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Kimya Dawson: Soccer Mom Punk

Kimya Dawson: Soccer Mom Punk

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer
March 8, 2016 • 434 views
Filed under Editor's Picks, Features, Showcase

Kimya Dawson, a forty-three-year-old punk rock soccer mom with conspiracy theories about what scientists are telling us about what’s really in the ocean and knuckle tattoos that say "LAFF LOUD" and "ROCK SOFT", is an indie folk punk singer/songwriter who is the personification of cool as black...

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Kalin and Myles Provide Listeners with Sense of Dissatisfaction

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer
April 14, 2015 • 428 views
Filed under Music, Showcase

2014 was the Year of the Butt, hailed by many as the most prolific year for the gluteus maximus in recent memory. Hits like “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor and “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj helped 2014 prove its place in history as the most “butt obsessed” year. Following “Anaconda”...

Everyone Needs to Watch: Orphan Black

Everyone Needs to Watch: Orphan Black

Emma Franklin, Senior Editor
March 17, 2015 • 436 views
Filed under Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

Warning: This post contains spoilers; they will be kept to a minimum, but they are there. Orphan Black is a science fiction television show on the BBC that does not get nearly the amount of attention that it deserves. It is a genuinely good show, casted with talented actors, a plot centered on women...

LGBTQ+ Books and TV Shows for Young Adults

LGBTQ+ Books and TV Shows for Young Adults

Rayne Crivelli, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014 • 736 views
Filed under Books, Showcase

LGBTQ+ students often seek out media they can relate to through movies, television, music and books. It is human nature to look for a self-representation in the media they consume. Books and TV shows are popular for the long term connections young adults form through ongoing series and fan culture. Books Beauty Queens by Libba Bray...

Review: The Blacklist

Review: The Blacklist

Noelle Walker, Staff Writer
October 27, 2014 • 444 views
Filed under Movies, TV, & Games, Showcase

Raymond Reddington is someone you do not want to mess with. Not only is he an ex-government official and a FBI most wanted fugitive, but he also knows how to get what he wants, no matter the cost. When he mysteriously turns himself in for an unknown reason, he says one thing—he will only speak with...

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