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At local community colleges, transgender students’ names are now whatever they prefer

September 14, 2016

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After realizing she identified as being female, the person who was born Anthony Escobar became Athena Escobar. But in school, Escobar had to keep using her legal first name. “It was hard to identify myself as something I’m not,” said Escobar, 21, who came out as transgender in high school. She has not undergone gender […]

3-D photo booth creates timeless keepsakes, figurines that look just like you

June 4, 2015

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3-D printing touches nearly every facet of our lives. For the artist, it can create whatever you imagine,¬†or a hand for an amputee. And, now, for that narcissist in us all: One business at Washington Square Mall is using 3-D printing to create mini-me figurines. It’s called Shapify, and more than 350 people have stepped […]