Whittier’s Art and Visual Studies department has recently welcomed their newest track with the creation of the Digital Art and Design program. According to the Whittier College website, this program was designed to “focus on the commercial application of visual art and design principles in the production of creative content for various media platforms.”
To continue celebrating Black History Month, I’ve compiled a list of songs by Black artists that are both inspiring and catchy. These songs tackle social and political issues to influence change, while also delivering a fun beat to sing and dance along to.
Women’s Water Polo has made quite a splash in their season this year, as they currently hold a record of 6 – 4. The Poets started off slowly, as they fell to two upper division teams. The first game was against Concordia University Irvine, a Division II team; the Poets lost 15 – 6. The second game was played against the University of California Irvine, where the Poets lost to the Division I school 22 – 6.
Queen has been an important part of my musical library for as long as I can remember. Frontman Freddie Mercury has always held a cloud of ethereal and mysterious presence in my mind, and everytime I listen to A Night At The Opera, I listen with so much curiosity for the raw creativity that went into making an album that was so revolutionary for its time and has yet to be paralleled, even 44 years later.
Actor and LGBTQIA+ activist, Jussie Smollett, recently found himself in hot water when he became the forefront of national headlines. According to the New York Times, on Jan. 29, 2019, Smollett reported that he was assaulted by two men in all black. At the scene, Smollett claimed these men were shouting pro-“Make America Great Again” statements, coupled with racial and homophobic slurs. Along with verbally attacking Smollett, the men physically assaulted him by pouring a chemical substance on him and tying a rope around his neck. As the story came into the public’s eyes, many celebrities stood in solidarity with Smollett, as well as other minorities that are targets of this type of discrimination.