Opinion

California is now the first state to ban animal testing

October 17, 2018 Latest Opinion 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

“‘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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 ...

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 ...

Rom-coms make a comeback thanks to Netflix

September 15, 2018 Opinion

Romantic comedies give us hope that we’ll find the one to spend the rest of our lives with and everything else will be perfect. Superheros and psychological films have pushed rom-coms to the side and true love stories have been stale. Most studio productions have been dull and lazy. There were few choices when it ...

Anticipated bestseller hits the silver screen

September 13, 2018 Opinion

“A Simple Favor” is finally coming to theaters. Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick star in this mysterious book turned movie. The movie is about two polar opposite moms that each have their own hidden secret. Lively, who plays Emily, will actually end up missing and Kendrick, who plays Stephanie, will try to find her while ...

The true price of a good bargain

September 13, 2018 Opinion

When you find an inexpensive trendy top while working with a small shopping budget, or you’re just the kind of person who loves a good steal, it feels like you won the lottery when. Yet, in the heat of the moment we do not realize the impact that cute trendy top has on our environment. What ...

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 ...

Troye Sivan: Bloom review

September 12, 2018 Life Opinion

It’s been three years since Troye Sivan dropped his debut album, “Blue Neighborhood,” that told a story of a young queer boy yearning for love and somewhere to belong. It’s a different story now for Sivan, who isn’t afraid to share his truth and love bites with his lover. The Australian singer-songwriter started his career ...

Sonoma councilwoman fights against ‘slut-shaming’

September 4, 2018 Opinion

Anonymous threats were made to Sonoma councilwoman Rachel Hundley, who was bullied into potentially dropping out of her campaign for re-election. Why, you may ask? For posting pictures of herself at the well known art and culture festival Burning Man. On Aug. 13, Hundley received an email by a group known as Sonoma Citizens for Peace and ...

Staying social on campus

August 29, 2018 Opinion

College is a place that is filled with new opportunities and experiences. It is the place where you can meet new people, try new foods and create new memories. But how can you maintain a social life through classes, homework and tests? Our focus while in college is to pass our classes and do our ...

Letter from the Editor, Fall 2018

August 28, 2018 Opinion

Fifty years ago this fall our university’s core values and principles were redefined. It took the longest held student strike in United States history to redefine these values, and it is all thanks to the courage, persistence and resilience of our university’s Black Student Union, as well as members of the student group the Third ...

‘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 ...

Cosmetics on a College Budget

May 14, 2018 Opinion

Cosmetic culture has dramatically risen with the help of makeup tutorials, high definition pictures and reviews on social media. Millions of millennials are interested in what’s new and what’s next in cosmetics, but what happens when you can’t exactly afford the lipstick or the mascara everyone is raving about? The answer: finding duplicates of high ...

Childish Gambino’s chilling new music video addresses gun violence

May 9, 2018 Opinion

Ah, what a time to be alive. Childish Gambino just released two new singles this past Saturday and the internet went wild, as they should. Donald Glover, also known as his alter ego Childish Gambino, is back and better than ever. Glover hosted and was a musical guest this past Saturday on “Saturday Night Live” where he performed his two new singles. It feels ...

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 ...

To infinity and beyond 10 years: C Lo’s Movie Reviews

May 2, 2018 Opinion

It’s all come down to this. 10 years in the making, from 2008’s “Iron Man” all the way up to this February’s “Black Panther” — that’s almost half of my life. The Marvel cinematic universe has always brought joy to me with every new film that builds upon their franchise. I’ve grown up with these ...

‘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 ...

J. Cole says no to drugs on “KOD”

April 25, 2018 Opinion

When I found out that J. Cole was dropping his latest album, “KOD,” just four days after it was anounced, I was excited but wary. His last album, “4 Your Eyez Only,” left me somewhat disappointed, but I still remembered how excellent he was on past projects like “Born Sinner” and “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” ...

Return of the troopers

April 25, 2018 Opinion

It’s always fun to see old friends again, especially when you know they make you laugh. Seventeen years later, Vermont gets its finest police force back. Make no mistake. During the entire time of “Super Troopers 2,” I found myself laughing at jokes that already passed but still made me giggle long after the punchline. ...