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Daniel Curtis-Cummins, faculty director for ExCo, stands in front of his residence in Alameda on April 9. ExCo is a newly developed learning community, allowing students to take classes taught by their fellow students, or teach a course themselves. (Leila Figueroa / Golden Gate Xpress)

ExCo: SF State’s hidden gem

Jess Magill, Campus Editor April 9, 2021

Editor’s note: The story's lede has been revised on April 10, 2021, to reflect SF State's seven official colleges, with the university's Experimental College being the eighth unofficial college. SF...

The entrance to the Division of International Education located at Village at Centennial Square at 1600 Holloway Avenue on March 15, 2021. (Lucky Whitburn-Thomas / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State’s international program goes abroad, virtually

Emily Calix, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

As the Grand Princess cruise ship docked in the San Francisco Bay on Feb. 21, 2020, it signaled the end of a longstanding status quo of travel. On Jan. 31, 2020, the Trump administration announced the...

The entrance of Portola Gardens on Feb. 23. A shortage of gerontology majors has led to fewer doctors who specialize in elderly care. (Cameron Lee / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State Gerontology program struggles as industry booms

Sydney Vargas, Staff Reporter April 5, 2021

SF State’s Gerontology program is declining in faculty as the national need for geriatricians rises, leaving practitioner nurses to fill the gaps.  By 2030, one out of five Americans will be over...

Administration building located at the entrance of SF State on, March 15, 2021. (Lucky Whitburn-Thomas)

Two-factor authentication rolls out for SF State faculty

Matthew Faludi, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

After over a year of COVID-19 related delays, Information Technology Services completed signing all SF State teaching faculty up for two-factor authentication two days ahead of its imposed Wednesday deadline.  SF...

Janiece Oropeza (left) and mother Janice Marie Garcia (right) pose for a portrait at SF State Children's Campus on March 5, 2021. (Avery Wilcox / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State student-mothers balance school and life

Matthew Faludi and Avery Wilcox March 11, 2021

When Alex Bates, a 20-year-old Communications major at SF State, found out she was pregnant last February, she knew a move to San Diego was inevitable. The move made sense. Both she and her boyfriend...

Jack Deremiah (left) and Charles Evers (right), SF State students, monitor stocks on the free trading app, Robinhood, in their home in San Francisco on February 6, 2021. (Avery Wilcox / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State student traders ride the stock market

Lea Loeb, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

A group of “meme” stocks, stocks that have been hyped up by trolls on the internet, have taken the internet by storm since January, with traders on social media continuing to encourage each other to...

Thomas Griego attends one of his nursing classes using Zoom from his dorm room at Towers at Centennial Square on February 26, 2021. Griego, an SF State student, works as a desk assistant for the nursing program at the university. (Amalia Diaz / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State’s College of Extended Learning gives back to essential workers

Eve DeBord, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

Monica Ferrey always had intentions of returning to SF State to complete her degree, but the strains of being a single parent struggling to afford in the Bay Area was a constant stressor that kept pushing...

Johan Casal dances for a film assignment. The choreography and location is inspired by the hit series

SF State dancers jeté despite virtual limitations

Olivia Wynkoop, Managing Editor March 8, 2021

SF State instructor Cecelia Bechelli teaches her tap class alone in an empty dance studio. The room once echoed a jumble of chatter and click-clacks between sequences, but now it rings silent. The only...

The front sign of SF State’s downtown campus at the Westfield Mall complex in San Francisco on Feb. 11. Downtown Campus hosts courses for the SF State’s College of Extended Learning, the Lam Family College of Business and Graduate Business Programs. (Jun Ueda / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State evaluates new locations for Downtown Campus

Kyran Berlin and Lea Loeb February 26, 2021

At the close of a 15-year lease, SF State is looking to relocate operations at its downtown campus from the Westfield Mall complex. SF State’s Downtown Campus primarily serves students of the College...

Jason Phillips, SF State alum and vice president of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Pi Chi Chapter, sits in a space for youth where he works at 100% College Prep. (Lucky Whitburn-Thomas / Golden Gate Xpress)

Black Greek letter organizations at SF State intend to leave legacy of Black excellence

Eve DeBord, Staff Reporter February 22, 2021

Jason Phillips had his first introduction to Black Greek letter organizations in high school, when he visited numerous historically Black colleges and universities on the East Coast and in the South, including...

(Upper Left to Bottom Right) Tachelle Herron-Lane, Shanice Robinson, Denise Robinson,Tiffany Knuckles, Kevin Williams, Bryon Thomas, Neveah Vaughan, De’Onnie Dixon, Mar’Niyah Vaughan hold up fists and photos of slain Black Americans like Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin, Soul of SF State stands against racism and anti-Blackness at SF State on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

Soul of SF State returns with virtual event observing Black History Month

Omar Morales, Contributing Staff February 16, 2021

The Soul of SF State committee held a virtual community event that featured remarks from prominent local leaders on Saturday, as a follow up to a Black Lives Matter forum held last fall.   According...

San Francisco recognizes SF State professor and “Forum” host Michael Krasny on day of retirement

San Francisco recognizes SF State professor and “Forum” host Michael Krasny on day of retirement

Miles Voci, Staff Reporter February 15, 2021

The city of San Francisco is designating Monday as “Michael Krasny Day” in recognition of his retirement, as decided by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Michael Krasny, longtime host of KQED’s...

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