Playlists, memoirs, and other wacky pieces.
12:33 PM This was getting old. Her arms felt like gelatin. Her legs were weights. The room was far too bright, and her back ached like crazy. Maybe it was worth it to stay in bed an hour more. This was going to be the rest of her life, it seemed. Wake up, feel like shit, eventually die. Hopefully death came soon.
5 Cool Things You Didn't Know About New Jersey
Hello, readers! Welcome to the first article posted in Vocal's new community of trivia and fun facts! I can't wait to read the wonderful stories you will create within this group. I don't know about you, but I can spend all day sucked down a Youtube rabbit hole watching crazy video essays on "useless" information, so I know this community is going to be something real special.
- First Place in Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist Challenge
covid ruined our valentine's day. here's my coping playlist.
I've been on Earth for twenty-two years, and never in my life have I experienced a good Valentine's Day. I don't seem to mesh with the holiday. In elementary school, kids celebrated by handing out candies...which was cool until you realized those candies were Nerds or nasty conversation hearts that taste like chalk. In high school, all my besties had boyfriends save for me. Valentine's Day was the one day a year I couldn't hang with them after school.
How To Edit Your Published Vocal Stories!
It happened again. You spent five hours writing the perfect Vocal article. You got so excited by the fact you finished, you accidentally hit "submit for review" before deleting any spelling or grammar mistakes. Or maybe you did check for mistakes, but you missed a couple in your editing session. If only the article wasn't locked while pending for review - you could take them out right now!
- Second Place in 2020 Anthem Challenge
Jimi Hendrix & a New National Anthem
I write this article the day before my country's birthday. With everything happening within our fifty states, I find it difficult to plan for tomorrow. Thinking about sparklers, frankfurters, fireworks and cheer makes me feel like I'm ignoring many elephants in the room. The 4th is the best holiday to celebrate outside, yet this year we need to stay home. Additionally, anti-racist protests demonstrate that while the Declaration calls for "certain unalienable rights," not everyone in this country enjoys those rights equally. How can we celebrate freedom in America when not everyone is truly free? I don't know about you, but it feels hypocritical to me.
Why I Still Binge Spongebob Squarepants as a 22-Year-Old.
Gen Z - my generation - arguably has the best cartoons associated with our formative years. Avatar: The Last Airbender, Adventure Time, Phineas and Ferb, Teen Titans, and Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends are just some of the few gems which graced our television screens after we came home from school. But what was the holy grail of these fantastic cartoons? That nautical nonsense we couldn't get enough of? The television program even our parents knew the theme song to?
The Euphoria Special Episodes: Which One Was Better?
In 2020, I met up with Euphoria casting assistant, Alan Scott Neal, three times. The first time was in person around mid-March, at a little NYC space called The Acting and Voice Studios. Euphoria was all anyone could talk about. Casting calls were released for several new characters, and the show would start shooting by the end of the month. Alan concluded our class saying, "I'm flying to California for the first time tomorrow!" From pictures released a few days later, it was clear he had attended the Euphoria Season 2 table read. If not that, he had another Euphoria duty to attend to. He was a busy man.
Make Red Hats Wearable Again.
I love hats. Big hats. Tiny hats. Knit hats. Hats with a wide brim. Berets and bucket hats. My mother's always told me I look good in them, and her praise encouraged me to start a hat collection from a young age. Name a kind of hat, and I've got it in a bin inside my closet.