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

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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...

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.

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...

Illustration by Erica Gray

Entering the healthcare frontlines

Erica Gray
November 5, 2020

A family walked into Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to care for their one-month-old newborn, who had recently tested positive for COVID-19. As Joanna Stephenson, a nurse of only six months,...

Health at home

Health at home

Alyssa Brown and Eloise Kelsey
October 22, 2020

According to UNESCO, approximately 80% of the world’s student population is receiving an online education during the 2020 school year due to the pandemic. A survey conducted by the National Bureau of...

 “sunday morning’s parallel lives.” photo of Alexandra Levey, Olivia Reich and Hannah Sudaria by Eloise Kelsey.

Talk to me!

Since the beginning of lockdown in March, some SFSU students have moved out of the city and now live with their families while others quarantine with roommates, significant others or alone. With the combination...

Jimmy Buckley’s truck, surrounded by debris, stood in front of the crumbling towers during theattacks on the World Trade Center. The truck was never found following the incident.

First responders reflect on life-changing moment 19 years later

Erica Gray
September 30, 2020

The day after two aircrafts flew into the World Trade Center, city officials in New York desperately called for any iron workers to help clean up the wreckage at ground zero. That same September morning,...

Silver Linings – Video Diary

By Karishma Patadia
June 1, 2020

Over the past two months, I have been documenting my time in quarantine. This is the third and final episode of my video diaries. For almost two months now, I have been living in Riverside with my family...

Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Spiritual Holistic Medicine

“Nature is alive and talking to us. This is not a metaphor.”- Terence McKenna  Humans have had a sacred relationship with nature for thousands of years. Nutritious plants, fruits and roots kept...

Whats wrong with weed?

What’s wrong with weed?

Within the state of California, marijuana has been legal and decriminalized for years. Yet, many people still choose to believe the various stigmas attached to this controversial plant. In 1996, California...

Athletic Performance: Whats weed got to do with it?

Athletic Performance: What’s weed got to do with it?

“I just love weed man!” said former NCAA college athlete Nate Jacob.  Like many other college athletes, Jacob was once part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at his school. The NCAA,...

Fucking ourselves over with sex

Fucking ourselves over with sex

When we don’t know how to deal with ourselves and our feelings or with others and their feelings, we each seek refuge differently. Some people splurge their money online shopping in the name of “Treat...

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