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Sharing Economy Apps

Jannelle Garcia

May 15, 2015

The new sharing economy that took rise in the mid 2000’s has introduced people to the concept of gaining goods, housing, and services through exchange instead of spending money. According to a 2014 study conducted by PWC, 44 percent of the participants surveyed said they are familiar with the sharing economy. After tak...

How to Avoid Getting Sick During Finals

Jannelle Garcia

May 14, 2015

It's the last week of classes before finals and students' schedules are filled to the max. With nights set aside to study and pump out final papers, the last thing someone needs the day before the big test is to wake up with a fever, sore throat and a bad case of the chills. If you want to avoid the...

What’s up with Bae?

What's up with Bae?

Jannelle Garcia

April 29, 2015

Photo courtesy of karljonsson via Flickr New trend words are a continual cycle, with no real questions about how they became popular, and what they actually mean. In the 90's there was "da bomb," "as if," and "whatever!" By the early 2000's people were saying "crunk," "skrill," and "flossy." ...

Where are your clothes made?

Jannelle Garcia

April 16, 2015

One of the garments from "The Label Doesn't Tell The Whole Story" campaign, created by RethinkCanada and The Canadian Fair Trade Network.   As people browse through the clothing racks at their favorite chain and local stores, the questions of how the material was gathered or how the garment...

Oakland Opportunity: Chapter 510

Oakland Opportunity: Chapter 510

Jannelle Garcia

April 4, 2015

Margaret Miller has been working as a volunteer and site coordinator at Chapter 510, an Oakland literacy and writing project, for the past year. Photo by Kate Nevé   A group of 10th grade students gather in a room at MetWest High School, located in East Oakland. “Independent work time...

Y Generation: Afraid of dating?

Y Generation: Afraid of dating?

Jannelle Garcia

March 2, 2015

Artwork by Alec Fernandes/Xpress Magazine The comments above are just some of the many posts on the new matchmaking website, “We Met on the N” , created by Alex Lee at the beginning of February. Similar to Craigslist's “Missed Connection” page, “We Met on the N” is an online site where Judah passengers c...

Free Muni helps seniors and disabled

Jannelle Garcia

February 17, 2015

Starting March 1, 67-year-old Joyce Calagos and all San Francisco seniors and disabled citizens will no longer be required to pay 75 cents for Muni fare. The SFMTA board unanimously voted for the Free Muni For Seniors and People With Disabilities proposal on January 20. Calagos, a San Francisc...

The last mural standing

The last mural standing

Jannelle Garcia

December 11, 2014

Culture contains the seed of resistance.  Latin music floated down the street, artists painted on wooden fences, and over one hundred people stopped to admire the vivid, aged, and descriptive murals that lined the walls of an alley tucked away in the heart of the Mission. Local vendors, musicia...

Q&A with Creative Action Network co-founder Max Slavkin

Jannelle Garcia

December 4, 2014

Max Slavkin, twenty-seven and an LA native, is the co-founder of the small startup Creative Action Network. The startup is a website that runs a crowdsourced campaign and sells prints, apparel, and other goods that promote a cause. All the merchandise is created by artists around the country who want ...

America the Beautiful: Blames Media for Sexualizing America’s Youth

America the Beautiful: Blames Media for Sexualizing America's Youth

Jannelle Garcia

November 23, 2014

The porn industry, child beauty pageants, and the media were once again the painted culprits of twisting the younger generation’s view and approach to sex in the premiere of Darryl Roberts' film, America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth. Darryl Roberts, former radio host and former host of the Chicag...

28/28L 19th Avenue changes at the expense of others

Jannelle Garcia

November 18, 2014

Disapproval of the new bus route was made clear by community members at the Muni Forward 28/28L19th Ave Rapid Project open house, at Mercy High School on Thursday, November 6th. A total of fifty-one proposed changes are in the new route, with eight stop removals, eight stop relocations, three loca...

Effect of Caffeine overload and addiction

Jannelle Garcia

November 10, 2014

Caffeine and college students are two nouns that are often associated with one another. During midterms and finals, ordering the extra cup of French Roast or nursing another mug of Earl Grey in order to get your caffeine fix is a given. But can too much caffeine produce negative affects? Unfortunately,...

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