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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

A selection of cooking oils on the shelf at the Castro Valley Safeway. (Andrew Fogel / Xpress Magazine)

Out With the Oil: How to Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil

Div Lukic, Content Editor
January 28, 2024

Everyone eats. Most people cook. Unless you make the conscious decision to only steam, bake or boil your food, you’re probably cooking with some kind of oil or fat. Most people know to avoid simply pouring...

Tobias Roat practicing kendama tricks in Golden Gate Park.

Keeping Kendama Alive

Div Lukic, Content Editor
December 15, 2023

Those who were in school between 2012 to 2014 or so have probably seen someone playing with a kendama at some point. They might have even asked them to try it out and swung it around, replicating their...

Pictured from left to right are Virginia Pearson (Mt Edgecumbe High School), Anne Simonis (NOAA/SFSU), Jackson Vanfleet-Brown (SFSU), Lucy Nobisch (Cal Poly SLO), Kourtney Burger (NOAA), Kait Palmer (NOAA), Isaiah Orlando (Cal Poly SLO), on the last day of the Morro Bay survey after they’ve successfully recovered all eight buoys that had been deployed into the ocean several weeks ago. (Photo Courtesy by Anne Simonis)

The development of wind farms within Morro Bay

Isabella Minnis, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2023

Researchers, students, artists, politicians and tribal communities gathered together on boats to conduct scientific research involving the development of wind farms offshore Morro Bay.  As they approached...

Sycr holds a can of spray paint up to a wall in Daly City on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. Since it was the middle of the night, he held a flashlight in his mouth while he was painting. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Hard in the Paint

Giovanna Montoya, Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2023

Throughout the streets of San Francisco, a myriad of vibrant artworks wind down alleyways and decorate the sides of buildings. A colorful tapestry of graffiti and murals blanket the mundane, industrial...

A graphic of graduation caps and money bags

Debt by Degree

Andrea Sto. Domingo, Managing Editor
December 15, 2023

43.6 million people are in student loan debt — and the number continues to rise. In June of 2023, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court denied the Biden administration’s student debt loan forgiveness...

The X-Tra band performs as a concert-goer listens at Thrillhouse Records on December 2,
2023 in San Francisco, Ca. (Tam Vu / Xpress Magazine)

Not-for-profit Music

Zackery Stehr, Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2023

On the corner of Mission and 30th streets, sits a record shop — the door and outside window filled with collages of stickers and posters. Inside, the space is filled with even more stickers, posters...

 SUPER project lead Ben Mingoa deploys a new tampon to the manhole outside Village in Centennial Square. The tampon absorbs wastewater, which is used by the Anand lab for microbial research.

Down the Drain

David Ye, Copy Editor
December 13, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become much more wary of illnesses — especially during the winter. Hospitals saw the most weekly admissions for COVID-19 cases in January of 2022, with January...

Kiarra Enberg (L) and her mother, Laura Drake (R), pose for a portrait in their apartment building where they have lived in for about 20 years in San Francisco, Ca., on December 3,
2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress Magazine)

Racial imposter syndrome: finding belonging within

Faya Amé Beeldstroo, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2023

In recent years, San Francisco has established itself as a racially diverse city. Though, for some mixed-race folks, it can still be hard to see themselves reflected in those who are in the education field,...

Physical music in a digital world

Physical music in a digital world

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
December 13, 2023

A power switch is flipped on, revealing the low hum of a turntable, ready to play a carefully picked-out record. Once the record is placed on the platter of the turntable and the top of the turntable is...

The interior of the Latinx Student Center at SF State is seen on Dec. 7, 2023. (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

Is SF State Serving the Latinx Community?

Nadia Castro, Diversity Editor
December 12, 2023

In 2016, SF State was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Including SF State, 21 out of 23 California State Universities are an HSI. According to The CSU External Relations, an HSI is defined...

ASK XPRESS: How can I survive the final week?

ASK XPRESS: How can I survive the final week?

December 12, 2023

As the holidays approach us, so do finals. With deadlines needing to be met and the semester’s final weeks coming to an end, SF State students ask: how can we regulate the stress of it all?  Here...

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