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Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Leilani Xicotencatl

Leilani Xicotencatl, Photo Editor

Leilani Xicotencatl (she/her) is the Photo Editor for Xpress Magazine and a photographer for Golden Gate Xpress. She was born and raised in Anaheim, California. Although she began her college experience at SF State as a sociology major, she soon after discovered her passion for photography. She is now pursuing a major in photojournalism and a minor in race and resistance. Aside from photography, she also enjoys hiking all the beautiful trails in SF, powerlifting with her partner and watching Netflix after a long day.

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Chloe Little sits in their red rolling chair while they pose and hold their guitar inthe corner of their bedroom studio, In San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. This isthe place where Little sits to record and produce their music. However, their space is also usedfor their poetry and art, the right corner of their desk is filled with piled up novels andcomposition books.

[Photo] To Be an Artist

Div Lukic, Content Editor
November 6, 2023

Chloe Little sits in their red rolling chair while they pose and hold their guitar inthe corner of their bedroom studio, In San Francisco, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023. This isthe place where Little...

Jasmine Ochoa,  known professionally as Love Angel “Gata,” poses for a portrait, surrounded by some of her favorite pieces of work and material inside her family home bedroom. Ochoa launched her small business at the beginning of 2022 while completing her general education at SF State. Since then, Ochoa left school to fully pursue her business. Inspired by the ‘80s and ‘90s when airbrushing was popular, she has embraced her Chicana background and her love for Sanrio characters, and created her own style of art.

Airbrushed Dreams

Leilani Xicotencatl, Photo Editor
December 11, 2023

Jasmine Ochoa aka Love Angel ‘Gata’ is an Airbrush Technician from San Bruno, Ca. Since starting her journey as a small business entrepreneur in 2021, her art has reached people all around the Bay...

Ballet folklorico Mexicano students Svea Leventon (red), Bryan Aguilar (green), Alargu Tugcu (black), and and Daniella Shofani (white), practice during class inside SF States Don Naser Gym room on Thursday, March 9, 2023. (Leilani Xicotencatl / Xpress Magazine)

[Photo] Exploring the Non-Traditional

Angelina Casolla, Senior Reporter
March 31, 2023

Ballet folklorico Mexicano students Svea Leventon (red), Bryan Aguilar (green), Alargu Tugcu (black), and and Daniella Shofani (white), practice during class inside SF State's Don Naser Gym room on Thursday,...

SF State Spider-Punk watches over campus as he hangs from the balcony and steps atop the Cesar Chavez Student Center. (Leilani Xicotencatl / Xpress Magazine)

[Photo] Into the SF State-Verse

Ciara O'Kelley, Diversity Editor
March 23, 2023

SF State Spider-Punk watches over campus as he hangs from the balcony and steps atop the Cesar Chavez Student Center. (Leilani Xicotencatl / Xpress Magazine)

Sign of The Roxie Theater, one of the oldest continuously operated cinemas in San Francisco, Calif. (Leilani Xicotencatl/Xpress Magazine)

[Photo] Silver Screen Send-Off

Ciara O'Kelley, Diversity Editor
March 13, 2023

Sign of The Roxie Theater, one of the oldest continuously operated cinemas in San Francisco, Calif. (Leilani Xicotencatl/Xpress Magazine)

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