Why We Still Do Anything For Selena

Photo by Ahri Vi By Ahri Vi When I hear the words “it factor,” my mind automatically thinks of Selena. How else can you explain the deep bond she has with her fans, even 26 years after her untimely death? She’s become an icon in the Latino community, with the likes of Pedro Infante, Vicente…… Continue reading Why We Still Do Anything For Selena

Out of Touch

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Kleigh Balugo Going to college with rich white kids has taught me a lot about myself. In my first year of college, I was desperate to make friends, as most freshmen are of course. Mostly because college can be lonely, especially when you don’t know anyone and especially when you…… Continue reading Out of Touch

to love without attachment

Photo by Jana Marquez By Jana Marquez “Every time I feel good, I think it’ll last forever.” In the pilot episode of the ever-popular HBO drama euphoria, Zendaya’s character Rue utters these words, highlighting her battle with addiction. She goes on to chase this feeling, escaping with it through any means. even though it won’t…… Continue reading to love without attachment

A guide to when you are not feeling hot

Photo by Lianelys Cabrera By Lianelys Cabrera Countless times I’ve found myself lost in insecurity, comparing my body and face to every person on social media and wondering, why am I not like that? A few months ago, my daily ritual was to take a long shower and listen to Olivia Rodrigo’s “Jealousy, Jealousy” on…… Continue reading A guide to when you are not feeling hot

Where “The Bachelor” Fails in Representation

Photo by Brigita Przybylski By Brigita Przybylski It is no secret that The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have had problems with racism and a lack of casting diversity, for both the leads and contestants. But it was surprising to realize that the first women to ever host The Bachelorette were former bachelorettes Tayshia Adams (season…… Continue reading Where “The Bachelor” Fails in Representation

Lust

Photo by Kleigh Balugo By Gerard Go It was blue, and it was bliss.     Sometimes I dream a bit too big, works of art and works of fiction, to me they are real. Although they are depictions of an artist’s unstable mind, I like to believe that somewhere some when.. It exists. And so are…… Continue reading Lust

Oh No!

Photo by Tracy Fuentes By Tracy Fuentes In middle school, I discovered Marina and the Diamonds (now MARINA) via Tumblr. It was the time when MARINA, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, and Arctic Monkeys dominated the Tumblr feeds of teenagers. While many people clung to the aesthetics of these artists, creating the indie-grunge-skater skirt-flower crown-Doc…… Continue reading Oh No!

Rediscovering Photography in the Desert

Photo by Eryn DuChene By Eryn DuChene Having never traveled further west than Buffalo, NY, I boarded the plane to Las Vegas not knowing what to expect. The only knowledge I had of this place was from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the alluring presence most bring up when talking about “Sin City.”…… Continue reading Rediscovering Photography in the Desert

Outgrowing Novelas

Photo by Ahri Vi By Ahri Vi I used to love novelas. My fondest memories are of those sitting next to my grandma on the bed, in front of those old-school, chunky black TVs. There, I was completely enthralled in whatever ridiculous storyline Telemundo came up with in order to entertain señoras across the US.…… Continue reading Outgrowing Novelas