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The Castro celebrates Joe Biden’s presidential win (Photo Gallery)

The world was ablaze with celebration yesterday as Joe Biden was announced as the projected winner of the 2020 presidential race. The Castro District was no exception to the global celebration, as people took to the streets to express their support for the Biden win. “I woke up to the sound of vuvuzelas in the morning from my neighbors above me,” Zach Strohmeyer said, a Castro resident. “I just felt a deep sense of relief in a way that I haven’t really felt in the last four years.” Harris, now

Non-Binary Flash runs to publication at DC Comics

The newest DC Flash is a non-binary speedster named Jess Chambers, aka “Kid Quick,” who uses they/them pronouns. They will debut in Ivan Cohen and Eleonora Carlini’s DC’s “Very Merry Multiverse” in Jan. 2021. Barry Allen, Wally West and Jay Garrick, among others in the DC comic universe, are welcoming a new member to the legendary Flash or speedster family. This new member will not only be breaking sound barriers but also gender barriers as the first non-binary Flash to tap into the speed force

CSU reports declining Black enrollment

According to the California State University Institutional Research & Analyses, Black student enrollment across the CSU system has decreased by 7,000 students from 2008 to 2019, reaching a new-time low of 19,384 Black students. The release of this news has prompted the California Faculty Association to demand change for campuses to strategically come up with a plan to increase enrollment of all marginalized students, but specifically Black students by recommending solutions. While there are no

SF State professor fights back against COVID-related Asian discrimination

Russell Jeung, Asian American Studies professor at SF State, is the co-creator of the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate project. Since the spread of the virus, 2,583 hate incidents directed at Asian Americans across the country have been reported. (Sean Reyes / Golden Gate Xpress) For SF State Asian American Studies professor Russell Jeung and his wife, dealing with anti-Asian discrimination during the pandemic has become the norm. Jeung recalled when he was coughed on and felt shun

Decorated Soldier or War Criminal – The Guardsman

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher is being charged with war crimes, but President Trump is stepping in and is treating him as a hero as if Trump can’t see the mountain of hard evidence against Gallagher. Gallagher is being accused of premeditated murder of a wounded teenage ISIS fighter under his care, shooting randomly into crowds, and shooting two civilians which includes a little girl and a senior man holding a water jug during Gallaghers 2017 deployment to Iraq. His platoon members also tampered w

Famous fortune cookie shop’s rent spikes this year – The Guardsman

The famous handmade fortune cookie factory on Ross Alley, near Jackson Street, in San Francisco is having trouble staying open with the recent price spike in rent. The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory which is the only handmade fortune cookie store in the United States, opened in the 60s in the middle of Chinatown. In the past year, rent rose up, yet again, this time, going up by five percent. Rental websites like Zumper and Abode clock the current median rent at $3400, making it the highest

One Year of Legal Weed – The Guardsman

It’s been a year since cannabis was legalized for recreational use in California causing many ups and downs within the marijuana industry. Proposition 64, a bill that allows the legalization of recreational cannabis, but also hinders the cultivation, transaction, and consumption of cannabis, enables the black market to continue operating through legal stores and companies. According to the proposition, we are not permitted to smoke in public areas, but I see plenty of people smoking on CCSF gr