Posts tagged "october 2015"
A Rocky Horror Halloween

A Rocky Horror Halloween

Illustration by Drew Jefferson. I first saw the Rocky Horror Picture Show when I was seven, which is a fact that causes quite a lot of controversy when I mention it. Many people think it’s highly inappropriate for a young child to watch Rocky, because there’s a man in a corset and heels – people...
American Horror Story: American Horror Story

American Horror Story: American Horror Story

  Warning: This article contains spoilers for American Horror Story seasons 1-5 and discusses mature themes such as sexual abuse, profanity, and graphic violence. When I walked into college the morning after the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel four different people asked me if I’d seen the episode. I hadn’t and was adamant about...
La tristesse durera toujours

La tristesse durera toujours

I am Hamlet as he contemplates and questions. I am Sylvia as she locks the children upstairs then rushes to turn on the gas. I as Vincent as he wanders lost into the field, holds the gun to his chest and pulls the trigger.
Radical Halloween Costumes

Radical Halloween Costumes

Illustration by Celeste Hubbard.  What better time is there to recognize/pay homage to your favorite revolutionaries than Halloween? Sure, you could go for the witch, ghost or sexy cat costumes of yore – and I am not knocking those at all – but if you want to start a cool dialogue with people who are...
And Then I Woke Up

And Then I Woke Up

  I was woken up by my sister. She told me our mom had tried to burn me alive in my sleep (and I swear I could smell it, the smoke).
On Sex Ed

On Sex Ed

Illustration by Thuy Ngyuen. It’s so scary to acknowledge that we don’t know everything and that we never will, but there are some topics that we should be relatively exposed to. One of these topics is sex education.
Surviving the Cycle: Mental Illness and the Seasons

Surviving the Cycle: Mental Illness and the Seasons

Illustration by Jaye Elizabeth Johnson. Our planet continues to ceaselessly revolve around the sun, and autumn is upon us in the Northern hemisphere. Some of the things that come along with this circular motion can be frustrating at times.
Don't Paint Yourself Yellow for a Little Bit of Gold

Don’t Paint Yourself Yellow for a Little Bit of Gold

  Illustration by Gita Labrador.  “Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character,” said Horace Greeley, co-founder of the New Yorker and founder of the New York Tribune.
How it Feels to be a Monster

How it Feels to be a Monster

Illustration by Gita Labrador. Everyone is afraid of something.  In One by Sarah Crossan, Grace lists her family’s fears.  Most of them are typical fears: clowns, bugs, mice.  Grace’s fear is a bit different:
Bleeding Channels

Bleeding Channels

  They say my head is like a broken television. It’s full of static and disjointed colors. It seems like my channels are bleeding together. And so I went to the head doctor. “Have you tried jiggling the knob?” “The knob?” “The knob.” “I don’t…I think it’s broken.” “Ah, broken. It’s just a minor blip,...
Considerably Large Obstacles

Considerably Large Obstacles

  our mind is filled with sour patch kids some nights they dance for hours but when we come back down to earth our eyes reveal an endless blur and we’re lost in this place we’re told is our home. we’ve yet to find our reason and we’re losing hope in it but we continue...
The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

Illustration by Valentina Quiñonez. A professor of mine once brought up the importance of fruit and vegetables in the diets of humans. He brought up studies which highlighted the benefits of increased consumption of green vegetables, the countless nutrients in a variety of fruits, and most of all how ignorant most people are to these...