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Finding pleasure during a pandemic

Fernando G. Pacheco December 18, 2020

Hookup culture has changed. It now includes flirting behind a face mask, standing 6 feet away. Nude pictures have become treasured commodities, as the outside bears a ‘proceed with caution’ sign.  Self-isolation...

The challenges of being an EMT worker and a college student during the pandemic

Adriana Morga December 15, 2020

Fernanda Tovar, 21, shares her story working as an EMT for Mexican Red Cross in Tijuana, Mexico while she also attends college.

Sunset Youth Services provides stability for San Francisco youth

Christian Cabang December 14, 2020

Dawn and Ron Stueckle set out to make a difference in the lives of youths in San Francisco when they founded Sunset Youth Services in 1992. Youth programs are beneficial for kids who’ve grown up in less...

Down the Drain

Down the Drain

Alyssa Brown December 12, 2020

Water. We use it throughout the day, from brushing our teeth to watering our plants. It travels hundreds of miles through aqueducts to reach us, and then we pour it down a drain. According to the Washington...

What freshmen depression looks like during the pandemic

Erica Gray 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...

Illustration by Erica Gray

Entering the healthcare frontlines

Erica Gray November 5, 2020

A family walked into Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford to care for their one-month-old newborn, who had recently tested positive for COVID-19. As Joanna Stephenson, a nurse of only six months,...

Health at home

Health at home

Alyssa Brown and Eloise Kelsey October 22, 2020

According to UNESCO, approximately 80% of the world’s student population is receiving an online education during the 2020 school year due to the pandemic. A survey conducted by the National Bureau of...

 “sunday morning’s parallel lives.” photo of Alexandra Levey, Olivia Reich and Hannah Sudaria by Eloise Kelsey.

Talk to me!

Since the beginning of lockdown in March, some SFSU students have moved out of the city and now live with their families while others quarantine with roommates, significant others or alone. With the combination...

Jimmy Buckley’s truck, surrounded by debris, stood in front of the crumbling towers during theattacks on the World Trade Center. The truck was never found following the incident.

First responders reflect on life-changing moment 19 years later

Erica Gray September 30, 2020

The day after two aircrafts flew into the World Trade Center, city officials in New York desperately called for any iron workers to help clean up the wreckage at ground zero. That same September morning,...

Silver Linings – Video Diary

By Karishma Patadia 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...

Spiritual Holistic Medicine

Spiritual Holistic Medicine

“Nature is alive and talking to us. This is not a metaphor.”- Terence McKenna  Humans have had a sacred relationship with nature for thousands of years. Nutritious plants, fruits and roots kept...

What's wrong with weed?

What’s wrong with weed?

Within the state of California, marijuana has been legal and decriminalized for years. Yet, many people still choose to believe the various stigmas attached to this controversial plant. In 1996, California...

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