23 Sep 2013

La Raza celebrates Latino independence days

Vibrant banners and flags of Latin American countries adorned the stage in Malcolm X Plaza, Wednesday, as La Raza Student Organization celebrated its Festival de las Americas, an annual event in honor

26 May 2013

SF State gators float into Pride parade

This year SF State will once again be joining one of the country’s largest LGBTQ celebrations at the San Francisco Pride parade June 30 — and this time with a float.

25 May 2013

Xpress recommends these San Francisco summer destinations

Now that the stress from finals is finally over, SF State students may wonder what to do with their free time this summer. Across campus students are packing up their dorm

10 May 2013

Online dating increases in popularity among students

Julie Feinstein Adams spent two tiresome years on JDate, an online dating website for Jewish singles, going on dates that led her nowhere. One year later, after helping a close

04 May 2013

May Day march in SF attracts 1,000

[HTML1] More than 1,000 activists united in two peaceful protests Wednesday to celebrate May Day in San Francisco. A group of about 50 rallied at Civic Center Plaza marching to

01 May 2013

Alcatraz exhibit highlights Native American history

By Lulu Orozco The opening celebration of the historic American Indian occupation exhibit “We Are Still Here” echoed through the walls of Alcatraz Island, where occupation veterans, historians and university

23 Apr 2013

New LGBTQ safe zones aim to reduce crime, increase security

Tommi Mecca still doesn’t totally trust the police. For years, Mecca said the police harassed him and others for being gay. “I’m 61, and I grew up in a time when we

22 Apr 2013

Thousands gathered at Hippie Hill for 420 celebration

[HTML1] On 420, an annual, unofficial holiday celebrating the cannabis plant, many marijuana enthusiasts pay homage to their favorite herb — by smoking it. This year it was no different.

14 Mar 2013

Muralist community provides tours of iconic SF art

There are many ways to immerse yourself in the artistic culture of San Francisco but few of them give you a walking tour of that culture led by the artists

13 Mar 2013

SF State's guide to St. Patrick's Day events

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this

11 Mar 2013

Bay Area Tibetan groups march in solidarity with the Tibetan National Uprising

[HTML1] Lhamo Wangden, an SF State senior studying hospitality and business administration, is Tibetan and proud. So, when it was announced that Bay Area Tibetan groups would be hosting political

28 Feb 2013

SFMTA launches Bicycle Strategy to increase bike development, safety

[HTML2] See “Bicycle routes to SF State” Julie McNamara packs her 12-hour day into her Rickshaw commuter bag before leaving home. The 21-year-old SF State graduating senior is not only double-majoring

20 Feb 2013

Same-sex couples arrested at Valentine's Day protest at City Hall

While many couples rejoiced in San Francisco’s City Hall on Valentine’s Day after having their marriage recognized by the state, several same-sex couples were hauled away in zip ties by

14 Feb 2013

College Labor connects students with paying gigs

When SF State sophomore Kevin Mendizabal was in dire need of a job last semester, two of his closest friends directed him to a website where he doesn’t have to

03 Feb 2013

PHOTOS: Forty-Niners' Super Bowl appearance sparks city-wide celebration

[HTML1] Xpress staff has swarmed the city to document how San Francisco is celebrating Super Bowl XLVII. Check back for more photos and updates as the night continues.

31 Jan 2013

Big wins for San Francisco sparks city spirit

On 24th and Castro streets sits a bar called Valley Tavern. This is where I spent my Sunday afternoon Jan. 20. When I arrived, there were 10 to 20 people

30 Jan 2013

SFJAZZ to host classes, performances

With the grand opening of a new multi-million dollar facility, San Francisco’s oldest jazz company has recently stationed itself in the heart of Hayes Valley with a goal of reaching

21 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Filipino American community enhances cultural presence

From their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement to their continuing struggle today to help the Filipino WWII Veterans acquire benefits, the Filipino American community of San Francisco continuously expands

20 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Gamers unite at Street Fighter anniversary tournament

Many people enjoy playing video games like Street Fighter, but a select few have dedicated their lives to becoming the very best and competing at the highest levels. The people

14 Dec 2012

Holiday fundraising organizations strike success in nightclub events

December marks a month full of peppermint candies, ice skating and caroling. It’s a time when everyone feels compelled to give back. Fundraising events poised in nightclubs and bars are

09 Dec 2012

PHOTOS: Parol Lantern Festival brightens Jessie Square for holiday season

The 10th annual Parol Lantern Festival and Parade, hosted by Kularts, featured traditional Filipino lanterns from 20 local organizations and schools. The parade started at Yerba Buena Lane and ended

04 Dec 2012

City attorney questions safety of Monster Energy Drinks

Some say they’ll give you wings, others claim they’ll unleash the beast, but certain city officials claim they’re downright dangerous. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is challenging claims that

04 Dec 2012

VIDEO: Shooting instructor Walter Biondi hopes to keep lone SF gun club open

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/51562033[/vimeo] Walter Biondi is 94 years old. He joined the Pacific Rod and Gun Club in 1980 after his retirement, and he teaches skeet shooting at the club for almost 20 years.

17 Oct 2012

San Francisco to consider banning public nudity

Daring to be bare might result in a hefty fine following the introduction of proposed legislation that could ban public nudity in San Francisco. The legislation has been brought on

08 Oct 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Castro Street Fair enlivens neighborhood's rich history

Beneath the iconic rainbow flag, positive vibes radiated around the Castro District as barbecues heated up and beer started flowing at the 38th annual Castro Street Fair. Always held on the

29 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: Thousands at Critical Mass celebrate its 20th anniversary

Thousands of bicyclists descended into downtown San Francisco Sept. 28 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Critical Mass. The throng of cyclists clogged city streets for several blocks at a time,

24 Sep 2012

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Folsom Street Fair unleashes San Francisco's wild side

Ball gags, harnesses and cock rings, oh my! In San Francisco, it’s no new thing to let your freak flag fly, but Sunday afternoon at the Folsom Street Fair, this flag

12 Sep 2012

Food trucks plan to provide healthy meals to Tenderloin residents

A former San Francisco supervisor hopes to put a new spin on food trucks by employing — and catering to — the homeless. Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty was inspired by

04 Sep 2012

Queer Asian Pacific Islander community shares stories at new GLBT History Museum exhibit

The queer Asian Pacific Islander community will get the chance to impart their stories of gay rights activism to the public at the GLBT History Museum this fall. The exhibit,

17 Apr 2012

Japanese culture on display at 45th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

The 45th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off Saturday in San Francisco’s Japantown. The four-day event celebrates the arrival of spring and pays homage to the rich Japanese

08 Mar 2012

VIDEO: Mr. San Francisco Leather competition about more than just chaps and straps

On any other night, the sight of a man dressed in nothing but leather chest straps, a matching thong, and loin cloth sauntering under the chandelier-lit lobby of the Hotel

26 Feb 2012

PHOTOS: Third annual San Francisco polar plunge

Roughly 1,000 people took a plunge into San Francisco’s frigid bay as part of the third annual Polar Plunge. Families and costume-wearing participants filled the bleachers at San Francisco’s Aquatic

15 Feb 2012

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Valentine's Day pillow fight sends singles and couples swinging in the name of love

Valentine’s Day is about more than kissing, teddy bears, heart-shaped boxes of candy and sappy love songs. Here in San Francisco it’s about smashing strangers in the face. The weapons

12 Feb 2012

PHOTOS: Chinese Lunar New Year parade marks end of Spring Festival

In the U.S., the new year is celebrated with drinking, raucous behavior and lasts a day. In China, the Spring Festival celebration lasts at least two weeks, even up to

24 Jan 2012

PHOTOS: Chinese New Year brought in with a bang in Chinatown

Opportunistic pyromaniacs celebrated Chinese New Year, on the streets of Chinatown Sunday night. Resounded bangs of light,  laughter, pervasive metallic-smelling smoke and full-grown adults running to avoid debris from crackers