21 May 2011

PHOTOS: San Francisco State commencement 2011

Browse the Xpress photo gallery of the San Francisco State commencement ceremony at Cox Stadium May 21.

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19 May 2011

10 cheap things to do this summer for penny-pinching students

After tuition, books, rent and all the other countless academic expenses, students can be left feeling a little strapped for cash by the time summer rolls around. Don’t worry! Here’s

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19 May 2011

Intimate graduation ceremony draws families of Latino graduates

Excited chatter echoed through the hall as students, decked out in royal purple and gold caps and gowns, waited somewhat impatiently for their ceremony to start. The faint aroma of

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19 May 2011

SF State aims to make dorm move-out easier on the environment

BY BRITTNEY BARSOTTI/ SPECIAL TO XPRESS In previous years, the massive move out from the dorms at the end of the year resulted in mounds of items spilling into the

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19 May 2011

Brown's tax extensions would prevent 32% tuition increase

Analysis For students who are tired of balancing the high cost of tuition with a Top Ramen diet and massive debt, be prepared — things could get much, much worse.

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18 May 2011

US Ambassador to Australia to speak at SF State commencement

Jeffrey Bleich, the United States Ambassador to Australia, will be making a 7,416 mile journey from Sydney, Australia to the SF State campus to receive an honorary award and speak at the graduation

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18 May 2011

Oil tax would help fund higher education

Oil is often associated with exploding geysers of black gold in the hands of a wealthy few, but with Assembly Bill 1326, a shower of revenue may begin to fall

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18 May 2011

Delicious dining options post-graduation

For those students looking to celebrate after graduation with a delicious meal on their parents’ dime, Xpress has compiled this list of San Francisco eateries. Boulevard- A San Francisco staple

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17 May 2011

Student-advisory role a highlight for runner Fernandez

For Max Fernandez, cross-country offered a way to get out of fifth period in high school without having to skip class. The idea to join the cross-country team was first

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17 May 2011

Passion for science guides Carly Bliss' future goals

For four years Carly Bliss has excelled on the soccer field and in the classroom.  As she prepares to graduate from San Francisco State, her experiences in the city of San

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17 May 2011

PHOTOS: SF State science fair showcases engineering talents

Science buffs and engineering enthusiasts gathered in the main gym at San Francisco State May 13 to present their projects at the 13th annual College of Science and Engineering Student

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17 May 2011

Bay to Breakers unites athletes and partiers

Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to Breakers race May 15. The 12K race hosted two

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17 May 2011

Campus crime update: threats, thieves and a false alarm

Here’s a brief update on campus crimes that occurred between May 11 and May 18. Creative Threats Officers responded to a call of a man threatening to shoot another man

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16 May 2011

Basketball star Dominique Hunter leaps to bright future

As Dominique Hunter ends her four-year basketball career at San Francisco State University, she is moving on to bigger and better things. Hunter, 21, played center and became a contributor

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16 May 2011

What do you think a bachelor's degree is worth today?

With the cost of higher education steadily increasing, SF State students reassess the worth of a bachelor’s degree in today’s competitive job market. Devian Reyes, a 19-year-old sophomore studying studio painting and

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16 May 2011

Balompié Cafe in Mission serves up honest Salvadoran food

In the day of dining gimmicks and overly-complicated dishes, Balompié Café reminds restaurant-goers in the Mission district that good food shouldn’t have to pretend to be good food. Tucked away

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16 May 2011

INFOGRAPHIC: The hidden costs of graduating from San Francisco State

To get to Cox Stadium this Saturday, San Francisco State students must pay their fair share of fees — blood, sweat and tears just won’t cut it. One hundred dollars

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16 May 2011

Bachelor's degree is not all it's cracked up to be

You’re standing on the graduation stage, moments away from receiving your degree. All you can think about is your college education and how much it took to get to this

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15 May 2011

VIDEO: Experiencing Bay to Breakers 2011

The 100th annual Bay to Breakers has come to be known as one of the most unique footraces in the country. At 7 a.m. athletes and citizens fill the streets

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15 May 2011

PHOTOS: Bay to Breakers caters to diverse participants

[imagebrowser id=2] Thousands of people ran, walked and partied on the city streets of San Francisco as they celebrated the 100th annual Bay to Breakers race May 15. The 12K

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15 May 2011

Intimate ceremony spotlights Latino graduates

SF State student Noemi Hernandez hugs her uncle, Juan Torres, after graduating at McKenna Hall. Photo by Erik Verduzco Of the 850 Latino students graduating from SF State this spring,

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14 May 2011

Burden of rising costs not shared by all on campus

As I glide through all the rituals that lead up to graduation, I am overcome with a sense of closure. I enjoyed the food in all my classes’ end-of-the-year parties.

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14 May 2011

East LA native works to achieve SF State degree

East Los Angeles, with its graffiti-lined streets cluttered with cars in its high afternoon sun, known to be dangerous at nightfall, created a rough environment growing up for liberal studies

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12 May 2011

Organizers promise a sober Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 15 with new rules, including a ban on drinking and floats on the course. “Come dressed up in your wackiest costumes,

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12 May 2011

Seating lab will unveil possible BART replacements

Horror stories of the things found on BART’s fabric-covered seats range from drug-resistant bacteria to the more mundane used condom or human feces. With the launch of the so-called “Fleet

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12 May 2011

Village housing evacuated after transformer malfunctions

Smoke coming from a malfunctioning transformer in The Village at Centennial Square has resulted in an evacuation of the building, according to University spokeswoman Ellen Griffin. As of 1:15 p.m.

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11 May 2011

Superheroes swoop in to fight crime

By Molly Sanchez – Special to [X]Press The sights and sounds of a riot filled the streets on a chilly night in Oakland when suddenly, strange figures emerged from an

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11 May 2011

New app will create dangerous parking distractions for drivers

In San Francisco, driving in circles is a right of passage for car owners. It is a competitive, sometimes full-contact sport. Even drivers that possess a coveted lettered area parking

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11 May 2011

Parking lot construction causes inconvenience

Dealing with Lot 20 just became more difficult. Due to construction on the parking structure, parking in the garage has become a hassle. The parking lot is undergoing some changes

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10 May 2011

Oboist returns to school for second refrain

Keith Sklower sticks out from the rest of the musicians in the SF State orchestra. He’s been playing oboe longer than most of them have been alive. Sklower plays with

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10 May 2011

Nancy Hayes to succeed outgoing Morishita

After professor and Vice President of Administration and Finance Dr. Leroy Morishita announced his departure from SF State April 19, the search for his successor has ended — if not

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10 May 2011

City middle schoolers given chance for higher education

With increasing tuition costs and a difficult job market, the prospect of going to college is a challenge unlike ever before. But SF Promise, a group that aims to ease

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10 May 2011

Future of campus planning left to student vote

After warring over the establishment of a campus recreational center subsided in spring 2009, people thought the controversy was over. Except one piece of the puzzle is still missing. Associated

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10 May 2011

Keep tax entensions to save higher education

The California Teachers Association is currently conducting a weeklong series of protests aimed to prevent additional cuts to public education. The protesters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to pass a

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10 May 2011

Seniors' sendoff dampened by loss

Wearily throwing his mitt high above his head, senior pitcher Nic Banaugh walked off the Maloney Field mound Sunday afternoon for the last time as an SF State Gator. In

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10 May 2011

Birther movement 'Trumped' by presidential humor

Political leaders are not always known for having the best moments in speech-making history — yes we know you didn’t have sexual relations with that woman, Mr. Clinton, and yes

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