12 Sep 2019

Marijuana’s prohibition, its politics and its historic racists undertones

When it comes to the judicial system, race stands as a sort of systematic barrier for people of color. You can look to examples like the differences in crack vs.

05 May 2019

Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo in achieving 600th career goal, battle of the best

On Lionel Messi’s 14th anniversary of scoring his first official goal with Spanish football club FC Barcelona, he did what everyone expected him to do: score his 600th career goal.

26 Apr 2019

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is an epic finale that will define an era (non-spoiler review)

“Avengers: Endgame” is truly a bookend to the epic saga that has been the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That is not to say the film leaves you feeling there are no

12 Feb 2019

President search needs voices

As President Leslie Wong’s turbulent tenure leading SF State comes to an end, we believe our next president should be more transparent and accountable to the most important constituency groups

06 Feb 2019

Microtransactions become major setback for gaming industry

The video game industry is plagued by microtransactions and day-one downloadable content (DLC) with the worst offense being the gaming industry trying to justify said practices. Microtransactions in games can

09 Dec 2018

Misogyny behind viral #ThotAudit campaign

Misogynist “men’s rights” activists and involuntary celibate (incel) circles are harassing sex workers online. Sex workers are already in a stigmatized group that is a highly controversial and dangerous profession.

15 Oct 2018

Travis Scott: A rager for a new generation

“‘99 took Astroworld, it had to relocate – Told the dogs I’d bring it back; it was a seal of faith,” proclaims Travis Scott on his track “Stargazing” off his

03 Oct 2018

Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation a step closer to erosion of US

Trump-ism has spread from the executive branch to the GOP and now threatens the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination has been delayed pending an FBI investigation into

17 Sep 2018

U.S. foreign aid withdrawal also hurts America

The United States’ goodwill around the globe might be the most important saving grace this country has against truly widespread animosity against America. The international policies this administration has adopted

29 Aug 2018

Staying social on campus

College is a place that is filled with new opportunities and experiences. It is the place where you can meet new people, try new foods and create new memories. But

29 Aug 2018

Risk vs. Reward: Two womens health care professionals offer insight to the dangers of egg harvesting

An April 25th article in the Golden Gate Xpress about donating eggs raises important issues for young women considering this option. It reminds us, too, of an email sent to

28 Aug 2018

Letter from the Editor, Fall 2018

Fifty years ago this fall our university’s core values and principles were redefined. It took the longest held student strike in United States history to redefine these values, and it

04 Apr 2018

OP-ED: A’s bullpen the strength of the team

The 2018 season has begun, and there is little hope that the Oakland Athletics will make the playoffs, but there is one place where they have improved: the bullpen. Over

28 Feb 2018

Don’t hate Elizabeth Swaney, hate the game

Although I’m not someone who usually follows the Olympics, I have taken note of Hungarian-American freestyle skier Elizabeth Swaney this year. Chances are, you have too. Swaney has not been

21 Feb 2018

Olympics gather us all

Every two years, something comes along that captures my attention and enthralls me – the Olympic games. I know I’m not alone. Each time the games come around, I have

17 May 2017

Why my parents will not be attending my graduation

My parents and I have always had a strained relationship. My mother met my father, who was considerably older than she was, and began to experiment with drugs. He was

10 May 2017

When Trump supporters and tequila mix

This past weekend was Cinco de Mayo and contrary to what so many ignorant people believe, it is not in fact Mexican Independence day, which is actually September 16 if

09 May 2017

NFL draft picks perpetuate negative treatment of women

The NFL has proven itself to be a hard-hitting sport both on and off the field. Just as viewers have become accustomed to the innate aggression of the game, they

28 Apr 2017

Me, myself and Coachella

Going to Coachella was a last-second decision. The best sorts of adventures start that way. You don’t plan out challenging or memorable moments, they plan you. Like a perfect storm

20 Apr 2017

Let’s Get Deep: loving my fat and combating the fetishization of my body

I am a bigger, curvier woman. I’ve been that way for as long as I can remember and I have finally learned how to love my fat. Learning to love

12 Apr 2017

When white feminism meets the appropriation of marginalized activism

Racism is dead. All is good in the world and we are all one big happy family. At least according to PepsiCo Inc.’s latest commercial. For anyone who has yet

29 Mar 2017

The “Oakland” Raiders lost thousands of fans Monday, including myself

The Raiders announced their relocation to Las Vegas on Monday, leaving fans such as myself heartbroken. One of my earliest memories as a Raider fan is taking the BART to

09 Nov 2016

Trump’s scandals are more terrifying than Hillary’s

When I visited my family this past weekend, mere days before the presidential election, the first thing my father asked me was whether I was still voting for the “criminal.”

21 Oct 2016

Millennials are not selfish, we are realistic

It’s no secret that millennials have been dubbed the “selfish generation.” There are many attributes we possess that have given us this reputation. But the one that irks me the

23 Aug 2016

I skipped dorm life and I’m glad I did

I’ve always considered myself to be a private person. This meant that when it finally came time to move away from home after high school and be on my own,

18 May 2016

Commencement ceremonies are overrated

It’s graduation day. You stand in line along with thousands of other graduating students, waiting to take the walk across the stage that marks the end of your college career. As

10 May 2016

Sex work doesn’t devalue people

My family’s 2006 calendar hung in the kitchen next to the fridge. It was a NASCAR calendar, the same one we get every year. The days were marked with special

10 May 2016

For many, the classic idea of the American Dream is unattainable

The American comedian George Carlin once said that the reason it’s called the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it. Looking at modern day America,

26 Apr 2016

My sorority helped me find my individuality

If you would have told me four years ago that I would be president of my sorority, I would have laughed in your face. Four years ago, I would have

26 Apr 2016

The weather isn’t ‘bipolar,’ you’re just ableist

In the past few months the weather has been oscillating randomly from chilly sweater weather to summery heat. Just last Friday I woke up to dreary drizzle, and by the time

21 Apr 2016

Earth Day is more important now than ever

This Friday will mark the 46th annual Earth Day. Since this holiday isn’t accompanied by raucous partying, excessive drinking or any special types of food, like many popular holidays are,

19 Apr 2016

Free market system devalues education

After having spent four months at an American university, one of the biggest differences I have noticed is how education here, contrary to Scandinavia, is something you pay for and,

12 Apr 2016

San Francisco leads the way with new family leave bill

San Francisco’s new paid family leave law is a big step forward for advocates of the cause. New parents who have worked for a company for at least 180 days

12 Apr 2016

Kobe Bryant irreplaceable to the very end

There will never be another Kobe Bryant. His competitive drive to be the best ever was second to none. His teammates have reinforced the fact that Kobe’s the hardest-working player to

12 Apr 2016

Climate change is a shared crisis

The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; climate change is real and accelerating every second. In the last year alone, we have experienced record-breaking heat and droughts that have impacted millions of people

05 Apr 2016

Racist rhetoric deepens divide

Over the past few weeks, Xpress’ coverage of both the College of Ethnic Studies funding controversy and the viral dreadlocks video has drawn a particularly nasty breed of Internet denizen