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The path to asylum is tainted red

The path to asylum is tainted red

Millions of refugees are fleeing their homes in an attempt to escape the Syrian civil war that began in 2011.  A majority of Syrians have fled to neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, while others have sought asylum throughout Europe. Meanwhile, Canada has already welcomed over 40,000 Syrian refugees.  The United States, however,...
Kendrick Lamar re-wrote the thesis of hip hop

Kendrick Lamar re-wrote the thesis of hip hop

When “To Pimp a Butterfly” came out, I remember being overwhelmed. It was an immense project, vast in scope, sound and concept. I had many conversations with friends trying to unpack and understand it. A close friend of mine said something to the effect of, “Kanye’s single bar, ‘Is hip hop just a euphemism for a...
ART KIDS: Surrealists and Steve Martin (new band name?)

ART KIDS: Surrealists and Steve Martin (new band name?)

I have recently been facing the problem of my friends talking about BBC award winning shows that I have never seen in my life, nor do I plan to watch. No matter how much they pitch this period piece drama or how hard I try to finish three episodes, it is just not going to...
Freshman voice: THINX panties, a turning point in the world of menstruation

Freshman voice: THINX panties, a turning point in the world of menstruation

Is your period cramping your style? Well, there might just be a solution. As I was aimlessly scrolling on Facebook one day, an advertisement for some “revolutionary” underwear caught my eye.  If these panties were actually revolutionary, I would obviously have to check them out. I am always down for a step up in the underwear department. So...
Freshman voice: What I wish I knew

Freshman voice: What I wish I knew

  It has been a long time coming. From a variety of trials and tribulations, my life has been a whirlpool of mass destruction, yet still filled with light, joy and peace. In many of my worst moments, there were so many things I wish I knew. From bad breakups, to learning to deal with...
"A Crow Looked at Me" by Mount Eerie--An Album Review

“A Crow Looked at Me” by Mount Eerie–An Album Review

Death, and the fear thereof, is a shared human experience. At humanity’s most confused moments, existential angst claws at meaning in how we make sense of our lives. We fear the moments we occupy in the present, and fear what is beyond. Thankfully, art helps humanity reckon with its futility. On A Crow Looked at...
Fashion Week through the lens of the volunteer

Fashion Week through the lens of the volunteer

Grace Samuelson: Volunteering to work fashion week is a whirlwind of emotion starting with frustration and topped off with mesmerizing excitement. Pretentious socialites with a little liquor in them don’t seem worth the six hour shift with no pay. Even so, once the lights dim and florescent color lighting encompasses the tent it is easy...
Freshman voice: Why having obsessions is healthy

Freshman voice: Why having obsessions is healthy

Nothing is better to me than laying in my bed with good food, good company and Michael Scott making “that’s what she said jokes” on my computer screen. Anyone who knows me is aware of my obsession with NBC’s “The Office.” I have watched it all the way through, seasons one through nine, at least 30...
Is Frank Ocean ready to be the cultural icon we desperately want him to be?

Is Frank Ocean ready to be the cultural icon we desperately want him to be?

“My guy pretty like a girl/ and he got fight stories to tell/ I see on both sides like Chanel/ I see on both sides like Chanel” If you’ve heard Frank Ocean’s latest single, “Chanel,” (listen below) chances are you’re not just reading those lyrics, you’re singing them in your head with Frank’s effortless yet undeniable...
American boy doll? Cover-boy? The girl world is finally becoming more inclusive

American boy doll? Cover-boy? The girl world is finally becoming more inclusive

Every year on Christmas morning, a younger me waited at the top of the stairs. My legs, restless with excitement, were ready to bolt down the stairs to see what Santa left underneath the tree. I always hoped it would be a new American Girl doll. From historic dolls to “girl of the year,” I did...
Pursuing your passion in a world of naysayers

Pursuing your passion in a world of naysayers

Books have always been my passion. When I was little, I would ask for a book before a toy, and I would sit for hours flipping through the pages. The older I got, the more I began to realize that books were my life. If something stressful was going on, I would lose myself in...
Freshman voice: Women's March? More like human's march.

Freshman voice: Women’s March? More like human’s march.

“Only equal is enough. Only equal is ever equal,” speaks a sign lifted high above a crowd full of pink hats. For some, it was a breath of fresh air. The sight of a large group of people coming together as one to march for something so simple, equality, was a true light at the...
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