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SF State student stuck in Ghana

SF State student stuck in Ghana

David Sjostedt, Multimedia Editor
March 26, 2020
Filed under Coronavirus, Multimedia, News, Videos

Update March 27, 2020: California State University International Programs has informed Golden Gate Xpress that Halima Mahdee will be evacuated back to the United States tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates. Halima Mahdee, an SF State anthropology major, was studying abroad in Ghana when the COVI...

Life in SF State housing amid mass evacuation

Life in SF State housing amid mass evacuation

Juan Carlos Lara and Jocelyn Hernandez Gomez
March 21, 2020
Filed under Campus, Multimedia, Videos

Unknown individuals vandalized a study lounge within an SF State dormitory. Videos of the vandalism circulated social media on the same day that President Lynn Mahoney announced the suspension of face-to-face classes for the remainder of the Spring semester. Xpress spoke with a resident of that dormitory...

First confirmed COVID-19 case at SF State

First confirmed COVID-19 case at SF State

Juan Carlos Lara, Campus News Editor
March 16, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus, Latest

SF State President Lynn Mahoney announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the SF State community Sunday night.  In a campus-wide email, Mahoney said she received confirmation of the case from the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  The unnamed employee lived off campus and was l...

SF State campus closure

SF State campus closure

March 10, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus

Dear campus community, The University has been closely monitoring local circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In addition to the increasing number of confirmed cases in San Francisco, we have also seen a growing number of educational institutions move to remote instruction. In the interest...

SF State cancels events, classes suspended

SF State cancels events, classes suspended

Juan Carlos Lara, Whitney Papalii, and David Sjostedt
March 10, 2020
Filed under Campus, Coronavirus

SF State President Lynn Mahoney announced through email Monday that face-to-face classes are cancelled until March 15 and classes will be moved to online instruction from March 16 to April 6 amid concerns over COVID-19.  In the email, Mahoney cited increasing numbers of confirmed cases and moves f...

COVID-19 SF State timeline

COVID-19 SF State timeline

Catherine Stites, City Editor
March 10, 2020
Filed under Campus, City, Coronavirus

January 21  - The first case of COVID-19 is confirmed in the United States.   January 30 - The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.   February 19  Passengers disembark the Diamond Princess in Japan where hundreds on the ship had tested positive for the virus. &...

SF State suspends face-to-face classes

SF State suspends face-to-face classes

David Sjostedt, Multimedia Editor
March 9, 2020
Filed under Coronavirus, News

SF State has officially cancelled all face-to-face classes effective Tuesday, March 10. This announcement came through an email on Monday evening issued by SF State President Lynn Mahoney. The email states that all courses which are already offered online will continue as usual, but staff and faculty...

SF State Alumni Moderates Poetry Jam

Jazzmene Lizardo, Staff reporter
February 26, 2020
Filed under A&E

As the talking quiets down, a line of poets begin to introduce themselves through their spoken word, filling the room with their excerpts and explanations of their books, “Tiny” Gray-Garcia takes the lead. Born and raised in San Francisco, Laureate poet, Kim Shuck, moderates monthly poem jams a...

SF State student breaks school track record

SF State student breaks school track record

Grady Duggan, Sports Editor
February 25, 2020
Filed under Sports

SF State track and field athlete, Alexis Henry, etched her name into the record books earlier this month. The track and field team traveled to Michigan to compete in Grand Valley State’s Big Meet on Feb. 14-15 and Henry set a new SF State record by running the 200m in 24.16 seconds, beating all othe...

SF State’s Black community celebrates their Black women

SF State’s Black community celebrates their Black women

Felicia Hyde, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 21, 2020
Filed under A&E

Growing up with a biracial background of Filipina and African American, connecting with my black side was always a struggle for me because I was never seen as “not black enough”. I didn’t embrace or feel in tune with my blackness until I came to SF State and learned how to feel comfortable in my o...

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