A Q&A With Triple Threat Brittany Campbell

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If you haven’t heard of Brittany Campbell yet – you will. A classic triple (or quadruple) threat – she can sing, act, dance – and even dabbles in animation.

Brittany has been building her career since she was only 5-years-old. You can currently find her in Chicago, performing as Angelica Schuyler in the cultural phenomenon otherwise known as Hamilton. She also had a role in Netflix’s revival of “She’s Gotta Have It,” playing the character Black Diamond. If you don’t think her resumé is impressive already…she got her start performing in the Metropolitan Opera’s Chorus in New York City…all during her young teen years. Before her move to Chicago for Hamilton, Campbell has had broadway experience in A Christmas Carol and studied music at Carnegie Melon – a university that has been described as “the destination for the academically gifted musician.”

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Music: The Personal & The Political

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Hi all – thanks for reading. I’ve decided to write something a bit differently with this post because it’s something that has been weighing on me a lot recently.

With all of the messed up, wild, terrifying crap that takes place in the world on a daily basis, it makes sense that many people like to look towards music or other forms of art as not only an outlook for self-expression, but for self-care. Dealing with a break-up, the loss of a friendship, the death of a family member, or anything else that is apart of the human experience – comes with various forms of coping mechanisms.

A Guide To My Favorite Podcasts

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Hello everyone! Happy 2018. I’m super excited to share my first post of 2018 and it’s a bit different than anything I’ve done. Over the last six months or so, I’ve gotten super into podcasts and I asked my twitter followers if a post on my favorites would be of interest, and was happy to see that it was something my readers would like to check out! I’ve compiled some of my favorites as well as some that are on my list to listen to. I hope you enjoy and come away from this post with something new to hear!

The State of Reproductive Rights in America

 

The following is a story that I have been working on for the past 10 weeks for my magazine reporting class. Enjoy!

January 21, 2017 was an unusually warm, bright, sunny day in Chicago. The air felt a little bit fresher, the grass a little greener, and the people a little bit cheerier. An abnormal amount of people seemed to be out and about at 9 a.m., flooding out of the train onto the L platforms with handmade posters, pink attire and cheerful grins. Helicopters monitored the chaos from skies above, weaving in and out of skyscrapers to capture the footage of the astonishingly large group of people flooding the streets. Multicolored signs decorated the clear blue sky with phrases like “Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Human Rights” and “Our rights aren’t up for grabs.” Chicagoans who weren’t lucky enough to get the day off of work looked down from office cubicles in skyscrapers, cheering the marchers on as if they were witnessing a miracle unfold right in front of their eyes. January 21 was an unusual Saturday for many people around the world, for they most likely woke up that morning with no idea that they were on the brink of making history.

An Evening with College Fashionista

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Many of you may already know that I have been a Style Guru for College Fashionista for the past six months, and I’ve loved every minute of it. If you aren’t familiar with College Fashionista, it is a website dedicated to Fashionistas and Fashionistos all across the United States spotting trends on college campuses and writing about them. It has been extremely fun and a great way to improve my writing as well as forming connections with other students across America. It has also given me the confidence to launch this blog!