Fashion trends at summer festivals often come under scrutiny for their cultural appropriation. Bindis have been one of the biggest trends at festivals and it needs to stop.
Summer festivals like Coachella have their own fashion and set their own trends. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kendall
It's that time of year again – when girls wear flower crowns, fanny packs come back in style and fratty electro-bros feel the need to shotgun a beer at 8 a.m. Yes, festival season has returned.
Coachella Weekend 1 has just passed, and now others, like myself, are
After having spent four months at an American university, one of the biggest differences I have noticed is how education here, contrary to Scandinavia, is something you pay for and, in that sense, a part of the free market. This affects a lot of things in
San Francisco’s new paid family leave law is a big step forward for advocates of the cause. New parents who have worked for a company for at least 180 days will now be entitled to six weeks of fully paid leave.
This plan places San Francisco
There will never be another Kobe Bryant. His competitive drive to be the best ever was second to none. His teammates have reinforced the fact that Kobe's the hardest-working player to ever step on the hardwood. He was willing to outwork everyone to be the very
The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; climate change is real and accelerating every second. In the last year alone, we have experienced record-breaking heat and droughts that have impacted millions of people and have cost billions.
Who is responsible for climate change? We are set up to believe
In a display of childlike ignorance, North Carolina State Rep. Ken Goodman muddled the concepts of gender identity and sexual orientation during an interview with NPR Tuesday morning.
The segment centered on Goodman’s support of the recently passed HB2, or “bathroom bill,” which requires people to
Over the past few weeks, Xpress’ coverage of both the College of Ethnic Studies funding controversy and the viral dreadlocks video has drawn a particularly nasty breed of Internet denizen out of the woodwork and made it very clear that the type of education provided
Nothing gets under my skin more than an adoption joke. I was adopted at the ripe young age of 5 months old. Fortunately, I was afforded the immense privilege of leaving the foster care system early. My parents never sat me down and had a
Celebrity news has seen yet another case of slut-shaming and double standards this past week.
R&B singer Kehlani was accused of cheating on her boyfriend Kyrie Irving with her ex, Canadian singer and rapper PartyNextDoor, after PND posted a photo on Instagram of him holding her
March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility. If you weren’t aware, or didn’t even know that such a day existed, that’s understandable. It’s typical for trans people to be invisible, at least until we are brutally murdered for simply existing. It then becomes a grotesque kind
Tinder, as infamous as it is, has become the cultural norm as far as dating goes among the under-30 set. Meeting a potential date or hookup on the app has become almost more normal than meeting them through any other medium, virtual or otherwise.
I spotted it from across the room and immediately hurried my pace. Gingerly hung in the cold, dead space of a stark, white room in the Museum of Modern Art was a vibrant self-portrait by Frida Kahlo, rich with color. I was surprised that Kahlo
I shared my first photo on Instagram in January 2011, three short months after the app launched on iOS.
It's an awkward, duck-faced selfie snapped in the car and horrendously filtered with X-Pro II (never again!). More than five years and 1,400 photos later, my duck
Students and faculty at colleges and universities have become all-too-familiar with the endless cycle of sexual harassment allegations at their institutions: Faculty or staff member is accused, faculty or staff member is found in violation of sexual harassment policies, faculty or staff member receives slap
I’m 24 years old, and I can’t catch or throw a ball. When I was in elementary school, I tried participating in after-school soccer and basketball and other sports like gymnastics, karate and dance, but never with positive results. My gymnastics teacher even asked me
San Francisco recently experienced nearly two straight weeks of rainy weather thanks to El Niño, which was enough to make some people forget about one of the largest issues still facing California – the devastating and ever-mounting drought.
When a relatively large storm rolls in and engulfs
Sitting in the library for hours on end studying for midterms is an all too familiar experience for many students. That one little pill can ease the stress and hassle of studying sounds more than tempting.
More likely than not, you’re familiar with Adderall, a pill used to
Following in the footsteps of sister Lana Wachowski, “Matrix” director Lilly Wachowski has come out as a transgender woman, but not entirely on her own terms.
In a statement to the Windy City Times, Wachowski revealed that reporters have been hounding her agent for the past year,
SF State celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday by having a two-hour-long event in Malcolm X Plaza with music, sex education and spoken word and dance performances. Men cooked for women in a quaint reversal of stereotypical binary gender roles, and helped orchestrate the festivities.
Twenty-six thousand California State University faculty, including lecturers, counselors, coaches and librarians are poised to strike across all 23 campuses on April 13th if we do not receive a 5 percent salary increase for year two of our contract. The California Faculty Association has been negotiating with
The first question you get from your professors after spring break often is, “How many of you did something amazing over the break?"
Can you hear the crickets in your head already? That trip to Iceland you were looking at on Groupon is now haunting you. It's
I don’t know what magical powers the Kardashian family possess that make everyone hate them, but I’m obsessed with whatever witchcraft they’re performing. It’s like they’re spending every night spilling a gallon of virgin blood, a vial of Kylie Jenner’s lip kit and lock of
SF State has been in turmoil since it was announced last week that the historic College of Ethnic Studies would face budgetary restrictions in the coming fiscal year.
Students and faculty presented President Leslie E. Wong with a list of demands, marched in protest and held
There's nothing like having your first child. That being said, modern pop culture would have you believe that birth is a magical passage full of sunshine and rainbows, but everything I was told about giving birth did absolutely nothing to prepare me for its realities.
If you’ve ever seen a young Punjabi man, you’ve probably noticed his turban. Aside from being stylish, it’s a religious sign of spirituality and holiness in the Sikh faith. The Punjabi Sikh culture is one of pride, and the pagri is a sign of respect
Sometimes school gets the best of you. Sometimes the work load is too much, or the frat parties are too fun, or you'd rather sleep through your morning class and get brunch instead, and then it just feels awkward to go back because the semester's
New research released Monday definitively linked the recent global increase in coastal flooding to rise in sea level as a result of man-made global warming.
Though climate change is an issue scientists have been aware of for decades, it’s also been a problem people feel distant
Kanye West has unapologetically put his ego on full blast in his new album, "The Life of Pablo." I’m not one who agrees with everything he says or does, but that’s the Kanye of today – an egotistical artist who says and does what he
When I heard the news that a movie would be made based on the life of transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, I was cautiously optimistic. When I heard that Eddie Redmayne, a cisgender actor, would be playing Elbe, that optimism plummeted. This isn’t the first time
I’ve always had a strong, “you-do-you” policy when it comes to religion. You do you, and you believe in what you want, as long as you aren’t harming anyone.
Growing up, I remember sitting in my Sunday school class and thinking, “Hey guys, this isn’t for
Soccer is more than just a sport. It’s passion; it’s a religion – it’s a work of art. It doesn’t matter where you play the game; it’s the same set of rules, playing time and ball.
Some soccer fans might agree that Europe is home to some of the
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of a heart attack Saturday, and Republican senators wasted no time in letting the U.S. know that they would block any attempt by President Barack Obama to nominate a new justice.
The Republicans, who have enjoyed a conservative majority on the
Public service announcement to those who are shaming Beyoncé for expressing her “blackness”: she owes you nothing.
Beyoncé shocked the world during her Super Bowl halftime performance showcasing her new single, “Formation.” Her performance featured all black female dancers who were dressed as members of the
Most people I know would rather call an Uber after a late night out rather than spend hours on any of San Francisco's nighttime buses, which run sporadically and take forever. Unfortunately, Uber might not always be the safest option.
On February 11, Uber agreed to settle two lawsuits
Anal sex isn’t anything new, and, regardless of sexual orientation, many men aren't afraid of a little backdoor action from time to time.
We’ve seen various references to butt exploration in popular culture recently. There was an entire story-arc dedicated to “pegging” on Comedy Central’s "Broad City,"