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The Dangers of Smart Pills

November 7, 2011

By Ivanna Quiroz Cartoon by Gregory Moreno Twenty one year old Suzanne* is your average SF State student. She goes to class, goes to work, studies, and finds time to go out with her friends on the weekends. Suzanne is a business major, and, like many students, she struggles with a busy schedule. Sometime...

Making the cover of Xpress

November 2, 2011

Xpress has often taken a single photo approach to create the cover for the magazine. This semester, Julio Cortez helped design a cover that was a little more daring. Here is a behind-the-scenes video on how the cover of Xpress Magazine came about. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWau6UiM7rY[/youtube] Special...

A car free Market Street?

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November 2, 2011

By Ivanna Quiroz Photos by Nick Moone It is where the Giants celebrated their World Series win. It spreads from Twin Peaks to the Embarcadero. Trolleys, streetcars, and Muni buses journey above it while the Muni Metro and BART travel below it. It’s consistently home to pedestrians, protestors, v...

A Vegan Thanksgiving

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November 2, 2011

  By Jessica Belluomini [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLeVOgkxFe0[/youtube]   Another Thanksgiving with the family and the house is filled with grumbling bellies and the overwhelming smell of food boiling, frying and simmering. The table is set with all the traditional warm autu...

Getting sported at booze events

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November 2, 2011

[flickrgallery setid="72157628037218498" limit="10"] By Martin Telleria Photos by Andrew Lopez The sun shining brightly is the only thing keeping you from staring at the beautiful blue sky. Children excitedly buzz about, anticipation clearly showing in their elated faces. The delicious aroma of the...

Organizing a Social front

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November 2, 2011

By Victor Rodriguez Photos by Nelson Estrada Walking on broken asphalt and descending pathways, the voices seem to get a lot louder. The people passing by at first just read their books in the sun and sit on the grass, but as Sproul Plaza comes within view, a different set of people are seen on the ...

The long road to City Hall

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November 2, 2011

By Chris Torres Photos by Gregory Moreno   Big ideas are floating around San Francisco’s City Hall.  Ideas like Central Subways, state pensions, Shark Fin Soup and America’s Cup.  Impressive goals, but the economy and current mayoral candidates say most of the cash is spent. The Board of Supervis...

SF State students gogo dance their way to a degree

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October 31, 2011

By Lina Abascal Photos by Elijah Nouvelage It is Wednesday night, and it isn’t school, boy troubles, or a long day at work that’s stressing out SF State students Ally Forrest, Noella Haverkamp, and their friend Brigitte Bakr. As the ladies frantically throw booty shorts, fishnet tights and bras ar...

Death of the Dive Bar

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October 31, 2011

It’s 2:30 in the afternoon on a Sunday and Clooney’s, the sizable dive bar on the corner of 25th Street and Valencia, is in full swing. Older patrons with carved faces line the horseshoe-shaped bar while the only young people in the joint—a few late twenty-somethings along the back wall—nurse hang...

Put a Lid On It

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October 31, 2011

By Liz Ireland Photos by Gregory Moreno On a bright Sunday across the bay in Oakland, James Frank’s kitchen slowly fills with the sweet smell of boiling grape juice and sugar. The sunlight that streams in through an open window, adding to the aromatic heat wafting through the small, open kitchen. A...

Beyond Ambiguity

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October 31, 2011

By Julio Cortez Photos by Gregory Moreno It’s a warm Thursday evening in San Francisco’s Union Square, a bustling shopping destination for those ready to indulge in wool-rich fall essentials during the current Indian summer transition. Bradley Miller, a downtown makeup extraordinaire, gazes at Z...

Green Roofs give San Francisco a sustainability edge.

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October 31, 2011

By Sage Kemmerley Photos by Elijah Nouvelag They sit silent on rooftops and cling quietly to walls. They sneak into small corners of concrete and spread out over thousands of square feet. They’re here, and they mean to stay. From above, these patches of green and bright colors that dot the cityscap...

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