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Halloween isn’t an excuse to be racist

By Nyla Roberts, MANAGING EDITOR

October 31, 2019

My culture is not a costume. From oversized sombreros, to geisha ensembles, and Native American headdresses, Halloween has always been subject to offensive and insensitive costumes. Halloween is the one day of the year people of all ages can get dressed as anyone or anything they want to be. Howeve...

Should Prop C use e-cigarette sales to solve the homelessness crisis?

Should Prop C use e-cigarette sales to solve the homelessness crisis?

By Ailing Cheng, CONTRIBUTOR

October 17, 2019

Solving the homelessness crisis one puff at a time. San Francisco is a beautiful city filled with a diverse culture, but it is experiencing an overwhelming homelessness crisis. E-cigarettes and vaping culture has become highly popular in recent years. Proposition C bans sales on e-cigarettes and r...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

October 10, 2019

Pick a question: 1. “Do you think the food served at the Pioneer Kitchen is worth the money you pay in the meal plan?” 2. “What are some changes you wish to see in the Pioneer Kitchen this year?”                 ...

Podcasts: A new trend or the future of broadcasting?

Podcasts: A new trend or the future of broadcasting?

By Rob Brandt, CONTRIBUTOR

September 12, 2019

Joe Rogan, Sarah Koenig, Ira Glass. These individuals have worked extremely hard to produce, write, and star in their own shows in an industry that is up-and-coming and not an easy walk to fame that people may believe it is. This is the podcast industry in a nutshell; people who have something to say a...

Implicit bias in a workplace

By Alvin Jackson, CONTRIBUTOR

September 5, 2019

A graduate student from San Francisco State University, Zuberi Johnson, once suspected that the employees at the campus bookstore followed people of color around the store. As a person of color, he tested this theory with himself and a friend. They walked inside the store and walked in opposite direct...

Pelosi pinned against progressives

Pelosi pinned against progressives

By A.j. Wood, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

Despite being a congresswoman for one of America’s more progressive cities, Nancy Pelosi has positioned herself against the progressive wing of her own party. Pelosi, like most Democrats, keeps harping on the idea of unity within the Democratic Party, and how it is essential to defeating Trump. ...

Mass media misrepresents Black women

Mass media misrepresents Black women

By Sara Williams-Cain, CONTRIBUTOR

August 1, 2019

To be a black woman, is to be someone of resilience and determination. Spanning back as far as history books permit, the black woman has been one of, if not the most, disrespected and disregarded demographic of this country. While it has taken us trials and tribulations to get to this point, we are...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

March 20, 2019

“Do you think female film directors are given enough credit in the film industry? Why or why not? “No, I don’t, because there isn’t a focus on female directors. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t name a single female director, but that’s more the industry’s fault. There definitely should be ...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

March 7, 2019

“What do you think about the defunding of Planned Parenthood?” “People do not realize the many things Planned Parenthood does! People assume it is just for abortions when in reality it gives free screenings, testing, and other preventative care services. This helps so many people who cannot affor...

Quotes from the Quad – “Why are you striking?”

By Alli Weseman, PHOTO EDITOR

February 28, 2019

“Why are you striking?” “We don’t get a classroom budget, so many things in my classroom are donations or out of my pocket. I got a second job to live here.” -Cristopher Bautista, Oakland Tech, English and History Teacher     “Most of these teachers give me love and support, coming from a kid that h...

Community Hero Portraits

Community Hero Portraits

February 21, 2019

“Why is community important to you in this era?” “Community, for me, has always been that push to keep going. My community, whether it’s fellow survivors, women, people of color, queer people, whoever, they’ve cycled through my life but there’s always this common thread of perseveranc...

Quotes from the Quad

Quotes from the Quad

February 7, 2019

  ““Should male performers be held to the same standard as women when it comes to the removal of clothing on televsion. If so, why?””   “I think guys should be held up to the same standards as women just because we consider our top part private doesn’t mean that guys shouldn’t...

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