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 her way of rebelling against my grandmother after they emigrated from Mexico.
From a mix of
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 anyone actually cares.
Cinco de Mayo marks the Battle of Puebla where the Mexican Army defeated
Those of you who have kept up with my sex column this semester know my articles have been on the lighter side and have encouraged sexual connection and exploration. However, this week we need to talk about the importance of protection.
Every piece I have
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 my fat didn’t come easy. After years of hating myself and giving into societal pressures surrounding
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 to see the commercial, Kendall Jenner leaves the comfort of her modeling pedestal to join a
My partner and I have been dating for almost five years. For almost four of those years we have been in a long distance relationship.
We started dating when we were 16. We were juniors in high school and we had our whole future ahead of
When I was 19 I had a pregnancy scare. It was our first weekend alone together and on the first night the condom broke.
We stayed up all night talking about what we were going to do until 7 a.m. when our local Walgreens would
I had sex for the first time when I was 14. I was young, scared and lacked the knowledge mothers often pass down to their daughters.
He told me if I loved him I would have sex with him. He told me he deserved it after
I have never been a person to pull out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. The most I have ever done to celebrate the holiday is wait for the discount chocolates on Feb. 15.
Often times, couples are trying to figure out what to get
I am the oldest of four and I am a first-generation Mexican-American. Mexico is the land of my mother and her mother. It is the land of my ancestors but it is not my land, it is not my home.
I know nothing of Mexico other
I am usually one to enjoy my 2 a.m. rendezvous with my partner. Especially after not seeing him for months at a time, but lately there has been a problem in the bedroom.
It’s been happening for a few months now, but recently it has gotten
Knuth Hall was packed to capacity with students and professors for a performance known as the Medea Project.
The Medea Project for Incarcerated Women not only included interpretive dance and powerful retellings of Greek Mythology, but also featured true stories of the performers in the play.
Fliers that read “Are you sick of anti-white propaganda on college campuses? You are not alone,” in bold, black letters were found outside of the Cesar Chavez Student Center early Monday evening.
A link was printed below the message, therightstuff.biz, which leads to a blog claiming
Mariel De Paz, political science major, wearing a shirt that read ‘Undocumented and Unafraid’ in bold white letters tearfully expressed how she felt post election in an open forum organized by the University on Thursday.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that "several attempts were made to contact the University for more information regarding the robbery," when if fact Golden Gate Xpress made two phone calls to the University for a statement but did not leave a message
As volunteers stood outside the entrance of Jack Adams hall speaking to students about props and voter registration, attendees piled into the hall filling the rows of chairs facing the stage.
The stage was lit by red, white, and blue lights and housed a stool,
Trigger warning: this story contains potentially distressing material and language about police brutality and murder.
After a six hour standoff with police in Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco on Sept. 24, a 40-year-old White man was taken into custody alive. The gunman waved a
La calle y la casa. The streets and the home. The Institute of Latino Studies University of Notre Dame explains that in Latino culture, la calle is primarily dominated by men while la casa is inhabited by women. In the Latino community, machismo is what
The watermelon pink shirts with a recognizable PEACH symbol used to be a common sight in the quad and many could recognize them at first glance. The shirts were worn by members of Peer Education Advocating Campus Health created in 2005 to serve students through
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On Sept. 5 in Brooklyn during the J’ouvert festival 22-year-old Tiarah Poyau, told a man to get off of her after he approached her and started dancing on her. Moments later Poyau was dead from a close range gunshot to
SF State is working on bringing an Afro floor to student housing as soon as fall 2017, confirmed University spokesperson Jonathan Morales in an email.
The floor would not solely be dedicated to Black students, but would also be open to anyone interested in learning
I wake up early, makeup smeared and a computer to my side. I think the same thing I do every morning: “I’m too young to be this stressed.” But I have to brush it off and repeat the same day I had the day before.
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When Stephanie Berrospe, sophomore criminal justice major moved into her new on-campus apartment at University Park North, she was met with an unexpected