The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Francesca Caccia uses the squat machine in the Mashouf Wellness Center at SF State for a “regular” workout in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 5, 2022. Caccia says working out makes her feel good after, and she comes in as often as she can to “stay healthy and fit.” (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)

A New Gym Culture

Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer
December 11, 2022

At 16 years old, Emilia Russell knew the pros and cons of working out in public gyms. On the positive end, working out meant better health, more endorphins and new friends at fitness centers. Getting catcalled...

Band Nuevo Armamento plays a mixture of their own music and famous covers, such as Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s La Chona, on the stage of Jack Adams Hall within SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center for Banda Nite on Dec. 2, 2022. (Daniel Hernandez / Xpress Magazine)

The Man Behind the Dance

Daniel Hernandez, Art Editor
December 11, 2022
The struggles an SF State student went through to create Banda Nite.
SF States Station Cafe, shuttered during heavy rain. The cafe is open weekdays and often serves commuter students early mornings. (Eian Gil / Xpress Magazine)

Serving More than Food

Eian Gil, Managing Editor
December 12, 2022

Some quotes in this article have been translated from Spanish to English As of 2022, SF state has a latinx student population of around 37%, according to President Mahoney. Alongside being named Hispanic-Serving...

Leila Harara, student administrative assistant and Political Science student getting a masters, stands in their office in the Political Science office at 304a. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)

The $1.6 Trillion Crisis

Angelina Casolla, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Student loan debt continues to rise, and now lies at an amount inconceivable to most, $1.6 trillion. The 13-figure number is too large for even the iPhone calculator to compute. So, what could you do with...

An empty classroom on a Wednesday afternoon in the Humanities building on Nov. 30, 2022.  (Nadia Castro / Xpress Magazine)

Wake Me Up When Winter Ends

Nadia Castro, Social Media Editor
December 9, 2022

As the sun goes down around 4 p.m. and the breeze hits frozen noses, classrooms  become empty. With only three to four students showing up, professors begin to wonder where their students are. The population...

(Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Take Note of This!

Caroline Van Zandt, Staff Writer
November 22, 2022

Locals recognize SF State for its diverse student population, gorgeous campus and history of activism. Even its buildings are packed with personality. If you’re ever walking through the student-housing...

The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

Angelina Casolla, Staff Writer
November 21, 2022

“Did you know that letting your hair blow in the wind is a crime in Iran?” is written on a bright orange sign held high in the air. “Stop Killing Us'' is written in white letters atop a black mask...

Winter Ladue makes an announcement from the Cetus ferry’s ticketing station as it transits from San Francisco to Alameda, Calif. on Nov. 14. “I like to remind everyone why they ride the ferry instead of taking BART,” Ladue said before making an announcement about the sunset. (Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Get Your Sea Legs Back

Kamal Taj, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

At the Oakland Ferry Terminal near Jack London Square, the morning’s marine layer begins to burn off, receding back towards the peninsula. The thick, gray fog gives way to a cerulean-blue sky smudged...

Who are the Vets at State?

Joshua Carter, Staff Photographer
November 11, 2022

Joshua Carter: As a Navy veteran here at SF State, people always ask me what benefits I get. So I decided that with Veteran's Day coming up, it’s probably a good idea to look at some of the benefits...

Josh Nero holds a sheet of negatives up to the light in his apartment on campus during a portrait session on Nov. 3, 2022. Nero, a third-year student, has shot film for years, and hopes to make a career out of film photography. (Juliana Yamada / Xpress Magazine)

Out of the Picture?

Kamal Taj, Staff Writer
November 11, 2022

As one steps into the void, their eyes narrow to help adjust to the darkness. The pitch black gives way to a martian red. A dank, metallic smell of chemicals strikes the back of their nose. The sounds...

A sign posted in the window of an RV parked along Lake Merced Boulevard. It stands as a reminder to any who may forget someone lives  inside. Residents often deal with break-ins and belongings being stolen, such as generators or other personal effects.(Kamal Taj / Xpress Magazine)

The Fight for Lot 25

Kamal Taj, Staff Writer
October 20, 2022

If someone makes the short walk from SF State to Stonestown Galleria, their view might be blocked by what seems like a sun-bleached wall stretching down either end of Winston Drive. The sound of passing...

Fits of SFSU co-founders Breanna Miller (left) and Esperanza Vaquiz (right) pose in the Quad, Sept. 15, 2022. (Oliver Michelsen / Xpress Magazine)

Turning the Quad into a Runway

Oliver Michelsen, Multimedia Editor
October 14, 2022

SF State’s quad is filled with the sounds of students greeting friends on their way to and from class, landscapers maintaining the plant life and music playing from any one of the speakers positioned...

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