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Janiece Oropeza (left) and mother Janice Marie Garcia (right) pose for a portrait at SF State Childrens 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...

SF State student Carolyn Ho breathes new life into on-campus art gallery

Michele Bird September 12, 2012

One SF State student is bringing a creative space to life and bridging the gap between artists and fans as they come together in their love for a common passion: art. Within the Cesar Chavez Student...

SF State student displays struggles of bi-cultural life

Noemy Mena March 25, 2011

Each Women's History Month brings to light a multitude of issues. Now, in honor of the nationally renowned period of appreciation, a one-act play in San Francisco is taking a more specific cultural approach...

Representatives from SF State’s Nu Alpha Kappa fraternity set up in the Cesar Chavez Student Center to encourage enrollment on Sept. 9, 2021. Greek organizations have had to adjust to keep up with the obstacles of distance learning and a sparse return to campus. (Morgan
Ellis/Golden Gate Xpress)

Amid enrollment drop, Greek life reimagines rush week

Marlyn Sanchez Nol, Staff Reporter September 29, 2021

As Emmanuel Aurelio De La Torre, president of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Nu Alpha Kappa, set up for Greek Week’s first day of tabling, he hoped to see a bustling quad come to life with blaring music and...

Taylor Sims, 23, poses for a portrait in her home in Pittsburg, CA on Sept. 10, 2021. Sims, who works a lot from home, was ready to pose before a bunch of Friday morning meetings she needed to take care of. (Amaya Edwards / Golden Gate Xpress)

Meet Pittsburg School Board newcomer and SF alum Taylor Sims

Matthew Cardoza, Staff Reporter September 20, 2021

Taylor Sims strives to be a voice for Pittsburg high school-aged youth in her community and has several policy goals she wants accomplished, including the removal of student resource officers from Pittsburg...

SF State women’s volleyball head coach Matt Hoffman coaches his starters during a timeout against Northwest Nazarene in the Main Gym at Don Nasser Family Plaza on Friday, Sep. 3, 2021. (Nicolas Cholula/Golden Gate Xpress)

Sports return to SF State campus for the first time in 544 days

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter September 10, 2021

Sports fields and gyms had been eerily vacant at campus since March 8, 2020, when the spring season abruptly ended due to COVID-19. With two volleyball matches scheduled on campus this past weekend,...

A police car sits in front of the University Police Department station on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Original photograph by Harika Maddala, Illustration by Kyran Berlin / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF, UPD to expand support services for sexual assault survivors

Kyran Berlin, City Editor September 1, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article includes mentions of sexual assault and traumatic events. Survivors of sexual assault, violent crimes and hate crimes reported on and off campus will now have access to expanded...

James Aguilar, an SF State political science major, is finishing his term as director of Government and Community Relations for Associated Students, and is now running for the 18th district seat in the state assembly. (Kyran Berlin / Golden Gate Xpress)(Kyran Berlin / Golden Gate Xpress)

James Aguilar’s next move: State assembly

Matthew Faludi, A&E Editor May 17, 2021

At 21 years old, James Aguilar is already no stranger to local politics. In 2018, he became the youngest elected official in the Bay Area at 18 years old when he won a seat on the San Leandro Unified...

An image of the The Ethnic Studies & Psychology building at SF State on May 4. Ethnic Studies & Psychology holds the Asian American Studies department within its building, which created the ASPIRE program with Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. (Samantha Laurey / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State program aspires to create community for AAPI students

Ari Arciaga, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

With the rising number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, programs such as the Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education, ASPIRE, are used to support students and members of the...

A statue of former Gator football coaches Vic Rowen (left) and Joe Verducci (right) in front of the Don Nasser Family Plaza at SF State on March 15. (Lucky Whitburn-Thomas / Golden Gate Xpress)

Looking back with SF State 2020 graduates

Ari Arciaga, Staff Reporter May 7, 2021

One year ago, college students were graduating into one of the toughest job markets since 2010. Since then, they’ve struggled to make ends meet in the middle of a global pandemic. Kathryn Cariaso,...

Niku Radan is a broadcasting and electronic arts major at SF State. She has been taking her classes from her bedroom in Portola since the beginning of the pandemic. (Avery Wilcox / Golden Gate Xpress)

Xpress Yourself: Student perspectives on reopening

Nick Mazzoni, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Do you feel comfortable returning in the fall? Niku Radan, BECA major: I'm planning on it but it's a bit complicated. I think that returning in fall isn't necessary for some classes, just in general,...

A police car sits in front of the University Police Department station on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Original photograph by Harika Maddala, Illustration by Kyran Berlin / Golden Gate Xpress)

As students rally to abolish campus police, SF State reexamines safety

Kyran Berlin, City Editor May 4, 2021

Editor's note: A previous version of this story alluded to the Oct. 25, 2005 arrest and jailing of an SF State professor as an example of a lawsuit against the Campus Safety Department for racial profiling....

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