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SF State’s rugby club without a home

Steven Luke
September 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

SF State’s Rugby Club plays at a division 1-AA level and not only have to pay to play but lack a regular field to play their home games on. “We practice on the West Campus Green, and we play our games in several different locations around the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Victor Mendez one of the te...

SF State sued twice before third week of fall semester

Brian Neumann
September 5, 2017
Filed under News

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...

SF State grad’s brand turns five

Herbert Gracia and Johnny Travis pose for a portrait inside Faze Apparel in San Francisco on Saturday, August 26, 2017. (Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ian Firstenberg
August 30, 2017
Filed under Life

An SF State business major alumnus is celebrating his brand’s five-year anniversary on Sept. 2. Johnny Travis and Herbert Gracia, co-founders of FAZE Apparel, combating the rising tide of Instagram shopping and drone delivery with brand authenticity and community involvement.   FAZE, a ...

Students sue university

Students sue university

Brian Neumann
August 30, 2017
Filed under News

[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...

SF State athletics to remain under Division II competition

Ivan Corona
May 19, 2017
Filed under Sports

Almost two decades of Division II.  Students at SF State have been questioning why the university’s sports teams don't compete under Division I.  The Gators have been a part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II for 19 years. With the men’s basketball team...

Ayala-Hil looks to improve upon first season at SF State

Javier Ayala-Hil, head coach of the Gators men's soccer team, warming up during the team's spring training at Cox Stadium on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Ayala-Hil  is in his second year as head coach of the Gators. (Ivan Corona/Xpress)

Ivan Corona
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team is back to practice in preparation for their upcoming fall season after completing their 2016 regular season with a 9-6-2 overall record, only four points from a playoff berth. Head coach Javier Ayala-Hil was added to the Gator family last fall, two weeks prior to t...

J. The Jewish News of Northern California details rocky history between Wong and Jewish campus community

Audrey Garces
May 3, 2017
Filed under News

  J. The Jewish News of Northern California published a duo of damning articles this evening outlining President Wong’s rocky history with the Jewish community on campus. The publication, which covers a range of topics that pertain to the Northern California Jewish community, published a n...

SF State policy cancels under-enrolled courses

Jason Rejali
May 3, 2017
Filed under News

By Jason Rejali [email protected] SF State’s policy to terminate under-enrolled classes will affect students and teachers alike who fear the impact this will have on their futures. “I’ve had teachers call me, breaking down crying because they were afraid of losing their medical benefits...

Tuition freeze bill moves through state Assembly committees

Lea Fabro
April 20, 2017
Filed under News

The Higher Education Committee approved Assembly bills Tuesday that will benefit California students if passed, including one that would freeze tuition until December 2020. Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and leaders of the California Faculty Association authored AB-393, also known as the Student Protection Act, which could freeze California...

SF State embraces sexuality with new kink club

Students gather for a rope tying and bondage class held by the Kink Club on SF State Campus in the Cesar Chavez building on April 13, 2017. (Laila Rashada/ Xpress)

Madeleine Neale
April 19, 2017
Filed under Life

Kinks on Campus is a new student-run organization providing educational workshops, panel discussions and opportunities to build community through kinky sexuality. The group was recognized by the Associated Students, Inc. as an official club during the Spring 2017 semester, finally joining Stanfor...

University no longer gives letters for emotional support animals

Ali Simonson, a freshman from San Diego, poses with her dog of 3 years, Bella, outside of her dorm at the Village at Centennial Square on Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Lauren Hanussak/Xpress).

Rita Berrios Riquelme and Ian Sumner
April 12, 2017
Filed under News

Corrections: A previous version of the article mistakenly stated that ESA’s are covered by Americans with Disabilities Act, and that Dr. Cynthia Kay Chandler was at the University of Texas. A new policy began this semester that prevents Student Health Services therapists and doctors from wri...

SF State offers students free Giants tickets

Illustration provided by Roxanne Hernandez

Ivan Corona
April 5, 2017
Filed under Sports

SF State’s Residential Housing Association is giving away 145 tickets to next week’s San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. SF State students will have the opportunity to attend the Giants third annual San Francisco State University Night at AT&T Park on Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The giveaway will include a shu...

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