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

Babe Smart Truco pets their emotional support dog Faba while walking on campus at SF State on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Faba accompanies Smart Truco everywhere, from their home off campus to each class. (Juliana Yamada/Xpress Magazine)

Campus Impawsters

Nadia Castro, Social Media Editor
September 16, 2022

As students make their way to Cafe Rosso and their classes on campus, so do their animals. Tails wag as dogs walk next to their owner, and cats in backpacks peer out at the students from inside their bubble.  While...

First-year student Christian Aransazo (left), Oscar Duran (center) and Elisa Hanhan (right) hang out in Duran’s dorm in Mary Park Hall at SF State on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. Aransazo and Hanhan both commute, so Duran’s dorm is a place to hang out on campus. (Juliana Yamada/Xpress Magazine)

New Students on the Block

Caroline Vanzandt, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022

Fall is in full swing. The air is hot with the last breaths of summer, and students are back on SF State’s soil in the largest numbers since the pandemic. But how are the school’s newest faces handling...

Paulina Rosil, 21-year-old fashion designer and SF State student, prints T-shirts with original designs and ironic phrases in her apartment in San Francisco, Calif., on Sept. 12, 2022. Each tee Rosil sells is specially made-to-order per customer. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)

The Tea on Tees

Giovanna Montoya, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022

Think back to 2002. Pop culture is dominated by merciless tabloids that control the narratives of socialites and celebrities presented to an unforgiving public. Fashion is the safest form of retaliation.  Following...

Phyllis Moodie, a native of Oakland, Calif., talks to younger students on campus on Sept. 6, 2022, about the importance of joining Black student organizations and recalls the racism she faced while living in Chico in the 70s. (Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Never Too Late to Go Back

Angelina Casolla and Joshua Carter
September 16, 2022

When her alarm goes off at 7 a.m., Serena Gomez reaches for the snooze button. She lays in bed for another thirty minutes, pondering life and how she made it through another day. At 7:30 a.m., she gets...

A Dua, or prayer, printed on a rug in the Muslim Students Association (MSA) prayer room on Sept. 15, 2022. Duas are Islamic prayers asking Allah to grant blessings like protection, healing or guidance. (Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Religious Realness

Destiny Walker, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022

Groups of students converse and drink around the bonfires lit at Ocean Beach. Raqaiyah Angeles joins one and is offered a drink, to which she respectfully declines.  This isn’t the first time Angeles...

Passengers sit inside while muni passes the 19th Avenue station on Wednesday, April 27.  (Rashik Adhikari / Xpress Magazine)

Gator Pass Still Doesn’t Cover all SF State Students — Here’s Why

Emily Cardenas, Staff Writer
May 13, 2022

  Every day James Aguilar’s alarm blares at 6:30 a.m. A couple of snoozes later, he usually makes his way out of bed. He dresses warmly in preparation for the morning’s nippy weather when he...

Student Residential Assistants Claim Poor Working Conditions

Student Residential Assistants Claim Poor Working Conditions

Cash Martinez, Social Media Editor
May 12, 2022

It was little things, at first.   Little things, said former resident assistant Tori Bell, that were part of a much bigger problem — issues within San Francisco State University Residential...

Becoming a Nurse in the Shadow of a Pandemic

Becoming a Nurse in the Shadow of a Pandemic

Abraham Fuentes, Staff Photographer
May 4, 2022

Even before the pandemic began, the world was experiencing a nursing shortage due to the ever-growing aging population. This shortage was made worse because of the number of nurses who retired or left...

A John Deere utility vehicle sits outside of the groundworks facility on March 29, 2022. The groundsworkers use this to travel around campus early in the morning to conduct their routine maintenance. (Rene Ramirez / Xpress Magazine)

They Speak for the Trees

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

When SF State grounds manager Robert Murphy and the rest of the grounds team arrive on campus at 6 a.m., it is eerily quiet. The sun won’t rise for another hour, and students and faculty won’t begin...

SF State students wait for the Muni bus on April 6, 2022. Many SF State students take public transportation in order to get to school and avoid looking for parking. (Paris Galarza / Xpress Magazine)

Students Navigate Pricey Parking at SF State

Emily Cardenas, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

It’s 8 a.m. at San Francisco State University. Classes start in thirty minutes, and there is no parking in sight. Arturo Garibay begins to get nervous as he drives around campus in search of an available...

They Speak for the Trees – The Bleed Podcast

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

This podcast was created to accompany the story They Speak for the Trees by Oliver Michelsen.

A photo illustration of the outside of SF State’s HSS building, 2022, and a photo taken by Nacio Jan Brown, a photographer for the San Francisco Express Times, of Black Student Union member John Cleveland in a physical conflict with police outside of SF State’s HSS building during the Third World Liberation Front strikes of 1968. (Rene Ramirez / Xpress Magazine)

SF State’s Complicated Relationship with Free Speech

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
March 17, 2022

In November of 1968, thousands filled San Francisco State University’s campus in a revolutionary strike to protest racial inequities in the school’s curriculum and admissions. For five months, Ronald...

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