Kyla Walker PO ’21 explores the popularity and theory behind backmasking, the act of embedding secret codes in vinyls.
TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews spin-off “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and its portrayal of high school theater. “‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ also thrives in its ability to find the balance between making fun of high schoolers and taking itself seriously,” she writes.
Pop culture columnist Hannah Avalos Pomona ’21 investigates the way social media has hyper-individualized fashion. “A decline in the influence of fashion magazines has prompted an increase in choice when it comes to personal style, which in turn has fostered increased diverse discourse on beauty,” she writes.
TV columnist Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 examines the critique of celebrity culture in “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock with Tig Notaro.” “Both “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock” reckon with the cult of celebrity. Watching famous actors … go unrecognized is a balm to the soul,” she writes.
Career columnist Olivia Truesdale SC ’21 talks about why your career isn’t over if you don’t get the job you were hoping for. “When it comes down to it, all experience is experience even if it isn’t quite what you had anticipated doing,” she writes.
Music columnist Ella Boyd SC ’21 pens an ode to the Chicago alternative rock band Wilco and their new release, “Ode to Joy.” “Filled with their signature stripped down songs, soft vocals and haunting lyrics, Wilco continues to create meaningful music that’s sure to stand the test of time,” she writes.
Pop culture columnist Nadya Siringo Ringo SC ’21 examines the phenomenon of the Subtle Asian Traits Facebook group and the problem of stereotyping and generalizing in its humor.
Triangle potatoes, tater tots, home fries, oh my! With only so many options and so few meal swipes, Erin Slichter PO ’21 investigates where best to eat breakfast.
Kyla Walker PO ’22 contrasts the introspective, intimate quality of bedroom pop to the collaborative spirit of garage band music.
In this week’s pop culture column, Hannah Avalos PO ’21 delves into the world of “effortless beauty” cultivated by Glossier’s branding.