[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Event attendee Melanie Picardo paints on the walls at the event, "So You Think You Can Paint?" which is put on every Thursday by Jay Frost at Club Six in the SoMa District. Photo by Andy Sweet, Special to Xpress."][/caption]
On Sunday mornings, the large wooden doors of the St. Luke's Espiscopal Church open for their Holy Eucharist and worship with Rector Dana Corsello. But, on Sunday nights, they open for a different reason: so the people of San Francisco can rock out with musician Roem
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State's apparel design student, Sultana Lodin (right) looks at her model, international relations student Sophia Zhu, as they practice walking with the dress that Lodin designed for the Runway 2012 fashion show, which will be held Thursday, May 3. The
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The Hood Internet is one of the music groups that will perform at Thursday's Rhythms Music Festival in the Annex at SF State. Photo courtesy of Windish Agency."][/caption]
It all started as a joke three years ago. When one SF State student
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Abel Gomez attends a Raza Organization meeting on Wednesday. Gomez will be performing a piece at "Cock Tales" on how being queer has affected his relationship with his father. April 11, 2012. Photo by Andrew Lopez."][/caption]
In Latin cultures, machismo is defined
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Safiya Martinez performs in the piece "So You Can Hear Me" at the dress rehearsal for SF State's Fringe Festival. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
Most playwriting students at SF State never get to see their creations come to life on stage with
For junior Imani Cezanne, writing poetry is like saying a prayer. She likes it to be completely silent, so she can feel the words come to her as she puts them down on paper. It was just as silent last Friday night, as she uttered
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Whether it was the fear of being pinched or the pure spirit of Irish culture, hundreds of
In 2005, CVS drugs stores released a disposable video camera. The small one-time-use device cost $30, and could shoot 20 minutes of standard quality film. Afterward it would be returned to the drug store and processed into a DVD. The camera would be repackaged and
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Filmmaker Kevin Epps stands outside his childhood home in the West Point neighborhood of Hunters Point on March 9. Photo by Melissa Burman."][/caption]
Kevin Epps grew up in the West Point projects of Hunter's Point. As a kid he would look out
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State alumnus Ethan Van der Ryn poses with his two Oscars from previous years in the backyard of his Malibu home. He was recently nominated once again for his work as supervising sound editor in the Transformers films. Photo by
A low turnout and rainy weather brought gloom to SF State on Thurday’s walkout as a part of the national Day of Action for Education.
Despite many flyers posted throughout campus announcing the event, only about 100 people gathered in the Cesar Chavez Student Center to
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Spectators watch at the "Green Lantern" at Bad Movie Night's weekly presentation at the Dark Room Theater in the Mission District, Sunday, Feb. 19. Photo by Mihail Matikov."][/caption]
Predictable plots, lousy special effects and obvious overacting are just three of many elements
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Feathers and pillows fling around as people gathered for the annual Valentine Day pillow fight in front the Ferry Building in Justin Herman Plaza. Feb. 14, 2012. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Valentine's Day is about more than kissing, teddy bears, heart-shaped boxes
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Stephen Frothingham, middle, rehearses with other actors before the Judas Iscariot play, Jan. 28 at the Studio Theater in the SF State Creative Art Building. Photo by Mihail Matikov."][/caption]
It's a story of biblical proportions. The trial of the ultimate betrayal.
Judas Iscariot, the
Commitment, hard work and friendship are three of the elements that helped one SF State student and two alumni create and maintain their own theater company a year ago, Do It Live! Productions.
It was more than four years ago, in the Fall semester of 2007,
Trust is the foundation of any relationship, especially one that involve whips, handcuffs and choking.
BDSM stands for bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism. It is a type of erotic play for two consenting people who enjoy either dominating or being dominated.
Five years after they started dating in their senior year of high school, SF State graduate student Alyssa Palfreyman had sex with her husband Sam for the first time.
Waiting to have sex until they were married was a decision the two of them had made
In a poster for the movie "No Strings Attached," Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher smile at each other while putting their clothes back on in a disheveled bedroom; the tagline reads "Friendship has its benefits." A similar movie about friends having casual sex and then
Got eggs to spare?
Because with a price tag of $5,000 for a few eggs, a woman’s ovaries may seem like a gold mine.
Egg donation centers have been targeting young women, such as college students and graduates, who are strapped for cash.
According to “The Project on
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Cigarette butts line the dirt patches along the Humanities Building on Tapia Drive. Photo by Juliana Severe."][/caption]
Students show up to the two designated smoking areas of State Drive in small waves, chatting, mingling and lighting one another's cigarettes. The smell of smoke lingers, isolating
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="Kelly Rappleye, a Humanities major, is in a long distance relationship. Her boyfriend, Leo Abraham, works in commercial videography in Los Angeles. They have been together for two years and they visit each other every few months and keep in touch
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="SF State student Alyson Villanueva blocked her ex-boyfriend from viewing her social media sites after he began keeping tabs on her post-breakup through these sites.. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Relationship status: Heartbroken.
Ending a relationship is hard enough, but in the digital age,
Students are no strangers to stress. With work, school, finances and family to worry about, stress tends to be an unwelcome presence in many students' lives. But how should they deal? Xpress asks SF State students what grinds their gears and how they choose to
If you look at the concept of gender through black and white lenses, you're missing out on the colorful array of ways to understand and express identity.
Although SF State is a welcoming hub for characters ranging from the taciturn to the flamboyant, there are little to
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Nathalie Donche,21, Communications, Jr.
Donche likes to keep her style simple and put together, with a sprinkle of bohemian. She likes to shop at Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters but H&M is her favorite. “I don’t really wear necklaces
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="358" caption="An unidentified woman cycles around Lake Merced on Monday. Many SF State students use their bicycles to commute to and from school, as well as for exercise. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage."][/caption]
The multiple tricolored disposal bins, the lingering aroma of organic coffee
SF State has always been a melting pot of students, professors, administrators and other faculty members. As of this semester, we now add parents into the mix.
The Parents Council is an organization founded this semester, by the University, to increase the communication and community of
Roommates--you either love them or you hate them. In the two years I've lived in San Francisco I've had nine roommates and I found the majority of them through Craigslist. Most of them were great, but some of them--not so much.
Recently I've noticed that Facebook
Personal stories of experiences and challenges with masculinity were among the many topics discussed at the third annual Cocktales event at SF State, hosted by campus prevention programs in hopes of brining an end to sexual violence.
Along with several SF State students, director Isael De
“Power to the Pussy!”
Seven women clad in matching pink shirts and berets chanted on stage at SF State’s Knuth Hall March 10, as they demanded a revolution in name of this year’s 16th-annual International Women’s Day Celebration.
Art forms of all mediums – including theater, poetry
Flashing lights and psychedelic rock music set the scene at the Jellyfish Gallery Thursday, Feb. 24, for the aerial silk and fire eating performance by Madamn Burnz and her students for Raw as Flux: The Food Chain.
A massaged avocado and kale salad was just one
Cee Lo Green joined forces with Gwyneth Paltrow and a band of Muppets for a performance inspired by Elton John circa 1977 at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
This odd collection of a 2011 Grammy award winner, an Oscar-winning actress and Jim Henson’s creations put on
San Francisco’s Planning Commission held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss Parkmerced Investors’ $1.2 billion redevelopment project of the Parkmerced neighborhood.
The project includes the construction of 5,679 new residential units while another 1,538 units are to be demolished and then replaced in phases spanning the next
Multimedia producer Devery Sheffer goes behind the scenes to get the scoop on the SoMa Off the Grid.