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

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

Story and photo by Diani Ellis

May 12, 2020

“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, according to their website, is a non-profit organization “dedicated to the well-being and lifelo...

“Makeup” your identity

Shelley Wang

May 11, 2020

Different makeup products have been designated specifically for women over the last few decades. Makeup advertisements from brands like Maybelline and Olay often feature actresses or models who promote a more youthful appearance.  Beyond the desire to look younger, there are other reasons why people choose ...

SFSU coach reflects on the current state of sports during COVID-19

SFSU coach reflects on the current state of sports during COVID-19

Diani Ellis

April 30, 2020

“Quarantine got me into the best shape of my life, but [quarantine] has also stopped me from showing off the shape I am in,” said Tom Lyons, a full time Cross Country and Track field coach at San Francisco State University. Since the beginning of March, all outdoor activities and sports have been pu...

Seeing rainbows through the storm

A lone runner jogs past a large rainbow near Haight St.

Story and photos by Andrea Williams

April 14, 2020

As the world attempts to cope with a global pandemic and many countries enforce social distancing, it is easy to feel hopeless and alone. But in the midst of it all, people are choosing to share messages of peace, love and hope- through the safety of their windows. Images of painted rainbows with...

The importance of maintaining routines while under quarantine

Breakfast bagel

Shelley Wang

April 10, 2020

Since the outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19, maintaining a daily routine has become more difficult for many people in the United States, mainly since the mandatory stay-at-home order is now in effect. The impact of the virus is widespread — while people are encouraged to hunker down at ho...

Empty: San Francisco during COVID-19, A City on Pause

Video by Ryce Stoughtenborough

April 7, 2020

The streets of Downtown San Francisco are barren of the bustling city life after the recent shelter-in-place enacted in response to COVID-19. The ceasing of tourism and public activities has created a surreal scene of emptiness—a feeling seldom felt in the city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRYUkRx69qk    

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

Story and photo by William Wendelman

April 6, 2020

I have a habit of going out and taking photos while the world is still asleep. I'm often on the road before the sun turns the night sky a hazy purple, signifying dawn. The world is dark besides the occasional street light and my high beams illuminating the road in front of me. No matter how many miles...

Culture Cannot Be Erased – A Central American Perspective

Culture Cannot Be Erased – A Central American Perspective

Story and illustrations by Paul Kelly

March 24, 2020

Scanning the sanguine walls, dripping with paraphernalia, it was easy to miss the Nicaraguan flag enamel pin and modest portrait of Guatemala’s national bird: the resplendent quetzal. They stood as the lone representatives of Central America on a predominantly Mexican wall.  Aurora Macha, member...

Food For Thought and Your Wallet

Peanut butter rice cake

Photo story by Maddison October

March 20, 2020

Cooking on a college student’s budget is often difficult to do, but hopefully these recipes might help inspire some new additions that are relatively cheap and can last a couple of days. Some of the ingredients are “staples” that should in your fridge or your cabinets (such as honey, olive oil, butt...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Amy Bigelow

March 18, 2020

Springtime is just around the corner, and in the Bay Area we’ve had to bid Karl the Fog a warm farewell. Sunnier days and budding flowers are now a welcome change around campus, making it tempting to skip class, but alas, the Xpress staff have been busy working hard on this second edition. Writers...

Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

By Amy Bigelow

February 26, 2020

When I first set foot on this campus in the fall of 2018, I didn’t quite realize how much of a personal impact I would make as a journalist in San Francisco. Having some small significance not only from the stories I wrote in my reporting classes, but also from the many connections I have cultivated b...

Lost and found in style

Gayla Biggers, 23, poses for a portrait in the Creative Arts Building at SF State
on Thursday, February 13, 2020. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)

Story by Fernando Martinez

February 25, 2020

Style. It’s the thing that you recognize when you see it and when you don’t.  An average virtual stroll on social media platforms today is filled with the styles of other people — whether they’re famous, not so famous or wannabe famous. This awards season the red carpets  have become st...

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