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

Anne Kristoff

Anne Kristoff, Staff Writer

Anne Kristoff (she/her) is a fourth-year journalism student, who is minoring in political science and is from Paradise, Calif. She enjoys writing about art, social movements and politics. In her free time, she can be found painting and enjoying quality time with her loved ones. 

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A man walks his dog on Philosopher’s Way in John McLaren Park on May 6, 2022. This 2.7 mile trail provides its hikers with views of the bay and various neighborhoods in the city. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

Three Lesser-Known Hiking Trails in the Bay Area

May 13, 2022

  As dust-like dirt lines the midsole of broken-in athletic shoes and the sun beams down across the vibrant green foliage, sweat begins to drip from the brow. Hikers mindfully pass each other along...

Jaime Hiraishi, a partial owner of Wine Down SF, pours a glass behind the bar at the SoMa location on May 7, 2022. Whenever possible, the owners source “natural wines” and try to support other minority-owned businesses. (Morgan Ellis / Xpress Magazine)

Cheers to Women-Owned Bars

May 13, 2022

  Jaime Hiraishi stands behind the bar at Wine Down SF and peers out at customers toasting and enjoying a glass of wine during happy hour. It reminds her of when she and her business partner Sarah...

Lars Archer removes a frame from his newest hive on the roof level of a parking garage in SOMA on April 12, 2022. In his time as a beekeeper, Archer has experienced losing a hive and mentioned the hardest thing for him is understanding what happened and preventing it from happening again in future hives. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

The Buzz Around Urban Beekeeping

April 15, 2022

  Nestled between vibrant green trees and stone-paved paths, Philip Gerrie gently puffs pine needle smoke on his honey bees to calm them before pulling out each frame from his hives. Dressed in...

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

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...

Archival graduation photo courtesy of SF State Special Collections and Archives. (Paris Galarza, Selena Zhao / Xpress Magazine)

No Cap — Graduation Canceled Once Again

February 18, 2022

 Paul Padilla’s family cheered as he told them the news that they were finally going to see him walk in his college graduation.  “It was a crazy accomplishment,” Padilla said. “We bought...

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