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The History Of A Hidden Castle In Hunters Point

Nov 19, 2019
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From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:

 

When Bill Gilbert was a cop patrolling San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood, he’d regularly pass by the Albion Castle. He’s a history buff, and that’s part of what drew him to it.

Where are Asian Americans like me on the big screen?

Aug 23, 2018
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From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:

When I was a little girl, I always went to the movies. My favorite films were always ones that showed girls saving the day.

Is it us or is it the video games?

Aug 23, 2018
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From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:

Up until a few months ago, I loved video games. But I didn’t just love gaming; I was obsessed. I remember racing home everyday after school to play League of Legends. I gamed for hours and hours everyday, up until at least midnight.

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From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:

My friend Dandar Ganbold is vaping inside my car. He puts an e-cigarette that looks like a metallic USB called JUUL up to his mouth and inhales.

Discovering my mother’s homeland

Aug 22, 2018
Christopher Olvera

From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:

Mexico is an unknown country to Christopher Olvera. But it’s also his mother’s place of origin, a homeland she left as a young girl and never returned. Now, a U.S. citizen, Elizabeth Olvera longs to visit Mexico to show her American-born children their ancestral roots. Mother and son sat down to talk about their shared Mexican heritage.

The struggle to relocate after a lifetime in San Francisco

Aug 22, 2018
Julian Rodriguez

From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:

My grandmother, Maria Rodriguez, couldn’t afford the mortgage for her home in Bernal Heights. Living on a fixed income, she took a loan to help and eventually lost it to foreclosure. Now, she lives with her daughter in Pinole, but moving out of her home meant leaving her grandchildren and church community behind.