Guest writer Emily Pugh CM ’21 reflects on her experience with sexual assault and how the knowledge of her mother’s assault 30 years prior informed her response and their mother-daughter relationship.
To explore Netflix’s algorithm and the extent of its influence, Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 does a deep dive on her own Netflix account compared to the account of her perfect opposite: a middle-aged man.
In this week’s pop culture column, Hannah Avalos PO ’21 compares her experiences on Reddit and Instagram, claiming that anonymity on Reddit allows users to more authentically connect with others.
In this week’s film column, Ben Hafetz PZ ’20 reviews Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” arguing against those who claim the film is a glorification of mass violence committed by white men.
In this week’s music column, Ella Boyd SC ’22 reviews Jenny Hval’s album “The Practice of Love,” praising it for its soulful lyrics and multi-faceted portrayal of love. “Hval reminds us that love does not always need to be an extravagant, ring-on-the-finger, mind-blowing, orgasmic, romantic experience. Love can be mundane, and still be beautiful and just as worthwhile.”
In this week’s career column, Olivia Truesdale SC ’21 reveals how to ace a job interview, from using the STAR method to channeling a growth mindset. The key to reducing interview nerves is preparation. You’ll likely feel a bit nervous no matter what … but it will be empowering to know you studied and can put your best foot forward.”
In this week’s pop culture column, Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 critiques the cultural appropriation inherent in popular streetwear and minimalist clothing. She writes, “Expensive streetwear heavily draws from the styles and cultures of low-income communities, making versions that are inaccessible to them despite their heavy influence.”
In this week’s film column, Rachael Diamond SC ’21 reviews “Hustlers,” praising its dramatic, yet touching portrayal of female friendship amidst financial hardship. She writes, “Regardless of the questionable moral dynamics at play, you leave the theater in utter admiration of Destiny’s and Ramona’s tenacity … a testament to the powerful allure of the film — and of money itself.”
In this week’s music column, Kyla Walker PO ’22 discusses the relevance of formal education in music composition. She writes, “The absence of music theory should not invalidate [modern] artists’ work.”
In this week’s TV column, Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews “The Politician” and its perplexing portrait of the American political system. She writes, “I was surprised to watch the trailer and discover that the show was actually about teenagers, not adult politicians … in a time so fraught with political disillusionment, politics can be like high school drama.”