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Grades and Pacifiers

Grades and Pacifiers

Kiana Fillius

June 17, 2018

College can be tough for anyone. Many students decide to focus most of their attention on it. Between midterms, finals, group projects, and long research papers, there is almost no time to take a breath. While some people struggle to handle this level of stress, others test their abilities by increas...

The Loud Voices of a Quiet Print

The Loud Voices of a Quiet Print

Kiana Fillius

April 15, 2018

Seniors of the Women and Gender Studies department at San Francisco State University slowly filtered through the door of room 131 in the Humanities building. Most of the tables and chairs were pushed towards the walls of the room, leaving only two tables in the center. The seniors took their seats ar...

The Butterfly Effect: The Results of Winged Popularity

The Butterfly Effect: The Results of Winged Popularity

Kiana Fillius

December 14, 2017

Miniscule rain drops started collecting on the windows of the Conservatory of Flowers, but anyone inside the building would mistake it for the condensation found inside the building. The Conservatory’s staff is preparing the giant greenhouse for another day filled with curious visitors. While they mo...

50 Years in the Making: Project Rebound Celebrates its Accomplishments

James Forman speaks to guests at the Celebrating 50 Years of Project Rebound event in Jack Adams Hall at SF State on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (Travis Wesley/Golden Gate Xpress)

Kiana Fillius

November 6, 2017

Families, pairs, and solo guests trickled into the dimly lit Jack Adams Hall found at San Francisco State University. Some dressed casually, donning clothes they probably wore all day, while others wore attire that was fitting for a prestigious awards ceremony. Volunteers handed them red tickets and well-...

New Students: The Struggle to Acclimate to SF State

New Students: The Struggle to Acclimate to SF State

Kiana Fillius

October 3, 2017

After a cold San Francisco summer, San Francisco State is brought back to life at the end of August. Another semester begins as the campus welcomes a new set of faces. As many students rush from one building to another, using their wonted shortcuts to get to their common classrooms, some find themselve...

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