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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Playlist: Paradise Ride

By Alice Gray

I’ve been prepping my whole life for this moment.  Kind of kidding, kind of not.  I grew up in San Diego and I grew up curating playlists for the sole purpose of watching the ocean go by from my car seat.  We didn’t take our paradise for granted.  We soaked up the beauty of the beach whenever we could, no matter how inconvenient.  My high school memories look like a glittering montage of me and my girlfriends in old convertibles, driving fast, music loud, hair in the wind and singing/shouting as loud as possible.  Those are some of my best memories.  

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Photo Diary: AFROPUNK

By T’Shauna Henry

This past weekend,at 787 Windsor, I attended Atlanta’s AFROPUNK Fest. Ever since I first heard about the music festival last year- it’s meant to be a gathering for the young black alternative (weird) kids- I knew immediately that I wanted to go. Last year’s AFROPUNK was sadly cancelled due to the weather condition, but luckily this year’s festival was able to withstand any weather challenges.

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How to Dye Your Hair with goodDYEyoung! (+ a bonus playlist)

By Savana Ogburn

You may have caught my not-so-subtle love letter to hair, music, and Paramore on the site last month, and if you did, you know how absolutely in love I am with goodDYEyoung– Paramore frontwoman, Hayley Williams, and her amazing hair and makeup artist, Brian O’Connor’s, brand new hair dye line. It perfectly encapsulates all of the things I love: DIY, music (my favorite band, Paramore, specifically!), and HAIR! So when the sweet as can be goodDYEyoung team reached out about sending Sonic Blume some dye to play around with, we haaaad to say yes!

I thought that since you all have already seen the final product of a GDY hair dye party, it might be helpful to show the process as well. So, without further ado, here is Sonic Blume’s foolproof way to get the rainbow hair you’ve always wanted using goodDYEyoung, and a fun playlist to jam while you’re doin’ it!

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Photo Diary: Rocky Horror Picture Show

By Ellie Bonifant

I’ve been obsessed with Rocky Horror Picture Show since middle school, even though I didn’t actually get to go until I was 15. It’s such a fun experience, being able to scream-sing, rock out, and dress like the most glamorous space alien around. I have always loved the glitz and glam mixed with cult-classic punk rock aesthetic. The pictures and collage center around the process of getting ready for the show, and are all of my friend Sarah. Enjoy!

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