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

Oliver Elias Tinoco, president of I.D.E.A.S, Q & A after the event on hope to become a great writer, on October 10, 2023.

“My Country is my Abuela”: Q&A with Yosimar Reyes

David Ye, Copy Editor
June 5, 2024

On Oct. 10, 2023, the Dream Resource Center and the student organization Improving Dreams, Equity, Access and Success welcomed back SF State alumnus Yosimar Reyes for an open panel, “Beyond Graduation:...

Cordy Walker lays on his bed where he keeps piles of clothes, as a result of both his inattentive and hyperactive ADHD.

Clarity in Chaos

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
May 23, 2024

In the crowded, fast-paced walkways of SF State, Cordy Walker, a first-year cinema major, feels like his world is moving at a different pace than everyone else’s. Classmates around him easily understand...

BART Train passing through the 19th Street station stop in Oakland, CA, on 3/18/24. (Zackery Stehr)

Community Keeps Transit Safe

Zackery Stehr and Tam Vu
May 20, 2024

Riding public transit can sometimes come with uncomfortable situations that can’t be helped, like being packed into a train or bus, encountering the smells of the city or just having to endure unexpected...

New data on alcohol consumption indicates students may be socially drinking when theyre with friends
(Illustration by Lydia Perez)

On the Rocks

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2024

In 2021, students were home, not drinking or socializing much and were restricted to communicating with their peers virtually. Students go through the same routine of online classes either staring at the...

Oskar Kenyatta Garcia (left) and Marc McClure (right) prepare the rocket during a Fog City rocket launch in Lot 25 on campus

An Out-of-This-World Experience

Adriana Hernandez, Contributor
April 22, 2024

Atop SF State’s Lot 25, students wearing safety goggles, bright red neon vests and red hard hats stand around in anticipation. Staticky conversations crackle from the refurbished walkie-talkies they...

Archival photo courtesy of the Williams Family.

When I was Nine

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
April 22, 2024

When I was nine, I never understood why I was dragged away from holiday festivities to help in the kitchen. Throwing a hissy fit, I would have to put away my books, dolls and crafts, only to stand in the...

Xtracurriculars: Erick Mayen Perez

Div Lukic, Content Editor
April 4, 2024

Welcome to Xtracurriculars, a video series highlighting San Francisco State students and their unique hobbies, passion projects, and lives outside of campus. In a city as diverse as San Francisco, it only...

All graphics throughout the story created by co-designer Devin Dean.

I Hope You Find Me

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
March 20, 2024

While riding the Muni with your headphones on, sitting in class and minding your own business or even just walking home from a long day of school, you might be oblivious to an admiring stranger waiting...

Victoria Aloe Bell, a senior communications major at SF State, poses for a portrait in her office at the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Gaps and Gowns

Andrea Jiménez, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

Throughout their childhood, Demorié Okoro was captivated by the countless stories recounted by their family members who had grown up in San Francisco. Coming into SF State as a freshman in 2019, Okoro...

[From left to right] Joseph Escobedo, Mariana Del Toro, Oliver Elias Tinoco and Rogelio Cruz, Latinx Queer Club officers, introduce themselves to members in the meeting room on the second floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

A Space to Call Their Own

Daniel Hernandez, Spanish Editor
March 20, 2024

It has only been one year since the Latinx Queer Club has filled the void that many of its members recall feeling in previous semesters. Club president Adrián Reyes, a fourth-year double major in communications...

People walk past the UCSF Alliance Health Project van outside of the Student Services building.

Are SF State Students Having Safe Sex?

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

At the heart of college campuses nationwide, an epidemic is quietly preying on the lives of students like a thief in the night. A survey conducted by market research company Pollfish found that one in...

Graphic depicting disproportionate rates of access to health insurance and usual source of care among non-U.S. citizens.

The Epidemic of Anxiety

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
March 20, 2024

Anxiety and depression are two formidable opponents plaguing the lives of many college students all over the country, leaving behind a trail of stressed and overwhelmed minds. As the pressure to excel...

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