The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Lydia Perez

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter

Lydia Perez (she/her) is a fourth-year student majoring in print and online journalism and minoring in Labor and Employment Studies. Growing up in Oakland, she watched the morning news every day sparking her interest in journalism. Besides school and work, she hangs out with friends (typically at the movie theater), family, reads, or spends time at home with her pets while watching TV shows.

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All four stars surround and are connected to Union Square’s Christmas tree by rope

Exams finishing and Holidays beginning

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2023

Visitors are scattered around Union Square, one of many places in the Bay Area decorated during the holidays. Visitors are also seen taking photos in front of a greenery backdrop that says “Winter Wonderland...

Yeida Elias Sandoval, a third-year student majoring in criminal justice with a minor inLatino studies and sociology, resumes her midterm preparation by consulting her notesafter a brief mental break, on oct. 31, 2023.(Feven Mamo/Xpress Magazine)

Mental Health During Projects and Exams

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
December 1, 2023

Students balancing school, work and personal life can create an impact on students' mental health. According to the research paper “Trends in College Student Mental Health and Help-seeking by Race/Ethnicity:...

Surat Ebata, a freshman political science major from New Zealand, retrieves his passport fromhis apartment to use as identification. (Feven Mamo - Oct. 9, 2023 / Xpress Magazine)

Different country, different style

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
November 28, 2023

After applying to SF State, Surat Ebata, from New Zealand, was in on vacation in Australia when he got an email from the university. It was an email saying he was accepted into SF State, and he had one...

 Conner, an adoptable dog at Oakland Animal Services, licks his nose during the adoption event on Thursday, August 31, 2023. (Andrew Fogel/Xpress Magazine)

Bay Area Animal Shelters In The Face Of Overcrowding

Lydia Perez, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2023

The echoes of barking dogs fill animal shelters across the Bay Area, with more dogs than there are kennels to house them. Local animal shelters struggle to find alternatives to euthanization. According...

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