Going to Coachella was a last-second decision. The best sorts of adventures start that way. You don’t plan out challenging or memorable moments, they plan you. Like a perfect storm I got the days off, bought a ticket and hopped into a friend’s car.
I am a bigger, curvier woman. I've been that way for as long as I can remember and I have finally learned how to love my fat.
Learning to love my fat didn’t come easy. After years of hating myself and giving into societal pressures surrounding
Last year when I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco, the first thing that caught my eye was a girl dressed in an anime costume wearing a colorful wig and dancing on a small stage. I stopped and stared, and then found
Once again, a dim light is brightened by Kendrick Lamar. In a time when it’s needed most, his thought process on what is currently happening to and within the black community is relayed in Lamar’s latest album DAMN. Current issues regarding black youth in America
The SF State community experienced an especially trying past week. The surprising announcement and sudden cancellation of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s speech Thursday stirred controversy and invoked emotional response among multitudes of individuals and organizations — reactions rippled out from our campus and into the
Racism is dead. All is good in the world and we are all one big happy family. At least according to PepsiCo Inc.’s latest commercial.
For anyone who has yet to see the commercial, Kendall Jenner leaves the comfort of her modeling pedestal to join a
I was recently standing on the corner of 45th Street and Sloat Avenue in the unusually warm San Francisco air -— with small beads of sweat forming on the back of my neck and around 15 pounds of camera equipment in tow. I was patiently
On March 28, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters had to defend herself (again) to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly after he mocked her hair in response to Waters criticizing President Trump.
“I didn’t hear a word she said, I was looking at the James Brown wig,” O’Reilly
One of these quarterbacks is not like the others: Mike Glennon, Brian Hoyer, Josh Mccown, Matt Barkley and Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick is the only one listed that has led his team to a Super Bowl. He is the only one who started more than half
“This new faith has emerged from a bizarre fusion of the cultural bohemianism of San Francisco with the hi-tech industries of Silicon Valley,” wrote Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron in their 1995 paper “The Californian Idealogy.”
The “new faith” was a strange hybrid of Reaganomics and
The Raiders announced their relocation to Las Vegas on Monday, leaving fans such as myself heartbroken. One of my earliest memories as a Raider fan is taking the BART to my first ever football game with my dad.
I was nine or 10 years old
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Being a health educator for freshmen at Gateway High School means I must walk
The day started around noon with a few older Berkeley women in their pink hats and anti-Trump posters on and ready to go. Over the first hour both sides started trickling in at opposite ends of the park. Speakers from By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)
I have been dating my partner for four years now. I truly believe our relationship has lasted with the 200-mile distance standing between us due to the respect we have for one another and our relationship.
Politics never came up between us until last year,
Every young basketball player’s dream is to play in the NBA and have their own signature shoe.
Most of us don’t get there, so we settle for wearing the shoes of our favorite players. Famous ballers like Jordan, Kobe, LeBron and Curry, and the shoe companies,
My partner and I have been dating for almost five years. For almost four of those years we have been in a long distance relationship.
We started dating when we were 16. We were juniors in high school and we had our whole future ahead of
My best friend is the only girl I know who wears heels to school most days; her tall graceful figure gliding across campus to the sound of click-clack-click-clack. Our endless inside jokes make me laugh at the most inappropriate times, and her warm smile is
When I was 19 I had a pregnancy scare. It was our first weekend alone together and on the first night the condom broke.
We stayed up all night talking about what we were going to do until 7 a.m. when our local Walgreens would
I had sex for the first time when I was 14. I was young, scared and lacked the knowledge mothers often pass down to their daughters.
He told me if I loved him I would have sex with him. He told me he deserved it after
Ever since I was a wide-eyed 11-year-old in middle school, I dreamed about receiving a lavish heart-shaped box of chocolates, secret love letter or bouquet of red roses stuffed in my locker as a way of one of my crushes admitting and professing their love.
I’m not a person who ever feels “nostalgic” for a simpler time in history. But lately I’ve been wondering how it must have felt in 1945, right after the soldiers came home from Europe.
Back then, Americans were largely racist and sexist, but from sea to
Recognizing your sexual identity can be a liberating moment in life. But all too often young women are demonized by a dirty four-letter word we all know way too well: slut.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the word slut is defined as a promiscuous woman,
I have never been a person to pull out all the stops for Valentine’s Day. The most I have ever done to celebrate the holiday is wait for the discount chocolates on Feb. 15.
Often times, couples are trying to figure out what to get
I am the oldest of four and I am a first-generation Mexican-American. Mexico is the land of my mother and her mother. It is the land of my ancestors but it is not my land, it is not my home.
I know nothing of Mexico other
Another three executive orders were signed by the president today, all of which are important in some way.
But Saturday’s biggest story centered around the sudden and chaotic implementation of Trump’s refugee ban. Among the 109 people detained at airports across the country were several legal
With yet another executive action signed on Friday, the new president has adopted some extreme measures to vet refugees seeking to enter the United States. CNN obtained a copy of the draft and reported that it contains a 30-day ban on all refugees from
Thursday began with the anticipation of a press conference to address the president’s recent obsession with voter fraud. Initial reports indicated that he would sign a directive ordering an investigation into what he believes could be up to 5 million fraudulent ballots cast for
It was a busy day for the new president as he began implementing changes that would be felt for many years to come.
Immigration, border security and the wall:
President Trump authorized the immediate planning and future construction of the “wall with a big, very beautiful
Donald J. Trump made a lot of huge promises on the campaign trail, and in early November he published his “Contract with the American Voter,” which outlined his priorities for the first 100 days of his presidency. Now that he’s become President Trump, we’ll be
I am usually one to enjoy my 2 a.m. rendezvous with my partner. Especially after not seeing him for months at a time, but lately there has been a problem in the bedroom.
It’s been happening for a few months now, but recently it has gotten
Greedy fat cats in wool suits and leather shoes seek to steal a woman’s freedom and claim it’s not her right to choose. No matter who or what you pray to, a man has no business telling a woman what to do with her body.
I learned English at the age of 8 after spending hours watching cartoons; acquiring the language came easy at that age. Since then I’ve had mastery over both Spanish and English.
I have my occasional identity dilemma, as much as any other young individual who has
One of the enduring thoughts I will take away from this semester is that art is not only a powerful vessel of self-expression, but a tool of representation for a public much larger than an individual.
Costanoan Ohlone historian and activist Ann Marie Sayers highlighted the
In high school, I never really fit in. I had friends, but I never truly felt like I belonged to a certain group. Even though I am African-American, I never fit in with the Black girls at school because I was told I wasn’t “Black
In the fall of 2001, as I turned for Salaam at the end of Jumah salat, Islamic Friday prayer, I craned my neck over my shoulder, first to the right and then to the left. From the corner of my eye I saw a White
Editor’s note: this is an open letter in response to Tomi Lahren, host of TheBlaze’s commentary show “Tomi,” and her recent “Final Thoughts” segment regarding the Trump Presidency and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Dear Tomi Lahren,
I would like to begin by stating that this