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Dream Resource Center provides safe space for undocumented students

“Dream” light sign with a monarch butterfly at the Dream Resource Center at SF State on Feb. 7, 2017. Butterflies were a prominent decoration throughout the night. The butterfly has become a symbol of immigrant rights.
(Nicki McClelland/Xpress)

Nicki McClelland
February 10, 2017
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The SF State community celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Dream Resource Center in the Mary Park Lounge with food, refreshments, speeches and a spoken word performance Tuesday.   “It’s a beautiful thing, the celebration tonight. It’s a surreal thing,” said Norma Salcedo, AB 540 Dream C...

Undocumented Students in the Trump Era

Rita Berríos Riquelme
December 25, 2016
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What Will Happen to Undocumented Students in the Trump Era? The republican candidate to the White House and now President-elect, Donald Trump, promised to build a wall to keep immigrants from entering the country, to deport people who do not have papers and to make “America Great Again,” blaming ...

Remembering SF State alumna Donna Kellogg

MJ Ongoy
December 6, 2016
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32-year-old recent SF State graduate Donna Kellogg was one of the first victims to be identified after the Ghost Ship blaze that occurred Friday night in Oakland. Her mother and stepfather were notified in Salinas, Calif. around 3 a.m. Sunday morning according to People.com. Friends, family and ...

SF State remembers Michela Gregory

MJ Ongoy
December 6, 2016
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Twenty-year-old SF State Metro Academies student Michela Gregory was among those who perished in the tragic Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland over the weekend. In an email sent out to the SF State community, President Leslie E. Wong addressed the incident that claimed more than 30 lives. “...

Faculty accuse SF State of breaching contracts

Nik Wojcik
November 25, 2016
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What constitutes a legally binding contract? The answer to that question has several SF State faculty members at odds with University administration. An article published by Inside Higher Ed on Monday has exposed what seven professors are calling a breach of contract, and that number is quickly growing. It is common practice fo...

Emotions run high at post-election open forum

Students share their opinions about the presidency of Donald Trump during the Community Forum in Jack Adams Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. (Kayleen Fonte/Xpress)

Karina Bueno
November 11, 2016
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Mariel De Paz, political science major, wearing a shirt that read ‘Undocumented and Unafraid’ in bold white letters tearfully expressed how she felt post election in an open forum organized by the University on Thursday. “I got home and my mother was crying. She felt like she couldn’t protect me and ...

SF State students march against Trump on Market Street

Students pose for a picture in Malcolm X Plaza at SF State holding signs in protest of President Elect Donald Trump winning the presidency on Nov. 9, 2016 (Breanna Reeves/ Xpress).

Breanna Reeves
November 9, 2016
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[slideshow_deploy id='74387']   SF State students waved flags representing Mexico and LGBTQ+ and held signs with messages like "Dump Trump" as they gathered in Malcolm X Plaza on Wednesday. With plans to march in solidarity against President Elect Donald Trump and join protesters downtown, t...

Posters found on campus linked to conservative activist group

Posters found on SF State campus, Friday, were claimed to be the work of the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Nick Madden
October 14, 2016
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The David Horowitz Freedom Center, a conservative activist group, took responsibility for posting fliers around the SF State campus on Friday that depicted a professor as a terrorist sympathizer, according to a press release issued by the center.     “Our goal in placing these posters on...

SF State student found dead near campus

Jordan Vail
October 6, 2016
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An SF State student was found dead near Stonestown Galleria on Wednesday, according to a statement released by President Leslie E. Wong. A police investigation is underway in the death of the student, accounting major Maxim Tolstov. Foul play is not suspected, according to the statement. “We extend our...

Tax would levy 1 cent per ounce

An SF State student buys a Diet Pepsi from The Lobby Shop in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016. San Francisco voters will decide whether or not to add a tax on sugary beverages this upcoming election, that would levy a 1 cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages.

Nik Wojcik
September 21, 2016
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San Francisco voters will decide whether or not to add a tax on sugary beverages this November. Proposition V, if it passes, would levy a 1 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, sweetened ice tea and energy drinks. It would not change taxes paid on food or other beverages. ...

Petition criticizes SF State’s relationship to Palestinian university

Petition criticizes SF State’s relationship to Palestinian university

Kelsey Lannin
September 10, 2016
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Amid ongoing tensions at SF State surrounding Jewish and Palestinian relations, a petition questioning the University’s partnership with a Palestinian university has garnered nearly 1,300 signatures since Wednesday. The partnership with An-Najah National University, in the form of a memorandum of understand...

Student protests result in new protocol

Student protests result in new protocol

Ahalya Srikant
September 9, 2016
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The University has introduced new and more effective protocol for dealing with protests after a heavily criticized handling of a visit by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.   “We failed our students,” President Leslie E. Wong said in a statement released about a five-step protocol that will be used f...

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