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SF State year-long dance class puts on show in McKenna Theater thru March 3

Elissa Torres
February 20, 2012
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Captivating someone without speaking can be difficult. But for dancers this is their passion, and they'll show off their talents at their annual recital this week. University Dance Theater, an auditioned class, is a year-long commitment for the dancers who are accepted into the performing ensemble. Fr...

Queer students of color win at film festival

MJ Johnson
October 22, 2019
Filed under Campus, News

Claire Weeks-Young bit her lip in confusion. It was her first time operating a camera and she had no other choice but to press on. Time was running out.  Claire Weeks-Young sets up the camera while shooting “To You” for Campus Movie Fest Oct. 13 (Photo by MJ Johnson / Golden Gate Xpress) Thi...

Community airs frustration with administration at President Search Forum

An audience member addresses a panel of administrators and one student at the SF State Presidential Search Committee open forum on Feb. 5. Photo by Shaylyn Martos

Robert Juarez
February 13, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

SF State students, faculty and staff told members of the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President what they hope to see in the person hired to fill outgoing President Leslie Wong’s shoes in an open forum held in the McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Members of the SF State community took the o...

President search needs voices

Leslie E. Wong, president of SF State talks about the good around campus like the amount of students attending SF State tuition free. According to Mr. Wong 55 to 60 percent pay no tuition. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Xpress Editors
February 12, 2019
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As President Leslie Wong’s turbulent tenure leading SF State comes to an end, we believe our next president should be more transparent and accountable to the most important constituency groups — teachers, staff and students. Last fall, Wong announced that he is retiring at the end of July. ...

Community expresses frustration with administration at president search forum

Trustees' Committee hears public comments at the SF State Presidential Search Committee open forum on Feb. 5. Photo by Shaylyn Martos

Robert Juarez
February 5, 2019
Filed under News

SF State students, faculty and staff told members of the Trustees' Committee for the Selection of the President what they hope to see in the person hired to fill outgoing President Leslie Wong’s shoes in an open forum held in the McKenna Theater Tuesday. Members of the SF State community took the opp...

Campus holds open search for president

Leslie E. Wong, president of SF State talks about the good around campus like the amount of students attending SF State tuition free. According to Mr. Wong 55 to 60 percent pay no tuition. (David Rodriguez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Celine Herrera
February 5, 2019
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The CSU Board of Trustees is conducting an open search to find a qualified candidate to succeed President Leslie E. Wong, who announced last fall he would be retiring at the end of July.   It’s the beginning of what is a long road ahead in the search for the next SF State president.   “This...

Jewish studies department begins lecture series on the Holocaust

Jewish studies department begins lecture series on the Holocaust

Kirk Stevenson
October 3, 2018
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The department of Jewish studies will be hosting a lecture series titled “The Holocaust Across the Disciplines,” beginning on Thursday Oct. 4 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with two lectures by Dr. Herwig Czech and Dr. Edith Sheffer. Free and open to the public, tomorrow’s lectures will be at McKenna Theater i...

Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography

Mark Davis, school of theatre and dance professor, poses for a portrait in Burk Hall on Monday, December 4, 2017. (Richard Lomibao/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ian Firstenberg
December 3, 2017
Filed under Life

In creative arts, talent alone is rarely enough to achieve success. With any heralded dancer, actor or musician, there’s always a grinding component of hard work that constantly bubbles beneath the surface. Mark Davis, an assistant professor in musical theatre and studio voice, knows this combination w...

Dancers audition for New Moves

Aria Brock
September 4, 2017
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Students sweat as they danced across the floor during the auditions for the New Moves show, a modern dance performance created by students at SF State premiering this November. Auditioners danced for an hour. This is what they came for - to perform. If chosen, they will perform on stage in front ...

SF State grad’s brand turns five

Herbert Gracia and Johnny Travis pose for a portrait inside Faze Apparel in San Francisco on Saturday, August 26, 2017. (Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)

Ian Firstenberg
August 30, 2017
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An SF State business major alumnus is celebrating his brand’s five-year anniversary on Sept. 2. Johnny Travis and Herbert Gracia, co-founders of FAZE Apparel, combating the rising tide of Instagram shopping and drone delivery with brand authenticity and community involvement.   FAZE, a ...

Election course tackles presidential race

Political science department professor Benjamin Lozano talks about politics and the economy during the Election Public Lecture Series course in the McKenna Theater on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Each class session hosts a different panel of professors and experts on politics. (George Morin/Xpress)

Rita Berríos Riquelme
September 15, 2016
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Every four years, the political science department offers a course examining that year’s approaching presidential election. This year’s course, the 2016 presidential election public lecture series, is designed to inform students about the election in a non-partisan manner and show the community the...

Dancers to demonstrate women strength through concert

SF State dancers rehearse choreography for Kamala Devam's piece

Kalani Ruidas
April 8, 2015
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Donned in gruesome face masks, members of SF State's dance company's writhed about the stage in a nightmarish dance of demons inspired from ancient Japanese folklore. The company's upcoming dance piece, "Kijo," is just one of the many multicultural works featured in this year's University...

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