Playlist: An Ode to Effy Stonem

By Britney Forsyth

I stumbled upon the British T.V. show Skins only a few weeks ago; it’s a series following the lives of a group of teens trying to forge an identity, form friendships, and navigate through the teenage world of sex, drugs, and parties. In only the span of several days, I’ve come to adore and care deeply for Effy Stonem more than any other character. She taught me that trying to control a wild, tumultuous world is impossible. Life is simply an unstoppable force. This playlist is an ode to Effy, the mysterious, introspective, rebellious, free-spirited, daredevil queen. Hopefully, it’ll compel you to whip out some pink hair dye and sparkly pumps and dance to your heart’s content until the sun rises again. Enjoy!

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Photoset: Turn and Face the Strange

By Emma Jane Haas

These photos are both an ode to the great David Bowie and to my friend Kyra. We have been close for a long time and although we have both “changed” a lot and grown up in the past year, we are still close. These photos were taken throughout the last year, the most recent being from this summer. Although every friendship has ups and downs as people become more and more themselves, the ones that stick by you are important.

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Playlist: Happy Place

By Jessica Roman

In a few months I’m going to be moving from South Florida to New York for college and I can’t tell you how nervous I am. Leaving my family and friends along with my beloved dog/son, Jack, is going to be quite the transition. I needed a playlist to remind me of home; a playlist that can transport my mind to back to my warmest memories. These songs open with dreamy guitar strings and enchanting vocals that can take any listener to their happy place. Great for long haul flights, road trips, or rainy days. Hope you enjoy!

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