I Am A Dirty Computer: Janelle Monáe's Latest Work is a Celebration of Blackhood, Queerhood, and Womanhood

I Am A Dirty Computer: Janelle Monáe's Latest Work is a Celebration of Blackhood, Queerhood, and Womanhood

By: Jody Johnson

It’s been five years since Janelle Monáe has released an album and a decade since she first introduced us to her android alter-ego, Cindi Mayweather. However, Monáe’s "Dirty Computer" is all her, stripped of her alter-ego, declaring that she doesn’t want to hide behind a façade anymore. "Dirty Computer" takes the listener on a journey that reflects societal views as Monáe recognizes how society views her as a queer black female in America.

Slay Finals Week with Glowing Skin

Slay Finals Week with Glowing Skin

College is stressful enough, but during finals week you’ll feel the extra tension in the air as students run around trying to catch up on late assignments and four months worth of readings. As if finals weren’t horrible enough, individuals who typically struggle with breakouts have even more acne breakout when stressed. They break out when stressed, and they stress when they break out; it’s a never-ending cycle! Here are a few tips and tricks to help deal with those pesky pimples.


Underrated Music Gems You Might Have Missed

Underrated Music Gems You Might Have Missed

By: Jody Johnson

April may have come and gone for many, as May is already here and graduation around the corner. You may have been in too much of a rush and missed several musical releases. Don’t worry, I picked out three that will cause your ears to listen and thoroughly enjoy the music and lyrics that these artists laid out for you.

Review: Distance a web series

Review: Distance a web series

By: Ashley Olmedo

Distance focuses on the ups and downs of being in a long-distance relationship and allows the viewer to view both sides of the story. One perspective from Emily, (Ashley Spillers) a graduate student and urban farmer from Los Angeles and another perspective from Sam, (Alex Dobrenko) a New York based photographer.


10 Road Trips For The Southern Californian

10 Road Trips For The Southern Californian

By: Melody Congote

There are so many things to do in California, which is why California is a wonderful place to explore and to plan trips. If you ever want to escape, want to have a change of scenery or want a getaway weekend then these stops can be just what you’re looking for.

Swimming in Plastic

Swimming in Plastic

Earth Day has come and gone, but beach and ocean pollution is still an issue. Plastic, plastic and more plastic can be found washed ashore on beaches or floating amongst the tide. According to National Geographic, there are an estimated 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, and about eight million metric tons enter the ocean from land every year.

Graduating? Celebrate in one of these affordable destinations

Graduating? Celebrate in one of these affordable destinations

There’s no better way to escape your life than taking a trip to a beautiful country. You’re starting a whole new chapter of your life, so go all in and kick it off with a few new adventures. Since most new graduates aren’t laying around in a few thousand dollars here are a few affordable trips.

No Hurdle Too High

No Hurdle Too High

Story By:  Madison McCann and Meghan Sweeney
Photos By: Giovanni Cardenas

If you happen to walk past them on campus, you would likely stare in awe at twin sisters Shalee and Shyann Reynolds. Standing at 5-foot-9, their physical presence catches the eye. Chiseled from years competing in track and field, they look like machines. Many might even feel a twinge of envy, wondering, “Why can’t I be like those girls?”

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