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

Sign of The Roxie Theater, one of the oldest continuously operated cinemas in San Francisco, Calif. (Leilani Xicotencatl/Xpress Magazine)

Silver Screen Send-Off

Ciara O'Kelley, Diversity Editor
March 13, 2023

The smell of fresh popcorn wafts through the air as people wait in line to buy their tickets. The anticipation and excitement is almost palpable as groups from all walks of life gather to enjoy two hours...

A poster from the Women’s Center’s most recent event, “What is Love?,” is on display in the Women’s Center in the Cesar Chavez Student Center on SF State’s campus in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 8, 2022. At this event, attendees were able to express what love means to them, as can be seen written on the poster. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)

Women’s Center, Not Just for Women

Asiah Capponi, Staff Writer
December 9, 2022

Fog hovers over the Cesar Chavez Student Center on a weekday at SF State. As students rush to class, Kailey Flores wanders on the third floor of the building, stopping by room T-116. She sits on the big...

Savor the Scream

Savor the Scream

Destiny Walker, Staff Writer
November 18, 2022

Cindy Campbell screams as the phone rings in her quaint suburban home. Her screech amplifies as the camera quickly zooms into her face — then, dead silence. She picks up the phone and Ghostface, a white-masked...

(Left to right) Charlotte Waasdorp, Claire Obermeyer, Axel Cojulún, and Daan Dekkers chat and laugh about their experiences studying abroad. (Miguel Francesco Carrion / Xpress Magazine)

The Life We Choose

Asiah Capponi, Staff Writer
October 4, 2022

It's a chilly early morning in San Francisco. The fog rolls in over the city’s 48 hills as bustling cars and motorcycles crowd the streets. Muni lines and traffic intersections jam across the city as...

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...

Gaia the Empress shows off her jewelry, which carries spiritual significance, in the garden of Sword and Rose, after purchasing new gemstones on October 14, 2020.

Holy common ground

Camille Cohen
November 18, 2020

While meandering through the meditation garden that sits on the coastline of Southern California, Sister Sarala, a nun in the Self Realization Fellowship’s (SRF) monastic order, explained her belief...

Three varieties of Molcaxitl tacos sit in a biodegradable plate along with two lime slices and sliced radishes, ready to be served at the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

SF State student demands a seat at the table for Mexican, Chicano culture

Emily Curiel, Photo Editor
November 16, 2020

“Molcaxitl” — pronounced (MOL-CAH-SHEE-TL) in the Nahuatl language, meaning mortar and pestle — is the name that 21-year-old Nomar Ramirez, a business student at SF State, gave his virtual food...

Lockdown skin care

Lockdown skin care

Ryce Stoughtenborough
November 2, 2020

Skin care can seem like an afterthought during times of civil unrest, a looming virus and one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. But according to Dr. Zion Ko Lamm and Dr. Renée Beach,...

Hannah Adams holds a shovel while standing alongside her vegetable garden project that she created during quarantine in Berkeley on Oct. 4, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Media)

During quarantine, Adams says that having plants helps with mental and physical health. “It has absolutely helped me out! Even outside of the pandemic, they provide me clean air, they provide me a sense of stability, something to nurture and love and take care of. I would say regarding my vegetable garden that I just started it was definitely a wonderful quarantine project to keep myself preoccupied and off my phone. And really spend time in solitude just with momma Earth.”

Plant parents

Emily Curiel, Photo Editor
October 26, 2020


The devil you dont know

The devil you don’t know

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough and Illustration by Patrick Tamayo
May 12, 2020

He’s been tied to hundreds of heinous crimes throughout history, often pinned as the alleged influencer. Hollywood has profited heavily off his presence in films like “The Witch,” “Rosemary’s...

Galen Leach, tattoo artist in San Francisco

The story behind the ink

Story by Anne Lima
May 12, 2020

Tattoo art can be as exciting as it is addictive. While versatile in technique, it is beautiful in appearance. The tattoo industry is a fascinating one, with a history that dates back over thousands of...

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