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ASI campaign encourages students to register to vote

ASI campaign encourages students to register to vote

Joshua Chan
September 26, 2018
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Associated Students Inc. urged students to register to vote on Sept. 25, as part of a nationwide campaign for National Voter Registration Day with Rock the Vote. The campaign comes shortly before midterm elections begin across the country, with California’s voting day slated for Nov. 6. Accordi...

SF State students take part in California Coastal Clean-up Day

SF State student Sawara Bhattarai picks up a straw at Fort Funston during the California Coastal Cleanup day on Saturday, Sept. 15. Along with 10 other students, Bhattarai went on this volunteer trip that was a part of the SF State campus recreation program’s month-long welcome-back campaign. (Brian Vu/Golden Gate Xpress)

Brian Vu
September 25, 2018
Filed under Life, News

Eleven SF State students decided to not sleep in last Saturday in order to participate in the California Coastal Clean-up Day at Fort Funston. The beach at Fort Funston Park buzzed with activity as dogs and their owners played catch, and friends and families placed litter into garbage bags. Overh...

Students, faculty exchange blows during self-defense training

Biology major Shannon Changizi and Vanessa Mariano, a business management major, practice a striking technique during the self-defense workshop at the Mashouf Center on Wednesday, Sept. 19. (Christian Urrutia/Golden Gate Xpress)

Paul Eichenholtz
September 22, 2018
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If it wasn’t for the smiles on their faces, you’d think SF State students and faculty had come to blows on Wednesday, Sept 19. But they’d actually gathered at Mashouf Wellness Center for a common cause that day — to learn self-defense. SF State instructor Stephanie Cyr, who held the self-defense wor...

Associated Students to celebrate Banned Books Week

Associated Students to celebrate Banned Books Week

Sylvester Enriquez
September 21, 2018
Filed under Life

The Associated Students’ Richard Oakes Multicultural Center will be celebrating Banned Books Week at the Cesar Chavez Center Plaza on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Banned Books Week will be featuring several spoken word performances by Hablo, Nickel Rivera, and Destiny Evans; as well ...

Poetry center debuts poetic series

Poetry center debuts poetic series

Chelsey Schallig
September 21, 2018
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SF State's poetry center is hosting their first new Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series on Sept. 26-27 at E. M. Wolfman Books in downtown Oakland. Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, poet-translator-activists, will be presenting their work around Antena, which focuses on language justice and language...

Korean Student Association celebrates culture, old and new

The popularity of K-Pop musical acts like 2NE1 Fire have drawn more people to participate in SFSU Korean Student Association events. (Courtesy of Wiki Commons)

Joshua Chan
September 20, 2018
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The fervor for K-Pop music is well entrenched among Korean Student Association (KSA) members, who gather during the annual culture and customs open house on Sept. 19 to revel in the ever-ubiquitous tunes as well as Korean dramas and more. “There used to be a lot more Korean participation, and now it...

College students need more education with STDs on the rise

A condom station in the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Oscar Rendon/Golden Gate Xpress)

Megan Fitzmorris
September 19, 2018
Filed under Life

Sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high and continue to grow each year. And although it can be an uncomfortable conversation to have, students need to take their sexual health seriously since the majority of cases are among young people between the ages of 15 to 24. “Students and ot...

Poetry Center hosts award-winning queer writers

Poetry Center hosts award-winning queer writers

Eliza Flynn
September 19, 2018
Filed under Life

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the critically acclaimed SF State Poetry Center hosted Whiting Award 2018 recipients, Brontez Purnell, and Tommy Pico, both prolific writers within contemporary LGBTQ+ spoken word and performance. Purnell, originally from Alabama, has been performing and writing in the Bay Area...

Housing crisis drives students to live in vehicles

Juan Martinez, who moved to San Francisco from Brazil, smokes cannabis inside his motorhome parked on Lake Merced Boulevard on Monday, Sept. 3. Martinez is one of many who are living out of their vehicles, either by choice or who are forced to, because of the lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area. (Lindsey Moore/Golden Gate Xpress)

Lorenzo Morotti
September 12, 2018
Filed under Featured, News

The lack of access to affordable housing on and off campus has pushed some San Francisco State University students to live out of their vehicles. Between 20 to 30 vehicles parked on Lake Merced Boulevard and Winston Drive, adjacent to campus, are motorhomes and vans that people of various ages and pr...

Black Unity Center town hall meeting discusses change within organization

Black Unity Center town hall meeting discusses change within organization

Alexis Manzanilla
September 8, 2018
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In the wake of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 SF State student strike, which was carried out by members of the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front, issues of undermining black students voice's and injustice to black faculty members remain. The Black Unity Center town hall meeting was...

Graffiti rages against SFSU construction, lack of student housing

Graffiti is visible on the west side of the Humanities Building at SF State on Aug. 29, 2018.   (GoldenGateXpress/Oscar Rendon)

Lorenzo Morotti
August 31, 2018
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Profanity-laden graffiti denouncing the demolition of student housing units appeared overnight last Wednesday at the construction site located at the Tapia Drive Triangle and the Humanities Building. The demolition is clearing space to build the $81 million Liberal and Creative Arts Building at Tapia Drive and a mixed-use student housing facility on Holloway Avenue...

Diverge: design students featured in annual fashion show

A model emerges from backstage to begin the walk down the runway during Runway 2018: Diverge on Thursday, May 2018.

Kemi Ike & Valeria Mejia
May 16, 2018
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Spirits ran high as Apparel Design and Merchandising students at SF State prepare to showcase their designs at this year’s runway show, Diverge.   The annual fashion show, which happens every spring semester, highlights the many pieces designed by SF State’s fashion design students.Kameron Santos, ...

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