Gone are the days of “boy meets girl.” These days, a more likely scenario is “boy likes girl’s profile, girl lurks through boy’s pictures, boy flirtatiously messages girl.”
Who doesn’t have a friend with a great online dating story? Whether awkward, scary, sexy or dreamy, one
It wasn't until the artist lifted his handheld machine from my skin — as it buzzed like a dental drill — and wiped my ink and blood splattered arm clean that I realized I had just made a decision that would affect me for the
Data coverage, or cloud storage, is a model of networked online pools of storage where data is saved and usually hosted by third parties. The “hosts” are companies like Google or Facebook that operate the large data centers. A “cloud” is a set of computers
I used to sit in my car listening to the public radio station while I waited for my drug dealer to arrive. Shows like the "BBC News Hour," "This American Life" and "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me" droned in one ear and out the other.
The dust and LSD has finally cleared after two smelly, hippie weekends of Brochella. We have reached that time of year between music festivals. Starting May 8-12, we will have Bottlerock in Napa Valley and at the end of summer, Outside Lands, shortly followed by
Just when we thought the worst had happened — years of budget cuts, decreased classes, tuition hikes and prolonged graduations — news broke last week of a University official and his accomplice being charged with cheating SF State out of millions.
Robert Shearer, Former Director of
It's no secret that the medications prescribed by doctors aren't always healthy for us, but their disposal is even harmful for the environment. Whether it’s through the natural process of digesting these medications or disposing of them in the trash, both have had lasting effects
This is the final installment of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
It was early in the morning and I was dope sick again. The monotony was disgusting. But
With all that has gone on in the last week in Boston, you’d think that a bomb threat at a large public university would warrant a rapid and robust public response from that university’s administration.
But that was not the case at SF State.
After a suspicious package
SF State is a commuter campus, which means many students use public transportation or drive to campus to attend classes. Some students find themselves feeling particularly "green" while driving to school in their hybrid electric vehicles, because it uses less fossil fuel than a standard vehicle. Unfortunately,
We awoke on Tuesday to yet another tragic morning-after.
As was the case Sept. 12, 2001, many of us woke up wondering how anybody — whether a lone deranged individual or some demented group of sociopaths — could carry out a plan to hurt and kill
This is part two of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
As a drug addict, I spent most of my time engaged in some type of inappropriate behavior. Lying,
After four plus years of college, graduation is the one, albeit cheesy, but well-deserved ceremony we can all look forward to. The handshake of our department chair, the toss of our caps in jubilee, and yes, even the photo with dear grandma, are all something
It’s a nice summer day, 85 degrees and sunny. You decide to go to the beach, not only to show off your new summer bod, but to cool off for a swim in the Pacific. While swimming, you find yourself amongst plastic bottles that bob like buoys
My little sister was diagnosed with a specific form of autism, Asperger's Syndrome, at a very young age. I didn't understand what it meant or what she had until I was nearly a teenager, but I understood that she was different. I used to have to
This is the first part of a three-part getting sober series, which explores some of the more memorable moments that led up to my sobriety date, Dec. 19, 2008.
People often ask me how I got sober. It’s a difficult question to answer. The truth: I
San Francisco has always been the stomping grounds of activists protesting contentious issues. Abortion is no different. No matter which side of the issue you come down on, passions run high, with opponents and supporters often ending up in heated exchanges.
But while exchanges between protesters
Farmers' markets and the organic food isle have become a popular destination for growing families, the healthy eater and the environmentally conscious alike. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the number of direct-sales markets has increased 9.6 percent in the past year, with California
When I was in jail, the hardcore drug addicts and alcoholics told me not to accept a drug treatment program in the place of jail. Treatments are a hassle. Do your time, get out and get high, my junkie jail buddies told me.
So when I
My boyfriend is full of surprises. He's equal parts rock star, Prince Charming and a ridiculous nerd. He treats me like a queen, even though I repeatedly insist otherwise, and makes me laugh until my sides hurt. He's also 16 years older than me, and black.
As the national economy continues on the slow road to recovery everyone is looking for a quick way to make a buck. Our University is no different, as it looks to make the best use of its money, investing in companies that will grant the
Warning: this content contains material that may not be suitable for those who have an addiction to cigarettes but those who care about the environment should keep reading. Accordingly, the author insists that no one attempt to read this information if he or she is not in
You can’t do anything without being categorized. If you listen to a certain type of music, wear various clothing articles, enjoy artsy-fartsy films or drink your coffee black, it is inevitable that someone out there is going to place you in a social category.
We were cooking up black tar heroin at his place.
It was early in my junkie career and I didn’t yet know how to hit my vein with the needle. My friend was there to help. As he sucked up the hot black liquid with a
Thank you for your submission in the new Golden Gate Xpress. I am currently interning for the SF AIDS Foundation's syringe access services. I am a health education major and a huge proponent of harm reduction services, such as needle exchanges. One of the
With the number of impacted majors proposed to nearly double in Fall 2014, a team of Xpress writers took the time to analyze the beginnings of impaction.
Impaction happens when the number of students in a given major exceeds the resources the University can provide to
It has two, sometimes three, protruding teeth that suck energy right out of its host. It's probably around your house, slowly leeching away as you read this. It sounds like something straight out of Twilight. But it’s an environmental issue that needs addressing.
The vampire effect or phantom load is
[HTML1]Unmanned aerial vehicles — more commonly known as drones — have become invaluable to the United States military. Their presence increases every year in carrying out "necessary" assassinations against "terrorists," as does the controversy surrounding their use. In a world ruled by Murphy's Law, analyzing a newer military technology's
I wanted to begin my new column with a story about injecting heroin into my penis, but my girlfriend, Nicole, warned me it may be too soon. The audience might not be ready, she reasoned, it was like going for anal on the first date.
The refrigerator door swings open and a robust odor hits you like a ton of bricks completely disorienting your senses. What is that smell? It’s rotten food.
Was it the chicken you made a few days ago or the Chinese food that you forgot to throw out
Being a drug addict is the worst. I know. For almost five years I shot heroin every day. I lived the life of a heroin junkie: stealing, lying and doing whatever it takes to get loaded.
It is an existence that bewilders those who’ve never lived it.
Accreditation: one of the main things that keeps our departments and University administration sitting up straight and keeping tidy. Accreditation is an evaluation of a university’s ability to meet its own goals and mission. Upon gaining accreditation, that university is considered part of the approved
Lately, I’ve been watching a show called "Catfish" on MTV. It has made me realize that our generation is obsessed with how we appear online in our social media profiles.
"Catfish" is a documentary series that helps two people who have met through social media meet in
Being that 65.5 percent of SF State students are upperclassmen, there’s no doubt they are thinking about the future and taking the next steps into adulthood. These plans could include getting married and starting families.
A question students may ask is, “How many children am I
Lately, SF State has had its fair share of run-ins with free speech. Cry to God, a group of religious fanatics who came to campus a few weeks ago, raised questions of protected free speech versus protected hate speech.
Free speech issues in the public arena
In case you haven't looked for a place to live in this city recently, here's a nugget of obvious information: this city sucks for house hunting.
And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for renters, San Francisco finds itself embroiled in a heated