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Obsessive Disney Disorder

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Ingrid Mera

April 15, 2019

“My first memory of Disney goes back to 1994. The Lion King had just come to theaters, so my mom and aunt took me and my cousin to see it. Being the cool six year olds we were, we insisted on sitting a few rows in front of our parents.” explains Katy Vitus, “The time came when Rafiki held Simba...

Retro Gaming Gaining a 1UP

The SF State gaming community gathers at the Towers Conference Center every Thursday night from 6-9 p.m.for a Super Smash Brothers tournament, using old Gamecube consoles and 90's era TV sets. (Tristen Rowean/Xpress)

Joshua Chan

February 27, 2019

It’s an early Thursday night at the Towers in Centennial Square at SF State, where an unassuming set of stairs leads down to a small colony of hoodie-clad people huddled around enough televisions for a village. Read More »...

The World of Comics

The World of Comics

Jeremy Julian

December 27, 2018

The death of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee in November had a large effect on the comics industry. The characters he and others created and the stories they crafted have deep meaning with many readers around the world. “Growing up, my dad did twenty-five years in prison, so that's how we would communicate,...

The Rise of Competitive Gaming

The Rise of Competitive Gaming

Jeremy Julian

October 3, 2018

On August 5, twenty-year-old Dominique McLean, also known as SonicFox, won the first ever Dragon Ball FighterZ championship at the Evolution Championship Series 2018. The long-running fighting video game tournament, known as EVO, is also the most notable competition of the genre. Players from all ar...

We are a Culture, Not a Costume

We are a Culture, Not a Costume

Jazmine Sanchez

October 31, 2017

The time has come where society once again shows us how absurd their choice in costumes can be. Sadly, it hasn’t gotten any better throughout the years. We’ve seen things from misinterpretation of the Native American culture, to blackface costumes, to your “typical” Mexican in a sombrero. Let’s ...

Dream On.

Dream On.

Samuel Favela

October 10, 2017

Whether it’s reading our article about using the N-word, listening to our End-Of-The-World podcast, or reporting fashion trends on campus, and learning workout routines on Instagram; we want you to know that we’re hustling for you, our multifaceted readers. Enjoy what we have to offer this semester. ...

Not Your N***a

Not Your N***a

Kaila Taylor

October 3, 2017

Featured Illustration by: Kevin Catalan https://open.spotify.com/user/ktaylor-11/playlist/6lkHj8H04givb4Oqakh6SZ?si=s6OnF46G   Hip hop; it’s more than just a genre of music, it’s a culture, it’s a way of life, it’s what some people see when they look out of their window every...

Kava: A Legal Drug Taking San Francisco by Storm

Kava: A Legal Drug Taking San Francisco by Storm

Mike Massaro

September 29, 2017

Featured Image by: Laila Rashada Kava is a legal drug currently gaining popularity in San Francisco due to its sedative and relaxing qualities. Whenever the words "drug" and "legal" are used in the same sentence, proverbial red flags are raised to the sky, all with the same question: "does it eve...

Hollywood Down: Years of Box Office Bombs Tax the Film Industry

Hollywood Down: Years of Box Office Bombs Tax the Film Industry

Mitchell Walther

September 29, 2017

I remember that evening my dad woke me up to take me to the movies. I was eight-years-old and it was way past my bedtime. The theater was busy, as hundreds of moviegoers poured in at 11:30 P.M. on a Thursday. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace came out at midnight. The magic of a midnight release showing was ...

Virtual PEDs

Virtual PEDs

Drake Newkirk

October 6, 2015

Photo Illustration (Peter Snarr/ Xpress)   By Drake Newkirk [dropcap size="50px"]F[/dropcap]lashing lights, roaring fans, play by play analysis, giant screens, a sold out arena, two teams, one trophy, millions of dollars in prize money and performance enhancing drugs.  These things ca...

Will Ferrell plays nine positions

Tami Benedict

March 11, 2015

Baseball and Will Ferrell fans rejoice, for today Ferrell will be playing all nine positions during five different Spring Training games. Ferrell and HBO teamed up with Major League Baseball to film a Funny or Die segment that will be dedicated to fighting cancer. As many baseball lovers know, MLB h...

Don’t worry – Fifty Shades will fade away

Tami Benedict

February 26, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey was released in theaters last week and people have gone ape shit over it. Over the three day weekend, Fifty Shades broke box offices records making $85.17 million being the fourth all-time best opening. Before the movie was released, people were still losing their minds over th...

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