Street Fashion Looks from Downtown Las Vegas’ First Friday

Photo by Vlada Stark, Alyssa Duarte Interviews by Vlada Stark, Alyssa Duarte Photos by Ian Watson Every first Friday of the month, in the heart of the Las Vegas Arts District, there’s a celebration of Las Vegas culture through showcases of local artists, musicians, and creators. Subsequently named “First Friday,” the event also culminates Las…… Continue reading Street Fashion Looks from Downtown Las Vegas’ First Friday

A Trip to Dreamland

Photo by Tracy Fuentes For this month, we wanted to take our readers to Dreamland. Dreams are quite important in our lives, as we experience them nightly for hours at a time. Here Kindergarten contributors explore some of their dreams – the good, the bad, and the in-between. Tracy Fuentes Unfortunately, my recurring dreams are…… Continue reading A Trip to Dreamland

Punk Zines and Nirvana: an Interview with Napalm Star

Photo by Dean Stacy By Vlada Stark Early one morning, a friend of mine played “Never Learned How to Dance,” a slow-paced emotional song with a poetic, horrifying twist that symbolizes the adolescent fears of sex. The band behind the song, Napalm Star, is an indie-rock group with punk influences from Las Vegas’ growing music…… Continue reading Punk Zines and Nirvana: an Interview with Napalm Star

The Revival of Shoegaze

Photo by Vlada Stark and julie By Vlada Stark Shoegaze is a palpable experience.  Surging distorted riffs melt with obscured lucid vocals. The ripple of pure sound swells into an echoing downpour. Every element of you, both physical and metaphysical, reverberates as the intensifying wave of warped sound crashes into you. When the music finally…… Continue reading The Revival of Shoegaze

Kindergarten Turns One!

Nearly 200 posts, 12 issues, and one year later, here we are at the first anniversary of Kindergarten Mag! In order to commemorate this moment, editors Tracy and Kleigh asked contributors questions about their time at Kindergarten and their experiences in the past year. Celebrate with us as we reminisce about Kindergarten’s growth and look…… Continue reading Kindergarten Turns One!

The Recess Playlist

For this month’s theme of recess, Kindergarten contributors hand picked songs we play when we’re walking across campus, songs that get us through the week, and songs we listen to when we study. Essentially, this playlist is your ultimate back to school soundtrack. Listen to the playlist here Kleigh Balugo “Campus” by Vampire Weekend The…… Continue reading The Recess Playlist

Mirage

Photo by Vlada Stark By Vlada Stark The light of the flames burns so far away on the horizon. Blue transforms into red, red transforms into yellow, and the yellow becomes grey smoke that is blown away by the soft wind. In between the smoldering metal and the shocks of electricity are the ashes of…… Continue reading Mirage

Demolition and Division: Rebirth and Unity in Akira

Photo by Vlada Stark By Vlada Stark An unfortunate misconception plagues the science fiction genre. The over-saturated YA dystopias of the early 2010s were shallow copies of the same bleak dystopia inhabited by bland prototype characters. Science fiction, at least good science fiction, simply exaggerates the perplexities of the human experience. Which is why the…… Continue reading Demolition and Division: Rebirth and Unity in Akira

The Unity Playlist

For issue 7: Unity, we chose songs that bring people together. Listen with your friends and let the good times roll! Listen to the playlist here Charlotte Turner “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon This doesn’t seem like a song that would bring people together, as it’s just Carly Simon listing the many flaws of…… Continue reading The Unity Playlist