Golden Gate Xpress

ASI pushes for a student fee increase

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
November 19, 2019
Filed under Campus

Fees are an intrinsic part of any college student’s life, from the time they apply to colleges and pay application fees until they prepare to leave and pay a graduation fee. Students at SF State currently pay $762 in mandatory fees at the start of every fall and spring semester.  When students tap their ID ca...

Students write messages of support to incarcerated womxn

Eliza Flynn
November 19, 2019
Filed under Campus

Alex Lalama spoke the words of bell hooks while standing atop a small platform in the lobby of Ceaser Chavez, as students began to stop to listen to her speak words of compassion toward incarcerated women: “The moment we choose to live we begin to move against domination, against depression. The moment ...

Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies hopes to expand with $1 million donation

Paisley Trent
November 12, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest

An SF State alumna, Neda Nobari, recently donated $1 million for new fellowships and grants at the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies for student and faculty initiatives, expanding on a previous $5 million donation she made to establish the center in June 2016. Unlike other similar programs that focus on...

Self defense class packs a punch, limited free classes for students remain

Wilson Gomez
October 29, 2019
Filed under Campus

On a hot afternoon, SF State student Claire Viadnes, was approached by a man who asked how long it would take for the bus to arrive. While Viadnes reached into her pocket to take out her phone, a second man approached her from the opposite direction and snatched her phone.  Viadnes managed to catch one ...

Queer students of color win at film festival

MJ Johnson
October 22, 2019
Filed under Campus, News

Claire Weeks-Young bit her lip in confusion. It was her first time operating a camera and she had no other choice but to press on. Time was running out.  Claire Weeks-Young sets up the camera while shooting “To You” for Campus Movie Fest Oct. 13 (Photo by MJ Johnson / Golden Gate Xpress) Thi...

SF District Attorney candidates answer questions from formerly incarcerated students at SF State forum before November election

MJ Johnson
October 2, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, Life, News

Tears filled Elisabeth Ocampo’s eyes and her voice began to quiver, but she persisted in her question to three seasoned lawyers currently running for district attorney in San Francisco.  Ocampo, a formerly incarcerated undergraduate student at SF State, rushed to the microphone to voice her opposition ...

Students pay campus amenities fees regardless of use

Alondra Gallardo
September 28, 2019
Filed under Campus, Opinion

Students enrolled at SF State and living off-campus for the 2019-2020 school year can expect to pay $1,587 of their tuition costs on transportation, according to the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students who commute on their own need to have a way to opt-out of the transportation and campus fee...

San Francisco wants a new soccer team, SF State students agree

Alonso Frias, Staff reporter
September 24, 2019
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The city of San Francisco will one day have its own professional soccer team. For the past three years there has been a new team added to the Major League Soccer in the US. San Francisco has the qualities, culture, and capability of having a team within the league.    In order to be eligible for an MLS franch...

Students rally for change

Protestors fill the streets of downtown San Francisco on Sept. 20 at the People's Climate March. (Photo by Leila Figueroa / Golden Gate Xpress)

Lance Tisuela
September 24, 2019
Filed under City, Featured, Latest, Multimedia

[ngg src="galleries" ids="4" display="basic_imagebrowser"]The morning of Sept. 20, two dozen SF State students met on campus to join strikers in downtown San Francisco to participate in the global youth led climate strike.  Four million people took part in Climate Strikes across 185 countries, acco...

Students strike for sustainable future

Lance Tisuela
September 16, 2019
Filed under Campus, Life

Students from the Environmental Studies department are taking their passions beyond the classroom this week by organizing and holding events for global climate week on campus. Students from the Environmental Studies senior seminar class, the Environmental Resource Center (ERC) and professor Glenn Fie...

Students collect signatures to keep Accessible Technology Commons open

Students collect signatures to keep Accessible Technology Commons open

Carly Wipf
May 14, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Photo by LOLA CHASE/Golden Gate Xpress   Miwa Ikema sat outside the J. Paul Leonard Library collecting signatures to stop the May 23 removal of the Accessible Technology Commons, a room she regularly visits since she is blind and conducts research in Braille. She graduated SF State in 2016...

Challenges facing student parents alleviated by child care service

Challenges facing student parents alleviated by child care service

Camila Ramirez Diaz
May 14, 2019
Filed under Latest, Life

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the number of single mothers in postsecondary education more than doubled between 1999 and 2012— as of 2012, 11 percent of undergraduate students are single parents. The IWPR also states student mothers face many financial and time-related...

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