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The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City – Beach Slang

The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City – Beach Slang

Story by Amy Bigelow

February 25, 2020

With the recent release of their latest musical endeavor, Beach Slang will perform in San Francisco on March 31 at Bottom of the Hill during their upcoming tour, which kicks off next month. Their newest record delivers an energetic, unabashed attitude through a diverse range of instrumentation. Its mal...

Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

Support local music scenes! A look at independent music venues in San Francisco

By Amy Bigelow and Photos by William Wendelman

February 18, 2020

As yellow lights scatter patterns of squares all across the 7,700-square-foot venue, onstage, a band is running through their setlist and tuning instruments. At Mezzanine, soundcheck for Ginger Root is nearly finished and its members are ready to captivate concertgoers with their opening performance. F...

Women in Film

Women in Film

Janae Rodriguez

September 23, 2019

In an industry often dominated by their male counterparts, many Bay Area women are paving a path for themselves via their passion for filmmaking. A 2018 study by San Diego State University found that women only made up 20% of all writers, directors and producers of the year’s top 250 domestic grossing...

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Obsessive Disney Disorder

Ingrid Mera

April 15, 2019

“My first memory of Disney goes back to 1994. The Lion King had just come to theaters, so my mom and aunt took me and my cousin to see it. Being the cool six year olds we were, we insisted on sitting a few rows in front of our parents.” explains Katy Vitus, “The time came when Rafiki held Simba...

Retro Gaming Gaining a 1UP

Retro Gaming Gaining a 1UP

Joshua Chan

February 27, 2019

It’s an early Thursday night at the Towers in Centennial Square at SF State, where an unassuming set of stairs leads down to a small colony of hoodie-clad people huddled around enough televisions for a village. Read More »...

The World of Comics

The World of Comics

Jeremy Julian

December 27, 2018

The death of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee in November had a large effect on the comics industry. The characters he and others created and the stories they crafted have deep meaning with many readers around the world. “Growing up, my dad did twenty-five years in prison, so that's how we would communicate,...

The Rise of Competitive Gaming

The Rise of Competitive Gaming

Jeremy Julian

October 3, 2018

On August 5, twenty-year-old Dominique McLean, also known as SonicFox, won the first ever Dragon Ball FighterZ championship at the Evolution Championship Series 2018. The long-running fighting video game tournament, known as EVO, is also the most notable competition of the genre. Players from all ar...

We are a Culture, Not a Costume

We are a Culture, Not a Costume

Jazmine Sanchez

October 31, 2017

The time has come where society once again shows us how absurd their choice in costumes can be. Sadly, it hasn’t gotten any better throughout the years. We’ve seen things from misinterpretation of the Native American culture, to blackface costumes, to your “typical” Mexican in a sombrero. Let’s ...

Dream On.

Dream On.

Samuel Favela

October 9, 2017

Whether it’s reading our article about using the N-word, listening to our End-Of-The-World podcast, or reporting fashion trends on campus, and learning workout routines on Instagram; we want you to know that we’re hustling for you, our multifaceted readers. Enjoy what we have to offer this semester. ...

Not Your N***a

Not Your N***a

Kaila Taylor

October 3, 2017

Featured Illustration by: Kevin Catalan https://open.spotify.com/user/ktaylor-11/playlist/6lkHj8H04givb4Oqakh6SZ?si=s6OnF46G   Hip hop; it’s more than just a genre of music, it’s a culture, it’s a way of life, it’s what some people see when they look out of their window every...

Kava: A Legal Drug Taking San Francisco by Storm

Kava: A Legal Drug Taking San Francisco by Storm

Mike Massaro

September 29, 2017

Featured Image by: Laila Rashada Kava is a legal drug currently gaining popularity in San Francisco due to its sedative and relaxing qualities. Whenever the words "drug" and "legal" are used in the same sentence, proverbial red flags are raised to the sky, all with the same question: "does it eve...

Hollywood Down: Years of Box Office Bombs Tax the Film Industry

Hollywood Down: Years of Box Office Bombs Tax the Film Industry

Mitchell Walther

September 29, 2017

I remember that evening my dad woke me up to take me to the movies. I was eight-years-old and it was way past my bedtime. The theater was busy, as hundreds of moviegoers poured in at 11:30 P.M. on a Thursday. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace came out at midnight. The magic of a midnight release showing was ...

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