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30 Oct 2014

Faculty votes unanimously to merge dance program with theater arts

Theater arts faculty members and two tenure track dance professors voted to move the dance program out of the School of Music and Dance and into the theater arts department

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30 Oct 2014

Midterm Elections 2014: State propositions and elections

With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, voters will soon pile into poll booths next Tuesday, casting their ballots to determine the fates of local and statewide elected positions

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30 Oct 2014

Midterm Elections 2014: Local measures

With the 2014 midterm elections around the corner, voters will soon pile into poll booths next Tuesday, casting their ballots to determine the fates of local and statewide elected positions

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30 Oct 2014

Valdez trial postponed after Assistant District Attorney falls

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of murdering SF State student Justin Valdez was postponed until Nov. 18, due to Assistant District Attorney John Rowland’s sickness. Judge Brendan Conroy

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The Persian Studies Center in the Humanities Building Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.
28 Oct 2014

Student enrollment decrease for Persian studies

Low student enrollment in the Persian Studies program triggered three class cancellations this fall, causing concern within the 2-year-old minor. “I’m worried that they’re going to take it away,” said

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Pro-Palestinian protestors march along 7th Street toward the Oakland shipyard in an effort to block Israeli cargo company Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
28 Oct 2014

Pro Palestinian protestors continue blockade of Israeli cargo ship in Oakland, have high hopes for near future

A crowd of pro-Palestinian protesters rallied last Sunday in West Oakland as part of continued efforts to deter the unloading of an Israel-based shipping line. Participants at Block the Boat,

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28 Oct 2014

Demonstrators attempt to take the future of city college into their own hands during commission trial

The accreditation saga of City College of San Francisco embarked on a new chapter yesterday as the trial against the accrediting commission threatening its existence commenced. Dozens of demonstrators gathered

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Nes-Per-N-Nub rests beside the lid to his inner sarcophagus while the two outer sarcophagi stand on display in the background Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
28 Oct 2014

Mummy and accompaning Egyptian artifacts find new home in college consolidation

The Sutro Egyptian and Treganza collection will be moved as part of the University Museum’s relocation into the Fine Arts building next semester for specialized care and greater student accessibility.

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26 Oct 2014

Campus offers a portal to the past with a collection of decades old items

A new exhibit is bringing a hidden timeline of artifacts from SF State’s performance history to J. Paul Leonard Library this October. The exhibit, titled That’s Entertainment, runs from Oct.

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24 Oct 2014

University granted $17 million in mission to expand diversity in sciences

The National Institutes of Health granted SF State $17 million this month to promote the success of marginalized students and train faculty within the natural sciences. NIH, a national medical

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23 Oct 2014

Campus Sustainability Festival encourages students to engage protecting the environment

SF State students and volunteers from around the Bay Area came together last week to celebrate the fourth annual Campus Sustainability Festival with environmentally friendly activities like planting fruit orchards

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Marli Diestel, an environmental studies major, expresses concerns about sustainability on a dry erase board during the Academic Senate's Strategic Plan meeting in the SF State Gymnasium Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
22 Oct 2014

University officials give campus a chance to speak up about the future of SF State

Students and faculty were given the opportunity to voice their opinion on SF State’s drafted strategic plan for the future by scribbling their ideas on whiteboards yesterday in the Gymnasium.

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SF State students fall to the ground at the Die In in memory of all of the innocent lives lost through police hands. The attendants came together to march in a national day of protest to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Malcolm X Plaza. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.
22 Oct 2014

Students drop in Malcolm X Plaza in demonstration against police brutality

At the sound of three bangs, dozens of bodies dropped to the ground of Malcolm X Plaza as a part of a “Die In” demonstration for people killed by police brutality.

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Portrait of Cecilia Lam.
22 Oct 2014

SF State student remembered as hard-working, passionate woman

Roller backpack in tow, Cecilia Lam would tap down the campus halls with her Hello Kitty walking-cane, her sounds alerting classmates and faculty of her presence. Lam, a fearlessly outspoken,

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22 Oct 2014

University debates controversial fees that could begin 2016

SF State students could face a student success fee on top of their tuition starting in 2016 if faculty, administration and the student body can all agree–and the governor is

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19 Oct 2014

Hosts of parties with underaged drinking could face steep fines in Daly City

The Daly City Council approved, in a 4-1 vote, an initial amendment to its existing law Oct.13 allowing police to cite party hosts up to $2,500 where underage drinking is

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Cephus Johnson, SF State alumni and the founder of the Oscar Grant Foundation speaks to students about his nephew's death and about student activism against police brutality and police shootings at the J. Paul Leonard Library in the event room, 121 at SF State, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
19 Oct 2014

Oscar Grant’s uncle opens campus to a delicate conversation with powerful words, memories

Oscar Grant’s uncle spoke to students at SF State Wednesday and led a pledge to stand up against police brutality, which he said is increasing for young men of color.

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Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, poses for a photo after his lecture on "Updates From the Front Lines of the Climate Fight" at McKenna Theatre Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
19 Oct 2014

Global warming and SF State: famous environmentalist Bill McKibben shares thoughts on campus

Best-selling author and outspoken environmentalist Bill McKibben lit a fire underneath SF State students Thursday with a lecture on climate change and the global fight for environmental justice. SF State’s

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XPRESS SPORTS

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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San Francisco Giant's fans celebrate the third World Series win in the last five years by starting fires and rioting on Valencia Street in the city's Mission District on Wednesday night Oct 30, 2014.
30 Oct 2014

Dynasty of Destruction: Giants fans destroy the Mission’s streets following World Series win

Fans in the downtown area of San Francisco upheld their tradition of marching from the Civic Center down towards the Embarcadero shortly after the Giants took their third World Series

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Redshirt seniors Andrew Reggi and Vicente Aboytes in the SF State wrestling room, where they train and practice, Friday, Oct. 26, 2014. Both said they were looking forward to what is to come this season as they enter their fifth year on the SF State wrestling team. Lorisa Salvatin/Xpress.
29 Oct 2014

Season preview: Gator wrestling looks forward to national title with new talent

With the 2014-15 season looming, the SF State wrestling team will lean on the experience of 10 letterwinners and one All-American to lead the team to hopefully its first national

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28 Oct 2014

Giants face harsh defeat against Royals in World Series game 6

Converging upon Civic Center in downtown San Francisco to watch the Giants clinch a World Series victory has become an every-year tradition for fans, but Tuesday night marked the first

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Teams Bobby "Small Hands" Medina and The Milkman go head to head at the beginning of the final round of SF State's Annual Costume Dodgeball Tournament from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Gymnasium.
28 Oct 2014

From Hermione to Captain America, all battle in annual Costume Dodgeball Tournament

Dodgeball made its way to SF State Friday in tournament fashion, with the final round coming down to a friendly rivalry between teams Bobby Small Hands and The Milkman. The

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26 Oct 2014

Gators hockey club continues a rough start to the season with third loss at home opener

The struggles continued for the Gators hockey club after they dropped the home opener rematch Friday night with the San Jose State Spartans 12-0 at the Oakland Ice Center. The

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Gator Jakob Velega, #9 senior, dribbles the ball around Hawaii Hilo Vulcan Cristian Ruelas, #22 junior, in Cox Stadium at SF State Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The SF State Gators beat the Hawaii Hilo Vulcans 1-0 in over time. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
24 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer wins against the Vulcans two minutes into overtime

  SF State men’s soccer defeated Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans Wednesday in a long and frustrating bout, thanks to late in the game heroics from juniors Colt Reichl and Sam Merritt. The

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23 Oct 2014

Fans let down after Giants lose Game 2 of the World Series to Kansas City Royals

What started out as a slugfest between Major League Baseball’s best teams, turned into a lopsided blowout after the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 at Kauffman

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Hawaii Hilo Vulcan player Alexandra Marin, #11, slides to block a cross by San Francisco Gator player Kelsey Wetzstein, #21, at Cox Stadium Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014. Sara Gobets/Xpress.
22 Oct 2014

Women’s soccer draws against the Vulcans in third overtime game of the season

With the season dwindling down for the SF State women’s soccer team, the Gators have become accustomed to overtime matches, after a 0-0 draw with the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans. Wednesday’s finish

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A basketball lies in the gym at SF State as the men's basketball team prepares to begin its season Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
22 Oct 2014

Men’s basketball prepares defense for the start of the 2014-2015 season

After losing seven seniors and with the 2014-2015 season right around the corner, SF State’s men’s basketball team is focusing on team chemistry and the importance of defense to lead

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22 Oct 2014

Volleyball mid season review: Fall 2014

Going into the season, the SF State volleyball team had 33 votes on the coach’s poll to finish in last place. Here at the midpoint, the team defied the bottom-feeder

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Juan Santamaria, a senior Latin studies major, cheers for the Giants during the bottom of the ninth inning during Game 1 of the World Series with the SF Giants against the Kansas City Royals at the Pub at SF State Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.
21 Oct 2014

Campus pub floods with cheers as Giants win World Series Game 1

Classes at SF State weren’t cancelled Tuesday night, but they probably thinned out a little bit as Giants fans poured into The Pub on campus to watch the Giants take

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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

28 Oct 2014

Design and industry student creates award-winning product to help eye drop users; seeks to replace current poorly-designed bottles

Graduate student Trevor Myers went above and beyond to design an innovative eye dropper bottle, and now seeks to propel his prototype forward to help people facing difficulties with the

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26 Oct 2014

Alumnus shares experiences in entering the start up world soon after leaving college

When Brian Bastida graduated from SF State, he didn’t expect his college education to land him a job with a startup company called Eat Club. Instead, he was studying to

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Lo Prentiss, playing Jean, and Jacob Hsieh, playing Dwight, bows after "Dead Man's Cellphone", a comedy by Sarah Ruhl, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in the Little Theater.
22 Oct 2014

Dead Man’s Cell Phone premiere creates buzz and laughter with SF State audience

A quiet café is where it all went down. A woman sat at a table addressing thank-you cards, when the bothersome buzz of a man’s cell phone begins. This new

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Author Don Waters signs a copy of his book for creative writing major Jessica Gonzalez, senior, after a lecture in the Humanities Auditorium Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Martin Bustamante/Xpress.
21 Oct 2014

Creative writing alumnus turned author shares excerpts from new book with students

Vivid depictions of the sprawling emptiness of the Southwest, drug smuggling and the importance of multi-generational friendships are what readers can expect from Don Waters’ new book “Sunland.” Waters, a

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Chillwave group, Washed Out, performs at Treasure Island Music Festival on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.
20 Oct 2014

Hip hop and electronic music alike draw thousands to the annual Treasure Island Music Festival

A cloud of marijuana smoke, a sea of dancing bodies and live, non-stop music engulfed Treasure Island this past weekend at the eighth annual Treasure Island Music Festival. The two-day

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Eva Treadway plays with her band, Big Range and the Rangers at The Depot on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress.
19 Oct 2014

Music and Giants fans celebrate together at the Depot

Fans merged last Thursday night when students celebrating the Giants win blended with concertgoers enjoying a four-band show at The Depot. The room took an hour to fill up completely

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Renowned jazz saxophonist, Greg Osby, tunes his instrument before conducting a jazz master class in Knuth Hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
18 Oct 2014

Renowned saxophonist lands in San Francisco, inspires young musicians with words and performance

Students gathered at Knuth Hall last Wednesday to view famous jazz musician Greg Osby who visited SF State to recite with his band as well as educate musicians and audience

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Painting by Damon Lee Johnson "Shuja" an artist featured at the exhibition at SF State in the art gallery showing of The Rose That Grew From Concrete art exhibit at The Art Gallery in the Cesar Chavez Student Center had art on display of art works from individuals who are formally presently incarcerated.
17 Oct 2014

Campus art gallery partners with Project Rebound to share prisoners’ work

An intimate group, comprised of formerly incarcerated individuals, art gallery employees and a couple of SF State students, gathered on campus to discuss racial disparities and unjust treatment in the

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Sweethearts Kingston Faraday and Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, both actors in the film "Black is Blue," attend Queer Shorts, a screening of SF State faculty and alumni films on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in the Coppola Theater.
14 Oct 2014

LGBTQ short films honor the strength in coming out

SF State faculty and alumni received heartfelt gratitude from the audience after showcasing their short LGBTQ films during a screening in honor of National Coming Out Day. “Queer Shorts” was

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Serbian dancers perform Talija Art Co. dance routines, in the McKenna Theatre at SF State, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
13 Oct 2014

International dance troupe moves with color in first San Francisco performance

The dancers of Talija Art Co., clothed in brightly colored traditional dress, treated SF State to folk dances originating from the Balkan region for their first-ever San Francisco performance. Having

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The trumpet section plays during a rehearsal with the SF State Wind Ensemble in preparation for "A Honeymoon in Paris" Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.
13 Oct 2014

New music conductor leads wind ensemble in first concert of the year

The smooth, rhythmic sounds of trumpets, flutes, saxophones and other wind instruments were guided by SF State’s new part-time music conductor Troy Davis last Thursday. The SF State Wind Ensemble

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People, artists and vendors gather together on Noriega St. for the first annual Ocean Beach Music and Arts Festival Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
12 Oct 2014

Ocean Beach Festival reaches new appeal with local bands to cultivate community in Outer Sunset

A new name, live bands and a committed group of business owners combined to make a fun day come together for residents of the Outer Sunset. The Ocean Beach Music

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XPRESS OPINION

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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21 Oct 2014

Stop using feminism for your personal benefit

Feminism is for everyone, but both women and men continue to misconstrue the true meaning of feminism and what it really stands for. A Nigerian writer once defined a feminist

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19 Oct 2014

Please, think twice about bringing your four legged friend on the road with you

On an unusually hot San Francisco day, I came across a dog, trapped in a car and whining in the parking lot of a Target in Daly City, Calif. The

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15 Oct 2014

University funds should be spent on students, not buildings

Capital funds don’t come along easily, so when they do, they better be spent on something worthwhile. A $86.4 million wellness center—or a campus extension in Hunter’s Point—may be nice

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15 Oct 2014

The CSU system promise to install more gender-neutral bathrooms

This month, University of California President Janet Napolitano pledged to make several single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral on all ten UC campuses in an attempt to make the campus more LGBTQ friendly.

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15 Oct 2014

Women should explore their options for safe sex

Have you thought about how great sex is lately? Honestly, take a minute. Sex is normal and something you think about every day. But there’s a huge difference between thinking

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14 Oct 2014

It’s Complicated: Fans are stuck in a struggling relationship with the Oakland Raiders

I’ve been in an abusive relationship with the Oakland Raiders for 12 years, and the name-calling and the double takes have only gotten worse. “Get rid of that backpack!” I

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07 Oct 2014

Elected student officials should be expected to meet a higher GPA than 2.0

Midterms are overwhelming the masses, students are scrambling to pay rent and our student leaders in Associated Students Inc. are dropping like flies from their elected positions. Welcome to week

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01 Oct 2014

Using fake names online creates issues in real life

Today, more than half of people over the age of 25 use smartphones and tablet devices to email, browse the web or connect to social media. But 30 years of

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01 Oct 2014

AMCHA is too aggressive about anti-Semitism

Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In

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