28 Feb 2011

House halts funding for Planned Parenthood, saves for the race track

The House made an appalling vote last week to strip federal funding from the national health care provider Planned Parenthood.  The anti-choice Congress touted a message of tough cuts for

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28 Feb 2011

What cold? Teams dive into Bay for a good cause

Despite chilly winds, a man in a giant penguin suit merely shivered before plunging into the frigid San Francisco Bay along with more than 600 others. The Special Olympics Northern

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26 Feb 2011

Gators squeeze past Wildcats in an overtime win

In a grueling, but thrilling, game against the Chico State Wildcats Friday, the SF State men’s basketball team overcame a late comeback and won 64-62 in overtime. The Gators’ six

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25 Feb 2011

Gators drop game against Stanislaus, season finale tonight

Heading into Thursday’s game tied for third place with Cal State San Bernardino in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, the Gators fell to 15-10 overall and 13-8 in the CCAA

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25 Feb 2011

Gators face tough loss against Lumberjacks

Coming off a two-game road trip, the SF State men’s basketball team entered its last homestand poised to avenge a three-point loss suffered earlier in the season to the Humboldt

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25 Feb 2011

A last-minute win for women's basketball against Cal State Stanislaus

Story by Al Scott, [X]press staff The SF State women’s basketball team narrowly escaped with a win Thursday against Cal State Stanislaus, avenging their six-point loss earlier in the season.

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24 Feb 2011

Outside auditor presents budgetary evaluation of University

An outside auditor released his findings today at the Nob Hill Room of the Seven Hills Conference Center, which challenged the appropriate utilization of $98 million in SF State financial

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24 Feb 2011

Architect unveils model for new performing arts center

Plans for the new creative arts building at SF State were unveiled today in the first public showcase of the University’s vision. Michael Maltzan, principal architect of the project, appeared

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24 Feb 2011

SFPD receives approval to research less-lethal weapons

The San Francisco Police Commission voted Wednesday to give the police department permission to research the feasibility, cost, training and development of a plan to allow officers to use less-than-lethal

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24 Feb 2011

Woman sent to hospital after accident on 19th Avenue

A woman was taken to the hospital this morning after she drove her small-sized pickup truck onto the ramp of a commercial utility truck, causing her vehicle to flip over onto 19th Avenue,

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23 Feb 2011

Referendum results released, faculty accepts alternative two

The faculty accepted alternative two of the college merger proposals by a narrow margin while striking down alternatives one and three, bringing to an end the weeklong referendum process. The

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23 Feb 2011

VIDEO: Sex educator advocates pleasure in all forms (NSFW-ish)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aAXOd3ZKmE[/youtube] Dildos, anal beads(NSFW), and fleshlights(NSFW) replaced textbooks, binders and planners at the Got Sex Toys? workshop where students learned the ins and outs of self-pleasure and proper sex toy

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23 Feb 2011

Chinese New Year celebration festive despite rain

Staff photographers Thousands flocked to downtown San Francisco for the Chinese New Year parade as rain poured down and the temperatures dipped to the low 40s Saturday night. Because of

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22 Feb 2011

San Franciscans exchange beats through an old favorite

  Some would say the window to the soul is through one’s iTunes playlist, and the San Francisco Mixtape Society intends to tell all. The San Francisco Mixtape Society, which

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22 Feb 2011

Academic Senate meets to discuss faculty input on UPAC

The Academic Senate met today to discuss the referendum regarding the University Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from eight to a six-plus-one structure, during which

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22 Feb 2011

Grant funds initial research for SF renewable energy plan

While San Francisco is most famously known for its cable cars, the Golden Gate Bridge and progressive politics, within the next decade it will also be recognized as the greenest

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22 Feb 2011

Gators net much-needed win after tough loss to Humboldt

SF State’s men’s basketball team closed out its Spirit Week game series this Saturday with a 58-55 win over Sonoma State University. Coming off of a loss from the night

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22 Feb 2011

Cee Lo's tribute to Elton John fails to impress

Cee Lo Green joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow and a band of Muppets for a performance inspired by Elton John circa 1977 at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. This odd

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22 Feb 2011

Students uneasy about college merger

As the possibility of a college merger becomes increasingly discussed throughout campus, many SF State students are finding that attending a university is more of a struggle than ever. With

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22 Feb 2011

State Sen. Leland Yee speaks about Asian-American political prominence

The growing political prominence of Asian Americans in California and the diversity of thought within the community came to the forefront Feb. 22 when SF State Alumnus and State Sen. Leland

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22 Feb 2011

Barbie learns a lesson at SF State

Whether you are full-figured, curvy or thin, whether you are a man or woman, chances are you have felt some unwanted pressure about your appearance at one point or another

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22 Feb 2011

Gator women hold chance at playoffs after last minute victory

The SF State women’s basketball team is now in contention for a playoff spot after beating Sonoma State Seawolves 49-43 at home on Saturday evening. The decisive victory leaves the

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22 Feb 2011

VIDEO: Dhamaka Dance Organization gives SF State some Bollywood style

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_cQDecKAvs[/youtube] Sounds of Indian music flood SF State every week as the Dhamaka Dance Organization practices Bollywood-style dance in Malcom X Plaza. “DDO’s goal is not only to get recognition

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22 Feb 2011

Leash ban could hold dogs back

Some San Francisco residents might find it difficult to imagine places like Fort Funston and Ocean Beach without dogs running freely along the coastline. But that vision may change if

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21 Feb 2011

Surprise fire drill shakes up Humanities building, tests system

The Humanities building received a late night jolt tonight at 7:30 p.m. when a semiannual fire drill signaled for students and faculty to evacuate the building. To simulate a real

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21 Feb 2011

Olmec civilization comes to life at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

Surrounded by relics of their past, the heads of ancient Olmec rulers sit, carved out of stone and preserved in the form of massive sculptures peering out at visitors. These

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21 Feb 2011

A date with Anyaka Munro

Jose Camins is a 28-year-old male passing time as a server at the Cheesecake Factory in San Francisco’s Union Square. He spends most of his day serving to the whims

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19 Feb 2011

Women's basketball suffers tough loss to Humboldt

The SF State lady Gators basketball team coped with a heartbreaking 65-66 loss Friday at home against Humboldt State. Humboldt State’s Bree Hasley tipped the ball into the Lumberjack basket

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19 Feb 2011

Gator men 14-9 after loss to Lumberjacks

The SF State men’s basketball team suffered a tough 78-65 loss at home Friday to the Humboldt State Lumberjacks. The Gators are 14-9 overall and 12-7 in the California Collegiate

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17 Feb 2011

National Condom Week brings promotion of the female condom

The Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health group gave out bags of free condoms and lubricant this week as part of National Condom Week. PEACH, a peer program dedicated to promoting

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16 Feb 2011

Faculty vote on college merger currently underway

A campus-wide faculty referendum is current­ly taking place this week concerning the Univer­sity Planning Advisory Council’s recommendation to reduce the number of colleges from an eight to a six-college “plus

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16 Feb 2011

Social media jolt for Middle East Revolution

You know it’s an amazing time when just about everyone can carry around some pissed off birds, an illegal record store, and can access every thought from friends and strangers

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15 Feb 2011

SLIDESHOW: Feathers fly at fluffy fight

[X]press photo staff Despite a drizzling rain that threatened to damper festivities, a large crowd of San Franciscans turned out at the Embarcadero tonight for what has become the Valentine’s

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15 Feb 2011

Offer made to former cheer coach in embezzlement case

Ashlee Nicole Haley, the former SF State cheer coach who is charged with 29 criminal offenses including one felony count of embezzlement, was set to have a recommendation for sentencing

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15 Feb 2011

VIDEO: The Vista Room serves five star cuisine in SF State's Burk Hall

It’s lunchtime on campus, and it’s time to weigh your dining options. Sure you could grab a burrito or a quick slice of pizza, maybe even salad if the mood

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15 Feb 2011

Staff Editorial: Parkmerced's unnecessary growth

What does $1.2 billion buy? Well, over the next few decades, it could potentially buy a complete transformation of the aging Villas Parkmerced development. If the plans go through, Parkmerced,

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