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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

A sign posted in the window of an RV parked along Lake Merced Boulevard. It stands as a reminder to any who may forget someone lives  inside. Residents often deal with break-ins and belongings being stolen, such as generators or other personal effects.(Kamal Taj / Xpress Magazine)

The Fight for Lot 25

Kamal Taj, Senior Reporter
October 20, 2022

If someone makes the short walk from SF State to Stonestown Galleria, their view might be blocked by what seems like a sun-bleached wall stretching down either end of Winston Drive. The sound of passing...

The band Hate plays at San Francisco’s DNA Lounge on Oct. 7, 2022. DNA Lounge has three sides – one with a DJ and dancing, one with live performances of bands, and a pizza parlor dividing the two. (Joshua Carter / Xpress)

A night out in San Francisco — Without the Bubbly

Caroline Van Zandt, Copy Editor
October 14, 2022

San Francisco is packed with things to do for all age groups. Googling “what to do in San Francisco” might set your laptop on fire. Yet, some college students under 21 struggle to find fun nightlife...

Customers browse in The Booksmith in Haight Ashbury on Oct. 7, 2022. (Juliana Yamada / Xpress Magazine)

Turning the Page on E-books

Ciara O’Kelley, Staff Writer
October 14, 2022

For a book lover, nothing is quite as delightful as stepping into a bookstore. There’s the smell of hundreds of new books, the sound of crisp pages being flipped through and fresh spines being cracked,...

Pier 23 Cafe, San Francisco, CA. Image credits to Clara Rice & Pier 23 Cafe.

SF bloggers recommend places to visit in the city after lockdown

Story by Anne Lima
April 24, 2020

As we now enter a second month of this shelter in place protocol, many people have come to reminisce about the places and things they loved to do in San Francisco. From spending a Saturday picnic filled...

Beneath the leather and Latex

Beneath the leather and Latex

By Andrea Williams and Photos by James Wyatt
February 18, 2020

Editor’s note: There’s an erect penis in this story. Read our content warning about it. Nudity, leather, whips and bondage: there is nothing like San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair. For one Sunday...

Photo by Paige Acosta

Keeping faith in: four generations of Santeria

By Izzy Alvarez and Photos by Paige Acosta
February 18, 2020

A thick haze from the incense lingers in the shop. The saint statues in the window displays attract passersby, but the pungent scent invites them in. The lively music evokes a Caribbean feel. Large vivid...

A fire-fighting airtanker flies through a smoke-filled sky as it battles the Carr Fire in Redding, California on July 27, 2018. (Boone Ashworth/Xpress)

Out of the Fire, Up in the Air

Boone Ashworth
December 21, 2018

A year and a half before the fire incinerated their community, before they fled a whirlwind of flames, before they lived in a makeshift tent on the charred remains of their property, Jeanette Hernandez...

Elijah Kipp walks toward the water at Pacifica State Beach in Pacifica, California on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. (Travis Wesley/Xpress)

City Surf

Jacob Tellkamp
April 13, 2018

It was the coldest day of the year in San Francisco. A low pressure system off the coast sent frigid winds and dismal surfing conditions to the shores of Linda Mar beach in Pacifica, California. In...

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Reduce, Reuse, Restyle

Carlos Mendoza
October 5, 2015

Hair stylist Lexi Hernandez prepares model Kelsey Hernandez’s hair before the San Francisco Sustainable Fashion Week Green Glam Fashion Show in San Francisco Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Alex Kofman/ Xpress)   By...

Soda Tax Goes Flat in SF

Alec Fernandes
December 17, 2014

This midterm election asked voters to further define where the nanny state ends and the freedom to be reckless begins. What Americans can and cannot do often hangs in the balance between personal freedom...

Homeless Migration

Alec Fernandes
December 13, 2014

The number of people living on the streets of San Francisco has changed recently. Here is a look, Life in San Francisco can be encapsulated by a single phrase: You get what you pay for. The cost...

A new oasis for SF drag

Chantel Genest
December 12, 2014 Trannyshack has spent the past twenty years performing in various venues and touring around the world, but this New Year’s Eve, San...

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