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When They See Us is an emotionally charged retelling of an infamous and tragic 1989 New York case. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Netflix Review: A series that is necessary: ‘When They See Us’ provides an emotional journey

Elle Cox February 21, 2020

I had heard the whispers among my friends and scrolled through the internet threads about a story hitting the world in shock waves, titled "When They See Us" - a Netflix series.  "When They See Us,"...

Yusef Salaam was one of five young black and brown boys from Harlem wrongfully accused of rape and assault in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Keynote speaker Dr. Yusef Salaam reminds community of resilience in the face of adversity

Elle Cox February 21, 2020

As Black History Month is celebrated this month along with Criminal Justice Awareness Week, the Office of Intercultural Development, Association of Black Collegians (ABC), and many other student organizations,...

The second season of Sex Education champions and explores queerness and diversity amongst its characters. (Photo Courtesy of Capital FM)

Anticipated season 2 of ‘Sex Education’ shines with spot-on commentary and character development

Elle Cox February 7, 2020

We are all aware of the raunchy, unrealistic representation of sex plastered across TV screens. From depicting sex as an animalistic, booze-filled adventure or a painfully awkward sad encounter, TV shows...

Styles brings relentless musicality and summer aspirations in his new album Fine Line. (Album cover courtesy of Vice.)

Album Review: Harry Styles’s ‘Fine Line’ is the perfect dose of summertime this winter

Elle Cox January 31, 2020

Fruit salads and summertime are all I can imagine when I listen to "Fine Line" by Harry Styles. It is an album I didn’t know I needed in these wintery months. The feeling of the music transports me into...

The Perfect Date is not so perfect after all, as the movie is predictable and lacks substance. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Netflix Review: Uninspiring and unoriginal, ‘The Perfect Date’ rehashes Netflix’s familiar formula

Elle Cox May 3, 2019

Netflix sure loves soppy teen romance. "The Perfect Date," starring Noah Centineo of "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before," Laura Marano of "Austin and Ally," and Camilla Mendes of "Riverdale," combines...

(Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends with a finale hosted by PASA

Elle Cox May 3, 2019

Pards Against Sexual Assault (PASA) finished off sexual assault awareness month with an intimate yet well-attended finale. Sexual Assault Awareness month is an important part of the Lafayette experience...

Kevin Hutchinson 20, also known as Poetik Kindle, said that his family has influenced his musical journey. (Photo by Elle Cox 21)

Music to nourish the mind: Kevin Hutchinson ’20 champions conscious rap and musical therapy

Elle Cox April 19, 2019

“Music is the medicine that replaces all other medicines,” said Kevin Hutchinson '20, alias Poetik Kindle.  Sitting calmly and coolly in a laid-back chair, Hutchinson relayed his love for music...

Sex Education uses a mixture of comedy and emotionally heavy scenes to tackle conversations about sex, sexuality and overall identity. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Netflix Review: ‘Sex Education’ is hilarious, shockingly beautiful outlook on modern lust

Elle Cox March 1, 2019

Sex: a pastime of excitement between horny teenagers; the word that makes shoulders cringe or heads turn; the subject of many conversations, film and stories. I can still remember when I first understood...

‘Big Mouth’ captures the essence of youth through raunchy comedy and adult imagination. (Photo courtesy of Collider.com)

Netflix review: With ‘hormone monsters’ and awkwardness, Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is a relatable teenage trip

Elle Cox October 26, 2018

We all remember the cystic zits and uncontrollable angst of our adolescence. Scientists have determined our young prefrontal cortex is not fully developed during our teenage years, which explains our...

Paper-making acts as a way to cope with tragedy and celebrate resilience. (Photo by Elle Cox 21).

A tribute to peace: ‘Peace Paper Project’ encourages archiving personal history through paper-making

Elle Cox September 28, 2018

Art has been used as a therapeutic practice for centuries. From using art to reconcile with war to creating masterpieces based on historical tragedies, the act of creating changes the way one copes with...

Nappily Ever After appeals to curly-haired memories of hair-anxiety and encourages girls to love their locks.(Photo Courtesy of IMDb.com)

Black Girl Magic sparkles again: Netflix’s ‘Nappily Ever After’ is the hair representation we’ve been looking for

Elle Cox September 28, 2018

I remember the burning smell of roasted keratin and crispy hair follicles. The stink of a hot comb and the worrying that you may look down to see your afro on the floor is one that many young black girls...

A video still from A Leak from the Top, 2013. Photo by Jess Furtado 19.

‘In Your Way’: an ode to bad-ass women: Kate Gilmore exhibits her powerful line of work

Elle Cox September 14, 2018

Gendered perceptions of strength and authority have sustained a conversation behind generations of artwork, music and powerful performances depicting strong female protagonists. Conversations and disagreements...

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