Controversial Paradise: The rising problem with trash in our oceans

by Lou Guionnet When thinking of a nice and exotic place to relax during a vacation, you might find your mind wandering towards a picture of white sand, palm trees and turquoise colored waters, a place far away from all of our problems and worries that make up our life. That is what comes to…

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Astounding Asians: Yoshiko Kawashima

*I will be using the gender-neutral pronoun “they” since Kawashima’s gender identity is unknown.   Here’s somebody you won’t learn about in history class. *Yoshiko Kawashima. Chinese traitor,  Japanese commander and the genderqueer bisexual legend we all deserve.  Originally named Xianyu, Kawashima was born a Beijing princess in 1907. It wasn’t until they were eight…

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Female Contribution to Visual Art

Historically, whether it be 200 CE or the 20th century, the world art scene hasn’t been particularly kind to the female gender. The art world was—and still is—a man’s world. Women have always been artists, but often items such as quilts, generally considered to be a female art form, go unrecognized as fine art. In…

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The Feminist’s Bookshelf: Women’s History Month Edition

In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, I’ve compiled a list of books that were written by women and/or feature strong female characters. These are some of my favorites, so enjoy! milk and honey, Rupi Kaur “you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was…

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KitTea Cat Cafe

What’s a better way to destress than drinking tea while petting a cat? Located in San Francisco, KitTea is the Bay Area’s only cat cafe. With its minimalistic room decor and high cat-to-human ratio, KitTea provides a uniquely relaxing experience.

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