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Remaining body positive in isolation

Remaining body positive in isolation

Story by Clara Applegarth

April 13, 2020

I was struck by an eating disorder at a young age without fully being aware. Being a ballet dancer for several years of my childhood, the way your body formed certain lines when you moved was all but secondary. This fate was also brought on by genetics, with family members suffering from the same disorde...

Service Dogs 101: Intro to the good boys and girls of the Bay Area

Daisy Soto cuddles her service dog, Miles in San Francisco, Calif. Feb. 26, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

by Ryce Stoughtenborough

March 18, 2020

The first time Billie, a sensory processing service dog, saved the life of Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum, 33, was during the 2015 San Francisco Pride Parade. Galanes-Rosenbaum, a Castro District native who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), experiences severe panic attacks when she experiences too much s...

Hey Toxicity! Let’s break up.

Hey Toxicity! Let's break up.

Story and Illustration by Sam Joson

February 25, 2020

I was 16 the first time someone I was dating didn’t take no for an answer.  But I stayed because — at the risk of sounding like I’m defending them — I generally didn’t feel unsafe. Underappreciated and neglected? Yes, but not really unsafe. Somehow, I’d convinced myself that the absenc...

Does social media harm us?

Does social media harm us?

Janae Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

From the time we wake up to the time we lay our heads at night we are bombarded by filtered vacation photos, edited engagement pictures, blurred selfies and sometimes news. Social media has become the center of the world.  It can be hard to weed through what is real and what is fake — which can t...

The Cultural Taboo of Mental Health

The Cultural Taboo of Mental Health

Joshua Chan

May 3, 2019

Hillary Peregrina didn’t know what to do with her feelings of depression when she was fourteen. As a Filipina-American teenager, Peregrina felt like she didn’t have a say in her mental health, and didn’t seek help for it until she was twenty-two-years-old. “I pretty much recognized from when...

Mind on Lockdown

Mind on Lockdown

Annie Gieser

December 13, 2018

Story by Annie Gieser, Illustrations by Janett Perez Two loud bangs and a glance between my eleventh grade English teacher and me was all it took for my class of twenty to dart into the corner of the classroom. Two bangs and a glance changed me. Read More »...

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