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

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...

Ricardo Sanchez holds the gas handle to fill up his gas tank at a Chevron gas station on March 9, 2022. “I come to school at least four days a week. I had to put at least $30 every other day in my truck to make it over here,” said Sanchez. (Paris Galarza / Xpress Magazine)

Gassed Out

Emily Cardenas, Staff Writer
March 18, 2022

Three days out of the week, Jonathan Torres wipes the sleep from his eyes in the early hours of the morning. At 5 a.m., he stays as quiet as he can, careful not to wake up his girlfriend and six-month-old...

Archival graduation photo courtesy of SF State Special Collections and Archives. (Paris Galarza, Selena Zhao / Xpress Magazine)

No Cap — Graduation Canceled Once Again

Anne Kristoff, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

 Paul Padilla’s family cheered as he told them the news that they were finally going to see him walk in his college graduation.  “It was a crazy accomplishment,” Padilla said. “We bought...

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Lorena Garibay, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

It was early 2019, Miu Takahashi had finished packing her three suitcases that would accompany her on the long flight from Japan to the U.S. She had decided to study abroad at San Francisco State University....

K’Zhane McGill uses her iPad at her desk in San Francisco on Feb. 7, 2022. (Rene Ramirez / Xpress Magazine)

Crucial SF State Mental Health Services Struggle to Meet Demand

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

It was another cold San Francisco afternoon in February as Lizzie sat on the bench outside SF State’s student services building. It wasn’t until about half an hour before closing that she mustered...

Ja’corey Bowens and Lee Lockhart pose for a portrait on campus on Dec. 2, 2021. (Amaya Edwards / Xpress Magazine)

From the Ground Up: A Revolution at State

Cash Grace Martinez and Amaya Edwards
December 15, 2021

  On a windy Tuesday afternoon, holding a cup of coffee from Cafe Rosso and wearing a university-branded mask, fourth-year student Ja’Corey Bowens sits on the steps of the Cesar Chavez Student...

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