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October 15, 2013

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Double the Work

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June 6, 2013

By Melissa Landeros Photos Virginia Tieman What started, as chasing a store on wheels all around San Francisco has now become a simple muni ride downtown to The Crocker Galleria, which is the permanent home for Christina Ruiz's mobile boutique. The TopShelf Style boutique's pop-up shop op...

Raiju Takes the Stage

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June 4, 2013

By Jessica Mendoza The lights dim down in the Depot. The current band, which just performed, left the stage and the workers are setting up the equipment on the stage as they prepare for the next band to take the stage. While the stage is being set, Vinnie Hecht, drummer and bartender at the SF State ...

An Educational Partnership For At-Risk Youth

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June 4, 2013

By Vanessa Serpas Eunice Nuval sits hovered over the projector. She’s making edits to a monologue written by Jackie, her seventeen-year-old student at San Francisco’s Downtown High School. Far from the typical high school experience, Mrs. Nuval—as she’s known in the classroom—spends much of her time...

A Night of Fashion

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June 4, 2013

By Melissa Landeros Photos by Samantha Benedict and Kenny Redublo More than 20 designers, over 120 models, a production team of about 80, 1 runway and 1 night that brought all types of people together to support SF State’s Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADM) students at the San Francisco D...

Across the Universe

June 3, 2013

By Babak Haghighi Writers find meaning in words. Musicians find it through notes, and artists through their art. Likewise, the astrophysics students who run the SFSU Observatory find meaning by looking at the night sky. It’s a rare starry night in San Francisco—at least as seen from the ro...

Barcelona After Dark

June 3, 2013

By Babak Haghighi It was my last night in Barcelona. The sangria-induced hangover was just starting to fade after a day full of Gaudí sightseeing, beach roaming, and paella eating. With an 8:16 a.m. train to Marseille, France the next morning, the smart thing to do would have been to have a low-key night—perhaps stay in at the hostel. But I...

A Biker’s Plight

June 3, 2013

By Kenny Redublo I awake to a sound I hate. It’s like any other morning. I turn off the daily alarm and fall right back to sleep. I can spare the time to sleep in a bit more. As long as I have five minutes to bike to class. Thirty minutes before class, I finally get my morning routine in motio...

SpeCATular!

June 3, 2013

By Nicole Ellis Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr. The Walker Art Center, a contemporary art center in Minneapolis, hosted last year’s Internet Cat Video Festival and Oakland had the honor of hosting it this year. Oakland seems like a gr...

Waiting for the Punch Line

June 3, 2013

By Molly Sanchez On Sunday, they gather. Some dressed up in slacks and blazers, others casual in hoodies and t-shirts. They congregate, exchanging hugs and fist bumps. They laugh and they wait for the talking to begin. This is not your typical Sunday service, a point made abundantly clear when the b...

Fashion or Function?

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June 3, 2013

Story and Photos by Jessica Graham Crystals, specifically quartz, are a hot trend in fashion, dominating the runways of designer labels such as Chanel and Prada, trickling down to more affordable fashion outlets like Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. Ranging from rounded, crystal-clear stones to a co...

Doctor Who

May 13, 2013

By Molly Sanchez Illustrations by Kirstie Haruta Don’t you hate it when you’re at a party and someone mentions their love for the doctor? ‘The doctor?’ you think ‘what kind of person loves their doctor? Is it a Haight Asbury type doctor? Or one of those sexy ones that gets handsy with t...

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Spring 2013