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SF State's College of Extended Learning raises questions about privatization

SF State's College of Extended Learning raises questions about privatization

Jennifer Terman
April 18, 2012
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As contract negotiations between the California Faculty Association and the California State University drag into the 22nd month and teachers have called into question the direction the system is heading, one word continues to strike a chord with students: privatization. In recent years, as t...

SF State alums take their funny business to SF Sketchfest

SF State alums take their funny business to SF Sketchfest

Elissa Torres
February 3, 2012
Filed under Life

SF Sketchfest added a few more years to the life the hundreds who attended, if laughter truly is the best medicine. Three directors, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney and David Owen, who all attended SF State, are responsible for the healthy audience. The event mixes famous and up-and-coming comedians from a...

SF State theater group puts modern twist on biblical story in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"

SF State theater group puts modern twist on biblical story in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot"

Devery Sheffer
January 31, 2012
Filed under Life

It's a story of biblical proportions. The trial of the ultimate betrayal. Judas Iscariot, the apostle of Jesus Christ, went down in history as the disciple who turned in his soon-to-be crucified leader to the authorities for thirty pieces of silver. The question of Judas's motives for this took center stage Jan. 26 at SF State. ...

SF State student and alums Do It Live!

Devery Sheffer
January 30, 2012
Filed under Life

Commitment, hard work and friendship are three of the elements that helped one SF State student and two alumni create and maintain their own theater company a year ago, Do It Live! Productions. It was more than four years ago, in the Fall semester of 2007, when three SF State freshmen met in the school's producti...

"Wallflower" play merges 1950s charm with a Shakespearean classic

"Wallflower" play merges 1950s charm with a Shakespearean classic

Spencer Devine
October 15, 2011
Filed under Life

What happens when the magic from the forest of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" with the shyness and the charm of the 1950s are mixed? Well, other than a very eloquent malted shake order, the two create the innovative SF State theatrical creation “Wallflower.” “Wallflower” is a devised theatri...

CSU students should look to Chilean protests for inspiration

Xpress Staff
September 13, 2011
Filed under Opinion

By Carlos Barón, Professor of Theatre Arts, special to Xpress For the last three and a half months Chilean secondary and university students have staged amazing and creative demonstrations against their educational system. The system is the most expensive in the world, the result of a 17-year legacy of the...

10 cheap things to do this summer for penny-pinching students

Spencer Devine
May 19, 2011
Filed under Life

After tuition, books, rent and all the other countless academic expenses, students can be left feeling a little strapped for cash by the time summer rolls around. Don't worry! Here's a list of ten affordable things to do in San Francisco this summer. 1. Grow-Your-Own Festival | Embarcadero Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 10 a.m. t...

Iconic board game comes to life

Spencer Devine
January 21, 2011
Filed under Life

There was a gun shot in the dark, a scream, and suddenly there was a dead body on the floor of the billiards room, and everyone was a suspect. Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, and many other iconic characters graced the stage Jan. 21 in the Boxcar Theatre Company's performance of Clue in downtown San...

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