Why my parents will not be attending my graduation

May 17, 2017 Opinion 1 Comment

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 confusion, fear and drugs I was born to my ...

When Trump supporters and tequila mix

May 10, 2017 Opinion 2 Comments

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 the French Army attempting to occupy the land. The ...

Let’s get deep: The importance of protection

May 3, 2017 Opinion

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 written for Let’s Get Deep has the three basic concepts; ...

Let’s Get Deep: Deconstructing virginity

February 15, 2017 Opinion

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 waiting for me for so long. He used every ...

Let’s Get Deep: Beginners guide to BDSM

February 8, 2017 Opinion

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 their partners, where to take them for dinner and how ...

It could have been my family

February 1, 2017 Opinion

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 than a stone house on top of a hill ...

Sex in the time of Trump

January 25, 2017 Opinion

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 much worse. It has made our time in the ...

SF State gives a standing ovation for the Medea Project

December 9, 2016 Life

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. The ideology behind the Medea Project is to highlight ...

Racial Tensions Rise at SF State Post Election

November 14, 2016 News 2 Comments

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 to be the home of the ‘edgiest podcast’ of ...

Emotions run high at post-election open forum

November 11, 2016 News

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. “I got home and my mother was crying. She felt like she couldn’t protect me and that is the worst ...

Armed robbery occurs at student dorms, no injuries reported

October 28, 2016 News

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 requesting comment and did not make any other attempts.   ...

Demetri Martin jokes for votes at registration event and comedy show

October 19, 2016 Life

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, a microphone, and a lone guitar. SF State was the ...

Black Americans Deserve Better Police Treatment

October 12, 2016 Opinion 1 Comment

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 semi-automatic weapon around, pointing it at himself and police and ...

Experts say machismo culture Latino communities

October 5, 2016 Life

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 often keeps la calle y la casa divided. According to ...

Campus sees change to peer education

September 28, 2016 News

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 workshops, educational programs, and counseling services. They have been missed ...

Male Entitlement gives me trust issues

September 21, 2016 Opinion 2 Comments

[media-credit name=”Jessylyn Los Banos” align=”alignnone” width=”533″][/media-credit] 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 the face. Stories similar to Poyau’s are what keep ...

Afro floor coming to SF State in 2017

September 15, 2016 News 3 Comments

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 about a community different than their own. The University’s push ...

Learning to Survive and Surviving to Learn

September 7, 2016 Opinion

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. School all day, work all night. To students like me ...

Housing safety concerns raised

August 31, 2016 News 1 Comment

When Stephanie Berrospe, sophomore criminal justice major moved into her new on-campus apartment at University Park North, she was met with an unexpected sight. Instead of welcome banners and resident advisors walking around speaking with parents and residents, Berrospe found herself in front of a cracked building with broken windows boarded up with cardboard and ...