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Seeing rainbows through the storm

A lone runner jogs past a large rainbow near Haight St.

Story and photos by Andrea Williams

April 14, 2020

As the world attempts to cope with a global pandemic and many countries enforce social distancing, it is easy to feel hopeless and alone. But in the midst of it all, people are choosing to share messages of peace, love and hope- through the safety of their windows. Images of painted rainbows with...

IRL Island-dwellers of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

IRL Island-dwellers of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Story by Sam Joson

April 7, 2020

Man, times are weird right now. Luckily, owners of a Nintendo Switch now have a way to pass the time and vicariously live the island life through a cute, virtual version of themselves in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Below you’ll find a handful of Animal Crossing island dwellers alongside their real-l...

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    

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

How I Got the Shot: Point Reyes

Story and photo by William Wendelman

April 6, 2020

I have a habit of going out and taking photos while the world is still asleep. I'm often on the road before the sun turns the night sky a hazy purple, signifying dawn. The world is dark besides the occasional street light and my high beams illuminating the road in front of me. No matter how many miles...

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