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The Student News Site of San Francisco State University

Golden Gate Xpress

The Student News Site of San Francisco State University

Golden Gate Xpress

Climate rally fills Malcolm X Plaza

MJ Johnson September 30, 2019

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...

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

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

Peter Snarr February 11, 2015

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...

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.

Students drop in Malcolm X Plaza in demonstration against police brutality

Jennah Feeley October 22, 2014

[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...

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

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

Daniel Rivera October 9, 2014

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,...

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.

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

Guadalupe González December 7, 2013

[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...

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

Students gather in plaza to celebrate Malcolm X’s birthday

Ian Sumner May 6, 2015

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...

Bay Area celebrates 20 years of campus Malcolm X mural

Julia Middlemiss May 6, 2014

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...

Danielle Lundstrom hands out a Gator Groceries flyer to a student in front of the Malcom X Plaza Sept. 1, 2022. (Daniela Perez / Golden Gate Xpress)

Nutrition Department students create Gator Groceries-inspired recipes

Daniela Perez, Staff Reporter September 26, 2022

For the past five years, SF State’s Health Promotion & Wellness unit and Associated Students have offered Gator Groceries, a campus program that distributes free food to students facing food insecurity.  Today,...

Students as well as queer and trans resource organizations gathered in Malcolm X Plaza on Sept. 6. It was the first annual resource fair by SF State’s Queer & Trans Resource Center. (Alexis Alexander/ Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State’s Queer & Trans Resource Center hosts its first annual resource fair

Alexis Alexander, Staff Reporter September 8, 2022

The Queer & Trans Resource Center and other organizations gathered Tuesday at Malcolm X Plaza to promote accessible support for queer and transgender students.  QTRC is an Associated Students program...

Brandon Lee speaks at the Filipino Mural Celebration event at SF State on Saturday. Lee is a SF State alum, a community journalist and human rights advocate. (Rashik Adhikari / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State Filipino Americans gather for annual mural celebration

Sarah Bruno April 24, 2022

SF State’s Filipino American community gathered for the 19th annual Filipino American Mural Celebration at SF State on Saturday. It was the first mural celebration since 2019 due to COVID-19.  The...

A mural of the late writer, academic and human rights activist Edward Said is featured above the entrance of the SF State bookstore. The mural was completed in 2007, after almost three years of objections and an eventual redesign, joining multiple murals on campus that display students’ backgrounds and leaders like Malcolm X and Cesar Chavez. (Paisley Trent / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: Palestinian Student Experiences

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

Hundreds of people walked past or under the mural portraying Edward Said while heading to class or entering the bookstore. A second-year Palestinian student recalled looking at the Edward Said Mural...

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Campus: The AMED Studies Program

Paisley Trent December 1, 2020

“Life-changing” is how SF State alum Noel Madbak described the classes she took that delved into her identity and her family experiences — something she said she never encountered in an academic...

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