Avicii: a musician’s struggle with mental illness

The world of Electronic Dance Music has lost one of its most popular and successful young disc jockeys due to an apparent suicide. Swedish DJ-producer Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, passed away on April 20, as confirmed by his family and his agent. Avicii, who was only 28, is another addition to a list of musicians lost too early in life. 

Avicii: a musician’s struggle with mental illness

Art and experiences in the city of Angels

As someone with a love of art and learning, museums have always been one of my favorite ways to spend a day. Growing up in Southern California, I have learned to love all the amazing museums that the diverse city of Los Angeles has to offer. Between working, going to class, studying for finals, and writing papers, there ends up being little time during the school year to set aside a day to visit a museum. Luckily, summer gives us the perfect opportunity to take the time to catch up on all the exhibits we have maybe missed throughout the semester. Here are some well-known and some unusual exhibits and museums in the Los Angeles area that are perfect to visit over the summer.

Art and experiences in the city of Angels

Binge play your way through the day

It has been a long year. We’ve gone through tests, presentations, homework assignments, projects and group projects. As gamers in college, it’s hard to sit down and really get in a good session. If we’re lucky, we can get in a nice two hours on a good day (although I do know that a lot of us will play more than that). Especially near the end of the year, we might not have much time to devote to our games. The end of the year also means one more very important thing: school is almost over. We only have three more days of classes, then finals, and BAM, we get a well deserved vacation. This means we will have several months to relax and spend time doing everything we couldn’t do during the year. And yes, this means playing video games for 12 hours straight until our eyes bleed.

Marvel ready to go to Infinity War and beyond

18 films, over 20 superheroes, several crossovers, and multiple Stan Lee cameos are what make the Marvel Universe fans excited for the big event. On April 27, the Marvel Universe will expand with the biggest crossover of its existence in the new and long awaited film Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel ready to go to Infinity War and beyond

Yeezus has risen: a Kanye West Twitter update

Kanye West has awoken and rolled the stone off of his Twitter after almost a year away from social media. Kanye West, or Ye, as he is sometimes referred to, returned to Twitter earlier this month on April 14 after originally deactivating his account in May of last year.

Yeezus has risen: a Kanye West Twitter update

Live literature at the Los Angeles Book Fest

Imagine spending a day at an extravagent book fair where you can meet your favorite authors and fellow bookworms. Well, this weekend, the Los Angeles area will be having their twenty-second annual Festival of Books on April 21-22 at the University of Southern California (USC) campus. 

Live literature at the Los Angeles Book Fest

Facebook gets Zuck-ed over by Congress

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the popular social media site Facebook, faced two days of Congress hearings after Facebook left users’ data exposed in what is known as the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. 

Facebook gets Zuck-ed over by Congress

Coachella caught in heat before big weekend

With Coachella starting this weekend, we can all expect to see the musical festival fill our social media pages and news sources as feelings of either excitement or jealousy arise. However, this widely-known festival has landed itself on trending on pages for perhaps a more serious and unexpected reason. 

Coachella caught in heat before big weekend

Don’t Panic! Brendon Urie is back with new music

Panic! at the Disco is back with new music, a new album, and a new tour. On March 21, vocalist Brendon Urie gave fans a sneak preview by releasing two new singles, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(Fuck A) Silver Lining.”

Don’t Panic! Brendon Urie is back with new music

Ways for WC Poets to celebrate Poetry Month

The month serves to increase support and appreciation for poetry and poets. Here are a few ways to appreciate the importance of this type of literature and celebrate this month.

Ways for WC Poets to celebrate Poetry Month

Growing up isn’t straight forward in Love, Simon

Love, Simon has audiences laughing, screaming, crying, and watching the film again and again since the new romantic comedy’s release. Readers and viewers of Simon’s story all show gratitude at having a character they can relate to, someone to root for in that epic love story, and someone to cry for when the ferris wheel hits rock bottom

Growing up isn’t straight forward in Love, Simon

Asking for activism: YA literature covers assault

The Young Adult (YA) Genre has been expanding its ability to talk about important topics in the lives of teens. Recently a few of these YA novels have begun discussing the destructive impact of rape culture. These books discuss the incident, the reactions, and most importantly, how to overcome and prevent these events from happening. Here are a few books to crack open and say #TimesUp: 

Asking for activism: YA literature covers assault

Celebrating women’s herstory through film

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, A&E wanted to put together a list of female-empowering films which tell stories of powerful women, are made by female creators, or highlight female diversity. We decided it would be more meaningful to ask some of Whittier College’s female professors what their favorite empowering films are and how they depict quality female representation. 

Celebrating women’s herstory through film

Stitching together an identity: Whittier College alumna returns with performance art

When I listen, I hear those queer sounds is an art show by Whittier College graduate Katie Jenkins-Moses which explores the effects of labels and image while stressing the significance of reclaiming representation.

Stitching together an identity: Whittier College alumna returns with performance art