Exploring and Celebrating Diverse Tastes and Choices, San Francisco-Style

Many months before coffee giant Starbucks became mired in a racial profiling controversy about who could use its restrooms, one student was already exploring the idea that large corporate chains aren’t necessarily as welcoming as small businesses are.By Ingrid MeraDowntown San Francisco offers tourists and locals an inspirational environment full of creativity. As people walk … Continue reading Exploring and Celebrating Diverse Tastes and Choices, San Francisco-Style

Powell BART station

Last fall, one student explained how a BART station in San Francisco's busy shopping and commercial district can harbor irritating crimes that are almost impossible to eradicate: By Ingrid Mera             Traveling to San Francisco by train might seem convenient, but ironically, it might actually prove to be an uncomfortable experience as you step onto … Continue reading Powell BART station


Several of my students wrote stories about DACA. Here’s one of them: By Ingrid Mera In response to the Trump administration’s announcement to end DACA, a program that protected nearly 800,000 young adults, thousands of people spilled onto the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 5 to support these undocumented immigrants. At approximately 5 p.m., … Continue reading DACA