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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

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Delta Hall at the SF State Estuary & Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon campus on Friday, September 1, 2023. (Andrew Fogel / Xpress Magazine)

What’s Next For San Francisco State’s Tiburon Campus

Isabella Minnis, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2023

Starting on a windy unpaved road accompanied by trees that cover the sun, you begin to make your way to SF State’s Tiburon campus. After passing the South Barracks with chips in its wood dating as far...

Yara Jeries, a marketing major, stares up at the ceiling inside her dorm at University Park North, one of SF State’s student housing complexes, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Jeries has lived in this dorm since Fall 2022 and shares it with 2 other people. (Gina Castro / Xpress Magazine)

Now What?

Caroline Van Zandt, Copy Editor
June 3, 2023

Yara Jeries has deadlines to meet. No, not homework due dates or upcoming tests. Not credit card bills or car insurance payments. She has international student deadlines. If Jeries fails to find employment...

Houses stand behind the Corte Madera Creek in Greenbrae, Calif. on Monday, May 22, 2023. (Gina Castro / Xpress Magazine)

Seawater, Minus the Salt Please

Kamal Taj, Senior Reporter
May 27, 2023

From agriculture to personal use, water is a precious resource that is often taken for granted. Showers that could be 10 minutes become 30, and cars are washed on hot summer days with hoses left on. Sink...

A person mounted on the edge of SF State’s Cesar Chavez Center Steps, on March 15, 2023. (Leilani Xicotencatl / Xpress Magazine)

Brutalist? Or Just Brutal to Look At?

Sarah Bowen, Online Editor
May 25, 2023

What’s the first thing visitors to SF State notice? The grassy quad? The flashy library? The long line at Quickly? The large number of concrete buildings? SF State’s buildings don’t share much...

Young Democratic Socialists of America member Bethany Padilla holds a sign for a student housing protest at SF States Malcom X Plaza. (Leilani Xicotencatl / Golden Gate Xpress)

Where Did All the Students Go?

Ciara O'Kelley, Diversity Editor
May 23, 2023

Quieter quads, closed facilities, smaller classes with fewer sections. SF State students returning to campus after Covid have likely noticed these and other changes associated with a drop in enrollment....

Illustration by Jessa Laboissonniere

Love Letters from Leo

Eian Gil, Editor in Chief
May 21, 2023

The nerves along one side of the young boy’s spine were severed, leaving a 12-inch scar on the small of his back. Living in pain and needing to wear a corset to keep his spine straight, he regularly...

Horsepower in the Park

Kamal Taj, Senior Reporter
May 21, 2023

This podcast was created to accompany the story "Horsepower in the Park" by Kamal Taj. Podcast Transcript Kamal Taj: Breezes push through the high reaching eucalyptus and fill the air with their sweet,...

Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnulo, Tight Ends coach Tom Melvin and Head Coach Andy Reid celebrate their Super Bowl LIV victory over the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Chiefs)

From SF State to Super Bowl

Jack Davies
May 19, 2023

The football program sold hotdogs around campus for $1 apiece to help fund gas for roadtrips on the bus with a hole in the floor.  They didn’t complain about the lack of funding or the situation...

Elsa Hernández observes the view of the city during her visit from her new job on Tuesday, March. 28, 2023. (Andy Damián Correa / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Moment of Truth

Andy Damián-Correa
May 17, 2023

27-year-old Elsa Hernandez, who graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in social work from SF State, was dressed in black shorts and a blue shirt as she stood at the Fitness SF gym at the Embarcadero. Hernandez...

Navid Mehdipour listens during the Q&A portion of Turning Point USA’s event featuring Riley Gaines at SF State on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Mehdipour is the president of the SF State chapter of Turning Point USA. (Miguel Francesco Carrion / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Turning Point USA Playbook

Aiden Brady
May 16, 2023

SF State rarely makes national headlines. However, for a couple of weeks this spring, the often overlooked campus became the latest battleground in the culture wars. The university was cast into an unfamiliar...

Claire helps get the next group ready for their ride at Chaparral Ranch at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco CA., Saturday, April 22, 2023. (Chris Myers / Xpress Magazine)

Horsepower in the Park

Kamal Taj, Senior Reporter
May 15, 2023

On a crisp spring day, a breeze pushes through the high-reaching eucalyptus trees and fills the air with a sweet, earthy scent. People walk, jog, converse and enjoy the environment that is Golden Gate...

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