Culture, Photography

Fed Up

Re-Learning Body Positivity with Ellen Penn Berry Content warning: article discusses body image and mentions eating disorders. Features writer Hannah Lowe spoke with ROCKET alum Ellen Penn Berry for the piece FED UP in the Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Here is the full interview. The Internet is a difficult place to be, if body positivity is […]

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Photography

Wear Your Mask

When looking outward becomes too difficult, one usually decides to go the opposite direction. Diving inward can cause even more problems. Patches of unknown bits and pieces surface that you didn’t know were there. Parts can seem foreign and blurry, some parts you find and are comforted to know that they are present. Mixing and […]

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Photography

Passing Through

A doorway can merely be the thing one passes through to enter or exit their home, but it can go much deeper than that. The doorway represents the passage of time from one phase to the next. Choosing to step out or step back in all ends with the doorway, choosing to step out into […]

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Photography

Sweet Light, Dreamy Night

Ever thought about using brake lights in a parking lot to stage your mini-photoshoots? It’s a fun time if you can get it right. There’s something spooky about being cast in light in the middle of the night. The focus of light on your body with the world around glazed in darkness makes something of […]

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Fashion, Photography

Starting Off Red

  check out ROCKET’s inspo for our first shoot of the fall View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rae Galutira (@rae_galutira) on Aug 18, 2018 at 9:33am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by STYLIST (@styledbymoon) on Aug 10, 2018 at 10:03am PDT  

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Culture, Fashion, Photography

Seeing Red

From Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter to Taylor Swift’s popular 2012 album, the color red has a longstanding and poignant history in the creative worlds of pop culture and literature. While adopted widely and intended to signify a bevy of different meanings, red has historically connoted lust, infidelity, blood, tumult, violence, passion, and anger. Needless to say, […]

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Art, Fashion, Photography

ASTRAL 2018

As the show approaches, the building hums with nervous, excited energy. This year marked round two of Astral, the ongoing collaboration between ROCKET and Students of Hip-Hop Legacy (SoHHL), which showcases the most talented rappers and designers this region has to offer. Models take to the runway as artists perform in a space where the […]

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Fashion, Featured, Photography

Bliss Foster

ROCKET had the unique experience of working with Bliss Foster, a stylist from Richmond, Virginia, and a character all his own, for the cover of Volume VIII, Issue 2. Managing Editor Emmel El-Fiky spoke with him about his work in fashion, his perceptions on recent changes in the industry, and his plans for the future. […]

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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, Fashion, Featured, Photography

Power and Grace

It is the new era of the Strong Black Woman, and in a world where racism, white supremacy, and fake feminism are running rampant, it is that much more important that we recognize those who are taking a stand against hate and lazy progressivism. Here, Features writer Alijah Webb speaks with senior class president Laini […]

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