Opinion

Big money in politics is eroding our democracy

November 14, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Need To Impeach campaign gained traction with the newly invigorated Democratic Party, who won the majority in the House of Representatives in the midterms. Need To Impeach has a list of nine impeachable offenses that President Donald Trump has committed. The Democratic Party now has the ability to do what some Americans ...

Hozier teases new album with ‘Movement’

November 14, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

Hozier returns with a brand new song titled, “Movement” in support of his upcoming untitled album set to arrive early next year. The accompanying video, released on the same day, features ballet dancer Sergei Polunin. The 28-year-old Irish songwriter has been busy at work since the release of his self titled first album in 2014. ...

Heroes die too: the complex legacy of Stan Lee

November 14, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

The man who became the face of Marvel Studios through cameos and outspoken opinions on social justice became a role-model and father figure to innumerable enthusiasts who were unable to voice what they felt, or admired the messages portrayed through the Marvel stories — Stan Lee, has died at the age of 95. Arguably the ...

How California has stacked up a democratic dream team of state officials hell-bent on ending the Trump administration

November 12, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

After last week’s midterm elections, California has reclaimed and even gained in their position as the strongest blue state in the country. A list of retaining and newly elected officials has given the state a democratic dream team set on their continued political war against the Trump administration. In a record voter turnout for a ...

You’re a cool one, Mr. Grinch

November 10, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

There is no denying that the 1966 animation, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,” is a Christmas classic holding an irreplaceable place in the hearts of many. In 2000, the Grinch went Hollywood in the popular live-action adaptation starring comedian Jim Carrey and narrated by Anthony Hopkins. A new generation was awakened to the greatness of ...

Megan Kelly off the air after “blackface” remarks

November 7, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Surprise, Megyn Kelly has made yet another racial comment on her talk show, “Megyn Kelly Today.” Her show on NBC was cancelled for her comments regarding how wearing blackface for Halloween should not be considered racist. This came from the white, female journalist who has made numerous racial and biased remarks in the past. Kelly ...

Troye Sivan conquered ‘20gayteen’

November 3, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Nearing the end of his North American ‘Bloom’ tour, Troye Sivan dazzled during his first of two sold-out shows at the Masonic Auditorium. “When I was recording ‘Bloom,’ I would always think of San Francisco whenever I’d think about the tour,” Sivan said. Contrasting the energetic, electric sounds of “Blue Neighborhood” (and the accompanying ‘Suburbia’ ...

“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” forgoes humor for a dark twist

November 1, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

Released a few days before Halloween, Netflix’s “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” meets expectations with an eerie, dark magic vibe. Unfortunately, the first couple of episodes drag as they establish characters and Sabrina’s relationship with them. However, as the show progresses, the episodes get better and better. Sabrina Spellman is a typical 15-year-old school girl ...

Prop C Opposition Part of a Greater Issue In American Politics

October 31, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Proposition C is a San Francisco ballot measure in the upcoming Nov. 6 election, proposed by Our City Our Home, aimed at providing services for the homeless through new housing, medical services and clean public restrooms. San Francisco’s homeless population sits at 7,499, according to the San Francisco Homeless Count Survey. The United Nations released ...

Daredevil Season 3: Noticeable Lack of POC’s

October 25, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Season three of Marvel’s Daredevil dropped Friday, Oct. 19, on Netflix following the announcement of Iron Fist and Luke Cage’s cancellation. Daredevil’s third season takes place after the first season of Defenders, where Matt Murdock, portrayed by Charlie Cox, sacrificed himself to save the super team composed of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica ...

Dear Taylor Swift

October 24, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

Celebrities are not often viewed as people who should throw their political views into the public eye. Yet in more recent years celebrities have taken time to express their political viewpoints, and whether they lean right or left. Pop singer Taylor Swift recently took to Instagram to shed some light on the upcoming midterm elections. ...

Twitter’s newest fad: #HimToo

October 23, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

#HimToo is Twitter’s newest fad; to many’s dismay. Many people believe the viral hashtag is a cruel play on words mocking the #MeToo movement. However, #HimToo goes much deeper than that. #HimToo actually originated as a hashtag used for male victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, according to Wired. The misinterpretation of this hashtag ...

Trump disregards slayed journalist

October 23, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

The Saudi government confirmed on Oct. 20, three weeks after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, that he was murdered. Khashoggi went missing on Oct. 2 after visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to obtain marriage documents for his wife. The Saudi government claimed for nearly three ...

Being a woman in modern society

October 20, 2018 Latest Life Opinion 0 Comments

For as long as I can remember, being a woman is filled with this need for perfection. The concept of having the right lipstick, liking pink, and being skinny and pretty makes us feel like we are closer to a never-ending struggle. The fact of the matter is that most of us look at ourselves ...

California is now the first state to ban animal testing

October 17, 2018 Latest Opinion

It is a popular opinion that animal-tested products are bad and should be stopped. There are many organizations that support this ban on animal testing, such as the humane society and PETA. However, not many people know exactly what animal testing includes. The tests most commonly performed are skin and eye irritation tests, repeated force ...

Travis Scott: A rager for a new generation

October 15, 2018 Latest Opinion

“‘99 took Astroworld, it had to relocate – Told the dogs I’d bring it back; it was a seal of faith,” proclaims Travis Scott on his track “Stargazing” off his album “Astroworld,” released in August. This is a testament to the monstrous image the 26-year-old Houston native has carved out for himself. Known by many monikers, ...

The not-so-hidden truth about Hollywood

October 11, 2018 Opinion

There has been a lot of hidden truths revealed in the past few years, with Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Piven and Brett Ratner accused of sexual harassment and Kevin Spacey’s career ending with his revealed sexual misconduct.  One of the most significant allegations has been against Bill Cosby, once known as America’s sweetheart, who has finally ...

Advocates recognize Mental Health Awareness Day

October 10, 2018 Life Opinion

Every day, millions of Americans are faced with the reality of living with a mental illness. Each year on Oct. 10, healthcare professionals and associations raise awareness on mental illnesses across America. The World Federation for Mental Health first enacted “Mental Health Awareness Day” in 1992 to bring attention to the major effects of mental ...

Make social media normal again

October 10, 2018 Latest Opinion

Kanye West, or should I say Ye West, has proved it all. From musical mogel to fashion designer and now ex-social media icon, the “College Dropout” artist even went back to college and received an honorary doctoral degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while juggling being a father and artist throughout ...

House of horrors, a Craigslist nightmare

October 4, 2018 Opinion

Looking for a place to live in San Francisco is a never-ending challenge for students, young professionals, families or anyone making under six figures. The websites are endless when looking for a room to rent, but Craigslist is always a go-to for most people and one of the original rental sites. It’s a known fact ...

Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation a step closer to erosion of US

October 3, 2018 Opinion

Trump-ism has spread from the executive branch to the GOP and now threatens the legitimacy of the Supreme Court. Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination has been delayed pending an FBI investigation into sexual accusations made against him by three women. The GOP should not confirm him until these accusations against him have been resolved. This Trump-style phenomenon ...

Kavanaugh Case Prompts Emotional Survivor Stories on Social Media

October 3, 2018 Opinion

Amid Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination scandal, unfolding in front of the public eye and his defense team consisting of a misogynistic president infamously known to be a womanizer and perpetrator of attempted rape to his own ex-wife, victims around the world are reliving the trauma of sexual assault with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s emotional ...

It’s a human right, period.

September 26, 2018 Latest Opinion 1 Comment

Earlier this month, Scotland became the first country to tackle “period poverty” head on by offering free period products for all students – and for once, America needs to take some notes. Alleen Campbell, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, announced that the $6.4 million investment will provide the “essential products” to ...

Big brands join popular social movements

September 25, 2018 Latest Opinion

Racial injustice, gun control and fur-free products in the fashion industry are just three of the many social movements that have caught the interest of big brands this September and have put many consumers on the fence. From Nike’s recent “Just Do It” campaign with former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick to San Francisco’s ...

Ford and Kavanaugh: Supreme Court deja vu

September 25, 2018 Opinion

At a suburban high school party in 1982, a man trapped a woman in a room, pinned her to a bed and began drunkenly groping her as he attempted to remove her clothes. He put his hand over her mouth when she tried to scream as his drunk friend watched and egged him on. This, ...

Eminem vs. MGK beef shows no signs of slowing down

September 20, 2018 Opinion

There are always celebrity feuds occurring in Hollywood, but the most recent; and most entertaining has been between Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly. Otherwise known as MGK. Since Eminem has dropped his phenomenal album, “Kamikaze,” he has reportedly taken shots at MGK with his song “Not Alike.” The beef all began in 2012 when Machine ...

Asian-Americans’ successful roles in mainstream Hollywood

September 19, 2018 Life Opinion

Asian-Americans have scratched the surface of romantic comedies in Hollywood and are paving the way for future ethnic groups to dominate the film industry by making it big on both the big screens and small screens this summer . The Netflix original film “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” and Warner Bros. film “Crazy ...

“A Simple Favor” has some dark twists

September 19, 2018 Opinion

“A Simple Favor” started off hot Friday, earning $5.92 million in the box office, according to Forbes. Blake Lively shifted from her normal type of “heroine” roles to the mysterious, sociopathic character she plays in “A Simple Favor.” This movie, adapted from the Darcey Bell novel, is a darker version of “Gone Girl,” with humor added in. Lively ...

Umpires strike back: unionizing can help combat double standards

September 17, 2018 Opinion

Serena Williams is a legendary tennis player. Although she did not win the United States Open Final, she’s still the most talked about tennis player today. This tennis season has not been kind to her. The U.S. Open Final sparked controversy over whether the double standards applied to female tennis players. Everything that Williams had ...

U.S. foreign aid withdrawal also hurts America

September 17, 2018 Opinion

The United States’ goodwill around the globe might be the most important saving grace this country has against truly widespread animosity against America. The international policies this administration has adopted so far — not to mention all of our fearless leader’s badmouthing of other countries — appears dead-set on alienating our former allies. Meanwhile, we’re ...