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University prepares for the ‘big one’

Assessors survey damage on the second floor between the old and new administration buildings (RON BINGHAM/GOLDEN GATER)

Joseph High
April 9, 2019
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Assessors survey damage on the second floor between the old and new administration buildings (RON BINGHAM/GOLDEN GATER)   In the event of a major earthquake, the nearly 30,000 students at SF State, as well as the University faculty and staff, may be unprepared. SF State Health and Safety Manager Jeff...

Students still champion climate reform despite knockdown of Green New Deal

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) speaks on the Green New Deal with Senator Ed Markey (right) in front of the Capitol Building in February 2019. (Photo by 'Senate Democrats' via Wikimedia Commons.)

Carly Wipf
April 2, 2019
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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (center) speaks on the Green New Deal with Senator Ed Markey (right) in front of the Capitol Building in February 2019. (Photo by 'Senate Democrats' via Wikimedia Commons.)    !function(e,t,s,i){var n="InfogramEmbeds",o=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0],d=/^http:/.test(e.location)?"...

Student Success Initiative doubles number of spots in Metro College Success Program

Photo by Webbi1987 via Wikimedia Commons.

Celine Herrera
March 5, 2019
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The Metro College Success Program is expanding the science academy from two cohorts to four due to an increase of interest in the field, according to Metro Student Services Director Rama Kased. Metro is a targeted outreach initiative to support first-generation, low-income students in their first two ye...

Tentative contract ends seven-day teacher strike

Eliseo Cañete, science teacher at Castlemont High School, waves a

Audrey Esomonu
March 5, 2019
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OAKLAND — Teachers returned to their classrooms Monday after seven days of strikes resulted in the approval of a tentative contract between the school district and the Oakland Education Association. Thousands of teachers and students filled the streets to demand smaller class sizes, additional school...

Safety apps alert students to campus shooting

Safety apps alert students to campus shooting

Carly Wipf and Jessica Delatorre
March 5, 2019
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Black students seek agency, voice

Black students seek agency, voice

Geoffrey Scott
February 26, 2019
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Black student organizations rallied to condemn the Division of Equity and Community Inclusion’s decision to remove the Black Unity Center’s administrative analyst, Hanna Wodaje, from her position in early February. Members of the newly-formed Black Student Alliance circulated fliers across campus...

Student witnesses aftermath of alleged robbery from University Park North High Rise

Student witnesses aftermath of alleged robbery from University Park North High Rise

Julie Parker
February 21, 2019
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A resident of the University Park High Rises at 255 Buckingham Way reported witnessing the aftermath of a robbery just before midnight Wednesday. Joshua Ochoa, a 21-year-old political science urban studies and planning major, told Xpress he heard a man screaming, “Help! Police!” at around 11:50...

Government shutdown ends before grant funds are affected

Government shutdown ends before grant funds are affected

Monserrath Arreola
January 29, 2019
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The western front of the United States Capitol Building. (Wikimedia Commons user, 'Noclip'/Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)   After a historic duration of 35 days, the partial government shutdown has temporarily ended. President Trump conceded to ending the shutdown for three wee...

Career Services aims to bolster reach, hire counselors

Orlando Harris, Director of Career Services and Leadership Development, has his portrait taken near Malcolm X Plaza at SF State's on Sept. 10, 2018. (Oscar Rendon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Lorenzo Morotti
December 18, 2018
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The office of Career Services and Leadership Development, which provides career counseling for students looking for employment or internships, has only two certified counselors for a campus population of about 29,500 students, according to the 2018 Enrollment Report. San Jose State Career Counselor Jud...

Marriott cancels campus visit hours before protests

Karla Ayala (right), 45, a five-year server at the Westin St. Francis hotel, demonstrates to demand better working conditions and to keep her benefits in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (Aaron Levy-Wolins/Golden Gate Xpress)

Lance Tisuela
October 31, 2018
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As Marriott workers fight against controversial  labor practices across the country, the seeds of dissent trailed back to the SF State University campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23 where students protested a Marriott recruitment drive inside the College of Business. SF State student Sherry Velazquez, 20, co-or...

Marriott recruitment event cancelled after student protest

Marriott recruitment event cancelled after student protest

Marisol Cabrera
October 24, 2018
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Students rallied outside of SF State’s Business Building around noon on Tuesday to protest Marriott employers coming onto campus to recruit business students to their company and explore its opportunities. Students and student volunteers gathered signatures outside of the Business Building to show their supp...

SF State judo looking into practice with UC Berkeley

Judo Club members Yevgeniy Sosnovskiy (bottom) grapples with Nicholas Mitchell during the club's practice session in Gym-149 on Wednesday, March 5, 2018. (Christian Urrutia/Golden Gate Xpress)

Brandon Tanguma
October 17, 2018
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SF State’s judo club is back for another semester and is hoping to enter a local tournament to test their skills against other colleges, such as UC Berkeley. Nick Mitchell, president of the judo club, discussed their plans for the fall semester, which include practicing with SF State’s jiu-jits...

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