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The Bay Lights

March 8, 2013

By Kelly Leslie Photos by Virginia Tieman It’s a crisp, clear Friday evening in San Francisco- the kind that only happens after an incredibly beautiful day. The sun is setting over the city. The smell of seafood and the taste of the salty ocean are heavy in the air as residents change out of th...

Drag Queens on Ice

January 5, 2013

  Words: Kelly Leslie Photos: Melissa Burman Kim Chichi dazzles hundreds of people in Union Square, with her A-line cut, fire engine-red hair, and matching painted lips. Dressed in an all-black, glimmering gown, she confidently moves her slim body to the beat of 2009’s hit song by L...

Collaborative Consumption

December 3, 2012

Words: Kelly Leslie Photos: Jessica Worthington Ryan Card stands between eight-foot-tall glass dividing walls that separate the rooms of the small office building he works in, located on the two hundred block of Carolina Street in San Francisco. His iPhone silently buzzes in the pocket of his fores...

Farm Fresh To Go

Farm Fresh To Go

October 24, 2012

Words & Photos: Kelly Leslie The sun has yet to awaken, but a sea of residents from the Bernal Heights neighborhood flood Alemany Boulevard farmers’ market with empty produce baskets, determined to find the best bang for their buck, until they overflow. Conscious of the current economic...

Prepping for the Polls

September 24, 2012

Words: Kelly Leslie It’s the first Tuesday in November. Along with hundreds of fellow students, you make your way to the polling place to cast your vote before class. After months of listening to fervent political speeches and heated debates given by the country’s leading politicians, you know without...

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