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Hannah Khorassani reads about COVID-19 symptoms on her laptop, at her residence in Daly City, Calif., on July 19, 2020.) Khorassanis mother, who lives in Los Angeles, recently tested positive for COVID-19. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Life slows down for SF State graduates in a shrinking job market

Erica Gray July 24, 2020

Recent SF State graduates are struggling to find work post-graduation due to the pandemic and economic recession. According to the Labor Department, approximately 25 million people have filed for unemployment...

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)

SF State graduates protest for racial justice on campus

Jacquelyn Moreno, Campus Editor June 19, 2020

  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...

Bleak job market awaits SF State graduates

Kealan Cronin May 15, 2012

With diplomas in hand and hats suspended in the air, graduates may feel overwhelmingly excited about the possibilities of life after college. But once the enthusiasm of graduation settles, the reality...

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,...

Alumni Hall of Fame at SF State honors graduates' major accomplishments

Lovelie Faustino March 19, 2013

Hundreds of alumni and guests, including SF State State graduate and senior editor for Rolling Stone, Ben Fong-Torres, gathered in their swankiest attire to watch the newest alumni get inducted into...

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...

After a student made allegations that their classmates were cheating through virtual learning, attention has turned towards Cal State LA and how it will address and enforce academic integrity in the future. (Lucky Whitburn-Thomas / Golden Gate Xpress)

Cal State LA was caught in a large-scale cheating scandal, but it’s not alone

Lea Loeb, Staff Reporter March 30, 2021

Cal State LA started trending on Twitter in mid-February after allegations of cheating were brought forth by a student in a discussion board on Canvas, an online learning management system. The student...

Creators and owners of Dreamy Dyes Co., Leanne Doung and Kelsey Yamashiro, seen wearing their sweat sets in pink and blue. (Photo courtesy of Dreamy Dyes Co.)

SF State duo tackles tie-dye

Shelley Wang, Staff Reporter December 7, 2020

A conversation between childhood friends Kelsey Yamashiro and Leanne Duong was the unexpected catalyst for their tie-dye business endeavor, wherein Duong asked Yamashiro where she had gotten her tie-dyed...

SF State President Mahoney addresses questions on staff and administrator layoffs (Full Interview)

David Sjostedt, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2020

How are you feeling about the layoffs and the process that led up to them? How were people chosen? President Lynn Mahoney: So this is without a doubt, the hardest thing I have ever done in just about...

The error that participants of the virtual ceremony encountered.

SF State’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony breaks the internet

Cierra Quintana, Staff reporter June 26, 2020

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...

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

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...

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SF State Music Department holds Virtual Celebration Performance

Felicia Hyde May 21, 2020

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...

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