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Modesto Joins Black Lives Matter Protests

Modesto Joins Black Lives Matter Protests

By Ryce Stoughtenborough

June 1, 2020

Modesto marched along McHenry Avenue in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests across the nation on Sunday, March 31st, 2020. A large group of people gathered on Tenth Street Plaza with homemade signs, masks, water and their voices. The event was monitored by Modesto Police Department while...

The devil you don’t know

The devil you don't know

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough and Illustration by Patrick Tamayo

May 12, 2020

He’s been tied to hundreds of heinous crimes throughout history, often pinned as the alleged influencer. Hollywood has profited heavily off his presence in films like “The Witch,” “Rosemary’s Baby” and William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist.” He goes by different names to ...

Art doesn’t stop because of shelter in place

Art doesn't stop because of shelter in place

Ryce Stoughtenborough

April 28, 2020

The current state of our world is turbulent, to put it lightly. Amid the panic of COVID-19, every country, city and the people within it are faced with the uncertainty of the future. Although America has allowed occupations deemed essential to progress — putting millions of other Americans out of work ...

Top five streamable horror films to scare you into forgetting COVID-19

Mathilde Ollivier in Overlord (2018)

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough

April 14, 2020

5. “Creep” (2014) — Netflix For me, found footage horror films are usually a motion sickness inducing mess — I’m looking at you, “Blair Witch Project.” The violent shakes and two-second camera glances of the monster in question has never been visually appetizing to me. However, whe...

Empty: San Francisco during COVID-19, A City on Pause

Video by Ryce Stoughtenborough

April 7, 2020

The streets of Downtown San Francisco are barren of the bustling city life after the recent shelter-in-place enacted in response to COVID-19. The ceasing of tourism and public activities has created a surreal scene of emptiness—a feeling seldom felt in the city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRYUkRx69qk    

People of the Bay: Cloud & Billie

Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum lays on her living room floor next to her service dog Billie in San Francisco, Calif. March 1, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Xpress Magazine)

Video by Ryce Stoughtenborough

March 24, 2020

Lifelong San Francisco resident Cloud Galanes-Rosenbaum speaks fondly of her service dog, Billie. The two can be seen throughout the Castro District stopping for pets from friends or getting treats from dog-loving shop owners. Billie, a sensory processing service dog for Autism Spectrum Disorder, helps...

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...

Cosmic Caveman

Pictured is Brett Vanhorn reaching across the canvas to pick up a side to allow the paint to drip in the direction he wants.
Photographed on February 18, 2020 in San Francisco, Calif. (Maddison October / Xpress Magazine)

Story by Ryce Stoughtenborough and Photos by Maddison October

February 24, 2020

Brett Vanhorn was sitting in his Honda Fit Sport on the corner of Castro and 18th Street. He was shoveling globs of peanut butter into his mouth with the help of the handle of a plastic fork. Vanhorn is an artist, and it is not hard to tell from his car. Lilac, yellow and electric green paint smudge...

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