By Thalia Lauzon When I sit down to read a book or watch a video, I’m transported somewhere away from the harsh and messy realities of the real world. I’m awed by the different worlds and characters I wouldn’t encounter otherwise. The point is, I don’t want characters to be realistic. Stories as my escape. […]

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By Michelle Tian Dear Chadwick Boseman, Maybe in a different life, I would be telling this to you face-to-face at one of those overcrowded meet-and-greets at Comic-Con, or writing this message before watching “Black Panther 2.” I wish that reality existed because I know it would’ve treated you better, and I know you would have […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis The Grammys are white-washed. Every year, the ceremony infamously snubs minority artists of deserved wins in its general categories, boxing their success into alternative ones. Because of these apparent racial biases, musicians have taken to social media to call out the Recording Academy’s decisions. One of the most well-known manifestations of this […]

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By Katrina Liu With Valentine’s Day having just passed and February being Black History Month, it seems fitting that I use this time to geek out about one of my favorite songs of all time. “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar ft. H.E.R. was my most-streamed song of 2019 — that is an impressive statistic considering […]

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By Grace Knoop  When I woke up Monday morning, I was not happy. All I wanted to do was lay in bed and not move for the entire day. My alarm went off and I immediately snoozed it. Then the next alarm came. Snooze again. Because it was a holiday and we had no school, […]

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By Emma Simonoff The Hamptons are a symbol of elegance — of old money getting away from the dirty muck of summer in Manhattan. When I picture the Hamptons, I imagine manicured families wearing all white to polite barbecues and getting up early to play tennis at the beach house before going to the club […]

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By Emma Sánchez It’s Black History Month, and also the month of love. So why not give some love to Black content creators this month by adding a new YouTuber to your watch list? Most of the channels I’ve listed down below are commentary channels — my favorite thing to watch — but there are […]

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By Julia Furmanek  As anyone who’s taken enough rides in my car will tell you, I am not the most organized person. I’m actually quite the opposite of organized. Back in high school, my maroon Toyota housed a pretty eclectic assortment of trash, and the jingle of empty Red Bull cans clinking together was ever-present […]

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By Andrew Harwood Culture is a significant entity that stands as the makeup of one’s background and lifestyle. Culture is pride, worth and humanity. Culture has been at the forefront of the film industry for quite some time. Since it is Black History Month, it only seems fitting to discuss a film that celebrates Black […]

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By Katherine Wright  When I worked at a children’s birthday party venue and event planning company, I attended many celebrations. Mostly birthdays, filled with excited kids, large balloons and over-the-top cakes I perpetually craved a slice of. It’s quite a strange experience to spend back-to-back hours rushing from one party to the next, singing “Happy […]

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