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Online Radio: Changing the Broadcasting Landscape

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

December 18, 2014

In 2003, after nearly ten years broadcasting on 93.7 FM out of the basement of a residential building in the Castro, SF Liberation had their studio raided and their broadcasting equipment confiscated by the Federal Communications Commission. The studio was raided because SF Liberation was a pirate r...

Cheapskate’s Guide to Drinking in San Francisco

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

December 10, 2014

Living in a city that is home to over six hundred bars and restaurants as well as a ton of eccentric characters has its perks. But between attempting to afford San Francisco’s increasingly high rents, school supplies, and student loan interest to pay off, I can not afford to spend money on whate...

How I Learned to Stop Tripping and Embrace My Natural Hair

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

December 8, 2014

Hair is an integral part of the black female experience. Black women spend tons of money on weaves, relaxers, and various hair and hair products every year. So much money in fact, that the African American haircare industry will be worth an estimated $761 million by 2017. I have done it all; I have had a weave, braids, and a year and a half ago I finally ...

Why I Hate Haight Street

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

November 22, 2014

Last Friday, after ripping a hole in the last pair of pants I owned that was not already riddled with them, I decided to go to American Apparel to buy new ones. There are only three American Apparels in San Francisco, and two are in my least favorite places to be: downtown and the Marina. With my dislike...

La Cocina gets small businesses cooking

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

October 31, 2014

When Cristina Avantes moved to San Francisco in 1999, the move was intended to be a change from her everyday life in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “I came to study fundraising and administration for nonprofits,” she said, from her seat behind a desk covered in magazines and sweets—for market research...

Seven reasons I love Drake (and you should too)

Seven reasons I love Drake (and you should too)

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

October 24, 2014

If there is anything I remember about my formative years, it is being obsessed with Degrassi: The Next Generation. So obsessed that when I was presented with the opportunity to meet two of the main characters from the show, Manny and Paige, at a special screening of the show in Long Beach, I was somehow a...

Keeping the blue, green

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

October 23, 2014

What do you think about when you see a kitesurfer, windsurfer, or sailor on the water? Do you pause for a moment to marvel at their athletic prowess? Do you wonder how they are able to remain upright on the fickle body of water that is the ocean? Do you become saddened by the re...

#BlackTwitter Addresses Cultural Appropriation

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

October 8, 2014

After years and years of trying to tame large backsides “in countless exercise classes,” we can finally relax because according to an article published by Vogue last month, we have officially entered the era of the big booty. According to the article, Jennifer Lopez succeeded in making butts kind of cool...

Good vibes and music take over Haight Street

Ivane Lund-Soyombo

September 15, 2014

Throngs of people flocked to Haight Street on Sunday for the 1st Annual Haight Street Music and Merchants Festival. For the adults, there were drink specials at the many bars along Haight Street, an impromptu car show, and three musical stages featuring local artists and DJs. Bigger names like T...

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