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Painting the Town: Street Artists Struggle to Share their Work in the Face of Detractors

November 13, 2013

Written by Dani Hutton Photos by Philip Houston Brushes of all sizes, aerosol cans, and permanent markers are the tools of choice; brick walls, fences and stickers the canvas. Studios and alleys are their stomping grounds, working both at high noon and under the cover of darkness. From mural pr...

A Cut Above The Rest

November 10, 2013

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Smiling Through The Cracks

November 6, 2013

Written by Erika Maldonado Photos by Benjamin Kamps Janelle White is everything you’d want and expect a lecturer in SF State’s women and gender studies department to be. Her salt and pepper curls fall naturally and wildly with hints of light blue along her temples. The blue dye on either side of her hair perfectly complements the blue tint on th...

Halloween Round-up: 4 Makeup Costumes That Won’t Hurt Your Bank

Halloween Round-up: 4 Makeup Costumes That Won’t Hurt Your Bank

Agnes Mogstad

October 28, 2013

Written by Mariana Barrera Photos by Virginia Tieman Read More »

Bargain Bin Music Review

Bargain Bin Music Review

Agnes Mogstad

October 21, 2013

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Embracing All Sizes

Agnes Mogstad

October 20, 2013

  When someone hears the word “model” most people picture this 6 foot tall ,a size two women with lots of confidence and a sense of power to take command on a fashion runway. However, Morgan Weinert sees the word “model” in a different light. SF State held its annual Body Positive...

Finding the Flame

Xpress Mag Staff

October 17, 2013

 By Maggie OrtinsPhotos by Albert Ortins Pulling up onto the Playa in his gold Lexus he is met by volunteers with green hair and colorful face masks. They open the door for him and tell him to get out and roll around in the dirt. My Dad is initiated into Burning Man. “I guess it was their way of saying...

Human Faces

Human Faces

Xpress Mag Staff

September 26, 2013

Written by Mariana Barrera Photo by Amanda Peterson   From the kimonos to the guys with the guitar, meet the spectrum of people that roam campus [widgetkit id=5083]

Barcelona After Dark

June 3, 2013

By Babak Haghighi It was my last night in Barcelona. The sangria-induced hangover was just starting to fade after a day full of Gaudí sightseeing, beach roaming, and paella eating. With an 8:16 a.m. train to Marseille, France the next morning, the smart thing to do would have been to have a low-key night—perhaps stay in at the hostel. But I...

Nerdy San Francisco

May 1, 2013

  By Molly Sanchez Photos by Virginia Tieman San Francisco is a city full of the weird and the wonderful. It’s the city of Lucas Films; the future home of The United Federation of Planets, and stomping grounds to nerds and geeks of all shapes, sizes, and degrees of virginity. As a c...

Morally Straight: The Changing Face of the Boy Scouts of America

Morally Straight: The Changing Face of the Boy Scouts of America

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March 17, 2013

By Rhys Alvarado Photos by Jessica Worthington Andrew Dotson studies the climate. Everyone in Troop 88 refers to him as the “weather man,” one of many hats he wears as assistant scout leader and meteorology major at San Francisco State University. Every Wednesday, Troop 88 meets a...

The Road to Conversion

The Road to Conversion

September 24, 2012

Words: Hassina Obaidy Photos: Tearsa Hammock The first step is often the hardest. Stephanie Skoog has dreamt of this day countless times-the day when she reveals her new identity to the world. She’s not without inhibitions, though. She imagines all the comments construction workers will say ...

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