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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

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....

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...

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...

[From left to right] Joseph Escobedo, Mariana Del Toro, Oliver Elias Tinoco and Rogelio Cruz, Latinx Queer Club officers, introduce themselves to members in the meeting room on the second floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

A Space to Call Their Own

Daniel Hernandez, Spanish Editor
March 20, 2024

It has only been one year since the Latinx Queer Club has filled the void that many of its members recall feeling in previous semesters. Club president Adrián Reyes, a fourth-year double major in communications...

A scan of the October 1997 issue of Prism features a topless woman covered with a thin layer of liquid latex for the story Pour It On! (Cover photo by Melissa Hagerstrand, scan by Div Lukic/Xpress Magazine)

Peering Back Through the Prism

Div Lukic, Content Editor
February 26, 2024

In theory, people go to college to build the knowledge, skills and connections that they’ll carry with them into adult life. Student publications mirror their professional counterparts in such a way...

Tobias Roat practicing kendama tricks in Golden Gate Park.

Keeping Kendama Alive

Div Lukic, Content Editor
December 15, 2023

Those who were in school between 2012 to 2014 or so have probably seen someone playing with a kendama at some point. They might have even asked them to try it out and swung it around, replicating their...

Sycr holds a can of spray paint up to a wall in Daly City on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. Since it was the middle of the night, he held a flashlight in his mouth while he was painting. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Hard in the Paint

Giovanna Montoya, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2023

Throughout the streets of San Francisco, a myriad of vibrant artworks wind down alleyways and decorate the sides of buildings. A colorful tapestry of graffiti and murals blanket the mundane, industrial...

Kiarra Enberg (L) and her mother, Laura Drake (R), pose for a portrait in their apartment building where they have lived in for about 20 years in San Francisco, Ca., on December 3,
2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress Magazine)

Racial imposter syndrome: finding belonging within

Faya Amé Beeldstroo, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2023

In recent years, San Francisco has established itself as a racially diverse city. Though, for some mixed-race folks, it can still be hard to see themselves reflected in those who are in the education field,...

Jasmine Ochoa,  known professionally as Love Angel “Gata,” poses for a portrait, surrounded by some of her favorite pieces of work and material inside her family home bedroom. Ochoa launched her small business at the beginning of 2022 while completing her general education at SF State. Since then, Ochoa left school to fully pursue her business. Inspired by the ‘80s and ‘90s when airbrushing was popular, she has embraced her Chicana background and her love for Sanrio characters, and created her own style of art.

Airbrushed Dreams

Leilani Xicotencatl, Photo Editor
December 11, 2023

Jasmine Ochoa aka Love Angel ‘Gata’ is an Airbrush Technician from San Bruno, Ca. Since starting her journey as a small business entrepreneur in 2021, her art has reached people all around the Bay...

Broken TV with HydeFM painted over on the screen at the HydeFM radio/DJ office onthe corner of 16th and Mission Street in San Francisco, California. (Ryo Kojima/Xpress Magazine)

Alternative Radio

Div Lukic, Content Editor
December 7, 2023

In a baby blue jumpsuit and orange beanie, Denis Makhlin is dressed as a sailor from Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” He grabs the microphone and reiterates the name of the DJ...

A crowd waves glow sticks during DJ Mandy’s set at the KSFS @ Jack Adams Hall Halloween show, which was co-hosted by The Depot, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Taking center stage

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
November 29, 2023

Eager fans stand in Halloween costumes. Holding foam light sticks, they wait around the stage in Jack Adams Hall, located at the top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Depot and SF State radio station...

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