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

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Algorithmic Bias – Racist Tech?

Nicole Gonzales, Online Editor
April 22, 2022

  In the twenty-first century, virtually everything is processed or created through code and algorithms. From social media platforms and college applications to GPS routes, the ever-increasing...

Bud Snow, an artist based in West Oakland, holds her iPad while surrounded by her art pieces in her studio on March 10, 2022. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)

Bay Area Artists and the Great NFT Debate

Anne Kristoff, Staff Writer
March 17, 2022

  For 20 years, Bud Snow has wanted to do only one thing: create art. In the last few years, she decided she wanted to pursue public murals, but she had one issue: funding. Then, in March of last...

Double exposure portrait of Gabe Salazar in San Francisco. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

Simulation Theory: How Real is the World Around Us?

Nicole Gonzales, Staff Writer
November 12, 2021

A collection of text algorithms and a series of binary codes run on a quantum computer making calculations and storing data, powerful enough to create entire civilizations. Together, it’s all programmed...

Decoding Blockchain

Decoding Blockchain

Carolina Diaz
December 15, 2018

In the market for drugs? You might want to think outside the box for this one. Or maybe you want to know whether that tomato you’re eating is really organic. Wondering if that news story someone shared...

Gaming in Color

Gaming in Color

Jeremy Julian
December 5, 2018

Video games as forms of entertainment are believed to be tailored more toward white males. “There are too many games studios with reputations for being for white men, by white men,” said Nicole...

Margaret Karleskind tries Virtual reality for the first time. September 27th, 2018. (Francisca Velasco/Xpress)

Ready or Not, Virtual Reality is Here

Antonio Dos Santos Lau
November 5, 2018

Imagine having the ability to visit any place in the world that you wanted. Not only that, but imagine being able to get there in a matter of seconds. No hassle of having to book a flight and then sitting...

The Rise of Competitive Gaming

The Rise of Competitive Gaming

Jeremy Julian
October 3, 2018

On August 5, twenty-year-old Dominique McLean, also known as SonicFox, won the first ever Dragon Ball FighterZ championship at the Evolution Championship Series 2018. The long-running fighting video game...

Downloading the Future

Downloading the Future

Boone Ashworth
July 24, 2018

Glimpses of the Future Last March, inside a warehouse on Pier 28 in San Francisco, a rift in space-time shattered the very fabric of reality, challenged every law of modern science, and catapulted the...

Data Mining: The New Gold Rush

Data Mining: The New Gold Rush

Naomi Rachel Outlaw
April 5, 2015

Photo via Arbeck of WikiMedia Commons   Data and the insight it provides is power. Simply look at the rash of privacy breaches that struck the NSA, Target, iCloud, Samsung and the United States...

Amazon Launches Handyman Service

Reuben Deveras
April 4, 2015

Amazon launched a professional handyman business called Amazon Home Services last Monday. It works through a simple three-step process on their website. You can start by browsing a multitude of...

New App helps pay for college

Tami Benedict
March 31, 2015

College is great. You meet new friends, get away from home, and live new life experiences but along with all that also comes the enormous debt you pile on semester after semester when you actually...

Collage making just got a lot easier. Photo by Tami Benedict/ Xpress Magazine.

Instagram introduces new app

Tami Benedict
March 24, 2015

Instagram is at it again, slowly trying to become the best photo app ever and destroying the competition while they’re at it. Today Instagram released a new app called Layout which makes it easier for...

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