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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

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All graphics throughout the story created by co-designer Devin Dean.

I Hope You Find Me

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
March 20, 2024

While riding the Muni with your headphones on, sitting in class and minding your own business or even just walking home from a long day of school, you might be oblivious to an admiring stranger waiting...

Victoria Aloe Bell, a senior communications major at SF State, poses for a portrait in her office at the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Gaps and Gowns

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

Throughout their childhood, Demorié Okoro was captivated by the countless stories recounted by their family members who had grown up in San Francisco. Coming into SF State as a freshman in 2019, Okoro...

[From left to right] Joseph Escobedo, Mariana Del Toro, Oliver Elias Tinoco and Rogelio Cruz, Latinx Queer Club officers, introduce themselves to members in the meeting room on the second floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

A Space to Call Their Own

Daniel Hernandez, Spanish Editor
March 20, 2024

It has only been one year since the Latinx Queer Club has filled the void that many of its members recall feeling in previous semesters. Club president Adrián Reyes, a fourth-year double major in communications...

People walk past the UCSF Alliance Health Project van outside of the Student Services building.

Are SF State Students Having Safe Sex?

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

At the heart of college campuses nationwide, an epidemic is quietly preying on the lives of students like a thief in the night. A survey conducted by market research company Pollfish found that one in...

Graphic depicting disproportionate rates of access to health insurance and usual source of care among non-U.S. citizens.

The Epidemic of Anxiety

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

Anxiety and depression are two formidable opponents plaguing the lives of many college students all over the country, leaving behind a trail of stressed and overwhelmed minds. As the pressure to excel...

A scan of the October 1997 issue of Prism features a topless woman covered with a thin layer of liquid latex for the story Pour It On! (Cover photo by Melissa Hagerstrand, scan by Div Lukic/Xpress Magazine)

Peering Back Through the Prism

Div Lukic, Content Editor
February 26, 2024

In theory, people go to college to build the knowledge, skills and connections that they’ll carry with them into adult life. Student publications mirror their professional counterparts in such a way...

(L-R) Brian Moraga, Emily Green, Johanna Legault, Sandra Gordon, and Alex Mak-Pearce pose for a photo near Cafe Rosso. (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

Caffeine Craze

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
February 26, 2024

Every day, students line up at Peet’s Coffee in J. Paul Leonard Library. Baristas take orders from customers and make drinks behind the counter. Once the order is ready, they yell it out and place it...

Tobias Roat practicing kendama tricks in Golden Gate Park.

Keeping Kendama Alive

Div Lukic, Content Editor
December 15, 2023

Those who were in school between 2012 to 2014 or so have probably seen someone playing with a kendama at some point. They might have even asked them to try it out and swung it around, replicating their...

A graphic of graduation caps and money bags

Debt by Degree

Andrea Sto. Domingo, Managing Editor
December 15, 2023

43.6 million people are in student loan debt — and the number continues to rise. In June of 2023, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s student debt loan forgiveness...

Kiarra Enberg (L) and her mother, Laura Drake (R), pose for a portrait in their apartment building where they have lived in for about 20 years in San Francisco, Ca., on December 3,
2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress Magazine)

Racial imposter syndrome: finding belonging within

Faya Amé Beeldstroo, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2023

In recent years, San Francisco has established itself as a racially diverse city. Though, for some mixed-race folks, it can still be hard to see themselves reflected in those who are in the education field,...

The interior of the Latinx Student Center at SF State is seen on Dec. 7, 2023. (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

Is SF State Serving the Latinx Community?

Nadia Castro, Diversity Editor
December 12, 2023

In 2016, SF State was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Including SF State, 21 out of 23 California State Universities are an HSI. According to The CSU External Relations, an HSI is defined...

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