Turkey-abstinence on Thanksgiving a humane way to spend the holiday

Katherine Yau

November 15, 2011

There is a stuffed bird carcass lying headless in the middle of your dining room table. It's the only remains of an animal whose lifetime was spent immobilized in disease-ridden confinement, force-fed antibiotics and a subject...

Friends with benefits: one way to ruin a friendship

Cailie Skelton

November 15, 2011

We all know the situation—two friends blurring the line between friendly and friendlier. In all honesty, the idea of no commitment, no strings attached lovin' may sound like a great idea at some point to anyone. However,...

Age for adult mental health care should be mid to late 20s, not 18

Brittney Barsotti

November 14, 2011

The reasons for legally considering someone an adult at 18 make perfect sense in most respects, but when dealing with an issue as sensitive as mental health, treatment specific to those who fall into this gap seems necessary. The...

Student ID cards based on test scores violate privacy

Krissa Stanton

November 14, 2011

A new academic incentive program, implemented this year by two California high schools, has angered many students, parents and state education officials. John F. Kennedy High School and Cypress High School, both public four-year...

Make 19th and Holloway Avenues safe for pedestrians

Xpress Staff

November 10, 2011

Crossing the intersection of 19th and Holloway Avenues can be dangerous no matter whether you're on your own two feet or four wheels. It's time to make the intersection that is a transportation hub for Muni, the SF State shuttle,...

Egg donation: keep your eggs in your basket

Devery Sheffer

November 9, 2011

Got eggs to spare? Because with a price tag of $5,000 for a few eggs, a woman’s ovaries may seem like a gold mine. Egg donation centers have been targeting young women, such as college students and graduates, who are strapped...

San Francisco voters apathetic about municipal elections

Xpress Staff

November 1, 2011

Voters should take the time out of their busy schedules Nov. 8 to vote for the people and propositions that could change the way in which they live. The system makes it so easy to vote that there is no excuse not to go down the street t...

Proposition H will limit opportunities for children, schools

Katherine Yau

October 31, 2011

San Francisco's Proposition H cleverly disguises an elitist agenda as a policy "for the kids." Yet the prop has potential to reintroduce class-informed boundaries into the local education system, and must not be voted into policy. The propo...

Ranked choice voting a good opportunity for third-party candidates

Hunter Mulich

October 30, 2011

The air of change has been as thick as tear gas lately, and San Francisco’s new ranked-choice voting system is a chance to expand upon that. With voters picking their top three candidates, the system allows for a wider spectru...

Halloween: the harms of exploiting cultural stereotypes

KC Crowell

October 28, 2011

Ah, Halloween. That magical holiday when people of all kinds transform into whatever they want to be, if only for a night. A holiday that fills the streets with geisha girls, cowboys, indians, and everything in between. It is...

Graduating on time does not have to be a struggle

Michelle Olson

October 25, 2011

Let's tell the truth, almost no one gets their bachelor's degree in four years anymore. That's why super seniors exist, college students who take five or more years to complete their "four-year degree."  And what can anyon...

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