Locked Up and Under the Radar

As most of you know, the second season of Orange is the New Black is now available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. It was based off of Piper Kerman's memoir and her time in prison. In case you have been living under a rock, or at least without access to Netflix, I highly recommend…Read more Locked Up and Under the Radar

Dear Forbes: This Is Why Iggy Azalea Doesn’t “Run” Hip-Hop

Olivia A. Cole

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The Internet is currently on fire following a piece on Forbes that was initially titled “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” but was changed after the backlash forced Forbes to realize what an absurd claim they were making. The new title is “Hip Hop’s Unlikely New Star: A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”

I’m annoyed for multiple reasons. Let’s discuss them, shall we?

First off, I wouldn’t go to an Iggy Azalea concert if it were happening on my front porch. While I understand (somewhat confusedly) that she does have something of a fan base, anyone who has any love for hip-hop is currently decrying the notion that this woman “runs” hip-hop. Or anything at all, really. But that’s why the article title was changed, right? Because it (as the update reads) “did not accurately reflect the content of the piece.” Nor does it…

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Dear Class of 2014

Y'all know as well as I do that we aren't ready for the real world. We may or may not want to leave our respective schools. Though let's be honest, it's not really school we're going to miss. It's the people. The parties. The bars. The late night conversations with friends. Those random road trips…Read more Dear Class of 2014

…But why writing?

As graduation creeps up on me, everyone always asks the same question, "So what are you doing after graduation?" Or something along those lines. I always have the same answer. "Hopefully get a job." But it's more than just a paycheck I want. I want to write. I really do. This blog by Andrew Toy…Read more …But why writing?

Small Actions, Big Differences

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihoR9B7p-1Q Harish Manwani gave this excellent TED Talk about business models. Not many people find business interesting, but I think this notion that profit is not always the point is very interesting. After working in retail, I've become a lot more cognizant of different businesses and what they're doing for the consumer. I've realized that…Read more Small Actions, Big Differences

What I’ve Learned Outside the College Classroom

So I'm actually supposed to make a blog for one of my classes. How convenient. I've decided to make a list of stuff I've learned about myself and my generation in college, but not actually in a classroom or from a book. 1. Millennials love lists. Especially about themselves (which brings me to number 2).…Read more What I’ve Learned Outside the College Classroom

My 20s (The Asshole Years)

I’m grateful to have read this now while I still have some of my 20’s left.

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I have two younger brothers in their 20’s. The older of the two is turning 29 this year and in honor of his last year as a twenty-something, I’m sharing my take on this important decade.

Dear Brothers,
When I was in my 20’s I was a real asshole, as was just about everyone I’ve ever known who passed through that decade. I’m not at all saying that you two specifically are assholes and I don’t mean to offend anyone reading this. Every decade that we have the honor of living gets summed up with the virtue of hindsight and I like to refer to my 20’s as The Asshole Years. I use the word as a way to describe how people in their 20’s are sometimes perceived and if we’re lucky enough to be over 30, we were assholes too (and might still be). These are my experiences and…

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Media Has Ruined Me, or I’ve Ruined Myself

I was reading Media Effects Research for a class today, and there was a section about television and how well children do in school depending on their watching habits. And I've heard numerous times before how it negatively effects your progress. For some reason, I guess as a senior in college, it finally hit me.…Read more Media Has Ruined Me, or I’ve Ruined Myself

Start a Revolution

http://unlooker.com/selfie/ I want to start a movement,  no, a revolution. I want to put an end to filtered selfies. This video, I believe is supposed to show young women that they're beautiful as is. But I think it should be mentioned that this project contained unfiltered selfies. Plenty of girls, and women, and everything in…Read more Start a Revolution

Fantasy Football, Tattoos, and a Loss of Dignity

This little blurb on a hardcore fantasy football team tickles and irritates me at the same time. I understand wanting your players to go hard every week. I understand wanting to embarrass the guy who lost. But to leave a permanent mark on your body because of it? That I don't understand. That shit lasts.…Read more Fantasy Football, Tattoos, and a Loss of Dignity

Why I Have Self-Esteem Issues

This Chicks on the Right article discusses a disheartening picture that Cosmo posted with a seemingly "healthy" model labelled as "plus-size." There's also a video of the model talking with Ellen, going into detail about her experience. And from all of this, I came up with multiple thoughts. First, obviously, being a size 10 or…Read more Why I Have Self-Esteem Issues

New Slaves, Break Free

So I was checking out Kanye's new album, and New Slaves came on. A couple of things came to mind. First, that's a sick-ass beat. And then I started listening to the lyrics. And at first thought I was thinking he was making a statement about being slaves to commodities, and material items. But that…Read more New Slaves, Break Free