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

Tèo Mata

Tèo Mata, Online Editor

Tèo Mata (he/him) is a graduating senior and the online editor for Xpress Magazine. He is a journalism major with a minor in race and resistance studies. In his free time he likes to run, spend time with his dogs, and is also a freelance fashion designer. After school, he wishes to attend a fashion design school and pursue a career in fashion.

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Portrait of David Jimenez in San Francisco, Calif.  Jimenez says “smoking has taken on a way of identity —a sense of glamour.” (Amaya Edwards / Xpress Magazine)

The Smoke and Mirrors of Cigarettes

November 11, 2021

  Dressed in an all-black vintage Givenchy satin dress, Audrey Hepburn holds a drink in one hand, and in the other, she has a cigarette holder that looks like an extension of her body near her...

Stomping gender fashion norms one step at a time

[Video] Stomping gender fashion norms one step at a time

May 14, 2021

During a party in 2013, Sophia Jaime, 24, found herself in a sea of skinny denim jeans, overpriced Hollister printed v-necks and excessively ripped denim.  “I felt like a diamond surrounded by...

Spotifys music leaders

Spotify’s music leaders

April 16, 2021

Since launching in 2008, Spotify has become a leader in recording music charts. The streaming service has over 150 million subscribers and over 70 million tracks listeners can hear. Spotify keeps track...

A star on the rise in Inglewood

A star on the rise in Inglewood

April 16, 2021

When 22-year-old Joshua Luellen was just a regular student preparing for his high school talent show, he had no idea that the performance would alter his music passion trajectory. After rehearsing...

Weather isn’t just sunshine and rainbows

Weather isn’t just sunshine and rainbows

April 5, 2021

The sky turns red. A mild climate freezes. A state goes dry. We may be helpless in the face of extreme weather, but we can do things to affect the climate that creates it. Over the last year, California...

The things we throw away

The things we throw away

March 19, 2021

The collection of trash here is only a small sample of what can be found throughout the Bay Area and the world. Trash can be many things, such as a broken tv, broken wardrobe and even a bed- which...

The thin line between appreciation and appropriation in fashion: Where does it lie?

The thin line between appreciation and appropriation in fashion: Where does it lie?

February 19, 2021

When it comes to fashion, a designer can make a variety of pieces, while basing the collection on a number of things. Some like to make trendy collections, some choose to do avant garde while others tend...

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