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The irreversible approaches

The line trailing off into the distance was attracting people who were not aware of the Surfrider beach cleanup in San Francisco on Oct. 6, 2019
February 18, 2020

As temperatures and sea levels rise toward irreversible levels, individuals are becoming more aware of ways to maneuver their lives in a sustainable manner. Globally there is a push to demand change in...

Freedom, Politics, and RVs on Lake Merced

An RV is parked on Lake Merced Boulevard in San Francisco, California.
February 18, 2020

“They’re just going to try and kill freedom,” says Michael Stoddard as he stared at the dirt beneath his fingers. His hands are clasped in the air, as if holding a powerful orb he can’t take his...

Keeping faith in: four generations of Santeria

Photo by Paige Acosta
February 18, 2020

A thick haze from the incense lingers in the shop. The saint statues in the window displays attract passersby, but the pungent scent invites them in. The lively music evokes a Caribbean feel. Large vivid...

The rules of the road

Kanya Velichansky poses on her Harey Sportster at the Litas SF x Litas Sacramento bike wash for Harley-Davidson Sacramento on June 8, 2019.
December 9, 2019

One, make a staggered formation. Two, watch for the pacemaker’s hand signal. And three: ride your own ride. These are the rules of the road. “I think it’s not so much about doing it because only...

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

No such thing as personal space as concertgoers crowd the floor of the Mezzanine during the first performance on Sept. 24, 2019 in San Francisco, California
October 30, 2019

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...

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The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University
Fall 2019