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Scrapped Up

Scrapped Up

May 13, 2013

  By Kayla McIntosh Photos by Gabriella Gamboa The name SCRAP says it all. Tucked away in SF’s Bayview neighborhood, a junkyard/teacher’s donation center/starving artist’s paradise is waiting to be sifted through. Melissa Tan is completely at home. Carrying two frumpy shopping bags, she rush...

Vintage Stores for Charities

February 25, 2013

  Words and Photos: Kayla McIntosh It’s a crisp winter afternoon in the Inner Richmond neighborhood and a small house on the corner of Fulton Street is reaching full capacity. The doorbell rings and the door is opened to a tall gentleman wearing black-rimmed frames and a warm smile. ...

Transforming into a Drag Queen

October 24, 2012

Words: Kayla McIntosh & Hassina Obaidy Photos: Deborah Svoboda Edgar Lepe takes a tube of red lipstick and begins to dab the bottom half of his freshly shaven face. Using a white cosmetic sponge, he blends in the red marks to cover up his subtle dark chin hair. Like an artist, Edgar paints his face ...

Caught in the Trap

Caught in the Trap

October 24, 2012

Words: Kayla McIntosh Photos: John Ornelas A small club in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood is buzzing this Thursday evening. The air is crisp. The temperatures are low. And the music is blaring. It’s 10 p.m. and Temple nightclub is in full swing. This is ground zero of the newest and tr...

Get Me Out of Here: Why Students Aren’t Graduating in Four Years

September 24, 2012

Words: Kayla McIntosh As Laura Flores sits quietly at her white desk and stares plaintively at her MacBook, she realizes that each class she needs to take for the approaching fall semester at San Francisco State University is at full capacity. Her long curly brown hair is thrown up in a bun and she...

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