Off the Record


Music has always been an important part of my life. I think as I got older, I started to dive deeper into new and old genres. One glaring issue I found was the amount of Black women artists that were criminally underrated.



Tyler Perry's "A Fall from Grace" movie poster

Black Twitter is a beautifully vibrant, diverse and fun online space where many Black folks can find solidarity in ideas, views and interests. As a film lover, I particularly find myself following Black people who watch, discuss and engage with Black media.

We're Not Really Strangers card game

This past weekend, I played a game called “We’re Not Really Strangers.” For those who are unfamiliar, WNRS is a card game to help develop and strengthen relationships in your life.


Last night, while I was eating dinner and checking all of my social media platforms, I noticed that my best friend from home direct messaged me this story about a boy in Grand Rap

The superheroes are from a multitude of countries: the United States, South Korea, China, India, and the Philippines

With the release of Marvel and DC movies, superheroes have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. Since the reintroduction of comics into mainstream pop culture, the superhero genre has been subject to all the usual questions of diversity.


Hey Black Child, 



As I walk through campus, surrounded by people who look nothing like me, I can’t help but feel like I don't belong. I try not to compare myself to anyone but it seems like everyone around me has their lives figured out, their friend groups established and their futures secured.


It’s that time of year again: the period after Halloween and the beginning of November where individuals start playing holiday music like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” completely surpassing Thanksgiving.

Sean Tran’s Character

In the midst of the 10-year anniversary of League of Legends, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game by Riot Games, I find myself reflecting on the too many hours that I’ve spent on LoL alongside its other 80-million monthly players.