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SF State UPD chief reimagines policing on campus

A police car sits in front of the UPD station on June 2, 2020 (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

Joseph High
July 2, 2020
Filed under Campus, News

The heightened national scrutiny surrounding law enforcement provoked by the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department has included focus on the presence of university policing. Many protest movements have extended their demands for various forms of police reform, defunding and abolition to the ro...

SF State president predicts $38 million budget cut for 2020-21 school year

SF State president predicts $38 million budget cut for 2020-21 school year

David Sjostedt, Editor-in-Chief
July 1, 2020
Filed under Campus

SF State President Lynn Mahoney predicted in an email sent to all faculty members today that there would be a budget reduction close to $38 million for the 2020-21 school year. The email from Mahoney comes in response to a budget revision announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state legislature...

SF State’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony breaks the internet

The error that participants of the virtual ceremony encountered.

Cierra Quintana, Staff reporter
June 26, 2020
Filed under Campus, Graduation

SF State’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 18 represented a change in how milestones are conducted in the reality of COVID-19, and despite the school’s efforts, many students felt that the commencement failed to properly honor them as graduates. With difficulties such as a faulty link that...

SF State Alum turns Anger into Action: Viral photo becomes mural to celebrate 2020 grads

SF State Alum turns Anger into Action: Viral photo becomes mural to celebrate 2020 grads

Aaron James Bistrin and Camille Cohen
June 26, 2020
Filed under City, Multimedia

Louis Michael, carrying a piece of cardboard under his arm, topped his Black Lives Matter T-shirt with a graduation gown, popped on his graduation cap and headed to downtown Oakland. Written on that piece of cardboard was; “Young Black College Grad. Which Part is Threatening?” Later that night, d...

Supreme Court ruling a victory for SF State Dreamers

June 23, 2020
Filed under Uncategorized

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot proceed with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, also known as DACA. In a 5-4 ruling with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal justices, he wrote in the majority opinion, “We do not...

La Corte Suprema Dictaminó una Victoria para SF State Dreamers

June 23, 2020
Filed under Uncategorized

El jueves pasado, la Corte Suprema dictaminó que la administración de Trump no puede continuar con su plan de desmantelar la programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la infancia, también conocido como DACA. La Corte Suprema falló 5-4 debido a la decisión de John Roberts, el cual se uni...

SF State students celebrate Juneteenth with fundraiser at Dolores Park

Olivia Tom holds her plate of soul food during a Juneteenth celebration organized in San Francisco, Calif., on June 19, 2020. (James Wyatt / Golden Gate Xpress)

Jacquelyn Moreno and James Wyatt
June 20, 2020
Filed under Campus, Food, Latest

SF State students and young San Franciscans orchestrated a Juneteenth celebration related fundraiser in Dolores Park on June 19. Juneteenth being a holiday which commemorates the emancipation of the final enslaved people left in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 following the Union’s Civil War victory over the Confederate Stat...

SF State graduates protest for racial justice on campus

Jace Smith holds up a sign that says, “BLACK LIVES MATTER,” while his mother, Veronica Smith, holds him during a peaceful protest against police brutality and systemic racism in front of SF State at 19th and Holloway on Sunday, June 7, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

Jacquelyn Moreno, Campus Editor
June 19, 2020
Filed under Campus

  Students have been holding weekly social-distant protests on SF State campus. Organizers say it is an effort to support the movement to end systemic racism and police brutality. They have been demonstrating since June 7.  Garrick Wilhelm, a graduate student from the communications depar...

1,000 SF State faculty sign petition protesting job cuts

A classroom sits unoccupied during the last week of classes at SF
State in San Francisco, California. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

David Sjostedt, Editor-in-Chief
May 27, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus

The California Faculty Association (CFA) gathered 1,000 signatures from SF State faculty members who came together to protest job cuts. “What started our petition is that we started getting reports from lecturers that they were being threatened with losing classes or losing their positions,” ...

SF State Music Department holds Virtual Celebration Performance

Graphic created by Felicia Hyde

Felicia Hyde
May 21, 2020
Filed under A&E

With the help from SF State’s College of Liberal and Creative Arts, School of Music Director Cyrus Ginwala will be hosting a University-wide zoom event today in order to bring the academic year to a close and celebrate its students. The free virtual celebration will begin with an introduction from...

Dream Resource coordinator leaves SF State

Norma R. Salcedo in her cap and sarape style sash on the lawn across the J. Paul Leonard Library celebrating her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the Graduate College of Education (GCOE) at San Francisco State University.

Pamela Estrada, Staff reporter
May 20, 2020
Filed under Campus

Student Services Professional, or as she was best known the Dream Resource Center coordinator, Norma Rosa Salcedo, 31, had to convey a genuinely deep farewell in the form of an email during this quarantine period almost a week ago to say goodbye to the Dream Resource Center and all her students at SF...

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