10 May 2017

When Trump supporters and tequila mix

This past weekend was Cinco de Mayo and contrary to what so many ignorant people believe, it is not in fact Mexican Independence day, which is actually September 16 if

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03 May 2017

Let’s get deep: The importance of protection

Those of you who have kept up with my sex column this semester know my articles have been on the lighter side and have encouraged sexual connection and exploration. However,

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28 Apr 2017

Me, myself and Coachella

Going to Coachella was a last-second decision. The best sorts of adventures start that way. You don’t plan out challenging or memorable moments, they plan you. Like a perfect storm

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20 Apr 2017

Let’s Get Deep: loving my fat and combating the fetishization of my body

I am a bigger, curvier woman. I’ve been that way for as long as I can remember and I have finally learned how to love my fat. Learning to love

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20 Apr 2017

Is the cherry blossom festival culturally appropriate?

Last year when I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco, the first thing that caught my eye was a girl dressed in an anime costume wearing a

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12 Apr 2017

When white feminism meets the appropriation of marginalized activism

Racism is dead. All is good in the world and we are all one big happy family. At least according to PepsiCo Inc.’s latest commercial. For anyone who has yet

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05 Apr 2017

Criticism flares as Jerusalem mayor cancels speaking event

[media-credit id=477 align=”alignnone” width=”446″][/media-credit]   Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem canceled his upcoming visit to SF State due to dissatisfaction with the event’s organization and lack of publicity. “The university

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05 Apr 2017

Muni needs to improve reliability

I was recently standing on the corner of 45th Street and Sloat Avenue in the unusually warm San Francisco air -— with small beads of sweat forming on the back

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05 Apr 2017

Black women will not be intimidated

On March 28, Democratic Representative Maxine Waters had to defend herself (again) to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly after he mocked her hair in response to Waters criticizing President Trump.

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29 Mar 2017

Dissecting the de-evolution of 4chan and the rise of the alt-right

“This new faith has emerged from a bizarre fusion of the cultural bohemianism of San Francisco with the hi-tech industries of Silicon Valley,” wrote Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron in

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29 Mar 2017

The “Oakland” Raiders lost thousands of fans Monday, including myself

The Raiders announced their relocation to Las Vegas on Monday, leaving fans such as myself heartbroken. One of my earliest memories as a Raider fan is taking the BART to

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29 Mar 2017

Gators use spring break to train

For many students at SF State spring break is a time to head back home or go on vacation. However for Gator athletes, spring break means added time for their

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16 Mar 2017

Response to Gay student shares story of discrimination at Student Health Services

The following is a letter to the editor in response to Gay student shares story of discrimination at Student Health Services from Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Gene Chelberg. The

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08 Mar 2017

Inside the March 4 Trump in Berkeley

The day started around noon with a few older Berkeley women in their pink hats and anti-Trump posters on and ready to go. Over the first hour both sides started

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08 Mar 2017

Can couples with different political views survive?

I have been dating my partner for four years now. I truly believe our relationship has lasted with the 200-mile distance standing between us due to the respect we have

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01 Mar 2017

Sneakers: you look good, you play good

Every young basketball player’s dream is to play in the NBA and have their own signature shoe. Most of us don’t get there, so we settle for wearing the shoes

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01 Mar 2017

Let’s Get Deep: How to be intimate in a long distance relationship

My partner and I have been dating for almost five years. For almost four of those years we have been in a long distance relationship. We started dating when we

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01 Mar 2017

Transgender people deserve the right to exist and pee

My best friend is the only girl I know who wears heels to school most days; her tall graceful figure gliding across campus to the sound of click-clack-click-clack. Our endless

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22 Feb 2017

Let’s Get Deep: Why do we need permission to have a vagina?

When I was 19 I had a pregnancy scare. It was our first weekend alone together and on the first night the condom broke. We stayed up all night talking

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21 Feb 2017

The Fake News Watch: Clickbait Machine (Ep.3)

With alternative facts and fake news on the rise, The Fake News Watch is where we check the facts, call out the bullshit, and learn to identify the difference. In

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15 Feb 2017

Let’s Get Deep: Deconstructing virginity

I had sex for the first time when I was 14. I was young, scared and lacked the knowledge mothers often pass down to their daughters. He told me if

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15 Feb 2017

“I love you” doesn’t come in a box of chocolates

Ever since I was a wide-eyed 11-year-old in middle school, I dreamed about receiving a lavish heart-shaped box of chocolates, secret love letter or bouquet of red roses stuffed in

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