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An OCM package sits on a rack at an office at SF State on Sep 22, 2021. (Nicholas Cholula / Golden Gate Xpress)

Dorm supplies company faces scrutiny for lack of communication, customer service

Albert Serna Jr., Online Editor October 15, 2021

Svea Leventon waited patiently for someone to answer the phone. She had been on hold for roughly 40 minutes, hoping to speak to anyone who could answer questions about an order she placed with OCM for...

Mahoney encourages campus community to upload proof of vaccination

Smit Parekh, Staff reporter July 23, 2021

SF State’s Student Health Services sent an email Thursday that urged students to upload their proof of vaccination before Aug. 13 to be exempted from weekly testing during the Fall 2021 semester. and...

An image of the The Ethnic Studies & Psychology building at SF State on May 4. Ethnic Studies & Psychology holds the Asian American Studies department within its building, which created the ASPIRE program with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. (Samantha Laurey / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State program aspires to create community for AAPI students

Ari Arciaga, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

With the rising number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, programs such as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education, ASPIRE, are used to support students and members of the...

A transaction with a customer inside the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace, a new food hall in the Tenderloin made up of women and immigrant owned restaurants. (Courtesy of Erin Ng / La Cocina Marketplace)

Tenderloin restaurant cooks up community

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

When Wafa Bahloul was deciding what to name her restaurant, she landed on Kayma, an Arabic word for a nomadic tent that goes from area to area sharing food. The name holds particular resonance to the values...

The new expansion of Stonestown Galleria along 20th Avenue on April 21, 2021. The proposed development would reconfigure 20th Avenue, add new buildings containing additional retail and restaurant spaces. (Cameron Lee / Golden Gate Xpress)

Reimaging Stonestown: What new development means for SF State community

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

Tree-lined landscaped parks, community gathering spaces, outdoor dining and a plaza for the neighborhood’s farmers market and, of course, 3,000 new homes — this is what lay in store for West San Francisco’s...

Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station is one of many other locations that display posters of the Not One More Girl campaign as it advertises BART’s first sexual harassment prevention program. (Samantha Laurey / Golden Gate Xpress)

BART partners with community organizations to tackle sexual harassment

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Reporter May 3, 2021

In response to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, BART launched its first campaign specifically addressing sexual assault and harassment on public transit for girls and gender expansive youth.  The campaign,...

Supporters of the Asian Community marched from Union Square to the Embarcadero at the Rise Up With Asians rally on March 26, 2021. (Amalia Diaz / Golden Gate Xpress)

California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus returns to protect AAPI communities

Jian Yang, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

Since the coronavirus outbreak began last year, Asian communities around the United States have experienced more than 4,000 anti-Asian hate crimes. In response, the California Asian & Pacific Islander...

Yau Kung Moon lion dance crew performs for a crowd of people who gathered at the Asian Community Support Event on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at 701 Valencia St., in the Mission District. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

Businesses, nonprofits fundraise for AAPI community

Dan DeJesus, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

Business owners and nonprofits partnered up for an Asian community support event on 701 Valencia St. on Sunday.  Attendees were treated to food and music while simultaneously showing support for a...

Owner of Church of 8 Wheels, Rev. David Miles Jr., speaks to a crowd of skaters in front of the Ferry building on March 27, 2021. Miles held a skating demonstration called ‘Skate Against Violence’ to showcase solidarity for the Asian community. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

Gallery: Demonstrators skate in solidarity with AAPI community

Emily Curiel, Photographer April 7, 2021

On March 24, Church of 8 Wheels posted a flyer on its Instagram account stating that it would be holding a “skating demonstration of peace, love and solidarity with the Asian community.” The organization...

Murals placed in Chinatown for solidarity after many citizens in the Asian community have
suffered from crimes against them in Oakland on February 25. Patrols have been designated around the neighborhood to keep citizens in the area safe. (Katherine
Burgos / Golden Gate Xpress)

A responsibility of standing in solidarity with AAPI communities

Sabita Shrestha, Photo Editor March 8, 2021

Ever since the beginning of the pandemic last March, anti-Asian violence has been on the rise nationwide, but the recent uptick of attacks and robberies against older Asian people in the Bay Area has gained...

Protesters march to the Tenderloin SFPD station on Eddy street. (Jacquelyn Moreno/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Turn of the Tenderloin Podcast Episode 1: Community organizers protest against the UC Hastings lawsuit

Jacquelyn Moreno, Campus Editor August 10, 2020

Turn of the Tenderloin is a Golden Gate Xpress podcast dedicated to the community in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. In this episode, community organizers come together to fight against the...

An interior view of Black Serum Tattoo located at 310 Valencia St. (Daniel Da Silveira / Golden Gate Express)

Tattoo community in San Francisco struggle to keep their shops

Erica Gray July 18, 2020

When Mayor London Breed mandated closure of tattoo shops many artists wondered how they were going to support themselves and their families. Shop owners feared losing their businesses altogether. As shelter-in-place...

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