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Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Angel Hancock puts a large joint up to his lips at Hippie Hill in San Francisco, on April 20, 2024.

Spark in the Park

Giovanna Montoya, Editor-in-Chief
June 12, 2024

Nestled between Haight Street and the Conservatory of Flowers lies the historic Hippie Hill. Surrounded by tall shady trees and refreshing green foliage, the hill overlooks Robin Williams Meadow and is...

Joseph Escobedo posa para una foto serca de el Latinx Student Center. Escobedo, quien es Peruano, es un artista que mezcla raza, religión, y sexualidad en su trabajo.

¿Soy Realmente Latino?

Eva Ortega, Contributor
June 10, 2024

Alrededor de 16,5 millones de Latinos están viviendo en los Estados Unidos desde el 2021, representando aproximadamente el 19% del país. Algunos han inmigrado a los Estados Unidos, otros han nacido de...

President Lynn Mahoney has faced a lot of scrutiny the last two semesters. From the tuition hike to the CSU’s handling of pro-Palestine encampments, Mahoney has become a controversial figure on campus.

Exploring the Factors and Impact of SF State’s Declining Enrollment

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2024

Enrollment is drastically decreasing across many California State Universities, including SF State. SF State has seen a reduction in enrollment over the past five years for full-time equivalents, a figure...

A member of the Teamsters union chants near the Muni line in front of SF State.

A Tentative Victory

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2024

In June of 2023, the California Faculty Association union and the California State University system bargained for a new contract. The CFA has been advocating for staff and faculty labor rights for four...

Students protest the 6% CSU tuition hike and admin pay raises.

SF State’s Modern Activism

David Ye, Copy Editor
June 5, 2024

Social change and activism thrive on many college campuses nationwide, challenging the status quo and igniting movements that extend far beyond campus borders. The past achievements of activism on college...

The American Federation of Teachers marches with picket signs during the ethnic studies strike of 1968. (Terry Schmitt/Courtesy of University Archives)

SF State’s Legacy of Activism: Decades of Struggle for Education Reform

Sean Young, Contributor
June 5, 2024

For over 55 years, SF State has been a hub of efforts to reform education, with students, faculty and the greater campus community actively participating in strikes and protests for decades. In November...

Carlo Corea teaches a class in HSS 310. Corea has been a lecturer faculty at SFSU since 2003.

From the Bronx to the Bay: The Journey of a History Lecturer

Neal Wong, Staff Photographer
June 5, 2024

At the beginning of every class, students are greeted with “Joy, students, joy!” in the booming New York accent of Carlo Corea. The use of phones, laptops and other devices is banned in his classes,...

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, Social Media Editor
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...

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...

Band Nuevo Armamento plays a mixture of their own music and famous covers, such as Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s La Chona, on the stage of Jack Adams Hall within SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center for Banda Nite on Dec. 2, 2022. (Daniel Hernandez / Xpress Magazine)

The Man Behind the Dance

Daniel Hernandez, Spanish Editor
December 11, 2022
The struggles an SF State student went through to create Banda Nite.
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