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,"
Valentine's Day is often overwhelming for someone living the single life. Instead of having to dress up and go on an awkward first date in an overcrowded restaurant, doing your own thing or going out dancing with your closest friends can be much more appealing.
The California Faculty Association announced Monday that they would launch a coordinated, five-day strike in April if the California State University does not extend a satisfactory counter offer to their request for a 5 percent raise.
CSU faculty deserve to earn a living wage. The average
When it comes to your sex life, having the right to know what to do in order to be safe under the sheets is important, and Planned Parenthood is a good place to start.
When I was in high school, Planned Parenthood was one of the only places
I get it. Noisy sex gets you off. Maybe all the moaning turns you on. Maybe it’s the thought that someone might be listening. But some of us have 8 a.m. classes and don’t want to be able to impersonate the bleating crescendo of your
The mind of the average voter during the United States presidential primary season is an incredibly fickle thing. Though some people inform themselves on important issues and every candidate’s positions, many rely on major campaign and media events to help them make their choice.
When planning a girls' night out, my friends and I end up in the Castro 90 percent of the time. Although we like going out there because of the great dance music and $1 drinks at Q Bar, most importantly, it's a place where we
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According to most people’s Instagram accounts and Snapchat stories, a typical week consists of house parties, crowded bars and shenanigans with their roommates. And cats, because for some reason, this generation really loves cat pictures. For most young people, however, a
Super Bowl 50 will be held Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California, but it won’t be the city of Santa Clara that is paying for it, and two members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors introduced emergency legislation Tuesday in an attempt to ensure
On my daily trudges across campus between classes, I don’t usually stop to concern myself with other people's activities.
Lately, however, I’ve been noticing people riding peculiar new devices called “hoverboards,” and it has me very worried.
While witnessing someone glide around on a hoverboard is a strange sight to
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January is my favorite month of the year, mostly because it’s my birthday month. I spend all month surrounding myself with positive images to remind myself of my glorious wonder. But this year, a week into this sacred month, my 31-day-long birthday celebration was ruined
Actress Amy Schumer is widely, and wrongly, regarded as a feminist.
Contributing to this misconception are her ballsy, empowering speeches, including her acceptance speech for last week's Critics' Choice Award's MVP Award for her performance in the 2015 film "Trainwreck," in which she proudly introduced herself as a "plus-plus-size
The other day, my friend and I were discussing what we call the heterosexual “dating ladder.” On this ladder, white women are put at the top and black women tend to be placed at the bottom. Some men view black women as a difficult task they
One of my favorite parts of the weekend is when my friends and I get together, sit down and have a makeshift Socratic seminar about the world’s most important issues. This week, we discussed our new lord and savior Saint West, how terrible the new Superman
Marking "other" on surveys as part of my racial demographic is insulting and belittling to my ethnicity.
The SF State Climate survey asked me to define my race as: African American, Asian, White, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Other. Many surveys also ask me, "Are you Hispanic or Latino?" As a Brazilian,