en español

Would you like to read an entire research paper I wrote on the merits of bilingual education? Of course you don’t- so I’ll just sum it up by saying that language education in America kinda sucks and many people, including devastatingly whitebread losers like myself, would reap clear benefits from an education that integrates two…

guess who’s back, back again

Lauren and I met during a fairly miserable year of our lives: freshman year of college.  The thing is that college is nothing like what they tell you it will be.  At least not at first.  We spent almost the entirety of our first year at Emerson hating the school, the people, and our lives….

Demon semester productivity playlist

Lauren and I have come to the conclusion that everyone, during their time at college, has one demon semester.  One semester that’s truly god-awful.  The workload would be hilarious if you weren’t being dramatically crushed by it.  Suddenly you have friends and romantic interests (ie a social life) and that’s demanding of your time.  You…

Reflecting on Free Week

It’s February. Days are getting longer and sunnier, but nights are still punishingly cold. I’m not concerned about exams yet, but my days are filling up with meetings and homework assignments. Spring Break plans are being made, but the calendar won’t stop reminding me that it’s still entirely too far away. It’s almost time to…

A Peek at the Boston Hip Hop Scene

Unlike Lauren, I suck at getting out to live shows around the city.  Lovelovelove live music, but I average a show or festival every three months maybe.  I do, however, now live with a Berklee College of Music grad, which seriously helps the cause. On December 18th, said roommate——also one of my best friends—and I…

I refuse to call them “Girl Bands”

In music, genres are kind of silly. They’re like filing cabinets- helpful for classifying and organizing a large volume of information, but more or less unnecessary in the 21st century. When you’re sifting through subgenres as unwieldy as shoegaze and dreampop and trap and grime rock and so much more, you wonder why any of…

Lauren’s 5 Favorite Shows of 2015

2015 was my first full year here in Austin- and the first year I began to take advantage of all the excellent shows happening in my backyard (or, okay- a few minutes on the Rapid and like 7 blocks’ walk over to Red River away). Much has been said about the changing face of this…

2015 Year-end Catch Up

  Keeping up with the times is hard.  In fact one of my friends is constantly making fun of the fact that I know next to nothing about the moment’s pop culture and my references generally date back a good 10 years (sorry, ‘It’s my verb’ is still a great phrase).  And usually I could…

Another One (year in music, that is)

Killin’ it (or being drunk-ass bitches) at our 2015 Halloween reunion It was our favorite time of year.  The weather was starting to shift towards that scary thing they call winter.  Days were depressingly gray and short.  Final exams pretty much destroyed our will to live. And we began thinking that listening to Christmas music…

a belated ode to fun fun fun fest

I’m really behind on this recap. Call it throwback Tuesday or blame academia (as usual). My boyfriend said the best really-high-person thing ever at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year. And I paraphrase: “Do you think that the fact that F is the 6th letter of the alphabet means anything? Like, does FFF really stand…