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Female artists in the Bay Area show resilience through music

Nia Coats December 18, 2020

At one point in time, which now seems like forever ago, the art scene in the Bay felt like one big family. There were parties nearly every week. With the pandemic, creatives that once thrived off coming...

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Finding pleasure during a pandemic

Fernando G. Pacheco December 18, 2020

Hookup culture has changed. It now includes flirting behind a face mask, standing 6 feet away. Nude pictures have become treasured commodities, as the outside bears a ‘proceed with caution’ sign.  Self-isolation...

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How the pandemic changes the way we travel

Rebecca Schupp, Social Media Editor December 16, 2020

Xpress Magazine · How the pandemic changes the way we travel The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on travel is unlike any other downturn the aviation industry has ever faced. We sat down with Jon...

Passage of Prop 22 creates mixed emotions for workers seeking classification remedies

Passage of Prop 22 creates mixed emotions for workers seeking classification remedies

Dan DeJesus December 15, 2020

The popularity of app-based delivery services, such as Doordash and Uber Eats, have made gig work an in-demand profession. People continue to rely on gig workers to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and...

The challenges of being an EMT worker and a college student during the pandemic

Adriana Morga December 15, 2020

Fernanda Tovar, 21, shares her story working as an EMT for Mexican Red Cross in Tijuana, Mexico while she also attends college.

Sunset Youth Services provides stability for San Francisco youth

Christian Cabang December 14, 2020

Dawn and Ron Stueckle set out to make a difference in the lives of youths in San Francisco when they founded Sunset Youth Services in 1992. Youth programs are beneficial for kids who’ve grown up in less...

Down the Drain

Down the Drain

Alyssa Brown December 12, 2020

Water. We use it throughout the day, from brushing our teeth to watering our plants. It travels hundreds of miles through aqueducts to reach us, and then we pour it down a drain. According to the Washington...

The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender

The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender

Camille Cohen, Eloise Kelsey, and Jess Magill December 10, 2020

Xpress Magazine · The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender Bonjour! And welcome to The French Connection, the SF State podcast for all things French. For our inaugural episode, hosts...

The Xpress Podcast Episode 1: An Eyelash Vending Machine

The Xpress Podcast Episode 1: An Eyelash Vending Machine

Xpress Magazine · The Xpress Podcast: An Eyelash Vending Machine w/ Nia Coats   In this episode of The Xpress Podcast, hosts Erica Gray and Michael Montalvo talk with Xpress Magazine Staff...

The Art of COVID

The Art of COVID

Ryce Stoughtenborough, Multimedia Editor December 9, 2020

Xpress Magazine · The Art of COVID San Francisco artist and pole dancer Jacqui Ray has surprisingly been enjoying theCOVID-19 shut down due to the new found time she has to dedicate to her work. A...

Taking the Sweet Route

Sean Reyes November 30, 2020

Kenneth Cacacho started his bakery Sweet Route when he was just 15, selling baked goods to his family and friends. The business took a pause when he moved to San Francisco to pursue a degree in entrepreneurship...

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Exploring the relationship between people of color and the Democratic party

Nia Coats November 24, 2020

Winning takes strategy. In the 2020 presidential election, some politicians are open with the way they feel about people they are serving, Trump calling Black people “Blacks” or talking about “shithole...

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