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Fego: Escaping into authenticity

Fego: Escaping into authenticity

Fernando G. Pacheco, Writer May 14, 2021

When Fego Navarro, a Bay Area artist, was nine years old he noticed his church brothers leaving the church building and forming a group in the backyard. Fego could hear them begin to speak in rhythm,...

I am a gamer

I am a gamer

Lyn Brook, Writer May 14, 2021

It was a Friday; A relief for many, but for Reiko Yuu, 23, it meant tradition -- the day of the week they looked forward to the most. As the school bell rang, Yuu hurried down the street to Dairy...

Who are you?

Who are you?

Kenzie Aellig, Writer May 14, 2021

From the moment we are conceived, labels are placed on us. They have the potential to box people in or set them free. Recently, language has adapted to identities that were previously unrecognized. “When...

Stomping gender fashion norms one step at a time

Tèo Mata, Writer May 14, 2021

During a party in 2013, Sophia Jaime, 24, found herself in a sea of skinny denim jeans, overpriced Hollister printed v-necks and excessively ripped denim.  “I felt like a diamond surrounded by...

Living in a world that’s Black and white, literally

Living in a world that’s Black and white, literally

Maddison October, Editor in Chief May 14, 2021

The year is 1967, after an almost 10-year-long process, Mildred and Richard Loving walk out of the Supreme Court, creating history by legitimizing their marriage as a Black woman and a white man. “I...

Social media: One user’s loss of identity

Social media: One user’s loss of identity

Kristen Luna, Managing Editor May 14, 2021

Following the breakup of his 12-year relationship in 2016, a then 36-year-old Michael Victor walked outside his San Francisco home with a camera in hand, which unknowingly was the start of a new identity.  “My...

Asian-American identities

Asian-American identities

Sydney Welch, Social Media Editor May 14, 2021

  This photo story looks at three Asian-American women who embrace their individual cultures that form their identity. California alone has the largest Asian American population in the...

The journey of self-discovery

The journey of self-discovery

KK Interchuck, Writer May 14, 2021

  https://soundcloud.com/user-558545289/in-conversation-with-dr-mello/s-t0xa8XPdwEE Dakotah Puccio was 17 years old when he declared his major as marketing. While unable to do things like get...

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Diani Ellis, Copy Editor May 14, 2021

Alida Quinonez, 23, took the measure of the day. “Today, I rate my pain a six out of 10,” she said. Things we typically do and feel on a normal day can be taken for granted when they’ve always...

Having ‘Pride’ in their identity

Having ‘Pride’ in their identity

Justin Garcia, Writer May 14, 2021

As the June summer heat melts San Francisco, sweaty face glitter drips everywhere. The beat, 'thump thump', explodes from the Civic Center stage as strangers dance in the streets with bacon-wrapped...

'There's no better time' for music lessons

‘There’s no better time’ for music lessons

KK Interchuck, Writer April 16, 2021

McAllister Music Studio in San Francisco has welcomed over 65 students to virtual lessons in the past year. While some of these students are seasoned musicians seeking more technical training, others are...

Resurgence of vinyl records

Resurgence of vinyl records

Christian Cabang, Multimedia Editor April 16, 2021

Part of experiencing music through vinyl is the act of listening – the sound of the needle touching the record, the light buzz from the record player and the occasional audio skip from old, beaten...

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