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

Nicole Gonzales

Nicole Gonzales, Online Editor

Nicole Gonzales (they/them) is the current online editor for Xpress Magazine. They are a fourth-year journalism student minoring in sociology and political science. They enjoy writing about counterculture, politics and social justice, and existential concepts. They primarily work in long-form, feature and magazine writing.

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Algorithmic Bias – Racist Tech?

April 22, 2022

  In the twenty-first century, virtually everything is processed or created through code and algorithms. From social media platforms and college applications to GPS routes, the ever-increasing...

SFSU School of Music professor Jono Kornfeld at SFSU on Monday, December 6, 2021. (Cameron Lee/ Xpress Magazine)

Finding Refuge in the Sound

December 14, 2021

  Pressing your hands to the piano keys, plucking at the strings of a guitar or creating chord progressions and producing melodic vibrations with your own hands — it’s an almost indescribable...

Double exposure portrait of Gabe Salazar in San Francisco. (Garrett Isley / Xpress Magazine)

Simulation Theory: How Real is the World Around Us?

November 12, 2021

A collection of text algorithms and a series of binary codes run on a quantum computer making calculations and storing data, powerful enough to create entire civilizations. Together, it’s all programmed...

Portrait of Marianna Lira, director of the San Francisco State University Queer and Trans Resource Center. (Cameron Lee / Xpress Magazine)

Closeted: Coming Out in the Modern Age

November 11, 2021

  Embracing your sexual and gender identity can come with a whirlwind of emotions for those who are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Fear, anxiety, guilt and relief are among the most common feelings when...

A double exposure of a psychedelic mushroom and Bernal Heights in San Francisco, Calif. (Morgan Ellis / Xpress Magazine)

Psychedelic Therapy: A New Form of Healing

October 14, 2021

  The following article does not encourage or promote the use of illegal substances or activity. This article also mentions suicide and self-harm.    An experimental form of therapy...

A laptop and phone sit showing the Zoom logo on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. . (Elizabeth Agazaryan / Xpress Magazine)

Zoom Fatigue: The Physical Impact of Prolonged Virtual Meetings

September 15, 2021

It’s a Tuesday, the week has just started, and you’ve been sitting at your desk attending meeting after meeting staring at the familiar blue light from your computer screen. By the end of the day,...

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