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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, Staff Reporter
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...

Surat Ebata, a freshman political science major from New Zealand, retrieves his passport fromhis apartment to use as identification. (Feven Mamo - Oct. 9, 2023 / Xpress Magazine)

Different country, different style

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
November 28, 2023

After applying to SF State, Surat Ebata, from New Zealand, was in on vacation in Australia when he got an email from the university. It was an email saying he was accepted into SF State, and he had one...

Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Your Vote Matters

Faya Amé Beeldstroo, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2023

Nowadays, the younger generations have become more comfortable in speaking out and advocating for their political and social causes. Millennials and Gen-Z take to social media with trending tags such as...

Current third year student at SFSU and vintage reseller who specializes in women’s clothing from the ’50s through ’70s, Maya Schraeder looks at a vintage orange dress through a mirror atthe Alameda Flea Market in Alameda, California. (Ryo Kojima/Xpress Magazine)

The Upcycle

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2023

Every first Sunday of the month, over 800 vintage and antique vendors set up shop in a former Alameda naval air station overlooking the San Francisco skyline and the Oakland harbor for the monthly Alameda...

Gisselle Peñuela Solis poses for a portrait using her laptop, which has a sonny angelclimbing on the back, in between Burke hall and the fine arts building on Monday, October 2, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Comfort in Cupid

Giovanna Montoya, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2023

After an awful day at school, Gisselle Peñuela Solis was feeling frustrated and annoyed. Letting out an exasperated sigh, she decided to walk over to Stonestown Galleria to see if they had any Sonny Angel...

Yosimar Reyes shared creative writing advice with Oliver Elias Tinoco at a Q&A after Reyes presentation at the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Oct. 10, 2023. (Feven Mamo/Xpress Magazine)

“My Country is my Abuela”: A Q&A with Yosimar Reyes

David Ye, Copy Editor
October 23, 2023

On Oct. 10, 2023, the Dream Resource Center and the student organization Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success welcomed back SF State alumnus Yosimar Reyes for an open panel, “Beyond Graduation:...

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...

We Were Hyphy

Gina Castro, Staff Photographer
May 21, 2023

Podcast Transcript Gina Castro: Growing up, Larry Madrigal has always been surrounded by movies. He'd remember watching movies late at night at his grandparents' house, being exposed to movies by his...

Zitlali Ramirez measures Maddie Acinos upper body in the Burk Hall at SF State in San Francisco Calif., on Wednesday,  March 29, 2023. Her next steps are taking note of the new measurements and changing accordingly. (David Jones / Xpress Magazine)

SF State’s Finest in Fashion

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2023

Zitlali Ramirez walks into the J. Paul Leonard Library dressed in head-to-toe black: baggy bondage pants detailed with chains and white lace, a hoodie with silver studs and platform Dr. Martens with black...

Diane Platte leans against a bookshelf as she reads in the downstairs level of City Lights in San Francisco’s North Beach on March 17, 2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress Magazine)

The City Lights Legacy

Nathan Hitchcock, Staff Writer
May 7, 2023

Stepping foot inside City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco’s historic North Beach area brings forward an indefinable feeling of comfort and belonging. The building sits on the corner of Broadway and...

Store owner Matthew Renoir at Burbank’s Be Kind Video. (Photograph courtesy of Matthew Renoir and Koury Angelo)

A Tale of Tapes

David Blakeley, Senior Reporter
May 1, 2023

From an outsider’s perspective, the idea of starting a video store in this day and age may sound particularly ill-fated given the sharp decline of Blockbuster and the rise of streaming services. But...

Olivia House puts a shirt against her brother Austin House’s back to check if the item fits at Wasteland on Haight Street in San Francisco, Calif., on March 26, 2023. (David Jones / Xpress Magazine)

Shop Secondhand

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
April 23, 2023

While not a new phenomena, thrifting and secondhand shopping have been in style for the last couple of years. From Emma Chamberlain’s thrift haul videos to the thrifting episode of Netflix’s newest...

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