The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

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Female artists in the Bay Area show resilience through music

Nia Coats
December 18, 2020

At one point in time, which now seems like forever ago, the art scene in the Bay felt like one big family. There were parties nearly every week. With the pandemic, creatives that once thrived off coming...

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Finding pleasure during a pandemic

Fernando G. Pacheco
December 18, 2020

Hookup culture has changed. It now includes flirting behind a face mask, standing 6 feet away. Nude pictures have become treasured commodities, as the outside bears a ‘proceed with caution’ sign.  Self-isolation...

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How the pandemic changes the way we travel

Rebecca Schupp, Social Media Editor
December 16, 2020

Xpress Magazine · How the pandemic changes the way we travel The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on travel is unlike any other downturn the aviation industry has ever faced. We sat down with Jon...

Passage of Prop 22 creates mixed emotions for workers seeking classification remedies

Passage of Prop 22 creates mixed emotions for workers seeking classification remedies

Dan DeJesus
December 15, 2020

The popularity of app-based delivery services, such as Doordash and Uber Eats, have made gig work an in-demand profession. People continue to rely on gig workers to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and...

The challenges of being an EMT worker and a college student during the pandemic

The challenges of being an EMT worker and a college student during the pandemic

Adriana Morga
December 15, 2020

Fernanda Tovar, 21, shares her story working as an EMT for Mexican Red Cross in Tijuana, Mexico while she also attends college.

Sunset Youth Services provides stability for San Francisco youth

Christian Cabang
December 14, 2020

Dawn and Ron Stueckle set out to make a difference in the lives of youths in San Francisco when they founded Sunset Youth Services in 1992. Youth programs are beneficial for kids who’ve grown up in less...

Down the Drain

Down the Drain

Alyssa Brown
December 12, 2020

Water. We use it throughout the day, from brushing our teeth to watering our plants. It travels hundreds of miles through aqueducts to reach us, and then we pour it down a drain. According to the Washington...

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What musicians have gained in the era of COVID-19

Erica Gray
December 11, 2020

Matthew Gilbert, a Stanford University graduate student researching musicology, moved back home with his parents in San Diego when shelter-in-place orders were issued in March as a response to the rapid...

The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender

The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender

Camille Cohen, Eloise Kelsey, and Jess Magill
December 10, 2020

Xpress Magazine · The French Connection Episode I: Language & Gender Bonjour! And welcome to The French Connection, the SF State podcast for all things French. For our inaugural episode, hosts...

Lisa-Zimmer Chu, Jamie Northrup, and Jeanne Leimkuhler paint the natural wildlife section of the mural on Nov. 7, 2020, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s confirmation. Valencia Street, where Clarion Alley is located, was crowded with San Franciscans celebrating his victory. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)

The world is on fire

Saylor Nedelman
December 10, 2020

As climate change and wildfires drastically alter our ecosystem, environmentalists and artists are looking for innovative ways to amplify the message that our world is on fire. For local members of Extinction...

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Stay sane during quarantine with WGS 593

Sam Joson
December 9, 2020

Editor’s note: The author is a student this semester in WGS 593: Gender, Health, and the Environment. This article features a collection of infographics from the class which we’ve included with Issue...

The Xpress Podcast Episode 1: An Eyelash Vending Machine

The Xpress Podcast Episode 1: An Eyelash Vending Machine

Xpress Magazine · The Xpress Podcast: An Eyelash Vending Machine w/ Nia Coats   In this episode of The Xpress Podcast, hosts Erica Gray and Michael Montalvo talk with Xpress Magazine Staff...

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