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Student band rocks the Annex

Faux Foe Fox guitarist and vocalist Leslie Ngo, and guitarist Nicholas Hoffman perform during the battle of the bands contest in The Depot at SF State on Tuesday April 12, 2016. (Ryan Zaragoza / Xpress).

Adrian Pintor
April 19, 2016
Filed under Life

Long lines stretched out to North State Drive. The crowd was dancing and cheering as the multicolored LED lights shimmered on the walls and stage. A giant banner read, “Rhythms Music Festival” as the 2016 “Battle of the Bands” winner Faux Foe Fox emerged from a veil of smoke to open for headli...

ASI-sponsored Rhythms Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Annex

ASI-sponsored Rhythms Music Festival kicks off tomorrow in the Annex

Devery Sheffer
April 25, 2012
Filed under Life

It all started as a joke three years ago. When one SF State student should have been studying, he instead made a Facebook group titled “If 15,000 people join this group then the campus will let us have a rave in the Annex.” To Franko Ali’s surprise, the group he created in jest was a big hit and more than ...

Science Building closure sends students to Annex

Chris Sanchez
January 27, 2014
Filed under News

Students of the biology 100 class meet in the Annex located near Lake Merced Boulevard due to the recent closure of the Science Building. Photo by Tony Santos / Xpress Students taking science classes at SF State were relocated to other areas on campus on the first day of the Spring 2014 semester afte...

Utilizing the empty Annex for Rhythms Music Festival is a welcomed treat

Xpress Staff
April 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion

By spearheading the Rhythms Music Festival in the old Annex space, ASI has brought a refreshing dose of ingenuity to the campus. While the Annex has served faithfully as an interim space, this is definitely a case of campus leaders taking lemons and making lemonade. By repurposing existing space as...

Empty Annex to become concert venue after opening of J. Paul Leonard Library

Empty Annex to become concert venue after opening of J. Paul Leonard Library

Angela Raiford
April 16, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

As J. Paul Leonard Library stocks its shelves with books and readies its state-of-the-art robotic retrieval system, the Annex quietly moved out belongings and closed its doors as a temporary library. Built and known as the Big Bubble in 2008, the Annex fulfilled its purpose as a placeholder while the J. Pau...

Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday

Xpress Staff
March 4, 2020
Filed under Campus

Reporters had set up outside of the Towers Conference Center and the Annex to do exit polls here are the results:   Who did you vote for?   Do you plan to support the eventual nominee if that person is not the can did you voted for today? Should the Democrat nominee be decid...

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Host’s Black Men’s Appreciation

A group gathers in front of the photo booth to take a photo at the Black Men's Appreciation
event in the Annex on February 27, 2020.

Jazzmene Lizardo, Staff reporter
March 4, 2020
Filed under A&E

         As hip-hop plays in the background, Black SF State students start to fill up the room, leading to a night of appreciation for the Black men on campus.          Created by the Zeta’s and the Black Student Union, the tradition continues following up to their 10th year hosting...

SF State’s Black community celebrates their Black women

From left to right, Teylor Jones, Myra Odedina and Adokor Swankier pose for a photo at the Black Women's Appreciation event on February 20, 2020 in the Annex. (Photo by Maddison October / Golden Gate Xpress)

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...

A disappearing city, gentrification, pollution, black masculinity in “Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Noor Baig, Staff reporter
October 22, 2019
Filed under Campus

From naked white men to charming sidewalk musicians to seemingly unhinged MUNI riders, there are just some characters one can’t avoid for too long while living in San Francisco. And if you stay long enough, you’ll often find that you have become one of the crazy, brazen passersby that you so often compl...

Annual fashion show highlights sustainability through reused textiles

Teizue Nwabuzoh wearing a design by Chloe Archie at

Kemi Ike
May 14, 2019
Filed under Latest, Life

Teizue Nwabuzoh wearing coat made of recycled denim by Chloe Archie at “RUNWAY 2019: Kaleidoscope” SF State"s Apparel Design & Merchandising program’s annual showcase of junior and senior work  on May 9, 2019. (JAMES CHAN/Golden Gate Xpress)    Reused and upcycled materials...

Presidents Day puts groceries on hold

Presidents Day puts groceries on hold

Joseph High
February 19, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Students who use the the Gator Groceries program were unable to use the service Monday because SF-Marin Food Bank, the company that stocks the pantry, was closed in observance of President’s Day, according to Associated Students, Inc. Events Coordinator Joseph Penner. A sign posted near the food...

Community praises the life of Dawn Mabalon

Courtesy of Jeremy Villaluz

Valeria Mejia
October 10, 2018
Filed under Life

Family, friends, colleagues and mentees gathered in the Annex 1 building of SF State to honor the beautiful life of Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. The celebration that took place on Oct. 6 highlighted the triumphs of the beloved professor who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 10. The lively event was acc...

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