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Community colleges will offer 4-year degrees

Alec Fernandes

January 26, 2015

It’s that time of year when high school seniors anxiously await their college acceptance letters, praying a fat envelope will soon arrive from the campus of their dreams. But here in the Golden State, getting into college can be as expensive as it is gratifying. The average cost of a bachelor’...

Trade-offs for trades

Lissette Vargas

December 12, 2014

SF State students battle the high cost of living and tuition by picking up trades in order to earn high wages in pursuit for higher education. “Welcome to Taco Bell, what will you be having today?” This is the scripted phrase Rachel Prince had to repeat over fifty times on her first day on...

Are you overly attached to technology?

Danielle Parenteau

October 29, 2014

The next time you are sitting in a classroom or stuck on an overcrowded Muni vehicle, silently cursing it for threatening to make you late to class yet again, take a look around. How many people are staring at a laptop or, more likely, a smartphone? Chances are, it will be several of them. Technolo...

We Have an Ethnic Studies Center?

Danielle Parenteau

October 23, 2014

The Ethnic Studies Student Resource and Empowerment Center bustles with chatter. A handful of student interns, packed into the small office, talk and laugh amongst themselves. One of the interns sits at the room's lone computer, which is planted on the room’s only desk. The walls exhibit art o...

COLLEGE: SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES

Xpress Mag Staff

May 17, 2014

Written by Ben Tasner Baby Boomers return to school in pursuit of facing new challenges and accomplishing life-long dreams. In June of 1973, Anthony Maglio took off from Waco, Texas flying a freight carrier aircraft, just like he had many times before. Almost immediately, this night proved very diff...

On the rebound

Xpress Mag Staff

May 17, 2014

Written by Nicole Crittenden Atop the second floor in the Cesar Chavez student center lies a student organization unlike any other in the nation. The room emits life and energy as people continually filter in and out. The sound of laughter and light conversation can be heard among the ringing phone...

An Educational Partnership For At-Risk Youth

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June 4, 2013

By Vanessa Serpas Eunice Nuval sits hovered over the projector. She’s making edits to a monologue written by Jackie, her seventeen-year-old student at San Francisco’s Downtown High School. Far from the typical high school experience, Mrs. Nuval—as she’s known in the classroom—spends much of her time...

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