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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...

What’s Lost in Translation

What’s Lost in Translation

Annie Gieser

May 20, 2019

More than a cluster of words or a set of grammatical rules, a language is a flash of the human spirit, the filter through which the soul of each particular culture reaches into the material world. A language is as divine and mysterious as a living creature. –Wade Davis An act of decolonization is ...

Punks Against Patriarchy

Punks Against Patriarchy

Chloe McDaniels

May 17, 2019

In a dark bar illuminated by neon lights, bodies clad in an array of colored leather and latex make their way from the wood-top bar to the front of the stage. A purple light casts down as NEON takes their positions on stage. Drummer Chelsey Del Castillo smacks her drumsticks together to click the band...

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...

Prepared for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Prepared for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

Joshua Tuffs

May 13, 2019

It’s not a pleasant sound, but a familiar one to San Francisco locals. BWAAAAHHHHHHHHH. At exactly noon, every Tuesday, across the city from one hundred and nine sirens, a fifteen second wail can be heard. “This is a test” the voice of now-retired KFOG radio host, Dave Morey, says. “This...

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,...

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

What’s a Queen to a Non-believer?

Amelia Williams

April 5, 2019

“That bass was tickling my taint, I loved it.” Rumor has it, you can find a drag show in San Francisco anywhere, any day of the week. There’s Rupaul’s Drag Race (RPDR) viewing parties on Mondays, drag brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings, weekday happy hours with the queens at bars in every...

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Erasure of the L in LGBTQ

Greg Ragaza

April 3, 2019

A tall, slender woman, probably in her late forties, strolls up to the bar, opulent in her beige fur coat. The bartender, who just finished up a transaction, walks over to her with a welcoming smile. “What would you like?” the bartender queries. “I want a fresh limarita and please don’t...

An all American Heartbeat

An all American Heartbeat

Joshua Tuffs

March 19, 2019

Key in, ignition on. Kill switch off, starter on. After a brief cough, the starter motor kicks the engine awake. With a twist of the throttle the engine roars itself to life, emitting a divisive sound. Adjectives such as ‘loud’ or ‘obnoxious’ come to mind. In fact, entering the phrase ‘why...

The Coming Out Experience

The Coming Out Experience

Nikko Avellana

March 1, 2019

At seventeen years old, Mar Pierce was nervous. She had just realized that she was bisexual and, although nervous, built up the courage to come out to her mom. Pierce’s mom accepted her bisexuality with support and admiration. This was the beginning of Pierce’s coming out experience, and i...

A Very Expensive Haystack

A Very Expensive Haystack

Amelia Williams

February 25, 2019

In the Convent in San Francisco, morning prayers begin well after noon. The two dozen nuns live on two floors, in rooms that flank a main hallway. Read More »...

Zooming Through Traffic, Without the Gas

Zooming Through Traffic, Without the Gas

Nikko Avellana

January 14, 2019

The cost of a car, insurance, gas, parking, and maintenance requires owners to shell out hundreds to thousands of dollars a year just to get from one point to another. As such costs continue to increase, along with the lack of space in the Bay Area, people have found alternative ways to get around while...

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