The “Gone Girl” Dichotomy

Written By: Zoe Leone Art By: Alyssa Luongo Amy Dunne is a seemingly picturesque literary character. When we first met Amy, she’s perfect. Perfect blonde hair, perfect willowy frame, perfect privileged background. She’s a damsel in distress; her marriage started out like a fairytale, but has turned into an abusive nightmare. Then she goes missing,…

Skate Park Fun

Written By: Emma Florez Art By: Alyssa Luongo You know that fragile state you’re in when someone rejects you where you are liable to do just about anything? This was the state I found myself in one early fall night at the skatepark.  Everyone was running up the ramps, but because I was in Sad…

Life Writing

Written By: Akilah Doty Art By: Izzy Dickey Recently I saw a tweet reading, “You have your whole life to be a minority sis, go to an HBCU.” I giggled to myself. I couldn’t help but get it. Despite the choices of my excited peers, I was looking into PWI’s (Predominantly White Institutions). When I…

Why “You” is Television’s Most Important Trash

Written by: Eric Banks Art by: Alyssa Luongo What words would you use to describe your typical romance movie? While many would label this genre as heartwarming, sweet, or romantic, a growing majority has started to call these films problematic. For years, people have been accusing films like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey of…