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Taking the Sweet Route

Filipino entrepreneurship student reignites his business during COVID
November 30, 2020

Kenneth Cacacho started his bakery Sweet Route when he was just 15, selling baked goods to his family and friends. The business took a pause when he moved to San Francisco to pursue a degree in entrepreneurship...

Exploring the relationship between people of color and the Democratic party

Graphic by Ryce Stoughtenborough
November 24, 2020

Winning takes strategy. In the 2020 presidential election, some politicians are open with the way they feel about people they are serving, Trump calling Black people “Blacks” or talking about “shithole...

What freshmen depression looks like during the pandemic

November 22, 2020

SF State freshman Emma O’Leary was devastated when she found out over the summer that all classes in the Fall 2020 semester were going to be online. She pictured her first year in college much differently...

Bay Area twin DJs release their most streamed song amid pandemic

Carlos (Solrac) and Beto Concha (Oteb) mess around on a keyboard and turntable in an indoor set up on Nov. 5, 2020. DJs Oteb and Solrac have gained attention overseas with their song
November 21, 2020

Bay Area DJ duo OtebNSolrac, consisting of twin brothers Beto "Oteb'' and Carlos "Solrac'' Concha, felt the loss when the statewide shelter-in-place first happened in March. With clubs shut down around...

The road to election night on the Gillibus

Jackie Fielder started using Gillibus to campaign in August as an alternative to expensive billboard advertising. On Election Day, Fielder and her volunteers rode the bus to landmark spots around San Francisco to interact with constituents. (Saylor Nedelman / Xpress Magazine)
Jackie Fielder used the popular party bus to ride around San Francisco rallying last minute voters on election day
November 4, 2020

The Gillibus, a long powder blue vintage bus, sat parked at a gas station on the corner of 19th Avenue and Irving Street. On the opposite side of 19th, former California State Senate candidate for District...


November 3, 2020

In FIRST VOTE, SFSU’s multimedia journalism students featured first time voters from all across the Bay Area: Anahi Ruvalcaba, Augustine Aranda, Chanel Payne, Christian Cabang, Jordan Wong, Naya Flores,...

The Happy Hour Episode 3: A NECESSARY CONVERSATION Parts 1 & 2

The Happy Hour Episode 3: A NECESSARY CONVERSATION Parts 1 & 2
August 31, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/user-799422257/episode-3-a-necessary-conversation-part-1 Welcome back to The Happy Hour! Your palate cleansing podcast is here to provide some fresh insight on Black experiences...

Beyond the Surface Level of IG Content Creators

Beyond the Surface Level of IG Content Creators
August 25, 2020

Editor's note: This article was written as a part of the Fall 2019 class but was not able to be published due to website issues. It seems as though when you tap into Instagram these days everyone is...

Modesto Joins Black Lives Matter Protests

Modesto Joins Black Lives Matter Protests
June 1, 2020

Modesto marched along McHenry Avenue in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests across the nation on Sunday, March 31st, 2020. A large group of people gathered on Tenth Street Plaza with homemade...

Silver Linings – Video Diary

June 1, 2020

Over the past two months, I have been documenting my time in quarantine. This is the third and final episode of my video diaries. For almost two months now, I have been living in Riverside with my family...

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