This week, Texas State University fine arts student Monika Rostvold made a bit of noise due to her live performance piece, which featured her sitting nearly naked on the steps of the the Albert B. Alkek Library on campus. For 45 minutes, Rostvold sat with only a blindfold, a pair of headphones, pasties and a […]

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TIME Magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue dropped on Thursday, giving us a chance to recollect on human accomplishment and to see celebrities rave about one another in their remarkably personalized writing styles. The list includes names you were hoping would make the cut as well as a few equally notable, […]

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Days before the release of his new album, “Cherry Bomb” on Sunday, Tyler, the Creator launched his Golf Media app, reminding us that there is more to Tyler than condensed beats and edgy music videos. When asked to describe this new app, Tyler said in an interview with Whalerock founder Lloyd Braun that it is “basically […]

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In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America passed a resolution that, for the first time, allowed openly gay scouts to enter the program, a major step forward for the notoriously homophobic youth group. The resolution did not, however, touch on the more sensitive discussion of allowing grown, openly gay adults the ability to work as […]

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In contrast to the careers of many models, the duration of Kendall Jenner’s follows a path very similar to her own life: public, inherited and well-funded. While some argue that her career began at age 14, her career truly began just one year ago when she walked her first major runway show for Marc Jacobs. […]

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On Tuesday, Starbucks initiated a “#RaceTogether” campaign, requesting that Starbucks baristas across America exchange in race-related discourse in the 30 seconds or so it takes for he or she to call out the order before getting started on making the next drink. They are also required to write the campaign’s title across the cups. On […]

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Some people say that the best music — benchmark, or classic albums — is not just groundbreaking in artistry and invention, but also has behind it a working conscience. The residue of these albums and the themes they convey stick with the listener, congealing to the listener’s outlook with every listen. This becomes not only […]

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During Monday’s episode of “Fashion Police,” host Giuliana Rancic made comments on Zendaya’s choice of hairstyle to Sunday’s Oscars, claiming that the dreads made the singer look like she “smells like patchouli oil. Or weed.” While controversy has risen regarding whether it is Rancic or her co-host Kelly Osbourne who are to take the blame, many were quick […]

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Despite the fact that 2014 was a year of much interest and experimentation in music, many agree that the 2015 Grammy awards proved to be a bit underwhelming. Other than Sam Smith’s intense sweep and Madonna’s scorching performance, little controversy rose from the expected or the unexpected turnouts of this year’s show. Instead, what got […]

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