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Female artists in the Bay Area show resilience through music

Photo of Ritty Bo taken by Keni Orozco
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...

Finding pleasure during a pandemic

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Self-isolation got you feeling lonely? Maybe craving stimulation? Here are some ways any San Franciscan can safely break out of pandemic-imposed abstinence.
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...

The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender

The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender
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 world is on fire

Lisa-Zimmer Chu, Jamie Northrup, and Jeanne Leimkuhler paint the natural wildlife section of the mural on Nov. 7, 2020, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s confirmation. Valencia Street, where Clarion Alley is located, was crowded with San Franciscans celebrating his victory. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)
December 10, 2020

As climate change and wildfires drastically alter our ecosystem, environmentalists and artists are looking for innovative ways to amplify the message that our world is on fire. For local members of Extinction...

The Xpress Podcast Episode 1: An Eyelash Vending Machine

The Xpress Podcast Episode 1: An Eyelash Vending Machine
December 9, 2020

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
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

Filipino entrepreneurship student reignites his business during COVID
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...

Street artists unite the city during the pandemic

Diego Gomez stands in front of their mural holding a prop head of President Trump at Walgreens Pharmacy on 18th Street in San Francisco on Oct. 13, 2020. (Jun Ueda / Xpress Magazine)
October 25, 2020

Art. It is all around us and there are many different ways of expressing it — whether it be visual or performance art. It is important to utilize creative muscles to create an escape as a form of therapy,...

A journey to the walls of the de Young open

Artwork by Jocelyn Lee titled,
October 21, 2020

Imagine playing monopoly and instead of landing on Boardwalk, the top hat lands on the most expensive San Francisco neighborhood — South of Market.  In this 406-acre district, the median income is nearly...

Digital stock trading goes vogue

How the younger generations are utilizing the stock market to make money during uncertain times
September 30, 2020

As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, masks and hand sanitizer have become daily necessities in people’s lives. But owning stocks has also increased in popularity during the pandemic....

Beyond the Surface Level of IG Content Creators

Beyond the Surface Level of IG Content Creators
August 25, 2020

Editor's note: This article was written as a part of the Fall 2019 class but was not able to be published due to website issues. It seems as though when you tap into Instagram these days everyone is...

What’s wrong with weed?

What's wrong with weed?
Exploring the stigmas attached to marijuana
May 12, 2020

Within the state of California, marijuana has been legal and decriminalized for years. Yet, many people still choose to believe the various stigmas attached to this controversial plant. In 1996, California...

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