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Roasts and Robots: How Automation Might Change the Way We Eat

Roasts and Robots: How Automation Might Change the Way We Eat

Joshua Chan

May 21, 2019

On Market Street in San Francisco near the Montgomery BART station, there’s a tiny, sleek storefront with a black sign reading “CAFE X.” It blends in with pretty much every other piece of brutalist, almost oppressively gray concrete architecture around it. At first glance, it looks like its almost...

Need an Emergency Lyft?

Need an Emergency Lyft?

Megan Jimenez

May 14, 2019

Nothing says ‘welcome home’ more than throwing up a week’s worth of food. Sheila Huitron was puking her guts out for days, upon her return to San Francisco after a couple weeks’ long vacation to Indonesia. “I couldn’t keep any food down at all,” she stresses. “Because it lasted for...

Building Pyramids

Building Pyramids

Jacob Tucker

April 11, 2019

Jose Garcia is living the American Dream. The twenty-one-year-old Bakersfield, California resident’s family immigrated to America from Mexico when he was eleven. He grew up getting into trouble, getting kicked out of school and hanging out with the wrong crowd. Though he came from a broken family,...

From Retail to Bots: The Sneaker Game

From Retail to Bots: The Sneaker Game

Ingrid Mera

January 11, 2019

Vintage clothing and sneakers have become a phenomenon over the last few years, creating an opportunity for people to not only express themselves through different colorways and patterns, but to also welcome a new opportunity for young people to make a living out of a passion. Read More »...

Here Comes SantaCon

Here Comes SantaCon

Antonio Dos Santos Lau

December 22, 2018

Santa Claus is finally coming back to town, and he’s not coming alone. In fact, he’s stumbling around San Francisco with a whole group of people who look just like him. Also, he seems to be blackout drunk. Read More »...

Retail and Life

Retail and Life

Ingrid Mera

December 9, 2018

Standing in front of a pile of recently-touched sweaters, a twenty-eight-year-old latino male is interrupted by two middle aged men as they step foot into the store, whilst music plays in the background. As they walk up to a pile of freshly folded t-shirts, they begin by unfolding the first shirt of...

The Way Through West Portal

The Way Through West Portal

Joshua Tuffs

December 5, 2018

The studio version of Taylor Swift’s “End Game” credits three vocalists, but this particular performance was accompanied by a backing track of the dull humming from a half dozen industrial sized fridges. Occasionally a MUNI bus, train, or people in mid-conversation pass by the open front doors,...

Bits & Bytes: The Cost of Free News

Bits & Bytes: The Cost of Free News

Carolina Diaz

September 30, 2018

What’s the best way to make money? Give things away for free. This seemingly counterintuitive business model, utilized by tech giants such as Google and Facebook, is a more benign version of the old bait-and-switch. Free social interaction, instantaneous answers to the most burning questions, cat vid...

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