Culture

Savage Appetites and Empowered Victimhood

Digital writer Christina McBride sits down with Rachel Monroe, author of Savage Apetites to discuss the nuances in visibility, whose story gets told, and who gets searched for. Monroe’s book explores what it means specifically for women to become obsessed with crime.   “Perhaps we liked creepy stories because something creepy was in us,” Rachel Monroe, […]

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Art, Photography

ROCKET x Cohen Career Center

ROCKET staff member Jaela Watkins sat down with W&M student Tangereen Velveteen to discuss accessibility and business-casual wear for trans and non-binary people. ROCKET partnered with the Cohen Career Center to showcase pieces from their Dress to Impress closet, a resource for students to borrow professional attire. The Center for Student Diversity has recently launched […]

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Art, Photography, Video

Cowboys: Masculinity Reimagined – Behind the Scenes

Cowboys have historically been a touchstone for heteronormative ideals of masculinity. By portraying softness and intimacy we hope to challenge the projection of those ideals. The boundaries of cowboyishness are consistently being pushed, breaking down the rigidity of what it means to be a cowboy, creating space for more fluid perspectives and personalities. Like indie […]

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Art, Culture, Photography

Interview: Meridian Coffeehouse

Situated just outside of Colonial Williamsburg, the unassuming Meridian Coffeehouse hosts a wide range of music and art events and serves as a hotspot for DIY culture here in America’s Historic Triangle. Owned by the university and operated by students, The Meridian seeks to provide students with a space to truly be themselves. To learn […]

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Fashion, Photography

Fall! Get it?

ROCKET’s Style Team is quite literally falling for our favorite fall trends. From belted blazer moments accented with statement prints to monochromatic affairs featuring pops of plaid, it’s fair to say we dove head first into this upcoming fall/winter season. We focused on autumnal color palettes including mustard yellow, deep hues of violet and neutral […]

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Art, Photography

The Company You Keep

Why does it suddenly feel like brands are becoming our best friends? As Features writer Nakia Stephens notes, this is exactly how they want us to feel. But if that’s the case, why shouldn’t consumers be able to ask for respect from these brands in the same way they would expect from their friends? I […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

You Are What You Eat

How Diet Prada is Changing the Face of Fashion Media The food pyramid of fashion media is getting overturned. Features writer Emily Bacal details how the new clean eating involves a hefty serving of Diet Prada’s brand of no-holds-barred criticism and in-depth analysis. It’s time to purge your pantry of problematic brands and uncritical publications. […]

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Fashion, Photography

Starting Off Red

  check out ROCKET’s inspo for our first shoot of the fall View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rae Galutira (@rae_galutira) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:33am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by STYLIST (@styledbymoon) on Aug 10, 2018 at 10:03am PDT  

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Art, Culture, Fashion, Photography

Editor’s Letter

It’s no secret that the arts at William and Mary are underappreciated and underrepresented. They often get shuffled to the side and pegged as frivolous amid the praise and importance bestowed upon what are considered more practical courses of study. Since its creation in 2011, ROCKET has served as a vestige for the creatives on […]

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