• Anna Semizhonova

    fiery red

    on hayley williams, hair, and radical change

    February 7, 2020
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    Hayley Williams, fiery red and heavily banged, was the inspiration for my abysmal sixth-grade haircut. A noted social rebel (noted, I say) usually found wearing mismatched Converse sneakers with a middle-grade book about astronomers under my arm, I didn’t just want to look like Hayley Williams—I wanted to be her. Hayley was doing what no […]

    new semester resolutions

    (and how you’ll break them)

    January 31, 2020
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    Welcome back! Shopping period is in full swing, and a whole new semester with endless (and hopefully all good) possibilities awaits! In the spirit of the new year, and the brand new semester, you might find yourself making a few resolutions—AKA minor tweaks to your otherwise perfect lifestyle choices—which may look something like the following:  […]

    a$ap ruski

    the cultural problematic of our babushka boi

    October 31, 2019
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    A$AP Rocky – Babushka Boi (Official Video) 25,591,976 views Aug. 28, 2019   ***   TiHeich, two days ago “Went from A$AP ROCKY to а₽ар яоску”   The impetus for A$AP Rocky’s latest single “Babushka Boi” has been building since late 2018, ever since the rapper’s tragic Razor scooter accident. To cover up the resultant […]

    growing pains

    little shop of horrors at the westside theatre

    October 17, 2019
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    Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s 1982 stage musical Little Shop of Horrors, a clever and funny—if surface-level—dissection of American consumerism in the decades after World War II, generally works because of the man-eating plant. The 1960 Roger Corman B-movie on which Little Shop is based is a mannered farce; Ashman, lyricist and librettist, expanded it […]

    escaping the brown bubble

    your guide to exploring providence

    September 27, 2019
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    If there’s anything I wish I’d done differently my first year, it would have been exploring more of Providence. It’s easy to get trapped in the Brown bubble and forget that an entire quirky city lies below the hill. Fortunately, my four semesters and two summers here have led me to discover Providence in a […]