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Black Students for Revolution

September 2, 2019

A noose was found hanging within the Allen Hall dorms at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Saturday night, continuing a long tradition of racist imagery at the midwestern campus.  The noose was found by Black undergraduate students and spread on social...

July 21, 2019

I find my balance at the back of Your neck

more specifically, at the clasp that prevents Your gold chain from slipping

without You, My tree pose would waver and we’d all yell timber

I find my footing at the breadth of Your shoulders

 the same ones that bear the weight of a...

April 9, 2019

(This article is part #1 of a series on Chicago Hip-Hop History by Terrell Spurlock)

When people think of Chicago’s hip-hop history, images of 90’s rappers such as Common, Twista, and Crucial Conflict most likely come to mind. In actuality, Chicago has a much longer hip...

March 25, 2019

Mid-Term season is just ending and Finals are right around the corner. Even though Spring Break is over, we can still find time to prioritize our well-beings.

What is Self-Care?

Maybe you’ve heard the term before but if you haven’t, self-care isn’t a complicated topic. S...

February 28, 2019

Unofficial, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's annual holiday dedicated to day-drinking and debauchery is upon us. UIUC is often promoted as one of the top party schools in the country. Reasons for this reputation being events such as Unofficial...

January 27, 2019

Buying MySelf More Time

"Time, through manipulation, can be limitless; it can also be punitive"

I decided grad school would be a good idea. I wanted an agency internship and student status helps with securing said internship.

I've since come to realize that I also went ba...

October 4, 2018


nP0 (@nopoweroff) is a Chicago native and UIUC student who has a vibe that we all need to get in tune with. Blending sounds from all over the spectrum of Black music, Dysphoria is a funky meditation on assimilation and queer identity.  nP0's most recent project M...