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Gaming Gators gather for game nights every Monday on campus as a way to socialize and play attendees’ favorite games. (Graphic by Tatyana Ekmekjian/Golden Gate Xpress)

Q&A with the Gaming Gators

D'Angelo Hernandez-Fulks, A&E Editor May 7, 2023

Welcome to a special Q&A Xpress podcast with the Gaming Gators.  The Gaming Gators club is a gaming community at SF State that offers a space for gators to bond over shared interests.  D’Angelo...

Ricardo Sanchez uses a clapper on the set of Duende inside SF State’s Dream Resource Center on Monday, March 20, 2023. (D’Angelo Hernandez / Golden Gate Xpress)

Representation in storytelling

D'Angelo Hernandez-Fulks, A&E Editor April 16, 2023

The Latinx Film Club undertakes its first production, Duende, a web series focusing on bringing traditional Mexican/Latinx Folklore to modern audiences with a contemporary take. Follow the behind-the-scenes...

A Monterey cypress tree fell on an SF State vehicle near Thornton Hall on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. (Aaron Levy-Wolins/Golden Gate Xpress)

Between the Issues: Mid Semester Check In

Andrea Sto. Domingo and Zackery Stehr April 12, 2023

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

Bike messengers have operated for nearly 45 years on the streets of San Francisco. The community has been able to evolve to satisfy different demands as technology advances at a very quick pace in the Bay Area. (Illustration by Oscar Palma/Golden Gate Xpress).

San Francisco bike messengers thrive despite operating in the tech capital of the world

Oscar Palma and Magnus Maury Sørensen April 11, 2023

For almost 45 years bike messengers have been an integral part of the underground community of San Francisco. It started as a community that welcomed everyone who wanted an alternative path to a traditional...

Protesters sit at a Turning Point USA event named “Saving Women’s Sports” at SF State in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Swimmer Riley Gaines is the feature speaker at the conservative groups event and known to be critical of transgender participation in women sporting events. (Benjamin Fanjoy/ Golden Gate Xpress)

Riley Gaines visit to SF State results in trans-rights activist protest

Adriana Hernandez, Editor-In-Chief April 7, 2023

SF State’s chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative non-profit organization, hosted “Saving Women’s Sports with Riley Gaines” on Thursday to a host of protests. Gaines is a former collegiate...

A headshot of Kailyn Dulay. 
(Photo courtesy of Kailyn Dulay)

Kailyn Dulay shares her experience as the lead role in the award winning short film “When You Left Me On That Boulevard”

D'Angelo Hernandez-Fulks, A&E Editor March 18, 2023

Welcome to the Xpress podcast, a podcast that brings city and statewide perspectives to SF State news. In January, SF State Student Kailyn Dulay took the lead role in “When You Left Me On That Boulevard,”...

Between the Issues: Back in Session

Oliver Michelsen and Myron Caringal February 27, 2023

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

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...

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