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How to social distance in a house full of kids

How to social distance in a house full of kids

Clara Applegarth

April 10, 2020

A day-in-the-life of a journalism student turned home school nanny. An Xpress Magazine podcast. https://soundcloud.com/user-558545289/life-during-quarantine

Home Workouts with David Kelly

Home Workouts with David Kelly

Video by Paul C. Kelly

April 9, 2020

David G. Kelly, health and fitness enthusiast, explains part of the at-home-workout he has been using to, “stay in shape and stay sane.” Easily done and low on equipment demands, Kelly details how one can do these basic exercises to remain active “even in a small, smelly home space.”  ...

Self-Care during Stress Awareness Month

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Story by Anne Lima

April 9, 2020

Being thrown for a loop during this pandemic has shown to come with various emotions and reactions toward what to make of all of this for ourselves. School campuses aren’t open and non-essential businesses are closed until further notice. This has shown to result in a lack of structure for our dai...

Working in the midst of a health crisis

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Story by Diani Ellis

April 8, 2020

“COVID-19 started off as this little thing we took as a joke,” Taylor Pennington, 22-year-old San Francisco Emergency Medical Technician worker said. “But now, I can’t stress it enough, how real it really is. Pennington, like many other essential workers around California are risking their ...

Safety Nets on the Golden Gate

Safety Nets on the Golden Gate

by Diani Ellis

March 24, 2020

Since its opening day in 1937, the bridge has had on average about 30 people each year take their lives by climbing over the edge and leaping off. Recently, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has decided to go further with building a barrier to prevent suicidal jumpers. With figuring out the best way ...

People of the Bay: Cloud & Billie

Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum lays on her living room floor next to her service dog Billie in San Francisco, Calif. March 1, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

Video by Ryce Stoughtenborough

March 24, 2020

Lifelong San Francisco resident Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum speaks fondly of her service dog, Billie. The two can be seen throughout the Castro District stopping for pets from friends or getting treats from dog-loving shop owners. Billie, a sensory processing service dog for Autism Spectrum Disorder, helps...

Processing Life’s Problems One Laugh At A Time

Comedian Wonder Dave at the

by Fernando Martinez

March 24, 2020

The stage setup for the comedy show at Oakland’s All Out Comedy Theater consists of a lone, black microphone perched on top of its stand, sitting in between an elongated black-cushioned armchair. “The jokes you’re gonna hear tonight will be about mental illness. We’re not OK, and that’s OK,...

Food For Thought and Your Wallet

Peanut butter rice cake

Photo story by Maddison October

March 20, 2020

Cooking on a college student’s budget is often difficult to do, but hopefully these recipes might help inspire some new additions that are relatively cheap and can last a couple of days. Some of the ingredients are “staples” that should in your fridge or your cabinets (such as honey, olive oil, butt...

Body Image Flashback

Body Image Flashback

Story and illustration by Shelley Wang

March 20, 2020

The early 2000s was “so fetch” as former mean girl Gretchen Weiners would say — from the Juicy Couture with Uggs sweatsuit fashion phenomenon, to the birth of primetime reality TV and celebrity tabloids galore.  Specifically, tabloid mania created a large amount of backlash for celebrity women a...

Service Dogs 101: Intro to the good boys and girls of the Bay Area

Daisy Soto cuddles her service dog, Miles in San Francisco, Calif. Feb. 26, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

by Ryce Stoughtenborough

March 18, 2020

The first time Billie, a sensory processing service dog, saved the life of Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum, 33, was during the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. Galanes-Rosenbaum, a Castro District native who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), experiences severe panic attacks when she experiences too much s...

Honey, let’s not shrink the bee population

Honey bees come and go from their hive at Garden for the Environment in the Inner Sunset. Photo by Sandy Scarpa.

by Clara Applegarth

March 18, 2020

The honey bee is the glue that holds ecosystems together through pollination. An insect so small, but so gargantuan in its purpose. But honey bees are being threatened as the climate grows more extreme and human interaction, in the form of deadly pesticides, harms them. In July, President Trump pu...

Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC

Recovery through sport: Aaron McMihelk, USMC

Video by William Wendelman

February 26, 2020

Aaron McMihelk is a retired Marine who was paralyzed during basic training due to an allergic reaction to the immunizations he received entering boot camp. Aaron fought his way through depression and physical challenges to find his passion, training horses. Through the Semper Fi Fund resources and his...

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