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Sealed in Ink

A Photoshopped model demonstrates the importance of tattoo placement. Photo by Charu Srivastava Photoshop by Evelyn Wang Girl meets boy. Boy tattoos gi...

I love me, I love me not

Few compositions can trample one’s self-image harder or faster than a college rejection letter. Or nowadays, the rejection web page, which in my opinion is wors...

Pierced with Desire

Palo Alto High School student shows off her septum piercing. Flashes of silver catch the light as exposed bellies and backs are shown off in the open. Men, women, girls and boys 15 and older move from one person to the next, admiring and compa...

Martial Arts Unmasked

At Peers Park on a Friday afternoon, onlookers stare while a pair of Palo Alto High School students shuffle across the grass. “Remember, don’t let anyone know ...

Totally Oscars!

As we bask in the glow of last month’s Golden Globes, we turn our gaze to the next big thing on the cinematic achievement horizon: the 85th annual Academy Award...

Animal Farm

A frosty wall of air emanates from the confines of the freezer, a chilled whoosh numbing every being in its path. Among the occasional loose popsicles stuck into the crevices and other typical contents, an unsuspecting, pale, Ziploc bag is tucked alo...

Fur for Life

Fur has become a popular again in the fashion world yet at the same time it’s a controversial trend. Ring, ring, ring,” chimes the bells as I wa...

Facing The Music

As the generation that grew up watching “American Idol,” with its simple system of just singing and popular vote elimination, the flood of new singing-based reality shows can seem quite overwhelming. The set-up of these shows can be confusing to many...

Can We Go Thrift Shopping?

SHOP TILL YOU DROP: Customers inside Wasteland in San Francisco’s Haight and Ashbury district sift through the many racks of both new and secondhand merchandise...