Nina Roberts has spent much of her career ensuring that there are a greater number of opportunities for the involvement of women and girls in the world of outdoor recreation—a traditionally male-dominated community that includes hikers, campers, and others who see the outdoors as a source of adventure. Continue reading Diversity in the Great Outdoors
You know the song “How much is that doggie in the window?” Well, during the holidays, that doggie in the window is available for adoption. Continue reading Happy Howlidays
A year and a half before the fire incinerated their community, before they fled a whirlwind of flames, before they lived in a makeshift tent on the charred remains of their property, Jeanette Hernandez and Doug Major watched as their home burned for the first time. Continue reading Out of the Fire, Up in the Air
They are everywhere. While the city churns through the day and sleeps at night, they run on rooftops, sneak in the back of MUNI buses and BART trains, crouch under overpasses, scale billboards, hustle through abandoned buildings, and lurk in the shadows. Continue reading The Power of Paint
Grimy vs. classy. Grit vs. finesse. Town vs. city. These are just a few of the labels that have been associated with the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers. Ever since the merge of the American and National Football leagues in 1970s, the Raiders and Niners have been locked in a rivalry that has expanded beyond the football field. Ask one fanbase about the other and you might hear a fair share of derogatory terms. How is it that two teams, who belong in different conferences and have never met in a postseason game, have such hatred for one another? What are the underlying themes that have fueled this long Bay Area feud? Continue reading The Bay Divided
Inside the crowded room were women dressed in leather and rugs made of sheep fur. Brooms were scattered in between tarot readers and tables topped with crystals, incense, and herbs. There were rings made of stones and garments for sale, and a book on devil worship in France, for those into that. Continue reading The Modern Witch
Picture this: You’re in a plane, coming back to San Francisco from a long trip. The plane lands at SFO and creates a huge tidal wave splash, equivalent to ten water log rides. As dramatic and absurd as this scenario sounds, unfortunately this is now a possibility in our near future. Scientists have predicted that SFO, along with many homes in the Bay Area, are at high risk to be flooded with seawater by the year 2100. Continue reading The Sinking City
It is a typical Monday afternoon at the J. Paul Leonard Library at San Francisco State University. Busy—the kind of busy where booming conversations blend together until no actual sentences or distinct words can be comprehended. All the tables in the lobby are filled by people studying or conversing. Near the entrance sits an individual that sticks out from the bustling crowd. Continue reading The Importance of Them
Once a week, a rabble of dungeon delvers, explorers, and those just looking to test their mettle gather for their weekly adventure. They descend upon a shop in San Francisco’s Haight district, where their quests for glory and treasure unfold around four separate folding tables in the back of the store. This is Gamescape on Divisadero Street, where D&D night is about to begin. Continue reading Warriors, mages, and thieves: Together through D&D
Tara Jean Robinson has been heavily affected by suicide. She has lost multiple friends and family members and herself attempted to take her own life. Today, Tara has found purpose in helping others walk out of the darkness. Xpress magazine explores Tara’s story in this video production by Jacob Tucker and Nicki Newman.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255
Imagine having the ability to visit any place in the world that you wanted. Not only that, but imagine being able to get there in a matter of seconds. No hassle of having to book a flight and then sitting through a grueling plane ride across the world. What if, on your next lunch break, you were able to enjoy your meal while gazing at a view of the Taj Mahal in the distance? It might seem far fetched, but virtual reality could get you there. Continue reading Ready or Not, Virtual Reality is Here
In the face of tuition fees and a higher price of living, students find ways to deal with their food security issues. Continue reading Is Eating Healthy on a Budget Possible?