Think About This
May 30, 2018
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” is often repeated advice, (Cross and Thomas). In college, the pressures to begin building a strong network for academic, professional, and personal development start early. Being an out of state, undergraduate student thrown into a high intensive work environment at an academic level, on top of working part time to support myself
Art by Kirsten Hemrich
February 28, 2018
7:00am *alarm goes off*
Jesus Christ my eyes are swollen shut, I need, like, 10 more minutes of sleep.
Ugh no I don’t, I HAVE to wash my hair today, it’s been long enough.
February 12, 2018
In everyone’s college career, there comes a time when people start to reflect on how they’ve spent the last few years. Where were the places and who were the people they’ll want to remember twenty years from now? People recall all the parties they went to where they met some of the most interesting characters, or all the hours they’ve spent sitting in the library cramming for an exam. Maybe they think about
October 02, 2017
Kirsten Hemrich works on both large scale oil paintings and mixed-media based artists books. Her work is influenced by post painterly abstraction. She is interested in visually exploring the transient nature of life in her paintings.
More of her work can be found on her website: https://kmhemrich.
September 29, 2017
Need some relief from the insidious creep of approaching midterms? Check out these 8 music videos – some old, some new – made by and for women.
FKA twigs – Two Weeks
May 09, 2017
As the school year winds down, many have already started asking themselves, “What will I binge watch during exams when I really should be studying, but who am I kidding no time to study when I have all this free time?!!!!” We all do it, so let’s stop pretending we are all in the library “studying” for 12 straight hours. No, we’re catching up on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, Hulu and whatever other streaming service there might be out there. I love my shows, and have
April 17, 2017
As I near the end of my fourth year, I am forced to contend with the repercussions of one of the most important decisions I have made thus far: being a creative writing major. Yes, it comes with its fair share of preconceived notions, like a future involving the barista, the cardboard box, the mother’s basement, and all the rest, but there is one thing that every writer will tell you: they are crazy about writing. That’s what I saw in
April 17, 2017
If you’re anything like us, you love to read (and you love to read Iris, am I right?). We read because literature, regardless of content or style, is a gateway to thought and passion. Language tells stories, and stories are powerful little entities that can shape and reshape mentalities, take us to
April 17, 2017
So, recently for my “Black Power & the Bildungsroman” class, we’ve started watching Luke Cage. Yes, that is my homework for one of my classes. #Blessed.
I won’t spoil the show for you (although, if you haven’t seen it, I really think that should be your first priority) but I will tell you that in one of the first episodes, Luke is confronted with an important question. He has this incredible power, a gift you might call it. Is it his duty to use this gift for
March 08, 2017
“…never yet could I find that a black had uttered a thought above the level of plain narration; never seen even an elementary trait of painting or sculpture. In music they are more generally gifted than the whites, with accurate ears for tune and time… Whether they will be equal to the composition of a more extensive run of melody, or of complicated harmony, is yet to be proved.” -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State