Ray Rice domestic violence costumes remind us how much society needs to learn

October 28, 2014 Opinion 2 Comments

Unfortunately, Halloween is no stranger to culturally misappropriated and wildly offensive costumes (queue Native American headdresses, blackface and poking fun at celebrity scandals), but the recently surfaced slew of Ray Rice Halloween costumes expose new truths about how insensitive and misinformed we are as a society. Rice was suspended indefinitely from the Baltimore Ravens after ...

OPINION: Outside Lands litters park grounds, then gives back

August 17, 2014 Opinion

Outside Lands took over Golden Gate Park last weekend, displaying a diverse range of acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore, Tiesto and Tegan and Sara, leaving our feet sore and our throats hoarse—but also an environmental impact on Golden Gate Park. The music festival, now in its seventh year, is ahead of the curve when ...

Fashion Forecast: how to dress when it’s sunny in SF

May 14, 2014 Life

San Franciscans have a multi-faceted arsenal of rain gear and are well-versed in the concept of bundling up when the fog rolls in. But they are a bit thrown off when the sun comes out. Unlike most cities where it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, San Francisco is known to ...

Levi’s brings $5 jeans to campus for Earth Day

April 23, 2014 Life

Ride your bike to work, drink out of a reusable water bottle, learn the difference between compost and landfill and don’t forget your ripped jeans because this year, bottles and cans are not the only thing students can recycle for Earth Day. The bottom level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center was abuzz with the ...

Pan African fashion show unites culture and conquers stereotypes

March 30, 2014 Life

  Tuesday, March 18, the Black Student Union deconstructed stereotypes to reconstruct African culture through their annual Pan African fashion show in Jack Adams Hall. Students modeled clothing lines from six Bay Area designers and performed in a showcase of four customary African weddings, blending the contemporary and the traditional. The show encompassed the culture ...

Society glorifies hot mess celebrities

March 12, 2014 Opinion

In our society, frivolous social networks seem to be a more pressing concept than social unrest and the average young adult can probably give you a longer list of celebrities who have been to rehab than Pulitzer Prize winners. It’s safe to say our priorities are disconcertingly skewed. Why is our culture so obsessed with ...

Campus continues celebrating Chinese New Year

February 25, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157641338924664] Excited voices and laughter reverberated off of the walls and ceilings of Jack Adams Hall. The aromatic scent of Chinese food wafted through the room and each table was covered in a bright red tablecloth and scattered with colorful confetti and Chinese candy. A feeling of warmth filled the room as a mix of students, ...

Valentine’s Day isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

February 10, 2014 Opinion

We’ve heard it all: Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday, a Hallmark holiday, a day created by greeting card and chocolate companies to celebrate something that really should be manifested all year long. It has suffered the same fate as Christmas; a day buried beneath so much consumerism, that it is no longer associated with ...

Classical musician stars play at Knuth Hall

February 6, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157640601508315] On Wednesday afternoon, while most students were in class, Knuth Hall reverberated with the sound of classical music, as violinist Jassen Todorov and pianist Adrian Borcea performed several of Mozart’s sonatas. The room erupted in applause as Todorov and Borcea walked onto the low, wooden stage and took their positions. The audience then fell ...