01 Oct 2014

American Liver Foundation fundraiser brings hope to those suffering from liver disease

After having her blood donation rejected, registered nurse and champion volunteer Jennifer Slepin knew something was wrong. Slepin had previously contracted hepatitis C, a virus that attacks the liver and

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01 Oct 2014

Oct. 1 is the last day for students to vote to approve the ASI/Student Center Merger

Today is the last day that Associated Students Inc. (ASI) will hold elections for students to approve the merger between the student government and the Cesar Chavez Student Center (CCSC).

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30 Sep 2014

Second ASI official in the fall semester resigns for personal reasons

Associated Students Inc. (ASI) vice president of finance resigned Sept. 17, the second resignation of a student government official since the beginning of the semester. Ramon Gonzalez, who was elected

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Supporters and members of SF State's General Union of Palestine Students, as well as general onlookers, listen to speakers during a gathering to remember the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Malcom X Plaza Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
30 Sep 2014

GUPS remembers lives lost in 1980s Shatila massacre

The General Union of Palestine Students paid tribute to victims of the 1982 Sabra and the Shatila massacre, an act they hold Israel responsible for, as Israeli student groups stood

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Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D, a 43-year-old Associate Professor of Raza Studies at SF State, poses for a photo at Thomas L. Berkley Way (20th Street) and Telegraph in Oakland in front of the mural "We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For" by Jessica Sabogal, a Colombian American graffiti artist. Photo taken in Oakland, Cali. Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
30 Sep 2014

Student-teacher bond integral to professor’s proposed school

“He thinks he can go to Berkeley,” his math teacher said to him in front of the entire class. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, a Raza Studies and Education professor at SF State,

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29 Sep 2014

California governor vetoes $50 million in deferred maintenance funding for the CSU

An additional $50 million that the California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees lobbied to include in the governor’s budget earlier this year for necessary repairs across campuses will not

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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, freshman check out a display showing various condom styles and shapes at the Residential Life Sexpo, an event held by dorm the RAs to help educate incoming students on issues relating to sexuality.
29 Sep 2014

Campus community shares intimate details at first ever residential life Sexpo

Campus residents came for the dildos and stayed for the sexually explicit stories by their resident assistants (RAs) at Sexpo, a sexuality lifestyle event organized by Residential Life on Thursday

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27 Sep 2014

Christian club loses support and funding from CSU system

The California State University (CSU) system derecognized a campus Christian club and its statewide chapters at the start of the semester on the grounds of religious discrimination, denying them access

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Thursday, Sept. 25, Hospitality and tourism major Amanda Hoang decides on a drink between classes at Healthy U in the Cezar Chavez Student Center.
27 Sep 2014

Campus is divided over support of controversial anti-sugar measure

If a tax measure on the November ballot passes, SF State students will soon pay an extra fee for their favorite sugary beverages. Measure E, authored by Supervisor Scott Wiener,

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Lauren Smith hands out shirts during the National Women's Health and Fitness Day at Malcolm X Plaza in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.
26 Sep 2014

Campus groups advise women to care for their bodies during national Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health (PEACH) encouraged women to care for their bodies with more than 1,000 groups nationwide Wednesday at SF State for the annual Women’s Health and Fitness

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SF State President Les Wong answers questions during an interview given by Xpress editors in the Administration Building Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.
23 Sep 2014

Wong envisions changes to University in a Q&A session with Xpress

Golden Gate Xpress editors sat down with SF State President Leslie E. Wong last week to discuss the future of the University. The Gator president expanded on his plans for

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23 Sep 2014

Wong does not regret $3.8 million Science Building shutdown

The University spent $3.83 million on the temporary closure, remediation and reopening of the Science Building after the discovery of environmental hazards in the facility late last year, according to

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23 Sep 2014

CSU faculty contract negotiations at standstill after 100 days

California faculty members approach their 100th day without a new labor contract after months of salary and workload disputes with the California State University (CSU) system. The California Faculty Association

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23 Sep 2014

Design student rethink urban space for worldwide (Park)ing Day

Tiny parklets and environmental installations sprung up around campus last Thursday in celebration of Park(ing) Day, an annual event reclaiming urban space for public use. SF State students in the

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22 Sep 2014

California grants first ever scholarship for middle-class students

The first state scholarship for middle-class students is being offered to nearly 73,000 attendees of California public university systems, according to a California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) spokesperson. The Middle

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21 Sep 2014

CCSF accreditation crisis heads to trial

A city judge denied community college accreditors exemption from state law last Friday, upholding the Oct. 27th trial that will determine validity of its sanctions against City College of San

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The Cox Stadium is usually bustling with students exercising in the morning but the recent rainfall left the track and field deserted Thursday morning, Sept. 18.
18 Sep 2014

Bay Area experiences first rain in months

SF State experienced some much needed rain early Thursday morning for the first time in more than a month. Showers began to fall all over the Bay Area as a

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16 Sep 2014

ASI reduces funding by $500 for second year student organizations

Student organizations that apply for funds from Associated Students Inc. (ASI) this year for the second time will receive $500 less in funds to allocate resources for new student groups.

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SF State plans to extend to more than 60,000 square feet of open space at Hunter's Point Shipyard as part of a redevelopment project. Photo taken Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Eric Gorman / Xpress.
16 Sep 2014

Hunters Point development project possible site for campus extension

President Leslie E. Wong announced last week that SF State plans to be the first university to stake claim to more than 60,000 square feet of open space at a

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A stump is all that remains of a tree that was taken down in front of the Ethnic Studies and Pyschology Building, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.
16 Sep 2014

University to eliminate more than 100 hazardous trees

Grounds staff removed the first of 103 trees deemed hazardous on campus last week. An expert who surveyed the area over the summer recommended several trees for removal because of

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Police officers survey the site of a car accident south of the 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard intersection on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. According to Officer Tad Yamacuchi of the San Francisco Police Department, a 20 year old male, driving the black Lexus, ran into a city light pole on his way to work, when he did not make the slight right. Daniel Porter / Xpress.
15 Sep 2014

Man injured after car crashes into light pole on 19th Avenue

A 20-year-old male received minor injuries after he crashed  his car into a light pole on 19th Avenue and Junipero Serra Boulevard this evening, according to a San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) officer.

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Shayle Matsuda stands in the specimen storage in the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday September 15, 2014. Daniel Porter / Xpress.
13 Sep 2014

Trustees’ Award winner permeates social settings with love of science

At three years old, Shayle Matsuda’s fight with cancer sparked an interest in science. As a biology graduate student at SF State with a 4.0 GPA, he is now an

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12 Sep 2014

$2.1 million gym renovations invite SF State athletics into the 21st century

Standing at the free-throw line of the basketball court, Don Nasser, the primary funder for renovations to the gym and a University alumnus, could not quite make the shot. President

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10 Sep 2014

Police look into an alleged on-campus rape reported during the first week of school

Police have opened an investigation into an alleged rape in a campus residential community last week. University police have a suspect in the case, which has since been passed to

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Mark Landis's attorney, Thanh Ngo, attempts to block his client from the cameras after his trial in courtroom Dept. 17 at the San Francisco Hall of Justive, Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014.
09 Sep 2014

Privacy charges mount against former accounting professor

The San Francisco District Attorney charged Mark Landis with a 16th count of invasion of privacy Tuesday after police arrested the former SF State professor in July for allegedly filming

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09 Sep 2014

SF State commits to sexual assault policies following federal legislation

Revisions to federal education policy changed how SF State addresses incidents of sexual assault beginning this semester, upholding a nationwide push for gender equity in college communities. Under the policy,

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Sarah Padash, ASI President, poses outside the Malcolm X Plaza on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.
09 Sep 2014

New ASI president looks forward to her future effect on students’ lives

Immediately following the resignation of the elected Associated Students Inc. (ASI) president, fellow board members expressed their support of Vice President of Internal Affairs Sara Padash stepping in for the

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09 Sep 2014

BREAKING: District attorney expands charges against former professor

The San Francisco District Attorney charged Mark Landis with a 16th count of invasion of privacy today, after police arrested the former SF State professor for allegedly filming students while

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A sprinkler head hides in the gardens above the Student Health Center on camp at SF State. Many of the irrigation systems on campus have been converted to reduce water use says, SF State sustainability coordinator, Sharon Darophonhdeth.
08 Sep 2014

University could face doubled rates amid new water regulation

City utility officials approved double rates to take effect Oct. 1 for customers who do not reduce their water consumption by at least 10 percent of what they used during

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08 Sep 2014

University police open investigation into alleged rape on campus

Police have opened an investigation into an alleged rape that occurred on campus Aug. 29. University police have a suspect in the case, which has since been passed to the

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Paola Cerna and Monica Villa slide down the inflatable slide at The 3rd Annual Kick Off presented by ASI held the event at Cesar Chavez Plaza at SF State Thursday, September 4, 2014 in San Francisco, Cali.
05 Sep 2014

ASI launches the academic year with 3rd annual Kickoff

The campus quad turned into a carnival yesterday afternoon as students leaped across a giant bounce house, tossed ping pong balls and competed in a human foosball tournament. The 3rd

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04 Sep 2014

UPDATE: Student center custodians negotiate reparations with university officials after new contract

Custodians of the Cesar Chavez Student Center presented their case today for larger severance payments to a board of university and Associated Students Inc. representatives, months after they lost seniority

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03 Sep 2014

Associate professor’s research ties schizophrenia to a lack of motivation

A study by an associate professor of psychology recently affirmed a link between individuals with schizophrenia and motivation deficiency, yet proposed that patients could still accomplish meaningful goals by breaking

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Tim Stone, third year, works the front desk at the Bike Barn at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday September 2, 2014. Stone has been working at the bike barn for a year now.
02 Sep 2014

SF State rolls out new bicycle maintenance program

A new bike safety and repair program will wheel through campus starting mid-September to accommodate the growing bicycling community and curb the University’s environmental impact. The Power to the Pedal

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Carlos Rosales a custodian for 22 years at SF State pushes a trash can around the bottom floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.
01 Sep 2014

Custodial staff loses benefits and more as a result of student center merger

Despite working on campus for over 30 years, one custodian said he started as a “new employee” July 1 after the University took control of the formerly independent student center,

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01 Sep 2014

Commute to campus comes at a higher cost for students after Muni and parking price increases

The commute to SF State became more expensive today, with the price for a single ride on Muni increasing to $2.25. The surge in cost follows the introduction of a

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