While at four-year academic institutions, many students are finding themselves pursuing six-year degrees. Some, even eight-year degrees. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in four years has become a rarity, to the frustration of all involved.
As a student who has taken a minimum of 15 units per
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As the end of the year approaches, when summer is but a distant memory, people tend to find themselves surrounded by couples (or in a relationship themselves). This period of autumn/winter, better known as “cuffing season,” is prime time for fireside cuddling,
While not quite in the double digits, the number of people I’ve slept with is relatively high for my age and gender. My name is Kristen Martz and I’m a slut — according to modern statistics.
A little over two years ago, a film called “What’s
At age 35, my mother was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. I was eight. I vaguely remember her losing her hair while getting more ill and weak with chemo treatments.
After a brief period of remission, the cancer came back — and with a vengeance:
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From all-nighters to intense cramming sessions, many students will go to extreme lengths to get that
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Standing at a mere 5-foot-3, 22-year-old Rachel Larsen is packed with passion and
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Billed as the largest light sculpture in the world, The Bay Lights officially illuminated over the San
St. Patrick's Day is almost here again and the events are endless. Since the early 1800s, San Francisco has bathed itself in green clothing and pints of Guinness to celebrate this Irish holiday. As with previous years, this weekend boasts celebrations all over the city for
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Philosophy major Kyle Teese
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="SF State student Ricki Herrera, an English major, is part of a live SF zombie killing game, which involves nerf guns and rolled up socks in order to "kill" actor zombies. Herrera found out about the game through the internet. The
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Alexandra Sessler has just finished a day at the office teaching
With more than 80 styles of beer available, the craft beer market is stronger than ever and slowly stealing wine’s spotlight in the food-pairing world.
“Beer has just as much to offer to consumers in terms of experience and taste," Brian Stechschulte, executive producer of the
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024" caption="Andrew Baird, 22, drummer of local death metal band Fallujah, practices the drums at his house in Danville, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Baird was diagnosed with testicular cancer a year ago and is now in remission and doing well.