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Seeking Human Touch — A Look into the Business of Professional Cuddling

In one corner of the room sits a couch that’s big enough for two, but if more space is desired…

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Hold Back The Tears — How Masculinity Keeps Men from Seeking Psychological Help

Thirty-year-old Jose Valenzuela runs his fingers through his scruffy beard as his eyes pierce through teardrop prescription glasses and out the…

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The Line Between Free and Hate Speech

Yen Avery, a San Francisco native, poses for a self-portrait that she hopes will portray a positive image of Palestinian culture….

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But Where Are The Women? — Representation of Queer and Trans Women in the Bay Area

Sitting on the back patio of Toad Hall, a gay bar in the Castro District, Jillian Salazar ignores the crowd…

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Authentic Coverage — Filmmakers Address The Underrepresented Asian-American Narrative In Popular Media

Reaa Puri edits footage from her narrative short film “Cycles of Lune” in a film lab at University of California, Berkeley….

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Threads For Therapy — Mom Channels Her Love For Shopping To Provide For Her Family

It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon in the Sunset District where a breeze enters through the bright ruby door of Hunter’s Threads…

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There’s Weed On Your Breath — Marijuana Breath Analyzers Debut With The Prospect of Recreational Legalization

Across the way from a barbed-wired fence on Jessie Street sits a large, metal door like any other. On the other…

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Pushing Vegan — The Vegan And Skateboarding Communities Intersect

Thirty-five-year-old Kerry Weber wakes up at six in the morning to commute to work at a tech campus in the South…

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Choosing Freedom — A Story About Overcoming A Life Sentence

At first, transitioning had its difficulties for Curtis Penn, a San Francisco State University student. He’d turn the shower on…

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Under Pressure — How Access To Mental Health Resources Affect Academic Success

As Amanda Campbell walks through campus, she calculates if there is enough time to grab a bite to eat after…

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Wearing The White Hat — Hackers Seek Certification To ‘Go Legit’

The sound of rapid typing fills a dark apartment, illuminated only by a dim computer monitor. Elliot Alderson gazes at a…

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Fostering A Family

GSP students Zemaye Jacobs and Joel Martin-Dill  join GSP caseworker Melanie Ramirez-Carpio during a cooking class at the San Francisco…

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