Essay: Music Journalism and Me

By Maya Alfia

I always knew that I liked to write. It’s easy, fun, and comforting. You don’t need a degree to attempt it; all you need is to put something down on paper and send it off for the world to see (or not).

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Playlist: Early 2000s Indie

By Maya Alfia

How could we forget the early 2000’s? We were adjusting our top 8 friends on MySpace, watching The Simple Life, and zipping up our Juicy Couture tracksuits. I have a weird fascination with this era; when I look back on it, I remember not only our horrible fashion trends but also the turn of culture: we began to embrace celebrities and follow their every move (see: reality shows). The day Britney shaved her head is engraved in my mind. We remember Paris Hilton’s days in jail but we seem to have forgotten one of the things that made the 2000’s great: its indie & rock artists. These songs will help you pick the perfect lyrics for your AIM away message.

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