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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
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Five thousand happy SF State students will be celebrating their graduation at the 114th commencement ceremony at AT&T Park this Friday.
The six-hour-long event is going to be an exercise in patience, at least for me. Don't get me wrong, I could
The Bible warned me about temptation, sin and most bad things in the world, but it didn’t warn me about the hell of trying to graduate college in four years.
While I give my high school a lot of credit for preparing me for college, they
With graduation right around the corner, it is important to keep in mind the people who loaned us a shoulder to cry on, who sent us reminders to keep going and who value our education more than we do — our parents.
Like most immigrants, my parents
With a plethora of reports flooding the media regarding recent police shootings and incidents of brutality captured on video, it should come as no surprise when everyday citizens want to band together and march on the streets in protest. But with a recent addition of
Recently I discussed the concept of sexuality with one of my classmates and when she asked me to define my own sexual orientation, like many of my friends have done in the past, I did not have an answer for her. My reason for not answering her question
In the past couple of months, I have noticed a trend of hunting stories and photos come across my Facebook newsfeed. The photos did not include only small game hunting like ducks and rabbits, but trophy hunting where people kill rare animals like giraffes, lions and elephants.
Most recently I
San Francisco has a long history of being a diverse city, a living and breathing melting pot of civilization that honors and supports the unique eccentricities of every citizen. But with the recent influx of million-dollar startups and tech giants, the landscape has begun to
Last weekend at work a customer asked me, “What are you?” Thrown off by the ambiguousness of the question, I thought to myself, "A woman?" After considering the unresponsive and confused look on my face, he rephrased the question to, “Like, what races are you?” I
When Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner announced on national television last week that he has been transitioning into a woman since the 80s, viewers no longer saw the awkward, introverted figure the former champion athlete had become over the years. Instead, we witnessed a renewed individual, full
I always thought women who sold their eggs for money were only characters in Lifetime movies or weird 20-something college dropouts trying to make a quick buck. A few months ago, however, a friend of mine told me she was planning on studying abroad and when I asked
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Hairstyles can be viewed as a personal timeline, a day-to-day freedom of expression that
When my mom called me one afternoon, I was expecting a regular conversation– catching up and seeing how my family was doing– but what she told me gave me the chills. She said my cousin Deana had been in a vehicle collision while under the influence of alcohol
In the span of two short weeks, death plagued my daily routine. In less than fourteen days, four of my five roommates lost somebody close to them—a friend, a neighbor, a family member. The emotion was overwhelming and I started drinking alone, isolating myself because
An Xpress editor wrote an opinion piece April 1, supporting Leap, a new transit option launched in San Francisco with the goal of providing a better public transportation experience. Leap is a luxury bus service that follows a Muni route to and from the Marina