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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

A selection of cooking oils on the shelf at the Castro Valley Safeway. (Andrew Fogel / Xpress Magazine)

Out With the Oil: How to Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil

Div Lukic, Content Editor
January 28, 2024

Everyone eats. Most people cook. Unless you make the conscious decision to only steam, bake or boil your food, you’re probably cooking with some kind of oil or fat. Most people know to avoid simply pouring...

Professor Jonathon Stillman, posing next to first invention. A temperature controller, that controls heaters and chillers at Hensill Hall. Photographed Friday
September 29th, 2023 (Kayla Williams / Xpress Magazine)

Jonathon Stillman, SF State biology professor, reflects on his experiences at EOS center as it faces foreclosure

Isabella Minnis, Staff Reporter
January 28, 2024

Jonathon Stillman, a biology professor at SF State, had a lab located directly on the San Francisco Bay shoreline within SF State’s Tiburon campus. Upon entering a large white building known as Building...

Speaker photographed is has served the San Francisco community at Dolores Housing
Shelter and shares the importance of safe parking for these residents and the impact
eviction of unhoused has on individuals that she has worked with 
(Daniella Martinez / Xpress Magazine)

The Last Resort RV Park Right Outside SF State

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
January 28, 2024

As students approach the SF State campus, they can see rows of RVs, or recreational vehicles, lining many of the streets. The RVs along Winston Drive are accompanied by barbecue grills, trampolines and...

First of revolution above an outline of protesters. (Illustration by Zackery Stehr / Xpress Magazine)

SFSU is a pioneer for protests, but do they actually create change?

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
January 28, 2024

This semester, the SF State community marched through campus, echoing chants and fighting for multiple causes. In September, chants of “Hey hey, ho ho, tuition hikes have got to go” were heard, as...

 Rachele Lee (L), student of Metro, and Madhurya Gautam (R), tutor and mentor, sit in the Metro
tutoring room of the HSS building in between their classes on September 27, 2023. (Tam Vu / Xpress

SF State Increases Graduation Rates for underrepresented students

Amy Burke, Staff Reporter
November 27, 2023

The Metro College Success Program office, located on the third floor of the Health and Social Sciences building, is often buzzing with activity. A student is working with Danny Paz Gabriner, a student...

Gisselle Peñuela Solis poses for a portrait using her laptop, which has a sonny angelclimbing on the back, in between Burke hall and the fine arts building on Monday, October 2, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Comfort in Cupid

Giovanna Montoya, Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2023

After an awful day at school, Gisselle Peñuela Solis was feeling frustrated and annoyed. Letting out an exasperated sigh, she decided to walk over to Stonestown Galleria to see if they had any Sonny Angel...

Yosimar Reyes shared creative writing advice with Oliver Elias Tinoco at a Q&A after Reyes presentation at the Cesar Chavez Student Center on Oct. 10, 2023. (Feven Mamo/Xpress Magazine)

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

David Ye, Copy Editor
October 23, 2023

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:...

TD Triple OG, the original, he calls himself, poses for a photo with his various items he
sells at Dolores Park in San Francisco, California on September 2, 2023. (Ryo Kojima/Xpress Magazine)

Street Vendors’ Quest For A Permit

Div Lukic, Content Editor
October 9, 2023

In the heart of the Mission, the surrounding streets are spotted with canopy tents and fold-out tables belonging to street vendors. T-shirts and jeans are strung up on clotheslines for passing pedestrians...

Elliot Levin, the greenhouse manager at SFSU, is seen near some
diplacus aurantiacus flowers, also known as near the SF State greenhouse on Aug. 30, 2023.
(Neal Wong/Xpress Magazine)

San Francisco’s Native Flora: A Photo Essay

Sydney Williams, Social Media Editor
October 2, 2023

Elliot Levin is an SF State alumnus who graduated in 2018. He has been working full-time as the coordinator since 2020 for the campus greenhouse, located behind the science building. “I wear a lot of...

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...

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