminal justice studies major was back home in Santa Rosa visiting family for the weekend when her mom burst into her room Monday morning with the news. “It was 3:23 a.m. I tried to g...

Classes canceled through Friday due to air quality

Cafe Rosso shuttered its doors due to the smoke blanketing the Bay Area. (Janel Jackson-Oliver/Golden Gate Xpress)

Janel Jackson-Oliver and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez
October 12, 2017
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Classroom windows and doors were closed shut as the smoke-induced haze covered the SF State campus. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a health advisory and spare the air alert due to smoke from the ongoing North Bay fires causing “unprecedented levels of air pollution.” President Leslie E. Wong sent out a campus-wide email canceling all outdoor activities s...

Hate speech posters cover SF State, again

Hate speech posters cover SF State, again

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo
September 28, 2017
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Last Thursday posters slandering Dr. Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi and other Palestinian community figures were scattered around campus two days after Abdulhadi hosted an Islamophobia panel for SF State’s Constitution Day, on Sept. 18 and 19. The posters, distributed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a...

New master plan reveals massive housing increase

SF State President Les Wong speaks at a meeting in the J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Oscar Rendon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Garrett Bergthold
September 27, 2017
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Up to 8,300 new student beds will arrive on campus within 15 years as SF State accelerates its transition from being a commuter campus towards a residential campus, SF State officials announced Monday. More than 70 people witnessed the public unveiling of the first pieces of a plan set to redevelop...

Promises unfulfilled for College of Ethnic Studies

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Kelly Rodriguez Murillo
September 6, 2017
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Some faculty and students within College of Ethnic Studies (COES) are upset at President Leslie E. Wong for not fulfilling demands he promised the COES after the protest from May of last year. Wong signed a contract with the four hunger strikers of the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF2016), where he compiled a list of demands he promised to the department in order to stop the protest, but since then, has mad...

Protection ends for Dreamers

Brian Neumann
September 6, 2017
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***Additional reporting by Savannah Assi and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez*** The Trump Administration announced yesterday morning that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted recipients protection from deportation and gave work permits to undocumented immigran...

SF State sued twice before third week of fall semester

Brian Neumann
September 5, 2017
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In the current political climate where social unrest pervades college campuses around the country, some SF State students think the university is at odds with its own values of equity, inclusion and diversity. With only the third week underway in the new school semester, the university has two lawsuits...

Students sue university

Students sue university

Brian Neumann
August 30, 2017
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[media-credit id=477 align="alignnone" width="800"][/media-credit] ***Clarification: A previous version of this article wrote that the University filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing the complaint. The correct phrasing is that the Unive...

Religious leaders and CSU seek pathways for future students

Jason Rejali
February 15, 2017
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SF State President Leslie E. Wong and Rev. Amos Brown shared the pulpit at Third Baptist Church for the 12th annual CSU Super Sunday, to discuss the importance of higher education in the African American community. CSU Super Sunday is held each year at more than 100 California churches during the mont...

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