What the truck is going on?

May 9, 2018 Multimedia Opinion

We are all too familiar with the quintessential San Francisco food truck experience. You and your friends are downtown and you want something to eat but don’t have much time. You’ll see them off of Montgomery and Post outside the Macy’s on Thursdays. On Fridays, they’ll line up at Fort Mason’s cultural arts center, attracting ...

The sex-positive community gives back

May 2, 2018 Life 1 Comment

Sex work has notoriously been reduced to a surface-level outlet for pleasure. But for one particular industry professional, her role as a sex worker has given her tools to give back to the community in a multitude of ways. Andre Shakti, a 29-year-old professional dominatrix in the Bay Area, says her work has evolved to ...

Taste of the Bay

April 29, 2018 Life

On the 26th of April, over 20 restaurants and breweries gathered at the Metreon in downtown SF in a display of originality, ultimate craftsmanship and community at the annual SF State fundraiser, Taste of the Bay. Each year, the event gives students and food fanatics alike the chance to get to know their city through ...

Netflix and chill, Cannes

April 25, 2018 Opinion

Millennials will agree there is just something fundamentally right or comforting about streaming platforms. The idea of almost free, unlimited movies and TV shows, available on a multitude of almost unlimited devices whenever you want is a hallmark success of our generation. In some way, we pride ourselves on our dedication in supporting them. This ...

Student explores Satanism

April 25, 2018 Life

Since he was a kid, Shea Bilé says he has lived in a mystic world. Growing up in a haunted house, being exposed to disembodied voices, incidents of dreams, flickering lights, visits from his late great grandfather that brought the spontaneous smell of fresh cut roses. “My mother was pretty mystical. She was a self-proclaimed ...

The sago continues: best Asian dessert cafes in San Francisco

April 18, 2018 Life

Sago is a semi-sweet dessert that can be eaten cold or warmed up, making it a perfect selection for any weather. Throughout San Francisco, small Asian cafes harbor the delicious yet relatively unknown dessert. According to a study done by the Department of Biosource Production Science at Ehime University, Japan, sago is a vital and ...

Breathe in, stress out

April 4, 2018 Life Multimedia

Stress is a term students are all too familiar with. With the hurdle of midterms barely surpassed, graduation sending seniors into emotional turmoil and finals just around the corner, it’s no wonder college has become synonymous with stress. But in Holistic Health 380: Western Perspectives, SF State students are taught how to view stress in ...

Making the most with Madison: Best of broth worlds

March 7, 2018 Life

San Franciscans have always seemed to appreciate noodles. Maybe it’s the mild-cold weather that makes a bowl of noodles cozy or the cheap price point that attracts a crowd. Whatever the reason, noodle-oriented franchises are being noticed, and two new ones are here to stay. Ippudo SF is a sleek and modern   – slightly ...

Students have a lot to learn from wine

February 14, 2018 Life

When faced with the choice of what to drink at a party, students often feel they only have two options, cheap, watery beer or hard liquor filled with regret. While both appeal to the student’s stretched budget, a third option exists and is often left behind: wine. College students will be the first to tell ...

Vegan ice cream I didn’t hate

February 6, 2018 Opinion

Let’s face it: it’s really hard to hate ice cream. Ice cream is a privilege and remains one of the best joys of being human. There was this one time I tried to be nice to animals and bought vegan ice cream that was god-awful. I’m talking about a face-scrunching regret that made me think ...

West Portal fire under investigation

January 24, 2018 News

Tuesday night at approximately 10:40 p.m., a three-alarm fire broke out at 32 West Portal Ave. and continued to spread to two neighboring businesses, according to an official press release from the Mayor’s office this afternoon. Fire engines were dispatched at 10:42 p.m. and arrived at the scene no later than five minutes later. The ...