XPRESS NEWS

20 Nov 2014

Panel comes together for transgender day of remembrance

At three years old, Mitch Hymowitz told his parents that his penis was growing and that he couldn’t wait to get older and be a man. His parents fired back

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20 Nov 2014

Obama takes step in right direction for immigration policy in some students’ eyes

President Obama wielded his authority over Congress today with a plan for immigration reform that has the potential to ease the threat of deportation for millions of undocumented people–and students–living

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19 Nov 2014

ASI merger results in appointment of new interim director

A divided Associated Students Inc. board of directors confirmed Wednesday a letter of appointment for an interim executive director of the Enhanced Auxiliary, increasing administrative oversight of student government. The

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Crime scene investigators John Evans and Lyn O'Connor speak during an intermission in the preliminary hearing of Nikhom Thephakaysone at the Hall of Justice, Nov. 18, 2014. Nashelly Chavez/Xpress.
18 Nov 2014

Fingerprint links suspect to Valdez shooting

In a preliminary hearing postponed for months after SF State student Justin Valdez was shot and killed, investigators presented fingerprint analysis Tuesday to connect a suspect to last year’s murder.

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Cafe Rosso employees (Left to right) Oday Alsalni, hospitality and tourism major Ally Walker and Qaed Hammad hustle to serve the SF State lunch time rush Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Helen Tinna/Xpress.
18 Nov 2014

San Francisco minimum wage increase not applicable to on-campus employers

SF State student and bookstore worker Lindsi Lakatos has worked at the campus bookstore for two and a half years, and has found making ends meet on low wages to

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Parisian exchange students Brendon Novel and Auriane Denis-Loupof describe life in Paris during International Education Week in the Rosa Parks conference room in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Daniel Porter / Xpress
18 Nov 2014

International Education Week opens with foreign exchange students’ experiences

scar Villagrana knew he had made it to the right place when he arrived in Amsterdam and saw large crowds of people cruising down walkable streets instead of the gridlocked

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18 Nov 2014

Propsed UC system tuition increase stirs controversy among students

The University of California president’s proposal to increase tuition by 5 percent over the next five years, which is scheduled for a Nov. 19 vote, has drawn opposition from students

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15 Nov 2014

Parkmerced residents gather to discuss housing relocation

Hundreds of residents living in Parkmerced will be relocated as part of a redevelopment project to add almost 6,000 new housing units to the neighborhood starting next year. The project,

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14 Nov 2014

Conversion of one of two dance studios postponed until Fall 2015 semester

Dance students celebrated Thursday upon notification that the conversion of the dance studio in the Fine Arts Building room 203 would be postponed until the Fall 2015 semester. Daniel Bernardi, interim

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14 Nov 2014

CFA and CSU reach agreement on first-year contract, will negotiate for following years

The California State University board of trustees ratified a tentative agreement with the California Faculty Association Wednesday, which outlines a three-year contract for faculty members. Ongoing negotiations between the CSU and

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Miguel Castillo and Ana Morales pose for a photo in front of the make shift photobooth at the IDEAS meeting in the library Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
14 Nov 2014

Undocumented students come together to share stories and discover opportunities

Given another child’s birth certificate and instructed to lie about his mother’s name, Miguel Castillo was taken by a guide and smuggled across the border at just three years old.

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13 Nov 2014

ASI board of directors to temporarily remain in command of student funds after vote

Associated Students Inc. board of directors rejected a proposition that would authorize university supervision of student governed funds Wednesday, in an effort to maintain control of their accounts. The proposal

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Police caution tape stretches across the perimeter of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kelly Soderlund/Special to Xpress. Kelly Soderlund / Special to Xpress
13 Nov 2014

UPDATED: Bomb threat prompts student center evacuation

UPDATE: The San Francisco Police Department and University Police Department confirmed that the Cesar Chavez Student Center is safe to reenter, determining that there is no threat to the building.

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Mayoral canidate Joe Tuman poses for a photograph Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.Mayoral canidate Joe Tuman poses for a photograph Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
11 Nov 2014

Professor juggles workload during bid for Oakland mayor

When professor Joseph “Joe” Tuman gave a lecture on the regulation of Internet content to a packed classroom, he offered no hint that he was also running for mayor of

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11 Nov 2014

An Artist’s Account: dancer Matthew McKines

This is the first in a series of vignettes profiling students and the spaces they are going to lose as a part of the consolidation of the College of Liberal

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Lecturer Greg Woods poses in his office Saturday Nov. 8, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
11 Nov 2014

Students’ life experiences aid in research between police and community

When criminal justice lecturer Greg Woods started to notice that the least informed members of the community were the most disproportionately affected by the criminal justice system, it became clear

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SF State students dance in celebration of the role of art in health and creative change at the Future of Healthcare Conference 2014 in Jack Adams Hall Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Emma Chiang/Special to Xpress
09 Nov 2014

Stories of art and holistic health connect many at 2014 Future Healthcare Conference

After she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the symptoms of the disease started to take their toll, Elizabeth Jameson discarded her title as a public interest lawyer and immersed

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Katie Cantrell, executive director of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, gives a presentation on the negative environmental effects of factory farming Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
08 Nov 2014

Campus learns how severe factory farming’s impact is on the California drought

The founder of an Oakland-based nonprofit shook up SF State students today with some surprising statistics about the environmental impact of the factory farming industry and the dietary habits that

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XPRESS SPORTS

18 Nov 2014

Cross country team excels in heat, has high hopes for upcoming Regionals

SF State’s men’s and women’s cross country teams returned from incredible Saturday finishes, running over hills in 100 degree weather at the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship race, and now

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18 Nov 2014

Wrestlers test skills at Roadrunner open among Division-I schools

After an impressive win over the Division-I Cal Ploy Mustangs, the SF State wrestling team traveled to Fresno, Calif. to compete in the Roadrunner open and build off of their momentum.

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A shot on goal sails past Gators goalkeeper Cilian Variot during a match against Stanford Cardinals in Redwood City Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. The Gators lost 21-5. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
16 Nov 2014

Game against Stanford Cardinal marks sixth loss of season for hockey

SF State’s best hope at skating to its first win of the season got derailed Saturday night, as the team fell to 0-6 following a 21-5 blowout win for the Stanford

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12 Nov 2014

Seniors give an emotional goodbye in their final volleyball game

Senior night kicked things off for the Gators volleyball team with a packed gym chanted that “Go Gators” along side SF State’s cheerleading squad, while the team’s seniors Jacquie Brice, Melissa Horton

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Andrew Reggi poses for a picture the morning after winning his match 8-1 against Cal Poly Pomona in San Francisco Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.
12 Nov 2014

Wrestler works to become All American

Isolated, SF State wrestler Andrew Reggi stretched and waited patiently for his next match, while a song by rapper Drake rang through his headphones to block out the noise of the

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Jack Hyde high-fives a player from the girls soccer team, while he holds presents the team got for him. Coach of the women's soccer team at SF State, Jack Hyde, is retiring this season, so the team made Oct. 22 Coach Jack Hyde Day, right before the girls soccer team at Cox Stadium in San Francisco, Calif., on October 22, 2014.
12 Nov 2014

Coach Hyde says goodbye after 35 years at SF State

An illustrious 35-year coaching career came to an end for the father of women’s soccer at SF State this semester, when he decided to step down and end an era for SF State

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08 Nov 2014

Hockey continues losing streak against UC Davis Aggies

The Gators’ hockey season continued its downward spiral after suffering a 21-3 trouncing at the hands of the UC Davis Aggies in Oakland Friday night. It was the team’s fifth-straight

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07 Nov 2014

Volleyball wins final home game against Monterey Bay 3-2

The SF State volleyball team kicked off its final homestand with a dramatic 3-2 win over CSU Monterey Bay Friday night. The two teams had an even first set, exchanging

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San Francisco Giants fans celebrate their 2014 World Series victory in the Civic Center Plaza outside of city hall Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
01 Nov 2014

Giants fans celebrate at Civic Center after World Series win

The weather let up and the crowd thickened in the afternoon, where five Jumbotrons broadcasted from beyond as the San Francisco Giants parade made its final turn behind city hall.

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Manager Bruce Bochey accompanies the World Series Trophy during the parade Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
31 Oct 2014

Ecstatic Giants fans pack downtown streets for celebratory parade

Die-hard Giants fans crammed Market Street in San Francisco Friday afternoon for a parade to celebrate the city’s third World Series championship in five years. Fans waited behind the barriers

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SF State Gators player Karla Uribe and the rest of the women's soccer team decorate the railing at Cox Stadium to honor their graduating players on their last game Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
30 Oct 2014

Women’s soccer team says a bittersweet goodbye to their long time coach in unsuccessful final game of the season

In the final game of the season, SF State lost 3-2 to the Sonoma State Seawolves in a match that marked the last ever game for veteran coach Jack Hyde and for four seniors

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Fans celebrate the Giants victory during game seven of the World Series in the Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, October 29 2014.
30 Oct 2014

A city of success: Giants take home third World Series in five years

For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants gave its city and fans a reason to celebrate Wednesday night by defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in

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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Dominique Turner struts down the runway during the 2nd Annual Runway Show & Salsa Party at Jack Adams Hall Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
21 Nov 2014

Student models shine in runway show celebrating women of SF State

Dominique Turner, a third year Africana studies major at SF State, prides herself on her African American culture and her gender. Turner had an opportunity to express her pride in

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18 Nov 2014

SF Green Festival makes its rounds to educate community on living green

Green Festivals have been educating communities all over America for about 13 years now, providing healthier alternatives for living economically, socially and all-around environmentally. Thousands of people attended Green Festivals

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Associate professor of the communications department Christina Sabee and Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, Twitter's former chief scientist share the stage in the Humanities Auditorium, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Amanda Peterson/Xpress.
16 Nov 2014

Twitter’s former chief scientist talks social media, apps and finding happiness in it all

It’s not every day that a person would tweet about his or her departure at a company, to the company. Abdur Chowdhury, former chief scientist of Twitter, did so and

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The SF State University Chorus performing in the 13th annual Harvest Concert at Lakeside Church Friday Nov. 14, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
16 Nov 2014

Harvest Concert showcases SF State choruses’ semester-long training

Amid winter colds and midterms, four SF State vocal groups have trained all semester for a harvest concert where they performed their skills for charity. The concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church last Thursday featured four vocal groups:

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Yasmine Curmi, R and D for Galaxy Deserts, straightens the sample deserts for the guests at the Taste of the Bay event presented by the hospitality and tourism department at the City View on top of the Metreon in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
14 Nov 2014

Taste of the Bay finds new home in downtown San Francisco

Exquisite culinary creations, California-grown wines and panoramic views of downtown San Francisco brought foodies together to enjoy a night put on by the hard-working students of SF State. Students of

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13 Nov 2014

Timeline for attending the third annual Hungarian Film Festival at SF State

“The reason it began is because I am Hungarian, so there’s a personal connection there,” said Steve Kovacs, interim chair of SF State’s cinema department. Two years ago Kovacs and

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11 Nov 2014

Animation student finds inspiration from alum turned Pixar producer

From a monster-filled factory to talking cars, alumnus Jonas Rivera continues to expand our imaginations and inspire up-and-coming animators. Since his last class at SF State, Rivera has been a

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Frederik Green, Sylvia Lin and Howard Goldblatt speak with Huang Chunming, who could not attend the gathering due to a recent diagnosis of cancer, during Tales of a Beautiful Island, a reading of famous fictions written in Mandarin by Huang Chunming and translated into English by former SF State Professor Howard Goldblatt.
10 Nov 2014

Renowned Chinese translator and former professor shares insight on campus

Famed Chinese translator and former SF State Professor Howard Goldblatt returned to the University in a presentation of works by Taiwanese literary figure. The reading session last Saturday was organized

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Assistant professor Jackson Wilson of the recreation, parks, and tourism department speaks to a crowd of students who came to see the documentary "Oil & Water" at the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
08 Nov 2014

Cofan tribe leader shares an important message about oil production with SF State

Students crammed together and others settled on the tile floor as a large crowd spilled into the hallway of the Cesar Chavez Student Center for the viewing of an environmental documentary

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The audience gets a chance to ask questions about the films shown during Superfest, the International Disability Film Festival at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
04 Nov 2014

Comedic ‘Superfest’ discusses disability portrayal in film

“How many disabled people does it take to screw in a light bulb?” well-known stuttering comedian Nina G. asked the audience at this year’s Superfest International Disability Film Festival. “One

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Phil Shaheen of the Tijuana Panthers performs at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.
01 Nov 2014

Local musicians keep it creepy at The Depot

The Depot flooded with excited fans during their 3-band show the day before Halloween. The lineup included The She’s, Banshee Boardwalk and Tijuana Panthers. All three groups pulled an impressive

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Get It Indy performs a song for the first time at the The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2014.
31 Oct 2014

Rappers turn out for The Depot’s Turn Up event

The Depot created quite a stir at SF State as quick-spitted words and deep beats echoed through the Cesar Chavez Student Center from a group of up-and-coming Bay Area rappers who

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XPRESS OPINION

19 Nov 2014

Working in retail instills valuable traits in college students

As the holiday season fast approaches, any student working in retail knows the perils of trying to keep up with the pace of customer and managerial demands. Some say the

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18 Nov 2014

A line needs to be drawn in student-teacher relationships

It starts with a chat during a professor’s office hours. Then the relationship thickens, and a cup of coffee is shared among buddies. Soon after, the two find themselves getting

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Pedestrians walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 in San Francisco, Cali.
11 Nov 2014

Overcharged locals should not pay to walk across our bridge

The mind of a typical college student is racing with questions like, “How am I going to pay my rent this month?”, “Where am I going to get my next

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11 Nov 2014

Dying with dignity laws give us even more freedom

When 16-year-old Palo Alto High School student died last October after being fatally struck by Caltrain commuter train, authorities ruled it an apparent suicide. After hearing the news, I stopped

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11 Nov 2014

Loss of only lesbian bar in San Francisco defines the diminishing queer culture

San Francisco’s queer community is shrinking rapidly and it represents the fast death of the city’s culture. The Lexington Club in the Mission is the city’s only lesbian bar and

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04 Nov 2014

Measure E: More BS From the BOS

As San Francisco debates important issues like affordable housing and raising minimum wage, the Board of Supervisors is passionately pushing for a sales tax on sugary drinks known as Measure

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04 Nov 2014

Panic is transmitted faster than disease in America

Mass hysteria over Ebola has spread faster than the virus itself here in the United States. Although Ebola is a serious issue in Africa and surrounding countries where the virus

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04 Nov 2014

Prop. E raises money and awareness

It is November and San Francisco has finally approached the ongoing debate over the soda tax and the health impacts of sugar consumption. Yes, many people arguing against the soda

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03 Nov 2014

Prop E raises money and awareness of diabetes in our society

It is November and San Francisco has finally approached the ongoing debate over the soda tax and the health impacts of sugar consumption. Yes, many people arguing against the soda

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28 Oct 2014

California legislation does not do enough to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands

I will never forget the day that such a small object had so much control over my life. My friends and I were heading back to campus from Broad Street

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28 Oct 2014

Ray Rice domestic violence costumes remind us how much society needs to learn

Unfortunately, Halloween is no stranger to culturally misappropriated and wildly offensive costumes (queue Native American headdresses, blackface and poking fun at celebrity scandals), but the recently surfaced slew of Ray

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21 Oct 2014

Bay Guardian’s closure sparks new era in local journalism

Since the San Francisco Bay Guardian closed last week, columnists have been hypothesizing about the cause. Was it a bad business model or the paper’s dwindling progressive audience? Whether the

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