XPRESS NEWS

23 Oct 2014

Campus Sustainability Festival encourages students to engage themselves in protecting the environment

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

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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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18 Oct 2014

Alumni and students celebrate 50 year masters program with memories and success

More than 50 years after the creation of the nation’s first ever graduate program for teaching English as a second language, SF State welcomed back alumni of the curriculum to

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17 Oct 2014

Slight fee increase per semester may enhance student representation in government

The California State Student Association seeks to push a yearly $4 fee for increased student representation in state affairs, which would take effect Fall 2015 if passed by the CSU

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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, SF State improv troupe, Zombie Nation teamed up with Neighborhood Emergency Response Team volunteers to spread earthquake safety awareness at this year's Quake in the Quad. Here, the zombies pretend to rise from the dead, after apparently dying in an earthquake, due to not following safety protocol.
17 Oct 2014

Annual Great California Shakeout and Zombie Nation team up for earthquake awareness

The living dead made an appearance in the quad yesterday, falling victim to the ground-shaking “Stop, Drop and Hold On” drill for the next big earthquake. As part of the

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16 Oct 2014

SF State student killed in alleged murder-suicide in SoMa District

The medical examiner identified 35-year-old Cecilia Lam, an SF State student, as the victim of an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in the SoMa District during a domestic dispute last week,

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16 Oct 2014

CFA reaches tentative agreement over labor contracts with CSU

SF State faculty marched along the corner of Holloway and 19th Avenue today, marking the 99th day without a new labor contract. Students and other organizations joined the California Faculty

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Ahkeel Mestayer (front right) participates in an exercise during the "Feminism for Bros" event at J. Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.
16 Oct 2014

Feminism for Bros workshop redefines theory as all gender-variant

A discussion-based workshop titled “Feminism For Bros” invited all genders to redefine what it means to be a feminist and joined the gender inequity conversation at SF State yesterday. “There

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Arsenije Peric, the music director for Talija, provides musical accompaniment with his accordion during a special guest lesson in the Gymnasium dance studio on Thursday Oct. 9, 2014. Peter Snarr / XPress.
16 Oct 2014

Campus consolidation pushes dance students out of studio

Dance students could lose one of two rehearsal spaces next semester to make room for a new museum in the Fine Arts Building, in an effort to consolidate the College

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Wendy Bloom, Campus Planner points to a before and after illustration at her computer of the wellness center is being built at SF State at Font and Lake Merced Boulevards Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The center will open in 2018, free for SF States and a fee for faculty. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.
16 Oct 2014

Future wellness center named after alumni donor

Funding for a new performing arts center will be redirected to construct a $86 million recreation and wellness center, which was recently named after the donor who contributed the largest

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History major Joseph Scimonelli registers to vote at the campus government and community relations table Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The event was intended to encourage students who have not yet registered to participate in the November election.
14 Oct 2014

University prioritizes student voter engagements in upcoming elections

As the Oct. 20 deadline to register for the general election approaches, SF State officials and students are focusing on campus political engagement. In an effort to get students involved

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14 Oct 2014

Trending gun violence sparks interest in students at Residential Life’s “Hands Up Don’t Shoot”

A somber ambiance filled the Towers at Centennial Square conference center as a timeline of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s death was read last night. The descriptions leading up to his Aug. 9

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XPRESS SPORTS

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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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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SF State Gator Jakob Velega, #9 freshman, fights for possession of the ball from UC San Diego Triton Kuba Waligorski, #4, during the soccer game at Cox Stadium Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Gators beat the Tritons 2-0.
20 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer comes back with a bang after rough past five games

Returning from a five game losing streak, SF State’s men’s soccer team came onto the field hungry for a win, defeating conference rival UC San Diego 2-0. “It’s just a

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SF State player Autumn Fox tries to steal the ball from Megan Kisslan during a home game against Cal Poly Pomona Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Gators lost 1-0 against the Broncos.
19 Oct 2014

Gators hobble off the field after draw with UC San Diego

After 110 minutes of grueling back-and-forth action between the SF State women’s soccer team and the UC San Diego Tritons, Sunday afternoon’s match ended in a 0-0 draw, and marked

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Bria Morgan (20) of the SF State Gators spikes the ball back to the CSU San Dominguez Hills Toros during a match Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The Gators won the match 3-0.
19 Oct 2014

Gators break season-long Saturday losing streak

The SF State volleyball team ended its winless Saturday streak yesterday with a three set sweep over visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Gators came out ferocious in the first

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The Gators rejoice after defeating Cal State L.A 3-1 in San Francisco Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
18 Oct 2014

Gators add another Friday night win to the list, hope for a successful Saturday

The SF State volleyball team continued to dominate Friday-night games yesterday, after the team won its eighth game of the season over visiting Cal State L.A. in four sets. The

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17 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer lose fifth game in a row, have high hopes to upcoming home game

SF State men’s soccer team dropped their fifth straight game Friday to No. 8 ranked Cal Poly Pomona 1-0 in double overtime off a goal from Alexander Turkson in minute

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17 Oct 2014

Gators find solid balance between sports and athletics

Though the reality of life for many SF State students has become the delicate balance between a job and school work, student athletes often substitute a paying job for the

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17 Oct 2014

Women’s soccer loses against Cal Poly after returning from three game road trip

After winning two of three games on its latest road trip, the women’s soccer team returned home Friday in hopes of continuing its winning ways, but lost to Cal Poly

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XPRESS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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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12 Oct 2014

Spacious stage times at Treasure Island Music Festival eases stress of large events

Outkast and Massive Attack are headlining at the eighth annual Treasure Island Music Festival and if you are attending, there is no way you’ll be able to miss either performance,

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11 Oct 2014

Six of the University’s own are proud to premiere their original films at Now and Then

On the screen, a drag queen pranced through a crowd onto the stage at El Rio, a neighborhood bar in San Francisco, and demanded people to get off her stage

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Annette Bening sits in a dressing room in the Creative Arts Building Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
11 Oct 2014

Actress Annette Bening revisits alma mater and treats theatre and cinema students to inspiring talk

While a crowd of eager students stood in the halls awaiting her presence, actress Annette Bening slowly toured the rooms of her alma mater’s theatre department, reminiscing about directors she worked

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Xavier Galinro and Don Allen Stevenson III, actor and director of the film "Change," celebrate their Jury Award and being selected as Campus Finalists at Campus MovieFest SF State on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The film is one of four at SF State that will go on to be screened in Hollywood.
11 Oct 2014

Students’ film highlighting the gentrification of the Tenderloin to screen in Hollywood through Campus MovieFest

Xavier Galindo and co-director Don Allen Stevenson III thought they wouldn’t be able to premiere their first film together after encountering issues with lawyers and consent forms from actors. To

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XPRESS OPINION

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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30 Sep 2014

Facebook infiltrates users’ private lives for profit

After seven years of sharing random aspects of my life to friends and acquaintances, I decided to delete my Facebook account permanently last May. I didn’t just wake up one

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23 Sep 2014

Big phones, small pockets: women’s clothing reinforces oppressive tendencies

The same week Apple live-streamed details of their new 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus for the modern folk to drool over, I innocently wore a

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