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Social and safe

 J.Worra performs a DJ set at The Midway on Friday, October 30, 2020.
Entertainment industry adapts to San Francisco restrictions
November 19, 2020

Midway Events: Popular music and event venue, The Midway, is keeping dance culture alive with social distance concerts. By partnering with major house music labels such as Dirtybird, Desert Hearts,...

Holy common ground

Gaia the Empress shows off her jewelry, which carries spiritual significance, in the garden of Sword and Rose, after purchasing new gemstones on October 14, 2020.
Highlighting the connections between religions in a time of division
November 18, 2020

While meandering through the meditation garden that sits on the coastline of Southern California, Sister Sarala, a nun in the Self Realization Fellowship’s (SRF) monastic order, explained her belief...

SF State student demands a seat at the table for Mexican, Chicano culture

Three varieties of Molcaxitl tacos sit in a biodegradable plate along with two lime slices and sliced radishes, ready to be served at the Outer Sunset Farmers’ Market in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)
Nomar Ramirez, a 21-year-old business student, opened Molcaxitl to serve Indigenous Mexican food to the community and keep traditional cooking alive
November 16, 2020

“Molcaxitl” — pronounced (MOL-CAH-SHEE-TL) in the Nahuatl language, meaning mortar and pestle — is the name that 21-year-old Nomar Ramirez, a business student at SF State, gave his virtual food...

Say their names

A family slowly winds through the “Say Their Names” exhibit installed at Klyde Warren Park. Many attendees recorded their experiences on camera in Dallas, Texas. (Omar Morales / Xpress Magazine)
Pop-up memorial honors Black people killed by racism
October 28, 2020

Hundreds of residents visited Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 17 to honor the lives of Black people killed by racism. The “Say Their Names” memorial is a traveling installation that hopes...

Plant parents

Hannah Adams holds a shovel while standing alongside her vegetable garden project that she created during quarantine in Berkeley on Oct. 4, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Media)

During quarantine, Adams says that having plants helps with mental and physical health. “It has absolutely helped me out! Even outside of the pandemic, they provide me clean air, they provide me a sense of stability, something to nurture and love and take care of. I would say regarding my vegetable garden that I just started it was definitely a wonderful quarantine project to keep myself preoccupied and off my phone. And really spend time in solitude just with momma Earth.”
October 26, 2020

 

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