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,
I’ve made a lot of questionable decisions in my lifetime. I am a 21-year-old man who goes to One Direction concerts. I sleep in a bed covered in orange dust from off-brand Cheetos puffs, and, last weekend, I had a conversation about lasagna-like vaginas with a
President Leslie E. Wong announced that a pouring rights agreement would not be settled Nov. 19 to a bevy of students and faculty members in the Seven Hills Conference Center.
The response from those in attendance was clear: Thanks for making the right decision, but include us in
While everyone is Netflix and chilling, bumping uglies and sliding into DMs, I'm keeping my cherry in tact.
I'm 21 years old and still a virgin, and I really haven't gone any further than making out with a boy. I’m knocking the books instead of knocking
All eyes locked onto Jordan Morris after an unusual deflection gave the U.S. Men's National Team rookie an opportunity for a debut goal. A slick touch of the ball and a cheeky nutmeg of the goalkeeper later, and the college boy turned international wunderkind was pulling off his
Although San Francisco is often thought of a safe haven for LGBTQ community, the ugly reality of transphobic violence and discrimination tells a different story. Time and time again, we are reminded that being transgender in our society is misunderstood and feared. The U.S. as
[media-credit name="Illustration by Eva Rodriguez" align="aligncenter" width="800"][/media-credit]Whenever I tell someone that I am a feminist who enjoys cooking and cleaning, people tend to react like I just committed an atrocity.
Thanks to Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, anybody can call themselves a feminist with a simple re-tweet,
[media-credit name="Illustration by Jocelyn Carranza" align="alignright" width="496"][/media-credit]It is a pretty accepting time for the gay community right now. It’s nowhere near perfect, but there’s been significant progress toward full acceptance. Unfortunately, some still believe gay people exist only to convert their children into Satan-worshiping sodomites.
[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
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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