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05 Dec 2017

I Investigated The Bay Area Pog Fighting Underground

By Kelly O’Grady It was midnight and I was being patted down for weapons outside a nondescript warehouse in Hayward. I was about to enter the gritty underworld of the Bay Area Pog fight scene. Once inside I saw a circle drawn in chalk at the center of the floor

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30 Nov 2017

What’s Happening with Net Neutrality, Why You Should Care, and What You Can Do About It

By Amul Kalia Take a look at the bellow image of AT&T’s mobile data packages in Mexico. Everything seems normal until you get about halfway down the image, and see that at a certain price range, some popular social media apps—Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Messenger allow for unlimited usage, exempt from

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30 Nov 2017

The Black Rider: A Fairy Tale for Adults With Music by Tom Waits

By Emily Wilson Mark Jackson, the director of “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets” at Shotgun Players, doesn’t believe in the devil or his power over us – he thinks we created the devil to provide excuses for our own weaknesses. So a deal with the devil-

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16 Nov 2017

I Was Groped On Muni (Again)

By Kelly O’Grady There I was, like any other day riding public transportation, I was on my way to the comic book store and I was really in a great mood; As I read my fantasy novel a dark shadow fell on me, “Can I sit next to you” asked

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03 Nov 2017

How To Win A Facebook Fight

By Rachel Fogletto  If you google reasons not to argue online, you’ll come across many cartoons, memes, and quotes about arguing with idiots. For instance, Mark Twain once said, “Do not argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” Or maybe he didn’t because a

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26 Oct 2017

How to remove a swastika in your neighborhood

Guest Post By Claire Ganado I was walking to Ashby BART a while back and saw a stenciled message “The future is female” which had been vandalized with “now we’re in trouble”… Days later, someone had spray painted over the vandalized part and my heart smiled. I had hoped it was

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19 Oct 2017

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire Comes to San Francisco

By Emily Wilson The Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, Dr. Gemi Jose Gonzalez Lopez, said San Francisco has a lot in common with Teotihuacan, the ancient site 30 miles from present day Mexico City, which UNESCO calls a holy city. “It was full of culture and art, and

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