Articles By
Yanna Zhang
The fifth element of hip-hop
Feature // July 5, 2018

Imagine this: A sound underground, barely audible at first. Getting louder the closer you get, so you dare take a step forward. A smack and a pat-tat-tat of simple dubstep. Just when the rhythm was getting good, it switches. A symphony of orchestral instruments. The string and bass mixing together, blending and merging in nicely….


Of felons and followers: The fascination behind serial killers
Feature // June 2, 2018

A few taps at the keyboard here, several mouse clicks there and many search results later, a list of Facebook fan groups light up the screen. While these groups may seem like any other dedicated to public figures, one spine-chilling detail makes them stand out: The macabre dedication to serial killers. It is interesting, to…


In the pointe shoes of a prima ballerina
Student Spotlight // April 9, 2018

Twirling gracefully in a pool of silk, ribbons, and tulle, Odette is every inch a vision in white.  The Prince notices the maiden, instantly struck with the kind of emotion people crossed oceans for, the kind of romance people wrote novels about. It only takes a glance, a few steps closer and then the star-crossed…


Nazareno Translascíon: The mystic pull of the modern day Sisyphus
Feature // March 6, 2018

The beat of the sun on his back as the sweat starts to drip down unto his brows, he sees the mass of hands, all rising to touch, grasping for even the tiniest bit. The crowd of people pushes harder and Ronaldo feels his lungs wheeze air from the tight squeeze. It’s suffocating. Murmuring a…