Colin Kaepernick, my hometown hero

September 13, 2018 Opinion

Just do it. Three days prior to the start of the NFL season, Nike did just that. Nike revealed their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign featuring the NFL’s most controversial face, Colin Kaepernick. What Nike did was more than a well-crafted marketing strategy, it was a political statement. The campaign image is a black-and-white portrait ...

‘Overboard’ manages to stay afloat

May 15, 2018 Opinion

The 1987 Gary Marshall romantic comedy, “Overboard,” has been revamped with a new script and cast that answers the call for a more diverse, modern approach and all-around 2018 appropriate. Originally starring real-life couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, the film surrounded an uppity heiress and the Oregonian contractor she stiffed. After falling overboard and ...

‘I Feel Pretty’ now too

April 25, 2018 Opinion

I have struggled with body confidence for as long as I can remember. Lucky for me, comedy saved me. It provided me an escape to my daily struggles. I vividly remember watching “Real Women have Curves,” the comedy-drama starring America Ferrera when I was in middle school. It was the first time I had ever ...

High taxes, high reward?

April 25, 2018 Life

Thousands of people gathered for the annual 4/20 festivities in Golden Gate Park, the first since the legalization of recreational cannabis. From cannabis infused brownies to lemonade, attendees had their pick of product but not necessarily the product they would have chosen. Recreational sales for the substance began on Jan.1 in California after approval of ...

High taxes, high reward?

April 23, 2018

Thousands of people gathered for the annual 4/20 festivities in Golden Gate Park, the first since the legalization of recreational cannabis. From cannabis infused brownies to lemonade, attendees had their pick of product but not necessarily the product they would have chosen. Recreational sales for the substance began on Jan.1 in California after approval of ...

Coachella: music over ethics

April 11, 2018 Opinion

The Weeknd.  Beyoncé.  Eminem.  When these three household names were announced as this year’s headliners for the 2018 Coachella, which is taking place from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 22, it seemed nearly every 20-something college student was ready to get their wristband. That is, everyone but me. As an avid music lover and ...

Transgender Visibility: A Work in Progress

March 31, 2018 Life

The spirit of the first-ever recorded act of collective queer resistance to social oppression and police harassment in the U.S. occurred took place in the Tenderloin District in August 1966 and was embodied at the campus sponsored event for International Transgender Day of Visibility (ITDOV). “It’s nice to see that other people care about trans ...

UndocuWeek: A Space for Undocumented Students

March 15, 2018 Life

As everyone on the dancefloor was dancing along to Caballo Dorado’s “Payaso de Rodeo,” it was clear that UndocuWeek accomplished its goal of bringing people together. “We wanted to do something that didn’t have anything to do with organizing.  We wanted to come out and destress, get to know each other,” said Janet Lopez, 23, ...

Sucia: a Latina Cinderella story

March 7, 2018 Life

She travels far. All the way to allá [there].” This line embodies the spirit of “Sucia,” a girl who is determined to reach her dreams after she realizes that she cannot be herself in a place where no one else is like her. Even if it means leaving home, she’s eager to see herself represented ...

#NationalCondomMonth launch event creates a dialogue

February 8, 2018 Life

The Health Promotion & Wellness unit held their first #NationalCondomMonth launch event at Malcolm X Plaza on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The condom themed event included interactive activities for students like a condom dispenser scavenger hunt, condom community art piece, spin the condom trivia wheel, safe sex materials and resource tables. “This is the first year ...