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Early morning power outage alerts leave students in the dark


Celine Herrera
February 19, 2019
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Student Affairs and Enrollment Management sent out a series of early morning texts, phone calls and emails Thursday to announce the closure of campus due to a power outage, but two hours after the first alerts, another series of communications circulated, reversing the announcement. Many students,...

Support group helps students with anxiety

Photo by Janae Rodriguez

Janae Rodriguez
February 17, 2019
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In today’s world, mental health issues are very common, especially with young adults. For example, according to the Child Mind Institute, nearly one in three adolescents will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder by the age of 18. “Almost all of us, but especially students, are confronted with...

Gator Pass relies on student fee to boost BART discount

People enter the 24th Mission Street BART station using their Clipper cards on Saturday, Jan. 26 in San Francisco.

Xpress Staff
February 12, 2019
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SF State students will receive a 50 percent fare reduction on BART rides with the use of the Gator Pass starting March 1, but because the program is funded by student fees and not used by all, some students feel duped. An email from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management was sent to students Jan....

SF State student filmmakers shoot Western

Producer Jeep Tatcher (left), director Jake Naso (center) and producer Maddy Graves (right) sit in one of the Cinema production labs while discussing the process of making their film

Alexis Manzanilla
December 25, 2018
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Close quarters, unpredictable weather and sandy wind was the setting in which SF State student filmmakers shot their film. “Saguaro,” is a film directed and produced by Jake Naso, Maddy Graves and Jeep Thatcher. Naso said he and his colleagues started the film about a year ago and finished filming...

SF State shrugs off sexual harassment complaint, says student

SF State shrugs off sexual harassment complaint, says student

Chelsey Schallig
December 19, 2018
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Two women are calling out SF State claiming that university authorities shrugged off their complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment on campus. Former student Isabelle Shin and current student Edee Huff turned to Twitter last October, frustrated over what they say was SF State’s f...

Legal definition exclusionary Transgender; students react to Trump’s failed promise to protect individuals

Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington, DC USA

Eliza Flynn
December 18, 2018
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On Oct. 21 the New York Times broke a story about a Department of Health and Human Services memo indicating the Trump administration was seeking to exclude transgender people in a new legal definition of gender. This would reverse Obama-era executive actions that allow trans and non-binary identifying...

“Gator Grub Alerts” helps students find free food on campus

Gator Grub Alert sends notifications to students who login and opt-in on the SF State app and went live on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (Christian Urrutia/Golden Gate Xpress

Alexis Manzanilla
December 18, 2018
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"Free food” is an eye-catching title for most college students, especially in San Francisco. According to Feeding America, as of 2016, more than 125,000 San Franciscans are food insecure. Much of this food insecurity is a result of the high cost of living in the city. SF State students are not immune...

SF State popular choice among international students

SF State popular choice among international students

Chelsey Schallig
November 26, 2018
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San Francisco is diverse in art, religious beliefs, gender, cuisine and political beliefs. This diversity permeates throughout campus and within the programs and events offered to students, which allows them to discuss the differences in individuals. According to College Factual, SF State has an overall high score...

Super commuting ‘sacrifice’ takes toll on SF State students

The traffic caused by commuters starts around 4 p.m. and lasts until around 6 p.m. A large contribution is due to the influx of commuters living in the city. (Nicole Newman/Golden Gate Xpress)

Maci Martell
November 25, 2018
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On an average school day, SF State student Lianna Reich, 25, will leave her home in Healdsburg, California around 7:15 a.m. to embark on her commute. She will take a car, a train and two buses to get to campus, getting there by around 11 a.m. Reich is a junior majoring in English education. She’s also wh...

Documentary recalls police brutality of 1968 SF State student strike

Lee Heidhues, a former journalist on The Gator newspaper and 1969 SFSU alumnus, asks a question to a panel of Xpress editors during the SFSU journalism department's event commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 Strike at SF State in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Aaron Levy-Wolins/Golden Gate Xpress)

Geoffrey Scott
November 17, 2018
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An SF State alumnus who wrote for the student newspaper from 1967 to 1969 provided a first hand perspective about the university’s most tumultuous times as a documentary about the harrowing 1968 campus strike served as a backdrop. Award-winning documentary Agents of Change depicts 50-year-old b...

Danny Glover urges ‘beleaguered’ SF State students to organize

SF State alumnus Danny Glover speaks at the “SF State Student Strike 50th anniversary” event, held in the Conference Towers on campus in San Francisco, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Evan Moses/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Eliza Flynn
November 15, 2018
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When SF State alumnus and Hollywood actor Danny Glover gazed out to a crowd of students from his stage at the SF State Towers Conference Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, he was transported to half a century ago when he and thousands of other students took over the campus to demand change. “When I loo...

SF State film students go to China

SF State film students go to China

Celine Wuu
October 9, 2018
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Over the Summer, 18 SF State students travelled abroad to China to film and produce four documentaries in the course of the three weeks The trip was organized by SF State film professor Weimin Zhang and is the only study abroad program offered by SF State that deeply immerses students in a foreign...

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