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

The main dining room on the first floor of the Winchester House in San Jose on March 8, 2022. (Maximo Vazquez / Xpress Magazine)

Peeling Back the Layers of the Winchester Mystery House

Caroline Raffetto, Staff Writer
March 18, 2022

  As Janan Boehme walks through the intricately decorated adjacent twin dining rooms of the 136-year-old Winchester Mystery House, she remembers what the rooms looked like for most of her lifetime.   “This...

Reading In Shelter

Reading In Shelter

Story by Anne Lima
April 30, 2020

Currently, as local libraries and bookstores follow shelter-in-place guidelines, many avid readers have turned to e-books and audiobooks that can be accessed through public library websites. Digitized...

New music documentary explores 20 years of Coachella history

New music documentary explores 20 years of Coachella history

Amy Bigelow
April 26, 2020

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a distinctive part of the Southern California music culture. Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, this annual event gives people a chance to discover different...

Three Foreign Films that Explore Loneliness

Three Foreign Films that Explore Loneliness

Paul Kelly
April 22, 2020

Connection, or perhaps the frequent inability to establish connection, is a common thread in cinema. The theme is vast and covers various epochs of film history. In an attempt to trim down this intimidatingly,...

The current state of music

The current state of music

The coronavirus has affected all aspects of our lives. It has driven us from our classrooms into virtual meetings, from our workplaces to our homes or to unemployment and from an already chaotic political...

A Rhino frame getting ready to stab a Grineer lancer. Screenshot by Wilson Gomez.

No Better Time to Clear Your Backlog

By Wilson Gomez
April 15, 2020

A quick look at the Steam global gameplay statistics web page reveals that only 68% of people who own “The Witcher 3” have completed the first story quest and only 26% have actually completed the entire...

Mathilde Ollivier in Overlord (2018)

Top five streamable horror films to scare you into forgetting COVID-19

5. “Creep” (2014) — Netflix For me, found footage horror films are usually a motion sickness inducing mess — I’m looking at you, “Blair Witch Project.” The violent shakes and two-second...

Carrie Coon in The Leftovers. Photo Credit: IMDb

‘The Leftovers’ mirrors our internal and global chaos

Global pandemics bring out the best and the worst of humanity, or out of whatever is left of humanity. There is something about a society collectively going through a traumatic event, such as a terrorist...

Album art from Beach Slang’s bandcamp website via Google Images

The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City – Beach Slang

by Amy Bigelow
February 25, 2020

With the recent release of their latest musical endeavor, Beach Slang will perform in San Francisco on March 31 at Bottom of the Hill during their upcoming tour, which kicks off next month. Their newest...

Top 10 albums of 2019

Top 10 albums of 2019

The best albums of the year picked by music radicals Amy Bigelow and Chloe McDaniels.  Listen to our favorite tracks on each album with the Spotify playlist provided. Chloe's top 5 albums FKA...

No such thing as personal space as concertgoers crowd the floor of the Mezzanine during the first performance on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California

Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

As yellow lights scatter patterns of squares all across the 7,700-square-foot venue, onstage, a band is running through their setlist and tuning instruments. At Mezzanine, soundcheck for Ginger Root is...

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