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Mending Hearts: A Sewing Project

Michael Swaine mends clothing of locals in the Tenderloin National Forest the afternoon of April 15, 2012. Swaine comes out once a month and offers his services to mend clothing for anyone who needs it. Photo by Gil Riego Jr.

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September 20, 2012

Written by Haley Brucato Photos by Gil Riego Jr. Michael Swaine sits behind an unusual looking cart in the middle of the sidewalk, as he mends clothing for free every month in a district of San Francisco that needs the most mending of all: the Tenderloin. With his brightly striped sweater that han...

Thriftlation: Trash or Treasure?

KELSEY DREW HALE, JUNIOR AT SFSU, SHOWS OFF A HEAD TO TOE VINTAGE OUTFIT AT DOLORES PARK. WHAT SHE’S WEARING: PINK/ORANGE FLOWERED JONES NEW YORK SPORT BUTTON-UP BLOUSE. PRICE: $3.50. STUDDED COTTON DRAW STRING ARMY JACKET. PRICE: $5.99. GOODWILL 2400 IRVING STREET. PHOTO BY JULIANA SEVERE.

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September 20, 2012

Written by Haley Brucato Photos by Juliana Severe The familiar smell of musty furniture wafts through aisles of old books, dusty knick knacks, and faded jeans. Although these items are one person’s trash, they will soon become another’s treasure. The thrill of hunting for vintage items buried in the back of Grandma’s closet...

SF State Students Weigh in on Truths Behind Juice Cleanse Fad

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April 16, 2012

Written by Haley Brucato @hbrucato Bags of fresh fruits and vegetables line the steel counter tops in a cramped college apartment. The vibrant colors provide a stark contrast to the habitual empty Seniore’s pizza boxes and abandoned Quickly’s cups usually lining the corner of the kitchen. The group of stu...

Life Beyond Takeout

Life Beyond Takeout

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March 12, 2012

Written by Haley Brucato Photos by Nelson Estrada @hbrucato  Constant snacks for late night study sessions and a quick slice after a night at the bar can easily be the cause of steady weight gain in college. It’s time to stop using money as an excuse for daily junk eating. Low-cost healthy alter...

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