Reacting to rejection

Mia Concepcion | Staff Writer The word “no” is commonly feared and disliked. Rejection often evokes feelings of inadequacy. Discouragement begins to linger, competence is questioned, and uncertainty arises upon hearing this unsettling word. In life, not every request or desire will be answered with a yes. Sometimes, the words “no” and “maybe” are more appropriate for a situation. When events do not play out as hoped, the plan toward achieving a goal must be adjusted. Both the route to goals and goals themselves ought to be flexible—therefore it is important to learn how to healthily and appropriately respond to … Continue reading Reacting to rejection

Growing criticism on mainstream rap music

Jaelan Leonard | Contributing Writer Hip-hop/rap music is a global phenomenon that permeates every facet of our society. Hip-hop doesn’t just influence the mainstream, it is the mainstream. However, its recent decline in sales and growth in criticism have said otherwise. In a span of more than 40 years, rap music has evolved to fit the cultural aspects of the changing society. Many individuals use rap music as a form of expression to explain ongoing problems that they are facing. The internet has changed the music industry to allow for creative musical expression. It is also a great tool that … Continue reading Growing criticism on mainstream rap music

Marshall Movie Review

Selena Roberts | Staff Writer This time of year promises new films that will be sure to generate excitement from audiences everywhere. One film that is sure to get Oscar buzz is none other than Marshall. Marshall is a unique biopic that showcases the esteemed judge’s early beginnings as a young lawyer working for the NAACP. The film displays Thurgood Marshall’s career and life before his victorious win in Brown VS. Board of Education, the case responsible for desegregating schools in 1954, and his role as the first African American Supreme Court Justice. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as Thurgood … Continue reading Marshall Movie Review

Roseanne is making a rosy return

Naomi Ludlow | Arts & Entertainment Editor The 1990s hit sitcom “Roseanne” is back with an even bigger bang. Actress Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene, proposed the idea to the cast members back in March. Hesitant that the stars wouldn’t be up for it, Gilbert held back on her plans. Once actor John Goodman, who played Dan Conner, had an appearance on The Talk and discussed the show, Gilbert knew the sitcom could have a chance at being a hit once again. When she spoke to Goodman, she was reassured that the show would be highly anticipated. Gilbert will be … Continue reading Roseanne is making a rosy return

Lost in translation in a “united” nation

Randall Williams | Sports Editor Colin Kaepernick’s name over the past year has remained a frequent subject of discussion when it comes to the NFL. His protest over the racial inequality and social injustice has heard plenty of praise but also a significant amount of disapproval as well. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback aimed to spread awareness of the topics by kneeling during the national anthem last season. “Kaepernick [was] not trying to disrespect fallen soldiers that have fought to protect the country for what it is today,” Hampton University sophomore Preston Randolph said this week. “He only wants … Continue reading Lost in translation in a “united” nation