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Art Culture

IN CONVERSATION WITH… FRUIT SALAD

Interview with Kat Stanley (They/She, @k.stan_art), and Jamie Cushing, (he/him), the creative masterminds behind Fruit Salad Queer Cabaret (@fruitsaladedi ) Your energies are so wonderful together on and off stage! – how did you guys meet? What were your first impressions of each other? JAMIE – We actually met on the Meadows on a bright […]

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Features

In conversation with the Three Pound Theatre Company

Queer as a three-dollar bill – we don’t think so. This phrase has been used throughout the twentieth century as an insult against the Queer community. The Three Pound Coin Theatre Company are reclaiming it. The Student met with Co-founders and Executive Producers Issi Ladd (she/her) and Doug Stephenson (they/them) to talk about what the […]

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Music

Revolution through recluse: The importance of Frank Ocean on modern hip hop

On  Blonde’s  ‘Seigfried’, an intoxicated Frank muses “I be dreaming of dreaming a thought / that could think of dreaming a thought / that could think of dreaming a dream”. All as he retreats within himself to reflect. A line, like so many others on Blonde, which had millennials far and wide holding heads in […]

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Features

In conversation with PrideSoc’s Jaime Prada

Jaime Prada, referring to the beige-brown second-hand polo shirt they are wearing, says, “This is someone’s granddad’s shirt. You haven’t seen me in person but everything I buy, I always have to size down because nothing ever fits me.” They shift the camera to reveal a sewing machine and then shows me the rest of […]

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Culture Literature

Lighthouse Books’ queer book club reads ‘Meaty’ by Samantha Irby: a review

As a lover of literature, I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t attended many book clubs before. Perhaps because I, like many others, enjoy reading as a solitary activity to escape having to interact with other people. But last week I attended the lovely Lighthouse Books’ queer writing book club, ‘Other Fruit’.  This week’s book […]

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Voices

Liberation VS Limitation: Gay Pride VS Identity Sectionalism

No one wants to be the fat gay kid stuck in the last lane at swim practice. Especially, nobody wants to be that kid in the heart of Virginia, which isn’t quite the Deep South, but is not liberal by any means. Growing up, Lawrence Vs. Texas was the only rhetoric that even mentioned gay […]

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Editorial

Words are powerful: Use them wisely

No matter how irrelevant a single word in a dictionary might seem, words are powerful entities capable of creation or destruction. Like the compressed singularity from which the universe was created, words are dense with history, packed full of connotations and scorching with possibility. When we use them, they come out with a big bang […]