14 Feb 2013

SF State alum launches smartphone rewards app

Hot out of SF State, business major graduate Michael Perry entered the world of Silicon Valley with fire and passion, and a plan for a simple mobile phone app that

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13 Feb 2013

The necessary evil that is bandwagoning

Now that the smoke has cleared and the tears are almost dried up from a 49er Super Bowl loss, we can address what no successful sports franchise is without: a

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13 Feb 2013

Student director adapts pivotal film to SF State stage

Stephan McGrue, 22, is making history by producing and directing the first all-black leading musical cast at SF State with “That Jones Gal.” As a theater arts major, McGrue was

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13 Feb 2013

Retiree relives tea house history

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78995387" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] San Francisco State is surrounded by a city filled with culture and tradition, but recently retired facilities manager John Holman knows about

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12 Feb 2013

Nudity ban ignites protest, fuels opposition to supervisor's seat

A gathering of nudists and naturists bared all at a protest against the citywide ban on public nudity at San Francisco’s City Hall on Feb. 1. In light of the

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12 Feb 2013

THE SWAMP: 'The Room' Recap

Now that the weekend is over and we all have a case of the Mondays, it is time to reflect on the more enjoyable time that was two days ago.

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12 Feb 2013

Self-defense teacher strikes confidence, empowers students

Judith Fein’s small stature and casual demeanor may give the appearance of a gentle woman, but make no mistake, as the cliché goes, there’s more to Fein than what meets

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10 Feb 2013

Gators squeeze by for series sweep

By Erica Marquez / Xpress [HTML1] SF State men’s baseball took the win over the Holy Names University Hawks at Maloney field after a three game sweep. The game ended

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10 Feb 2013

Being watchful of beef consumption has environmental benefits

Found on a cornucopia of menus, present at barbeques and at our favorite restaurants, burgers, chili, kabobs and meatloaf are just some of the hardy beef entrees that are staples

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10 Feb 2013

Study shows alarming number of Gators not graduating within six years

Remember that dude you sat next to in your freshman communication class who gave a five minute speech on how to cut a pineapple? Chances are, he hasn’t graduated. It

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09 Feb 2013

Gators battle Wildcats for a women's loss, men's victory

By Gabriella Gamboa and Frank Leal / Xpress [HTML1] SF State women’s basketball team fell short in Friday’s game against the Chico State Wildcats in a heated match that ended

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09 Feb 2013

Syllabuses are not all that necessary

Why do we even come to the first day of classes (other than the fear of being dropped) if we are just going to listen to a professor read from

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09 Feb 2013

President Wong discusses goals for SF State

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78039859" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down with Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams.

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08 Feb 2013

'The Dutch Mona Lisa' graces SF with American tour opening

San Franciscans have the opportunity to view one of the world’s most acclaimed paintings at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, featuring Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece, “Girl with a

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08 Feb 2013

SF State President Les Wong on City College and online education

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78039859" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down with Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams.

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07 Feb 2013

President Leslie E. Wong discusses Proposition 30 funds distribution

[soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/78039859" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At the outset of his second semester as president of SF State, Leslie E. Wong sat down with Xpress Editor-in-chief Kale Williams.

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07 Feb 2013

Online courses expand as demand, funding increase

In Fall 2011, SF State’s cinema department faced a grave problem: bottlenecking. About 100 “super seniors” and 175 juniors were enrolled in sophomore-level classes, and the department was serving 200

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06 Feb 2013

Measure to rename SFO to Harvey Milk could go to ballot

After his assassination 35 years ago, Harvey Milk, former San Francisco Supervisor and the nation’s first openly gay elected official, may get the chance to have his name on the ballot

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05 Feb 2013

BREAKING: Save CCSF coalition attempts to sway attention toward City College peril

Activism is in the air at SF State, as a group of students gathered in the Ethnic Studies Hall earlier this evening to brainstorm ways to save their sister school,

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05 Feb 2013

THE SWAMP: What's your opinion on online education?

We asked SF State students how they feel about online education. Hopefully they enjoy it, because I consider this blog to be a form of online education for the masses.

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05 Feb 2013

Limited resources for GWAR classes stunt students' progress

The shock of being told you don’t have the prerequisites for a crucial class is a feeling many students are familiar with. For Dylan Phillipy, a kinesiology senior, missing prerequisites

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05 Feb 2013

CCSF accreditation requirements put students on edge

*See infographic here City College of San Francisco student Mireya Leon graduated from high school only a few months ago, but she already has a dream: Transferring to SF State

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05 Feb 2013

SF State alumnus' hunt leads to 'The Institute,' Slamdance acclaim

Spencer McCall embarked on a peculiar scavenger hunt through San Francisco four years ago. His experience set the foundation for “The Institute,” his first feature-length film, that last month screened

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05 Feb 2013

Immigration reform reignites policy discussion

Immigrant rights activist­­ Perla Flores crossed the border unchecked with her parents when she was 8 years old and lived undocumented for years. In 2010, she got her green card,

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05 Feb 2013

THE SWAMP: If you look like “Walter” from the Godaddy.com Super Bowl commercial, apply to SF State next year

Super Bowl commercials have become an integral part of many viewers’ big game experience. But don’t worry, The Swamp isn’t going to bore you with another “top ten Super Bowl

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04 Feb 2013

SF Beer Week expands to record-setting numbers

With more than 80 styles of beer available, the craft beer market is stronger than ever and slowly stealing wine’s spotlight in the food-pairing world. “Beer has just as much

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03 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Forty-Niners' Super Bowl appearance sparks city-wide celebration

[HTML1] Xpress staff has swarmed the city to document how San Francisco is celebrating Super Bowl XLVII. Check back for more photos and updates as the night continues.

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03 Feb 2013

Fans gear up for epic battle between 49ers and Ravens

By Andrew Joseph / Special to Xpress The press conferences are over, the practices are all complete, and SF State students are fired up for the 49ers to take on

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03 Feb 2013

The key to cussing is knowing your audience

It has come to my attention that I have the mouth of a sailor. I’m not sure how it happened. I certainly don’t have any sailor friends and have never

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02 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Men's wrestling triumphs in California Collegiate Open

Photos by Frank Leal [HTML1] Optimism paid off for the SF State wrestling team as they grappled toward victory. Three Gators placed in their respective weight classes, totaling out the

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02 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Gators fall to Sunbirds in doubleheader

By Samantha Benedict [HTML1] The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds won the day in a doubleheader, Feb.2. With five runs to the SF State Gators‘ two runs in the first game, the

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02 Feb 2013

Decrease tuition to pre-recession levels

Some welcome news came from the California State University Board of Trustees over the break: for the first time since 2006 they aren’t planning on any tuition hikes for this

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01 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: SF State Baseball comes up short against Fresno Pacific

[HTML1] The Fresno Pacific Sunbirds came out on top this afternoon, Feb. 1, with seven runs while the SF State Gators fell short with two. Head back to The Swamp

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01 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Gator wrestlers optimistic for California Collegiate Open

[HTML1] SF State’s wrestling team lost a close match against the California Baptist University Lancers today at the Swamp. The loss puts SF State’s season at 7-7 in dual meets.

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01 Feb 2013

CSUs prepare for no tuition increase in Fall 2013

The California State University system plans to keep tuition at its current rates for the Fall 2013 semester after Gov. Jerry Brown released a state budget proposal allocating an additional

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