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Cradling Civilization: Sharing culture in the face of stereotypes

Every Friday afternoon the basement of the students’ center at SF State becomes a place of expression and peace for the…

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Single in SF

It is Saturday night, and just like the week before you’re sitting in a bar, hoping to meet someone new or…

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Campus Grub

It’s a usual school day, and your classes are running dreadfully slow. Your stomach is growling from hunger, so after class…

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What’s Cooking in College?

It is a typical Tuesday night. Homework is piling up and the weekend is still days away. In times like these,…

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Farmer’s Market

Fluorescent lights fill the windowless grocery store with an artificial glow that, from the inside, makes the time of day indeterminable….

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Selling Junk, Building Community

San Francisco transplant Mark Swenson thrives by selling “junk” and found items in his SoMa warehouse. All kinds of random goods are piled high to the ceiling, and the Moving Sale sits atop SF’s thrift scene. But even more curious than the store’s endless contents is Swenson’s decades-spanning journey to where he is now, and his mission to put things in the hands of people who need them.

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Where do you Poo?

Rafael Lopez swears by Burk Hall. Kyle Nicolos considers the top floor in the Fine Arts building his home base. Vincent…

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Simple recipes for delicious home made bread and bagels

The bread is piping hot and emits a fragrant steam. It has been placed on the counter to cool. The crust…

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Campus Living: The pros and cons of dorming

Choosing to live on campus to create and seek a student community on what is primarily a commuter campus, find out the pros and cons of on campus living from students like you.

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SF State Theater students shine with Shakespeare

The stage in the Studio Theater is softly illuminated in warm, yellow light. Ben Landmesser and Michael Saarela take the stage, ready to tackle the work of perhaps the world’s most famous playwright. Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the San Francisco State’s Players’ Club’s winter show, the first of many spring productions for the SF State theater department.

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The Vista Room

Subdued classical music resonates in the background of the airy, oblique dining room. The walls, stark white, match the freshly pressed…

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Live by the sword, die by the sword

Every Sunday they gather. At the Western end of Golden Gate Park in a small field, exists the Shire of Cloondara. Where people of all ages leave the realities of the present world behind and explore a distant time and place. They do so with metal armor, large sticks, swords, shields, heavy cloaks and a lot of humor. Here is where honor rules, cowards retreat, metal clashes and maidens morn the death of their knights with an iron plated heart.

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