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Latin America is a musically rich region where one can find many different styles of music including punk, metal and psychedelia. (Illustration by Oscar Palma / Golden Gate Xpress)

Get to know non mainstream music in Spanish with our biweekly playlist

Oscar Palma, Spanish Editor February 23, 2023

I migrated to the United States when I was 18 years old. At the time, I was a teenager full of insecurities, fears and anxieties. I felt like society expected a certain behavior of me because I was a Latino...

“LOOK” is written with an arrow pointing to peepholes in bathroom stalls of SF State’s Humanities Building on Oct. 19, 2022. Additional writing on the stall reads “TAP 4 BJ” and “ASIAN BTM.” (Myron Caringal / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF State bathrooms: a public setting for private encounters

Myron Caringal, Engagement Editor December 15, 2022

Dried, white stains coat the blue stalls of the third-floor bathroom in SF State’s Humanities Building. The remnants decorate the borders of several jagged peepholes carved into the stalls’ dividers. The...

Barbara Loomis (left) manager of the used media and book store in the library at SF State, assists customer Rick Yuen (right) in finding children’s books for his grandkids on Dec. 2, 2022. (Tatyana Ekmekjian / Golden Gate Xpress)

Gator Talk: Friends of the Leonard Library

Matthew Cardoza and Isabella Vines December 4, 2022

Welcome to Gator Talk, the Xpress podcast that brings city perspectives to local, regional and national news. Friends of the Library is a pop-up bookstore within the J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State...

Between the Issues: Newsroom secrets and SF State confessions

Myron Caringal and Ximena Loeza November 5, 2022

Two newspaper-plastered classrooms filled with tired, yet eager reporters sit side by side on the third floor of the Humanities Building. These are the magazine and newspaper production rooms, and the...

An illustration of a horror movie character escaping a TV. (Illustration by Myron Caringal)

An Xpress Halloween special: A discussion on minorities in horror films

Matthew Cardoza and Isabella Vines October 28, 2022

Members of SF State’s Cinema Collective reflect on horror films in the spirit of Halloween. Its members, Maureen Villanueva and President Paulo Campos speak on the social issues and methods of production...

Protesters gather in Jack Adams Hall at Project Rebound’s District Attorney Q&A on Oct. 20, 2022. (Neal Wong for Golden Gate Xpress)

San Francisco district attorney candidates met with protesters at SF State

Oscar Palma, Spanish Editor October 21, 2022

San Francisco’s three district attorney candidates Joe Alioto Veronese, Brooke Jenkins and John Hamasaki, spoke at SF State’s Jack Adams Hall Thursday. Over 150 attendees gathered to listen to the...

Megan Swartz (left), Alara Tugcu (center), and Acacia Dayton (right) perform the piece Thawra at the Little Theatre for SF States School of Theatre and Dances production Paradox rehearsals on Oct. 19, 2022. Paradox is the School of Theatre and Dance’s first student-choreographed show of the semester. (Juliana Yamada / Golden Gate Xpress)

‘Paradox: New Moves Student Choreography Showcase’ returns to SF State’s Little Theatre

David Blakeley, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

The SF State School of Theatre & Dance is hosting their first in-person Paradox Student Choreography Showcase since the pandemic from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23 at the Little Theatre. “Paradox: New Moves...

Fits of SFSU co-founders Breanna Miller (left) and Esperanza Vaquiz (right) pose for a portrait in the Quad, Sept. 15, 2022. (Oliver Michelsen / Golden Gate Xpress)

Between the Issues: Flop or Serve? SF State students talk fashion

Oliver Michelsen and Lisa Moreno October 7, 2022

Two reporter-cluttered, newspaper-plastered classrooms sit side by side in the Humanities Building on the third floor. Dramatic keyboard clicks leak from the rooms, serving as the hallway’s consistent...

Henry Michalski wears a lilac-colored shirt as he recalls the process involved with writing his book “Torn Lilacs,” on Sept. 30, 2022. Michalski says he can’t believe his book, which follows his family as they escape the Holocaust and Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II, is being taught in schools. “But sadly its still incredibly relevant today,” Michalski said. (Joshua Carter / Golden Gate Xpress)

Gator Talk: “Torn Lilacs,” completing a chapter

Isabella Vines and Matthew Cardoza October 1, 2022

Welcome to Gator Talk, the Xpress podcast that brings city perspectives to local, regional and national news. Henry Michalski is a San Francisco resident born in Kazakhstan with a rich history in the...

Protestor holds their sign for oncoming traffic to see on the Golden Gate Bridge on Sept. 25, 2022. (Daniela Perez / Golden Gate Xpress)

More than 1,000 people spoke out on the Golden Gate Bridge for Mahsa Amini

Daniela Perez, Engagement Editor September 26, 2022

Protestors shouted, “Women, life, freedom!” and “Death to the dictator!”  in honor of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini as they walked across the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday. On Sept. 13, Amini traveled to...

Protesters hold signs and banners during the demonstration in front of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco on Sept. 20, 2022. (Miguel Francesco Carrion / Golden Gate Xpress)

‘Never forget! Never again!’ Filipino Americans protest 50 years after Philippine martial law proclamation

Miguel Francesco Carrion, Visuals Editor September 21, 2022

“MAKIBAKA! HUWAG MATAKOT!”  The cry filled the air and drowned out the usual cacophony of San Francisco’s busy roads as approximately 300 people filled the sidewalk and poured onto Sutter Street.  The...

SF State Dance major Johan Casal dances with guests at “Netflix’s A Bridgerton Experience: The Queens Ball” in San Francisco on Sept. 14, 2022. (Ashley Hayes-Stone / Golden Gate Xpress)

Gator Talk: From the classroom to the ballroom

Ashley Hayes-Stone, Photo Editor September 17, 2022

Welcome to Gator Talk, the Xpress podcast that brings city perspectives to local, regional and national news. SF State student, Johan Casal, dances as one of the main leads in Netflix’s Bridgerton...

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