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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
The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams competed in their home opener today at the SF State Quad Meet in Golden Gate Park, placing first and fourth respectively.
The women fielded a young squad of five runners led by Freshman Samantha Lopez who finished 17th overall
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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
The fact that women make 78 cents over their lifetime to every dollar that men make over theirs has become well known in the last few years, but recent data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled by the New York Times paints an even grimmer
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Last week I received a Facebook message from an old high school classmate who criticized me for posting “too much black stuff” on my social media. “#BlackLivesMatter is ignorant and rude; not all white cops are racist and, besides,
While other 2016 United States presidential candidates downplay their opposition to illegal immigration, Donald Trump isn't afraid to bring his racism and negative assumptions about immigrants to the forefront. In order for Trump to win the Latino vote, he needs to change his mindset and
A person’s life shouldn’t be defined by the failure of one standardized test, and California Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to make sure that it isn’t.
On Friday, Brown asked Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla to amend Senate Bill 172, which would retroactively grant diplomas to California high
As our lord and savior Taylor Swift prophesied, the haters are going to hate, hate, hate. The thing is, I don’t think the pop goddess expected the haters to hate her newest music video so much.
Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” music video drew controversy last week because it
Amid the blur of politicians who try to win the voters over with big smiles and happy-go-lucky attitudes, Donald Trump's unapologetic demeanor sets him apart from the rest. His ability to be himself, even if that self is showy and arrogant, is one of many
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Earlier this year, hundreds of Americans applied for a one-way ticket to Mars with no chance of ever returning to Earth, but when it comes the thought of sharing a bathroom with the opposite sex, many seem to be terrified.
Teams shared their passion, expectations and hopes for the Fall 2015 season during the SF State athletics department's inaugural media day press conference Wednesday.
Coaches and players from men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country and women's volleyball were in attendance. The speakers provided
San Francisco's public transit system is best known for three things: rarely being on time, frequently breaking down and giving out those long, colorful, paper transfers that crafty commuters can fold up to make it look as if they have more time left to ride. One of
The California State University reached an agreement with the State University Police Association Aug. 27 that mandates that campus police officers have access to an array of equipment, including Tasers. In an email to the CSU presidents and police chiefs, among others, Assistant Vice Chancellor
The clatter of footsteps rang incessantly throughout Cox Stadium as the women’s cross country team competed in their first time trial of the season.
Assistant coach Sam Ahlbeck peered occasionally down at his watch to check their progress.
“A lot of the girls want to take the reins and be a leader on the
I posted a topless photo of myself on various social media platforms over the weekend– not because I was seeking attention, but because I was trying to prove a point. First, I freed the nips on Tumblr. Within minutes of posting the photo, it was immediately re-blogged by a porn
I can’t wait to sit my future children down and tell them where I was when President Kanye West announced his presidential run. I’ll then reminisce about my MTV memories of Madonna snogging Britney, President West letting Taylor Swift finish and Cher holding Lady Gaga’s meat purse,
In 2015, you can wear a computer on your wrist, eat brownie-batter-flavored Oreos and follow a San Franciscan fog cloud on Twitter, but apparently you can’t live your life without someone criticizing your physical appearance.
I, like many other people, was taught from a young age that
I’ve never really been a joiner. I don’t like people all that much and I’m an introvert, but even someone as maladjusted as me has realized that just keeping my head down to get through the day isn’t enough.
Life isn’t just about keeping to yourself and