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

Emily Cardenas

Emily Cardenas, Staff Writer

​​Em (they/them) is a journalism student minoring in American Indian Studies. They enjoy writing about astrology, music, cooking and books. In their free time, you can find them hanging out with their partner, writing fiction, drawing, cooking or giving astrology readings.

All content by Emily Cardenas
Passengers sit inside while muni passes the 19th Avenue station on Wednesday, April 27.  (Rashik Adhikari / Xpress Magazine)

Gator Pass Still Doesn’t Cover all SF State Students — Here’s Why

May 13, 2022

  Every day James Aguilar’s alarm blares at 6:30 a.m. A couple of snoozes later, he usually makes his way out of bed. He dresses warmly in preparation for the morning’s nippy weather when he...

A photo illustration compiling excerpts from different sex education material throughout the 1900s and early 2000s and a photo by Mario Suriani from the Associated Press showing AIDS research advocates in the 1983 New York pride march. (Oliver Michelsen / Xpress Magazine)

The Search for Queer Sex Ed

May 13, 2022

  When Gordon Nipper had his first exposure to sex education, he was in the fifth grade. Even at the time, he didn’t feel that what he was learning applied to him. It was the experience itself...

SF State students wait for the Muni bus on April 6, 2022. Many SF State students take public transportation in order to get to school and avoid looking for parking. (Paris Galarza / Xpress Magazine)

Students Navigate Pricey Parking at SF State

April 15, 2022

It’s 8 a.m. at San Francisco State University. Classes start in thirty minutes, and there is no parking in sight. Arturo Garibay begins to get nervous as he drives around campus in search of an available...

[Video] Queer Native Community Finds Spaces Online Amid Pandemic – The Bleed Podcast

March 18, 2022

This podcast was created to accompany the story Queer Indigenous Community Finds Spaces Online Amid Pandemic by Emily Cardenas, published on March 18th, 2022.

[Video] SF State Commuters Brave Record High Gas Prices – The Bleed Podcast

March 18, 2022

This podcast was created to accompany the story "Gassed Out" by Emily Cardenas, published on March 18, 2022.

Ricardo Sanchez holds the gas handle to fill up his gas tank at a Chevron gas station on March 9, 2022. “I come to school at least four days a week. I had to put at least $30 every other day in my truck to make it over here,” said Sanchez. (Paris Galarza / Xpress Magazine)

[Video] Gassed Out

March 18, 2022

Three days out of the week, Jonathan Torres wipes the sleep from his eyes in the early hours of the morning. At 5 a.m., he stays as quiet as he can, careful not to wake up his girlfriend and six-month-old...

Vick Montaño logs in to their laptop from bed in Oakland on March 10, 2022. Montaño is a Two Spirit Yaqui and Mexica, also spelled Mexikah, designer and activist born and raised in Oakland. (Nicolas Cholula / Xpress Magazine)

[Video] Queer Indigenous Community Finds Spaces Online Amid Pandemic

March 17, 2022

Prior to the pandemic, Sharon Marcos attended the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits, BAAITS, powwow. She enjoyed being surrounded by her friends, scanning through rows of booths where vendors sold handcrafted...

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