Promoting Self-Love

By Summer Vodnoy
Beneath the vitriol and vanity of social media platforms is a thriving, often self-made culture of positivity and support. Broadcasting her ideals on Youtube, Instagram and other platforms, Vanessa Manley swirls business, opinion and activism into a distinctly modern concoction. She shares with The BCC Voice her motivations and struggles promoting self-love within a culture of commodification and commercialized beauty. Continue reading Promoting Self-Love

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Mining for Laughs (Not Bitcoin)

By Liz Zarka

For someone of the school of thought that art can be separated from life, comedian Tracy Nguyen is nevertheless endlessly informed by her own surroundings. She is a sex comic who isn’t having a lot of sex and an unsatisfied tech employee that performs for audiences composed largely of techies. Nguyen riffs with our reporter on Andre the Giant, doctors and orthopedic surgeons, solving homelessness in San Francisco and other topics comedians are completely unqualified to cover, but must if we’re all to keep our heads. Continue reading Mining for Laughs (Not Bitcoin)

Living Life to the Fulton-est

By Matthew Strickland

The world will never be the same. “Tech” has become a gluttonous behemoth, devouring our culture, our cities and the aspirations of our youth. Addressed to students considering a career in the field, our reporter interviews Todd Fulton, an integration architect at PayPal with 25 years invested in the tech industry. His reflections on fulfillment and legacy sketch a cautionary tale, which warrants consideration. Continue reading Living Life to the Fulton-est

Undocumented

By Maya Kashima

Under constant threat from the Trump Administration, America’s undocumented immigrants need more support than ever. As BCC’s Undocumented Community Resource Center settles into its new offices on the school’s main campus, co-founder Carolina Martinez reflects on the years-long fight to provide support to some of community’s most vulnerable members. Continue reading Undocumented