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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).
April 19, 2016

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...

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

April 25, 2012

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...

Science Building closure sends students to Annex

January 27, 2014

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...

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

April 25, 2012

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...

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

April 16, 2012

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...

Polling site on campus sees small turnout

Poll workers wait for voters inside the Annex building which is being used as a polling place located at SF State on Nov. 03, 2020. (Katherine Burgos / Golden Gate Xpress)
November 3, 2020

SF State's polling place, hosted annually as a resource for students living on campus, drew small numbers of the student population on Election Day this year. Erin Persley, a first-time volunteer poll...

Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday
March 4, 2020

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...

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.
March 4, 2020

         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...

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)
February 21, 2020

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...

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

October 22, 2019

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...

Annual fashion show highlights sustainability through reused textiles

Teizue Nwabuzoh wearing a design by Chloe Archie at
May 14, 2019

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 ...

Presidents Day puts groceries on hold

Presidents Day puts groceries on hold
February 19, 2019

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...

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