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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

All four stars surround and are connected to Union Square’s Christmas tree by rope

Exams finishing and Holidays beginning

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2023

Visitors are scattered around Union Square, one of many places in the Bay Area decorated during the holidays. Visitors are also seen taking photos in front of a greenery backdrop that says “Winter Wonderland...

Chloe Little sits in their red rolling chair while they pose and hold their guitar inthe corner of their bedroom studio, In San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. This isthe place where Little sits to record and produce their music. However, their space is also usedfor their poetry and art, the right corner of their desk is filled with piled up novels andcomposition books.

To Be an Artist

Div Lukic, Content Editor
November 6, 2023

Chloe Little sits on the edge of a red rolling chair in the corner of their bedroom studio, flanked by MIDI keyboards and audio cables. Beside them sits Babytron, a modular synth made from a plastic baby...

Hanah Lee Cook portrays Prudence in the spring 2015 stage version of “Across the Universe”  (photo courtesy of Hanah Lee Cook).

Actor, Writer, Emmy

Angelina Casolla, Senior Reporter
March 3, 2023

Blinding spotlights beam down on her sweat-ridden face. Hanah Lee Cook squeezes the hands of her fellow writers excitedly as they announce Disney Junior's “Muppet Babies” as the winner for ‘Outstanding...

Devon Chulick, game master for “Total Party Chill,” behind his DM screen recounting the party’s previous battle on November 29th, 2022. One player was polymorphed into a dinosaur while another was downed fighting in a dragon’s lair. (Oliver Michelsen / Xpress Magazine)

Delving into the Dungeon

Oliver Michelsen, Multimedia Editor
December 9, 2022

It was in a booth at a Round Table Pizza where Devon Chulick discovered his love for roleplaying games. His mother had purchased him a “choose your own adventure” book. Chulick — a toddler at the...

The organizers and vendors of the Soobin Cup Sleeve event at My Cup of Tea in San Francisco on Dec. 3, 2022. (Miguel Francesco Carrion / Xpress Magazine)

Krazy 4 K-Pop

Ciara O'Kelley, Diversity Editor
December 9, 2022

On most nights, SF State's Mashouf Wellness Center is filled with students and faculty working out, playing basketball and rock climbing. But on some nights in room 122, something else entirely is going...

Savor the Scream

Savor the Scream

Destiny Walker, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

Cindy Campbell screams as the phone rings in her quaint suburban home. Her screech amplifies as the camera quickly zooms into her face — then, dead silence. She picks up the phone and Ghostface, a white-masked...

The cast of Thicc Tease stands on the stage of The Oasis at the end of their show on Oct. 26. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)

Pop a Pasty

Caroline Raffetto, Staff Writer
November 11, 2022

*This story uses widely-known stage names to protect the identity of the dancers and sex workers* Andy Rose nervously stands backstage behind a velvet red curtain in her light up rainbow pleasers, pounds...

The Godfather of Skate

Maximo Joaquin Vazquez
November 11, 2022

In February of 1979, David “D” Miles Jr. boarded a greyhound bus in his hometown of Kansas City and headed to San Francisco. A little over forty years later, Miles Jr. —  a.k.a “The Godfather...

The band Hate plays at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge on Oct. 7, 2022. DNA Lounge has three sides – one with a DJ and dancing, one with live performances of bands, and a pizza parlor dividing the two. (Joshua Carter / Xpress)

A night out in San Francisco — Without the Bubbly

Caroline Van Zandt, Copy Editor
October 14, 2022

San Francisco is packed with things to do for all age groups. Googling “what to do in San Francisco” might set your laptop on fire. Yet, some college students under 21 struggle to find fun nightlife...

A wall of Funko Pops fill the right side of the Pop Plug’s storefront in Santa Clara, and are all organized by genre on Aug. 31. (Ciara O’Kelley / Xpress Magazine)

Fun in Funko

Ciara O’Kelley, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022

When someone steps into Kari Kauhaahaa’s home, their eyes are immediately drawn to the back of her living room. In the area surrounding her sliding glass door, about 200 Funko Pops can be found stacked...

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...

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