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Abarca, who took over as The Depot's 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, Special to Xpress 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...

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...

Local artists Mae Powell, The Joy Pops and Inanon used their music to vent anger at today's 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...

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...

Gabrielle Jay paints on the walls of The Depot during Paint Our Walls, an art social hosted by The Depot on Thursday, Aug. 25 2016.

Creativity flows at The Depot art social

Mariana Raschke August 31, 2016

Students gathered at The Depot on Thursday evening with paint brushes in hand and turned white canvasses into an explosion of color for SF State’s first Art Social: Paint our Walls event of the fall...

The Julian Shipp Quartet perform during jazz night in The Depot at SF State Tuesday. April 26,2016. (Screenshot by Chris DeJohn/Xpress)

The Depot provides real world experience to aspiring music students

Chris DeJohn April 26, 2016

SF State is home to Jazz Night on Tuesday nights. Depot manager Lupita Uribe and Muata Kenyatta, ASI associate director of programs and services, reserve the stage at The Depot for student musicians...

Dot Vom plays to a full house at The Depot's Live Music event Friday night, Sept. 4, 2014.

The Depot welcomes Trails and Ways, dot Vom, Bobey and Two Kings to the stage

Cecilia Abate September 6, 2014

The Depot is nestled next to the campus pub in a lower-level nook of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The location tucked away enough to avoid immediate overcrowding, but the lines for beer are often out...

Taylor Michele Cottingim sings and plays guitar during The Depot's Open Mic Night on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Ryan Leibrich / Xpress

The Depot kicks off the semester with musical performances, game nights and more

Cecilia Abate September 1, 2014

With the pressure of September academic demands settling in thick, new students will be pleased to find free, convenient fun just under their feet on campus. The Depot, as some fresh faces may not know,...

Joey Buttitta sways back and forth to the psychedelic sounds of Talk of Shamans at The Depot Jan. 29, 2014. Photo by Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress

Weekly shows at The Depot kick off with Talk of Shamans, Wax Children and Tino Drima

Madison Rutherford January 31, 2014

[set_id=72157640323187616] A crowd of students waited for the first guitar riff of the semester to fill up The Depot’s tight corners this past Wednesday night. The room transformed into a showcase...

The Depot showcases weekly events

Lovelie Faustino September 10, 2013

The Depot is known for holding a variety of entertaining events in the Cesar Chavez Student Center. Here’s a few to check out this week.  “Live Music” Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 Live performances...

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