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

Josh Nero holds a sheet of negatives up to the light in his apartment on campus during a portrait session on Nov. 3, 2022. Nero, a third-year student, has shot film for years, and hopes to make a career out of film photography. (Juliana Yamada / Xpress Magazine)

Out of the Picture?

Kamal Taj, Senior Reporter
November 11, 2022

As one steps into the void, their eyes narrow to help adjust to the darkness. The pitch black gives way to a martian red. A dank, metallic smell of chemicals strikes the back of their nose. The sounds...

Lisa-Zimmer Chu, Jamie Northrup, and Jeanne Leimkuhler paint the natural wildlife section of the mural on Nov. 7, 2020, the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s confirmation. Valencia Street, where Clarion Alley is located, was crowded with San Franciscans celebrating his victory. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)

The world is on fire

Saylor Nedelman
December 10, 2020

As climate change and wildfires drastically alter our ecosystem, environmentalists and artists are looking for innovative ways to amplify the message that our world is on fire. For local members of Extinction...

Gaia the Empress shows off her jewelry, which carries spiritual significance, in the garden of Sword and Rose, after purchasing new gemstones on October 14, 2020.

Holy common ground

Camille Cohen
November 18, 2020

While meandering through the meditation garden that sits on the coastline of Southern California, Sister Sarala, a nun in the Self Realization Fellowship’s (SRF) monastic order, explained her belief...

Three varieties of Molcaxitl tacos sit in a biodegradable plate along with two lime slices and sliced radishes, ready to be served at the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

SF State student demands a seat at the table for Mexican, Chicano culture

Emily Curiel, Photo Editor
November 16, 2020

“Molcaxitl” — pronounced (MOL-CAH-SHEE-TL) in the Nahuatl language, meaning mortar and pestle — is the name that 21-year-old Nomar Ramirez, a business student at SF State, gave his virtual food...

David Gutierrez

Capturing Life From The Half-Pipe

Story by Andrea Williams
March 24, 2020

The entrance to the darkroom at San Francisco State University feels more like an entrance to a time machine than a printing room. The door consists of a small circular space, just big enough for about...

Flask Mob

Flask Mob

Xpress Mag Staff
May 23, 2014

[widgetkit id=6091] Written by Marianna Barrera Photos By Ryan Lebrich As soon as the sun sets, the mob slowly starts to gather between Sansome and Commercial Streets. Soon hundreds of people are...

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