Nearly 13 years ago, Taylor Swift released her debut, album. Many may know the track "Picture to Burn," one of the album's successful singles, even making it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Some may not know that the original lyrics included "so go & tell your friends that I'm obsessive & crazy, that's fine I'll tell mine you're gay." Not too long after its release, people caught wind of it, and she decided that using "gay" as a slur to mock someone probably isn't the nicest thing to do, & re-released it with new lyrics. As cringeworthy as it may be, it's an example of a mistake someone makes when they are a kid, and don't know what they're doing. Now, Taylor can be heard showing her support for the LGBTQAI community in her most recent single, "You Need to Calm Down."
Lately, I've been pretty stressed. I've been dreading coming to work, even though I actually enjoy my job, and genuinely like my coworkers.
I think one of the most cop-out arguments when someone doesn’t like a band’s new record is because they say all their music sounds the same. Despite that, I’ll be honest in saying I definitely would think of Joyce Manor’s early work in that same light. Cody definitely stepped outside of that bubble and their most recent record, Million Dollars to Kill Me, followed suit.
Conversations about mental health can go many different ways, and people have all kinds of different attitudes about it. Although a stigma still remains around mental illness, many people have been brave enough to share their stories in an effort to eliminate the hazy outlook on it. Despite how far society has come, there are still some issues that should be brought to our attention when it comes to dealing with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
The first horror movie I ever watched with my parents was Halloween when I was 10 years old. My dad wanted me to see it, and despite my mom's reluctance, the three of us watched it together. I remember being scared but at the same time thinking it was such a cool movie. The special effects were nothing to brag about and many would just describe it as just another one of those slasher films, but what makes it stand out to me is the suspense that you feel throughout the entire film. The eerie music, the unsuspected suspenseful surprises, and the heavy sounds of Michael Meyers' breath as the film ends... all of those little things are really what ties the movie together and makes it a classic horror flick.