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 Garrett Isley
Bars and spikes placed on ledges in front of the windows of Combined Reality and Levy & Co. on the corner of Market St and Guerrero St in The Castro on May 8, 2022. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

San Francisco’s Anti-Homeless Architecture

May 13, 2022

  Throughout San Francisco, there are partitioned benches, slanted seating, incongruous planters and spiked ledges. To those with a bed to sleep in and a roof over their head, these may seem like...

Sophia Swigart does a nollie bigspin at Playland at 43rd skatepark in Outer Sunset on March 30, 2022. A nollie bigspin is a skateboarding maneuver where the skateboarder pops the front of their board, rotating it 360 degrees while they rotate 180 degrees in the same direction. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

Skateboarding in San Francisco: No Longer a Man’s World

April 15, 2022

  Every time Layla Smith steps into a skate shop, she feels invisible. The men behind the counter often fail to recognize her as a fellow skateboarder, let alone as a customer.    “If...

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