[media-credit name="Illustration by Reid Cammack" align="alignright" width="427"][/media-credit]After a recent shuffle at my boyfriend’s house, he’s moved into a room with only one other person instead of two. I couldn’t be more excited about it, because that means I won’t have to wake up to a chorus
Browsing through the familiar blue-lined Facebook icon, I perused the daily newsfeed on my iPhone. There, I observed a new trend that was littered throughout the daily feed: dueling hashtags of #prayforparis and #dontprayforparis were scattered in the comment section of Pray for Paris's Facebook page,
In middle school and high school, I used Facebook to post about my day, share pictures of my recent family vacations and see what romantic relationships had formed, but boy, how times have changed.
Recently, it seems like the social networking site has died down. It's become a
I imagine Gwen Stefani lives a pretty simple life. She sleeps in every morning, gets up to shower off whatever diseases Blake Shelton gave her the night before, and then looks in the mirror and decides how racist she wants to be that day.
Recently, Stefani has gone
I've never dated a married man, but I imagine it feels a lot like dating someone who is in the closet.
Coming into one's own sexuality can be a beautiful experience. "Coming out" is a time when you are first starting to welcome your own sexual
University of Missouri President Timothy M. Wolfe handed in his resignation Monday after football players and a graduate student rallied against his inadequate response to a string of racist incidents.
“This institution is a source of pride for the state and beacon of hope for
Between 8 and 11 p.m. on Thursdays, I am not to be disturbed. I have my kettle corn next to my blackberry Izze and a big plate of nachos. With my feet propped up, I turn on the television, and the night begins: ABC's "Thank God It's Thursday" lineup, featuring
President Barack Obama announced a comprehensive plan Nov. 2 to bolster rehabilitation for former inmates.
At the top of his list is an $8 million grant to fund reentry education programs for those previously in jail and an $8.7 million grant funding permanent supportive housing programs that will provide stable
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Between our fixation with dating apps, our love for shows like "The Bachelor" and our overuse of the term “bae,” our generation is obsessed with relationships. However, your 20s are the absolute worst time in your life to be in one.
Most of my family is insanely conservative and racist. Since I only see them once or twice a year, I usually forget how terrible they are, and once I finally see them, I am shocked by their ignorance. Luckily, I won’t have to endure that shock this
The repetitive thud of footsteps echoes throughout the cardio room in SF State’s Village Fitness Center. A group of girls run on the treadmill, all wearing the same grim expression on their face as they crank out 30 minutes of monotonous cardio.
When I enter the weight
San Francisco’s last gun shop, the High Bridge Arms, is scheduled to close later this month as a result of strict gun regulations in the city. According to The Guardian, gun dealers in San Francisco are required “to carry liability insurance, report inventory details and
People who support companies that donate to anti-queer organizations are also promoting anti-queer causes. Stopping at Memories Pizza, a restaurant who has been openly discriminatory against gay couples, on a vacation to Indiana may seem justified at the time if you need a quick bite to eat,
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The scariest part of Halloween is not the monsters or gory costumes but how ignorant people are about other cultures.
During Halloween, we often see people dressed as Native Americans for “Cowboys and Indians” partner costumes, the fiesta girl or
I've had my ups and downs with sports gambling. I've sulked about the over-under even when my favorite teams were winning, almost had my ass kicked by a bar full of Manny Pacquiao fans and leaped off my couch because of meaningless touchdowns or home runs
A long, long time ago in a barn far, far away, the Virgin Mary gave birth to a little, bloody baby Jesus. Mary gave life to our lord and savior so we could eventually celebrate his birth with bright Christmas trees and overplayed Mariah Carey
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I’ve never been a particularly avid watcher of “America’s Next Top Model,” but when I’m home all day and there’s an “ANTM” marathon running, you bet your ass I’m watching it. I’m watching the first makeovers, the go-sees, the terrible
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill earlier this month mandating sexual health education for all students in public schools from seventh to 12th grade as of Jan. 1, 2016.
Prior to this, state law merely sanctioned schools to teach “age-appropriate” reproductive health education and only mandated
The roaring fans shouting “MVP!” and “Let’s go Warriors!” is what gave the "Roaracle" its name. Ever since I can remember, I've cheered on the Golden State Warriors from section 108 at the Oracle Arena, but that's about to change.
After calling Oakland their home for 43
Let’s take a moment to applaud those who are still living proof of the phrase "ignorance is bliss" in the year 2015.
Social media exploded after a Facebook user posted a photo of himself with his co-worker's African American son. The man, Gerod Roth, posed for a
Diversity has always been at the core of our university’s values. In November, SF State will celebrate the 46th anniversary of the College of Ethnic Studies, the only one of its kind. The school was just ranked No. 24 on Best College Reviews’ list of
Sometimes it happens when I meet someone who only speaks Spanish and assumes the same of me. Other times it happens on the soccer field after a joyous outcry of "Golazo!"
No matter what the scenario is, I've come to terms with the fact that at some point after meeting me, people will
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Last week, I was dancing at a bar in the Castro on a Wednesday night with some friends and
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Growing up in the suburbs of Sacramento, I was the fabulous little poster boy for the gay stereotype. My childhood obsession with “The Sound of Music” and Barbie dolls eventually evolved into a teenage love for “Glee” and Lady Gaga, the
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The girls I've befriended over the years discuss practically every detail about their sex lives. They compare the size of their boyfriend's penises, the number of partners they've slept with, who had the latest pregnancy or STD scare, the
Whenever a Hollywood reboot, sequel or spinoff is announced, you can hear the faint sounds of a million angry people screaming about today's unoriginal movie market. If you listen closely enough, you can even hear the shrieks of people pleading with Hollywood to stop remaking their favorite
It’s 2015, and it is time for a female president in the White House. As a feminist, I am glad Hillary Clinton rose to the challenge— well, not really.
One of the words most commonly used to describe Clinton is "feminist." A feminist, as defined by
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Unless you live under a rock, you're probably aware that California is in a severe drought. For the past year or so, most restaurants have had cards on their tables explaining that water is only served upon request and "brown is the new
One huge problem with America is our politically correct culture. Everyone is always finding random reasons to be offended. The latest attack from the PC police is criticism for the new queer movie “Stonewall.”
“Stonewall” is a movie chronicling the early gay rights movement. The film received backlash
It’s incredible that millions of people in this country don’t know where their next meal is coming from. What’s even more incredible are the billions of pounds of consumable food that is casually tossed in the trash every year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental
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Connecting like-minded people through images has produced some of the recent decade's most interesting Internet subcultures. From the Adidas-obsessed monochromatic health goth to the 90's-web-nostalgic sea punk, its evident when someone gets their fashion cues online.
Arguably more productive than other Internet trends based on aesthetic
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Football has been the choice opiate of the American masses for a long time and for good reason. There is something pretty unique about a sport that features the best athletes in the world trying to destroy each other
The U.S. House of Representatives announced its intention to violate the inalienable rights of American citizens Friday, when it voted to deny millions of women access to affordable reproductive health care.
The House passed a bill to freeze all federal funding for Planned Parenthood Sept. 18.
Whenever I feel down about my life, I look at the comment section of online news articles. Because, even if I think my life is going downhill, I can always find comfort in knowing that I’m not an old, white person who likes to angrily
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The crinkle of a Nabisco snack draws my attention as I zero in on the woman sitting two desks across from me. My heart breaks as I hear her boast to her friend: “Look girl, I’m being healthy! It’s
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Halloween is the time of year when everyone breaks out their skimpy, scary and tacky costumes and parade around, pretending to be someone else for one, fun night. While many costumes sold in stores like Spirit Halloween are fun