You Are Your Hair

Before buzzing all of your hair off, ask yourself, “What does my hair say about me? What do people think?” Just kidding. Don’t ask yourself those silly questions; just do it. When asked about why she buzzed her hair, Maddie Allen (pictured above) responded, “Well I really didn’t think too much about it; I just […]

Trends: Live streaming Christmas with Your Online Pastor

By Aaron Hanes and Sarah Holcomb As Americans prepare to attend Christmas services in a few days, more churches are live streaming worship from their sanctuaries and using online pastors to tend the spiritual and tech needs of their flock. Live stream technology existed for several years, but with the advent of popular new platforms […]

Candid Conversation: Two Millennials’ Understanding of Wicca

By Esther Kao and Gabrielle DeMeritt From crystals to incense, the influence of  Wiccanism pervades popular culture. Wicca, also known as the Pagan Witchcraft, is a new religious movement focused on polytheism, nature, and magic. Like other pagan religions, Wiccans worship various deities. Although, most of their’s are goddesses such as Artemis, Selene, and Phoibe/Phoebe. […]

The Post-Soviet Aesthetic: Fascination or Appropriation?

The similarities between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are obvious, both in policy and personhood. They both are now world leaders and their influence, however sour it may taste, inevitably ripples throughout Russia and the U.S. Both are dissatisfactory to much of the youth culture in both nations as the leaders are particularly and purposefully […]

Can White Girls Wear Dreadlocks?

Marc Jacobs’ bold choice to don his models with colorful dreadlocks during the September New York Fashion Week show has caused quite the uproar, both in the fashion community and in the social justice community. Many are claiming that his use of the traditionally African hairstyle is cultural appropriation and he should be reprimanded for […]

Becoming a Gender Bender: Unisex Fashion Trends to Break Barriers

Bound beneath the barriers of a blue world, I envied my sister’s ability to depart from planet pink, a distant and mysterious microcosm. As a tomboy, my sister possessed a much greater capacity to dabble in the opposing gender by virtue of an exclusive spacecraft. Authorizing explorational access, the USS Tomboy bridged the gap between […]