Sutro Review

Sutro Review: SF State Journal for Undergraduate Composition is an academic journal edited by graduate students and devoted to publishing undergraduate students at SF State.

Spring 2016 launched our debut issue, featuring student essays from all class levels and a variety of academic disciplines. We showcase a diverse and talented pool of students, as well as the teaching faculty who inspired them; and we're proud to offer this view into the work being done on our campus.

Journals are available for sale in the Department of English (HUM 484) for $10. Mail orders may be possible.

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Sutro Review Volume 03 Front Cover


Dear Readers,

We are proud to present the premier issue of Sutro Review: SF State Journal for Undergraduate Composition, an academic journal produced by graduate students devoted to publishing undergraduate students at San Francisco State University.

Sutro Review celebrates the diverse and talented voices among undergraduates at SF State and aims to share those voices with the broader learning community. Our first issue includes twenty student essays from a variety of class levels and disciplines, as well as showcases some the teaching faculty who innovated those good works. Essays include a rich palette of topics: from adapting to college, body image expectations, and cell phone addiction, to computational chemistry, existentialism, and Beirut… to name a few! In short, we provide a glimpse into the broad spectrum of writing being done for a range of undergraduate courses at our university.

Special thanks goes to Department of English Chair, Sugie Goen-Salter, Director of Composition, Tara Lockhart, and the SFS State Instructionally Related Activities Fund for making this project possible.

We hope you enjoy reading!


Sutro Editors

Faculty Supervisor: Christy Shick


Volume 03

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