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SF State reacts to news of COVID vaccination

Out of  the 43,000 participants across all populations there were no safety concerns to the new vaccine according to officials. 10 to 15 percent of volunteers felt side effects after receiving the vaccine, which included fever, chills, body aches, and soreness where it was injected. The data calculated from the side effects was greater than a two percent frequency was that fatigue was at 3.8% and headaches were at 2.0% according to Pfizer. (Alyssa Brown / Golden Gate Xpress)
December 13, 2020

Making it close to its final stages at a 95% effective rate, the COVID-19 vaccine leads to the questioning whether the public and student body will feel comfortable and feel ready to get the vaccine to...

SF State English Professor, KQED “Forum” host Michael Krasny announces retirement

Author, professor and the host of KQED’s 'Forum' Michael Krasny smiles and looks away during his walk on a trail overlooking the bay water at Blackie’s Pasture in Tiburon on Dec. 6, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)
December 10, 2020

Blackies Pasture overlooks downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Oakland Bay Bridge. This is where Michael Krasny has spent part of his time since the start of the pandemic.  His stride...

SF State’s Parkmerced hosts social-distanced musical light show for holiday season

DEWPOINT perform at Juan Bautista Circle during the Nightlights event in Park Merced in San Francisco, on  Dec. 4, 2020.  (Katherine Burgos / Golden Gate Xpress)
December 9, 2020

With new stay-at-home restrictions being handed down by Gov. Gavin Newsom this past week, Californians are once again finding dwindling options for outdoor activities. With limitations on congregating,...

The fight to save lecturers at SF State

Empty faculty offices at SF State on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)
December 9, 2020

In early May, a petition gathered over 1,000 signatures to protest the elimination of class sections taught by lecture faculty. Since then, the California Faculty Association (CFA) still does not have...

SF State duo tackles tie-dye

Creators and owners of Dreamy Dyes Co., Leanne Doung and Kelsey Yamashiro, seen wearing their sweat sets in pink and blue. (Photo courtesy of Dreamy Dyes Co.)
December 7, 2020

A conversation between childhood friends Kelsey Yamashiro and Leanne Duong was the unexpected catalyst for their tie-dye business endeavor, wherein Duong asked Yamashiro where she had gotten her tie-dyed...

SF State reacts to Trump’s lawsuits

SF State economics professor Michael Bar said that while Trump has the right to contest the election results to check for irregularities, prosecutions cannot pass without meeting certain standards. “I don’t think he has a chance to win,” Bar said. (Gage Skidmore / Creative Commons)
December 7, 2020

On Nov. 5, Trump's campaign filed lawsuits in Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan, seeking a vote recount and calling for the suspension of vote-counting in four states.  The next day, Georgia...

SF State students and professors adjust to film school during COVID-19

SF State students and professors adjust to film school during COVID-19
December 4, 2020

Of the departments that have been shaken up by the pandemic, few have been more affected than SF State’s cinema program. While some aspects of filmmaking can be done remotely, many still require...

SF State hosts first annual BLM forum

Shanice Robinson, her niece and son, Tiffany Knuckles, Tachelle Herron Lane, and Danielle Tompkins, who organized Soul of SF to channel the voices and experiences of Black students, staff and community members of SF, stand in front of the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building at SF State in San Francisco, on Nov. 21, 2020. (Alex Drew / Golden Gate Xpress)
November 30, 2020

“The Soul of San Francisco State University” — SF State’s first annual Black Lives Matter forum — was virtually held on Nov. 21. The U.S. has been the focal point of civil unrest in 2020 —...

SF State professor fights back against COVID-related Asian discrimination

Russell Jeung, Asian American Studies professor at SF State, is  the co-creator of the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate project. Since the spread of the virus, 2,583 hate incidents directed at Asian Americans across the country have been reported. (Sean Reyes / Golden Gate Xpress)
November 27, 2020

For SF State Asian American Studies professor Russell Jeung and his wife, dealing with anti-Asian discrimination during the pandemic has become the norm. Jeung recalled when he was coughed on and felt...

How COVID-19 changed SF State’s food vendor strategy

Customers sit in front of Café Rosso, located across the Humanities Building on the SF State campus on Nov. 12, 2020. (James Wyatt / Golden Gate Xpress)
November 13, 2020

Eight of the 21 food service establishments are open at SF State for students living on campus and students required to attend in-person classes for Fall 2020. Unlike the 21 food establishments on campus...

SF State students take on Halloween

November 12, 2020

Halloween, the one day a year people are allowed to dress up as anything their hearts desire, was celebrated differently this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the frightful festivities may not...

SF State rejoices at Biden, Harris win

Bay Area residents took to the streets in the Castro District to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ election victory on Nov. 7, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)
November 10, 2020

After a four-day wait following Election Day, Democratic Party nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden was officially announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential race on Saturday morning. Following...

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