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Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown poses for a portrait in his penthouse office near the ferry building. Mayor Brown, the first Black mayor of San Francisco had a decorated political career and still works to help other democrats win elections.

Q&A with Willie Brown

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
June 12, 2024

On the morning of March 20, former mayor Willie Brown awoke from his sleep, but this wasn’t any normal day—it was his birthday. An important part of the fabric of San Francisco, the spry 90-year-old...

Angel Hancock puts a large joint up to his lips at Hippie Hill in San Francisco, on April 20, 2024.

Spark in the Park

Giovanna Montoya, Editor-in-Chief
June 12, 2024

Nestled between Haight Street and the Conservatory of Flowers lies the historic Hippie Hill. Surrounded by tall shady trees and refreshing green foliage, the hill overlooks Robin Williams Meadow and is...

Marcelo Montoya practices a new grapple trick on a student.

A Certain Strain of Wrestler: A Photo Story

Gustavo Hernandez, Staff Photographer
June 12, 2024

Before the establishment of some of the most renowned wrestling companies like World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling, theatrical wrestling could be seen in a more local setting. As the...

I’ve Never Been Here Before dances during one of her performances at 924 Gilman Street. Most of the other people in the picture are members of other bands that were performing that day, including Snallygaster and Nick Pants.

Radical Roots: Community in the Punk Scene—A Photo Story

Andrew Fogel, Managing Editor
June 12, 2024

As an offshoot of the rock and roll of the ’50s and ’60s, punk music and culture was created to challenge musical and societal standards. The music is raw and riddled with political messages of anti-authoritarianism,...

An Artificial Future in Music

Stepping into the San Francisco Symphony Soundbox on April 6, we were greeted by a number of different robots performing different skills from painting on canvases to a robot dog doing tricks. The program...

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...

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...

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