Young Thug keeps On going

Quinton Burnett | Staff Writer Young Thug has delivered an ambitious six-track EP, On the Rvn, hot on the heels of his label compilation tape Slime Language. The project displays the Atlanta rapper, given name Jeffery Lamar Williams, at his best: sinuous, versatile and experimental. From the jaunty keys and drum kicks of intro track On the Run to the spacey and mom-friendly crooning of High, the project lands solidly among other gems in the sonic crown of Williams, such as Barter 6 and Slime Season 2. On the Rvn is a force of a tape for one of rap’s … Continue reading Young Thug keeps On going

The Maniac Attraction

Quinton Burnett | Staff Writer IMDb Despite our best efforts, humans have yet to figure out much about our own brains. The human mind is its own complex maze, a unique labyrinth with unexplored corners, layers of unknown danger and inconceivable nuance. Thus, attempting to tackle this in a 10-episode miniseries that only runs for about 6 hours total is daunting, to say the least. Visualizing and personifying subjects such as memory, identity and personality is something very few directors can pull off. Navigating that difficult plain is the brainchild of Patrick Somerville and director Cary Joji Fukunaga: Netflix’s Maniac. … Continue reading The Maniac Attraction

Rolling with the punches: Learning to embrace change

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer Summer is about to make an exit. Meanwhile, fall is slowly inching closer with colorful changing of leaves, shorter days, and longer nights. As the seasons rotate, students must adapt to new climates and to new responsibilities presented. It may seem difficult at first, but certain preparations will help with the transition. Just like weather patterns, people must endure changes in their lives —the expected and the unexpected. The challenge is making the proper accommodations for them. People often react negatively to change, especially when undesirable circumstances necessitate a shift. It could be a shift … Continue reading Rolling with the punches: Learning to embrace change

North West runway debut: Too early or right on time?

Carlie Beard | Staff Writer As a young girl, there are many things you could do: play dress up, ride a bike, color pictures and model. North West, daughter of Kim and Kanye West, made her modeling debut at 5 years old. The cutie walked in the L.O.L. Surprise Fashion Show. The video went viral via her mother’s Instagram story. Although the young fashionista may be new to the fashion world, the majority of her family is not. Kendall Jenner has dominated the fashion industry since she started her modeling career in 2009. Kanye West has his own clothing and … Continue reading North West runway debut: Too early or right on time?

Versace in Marshall’s? Probably not.

Quinton Burnett | Staff Writer Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. acquired Italian fashion house Versace for $2.1 billion on Sept. 25 during Milan Fashion Week, businesswire.com reported. Upon release of this information, the internet rang Versace’s death knell throughout comment sections and replies web-wide. But what does it really mean when one brand purchases another? Fan and casual observer reaction is understandable. Michael Kors is not the first coupling one would suspect for Versace. Michael Kors, the American accessible luxury giant, and Versace, vaunted Italian house of super luxury, seems to be a commercial takeover of one of fashion’s great icons. … Continue reading Versace in Marshall’s? Probably not.

Nappily Ever After: A modern fairytale

Naomi Ludlow | Arts and Entertainment Editor IMDb Netflix released another highly raved movie that leaves the audience wanting more. Nappily Ever After is based on the book written by Trisha R. Thomas. It follows a perfection-obsessed character, Violet Jones, as she finds what truly makes her happy. Life isn’t meant to be perfect, and Violet (Sanaa Lathan) soon discovers this as her perfect world starts to crumble. Every aspect of her life is exactly what she dreamed of, minus a husband and children. Violet is suffocated by her mother’s (Lynn Whitfield) expectations and uses every moment to gain her … Continue reading Nappily Ever After: A modern fairytale

Invest your time in investing

Leenika Belfield-Martin Flickr User 401(K) 2012 About 70 percent of millennials have no clue about investing, according to a study conducted by the financial-advice website Bankrate. Dr. Oliver Jones of Hampton University’s School of Business said that young adults may feel like investing is too complex or confusing. “It can come off as too much information,” Oliver said. Jones also said that because many young people witnessed their parents struggle during the housing crisis, they have become skeptical about spending and saving money. Investing is often associated with the fast-paced erratic stock market. In actuality, an investment is anything you … Continue reading Invest your time in investing