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Pouring rights agreement falls flat as students rise up

SF State students attend a pouring rights town hall meeting with Associated Students Inc. and President Leslie E. Wong. where the president announced no pouring rights agreement will be made with a major soda at Seven Hills Conference Center at SF State Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

Ashley Bowen
December 8, 2015
Filed under Life, News

President Leslie E. Wong's refusal to sign a pouring rights agreement Nov. 19 drew critical interest from news organizations across the Bay Area, but also brought up the question of student power at SF State. Wong stated in an email that he decided to decline the agreement after considering health...

Gators ranked last in scholarship funds for conference

Gators ranked last in scholarship funds for conference

Tyler Lehman and David Curl
December 2, 2015
Filed under Sports

[media-credit name="Graphic by Eva Rodriguez" align="alignright" width="663"][/media-credit]Successful programs in the fiercely competitive California Collegiate Athletic Association depend on talented scholarship athletes to take them to the top. With the lowest scholarship funding in the conference, SF State faces the c...

Faculty space to reopen after 10-year hiatus

The Franciscan Building, built in December 1962, before it was demolished in 2005 to make space for the a new addition to the J. Paul Leonard Library, where the University Club had a restaurant and lounge for SF State employees and faculty. (Photo Courtesy of Joseph O. Diaz)

Genesis Chavez-Caro
December 2, 2015
Filed under News

SF State President Leslie E. Wong donated $100,000 this year to bring back the University Club on campus, according to the Campus Memo. The University Club was a restaurant and lounge for SF State employees designed to increase collaboration and foster a greater sense of community, according...

Student voice must be at the forefront of change

Xpress Editors
December 1, 2015
Filed under Opinion

President Leslie E. Wong announced that a pouring rights agreement would not be settled Nov. 19 to a bevy of students and faculty members in the Seven Hills Conference Center. The response from those in attendance was clear: Thanks for making the right decision, but include us in the conversation ...

Students voice solidarity at vigil for Paris victims

Students gather for the SF State Vigil Against Violence in Malcolm X Plaza Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. The vigil is in honor of death of Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi Gonzalez and many 

others during the attacks in Paris Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. (Melissa Minton / Xpress)

Renee Abu-Zaghibra
November 18, 2015
Filed under News

SF State senior Kareezia Younger said she was in her home, 20 minutes away from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, when she received an alarmed phone call from her mother Friday evening. What Younger didn’t know was that Paris was besiege by the deadliest terror attack France has ever seen. “I...

SF State prepares for heated pouring rights discussion

ASI Senior Program Advisor Muata Kenyatta (left) speaks to Real Food Challenge members An Bui (middle), a fourth year geography and history major, and Eden Edell (right), a third year environmental science major, regarding UCorp's proposed exclusive pouring rights partnership with SF State in the quad Wednesday October 21, 2015. (Joel Angel Juárez / Xpress)

Linda Karlsson
November 17, 2015
Filed under News

The campus community is preparing for a heated debate as students, faculty and staff get ready to meet with President Leslie E. Wong and the Pouring Rights Review Committee Nov. 19 to discuss whether SF State should sign a pouring rights agreement. “We pride ourselves on our students’ pa...

SF State alum honored for Hall of Fame success

SF State President Leslie E. Wong, right, honors Kevin Anderson, 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee, during the SF State 2015 President's Dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame Celebration at the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco Friday, Nov.6. (Qing Huang / Xpress)

David Curl
November 9, 2015
Filed under Sports

When Kevin Anderson picked up a phone call from the SF State Alumni Association, he didn't react, because he thought someone was playing a practical joke on him. Once Anderson, the athletic director at the University of Maryland, realized he was being honored by his alma mater with an Alumni Hall of Fame in...

Crowds building for Gators sports

David Tui, left, and other fans cheer for SF State Gators during the game won 3-1 against Cal State East Bay Pioneers at the Swamp at SF State Saturday, Sep. 19. (Qing Huang / Xpress

Tyler Lehman and David Curl
October 13, 2015
Filed under Sports

A glimmer of light reflected off of a snowy white volleyball as it floated, seemingly suspended in midair as if time had come to a halt. Gators hitter Jaclyn Clark leapt off the floor and smashed the ball down with authority between a scattered web of California State University, East Bay defenders....

Taser plan sparks mixed reaction

CSU Police logo at the SF State University Police, September 2, 2015. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

Renee Abu-Zaghibra and Avery Peterson
September 16, 2015
Filed under News

Campus police must undergo 36 hours of training before the University provides them with Tasers, according to a Statewide University Police Association official. Campus police won't be allowed to touch or hold a Taser until they complete an eight hour training class according to Jeff Solomon, the...

SF state faculty dive deep for undocumented students

Nancy Jodaitis (left), an AB 540 financial aid counselor at SF State, hugs SF State alumni Marcos Tapia (right) after swimming to shore during the Alcatraz Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. (Joel Angel Juárez /  Xpress)

Genesis Chavez-Caro
September 15, 2015
Filed under News

SF State faculty members and community activists swam from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park Sept. 13 to raise awareness and funds for Continue the Dream scholarships for AB 540 students. The "Swim for Sueños" fundraiser draws awareness about undocumented and AB 540 students. It also serves as a way...

CSU oversteps authority on Taser issue

Xpress Editors
September 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The California State University reached an agreement with the State University Police Association Aug. 27 that mandates that campus police officers have access to an array of equipment, including Tasers. In an email to the CSU presidents and police chiefs, among others, Assistant Vice Chancellor Micha...

SF State police equipped with Tasers despite history of opposition

Campus police facilitate a pedestrian safely awareness on the corner of 19th Ave. and Holloway at SF State Tuesday, Sept. 1. (Brian Churchwell / Xpress)

Renee Abu-Zaghibra
September 2, 2015
Filed under News

Access to Tasers will be mandatory for all University police following a recent collective bargaining agreement between California State University and the State University Police Association. Assistant Vice Chancellor of CSU, Michael Redmond, announced the agreement Aug. 27 in an email to all 23...

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