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Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Clarity in Chaos

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
May 23, 2024

In the crowded, fast-paced walkways of SF State, Cordy Walker, a first-year cinema major, feels like his world is moving at a different pace than everyone else’s. Classmates around him easily understand...

An Artificial Future in Music

Stepping into the San Francisco Symphony Soundbox on April 6, we were greeted by a number of different robots performing different skills from painting on canvases to a robot dog doing tricks. The program...

BART Train passing through the 19th Street station stop in Oakland, CA, on 3/18/24. (Zackery Stehr)

Community Keeps Transit Safe

Zackery Stehr and Tam Vu
May 20, 2024

Riding public transit can sometimes come with uncomfortable situations that can’t be helped, like being packed into a train or bus, encountering the smells of the city or just having to endure unexpected...

Xtracurriculars: Benjamin Ho

Div Lukic, Content Editor
May 16, 2024

Welcome back to Xtracurriculars, a video series highlighting San Francisco State students and their unique hobbies, passion projects, and lives outside of campus.   This third episode follows...

Xtracurriculars: M.E. Murphy

Div Lukic, Content Editor
May 13, 2024

Welcome back to Xtracurriculars, a video series highlighting San Francisco State students and their unique hobbies, passion projects, and lives outside of campus.   This episode follows M.E....

One of the construction projects at the West Campus Green.

Clamoring Chaos

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2024

In the outskirts of San Francisco, away from the bustling streets, blaring horns of traffic and towering gray skyscrapers, SF State seems like a quiet and green oasis. The campus is home to numerous florae...

Mario Miranda poses with a coffee maker in the Latinx Student Center.

Silent Struggles

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2024

Every day, Emmanuel Padilla opens the doors of the Latinx Student Center, where individuals are met with a warm, colorful and welcoming environment. The center serves as an emotional support system for...

Oskar Kenyatta Garcia (left) and Marc McClure (right) prepare the rocket during a Fog City rocket launch in Lot 25 on campus

An Out-of-This-World Experience

Adriana Hernandez, Contributor
April 22, 2024

Atop SF State’s Lot 25, students wearing safety goggles, bright red neon vests and red hard hats stand around in anticipation. Staticky conversations crackle from the refurbished walkie-talkies they...

Archival photo courtesy of the Williams Family.

When I was Nine

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
April 22, 2024

When I was nine, I never understood why I was dragged away from holiday festivities to help in the kitchen. Throwing a hissy fit, I would have to put away my books, dolls and crafts, only to stand in the...

Xtracurriculars: Erick Mayen Perez

Div Lukic, Content Editor
April 4, 2024

Welcome to Xtracurriculars, a video series highlighting San Francisco State students and their unique hobbies, passion projects, and lives outside of campus. In a city as diverse as San Francisco, it only...

All graphics throughout the story created by co-designer Devin Dean.

I Hope You Find Me

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
March 20, 2024

While riding the Muni with your headphones on, sitting in class and minding your own business or even just walking home from a long day of school, you might be oblivious to an admiring stranger waiting...

Victoria Aloe Bell, a senior communications major at SF State, poses for a portrait in her office at the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Gaps and Gowns

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

Throughout their childhood, Demorié Okoro was captivated by the countless stories recounted by their family members who had grown up in San Francisco. Coming into SF State as a freshman in 2019, Okoro...

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