Most neighborhoods in San Francisco get a bad reputation because of crime, dirt or some other perceived malaise. However, bizarrely, the Marina seems to raise an eyebrow for the polar opposite reason. Most people scoff at the perceived affluence and snobbery that is often
Forkin' Financial District
Unless your daily outfit consists of a suit and tie and you work a job that has you dodging accusations of being part of the 1%, chances are you don’t make it to the Financial District much. But why not? You don’t have
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Diversity was on display at the Fashion Network Association’s winter runway show, which showcased collections and designs from SF
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Bags of rice, sacks of beans and
Anyone who has attended protests or been involved with activism in the last few years can tell you: The times, they are a changin’.
Tools of activists used to include self-published pamphlets and posters. Networking happened in person at organizational meetings. These days, in a time
The Richmond district, only a quick bus trip from SF State, is a quiet residential neighborhood peppered with a few major commercial boulevards that are home to a variety of restaurants. You can find everything from Korean food to Greek in this laid back
Thanksgiving means copious amounts of turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. And if you’re one of the brave souls preparing Thanksgiving dinner, it also means a copious amount of groceries. Fear not! The vendors on this list will be more than happy to
For many, mentioning the Tenderloin conjures up images of a rough neighborhood. While it may have its problems, the Tenderloin also has a rich history and complex ethnic makeup. It’s ethnic and social diversity means there are a number of unique and largely unknown
California State University students are no strangers to the ongoing budget struggle both at the college and state level. A new budget proposal seeks to alleviate some of the financial pressures put on the CSU system.
During a teleconference with student media organizations today, CSU Assistant
Forkin' North Beach
Neighborhoods like North Beach are typically the first to be visited by tourists and the last to be visited by residents. And as any visitor will soon find out, North Beach holds a lot more than Italian restaurants. What was a haven for
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By this semester, many students thought they’d be able to get their “dirty sauce”-smeared sandwiches from the SF State
On paper, the story of Mavi Susel's transgender experience reads like so many others. A young boy grows up feeling like an outcast from his peers, plagued by the struggle of inhabiting a body that he doesn’t feel matches his gender. Bullied by peers and
When you think of the Sunset neighborhood, images that come to mind are likely of a quiet suburban neighborhood filled with fog and ample parking. Because of its proximity to SF State, many students find their home here as well. And while the Sunset
Ah, Halloween. That magical holiday when people of all kinds transform into whatever they want to be, if only for a night. A holiday that fills the streets with geisha girls, cowboys, indians, and everything in between. It is a harmless holiday where everyone gets
Forkin' Haight Street
For many, Haight Street might conjure up images of hippies with flowers stuck into their long hair, but the truth is that this street runs through two distinct neighborhoods. While the Upper Haight is still a hotbed of counterculture, the Lower Haight offers
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Forkin' the streets
Street food has never been more popular in San Francisco and beyond. Mobile chefs working out of everything from repurposed taco trucks to improvised carts have changed the culinary landscape. Street food gives cooks who might not have the capital to invest in
The debate around the legalization of marijuana is always a fun one to watch, especially for those who enjoy catching argumentative fallacies.
There is a special kind of hyperbole swung around by both sides.
According to those who are against any form of legalization, their opponents are
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Sunday morning the Stonestown Galleria looks like it does most
The South Of Market district, otherwise known as SoMa, is a neighborhood of contrasts. It experienced a fair amount of growth during the height of the tech boom and continues to attract a large number of start ups and entrepreneurs. Sprinkled within condos, businesses
Hayes Valley has become a destination neighborhood in the last few years for those with some cash to burn. The streets are lined with upscale boutiques and manicured Victorian apartments. Still, its proximity to the bustling Civic Center neighborhood and Market Street mean that
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Eating the food provided on campus for days on end
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After a couple of semesters avoiding the steam tables and can-liberated food in the cafeteria, it became apparent that I couldn’t embargo campus food forever. It was about that time when I began to eat at one of
Students returning to campus with hopes of mac and cheese and fried chicken will have to settle for a lunch with a little less soul after the closing of Jessie's Hot House over the summer.
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