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The George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Creative and Liberal Arts at SF State on Oct. 6, 2021. Marcus Hall, which will house the BECA department, was inaugurated on Tuesday. (Albert Serna Jr./ Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State inaugurates new building for BECA department

Marlyn Sanchez Nol, Staff Reporter October 6, 2021

SF State’s George and Judy Marcus Hall for the Creative and Liberal Arts was inaugurated Tuesday with a ceremony, after the completion of the building's construction in early 2021. The building makes...

A flyer for CNP recall candidate Michael Loebs sits next to a half empty wine glass at Liquid Gold on Sept. 24, 2021. Loebs joked that the flyer could become collector’s memorabilia. (Cameron Lee/Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State professor and recall candidate hosts election party

Nicolas Cholula, Staff Photographer September 22, 2021

The California National Party held an election night viewing party for their recall replacement candidate for governor, Michael Loebs, Sept. 21 at a San Francisco bar. Loebs, who has been a political...

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,...

Chris Harris, a graduate student in SF States BECA department, works in the common area outside of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Aug. 24, 2021. Harris mentioned the benefits of being back on campus as opposed to stuck on Zoom, despite adjustments such as no longer being able to sip on a coffee during class. (Morgan Ellis / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State reopens for in-person learning

Albert Serna Jr., Online Editor August 25, 2021

SF State reopened its campus for in-person instruction to half of its student body on Monday, for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The university has taken measures to...

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...

The scoreboard on the Maloney Field at SF State on Feb. 23, 2021. The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) announced the return of sports for the fall of 2021. (Ricardo Olivares / Golden Gate Xpress)

Fall sports likely to resume at SF State next semester

Jack Davies, Staff Reporter May 10, 2021

As the spring semester nears its end, the reality of students returning to campus next semester comes closer. This also holds true for the return of collegiate athletics, which are on track to return for...

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,...

Six former strikers spoke in the virtual event about their experiences and the impact that strike made in their lives on May 3, 2021. (Sabita Shrestha / Golden Gate Xpress)

Strikers recall the 1968 SF State student-led strike

Sabita Shrestha, Photo Editor May 5, 2021

On Monday, six activists from the 1968 SF State student strike shared their experiences and the role it played in shaping their lives in a virtual event called “Then & Now: Remembering the 1968 SF...

The new expansion of Stonestown Galleria along 20th Avenue on April 21, 2021. The proposed development would reconfigure 20th Avenue, add new buildings containing additional retail and restaurant spaces. (Cameron Lee / Golden Gate Xpress)

Reimaging Stonestown: What new development means for SF State community

Elizabeth Freeman, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

Tree-lined landscaped parks, community gathering spaces, outdoor dining and a plaza for the neighborhood’s farmers market and, of course, 3,000 new homes — this is what lay in store for West San Francisco’s...

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....

John Burks, former chair of the SFSU journalism department, had spent 30 years with the journalism department teaching and guiding journalism students through their education. (Courtesy of Deborah Nagle-Burks / Golden Gate Xpress)

Honoring the life of journalism giant and SF State instructor, John Burks

Olivia Wynkoop, Managing Editor May 3, 2021

Susan Sutton teaches journalism to high schoolers at Archbishop Bruton High School. The dire situation her seniors are in — no sign of prom, graduation day and the like — made her want to share an...

Michael Scott, the associate vice president of Office and Research, and Sponsored Programs, measures the length of each classroom in the Fine Arts Building at SF State. Scott records the new capacity for each room in accordance with the six foot social distancing practice. Instructional Support Technician for Printmaking and Photography Gaelan Spor guides his recording by informing him how the classrooms are run. (Amalia Diaz / Golden Gate Xpress)

Recess is over: Navigating SF State’s reopening strategy

Chris Ramirez, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

The Fine Arts Building on campus at SF State isn’t where most would consider trying gymnastics, but as Michael Scott, associate vice president for research at SF State, approaches the building, he knows...

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