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Understanding culture means ignoring generalizations

(Illustration by Jourdan Ahn / Xpress)

Calla Camero
May 6, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Last weekend at work a customer asked me, “What are you?” Thrown off by the ambiguousness of the question, I thought to myself, "A woman?" After considering the unresponsive and confused look on my face, he rephrased the question to, “Like, what races are you?” I told him that I was half Filipino...

Congressman creates comic book to encourage youth

Donna Montero reads

Priscilla Salahuddin
February 20, 2015
Filed under News

Congressman and activist John Lewis called on students to stand up for their beliefs and speak out against social injustice at a discussion in the Library Annex Wednesday, Feb. 18. Lewis' visit to campus comes after the reveal of his comic book titled “March: Book Two,” released last month and...

SF State pledges to divest in fossil fuels over next five years

Gopal Dayaneni, from the justice and ecology project Movement Generation, speaks to a swarm of students at the end of the Divestment Convergence conference in Annex I at SF State Saturday, April 5.

Chloe Johnson and Brian Donovan
April 7, 2014
Filed under News

SF State became the first four year university to promise to remove all of their investments in fossil fuel companies. The decision is a major pledge by the university to strive for a more environmentally friendly campus. Gopal Dayaneni, from the justice and ecology project Movement Generation, speaks to a swarm of student...

VIDEO: SF State spices up Noise Complaint with Latin flavor

VIDEO: SF State spices up Noise Complaint with Latin flavor

Charlotte Boudesteijn
September 23, 2012
Filed under Life

Sweaty bodies, blazing trumpets and twirling hips all come together at Noise Complaint: Fiesta. The school dance party, organized by Student Life took place Sept. 22 at the Library Annex II at SF State. While Noise Complaint normally plays Top 40 hits and hip-hop, this "Fiesta" edition offered Merengue, Salsa and...

Mr. Fix It: Finding less crowded study areas at SF State

Mr. Fix It: Finding less crowded study areas at SF State

Brian Balisi
May 16, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

While I was enjoying my last day of the semester, vaguely listening to the professor give his final lecture while giving my full attention to Facebook, I realized my work as Mr. Fix It wasn’t quite over yet. A loyal follower posted a picture of students having to study on the floors of the new library be...

Hide your kids, hide your bikes: bike theft an epidemic in San Francisco

Lisa Carmack
September 1, 2011
Filed under Uncategorized

Using environmentally-friendly transportation is becoming a widely-accepted trend, but what happens if being green leads to losing up to thousands of dollars of property? In 2010, San Francisco was deemed the fourth worst city in the country for bicycle theft by the bicycle lock company Kryptonite...

Be safe: What to do in tsunami emergency

Xpress Staff
March 11, 2011
Filed under News

By Hang Cheng - special to [X]press [email protected] To-do list in case tsunami hits San Francisco: 1. Don’t panic. 2. Stay away from the beaches and coastal areas. 3. Pay attention to the news, alarms and any other announcement. Tune in to emergency broadcast stations, KCBS 740 am for English or...

Burk Hall fire drill successful

Aaron Salazar
March 3, 2011
Filed under News

A routine fire drill interrupted instruction in Burk Hall for about 10 minutes at 11 a.m. today. People could be seen hovering around the building as they awaited permission to re-enter the building. Safety officer for the environmental health occupational safety department, Andrew Yu, said the intention...

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