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Norman Yee named District 7 supervisor after close race

Ellie Loarca
December 5, 2012
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Counting ballots took longer than usual in the race for District 7 supervisor, but Norman Yee, president of the San Francisco Board of Education, snagged the open seat left by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd. Yee is a product of the public school system and earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering...

CSU Board of Trustees delays proposed fee votes

CSU Board of Trustees delays proposed fee votes

Ellie Loarca
November 14, 2012
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The California State University Board of Trustees has shelved the controversial fee vote which was set to take place Nov. 14 in the wake of the passage of Proposition 30. California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed and the CSU Board of Trustees had proposed a vote that would have added three n...

Prop. 32 reduces political power of unions

Vikram Singh
October 31, 2012
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As the role of money in politics continues to increase, one proposition facing California voters aims to limit contributions from certain groups. Yet opponents say that special exemptions in the law leave the political process open to outside influence. Proposition 32 would stop unions and corporations from ...

Prop. 30 to give students helping hand with tuition woes

Ellie Loarca
October 30, 2012
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The life of a student isn't what it used to be. With overcrowded classrooms, limited financial aid and increased tuition costs, higher education in California is barely staying afloat. It's because of this that Gov. Jerry Brown has taken charge with Proposition 30, which aims to bring back funds to univ...

District 7 supervisor candidates debate Prop. A, Parkmerced redevelopment, pedestrian safety

Ellie Loarca
September 28, 2012
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In a room scattered with candidate supporters and a handful of students, the five candidates for District 7 Supervisor gathered at SF State to discuss a series of student and community concerns. “Things got a little spicy tonight,” said first-time politician and candidate Andrew Bley. Mike Garcia, Norma...

SF State community pushes for on-campus polling location

SF State community pushes for on-campus polling location

Kevin Skahan
September 25, 2012
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For freshman Jasmine Ponce de Leon, this presidential election is a big deal. Not only will it be her first time voting, but her father's as well. Ponce de Leon, who lives on campus, originally planned on making the six-hour trek home to Carson, Calif. to vote because she was confused about where she ...

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed retires amid budget crisis

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed retires amid budget crisis

Alex Emslie
August 29, 2012
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Charles B. Reed led the CSU system through an era of cuts to the university’s state funding. In the past four years alone, Sacramento legislators have slashed more than $1 billion from the university system’s coffers, according to the CSU’s budget history publication. At the same time, enrollmen...

San Francisco mayoral candidates come to SF State Thursday

San Francisco mayoral candidates come to SF State Thursday

Brittney Barsotti
October 15, 2011
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While political candidates may often be hard to reach, students and community members will be able to interact with mayoral candidates at SF State Thursday with a little help from Associated Students Inc. ASI members have made arrangements to bring as many mayoral candidates as possible to a forum from noon to 2 p.m. th...

Republicans: a look at political minority at SF State

Republicans: a look at political minority at SF State

Katherine Yau
October 6, 2011
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In a campus that is home to students of different religions, races, ages, ethnicities and classes, there is one group whose absence is palpable. If Republicans do in fact exist at SF State, some students might think they’ve gone into hiding. SF State’s Republican voice has gone somewhat muted in...

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