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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

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On The Hook
On The Hook
A deep look into the world of catfishing and its victims
Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer • December 30, 2022

Cat·fish /ˈkatˌfiSH/ INFORMAL•US Lure (someone) into a relationship by means of a fictional online persona “Mary DiCarlo was...

The property where Martin lives consists of old farm equipment that used to belong to the owners of the land, Dec. 21, 2022(Caroline Van Zandt/ Xpress Magazine)
Life After Addiction
The role appearances play in personal bias
Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer • December 26, 2022

At 56 years old, Lisa Martin has a full set of dentures. She had all of her teeth pulled at once, after nearly nine years of active alcoholism...

Image credit: Bay Area Puma Project/Felidae Fund
The Lion's Stretch
Mountain lions fight to survive amidst increasing threats against them and their habitat.
Sarah Bowen, Copy Editor • December 21, 2022

In the early dawn hours, a mountain lion sits on the hilltop of Andy Forward’s backyard. She seems relaxed as she turns her head, taking in...

Sewing Machine on Table (dejankrsmanovic. licensed under CC BY 2.0.)
Home Away from Home
Fashion major and stylist London Deutsch shares her experiences transferring and how she got to SFSU.
Zackery Stehr, Staff Writer • December 21, 2022

It’s 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday as London Deutsch’s classroom starts to fill with smoke and the smell of burning chemicals. Today, her class...

(Justine Brady / Xpress Magazine)
Finding the Fusion
How blended cuisines are shaping San Francisco’s diversity and food culture.
Justine Brady, Diversity Editor • December 11, 2022

The marinated sweet pork hisses back at the chef as he gently tosses the meat onto the hot grill. The sound of the knife striking the cutting...

Devon Chulick, game master for “Total Party Chill,” behind his DM screen recounting the party’s previous battle on November 29th, 2022. One player was polymorphed into a dinosaur while another was downed fighting in a dragon’s lair. (Oliver Michelsen / Xpress Magazine)
Delving into the Dungeon
Bay Area gamers open the doors to a new generation of players.
Oliver Michelsen, Multimedia Editor • December 9, 2022

It was in a booth at a Round Table Pizza where Devon Chulick discovered his love for roleplaying games. His mother had purchased him a “choose...

Francesca Caccia uses the squat machine in the Mashouf Wellness Center at SF State for a “regular” workout in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 5, 2022. Caccia says working out makes her feel good after, and she comes in as often as she can to “stay healthy and fit.” (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)
A New Gym Culture
Shifts in gym demographics create a better work out space.
Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer • December 11, 2022

At 16 years old, Emilia Russell knew the pros and cons of working out in public gyms. On the positive end, working out meant better health, more...

Band Nuevo Armamento plays a mixture of their own music and famous covers, such as Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s La Chona, on the stage of Jack Adams Hall within SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center for Banda Nite on Dec. 2, 2022. (Daniel Hernandez / Xpress Magazine)
The Man Behind the Dance
The struggles an SF State student went through to create Banda Nite.
Daniel Hernandez, Art Editor • December 11, 2022
The struggles an SF State student went through to create Banda Nite.
Band Nuevo Armamento plays a mixture of their own music and famous covers, such as Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s La Chona, on the stage of Jack Adams Hall within SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center for Banda Nite on Dec. 2, 2022. (Daniel Hernandez / Xpress Magazine)
El Hombre Detrás Del Baile
The struggles an SF State student went through to create Banda Nite.
Daniel Hernandez, Art Editor • December 11, 2022

Read this article in English                                             Lee este articulo en Ingles Mientras que los...

The organizers and vendors of the Soobin Cup Sleeve event at My Cup of Tea in San Francisco on Dec. 3, 2022. (Miguel Francesco Carrion / Xpress Magazine)
Krazy 4 K-Pop
For some Bay Area K-Pop fans, this music genre is more than just fun upbeat songs and colorful hair.
Ciara O'Kelley, Staff Writer • December 9, 2022

On most nights, SF State's Mashouf Wellness Center is filled with students and faculty working out, playing basketball and rock climbing. But...

SF States Station Cafe, shuttered during heavy rain. The cafe is open weekdays and often serves commuter students early mornings. (Eian Gil / Xpress Magazine)
Serving More than Food
The role campus food workers play in creating community for latinx students.
Eian Gil, Managing Editor • December 12, 2022

Some quotes in this article have been translated from Spanish to English As of 2022, SF state has a latinx student population of around 37%,...

Leila Harara, student administrative assistant and Political Science student getting a masters, stands in their office in the Political Science office at 304a. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)
The $1.6 Trillion Crisis
With Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan on hold, what are other loan debt cancellation resources for students?
Angelina Casolla, Staff Writer • December 9, 2022

Student loan debt continues to rise, and now lies at an amount inconceivable to most, $1.6 trillion. The 13-figure number is too large for even...

The top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center on campus under the light of the full moon in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 7, 2022. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)
S.E.T.I. Phone Home
S.E.T.I., an institute that specializes in society’s curiosity of the cosmos, attempts to expand its knowledge of the universe — moreso, whether we’re alone in it or not.
Kamal Taj, Staff Writer • December 9, 2022

Looking up at the night sky, it’s easy to get lost in the vastness of space — a nebulous murk speckled with points of brilliance. Mysterious...

Tangled in the Web
Tangled in the Web
The lasting effects of unrestricted childhood internet exposure.
Ciara O'Kelley, Staff Writer • November 24, 2022

If you look closely at the hands of someone who spends a lot of time on their phone, you’ll notice a distinct characteristic: dented pinkies....

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