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Avery Peterson


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I am in my final two semesters at SF State trying to soak up as much as I possibly can before I have to enter the real world. As a strong writer, I have always pictured myself as a print journalist, until last semester when I realized how much I also love video and audio. So now I am working on taking the right steps to create a future for myself that combines all my passions.

I love investigative journalism because I have always had a persistent curiosity and love seeing the unexpected places stories lead to. I like meeting new people because there are so many untold stories waiting to be discovered. I know I was meant to be a journalist and become a storyteller for my community.



Golden Gate Xpress
SF State student remembered after unexpected death

Transfer student Melanie Susanne Olivieri, a 23-year-old SF State undergraduate with a passion for design, travel and helping others died Aug. 9 at a residential hotel in the Mission District. Friends and family remember the visual communication design major for her wit, art and kindness.

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Alumna's body acceptance inspiring for Love Your Body Week

In a society captivated with dieting and waist size, one SF State alumna fights back. Virgie Tovar is a self-declared fat activist, body image expert, sexologist and author whose promotion of fat acceptance and self-love has received significant attention from the mainstream media.

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AIDS Awareness Day evokes memory of 1980s epidemic

SF State alumnus and AIDS activist Cleve Jones remembers the University during the 1980s when the AIDS epidemic began. By the Fall of 1985 many members of the community were dead, dying or caring for loved ones who contracted the disease, Jones said.

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Annual conference promotes equality and empowerment for women

A former leader for the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panthers Party and political prisoner for her involvement with the group shared her experience and wisdom March 14 at the 4th Annual Women's Conference organized by Associated Students, Inc.

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Officials warn commuters after measles outbreak hits Bay Area

The first confirmed case of measles in Contra Costa County Feb. 11 spurred health officials to alert thousands of BART commuters of possible exposure. The county's health services and the San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a widespread alert to BART riders following an infected LinkedIn employee's commute to work in San Francisco last week.

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Recent measles case prompts vaccination debate

The recent measles case on BART and the multistate outbreak may indicate developing problems with vaccination levels, according to public health officials. Measles cases in the United States reached a 20-year high with more than 23 outbreaks and 600 individual cases recorded in 2014, according to a press release published Jan.

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Alleged Virginia shooter graduated from SF State

The Virginia gunman accused of killing a television reporter and cameraman live on the air Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m. was believed to be an SF State graduate from the broadcasting department, official sources said.


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