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Bomb threat remains unsolved

Jacquelyn Moreno, Staff reporter
February 4, 2020
Filed under Campus

On Thursday, Dec. 19 during the final week of the Fall 2019 semester, the university activated a campus closure, informing all students and faculty to stay off the main campus. The University Police Department’s online crime log would later list that a, “ false bomb threat reported to police” ha...

Engineering students demand renovations

Frank Sumrall
December 10, 2019
Filed under News

Classrooms littered with broken, outdated equipment. Part-time instructors with very little time and flexibility for office hours. Limited access to the already depleted resources available. A day in the life of an SF State engineering student is a difficult one, but the hole in the ceiling in one o...

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...

A disappearing city, gentrification, pollution, black masculinity in “Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Noor Baig, Staff reporter
October 22, 2019
Filed under Campus

From naked white men to charming sidewalk musicians to seemingly unhinged MUNI riders, there are just some characters one can’t avoid for too long while living in San Francisco. And if you stay long enough, you’ll often find that you have become one of the crazy, brazen passersby that you so often compl...

University launches ethical Artificial Intelligence program -Wilson

Wilson Gomez
October 22, 2019
Filed under Campus

As the sun began to set, two dozen students gathered in the J. Paul Leonard Library’s Events Room last Wednesday to hear about SF State’s newly created Ethical Artificial Intelligence curriculum — the first triple discipline graduate certificate in the country that focuses on AI.  The...

Hall of Justice to close no later than 2021

Sam Moore
October 22, 2019
Filed under City, News

San Francisco’s Hall of Justice, notorious for its frequent sewage overflows, asbestos-laden walls and — most notably — high chances of crumbling in the event of a large earthquake, will close no later than 2021, Mayor London Breed announced Thursday. The ominous gray building spans an entire c...

Global Museum exhibit focuses on indigenous communities

MJ Johnson
October 15, 2019
Filed under City, Latest, News

Hygrocybe noelokelani or “the pink rose in the mist” is a species of fungi found in the high elevation wet cloud forests of Maui. These pink little mushrooms are being threatened by climate change.  Professor of mycology Dennis Desjardin has dedicated his life to documenting disappearing fungi...

Stargazers welcome at SF State observatory

The observatory facilities were constructed simultaneously with the rest of Thorton Hall, including the retractable roof. (Photo by Juan Carlos Lara / Golden Gate Xpress)

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor
September 25, 2019
Filed under Campus, Featured, Latest

Starting Sept. 23, SF State’s observatory is hosting public viewing nights for the remainder of the semester allowing students and community members to gaze upon the stars, planets and beyond.  These nights are entirely student run, according to Adrienne Cool, a professor of astronomy and director...

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...

Researchers work to restore the life in the Coral Reefs

Karamel NunezMartinez, Editor in Chief
September 21, 2019
Filed under News, Science

SF State researchers are working to develop the most effective procedure to grow coral in a nursery and outplant it in the ocean to ensure the survival of this declining species.  Reefs are a crucial element in the survival and growth of marine life. Coral reefs are one of the most biologically di...

‘Mushroom guru of the West Coast’ inspires students, imparts expertise

‘Mushroom guru of the West Coast’ inspires students, imparts expertise

Cody McFarland
May 14, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Mycology professor Dennis Desjardin discusses mushroom taxonomy with colleague Charly Chahwan, chief scientific officer of SyntheX Labs, in the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium in Hensill Hall on April 19, 2019. (CODY MCFARLAND/Golden Gate Xpress)   Chased out a swamp by a cottonmouth in Louisiana....

SF Supervisors oppose “More Homes Act” despite housing crisis

SF Supervisors oppose “More Homes Act” despite housing crisis

Geoffrey Scott
April 24, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Despite the looming housing crisis, San Francisco supervisors passed a resolution opposing Sen. Scott Wiener’s “More Homes Act” on April 2, backing long-term property owners at the expense of future renters. The resolution against California Senate Bill 50, authored by District 4 Supervisor G...

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