Culture, Fashion, Photography

Creating Change Through Fashion

The fashion world is moving forward with its gender neutral agenda, but that doesn’t mean gender non-conforming and trans people are being celebrated. As people who don’t identify with our assigned genders, our bodies are still in danger regardless of what we see on the runway. On Wednesday January 24, 2018, I attended the Creating […]

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Culture

What the Funk?

Bootsy Collins Wrote “Redbone” in 1973 With “I’d Rather Be With You” Almost a year ago, the multitalented Donald Glover, under his musical alias Childish Gambino, released his third studio album Awaken, My Love! It was a departure from his early 2010’s gimmicky internet rap style, instead honing in on expansive rhythms and venturing into […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Sign of the Times

Just stop your crying, your Rocket-approved 2018 horoscope is here. See what you might have in store this year, with some classic outfit inspiration for good measure. aries taurus gemini cancer leo virgo libra scorpio sagittarius capricorn aquarius pisces   Written by Alijah Webb Photography by Sydney McCourt Styled and Modeled by Anna Kashmanian  

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Art, Culture

Floral Deception

Whitewashing is the practice of casting white actors as non-white characters. In each of these individual collages, a white actress and an actress of color are featured. The white actress is someone who has partook in whitewashing within Hollywood film culture. The POC actress is representative of someone who could have played that character. The […]

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Art, Culture, Fashion, Photography

Future of Sports

Our reaction to Nicole Pinedo’s new interactive pop-up exhibit “The Future of Sports”, found in D.C. at 700 H St. NE … When an artist fuses two elements of art into their vision, it delivers nothing short of a unique experience. The Future of Sports is a perfect blend of art and production to create a […]

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Culture, Fashion

Chore Coat Season

Charlie Parsons on his favorite jacket… The air is drying out. My lips are chapped. I’m discovering progressively fewer ants in my room. Do you know what that means? It’s chore coat season !! I woke up chilly this morning, October 30th, 2017. It’s finally cold enough to put on my favorite jacket and I […]

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Culture, Fashion

Decades in the Making

An inside look at ROCKET’s 70s’ shoot… As the ROCKET staff prepared its second shoot for its Fall/Winter 2017 issue, the team stepped back in time by adopting the look of the seventies, but with a modern flair. On set, tables overflowed with earth tones, sharp patterns, and flashy accessories. It was an assemblage of […]

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Culture, Fashion

The Fashion (R)evolution of Cardi B

Belcalis Almanzar was 19 when she started stripping to escape an abusive relationship and pay for school. Now, at the age of just 24, Belcalis has a new moniker and a national reputation as Cardi B, the chart-topping, record-breaking female MC behind “Bodak Yellow,” one of summer 2017’s hottest tracks. From viral videos that spawned […]

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Claiming Your Stake

Upon returning this fall, the outside of the campus center might not have appeared dramatically different, not even slightly modified since students departed last spring. Yet the inner workings of it, specifically, the inner workings of the Center for Student Diversity received a significant and fashionable overhaul. With the hiring of Roxie Patton, the new […]

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