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Athletic Performance: What's 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,...

“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...

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...

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

Seeing rainbows through the storm

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...

Breakfast bagel

The importance of maintaining routines while under quarantine

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...

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

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...

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

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...

Culture Cannot Be Erased – A Central American Perspective

Culture Cannot Be Erased – A Central American Perspective

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...

Peanut butter rice cake

Food For Thought and Your Wallet

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...

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...

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...

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

Lost and found in style

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...

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