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Abarca, who took over as The Depots head manager in Spring 2020, said her goal is to keep The Depot alive for current and future students. (Lea Loeb / Golden Gate Xpress)

Keeping The Depot alive, through the spirit of its manager

Sydney Vargas, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

It was a packed karaoke night at The Depot in Fall 2019 – the first karaoke night of the semester. Paloma Abarca had just become the venue’s assistant manager and was still getting used to hosting...

According to James, women in the industry often have to battle constricting stereotypes of either being the bossy or meek. (Lea Loeb / Golden Gate Xpress)

The Depot hosts Sterling James in Womxn’s History Month workshop

Je’Nae Singh March 5, 2021

With 35 years of experience in the radio and television industry, Sterling James is advising young women entering the field to be ready to go and finding balance in their femininity working in a male-dominated...

SF State’s live event venue The Depot experienced its first virtual comedy show via Zoom, on Sept. 17. The Depot, located on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, typically held comedy nights once a month on Thursdays at 6 p.m., with all Depot-held events free of charge. (Associated Students)

First virtual comedy show at the Depot

Shelley Wang, Staff Reporter December 13, 2020

The comedy night at the Depot started just like a usual Thursday night show but with one key difference: this time, it was on Zoom.  SF State’s live event venue The Depot experienced its first virtual...

Broken Mic Night fills the Depot with poetry, music and laughs

Broken Mic Night fills the Depot with poetry, music and laughs

Camila Ramirez Diaz February 1, 2019

Poems about gender, identity, coming of age stories and music swelled inside the Depot on Broken Mic Night as part of a series of social events to commence the Spring 2019 semester. The Associated Students...

Get Live hits The Depot stage tomorrow for a hip-hop concert

Get Live hits The Depot stage tomorrow for a hip-hop concert

Ryan Lee November 7, 2018

The Depot will be hosting Get Live! A hip-hop concert performed by SF State students and a local artist. SF State’s very own Jay “Bombay” Bodii, who will be hosting the event on Nov. 8 from 6p.m.-9...

BECA student will be hosting a new electrifying music class at The Depot

BECA student will be hosting a new electrifying music class at The Depot

Ryan Lee October 31, 2018

The Depot located in the Cesar Chavez Building on the lower conference level will be hosting the Electronic Music Master Class on Nov. 2 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Musicians and the novice will learn from SF State...

Local artists Mae Powell, The Joy Pops and Inanon used their music to vent anger at todays political scene during a performance at The Depot on Thursday, Sept. 13. (Courtesy Creative Commons)

Music City’s show at The Depot gets political

Chloe McDaniels September 19, 2018

“Fuck borders, fuck ICE, keep families together,” a student sang during her set Thursday night at The Depot’s event with Music City.  Combing today’s political climate with music, student Mae...

Laugh the stress away at The Depot

Laugh the stress away at The Depot

Chloe McDaniels September 11, 2018

When due dates for assignments start to pile up and interfere with work schedules, stress for students can escalate quickly. Some students turn to comedy, whether it's unwinding after class at one of The...

Seanan Kenney hugs host Tyler David Daguerre after his comedy set at The Depot on Wednesday, Sept. 5. (Tristen Rowean/Golden Gate Xpress)

Comedy night gets underway at The Depot

Chloe McDaniels September 7, 2018

Moonwalking hosts, jokes about depression and no sun –– it was all part of the fun at The Depot's first comedy night of the fall semester, held on Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. With sign-ups starting...

Jaqueline sings during Jazz at the Depot in the Cesar Chavez building at SF State, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (Bryan Ramirez/Golden Gate Xpress)

Midnight Moods jazzes up the Depot

Brandon Lien October 18, 2017

SF State’s on-campus venue, The Depot, took a trip back in time to the early 20th century with a jazz trio who began in San Francisco four years ago, just looking to explore the world of music together. On...

Autumn Johnson hosts S.P.E.A.K. in The Depot at San Francisco State University.

Spoken Poetry Expressed by All Kinds at The Depot

Chris DeJohn February 22, 2017

https://youtu.be/NiP3nrXZ8uw Associated Students of San Francisco State University host S.P.E.A.K. at The Depot. Hip-hop artists, poets, musicians, and anyone willing to take the stage to speak their...

Students gather in The Depot at SF State in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. (Shahni Ben-Haim)

The Depot strives to offer more diversity

Shahni Ben-Haim January 31, 2017

The Depot, a haven for music lovers, artists and performers hidden away on the lower level of the Cesar Chavez building, is hoping to expand their lineup to reflect the diversity of both the campus and...

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