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

All content by Angelina Casolla
Leila Harara, student administrative assistant and Political Science student getting a masters, stands in their office in the Political Science office at 304a. (Abraham Fuentes / Xpress Magazine)

The $1.6 Trillion Crisis

December 9, 2022

Student loan debt continues to rise, and now lies at an amount inconceivable to most, $1.6 trillion. The 13-figure number is too large for even the iPhone calculator to compute. So, what could you do with...

The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

November 21, 2022

“Did you know that letting your hair blow in the wind is a crime in Iran?” is written on a bright orange sign held high in the air. “Stop Killing Us'' is written in white letters atop a black mask...

The Michael J. Payton Story

October 17, 2022

Angelina: Oakland native and San Francisco State alum Michael J. Payton is a rapper turned filmmaker and social entrepreneur. In 2018, Payton wrote, edited and narrated the unofficial Murder Inc. documentary...

Michael J. Payton Press Photo. (Courtesy of Michael Payton)

The Michael J. Payton Story

October 14, 2022

In the summer of 2002, Ja Rule’s “Down 4 U,” the second single off the compilation album “Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.,” was number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Fascinated by its sound, Michael...

Phyllis Moodie, a native of Oakland, Calif., talks to younger students on campus on Sept. 6, 2022, about the importance of joining Black student organizations and recalls the racism she faced while living in Chico in the 70s. (Joshua Carter / Xpress Magazine)

Never Too Late to Go Back

September 16, 2022

When her alarm goes off at 7 a.m., Serena Gomez reaches for the snooze button. She lays in bed for another thirty minutes, pondering life and how she made it through another day. At 7:30 a.m., she gets...

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