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

Chicano Art, Creative Risks, and the Unusual: An Interview with Artist Daisy Sanchez

Photo by Daisy Sanchez By Mariela Rivera Daisy Sanchez is an artist from Las Vegas. This summer she had her first solo show at ASAP, short for Available Space Art Projects, an experimental art space in The Historic Commercial Center District. Her most recent work is an introspection into her cultural identity. Her Chicano art gives…… Continue reading Chicano Art, Creative Risks, and the Unusual: An Interview with Artist Daisy Sanchez

“Ms. Marvel” Reinvents the Superhero Origin Story

Photo by Ahri Vi By Ahri Vi ** Warning: Spoilers ahead! ** The Marvel Cinematic Universe is now in its fourth phase and in its attempt to avoid stagnancy, it’s delivered more diverse and experimental projects such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and The Eternals. Yet, Ms. Marvel, a Disney+ series…… Continue reading “Ms. Marvel” Reinvents the Superhero Origin Story

That Picnic Scene

Photo by Eva Vitkute By Eva Vitkute The moment you realize you should turn and run away, but the sun’s too bright, the grass too green and the breeze too cool. Naivety and fear meet soft touches and hopeful eyes. This is more than just a meeting, more than a date. Something more. Quotes from:…… Continue reading That Picnic Scene

Wild Onions

Photo by Niki Dreistadt By Niki Dreistadt My picnic basket fits snugly on the rear rack of my bike. The wicker is a little busted and the lining reveals berry stains and tiny rips but it holds up. Stuffed with a light blanket, grapes, hard cheese and the end piece of what was once a…… Continue reading Wild Onions