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The Strange Love Affair of Gen Z and Billy Joel

There are a lot of weird niches on Tiktok. There’s witchtok, skatetok, kinktok—basically, if you can get your content past the app’s censors, you can create a niche for it. One of the newest, weirdest, least expected niches? Billy Joeltok.  What do you find on Billy Joeltok? Nothing like what you’d expect, if you, like […]

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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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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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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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Letter from the Editor

Well, hello there.I bet you weren’t expecting to see a letter from the editor posted here, like this. But hey, we weren’t expecting to live through a global pandemic either. We’ve had a semester that has differed drastically from all that have come before, so it only felt right to distribute this semester’s issue of […]

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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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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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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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Astral

Reporting from the most explosive creative event on campus, Features writer Hannah Lowe describes the excitement and anticipation surrounding ROCKET Magazine and Students of Hip-Hop Legacy’s 3rd annual ASTRAL Fashion Show. With more designers, more musicians, more models, and more hype than ever before, ASTRAL more than lived up to its growing reputation. It’s hard […]

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