Story by Julian Espinoza and David Rodriguez. Photos by David Rodriguez.
As a child, Eugene Riley, now twenty-five, frequently visited San Francisco State University. His mother studied there and he had, owing to several years of playing the violin, even performed at a seminar in the Creative Arts building. But before he could actually attend classes there, he was shuffled around high schools in four different states, was homeless for months, and spent four nights in jail.Continue reading Down, but Not Out→
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→
No one understands the meaning of a night out better than college students. When high school comes to an end for students across California, some consider their choice of campus to attend by its party scene.Continue reading Life outside of Campus→
In the past few years, the idea of self-care has garnered quite a bit of buzz across social media. From thousands of videos on YouTube that show people’s self-care routines to a popular hashtag that gains constant traffic daily—self-care is a positive trend that helps promote the betterment of someone’s health.Continue reading Tackling Masculinity with Self-Care→
Lake Merced Boulevard is abuzz as cars, buses, and recreational vehicles rush by, honking and screeching. Down the side street of Winston Drive, there is a long line of vehicles parked inches from the passing traffic. One of them, a faded orange Bounder RV, stands tall enough that the blustery wind rattles tree branches against the roof.A sliver of sunlight streams behind the camper, the blue of Lake Merced peeking out just behind the rear corner. Continue reading Life on Four Wheels→
For many people, commuting in a train filled with characters such as those who wear crazy colored wigs and trash bags around their head, may not be out of the ordinary, and often times can be expected as the doors open before departing a station. But for riders on Bay Area Rapid Transit, the acceptance of everyone has created fear and betrayal within the system. Commuting, for many, is the only way of getting to work, school, and events. One’s commute may differ to someone else’s as the system has ridership from four a.m. to eleven p.m. at most stations. Continue reading The Unavoidable Commute→