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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

mag_ye_namechanges_22: SF State student Alex Gomez poses for a portrait in San Francisco,Calif. on Nov. 1, 2023. (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

Name Drops

David Ye, Copy Editor
December 4, 2023

This past summer, my mom wanted our family to get our passports renewed for a trip back to Hong Kong, my native country, next year. Filling out the form was easy enough; address, birth date, height —...

Yeida Elias Sandoval, a third-year student majoring in criminal justice with a minor inLatino studies and sociology, resumes her midterm preparation by consulting her notesafter a brief mental break, on oct. 31, 2023.(Feven Mamo/Xpress Magazine)

Mental Health During Projects and Exams

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2023

Students balancing school, work and personal life can create an impact on students' mental health. According to the research paper “Trends in College Student Mental Health and Help-seeking by Race/Ethnicity:...

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...

 Rachele Lee (L), student of Metro, and Madhurya Gautam (R), tutor and mentor, sit in the Metro
tutoring room of the HSS building in between their classes on September 27, 2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress

SF State Increases Graduation Rates for underrepresented students

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
November 27, 2023

The Metro College Success Program office, located on the third floor of the Health and Social Sciences building, is often buzzing with activity. A student is working with Danny Paz Gabriner, a student...

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...

As National Physician Latino Day approaches on Oct. 1, Viclarie Lozoya, a physiology major, sets up a table outside to advocate for students to join Latinas in STEM, an empowering science community that offers leadership and mentorship for college students. (Courtesy photo Viclarie Lozoya)


Nadia Castro, Diversity Editor
November 15, 2023

A world where daughters of immigrants are forging paths into STEM despite cultural heritage and societal expectations is coming into reality. In a male-dominated and undiversified program such as STEM...

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:...

Left to right: Angie Ngo, Angela Wu, Joseph Badillo, and Gwen Northcutt play Pokémon GO at SF State on Sept. 13, 2023 (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

Yes, People Still Play Pokémon GO

Daniela Perez, Engagement & Online Editor
October 11, 2023

Behind the Humanities building, right outside of Taza’s Smoothies and Wraps at SF State, stands an 8-foot-tall time-worn copper statue of a couple dancing. It’s just a statue; what more can be seen? To...

Delta Hall at the SF State Estuary & Ocean Science Center at the Romberg Tiburon campus on Friday, September 1, 2023. (Andrew Fogel / Xpress Magazine)

What’s Next For San Francisco State’s Tiburon Campus

Isabella Minnis, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2023

Starting on a windy unpaved road accompanied by trees that cover the sun, you begin to make your way to SF State’s Tiburon campus. After passing the South Barracks with chips in its wood dating as far...

Yara Jeries, a marketing major, stares up at the ceiling inside her dorm at University Park North, one of SF State’s student housing complexes, on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Jeries has lived in this dorm since Fall 2022 and shares it with 2 other people. (Gina Castro / Xpress Magazine)

Now What?

Caroline Van Zandt, Copy Editor
June 3, 2023

Yara Jeries has deadlines to meet. No, not homework due dates or upcoming tests. Not credit card bills or car insurance payments. She has international student deadlines. If Jeries fails to find employment...

A person mounted on the edge of SF State’s Cesar Chavez Center Steps, on March 15, 2023. (Leilani Xicotencatl / Xpress Magazine)

Brutalist? Or Just Brutal to Look At?

Sarah Bowen, Online Editor
May 25, 2023

What’s the first thing visitors to SF State notice? The grassy quad? The flashy library? The long line at Quickly? The large number of concrete buildings? SF State’s buildings don’t share much...

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