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Greenhouse manager Elliot Levin holds a Monstera “Borsigiana” Albo Variegata in the Intermediate Tropics bay in the SF State Greenhouse on Nov. 10, 2022. Monstera Albos get their coloration from a genetic mutation and are sold online for hundreds of dollars. (Juliana Yamada / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State’s greenhouse showcases a wide array of rare, exotic plants

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter November 17, 2022

Elliot Levin walks through the greenhouse admiring his favorite plants. The space is alive with colors and smells, as thousands of plants occupy every inch of the room.  Levin is the manager of SF...

Condom kits lay on a table inside the Health Promotion & Wellness office at SF State on Nov. 14, 2022. HPW provides kits for students to pick up, which include condoms as well as lube. (Ashley Hayes-Stone / Golden Gate Xpress)

A guide to free sexual health resources at SF State

Jenna Mandarano, Staff Reporter November 16, 2022

Located in the Village at Centennial Square near City Eats, Health Promotion & Wellness has promoted student health since 2016. It offers students free supplies, resources and services.  Condom Cart The...

Protesters advocate for better wages, labor practices and benefits for university faculty members. (Illustration by Tatyana Ekmekjian / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State faculty union supports UC-UAW strike

Blanca Missé, Contributor November 16, 2022

On Nov. 14, nearly 48,000 academic workers affiliated with UAW at the 10 campuses of the University of California went on strike, which is scheduled to last the entire week. This strike for a FairUC is...

Twitter CEO Elon Musk holds a birdcage with Twitter birds flying away. Even with Musk’s acquisition of the company, many students at SF State have decided against leaving the app. (Illustration by Juliana Yamada / Golden Gate Xpress. Photo courtesy of Duncan.Hull, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.)

SF State students and faculty say they will stay on Twitter, no matter who owns it

Luis Cortes, Staff Reporter November 15, 2022

“The bird is freed,” was billionaire mogul Elon Musk's first Tweet after becoming the new owner of Twitter on Oct. 27.  So far, Musk has fired the majority of the staff and high-ranking officials,...

Liberal and Creative Arts adviser Steven Cochrane (left) and student assistant Juliana Rodriguez (right) review the advising appointment schedule in the Liberal and Creative Arts Advising Resource Center (ARC) in SF State’s Humanities Building on Nov. 14, 2022. The ARC’s advisors are fully booked for Advising Week. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State’s student advising process to change in Fall 2023

Matthew Cardoza, Copy Editor November 14, 2022

SF State’s advising model will be altered in an attempt to make the process more efficient in Fall 2023. Students will no longer be automatically required to meet with faculty advisers for course planning.  In...

Jonathan Flores plays the piano inside the Cesar Chavez Student Center at SF State on Nov. 2, 2022. (Ashley Hayes-Stone / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State’s classic piano continues to fill Cesar Chavez Student Center with music

Oscar Palma, Staff Reporter November 10, 2022

As the constant chatter and restaurant clamor fill the upper levels of the Cesar Chavez Student center, the sounds of a piano fill the lower levels of the building. The melodies of Satie, Mozart, Bach,...

NBC Bay Area will screen “Saving San Francisco” at SF State’s Coppola Theatre on Thursday, followed by a panel with the docuseries’s creators Bigad Shaban, Robert Campos and Jeremy Carroll. (Graphic courtesy of NBC)

NBC Bay Area docuseries to screen at SF State’s Coppola Theater

David Blakeley, Staff Reporter November 9, 2022

NBC Bay Area investigative reporter Bigad Shaban, investigative producer Robert Campos and digital photographer Jeremy Carroll teamed up to create a docuseries that gives an up-close and personal look...

Morgan Jones and her dog, Twig, vote in Annex I on SF States campus on Nov. 8, 2022. (Juliana Yamada / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State Annex I

Daniela Perez, Staff Reporter November 8, 2022

According to Poll Clerks at SF State’s Annex I building, most of the voters that arrived cast provisional ballots, due to students not re-registering to vote in the Bay Area’s congressional districts.  “We...

An illustration of a lecturer faculty instructing a class. (Illustration by Tatyana Ekmekjian / Golden Gate Xpress)

‘The pay at SFSU is criminally low,’ SF State lecturer faculty reveal an urgent need for better working conditions

Lisa Moreno, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2022

SF State’s lecturer faculty revealed an urgent need for better working conditions in a recent survey by the Equity for Lecturer Faculty Committee.  With over 200 respondents, lecturer faculty said...

An illustration of a blonde person whispering into a brunette persons ear. (Illustration by Myron Caringal / Golden Gate Xpress)

Between the Issues: Newsroom secrets and SF State confessions

Myron Caringal and Ximena Loeza November 5, 2022

Two newspaper-plastered classrooms filled with tired, yet eager reporters sit side by side on the third floor of the Humanities Building. These are the magazine and newspaper production rooms, and the...

SF State actors Amanda Schaer (left) and Kenna Tanaka (right) on the set of “Dealing Dreams,” for its first showing on Nov. 3, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Richard Mayer)

SF State’s first play of the semester steps into the spotlight

Aiden Brady, Staff Reporter November 4, 2022

Every interaction between Zoe and Trey — played by SF State actors Amanda Schaer and Kenna Tanaka — solicited laughs, gasps and even frustrated stirrings from the audience in the theater. Their...

Attendees enter the Charles F. Hagar Planetarium for a presentation of the San Francisco night sky in Thornton Hall on Oct. 27, 2022. (Aiden Brady / Golden Gate Xpress)

“Noche de Estrellas” offers SF State students a bilingual astronomy experience

Aiden Brady, Staff Reporter October 28, 2022

The domed ceiling of SF State’s Charles F. Hagar Planetarium dazzled with the image of the San Francisco night sky on Thursday as part of "Noche de Estrellas," a bilingual astronomy event. The family-friendly...

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