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

Photo illustration by Saskia Hatvany.

The Uncounted

  The last time Reverend Victor Floyd saw his friend Charles Davis, he was smiling.   Davis had spent much of the last 45 years unhoused, living on the streets of San Francisco and Seattle....

Only in San Francisco’s empty storefront at San Francisco’s Fishermans Wharf on Feb. 13, 2022. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)

Depleted Tourism at Fisherman’s Wharf

Justine Brady, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

In 2019, Fisherman’s Wharf was typically a crowded hotspot filled with tourists swinging around their newly purchased souvenir bags paired with a backdrop of lively street performers. Today, the roaring...

Owner of Gold Leaf Ink, Regina “Push” Estrada, tattoos her apprentice at her studio on Feb. 10, 2022. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

Old Scars, New Ink

Caroline Raffetto, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

Every time Crystal Poon goes to pick up their tattoo gun, they catch a glimpse of the tattoo on their outer wrist. Their client reciprocates their gaze, and they get into a conversation about what it is....

Archival graduation photo courtesy of SF State Special Collections and Archives. (Paris Galarza, Selena Zhao / Xpress Magazine)

No Cap — Graduation Canceled Once Again

Anne Kristoff, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

 Paul Padilla’s family cheered as he told them the news that they were finally going to see him walk in his college graduation.  “It was a crazy accomplishment,” Padilla said. “We bought...

Up in the Air

Up in the Air

Lorena Garibay, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

It was early 2019, Miu Takahashi had finished packing her three suitcases that would accompany her on the long flight from Japan to the U.S. She had decided to study abroad at San Francisco State University....

K’Zhane McGill uses her iPad at her desk in San Francisco on Feb. 7, 2022. (Rene Ramirez / Xpress Magazine)

Crucial SF State Mental Health Services Struggle to Meet Demand

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
February 18, 2022

It was another cold San Francisco afternoon in February as Lizzie sat on the bench outside SF State’s student services building. It wasn’t until about half an hour before closing that she mustered...

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