28 Mar 2012

VIDEO: What would compel you to become more involved in student politics?

Most students at SF State know that their status as a commuter school has resulted in low participation rates in campus activities. Associated Students Inc., the campus student government, has

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28 Mar 2012

Visually impaired cartoonist and SF State student aspires to be published

Patrick Ward makes himself comfortable on a bench in Cafe Rosso’s popular patio area, hunched merely 6 inches away from his sketchpad and intent on drawing his next cartoon masterpiece

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28 Mar 2012

Ranked-choice voting could be eliminated by new measure on November ballot

It seems that top three lists are successful in ranking movies and tourist destinations, but not so much in elections. A measure to eliminate ranked-choice voting will be given to

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28 Mar 2012

BART to increase fares in July, amount still unclear

By Brad Wilson, special to Xpress The cost of getting to school may soon climb higher, with the BART Board of Trustees set to raise fares within the next few

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28 Mar 2012

VIDEO: KSFS radio station at SF State rated top 25 in country for second year in a row

Every day, dozens of students enter the KSFS radio station inside the Creative Arts building, put on their headsets and talk about a wide variety of topics, ranging from hip-hop

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28 Mar 2012

UPAC college merger savings falling short of projected $1 million

If last year’s complex college merger has saved the SF State $1 million, it is unclear where that money came from, or where it ended up. To date, the University

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28 Mar 2012

CSU presidents receive pay increases despite budget cuts

Yet again, the Board of Trustees has authorized more executive pay increases in the same year as they approved a tuition increase. Last Wednesday, while students and faculty at SF State

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28 Mar 2012

Sherlock fans make their presence known in bathroom stalls, hallways at SF State

When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the death of Sherlock Holmes in 1893, fans wore black armbands to mourn the loss of the famous fictional detective. This year, when the

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28 Mar 2012

SF State women's rugby tackles stereotypes and gender roles

Burly athletes sprinting up and down the field aiming to hit others with bone-crushing tackles aren’t images typically associated with female athletes. A group of 10 athletic women from SF

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28 Mar 2012

CSU officials, Reed should be ashamed for shunning students while paying presidents more

Once upon a time, public education catered to the public. Thanks to the continued efforts of Chancellor Charles Reed, that legacy is slowly being dismantled. While many students reveled in

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28 Mar 2012

Tre Burt and a Big Gust of Wind breaks into San Francisco music scene

Deadlines and self-promotion may not be his strong suit, but acoustic crooner Tre Burt is networking his way to becoming a musical staple of San Francisco. Burt, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist,

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27 Mar 2012

Forkin' Frisco: Cole Valley may be small in size, but not in flavor

Cole Valley may not be the most bustling tourist attraction, and it doesn’t try to be. This tight-knit community is a diverse range of mom-and-pop restaurants and shops, minus the

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27 Mar 2012

Students pay the price to intern

It’s that time of the school year when I start to wonder where all that financial aid money went. I can look back and justify most of the money I

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27 Mar 2012

The Ins and Outs: I'm not a slut, I embrace my sexuality

By Mehgan Bowers, special to Xpress Looking back on my days as a college freshman, where I am today amazes me. Through the blurs of alcohol, the smell of dirty

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23 Mar 2012

VIDEO: What are your Spring Break plans?

Xpress editors hit the mean streets of SF State to find out what students have planned for Spring Break. From flying to Puerto Rico to getting shoulder surgery, students have

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23 Mar 2012

San Francisco LGBT community spotlights injustice

Imagine living in a country where being gay is considered a crime. A place where people feel restrained from expressing their sexual orientation, are persecuted and always fear the day

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21 Mar 2012

Creators Project festival a successful experiment at Fort Mason

Two of the most definitive words of this generation are globalization and technology – and many times they’re not always used in the most positive way. But over the weekend,

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21 Mar 2012

"American Hipster Presents," a new YouTube series, will make first stop in San Francisco

This loosely thrown about term can describe a sense of style and taste in music, a lifestyle choice or a state of mind; and can be perceived as an insult

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20 Mar 2012

San Francisco's St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates 161 years and attracts thousands

Whether it was the fear of being pinched or the pure spirit of Irish culture, hundreds of people gathered alongside the streets of downtown San Francisco adorned in green feathered

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20 Mar 2012

Disposable Film Festival celebrates innovative filmmaking for fifth year running

In 2005, CVS drugs stores released a disposable video camera. The small one-time-use device cost $30, and could shoot 20 minutes of standard quality film. Afterward it would be returned

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17 Mar 2012

ASI voting extended through Monday after technical problems

Elections for Associated Students Inc. have been extended through Monday following a technical glitch that prevented more than a thousand students from logging in to the online voting website. All

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15 Mar 2012

San Francisco Tenants Union continues to aid renters after more than 40 years

San Francisco is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country. The limited supply of rental units coupled with a recent influx of wealthy tech professionals vying for

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14 Mar 2012

Benefits of SF State college merger still not apparent to some

One year ago, SF State traded an eight-college structure, two deans and two assistant deans for six colleges and a projected $1 million in savings. But a year after the

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14 Mar 2012

California Faculty Association could strike again

Another backlash against budget cuts and sacrifices to the education system may hit campuses in the next several months if the California Faculty Association approves a strike in mid-April. CFA

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14 Mar 2012

SF State track and field athletes excel at national championships

Whether they propel a metal ball or their bodies through the air, three track and field athletes have managed to excel to the highest level of collegiate competition. Sophomore Keenya

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14 Mar 2012

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: California Faculty Association and the CSU

Relations between the California Faculty Association and the CSU Administration have been tumultuous and this timeline indicates the time when there was an impasse between the two sides from 1995

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14 Mar 2012

Local indie band Owl Paws signs record label deal, hopes to expand audience

Fresh out of the recording studio, the local indie band Owl Paws is setting itself up for a summer breakthrough. The five musicians, who bonded over a love of the

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14 Mar 2012

No trophies for SF State wrestling team at nationals

In front of 4,000 spectators the top wrestlers from Division II showcased their skills at the sport’s premier collegiate tournament. Unfortunately for the SF State wrestling team, hard work and

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13 Mar 2012

CSU, Chancellor Reed continue to bite the hands that feed

At this rate, someone could very easily turn the saga of the budget crisis into a soap opera. The back and forth between the California Faculty Association and Chancellor Charles

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13 Mar 2012

City ordinance would require businesses to provide bicycle parking

As more San Francisco residents take to their bicycles as their main mode of transportation, there grows a greater need to provide owners secure parking other than a pole on

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13 Mar 2012

"Straight Outta Hunters Point" sequel highlights neighborhood issues, changes

Kevin Epps grew up in the West Point projects of Hunter’s Point. As a kid he would look out his window at the spectacular view of the Bay Bridge and

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13 Mar 2012

REVIEW: Will Ferrell delights in new film "Casa de mi Padre"

By Tiffany Linter, special to Xpress First came a crazed frat guy, then a culture shocked elf. Then came a high-strung news anchor, followed by an over-the-top NASCAR driver. Now,

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12 Mar 2012

Campus crime update: a quarter bandit gets away with $700, pants-less in the dorms

It wasn’t me! Mary Ward Hall had that late-night skunky aroma of marijuana March 7; but by the time University police arrived at the dorm room of the smokers, the

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12 Mar 2012

The Ins And Outs: Losing your sex club virginity

Since sex in public comes with all kinds of legal strings attached, you might have decided to bring it indoors. But bumping and grinding in your room with the door

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11 Mar 2012

SF State resident assistants programs struggle with low attendance rates

Last May, Senior Resident Assistant Joviana Carrillo spent nearly a month planning a local area network party for students in the residence halls to play multiplayer video games. After renting

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11 Mar 2012

Sunday Streets season kicks off at Embarcadero

Casually walking or biking in the middle of the street doesn’t seem like the best idea, especially in San Francisco, unless you’re attending Sunday Streets. The City of San Francisco

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