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No ‘Poo

Illustration by Catalina Burch

Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

First-year Jessie Brandt spent much of her gap year backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail: a simple, low-maintenance life. When Brandt came back to her Sebastopol, California, home for the winter to prepare for the next section of her hike, she started thinking about ways in which to simplify her ...

I Will Cut Your Hair For Free

Jack Swain, staff writer

April 21, 2016

  I walked along the river. The sun was out, and it sparkled across the surface of the water. Two old men exchanged a glance through the shop window. She ran the needle again and again through the deep, red fabric. Blowing softly in the breeze. The owls are in cahoots. The boys t...

HAIR brings sixties to Whitman

Geoffrey Leach

May 7, 2015

On May 7, "HAIR: The American Tribal Love - Rock Musical" opens at Harper Joy. Directed by Johnston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jimmy Maize, the production will present HAIR under a new light. Visiting Costume Designer Genevieve V. Beller has worked with Maize to create costumes emblematic...

Beautiful Hair Without Pain, Politics or Shame

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez

Gladys Gitau

April 25, 2013

Hair for women carries secrets of beauty and self-acceptance. Black women's hair especially holds secrets I have known about since I was old enough to sit on my mother's lap and have her pull at my scalp until I looked "presentable." Mostly what I understood about my hair is that I had to endure a lot...

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Nathan Fisher

March 7, 2013

This week, my marching orders from the A&E chief were to check out the movies premiering during spring break and see if any of them were a "must-see." A great task because there's nothing I like more than watching a new movie into the wee hours and then sleeping the rest of the day. Sadly, not a si...

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