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
A gray fly with bulging eyes buzzes closer. It flits around before settling onto a metal grid for a brief moment. A sizzling sound grows, before crackling loudly, as the fly is brutally electrocuted before everyone’s eyes on the electric fly trap. The fly seizes, then drops out of frame.
In the room, there is a chorus of slightly horrified gasps, then silence.
The silence is soon burst by giggles in the dark as a boy onscreen professes his love for his best friend’s mother. He and his best friend wrestle angrily in the mud, just before the credits roll.
More than a decade after it was first formed, an advocacy group for queer people of color is making its return to San Francisco State University.
Continue reading Queer People of Color Makes its Way Back to SF State
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 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?
It’s the wild, wild West all over again! As cannabis consumption soars to new highs thanks to the effects of Proposition 64, and SF adds new businesses, events, and services for its stoners every year, what does recreational cannabis look like for its industry insiders, and everyone that was subsequently pushed out? The truth is a bit of a downer. Continue reading Highs and Lows: The Hidden Cost of the Wreckreational Cannabis Industry
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
Hellooo everyoone…welcoome to my ASMR channel…today today today we are going to explore *tongue click, tongue click, tongue click* some trigg-trigg-triggers… Continue reading No, it’s not porn: A Brief Exploration of ASMR