21 Oct 2014

Bay Guardian’s closure sparks new era in local journalism

Since the San Francisco Bay Guardian closed last week, columnists have been hypothesizing about the cause. Was it a bad business model or the paper’s dwindling progressive audience? Whether the

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21 Oct 2014

Stop using feminism for your personal benefit

Feminism is for everyone, but both women and men continue to misconstrue the true meaning of feminism and what it really stands for. A Nigerian writer once defined a feminist

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19 Oct 2014

Please, think twice about bringing your four legged friend on the road with you

On an unusually hot San Francisco day, I came across a dog, trapped in a car and whining in the parking lot of a Target in Daly City, Calif. The

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15 Oct 2014

University funds should be spent on students, not buildings

Capital funds don’t come along easily, so when they do, they better be spent on something worthwhile. A $86.4 million wellness center—or a campus extension in Hunter’s Point—may be nice

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15 Oct 2014

The CSU system promise to install more gender-neutral bathrooms

This month, University of California President Janet Napolitano pledged to make several single-stall bathrooms gender-neutral on all ten UC campuses in an attempt to make the campus more LGBTQ friendly.

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15 Oct 2014

Women should explore their options for safe sex

Have you thought about how great sex is lately? Honestly, take a minute. Sex is normal and something you think about every day. But there’s a huge difference between thinking

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14 Oct 2014

It’s Complicated: Fans are stuck in a struggling relationship with the Oakland Raiders

I’ve been in an abusive relationship with the Oakland Raiders for 12 years, and the name-calling and the double takes have only gotten worse. “Get rid of that backpack!” I

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07 Oct 2014

Elected student officials should be expected to meet a higher GPA than 2.0

Midterms are overwhelming the masses, students are scrambling to pay rent and our student leaders in Associated Students Inc. are dropping like flies from their elected positions. Welcome to week

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01 Oct 2014

Using fake names online creates issues in real life

Today, more than half of people over the age of 25 use smartphones and tablet devices to email, browse the web or connect to social media. But 30 years of

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01 Oct 2014

AMCHA is too aggressive about anti-Semitism

Last spring, a controversial Santa Cruz-based group called the AMCHA Initiative alerted SF State officials about some threatening Tumblr posts by a then-current student. The posts were genuinely disturbing. In

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30 Sep 2014

Facebook infiltrates users’ private lives for profit

After seven years of sharing random aspects of my life to friends and acquaintances, I decided to delete my Facebook account permanently last May. I didn’t just wake up one

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23 Sep 2014

Big phones, small pockets: women’s clothing reinforces oppressive tendencies

The same week Apple live-streamed details of their new 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus for the modern folk to drool over, I innocently wore a

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23 Sep 2014

Women in sports are drastically underrepresented

How many 4-year-old kids could name the starting lineup for the 1997 to 1998 Chicago Bulls team? To this day, I still clearly remember jumping on our beaten down grey

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23 Sep 2014

“Yes means yes” bill will launch college campuses into a bigger discussion about consent

Earlier this month, a rape reportedly took place in the residence halls at SF State. Little was said or done after the fact, which called into question how college campuses

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17 Sep 2014

Apple is king, and we have to accept that

A small garage located in Los Altos, Calif. was where Apple, one of the biggest names in technology was created. In 1975, Steve Jobs and a couple of his buddies

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17 Sep 2014

NFL: from childhood dream to today’s nightmare

The NFL is my heroin, and I got started on football early. Fandom is a genetic disease, and mine started a lot like yours probably did. Maybe your brother gave

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09 Sep 2014

We can all learn a lesson from principles of Burning Man

For eight full days leading up to Labor Day, I lived in the Nevada’s Black Rock Desert with my personal belongings secured solely by the zipper of my tent. My

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09 Sep 2014

BART Watch app has no chance against truly dangerous criminals

After the newest Bay Area crime reporting app was labeled the “Instagram of Bad Behavior” by SF Weekly due to acting as somewhat of a snitching tool, BART Watch is

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07 Sep 2014

The SF State community is inherently tied to Ferguson

Non-white lives are not valued in our society, unless they are those of people like Beyoncé or Kanye West, in which case they are only valued because they generate big

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College students need to be careful about how much caffeine they intake during stressful times.
02 Sep 2014

A cup of coffee here and there is fine, but young adults should keep caffeine consumption low

A couple cups of coffee or tea are a great way to get back into a heavy workload after three wonderful months of fun in the sun, but what happens

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02 Sep 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge is more than just another social media eye sore

On a regular day, our social media outlets are loaded to the brim with selfies, “Novembeards” and Harlem Shake videos to give us our fill of good, old fashioned time-wasting.

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has grown tremendously famous on social media, but some argue that the trendiness of the challenge oversteps the merit behind the charity. Dominique Santos / Special to Xpress.
02 Sep 2014

Trendiness in Ice Bucket Challenge overshadows the charitable message

Can we stop the whole ice bucket challenge thing now and just go back to donating? The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media phenomenon that

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30 Aug 2014

Xpress Yourself: Student reaction to new Gator mascot

This week, President Wong unveiled a refined Gator mascot to the SF State campus. We asked some members of the student body what they thought of the new versus the

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26 Aug 2014

OPINION: Daily commuters should get discounted campus parking permits

It’s hard enough to roll out of bed to make an 8 a.m. class. For the 88 percent of SF State students who live off campus, the struggle is even

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17 Aug 2014

OPINION: Outside Lands litters park grounds, then gives back

Outside Lands took over Golden Gate Park last weekend, displaying a diverse range of acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore, Tiesto and Tegan and Sara, leaving our feet sore and

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14 May 2014

Photoshop takes the standard of beauty too far

Ever wonder who decided a skinny frame, blond hair and clear skin was the ideal image of beauty? Ever wonder what influenced why you put those clothes on this morning?

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14 May 2014

There is no where to place blame in the shooting of Stephen Guillermo

Like all students, Stephen Guillermo wanted a break from studying before finals week, where he could just focus on having fun. After a night of drinking with his friends, he

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13 May 2014

More gun control is necessary in trigger-happy America

I believe in the United States Constitution. It has worked for more than 200 years, however, I also believe in gun control and common sense. It is hard to read

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13 May 2014

The right to bear arms is essential to our lasting freedom

Welcome to the United States, home of beer, cheeseburgers, free speech and lots of guns. We also have an entire system of laws that protects our right to enjoy all

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07 May 2014

Eating organic is delicious, but not necessarily more nutritious

When food is labeled organic, it refers to the process of how farmers grow and process agricultural products. Whether they are fruits, vegetables, meats, grains or dairy products, the organic

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07 May 2014

Be organic: you are what you eat

While waiting in a drive-thru, many people don’t consider the bad choices they are making when it comes to eating underpriced, bad quality foods on an everyday basis. If they

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29 Apr 2014

Legalize steroids in baseball, the game will only get better

With Ryan Braun returning from a 65-game suspension and Alex Rodriguez sitting out the entire 2014 season, steroids are still seen as a major problem in Major League Baseball. But

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21 Apr 2014

San Franciscan apathy: ignoring homeless men doesn’t fix the problem

Last week, a homeless man in San Francisco agreed to be outfitted with a high tech camera for a day, for the purpose of giving more affluent San Franciscans the

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16 Apr 2014

An ongoing celebration would dull the merit of Earth Day

Let’s face it, everyone’s busy enough trying to multitask and juggle the various aspects of their lives, whether it be work, school, parenting or whatever else. It wouldn’t be wise

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16 Apr 2014

Our Earth needs TLC everyday, not just on Earth Day

Greenland’s farmers are planting strawberries this year. It’s an odd choice for agriculturalists on an almost uninhabitable glacial island, but for the last few years more and more of the

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15 Apr 2014

Heartbleed reminds us the Internet isn’t safe

Internet researchers discovered and announced April 7 the flaw called Heartbleed in OpenSSL. Heartbleed has caused a huge wave of panic about information online — the fact that it could

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