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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

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mag_ye_namechanges_22: SF State student Alex Gomez poses for a portrait in San Francisco,Calif. on Nov. 1, 2023. (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

Name Drops

David Ye, Copy Editor
December 4, 2023

This past summer, my mom wanted our family to get our passports renewed for a trip back to Hong Kong, my native country, next year. Filling out the form was easy enough; address, birth date, height —...

Yeida Elias Sandoval, a third-year student majoring in criminal justice with a minor inLatino studies and sociology, resumes her midterm preparation by consulting her notesafter a brief mental break, on oct. 31, 2023.(Feven Mamo/Xpress Magazine)

Mental Health During Projects and Exams

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2023

Students balancing school, work and personal life can create an impact on students' mental health. According to the research paper “Trends in College Student Mental Health and Help-seeking by Race/Ethnicity:...

A crowd waves glow sticks during DJ Mandy’s set at the KSFS @ Jack Adams Hall Halloween show, which was co-hosted by The Depot, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Taking center stage

Sydney Williams, Staff Reporter
November 29, 2023

Eager fans stand in Halloween costumes. Holding foam light sticks, they wait around the stage in Jack Adams Hall, located at the top of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The Depot and SF State radio station...

Surat Ebata, a freshman political science major from New Zealand, retrieves his passport fromhis apartment to use as identification. (Feven Mamo - Oct. 9, 2023 / Xpress Magazine)

Different country, different style

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
November 28, 2023

After applying to SF State, Surat Ebata, from New Zealand, was in on vacation in Australia when he got an email from the university. It was an email saying he was accepted into SF State, and he had one...

 Rachele Lee (L), student of Metro, and Madhurya Gautam (R), tutor and mentor, sit in the Metro
tutoring room of the HSS building in between their classes on September 27, 2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress

SF State Increases Graduation Rates for underrepresented students

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
November 27, 2023

The Metro College Success Program office, located on the third floor of the Health and Social Sciences building, is often buzzing with activity. A student is working with Danny Paz Gabriner, a student...

Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Your Vote Matters

Faya Amé Beeldstroo, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2023

Nowadays, the younger generations have become more comfortable in speaking out and advocating for their political and social causes. Millennials and Gen-Z take to social media with trending tags such as...

As National Physician Latino Day approaches on Oct. 1, Viclarie Lozoya, a physiology major, sets up a table outside to advocate for students to join Latinas in STEM, an empowering science community that offers leadership and mentorship for college students. (Courtesy photo Viclarie Lozoya)


Nadia Castro, Diversity Editor
November 15, 2023

A world where daughters of immigrants are forging paths into STEM despite cultural heritage and societal expectations is coming into reality. In a male-dominated and undiversified program such as STEM...

Current third year student at SFSU and vintage reseller who specializes in women’s clothing from the ’50s through ’70s, Maya Schraeder looks at a vintage orange dress through a mirror atthe Alameda Flea Market in Alameda, California. (Ryo Kojima/Xpress Magazine)

The Upcycle

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2023

Every first Sunday of the month, over 800 vintage and antique vendors set up shop in a former Alameda naval air station overlooking the San Francisco skyline and the Oakland harbor for the monthly Alameda...

Gisselle Peñuela Solis poses for a portrait using her laptop, which has a sonny angelclimbing on the back, in between Burke hall and the fine arts building on Monday, October 2, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Comfort in Cupid

Giovanna Montoya, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2023

After an awful day at school, Gisselle Peñuela Solis was feeling frustrated and annoyed. Letting out an exasperated sigh, she decided to walk over to Stonestown Galleria to see if they had any Sonny Angel...

Chloe Little sits in their red rolling chair while they pose and hold their guitar in the corner of their bedroom studio, In San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. This is
the place where Little sits to record and produce their music. However, their space is also used for their poetry and art, the right corner of their desk is filled with piled up novels and composition books. (Leilani Xicotencatl/Xpress Magazine)

To Be an Artist

Div Lukic, Staff Reporter
November 6, 2023

Chloe Little sits on the edge of a red rolling chair in the corner of their bedroom studio, flanked by MIDI keyboards and audio cables. Beside them sits Babytron, a modular synth made from a plastic baby...

Golden Gate Bridge from the view of the welcome center. 86 years since its opening and people continue to use and visit this bridge. (Isabella Minnis/Xpress Magazine)

Golden Gate’s Golden Years

Isabella Minnis, Staff Reporter
November 1, 2023

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge officially opened to the public on May 27, 1937. After more than four years of construction, more than 200,000 people paid only 25 cents to walk the bridge on opening...

Tommy Netzband talks in front of the former home of cult leader Jim Jones
during his Haunted Haight Walking Tour in San Francisco, Calif. on Oct. 7, 2023. (Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

For The Thrill of It

Sydney Williams, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2023

Standing in the middle of Buena Vista Park, a small crowd listens to static transmitting from the small electromagnetic field transmitter. They wait, hoping for something to try and contact them from the...

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