There are two propositions that this piece will not even consider, much less accept. The first is that Kanye West is not a genius; any arguments to this effect were irrevocably shattered by his most recent album, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”
Last year, Spelman College, a historically black university in Atlanta, decided to drop its NCAA Division-III athletics program in favor of a campuswide health and fitness program geared toward all students. Money previously used for the college’s sports teams (about $1 million per year) will instead be used to renovate the campus gymnasium, set up health and fitness programs and counseling for students, and add more fitness-oriented classes to the curriculum. Since the news broke, there has been speculation about applying this same strategy to other schools — including UCSD.
Bronzed body beautiful blonds, long-haired surfer dudes, Cal frat boys or hippy pot-heads? We’ve heard a lot about Californians and seen a few who meet these stereotypes. Being two British girls, we can’t help but wonder what they think about us, and whether we too will undergo ‘Californication.’
At the risk of sounding like a caricature of myself, I was wary of writing this column. Somehow, “Dodging the Horizon” has turned into “Arielle Rambles About Feminism and Music” and seeing another 600 or so words telling people how awesome and underrepresented female artists are might scream “Groundhog Day” to some readers.