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Francesca Caccia uses the squat machine in the Mashouf Wellness Center at SF State for a “regular” workout in San Francisco, Calif., on Dec. 5, 2022. Caccia says working out makes her feel good after, and she comes in as often as she can to “stay healthy and fit.” (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Xpress Magazine)

A New Gym Culture

Caroline Van Zandt, Copy Editor
December 11, 2022

At 16 years old, Emilia Russell knew the pros and cons of working out in public gyms. On the positive end, working out meant better health, more endorphins and new friends at fitness centers. Getting catcalled...

A wall of Funko Pops fill the right side of the Pop Plug’s storefront in Santa Clara, and are all organized by genre on Aug. 31. (Ciara O’Kelley / Xpress Magazine)

Fun in Funko

Ciara O’Kelley, Staff Writer
September 16, 2022

When someone steps into Kari Kauhaahaa’s home, their eyes are immediately drawn to the back of her living room. In the area surrounding her sliding glass door, about 200 Funko Pops can be found stacked...

Beyond the Surface Level of IG Content Creators

Beyond the Surface Level of IG Content Creators

Story by Anne Lima, Photos by Paige Acosta
August 25, 2020

Editor's note: This article was written as a part of the Fall 2019 class but was not able to be published due to website issues. It seems as though when you tap into Instagram these days everyone is...

Netflixs Ugly Delicious shows viewers the beauty of ethnic cuisines

Netflix’s “Ugly Delicious” shows viewers the beauty of ethnic cuisines

Shelley Wang
April 23, 2020

Food is a source of connection for many, often signifying who they are and where they come from. The United States is known to be a melting pot of different cultures and though a lot of ethnic foods have...

Black Panther & Cultural Conversation

Black Panther & Cultural Conversation

Zanesha Williams
April 15, 2018

Another superhero movie came out this past month. That’s where we are at now. Marvel movies are becoming as essential to American culture as the Super Bowl or the Olympics; we all have to see them. Except...

Not My President

Not My President

Jeianne Cherish
June 3, 2017

  There is no question that politics and ideas concerning our new president have been the main topic of conversation of millions of Americans. You hear the opinions of people in your classes, overhear...

Between the Old and New School

Between the Old and New School

Alex Kofman
December 6, 2015

Photographs and story by Alex Kofman Coffee shops, bars and restaurants are typically places people have in mind when considering where to meet their friends. They want a place where they can all come...

Art of the Dead

Art of the Dead

Naomi Outlaw
December 2, 2015

An altar by Mary Ann Statler, 65, of San Louis Obispo at the Dia de los Muertos Festival of Altars in Garfield Square Nov. 2. Photos by Brian Churchwell   By Naomi Outlaw Aztec dancers covered...

Home Remedy

Home Remedy

Steven Calderon
October 6, 2015

Cole Emde, the master brewer at Black Sands Brewery on Haight Street in San Francisco, pours himself a pale ale that he brewed and is sold in their brew pub on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. (Ryan McNulty/Xpress) By...

What’s up with Sia’s new music video?

Tami Benedict
January 8, 2015

Most of you have probably already seen Sia's new controversial music video for "Elastic Heart" featuring Shia LaBeouf and "Dance Moms" Maddie Ziegler. If you haven't seen it, LaBeouf and Ziegler are...

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Behind the Face: Mark Ruissi

Tami Benedict
January 6, 2015

Contributed by: Katie Lewellyn The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is an order of Queer Nuns in San Francisco whose goal is to help the community, promote human rights and spiritual enlightenment. The...

Inside the East Bay’s Fantasy Makers

Calla Camero
December 22, 2014

A few miles outside of Berkeley is a quaint, two-story home with a white picket fence and an American flag on its front porch. A few blocks to the left is an elementary school, and a few blocks...

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