22 Dec 2012

VIDEO: 61-year-old creative writing student expands on importance of education

Fred Dodsworth, a man not shy of an abundance of charm and energy, speaks out about his choices to go back to school and sheds a little light for those

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21 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Filipino American community enhances cultural presence

From their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement to their continuing struggle today to help the Filipino WWII Veterans acquire benefits, the Filipino American community of San Francisco continuously expands

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20 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Gamers unite at Street Fighter anniversary tournament

Many people enjoy playing video games like Street Fighter, but a select few have dedicated their lives to becoming the very best and competing at the highest levels. The people

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20 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: Groundskeepers nurture SF State

At 5:30 a.m. most people are still fast asleep, but for the groundskeepers at SF State, the work day has already begun. Baudelio Enriquez, Erasmo Flores, Juan Torres and Ricardo

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19 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: Musical theatre and dance student conquers stress through performing arts

Balancing classes, homework, a job or two, extracurricular activities, friends, and family can be stressful. It can be especially difficult coping with the anxiety that comes from having a close

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16 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: SF State students learn value of labor

For a college student, getting a job can be a crucial step in staying afloat as an independent adult. Most students find that keeping a steady job and doing well

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16 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: SF State students sculpt final projects

Brass knuckles or an intricate windmill? The sky’s the limit for what students in the sculpture II class at SF State can create. Anything that involves steel, wood — or

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15 Dec 2012

The Ins & Outs: Five tips to indulge in your sexual self

The end of the semester is officially upon us and our second round has officially come to an end. But before I go, I’d like to give you the five

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15 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Final fashion tips

The time has come for me to sashay away. It’s been a great semester telling you about the latest fashion trends, the do’s and don’ts and sharing my knowledge on

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14 Dec 2012

Holiday fundraising organizations strike success in nightclub events

December marks a month full of peppermint candies, ice skating and caroling. It’s a time when everyone feels compelled to give back. Fundraising events poised in nightclubs and bars are

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14 Dec 2012

SF State leads California public university system with affordable education, efficient administration

California’s state plan for public education promises college students affordable higher education, but a steady decrease in state funding for the past 50 years threatens that promise. In fact, 81

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14 Dec 2012

Campus crime update: A drug bust, bottle smashing and a false alarm

Where da weed at? A verbal altercation broke out at The Village at Centennial Square Dec. 6. Officers responded and approached the squabblers to abate the altercation. Upon further investigation,

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13 Dec 2012

SF State artist forges storytelling craft

Rather than simply picking one medium to master, April Martin Chartrand has gone so far as to completely create her own art form altogether. Her art form called  “fiberalchemy,” is

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13 Dec 2012

Gaming is good for your health

It started with “Pong.” A simple game of table tennis on a black and white TV screen. Two lines represent paddles and a square dot for the ball. Nerds rejoiced

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12 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: SF State Wind Ensemble ends fall semester on a high note

The SF State Wind Ensemble, composed of 45 musicians, traveled to its first off-campus performance at Sonoma State University Dec. 7. The ensemble is known for featuring new compositions in

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12 Dec 2012

Students need to take course evaluations seriously

The role of student and professor are pretty rigidly defined. We students do our best — or at least try to convince our professors that we do — all semester

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12 Dec 2012

Student Iris Tolenada leaves lasting impression for Gator women's volleyball

She is the first person in school history to get MVP in women’s volleyball and second student athlete to earn California Collegiate Athletic Association’s MVP honors in any sport. SF

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12 Dec 2012

U.S. Supreme Court grants review of same-sex marriage cases

As gay and lesbian couples in Washington began to tie the knot Dec. 9, under the state’s new law recognizing same-sex marriages, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases

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12 Dec 2012

SF State playwright encapsulates hilarity of everyday life

It’s one thing to recall a moment of hilarity in everyday life and quite another to translate that amusement into writing. Graham Gremore, a master’s degree candidate at SF State

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12 Dec 2012

TIMELINE: MTV remains respected source of music

There used to be a time when MTV was all about TRL rather than GTL (gym, tan, laundry). It was these days when more video premieres flooded the network than

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12 Dec 2012

Textbook buying alternative entices students

When it comes to buying textbooks, most students expect to pay big bucks, face book shortages and wait in long lines at the SFSU Bookstore, but BIGWORDS.com may be the solution

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11 Dec 2012

Students resort to secondhand parking passes for cheaper alternative

College students are always looking for means of saving money. Selling or giving away parking permits has given students that mean. It’s illegal to sell — or even give away

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11 Dec 2012

"Venus On Mars" unfolds cosmic tale

With NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover constantly sending back new data about Mars, eyes are on the sky. SF State cinema professor Jan Millsapps’ gaze has been pointed toward the skies for

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11 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Queer Rebels revitalizes QPOC performance art

Through an “unapologetically, riotously gay” performance, Queer Rebel Productions is shaking out the rugs under which the histories of queer people of color have been swept. Partners in work and in

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11 Dec 2012

Jazz@Work fuses music with business customs

Entrepreneurs are always looking for new ways of doing business and often turn to CEOs, venture capitalists and money managers for inspiration. But SF State lecturer and jazz musician Andrew Speight

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11 Dec 2012

Punk quells straight edge stereotype

The term straight edge was coined in the Minor Threat song “Straight Edge” more than 30 years ago, but after decades of misrepresentation, the term has been skewed. Straight edgers

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11 Dec 2012

Biomechanics could provide athletes better understanding of body movement

Swimmers of a young age are thrust into the water to learn a challenging technique: the breaststroke. Only after years and years of professional training does a swimmer become polished

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11 Dec 2012

Student evaluations impact teachers' tenure track

Students have the power to determine the course of a teacher’s career at the end of each semester, and they may not even know it. Student course evaluations, given out

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09 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: Parol Lantern Festival brightens Jessie Square for holiday season

The 10th annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade, hosted by Kularts, featured traditional Filipino lanterns from 20 local organizations and schools. The parade started at Yerba Buena Lane and ended

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09 Dec 2012

Gator men's basketball throttles Sonoma State Seawolves

The Gators were able to stifle the Sonoma State offense in a key win before winter break. The Gators handled their opponents easily Saturday night, trouncing the Seawolves 63-49 at

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08 Dec 2012

Q&A: Dying Fetus' Trey Williams on new album 'Reign Supreme,' tour and death metal

Editor’s note: This post contains some explicit language and material that may be considered offensive. Death metal has always been about pushing limits to the extreme, either musically or lyrically.

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08 Dec 2012

The Fashion Blueprint: Finding the right holiday dress for you

We want to look our best during the holidays — especially single ladies. So get into the mindset of looking sharp. The hunt is on for that perfect holiday dress.

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08 Dec 2012

The Ins & Outs: Why vibrators can boost sexual confidence

Gift giving can be miserable. Finding the perfect gift for a partner — even a longstanding one — can be even more difficult. Choosing a sweater or a necklace has become

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07 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: 'Revive' fashion show stuns runway with student designs

The Fashion Network Association hosted the Revive fashion show Thursday night, showcasing dozens of handmade designs meticulously crafted by SF State student designers and alumni. Xpress has behind-the-scenes coverage of

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06 Dec 2012

Leave 'Boy Meets World' alone

It’s Boy Meets World, yeah it’s Boy Meets Worlds. I bet you read that to the tune of the iconic intro theme song of the ‘90s sitcom that defined a

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06 Dec 2012

Energy drink binge not worth the health risks

The end of the semester has left our campus full of sleep-deprived zombies. The final push toward winter break has left so many baggy-eyed students wandering around that some have

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