Kehlani at the minor stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on 09. July 2016. Lineup: Kehlani Parrish (vocal)

“While We Wait” was worth the wait

Oakland’s Kehlani just dropped a new mixtape, and it’s everything we could have hoped for. “While We Wait” features nine tracks, all touching on subjects like failed relationships, healing and self-love set to Kehlani’s unique blend of pop, hip-hop and R&B beats that she has perfectly executed on her past album and mixtapes. Kehlani Ashley Parrish, […]

XXXTentacion was charged with domestic violence.

Can art be separated from the abusive artist?

The pattern of male artists being excused for their abuse of women is nothing new, but the impact this has on the validity and importance of their art is still a divisive topic. The death of rapper XXXTentacion in June sparked debates on whether or not his art can be critiqued separately from his history of […]

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Lets talk about sex: breaking the stigma around STIs

Sex is a topic that we’ve been socialized to feel uncomfortable talking about. But when it comes to sexual health, communication is crucial. It’s time to break the stigma and start talking about our sexually transmitted diseases (STI’s). Contrary to popular belief, STIs are more common that one might think. According to the American Sexual […]

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Break up with Ariana Grande, she’s problematic

A breakup with Ariana Grande has been long overdue. She wasn’t on my radar until her fourth album “Sweetener,” which just won a Grammy for best pop vocal album, was released in 2018. I appreciated her candid lyrics about her struggles with anxiety and trauma, both themes I can relate to. I was looking forward […]

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Tips for taking care of mental health during winter

According to Phil the Groundhog, there are about five weeks left of winter to get through. For some, this will be easier than others, as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects more than three million people in the United States per year. This is a mood disorder related to the changing seasons. People with SAD feel depressed during […]

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Staff Editorial: Fyre Festival turns up the heat for influencers

Fyre Festival, the subject of two new documentaries on Netflix and Hulu, was a failed festival in the Bahamas that blew up on Instagram based on posts from models and influencers alone. Hugely successful at first, the festival sold out immediately after models and influencers posted about it on Instagram and a promotional video was released […]

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Brockhampton does not disappoint at San Francisco stop on Iridescence tour

Self-described “boyband,” Brockhampton, came to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Nov. 8 as part of their Iridescence tour. “I’m gay,” chanted Kevin Abstract, the band’s de facto leader, along with the rest of the full auditorium. Brockhampton was formed by Abstract, whose real name is Ian Simpson, in San Marcos, Texas, in 2015. The […]

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