Opinion

Eminem vs. MGK beef shows no signs of slowing down

September 20, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

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 ...

“A Simple Favor” has some dark twists

September 19, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

“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 ...

U.S. foreign aid withdrawal also hurts America

September 17, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

“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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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 ...

Risk vs. Reward: Two womens health care professionals offer insight to the dangers of egg harvesting

August 29, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

An April 25th article in the Golden Gate Xpress about donating eggs raises important issues for young women considering this option. It reminds us, too, of an email sent to an SFSU faculty member in September 2017 asking that she inform her students about how young women could provide/sell their eggs to UCSF’s Center for ...

Letter from the Editor, Fall 2018

August 28, 2018 Opinion 0 Comments

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. ...

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 ...

I won’t be able to buy a home in my beloved Bay Area

April 18, 2018 Opinion

Born in San Francisco and raised in the East Bay, the Bay Area holds a very special place in my heart. My parents immigrated from Mexico to San Francisco for a better life for me and my sister, but little did they know this so-called ‘better life’ came with a lot of stress. I imagined ...

More maintenance, less problems

April 18, 2018 Opinion

Knowing how to do basic automotive maintenance is just as necessary as being able to manage homework, work and having a decent social life. Although it might require you to buy some tools and spend a bit out of pocket, it will definitely be worth your time in the long run. By maintaining your own ...

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 ...

Letter to the editor

April 11, 2018 Opinion

Like all Americans, I was horrified and angry about the Stoneman Douglas shooting. We all want to protect our schools but the focus on firearms will only lead to knee-jerk laws that criminalize and alienate millions of Americans, including some of my friends who are former military [personnel] and own firearms. It is nonsense to ...

An empowering debut for Kali Uchis is made with “Isolation”

April 11, 2018 Opinion

Kali Uchis, a Colombian American singer that has been on my radar since she was 17, has finally released her debut album “Isolation,” at the age of 24. The dreamy, psychedelic album is exactly what fans should have expected from Uchis. Rhythm and blues, funk and reggaeton fill the new tracks just as much as ...

“A Quiet Place” whispers something new

April 11, 2018 Opinion

I think we all take the sense of hearing for granted far too much. We never appreciate the subtleties of how far audio has made strides within the film industry. Films like “Gravity” get all the praise, yet sometimes people don’t realize it’s for different reasons such as the immersive sound atmosphere this film creates. ...

Social media ‘brain hacking’

April 4, 2018 Opinion

Everything I’ve hated about myself — from my hair, to my body, my accomplishments, my relationships — stemmed from what I’ve seen on social media. It goes without saying that social media is a part of most Americans’ lives. I don’t know anybody who isn’t on social media. It’s fun. It’s a way to connect ...

OP-ED: A’s bullpen the strength of the team

April 4, 2018 Opinion

The 2018 season has begun, and there is little hope that the Oakland Athletics will make the playoffs, but there is one place where they have improved: the bullpen. Over the offseason, the A’s made pitching a priority, and relief pitching was at the top of that list. They added veteran long man Yusmeiro Petit, ...

C Lo’s Movie Reviews: He-e-e-e-re’s Spielberg!

March 28, 2018 Opinion

I spent much of my childhood entertained by pop culture’s endless commodities. They made me happy — being introduced to the worlds of Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros. and Disney’s classic animated films. The world of film made the biggest impact on my life in terms of who I am as a ...

Rally to #FundTheDream

March 28, 2018 Opinion

On April 4th – the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King – the California Faculty Association (CFA) and Students for Quality Education (SQE) invite our campus community to join us in Sacramento as we demand additional state funding for the California State University. Governor Brown’s budget proposal of only $92 million more for ...

My American Dream is hopeless

March 28, 2018 Opinion

When I was a little kid, America was always the country I wanted to come to. Studying in America was always my dream. Spending the past three years in the United States has been a life-changing experience. However, I feel like my American Dream is about to end. As graduation is right around the corner, ...

Lil boat, big problems

March 15, 2018 Opinion

The self-proclaimed “King of Teens,” Lil Yachty, has been at the forefront of today’s hip-hop discussions since his single “One Night” went viral and catapulted him into the social media limelight. Since then, the 20-year-old has completely seized the opportunity. He’s marketed himself amazingly well, wedging his way into pop culture’s mainstream and even earning ...