Nice and Accurate Horoscopes: What Your Sign Says About You

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I am actually going to to give new readers a rundown on their respective horoscopes. People love being categorized into things, especially if the categories are defined in ways that everybody can relate to in some way. The ten thousand quizzes on the Internet that tells you what Hogwarts house you belong to, what your MBTI type is, and what kind of mystic animal guide you have are examples of this. “Sweet baby Jesus, my type is NOGF and I really don’t have a girlfriend! I do live gripped by fear of the nefarious friend zone! That’s so me!!!”

I bet you’re just dying to find out what your star sign says about your personality, aren’t you? Well, here they are. Let’s see what it is.

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Achancetodance: Kool Kats ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ – Introduction

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This is Karen here.

Mainly, I will be posting videos of my experiments, progressions and developments as a dancer. I started dancing at the age of seven and stuck with it up until seventh grade, at which time, I completely stopped. I started to hate dance and used to stare at the clock, waiting for the class to be over because I was extremely self-conscious. Continue reading

Jenn’s Jams ♪: Who’s back?

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I just wanted to say a quick hello after my somewhat long hiatus, and this means one thing –– my jams are back! I’m starting my first fall cycle at Sunset Media Wave, and I’m super excited to start making music again. (Hell yes.) In addition to covering other artists’ songs like I usually do, I’m finally going to work on some original tunes like I said I would! Continue reading

The Significance Of Unimportance: P.A.I.N.T.I.N.G: Marie-Anne & Husband

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I found this picture on the Internet. I didn’t know about it, but I was immediately angry  because I’m a scary feminist. This is a painting of Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier and Antoine Lavoisier, often coined as the “mother and father of modern chemistry”. The couple worked well in tandem with each other, publishing many works.


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This meme, however, got the whole picture wrong, simply judging it by its immediate appearance and displaying altogether ignorance. The person who made this stain on the beautiful surface of the internet assumes that Marie-Anne, in her elegant and fashionably attired state, is in the way of “doing science”.  Also, memes? Is this 2010?

In fact, Marie-Anne was more or less Antoine’s equal in their scientific affairs. Marie-Anne would make entries into his lab notebooks, often adding scientific diagrams and drawings to his findings, since she had been trained by an artist named Jacques-Louis David, who is, probably not coincidentally, the artist of this portrait. Without these drawings to accompany Lavoisier’s written scientific pieces, many of Antoine’s contemporaries would theoretically not have been able to comprehend his work. She also edited every single lab of his, and being a master in both English, French, and Latin, translated different scientific documents for him to read. So, basically, she’s the most bad-ass person in the history of science.

In many respects, this painting isn’t even about Antoine. Marie-Anne is clearly the center and therefore the subject of the painting. All of the light in the painting is focused on her; she is literally shadowing him. Plus, her hair is ridiculous and awesome (Is that a weave? Is that a mullet? We may never know!) and the eye is immediately drawn to it, whereas Antoine is shown in black, depicted almost as if he was her shadow. Antoine’s eye is drawn to Marie-Anne (which must have mistaken for resentment), with a look of awe on his face. He is distracted by her, but in a good way: she is a distracting piece. Marie-Anne, with her radiating facial features, stupendous weave, and bright colors, is a distracting piece.

So, I know this is more of a rant than a convincing legal argument, but this painting and the historically and scientifically momentous people within it deserve the respect their work has earned, not the judgement of someone who doesn’t know their history.

Words and illustrations by Ella Luna.

Monovlogs: Basically

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Yooo hi guys! Welcome to my column, Monovlogs!  I should probably start by introducing myself. I’m Jaimie and I’m incredibly excited to be a part of The Wave. I’m what you would call a theatre geek, one of those kids who has taken drama classes throughout elementary, middle, and high school. My column will be largely performance-based. It will consist of vlogs, skits, monologues, and entries that document my participation and progression in the theatre. If you want a vague understanding of the style I’m going for, check out some of my inspirational YouTubers: Community Channel, Dan Howell, and Shane Dawson.

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Fashion Soup For the Sartorial Soul: So Subcultured (Club Kids)

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In the late 80s and 90s, Club Kids were a conservative midwestern family’s worst nightmare. While most accepted American norms consisted of conformity and stability, a whole new group of underground fashion revolutionaries were ready to tear these conventions apart in what seemed like the most grotesque, over-the-top way possible. Continue reading

Nice and Accurate Horoscopes: A Rebirth

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Do you remember the Seer who used to run this column? No? Good. Remember how she was going to publish a compendium on all fortunes for every horoscope sign for the next decade? You don’t remember that either. Excellent. We’re off to a great start.

As it turns out, our renowned Seer Ph.D was heading to the publishing company with the manuscript for the Oracle Drive compendium when suddenly a nearby Porta Potty containing a rogue pipe bomb detonated (the Higher Powers like a good joke once in a while). In a twist of irony, she was caught in the blast and totally failed to see that coming. The Seer could predict winning lottery numbers and never failed to use that to her advantage, so not being able to save herself from an explosive fate is probably karma catching up to her or something. Continue reading