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....

The bouquet arrangement area at Flowerland Floral Shop in Colma on April 4, 2022. Currently owned and operated by married couple Rich and Maria Vaccari, Flowerland’s ownership has stayed within Rich’s family for over 100 years. (Morgan Ellis / Xpress Magazine)

In the Business of Death

Saskia Hatvany, Editor-in-Chief
April 22, 2022

  When Thomas Halloran gets ready to embalm a body, he makes sure to remove the silver watch from his left hand and hide it from view. He won’t look at the clock's hands until he has completed...

Lars Archer removes a frame from his newest hive on the roof level of a parking garage in SOMA on April 12, 2022. In his time as a beekeeper, Archer has experienced losing a hive and mentioned the hardest thing for him is understanding what happened and preventing it from happening again in future hives. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

The Buzz Around Urban Beekeeping

Anne Kristoff, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

  Nestled between vibrant green trees and stone-paved paths, Philip Gerrie gently puffs pine needle smoke on his honey bees to calm them before pulling out each frame from his hives. Dressed in...

Ed Wilkinson, a founder and current COO of Half Moon Grow, poses for a picture inside his greenhouse in Half Moon Bay on April 6, 2022. Wilkinson also rents out greenhouses for other growers at the same location. (Rashik Adhikari / Xpress Magazine)

Getting Higher

Caroline Raffetto, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

The rows of locked glass cases in Bay Area dispensaries display colorful jars and bags of premium Cannabis for customers to choose from, like fine jewelry. Much like the ingredients on the back of a cereal...

Sophia Swigart does a nollie bigspin at Playland at 43rd skatepark in Outer Sunset on March 30, 2022. A nollie bigspin is a skateboarding maneuver where the skateboarder pops the front of their board, rotating it 360 degrees while they rotate 180 degrees in the same direction. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

Skateboarding in San Francisco: No Longer a Man’s World

Garrett Isley, Staff Photographer
April 15, 2022

  Every time Layla Smith steps into a skate shop, she feels invisible. The men behind the counter often fail to recognize her as a fellow skateboarder, let alone as a customer.    “If...

A John Deere utility vehicle sits outside of the groundworks facility on March 29, 2022. The groundsworkers use this to travel around campus early in the morning to conduct their routine maintenance. (Rene Ramirez / Xpress Magazine)

They Speak for the Trees

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

When SF State grounds manager Robert Murphy and the rest of the grounds team arrive on campus at 6 a.m., it is eerily quiet. The sun won’t rise for another hour, and students and faculty won’t begin...

SF State students wait for the Muni bus on April 6, 2022. Many SF State students take public transportation in order to get to school and avoid looking for parking. (Paris Galarza / Xpress Magazine)

Students Navigate Pricey Parking at SF State

Emily Cardenas, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

It’s 8 a.m. at San Francisco State University. Classes start in thirty minutes, and there is no parking in sight. Arturo Garibay begins to get nervous as he drives around campus in search of an available...

Billy Prusinowski, co-founder of the SF Bay Area’s Zoloti Maky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, cheers on Tatiana Burdiak as they practice their dance routine in Santa Cruz on April 2, 2022, for the virtual fundraiser they hosted to provide aid to the people of Ukraine.  (Bianca Heredia/ Xpress Magazine)

Greet Them With Bread and Bring Forth The Salt!

Lorena Garibay, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

They wear flowers and ribbons in their hair that bounce around their shoulders, blowing in the wind as they twirl to the sounds of Ukrainian folk songs. Their dynamic dances and bravado stances are reminiscent...

They Speak for the Trees – The Bleed Podcast

Oliver Michelsen, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

This podcast was created to accompany the story They Speak for the Trees by Oliver Michelsen.

Ukrainian Folk Dance: Holding on to Tradition – Video

Lorena Garibay, Staff Writer
April 15, 2022

This video was created to accompany the story Greet Them With Bread and Bring Forth The Salt! by Lorena Garibay.

Queer Native Community Finds Spaces Online Amid Pandemic – The Bleed Podcast

Emily Cardenas, Staff Writer
March 18, 2022

This podcast was created to accompany the story Queer Indigenous Community Finds Spaces Online Amid Pandemic by Emily Cardenas, published on March 18th, 2022.

Mezcal in the Bay – The Bleed Podcast

Lorena Garibay, Staff Writer
March 18, 2022

This podcast was created to accompany the story More than a trend: Mezcal Finds a Home in Bay Area Bar Culture by Lorena Garibay, published on March 18th, 2022.

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