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

Saskia Hatvany

Saskia Hatvany, Editor-in-Chief

Saskia Hatvany (she/her) is the editor-in-chief of Xpress magazine. She is a freelance writer and photojournalist from Oakland, California. Her work has been published in the Oakland Post and the Sacramento Bee. Currently, she is pursuing a double bachelor’s in Journalism and International Relations. In her spare time, she produces and co-hosts a travel podcast and works in communications for an environmental nonprofit.

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The bouquet arrangement area at Flowerland Floral Shop in Colma on April 4, 2022. Currently owned and operated by married couple Rich and Maria Vaccari, Flowerland’s ownership has stayed within Rich’s family for over 100 years. (Morgan Ellis / Xpress Magazine)

In the Business of Death

April 22, 2022

  When Thomas Halloran gets ready to embalm a body, he makes sure to remove the silver watch from his left hand and hide it from view. He won’t look at the clock's hands until he has completed...

Heartlife heads out for his afternoon surfing session with his son Kai. His partner Lissen LevChaya said that being near the ocean is an essential part of their lives and happiness. (Saskia Hatvany / Xpress Magazine)

Close to the Heart

March 18, 2022

On a misty San Francisco morning in front of a crowd of excited children, David Heartlife stuffs a plastic bag into a magician’s hat and taps it with a magic wand. But this time, the disappearing act...

: John Fredericks stands in the galley of the 1973 Porpoise Ketch sailboat that he currently lives in and co-owns with two friends on Nov. 17, 2021. He’s been working on renovating a 32-foot Chesapeake sailboat which he hopes to sail away for good. (Saskia Hatvany/Xpress Magazine)

Life Onboard: the Bay Area Intrepid Who Choose Life on the Water

December 15, 2021

  On a Wednesday afternoon, John Fredericks briefly rummages through a cluttered countertop to find a clean mug. His current home, a 1973 wooden sailboat named Horizons, has lately become more...

8645: Christina Lewis stands in the storage room in her basement that contains her life collection of clown costumes and memorabilia in San Francisco on Oct 27, 2021. (Saskia Hatvany / Xpress Magazine)

Deep Down, We’re All Clowns

November 11, 2021

On an early Sunday afternoon in a San Francisco warehouse, an unusual scene takes place. A young woman stares at a purse on the floor before gingerly placing her left foot inside of it. Across the room,...

Carla Bayona poses with all of her clothes that contain a label listing fossil-fuel-derived fabrics in her San Francisco apartment on Oct 3, 2021. Polyester, polyamide, elastane, acrylic, and polypropylene are the most common fossil-fuel-derived textiles found in everyday clothing. (Saskia Hatvany / Xpress Magazine)

The American Wardrobe is Littered with Plastic

October 14, 2021

In 2020, 55% of all global textiles produced came from fossil fuels — now they could be affecting our environment and our health.   “It’s actually frightening,” said Jill Brandenburg...

Assad Bruno tailors a pair of pants for a client in his makeshift popup studio at Pro Arts Gallery & Commons space in Oakland, CA. Bruno is a local clothing designer who specializes in upcycling and repurposing denim. (Saskia Hatvany / Xpress Magazine)

Tailoring Trash into Treasure

September 16, 2021

Under a clinically bright light, the damage is assessed.  What was once a pair of jeans is now a messy heap of fabric, open-faced on the operating table, waiting to be stitched back together. The limbs,...

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