Art, Culture

Shop Black Owned Businesses

These looks feature some of Beauty Team’s favorite products from @fentybeauty and @juviasplace. Thank you to Jasmine and Ruth for sharing some of their thoughts and experiences with the beauty industry as black women.

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Culture, Featured

Unlocking the Gates to RuPaul’s Queendom

When most people hear the word drag, they picture a particular aesthetic: the glitz and glam of fish pageant drag, the performance of feminine artifice by individuals assigned male at birth. Host of the now world-famous TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race RuPaul Andre Charles is a clear example, appearing on the main stage every episode […]

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Culture, Featured

Fashion Statement

Fashion statement. A timeless phrase for an outfit that tells a story. But have you ever stopped to think, what exactly is the statement? What’s the story being told? Is it worth reading? In this article, Features writer Shade Ayeni traces the history of fashion statements made by civil rights protestors from the 1960s to […]

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Culture, Featured

What on Earth are We Doing?

Looking back on the fall semester, Features writer Linda Li interviews members of the William & Mary community to hear their candid reflections on college during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Against all odds, the College managed to triumphantly conclude its controversial Fall 2020 reopening decision last month. In June, the College sent out the first of […]

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Culture, Fashion

Final Girl

In the early days of the final girl, she was primarily an embodiment of pure terror. When marketing films to an overwhelmingly male audience, horror directors could never allow male protagonists who experienced such an emasculating emotion as fear.

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Art

1619

In this piece from ROCKET Fall/Winter ’19, Features writer Sunita Ganesh explores the built environment of William & Mary and the ways that Black history has been and continues to be erased from campus. She interviewed Dr. Jody Allen, director of The Lemon Project, and Dr. Susan Kern, Executive Director of Historic Campus, to learn […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion, Featured, Photography, Video

ROCKET SPECIAL APRIL EDITION

ROCKET HAS LAUNCHED! Check out our newest issue! This is the culmination of brilliant minds at work. A true testament to powerful collaboration and innovation.   5 LIFE CHANGING Makeup Hacks You CAN’T MISS Is staying inside making you pale and you miss that sun-kissed freckled look? Are your lips looking dusty? Lost your lip […]

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Culture

Playlist: Going Up?

ROCKET Digital Team members Caroline Katz and Olivia Tran have carefully curated this playlist of imagined elevator music. Isn’t it too dreamy? Click here to check it out on Spotify!   Image created by Jaela Watkins Music: untitled 06 by Kendrick Lamar

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Culture

¿Qué es Día de Muertos?

Mi cultura no es tu disfraz o un lugar para tus cuentas de redes sociales. Día de Muertos es un momento para recordar a nuestros seres queridos y celebrar el pasado en el presente. Día de los Muertos or Día de Muertos is a tradition that extends throughout Latin America but is closely identified with […]

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Culture

Savage Appetites and Empowered Victimhood

Digital writer Christina McBride sits down with Rachel Monroe, author of Savage Appetites 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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