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Flask Mob

Flask Mob

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6091] Written by Marianna Barrera Photos By Ryan Lebrich As soon as the sun sets, the mob slowly starts to gather between Sansome and Commercial Streets. Soon hundreds of people are gathered on that same corner being loud, drinking, and drawing attention to themselves. “Flask Mob! Flask Mob!...

Blind Ambition

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6065] Written By Ben Tasner Photos by Lorisa Salvatin A child of two deaf parents, Meir Schneider, was born with cataracts, glaucoma, astigmatism, and nystagmus. As a young boy he underwent five unsuccessful surgeries that shattered and scarred his eye lenses. He was declared permanently...

Dropping the Ball

Myra Navarro (left), of Fighting Falangees Balls of Fury, and Chris Chang, of ASTRO Ballers, play each other during a skeeball match at Bar None, in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 20th, 2014.
Photo by Gavin McIntyre / Xpress

Xpress Mag Staff

May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6058] Written by Jessica Mendoza Photos by Gavin McIntyre As you walk down the streets in the Marina district, every corner you turn is bursting with restaurants showcasing the finest meals and small boutique shops that carry the cutest clothes. The Marina is the perfect place wh...

XPress DIY: Dinner Party Decoration on a Dime

XPress DIY: Dinner Party Decoration on a Dime

Xpress Mag Staff

May 22, 2014

[widgetkit id=6044] Written and Photographed by Nicole Crittenden Summer is here! Hopefully this means you will have a little more time to relax and enjoy San Francisco’s foggy climate (and maybe even a few sunny days). Whether you are escaping the chilly weather outside, or just need a bit of cra...

Sensory Deprevation

Xpress Mag Staff

May 19, 2014

By Nicole Dobarro I was naked in the darkest space I have ever been in. I willingly shut the door but my fingers refused to let go of the handle. Instead they only gripped tighter. My mind filled the seemingly silent space with an intensely loud, body-shuddering noise. As the first couple sec...

Pitch Black Symphony

Chantel Genest

May 14, 2014

Written By Chantel Genest Photographed by Lorisa Salvatin You are acutely aware of a bang and a roar, a drum cymbal between a ticking beat traveling from your left to your right. A toad croaks amidst the mire beneath you, a deep hooting owl hidden in the trees above you. Chirps and a buzzing of a...

SAFE and Sound

Xpress Mag Staff

May 11, 2014

Written by Jourdon Ahn Photographed by Gavin McIntyre This year President Obama composed a memorandum for immediate release, addressing the harrowing prevalence of rape and sexual assault in our Nation’s institutions of higher education. He reiterated studies that highlighted the staggerin...

Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Xpress Mag Staff

April 26, 2014

Written by Erika Linker "Aren't you going to eat the meat I put in there for you?" The dreaded and familiar question had been lobbed at me before I could turn away and hide the remaining contents of my bowl. As I poked at the mysterious hunk of tough, grayish-brown meat with my spoon and att...

We’re all spinning

We're all spinning

Xpress Mag Staff

April 17, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s65GbpdaL0&feature=youtu.be Written by Katrina Andaya Photo & Video by Tony Santos She looks up just for a brief moment as her green and yellow hula-hoop spins effortlessly around her slim body. Her movement graceful and elegant, a testament of her backgroun...

Fostering Friends

Xpress Mag Staff

April 8, 2014

Written by Melissa Landeros In the summer of 2005 SF State established the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP), which would prove to be life-changing for a number of students. The program, created to cater the needs of students who were or still are in the foster system trying to pursue an undergraduate...

Finding the Light

Xpress Mag Staff

April 8, 2014

Written by Bek Phillips Photos by Gavin McIntyre “I love you, mom.” Those were the words she wrote before she emptied a full bottle of Vicodin in her hand and methodically took each pill. All she wanted was to sleep forever and put the last three years of depression behind her. She was eig...

Breathe: Holistic Health

Xpress Mag Staff

April 7, 2014

  Written by Ben Tasner Photos by Lorisa Salvatin Students rest their arms and legs as they lie on the floor of a darkened dance studio. The room is an ocean, and their bodies, like softly breaking waves, unfurl in the moonlight of the half-cracked door. The instructor, like a captain...

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