The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Tangled in the Web

Tangled in the Web

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. Many people who spend hours at a time on their phones can...

(Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Take Note of This!

Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer
November 22, 2022

Locals recognize SF State for its diverse student population, gorgeous campus and history of activism. Even its buildings are packed with personality. If you’re ever walking through the student-housing...

The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

Angelina Casolla, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022

“Did you know that letting your hair blow in the wind is a crime in Iran?” is written on a bright orange sign held high in the air. “Stop Killing Us'' is written in white letters atop a black mask...

Savor the Scream

Savor the Scream

Destiny Walker, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

Cindy Campbell screams as the phone rings in her quaint suburban home. Her screech amplifies as the camera quickly zooms into her face — then, dead silence. She picks up the phone and Ghostface, a white-masked...

Winter Ladue makes an announcement from the Cetus ferry’s ticketing station as it transits from San Francisco to Alameda, Calif. on Nov. 14. “I like to remind everyone why they ride the ferry instead of taking BART,” Ladue said before making an announcement about the sunset. (Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Get Your Sea Legs Back

Kamal Taj, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

At the Oakland Ferry Terminal near Jack London Square, the morning’s marine layer begins to burn off, receding back towards the peninsula. The thick, gray fog gives way to a cerulean-blue sky smudged...

The cast of Thicc Tease stands on the stage of The Oasis at the end of their show on Oct. 26. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)

Pop a Pasty

Caroline Raffetto, Editor-In-Chief
November 11, 2022

*This story uses widely-known stage names to protect the identity of the dancers and sex workers* Andy Rose nervously stands backstage behind a velvet red curtain in her light up rainbow pleasers, pounds...

The Godfather of Skate

Maximo Joaquin Vazquez
November 11, 2022

In February of 1979, David “D” Miles Jr. boarded a greyhound bus in his hometown of Kansas City and headed to San Francisco. A little over forty years later, Miles Jr. —  a.k.a “The Godfather...

Who are the Vets at State?

Joshua Carter, Staff Photographer
November 11, 2022

Joshua Carter: As a Navy veteran here at SF State, people always ask me what benefits I get. So I decided that with Veteran's Day coming up, it’s probably a good idea to look at some of the benefits...

Josh Nero holds a sheet of negatives up to the light in his apartment on campus during a portrait session on Nov. 3, 2022. Nero, a third-year student, has shot film for years, and hopes to make a career out of film photography. (Juliana Yamada / Xpress Magazine)

Out of the Picture?

Kamal Taj, Staff Writer
November 11, 2022

As one steps into the void, their eyes narrow to help adjust to the darkness. The pitch black gives way to a martian red. A dank, metallic smell of chemicals strikes the back of their nose. The sounds...

(Graphic created by Myron Caringal)

Between the Issues: Newsroom secrets and SF State confessions

Myron Caringal and Ximena Loeza
November 5, 2022

Two newspaper-plastered classrooms filled with tired, yet eager reporters sit side by side on the third floor of the Humanities Building. These are the magazine and newspaper production rooms, and the...

(GIF created by Oliver Michelsen)

Self-Diagnosing

Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer
October 24, 2022

At its best, social media serves as a platform that brings people from all sorts of backgrounds and beginnings together to share experiences or new ways of thinking. At its worst, it acts as an echo chamber...

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