Elephante King: A Patchwork of Rock Sub-Genre

Photo by Ian Watson By Vlada Stark The back of 11th Street Records is filled to the brim with shuffling bodies, and the atmosphere is sticky with sweat from the exhaustion of three sets already being played. The air had become too heavy to breathe in comfortably, and my friends, just as drained as I…… Continue reading Elephante King: A Patchwork of Rock Sub-Genre

The Hereditary Playlist

Music is one of the best things to be passed down. For this month’s playlist, we shared songs recommended to us by the people we love. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4SK4XTdBKiNpfp1aiivspB?si=0796d2477cd748b3 Listen to the playlist here Kleigh Balugo “First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes A while ago, my boyfriend Eryn made me an 11 hour playlist consisting…… Continue reading The Hereditary Playlist

La Virgen del Sacrificio

Photo by Elvira Castillo By Elvira Castillo My installation focuses on the exploration of memory through the experience of a brown, first-generation, Bolivian American woman. While honoring the women that came before me, along with their struggles, sacrifice, and successes, I navigate through the disconnection I felt throughout my childhood and young adult life.  By reflecting on…… Continue reading La Virgen del Sacrificio

The World We Constructed

Photo by Emma Tolliver By Emma Tolliver My piece, a mixed-media piece utilizing photography, wood, vinyl fabric, gouache paint, zip-ties, and yarn, is about my identity as the daughter of immigrants. When my 할아버지 (romanization: harabeoji, Korean for “Grandpa”) immigrated to the United States, he was fleeing a traumatic situation. He built a koi pond…… Continue reading The World We Constructed

Cate Belmont on Self-Sabotage and Her Single “Make It Hurt”

Photo courtesy of Cate Belmont By Kleigh Balugo For many members of Gen Z, jamming out in your childhood bedroom to “Here We Go Again” by Demi Lovato or “7 Things” by Miley Cyrus is a universal experience. Blasting your favorite pop rock anthems is always emotional, even when you’re eight years old and can’t…… Continue reading Cate Belmont on Self-Sabotage and Her Single “Make It Hurt”

Return to Sender

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Maleia Tremblay Dear dad,  You are spontaneous, and wild.  You were an idea of a home filled with security and safety, until I learned you were the cause of my anxiety with your high life.  I dreamt up an imagery that you were all I needed.  You are too free…… Continue reading Return to Sender

Postcards from My Longing

Photo by Aiden Nelson By Aiden Nelson Inspired by old-school postcards, I painted on photographs from trips to my family’s cabin in New Hampshire. Summer has always been such a sad season for me, full of loneliness and nostalgia. These photos are an attempt to capture the feeling of longing — wishing you were somewhere…… Continue reading Postcards from My Longing

Abigail Hing Wen on Asian American Identity, Changing Career Paths, and “Loveboat, Taipei”

Photo courtesy of Abigail Hing Wen By Tracy Fuentes With a law degree from Columbia, a career in politics and venture capital, and a young adult novel on the New York Times bestseller list, Abigail Hing Wen has lived many lives.  Wen is the author of Loveboat, Taipei and its sequel Loveboat, Reunion. The first…… Continue reading Abigail Hing Wen on Asian American Identity, Changing Career Paths, and “Loveboat, Taipei”

What Pixar’s “Soul” Taught 20-Year-Old Me

Photo by Angie Shenouda By Angie Shenouda ** Warning: Spoilers ahead! ** “All the times I’ve been so close to getting to my dreams. – something always gets in the way.” – Joe Gardner, Pixar’s Soul  If you’re anything like me, you’ve sometimes felt like the world has been playing a massive prank on you. These…… Continue reading What Pixar’s “Soul” Taught 20-Year-Old Me

For the Culture on Las Vegas’ Budding Music Scene

Photo by For the Culture 8/8/22 Update: This article has been edited to remove the mention of Napalm Star, due to their members Dean Stacy and Kaden West having allegations of sexual misconduct. Resources can be found here By Vlada Stark, Abby Villarus Recently, I’ve become interested in various aspects of Vegas’ growing culture, whether…… Continue reading For the Culture on Las Vegas’ Budding Music Scene