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Climate rally fills Malcolm X Plaza

MJ Johnson
September 30, 2019
Filed under Campus, Latest, Life

Andrew Va’i pumped his fist into the air as his booming voice blasted through the speakers during a climate rally at SF State Sept. 26. “We are fighting!” The crowd thrusted their handmade signs high and returned his call with a thunderous roar. “Not drowning!”  SF State students a...

Band’s impromptu show a big hit in Malcolm X Plaza

SF State students Andrew Harley, Trevor Ramirez and Alec Kersenboom freestyle a mix of jazz, soul, funk, and R&B in the Malcolm X Plaza at SF State after they performed at the open mic in the Depot on Thursday Feb 5, 2015. Photo by: Emma Chiang

Peter Snarr
February 11, 2015
Filed under Life, Multimedia

Psychedelic sounds reverberated through the air Thursday night as student passersby were drawn to Malcolm X Plaza where a musical trio spontaneously started to jam. The unnamed group, comprised of freshman Alec Kersenboom, freshman Andrew Harley and junior Trevor Ramirez, played improvised ps...

Students drop in Malcolm X Plaza in demonstration against police brutality

SF State students fall to the ground at the Die In in memory of all of the innocent lives lost through police hands. The attendants came together to march in a national day of protest to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Malcolm X Plaza. Amanda Peterson / Xpress.

Jennah Feeley
October 22, 2014
Filed under Multimedia, News

[dropcap style="box"]A[/dropcap]t the sound of three bangs, dozens of bodies dropped to the ground of Malcolm X Plaza today as a part of a “Die In” demonstration for people killed by police brutality. Hosted by the Black and Brown Liberation Coalition in collaboration with the Student Union of...

Mourners hold candlelight vigil at Malcolm X Plaza for student killed in drive-by shooting

Mourners and observers gathered in Malcolm X Plaza for slain SF State student Mark Madden at candlelight vigil Wednesday, Oct. 8., 2014.

Daniel Rivera
October 9, 2014
Filed under News

A crowd of nearly a hundred gathered at Malcolm X Plaza Wednesday evening to hold a candlelight vigil for fallen SF State student Mark Madden. “I would’ve taken that bullet for him,” Aaron Tomlin, Madden’s uncle, said on the brink of tears to the crowd at the memorial service. “I love that dude. Thank you for coming out here. Showi...

Student organizations hold ‘State of Emergency’ rally in Malcolm X Plaza

Michael Sanchez speaks to students about Tasers in Malcolm X Plaza during a rally Dec. 5. The rally was organized by a group of student organizations. Photo by John Ornelas / Xpress.

Guadalupe González
December 7, 2013
Filed under News

[set_id=72157638420750273] A group of student organizations held a “State of Emergency” rally Thursday in Malcolm X Plaza. The students said they wanted to raise awareness of different proposed administrative decisions on campus. More than 40 people were at the plaza where the organizations add...

Students gather in plaza to celebrate Malcolm X’s birthday

Students and members of the Black Student Union hold hands at the Malcolm X celebration at Malcolm X Plaza on Thursday April 30. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress

Ian Sumner
May 6, 2015
Filed under News

For those who were relaxing in Malcolm X Plaza, the sound of chanting started out barely audible. A brief moment later, observers were witness to a crowd of students and teachers marching and shouting different slogans. “Calling out the violence of the racist police, we ain't gonna stop till’...

Bay Area celebrates 20 years of campus Malcolm X mural

Julia Middlemiss
May 6, 2014
Filed under News

May Day marked the 20th Annual Malcolm X Mural Celebration for SF State, while students and Greek life from around the Bay Area joined together to honor the mural’s creation. According to the Cesar Chavez Student Center, the intent of the mural, along with the dedication of the plaza, was to honor, ...

Bernie supporters march through campus

Students and organizers of the Bernie Sanders rally march through campus on Monday, March 2, 2020. (Saylor Nedelman / Golden Gate Xpress)

Juan Carlos Lara, Staff
March 4, 2020
Filed under Campus

Supporters of Bernie Sanders marched through campus yesterday to encourage others to vote for the Vermont senator.  The group of approximately 25 met at Malcolm X Plaza where several students spoke on their reasons for supporting Sanders, including the co-chairs of SF State’s Young Democratic Soci...

Edward said and his activism honored on his murals anniversary

Lance Tisuela
November 12, 2019
Filed under Campus, News

As students gathered on Nov. 7 in Jack Adams Hall of the Cesar Chavez Student Center to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the inauguration of the Edward Said mural at SF State, a portion of the room was lit in green and red to emulate the colors of the Palestinian flag. Palestinian Cultural Mural ho...

Campus Safety Week

Jesse Gomez
October 15, 2019
Filed under Campus, News

On October 14, SF State hosted its 3rd annual Campus Safety Week event.  SF State on-site resources including Enterprise Risk Management, Environment, Health and Safety, and the University Police Department will conduct a variety of trainings throughout the week promoting health and safety both on an...

First Hispanic Cultural Dance Club at SF State

Rebeca Gonzales Estrada spins while practicing a traditional dance from Sinaloa
Mexico. She and others are practicing in order to perform during Hispanic Heritage
Month. Practice took place at Ocean Beach on September 26, 2019. (Photo by William
Wendelman / Golden Gate Xpress)

Felicia Hyde
October 2, 2019
Filed under A&E, Campus, Life

Ribbons of red, yellow and blue glided through the air, weaved in and out of a variety of headpieces. Young women fanned out long ruffled skirts as they twirled vibrant shades of green and orange waves. Stepping side to side, a syncopated beat followed the alternation of trumpets and trombones.  ...

Students rally for change

Protestors fill the streets of downtown San Francisco on Sept. 20 at the People's Climate March. (Photo by Leila Figueroa / Golden Gate Xpress)

Lance Tisuela
September 24, 2019
Filed under City, Featured, Latest, Multimedia

[ngg src="galleries" ids="4" display="basic_imagebrowser"]The morning of Sept. 20, two dozen SF State students met on campus to join strikers in downtown San Francisco to participate in the global youth led climate strike.  Four million people took part in Climate Strikes across 185 countries, acco...

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