Culture, Photography

Get to Know Kaela

Kaela Sung – 2021  How did you achieve this look? In addition to my first love – candy, this glossy Valentine’s look was also inspired by Danessa Myricks, one of my favorite makeup artists. She’s a master manipulator of light– her glossy and dewy looks are to die for. To emulate the editorial look, I […]

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Culture, Photography

Get To Know the Beauty Team

Get to know ROCKET’s beauty team. Hear all about their signature makeup looks, get some good makeup tips, and how they got into makeup! Check out what Camryn, Ninjin, Sylvia, Meg, Ruth,  Elissa,  Kaela, Jasmine,  and Emily,  have to say!

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Culture, Photography

Get to Know Meg

Meg Cuca – 2020 How did you achieve this look? I wanted a singular aspect to be very bold and noticeable, so I focused on the eyes. I used a small brush to apply Fenty lip paint in shade Stunna to echo the form of my eyelids. I used the Stila liquid eyeliner pen in […]

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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 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, 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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Art, Culture, Featured

Artist Interview: Shunkan

Hailing from Los Angeles, Shunkan is the ‘90s-influenced indie rock project of 26-year-old musician Marina Sakimoto. Sakimoto’s sophomore album, Cumberland Falls, debuted on September 13 and will be accompanied by a seven-date tour of the East Coast. The third stop, on September 27, is William & Mary’s own Meridian. In advance of the show, Features […]

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Culture, Fashion, Featured, Video

Astral 2019 Video

The wait is over – check out our video from the 2019 ASTRAL Fashion Show. Special thanks to our designers and musicians: Audrey Leonard, Maya Cross, Jonathans Twelve Boat, Lama Ali, Taylor Virgil, Sarah Elsadig, Boyhood Society, Yuvi, Huey Shy, Khaiba and Babysosa. Video by Andrew Uhrig with additional footage by Chai Hibbert, Kaela Sung […]

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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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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Strike A Pose

Historically, ballet has been an inaccessible art form that celebrated the slender, ethereal, Caucasian woman. However, as Features writer Joel Calfee describes, social media may be a conduit through which the field can be salvaged and, quite literally, seen in color. [Content Warning: Brief mention of body image/eating disorder] When was the last time you […]

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