31 Oct 2011

Ranked-choice voting tips

In the ranked-choice voting system for San Francisco mayor, sheriff and district attorney, voters have the option of ranking their top three choices for each position. All choices appear in

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31 Oct 2011

PHOTOS: SF State Halloween Fashions

San Francisco is no stranger to off-beat and unique outfits on its streets, but Halloween gives people a new closet to dig their outfits from. From a bearded lady to

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31 Oct 2011

Tensions rise in Occupy Oakland, Occupy SF protests

Bright flashes of light, ear-piercing explosions and rising smoke might be considered ordinary in the middle of a war zone, but these were the sights and sounds in downtown Oakland

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31 Oct 2011

Campus crime update: brass knuckes, parking deception and too much to drink

Incidents occurred between Oct. 25 and Oct. 31. Warrants and ruckus Brass knuckles are called ‘poing américain’ in French, which is literally translated as an ‘American punch.’ Apparently, Americans used

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31 Oct 2011

Proposition H will limit opportunities for children, schools

San Francisco’s Proposition H cleverly disguises an elitist agenda as a policy “for the kids.” Yet the prop has potential to reintroduce class-informed boundaries into the local education system, and must

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31 Oct 2011

San Francisco Sheriff: get to know the candidates

The primary function of the San Francisco Sheriff is to oversee the operation of the county jails as well as to supervise release and rehabilitation programs. Michael Hennessey is the

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30 Oct 2011

Ranked choice voting a good opportunity for third-party candidates

The air of change has been as thick as tear gas lately, and San Francisco’s new ranked-choice voting system is a chance to expand upon that. With voters picking their

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30 Oct 2011

Forkin' Frisco: The Sunset District's hidden gems

Forkin’ Sunset When you think of the Sunset neighborhood, images that come to mind are likely of a quiet suburban neighborhood filled with fog and ample parking. Because of its

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29 Oct 2011

Slow start and multiple errors cost SF State volleyball team match against Cal State East Bay

  SF State’s volleyball team failed to execute during Friday night’s “Battle of the Bay” rematch at Cal State East Bay, losing a heartbreaking match that went to five sets.

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29 Oct 2011

Ranked-Choice voting explained: voters given second, third choices

With 16 candidates on the ballot in this year’s mayoral election, it can be hard to pick one candidate, let alone three. San Francisco is asking voters to do just

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28 Oct 2011

Halloween: the harms of exploiting cultural stereotypes

Ah, Halloween. That magical holiday when people of all kinds transform into whatever they want to be, if only for a night. A holiday that fills the streets with geisha

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27 Oct 2011

VIDEO: Halloween tales from SF State

With Halloween around the corner, SF State students share their memories of All Hallows Eve with Xpress reporter Michael Huber and Xpress photographer Gregory Moreno. A wide variety of students from

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27 Oct 2011

PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland protesters prevented from joining demonstrators in San Francisco

A peaceful gathering at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza grew tense when protestors participating in the Occupy Oakland demonstration were denied entrance to the 12th St. City Center BART station, resulting

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO, PHOTOS: OccupySF continues stakeout of Justin Herman Plaza

A crowd of as many as 1,000 people gathered at Justin Herman Plaza to join the Occupy SF movement as well as to defend the camp that was allegedly set

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO: SF State celebrates Sustainable Food Day with iron chef competition

SF State, with the cooperation of its organizations and departments, began promoting environmentally friendly lifestyles through events and awareness for Sustainability Week, which began Monday. Transforming SF State into a

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26 Oct 2011

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Occupy Oakland protesters clash with riot police

Oakland police in riot gear attempted to disperse protesters gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza Tuesday night, citing unlawful assembly. During this removal, tensions flared between the Occupy Oakland gathering and

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25 Oct 2011

SF State baseball team raising money for player who was struck by vehicle

While trying to catch a bus home Sept. 9 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Mo Mariscal, second baseman for SF State, was struck by a vehicle on the corner of Holloway

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25 Oct 2011

SF State men spend a day in women's shoes for domestic violence awareness

Male students from SF State spent the day walking around campus in women’s heels to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence. Zack Szabadi, one of the organizers

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25 Oct 2011

Graduating on time does not have to be a struggle

Let’s tell the truth, almost no one gets their bachelor’s degree in four years anymore. That’s why super seniors exist, college students who take five or more years to complete their

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25 Oct 2011

Marijuana dispensaries could be evicted by order of federal government

The war on medical marijuana took a new turn recently as landlords who rent to medical marijuana dispensaries were threatened with prosecution by the federal government in California. Earlier this

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25 Oct 2011

VIDEO: The Mint Karaoke Lounge offers inexpensive fun for students

The atmosphere is thick with audience excitement and anticipation. Microphone in hand and a chart-topping song prepared for cheering fans with live-streaming video broadcasted worldwide, the star is now ready

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25 Oct 2011

Muni changes route for 28-Limited bus as part of pilot project

With budgets always being cut, the commute to SF State isn’t getting any easier.  On Oct. 17, a change was made to the frequency of the 28-L, a crucial route

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25 Oct 2011

VIDEO: SF State student traveling in Europe finds way home after running out of money

By Hunter Mulich and Jeff Sandstoe Tyler Cornfield was nearly six thousand miles away from home when he ran out of money. He had to make a choice. The lanky

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25 Oct 2011

"Trial of Lucullus" radio play reinterpreted by SF State theater department

Radio brings many things to a modern world like irrelevant one-hit-wonders from the ’90s, that dream doctor show at obsolete hours and … the condemnation of Roman generals to Hades?

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25 Oct 2011

Polyamory: building a relationship with multiple partners

First dates usually start with conversations about music preferences, living situations and work. Most people won’t declare “Just so you know, I’m not monogamous,” as SF State senior Emily Irving,

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24 Oct 2011

VIDEO: San Francisco mayoral candidates speak at SF State

Associated Students Inc. invited candidates for San Francisco mayor to SF State Thursday, Oct. 20. Students and community members had the opportunity to introduce themselves and ask questions. Candidates who

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24 Oct 2011

Campus crime update: attempted auto theft, defaced Hall of Fame and an overzealous creep

All incidents happened between Oct. 19 and Oct. 24. Dude, where’s my car? While driving in San Francisco can be a hassle, it is often faster than waiting for the

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24 Oct 2011

SF State cross country teams ready to wrap up exemplary season

It’s hard for a cross country team to be badass.  It’s just not one of those sports.  There’s no contact.  The athletes are petite by necessity.  Nothing about cross country

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24 Oct 2011

President Obama's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq delayed, but welcomed

After nearly nine years of occupying Iraq, President Barack Obama has announced the complete withdrawal of American troops by December. I know what you’re thinking – finally, right? – but

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24 Oct 2011

SF State runners earn honors at conference championship

The SF State cross country team had its best showing ever in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships with the men finishing second and members of the women’s team receiving

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24 Oct 2011

SF State intramural sports are running out of cash, space

The case of the SF State Recreation Department is a peculiar one. While it grows ever-larger and more rapidly than any other group on campus, the reach of its resources

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24 Oct 2011

Number of "super seniors" on the rise as obtaining a degree becomes more difficult

Robert Jackson was 18 when he entered college as a freshman and 35 years old when he finally received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish last spring, 17 years since he

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23 Oct 2011

Forkin' Frisco: Dining on Haight Street

  Forkin’ Haight Street For many, Haight Street might conjure up images of hippies with flowers stuck into their long hair, but the truth is that this street runs through

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23 Oct 2011

Fashion Network Association prepares for student fashion show

What separates man from animals? Some would say it’s opposable thumbs, others the use of tools, while a more select group would say that it’s the ability to do the

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22 Oct 2011

SF State volleyball defeats Chico State in high-energy matchup

The SF State volleyball team knew the stakes for Saturday’s game were high, and with playoff hopes in mind the players rose to the challenge, defeating Chico State 3-1. The

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22 Oct 2011

SF State volleyball defeats Cal State Stanislaus, moves up to rank fifth in conference standings

The University’s volleyball team easily dispatched Cal State Stanislaus 3-1 Friday, despite a slow start. The Gators dropped a close 27-25 first set to the visiting Warriors, but quickly turned

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