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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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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