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Washington Square News

The Brooklyn folk-pop duo Oh Honey is known for their 2013 hit song “Be Okay.”

Brooklyn band talks first headlining tour

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer April 14, 2015
The Brooklyn-based folk pop duo, Oh Honey, will be performing at The Studio at Webster Hall on April 15. Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard of Oh Honey discussed the forthcoming headlining tour with WSN.
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Film plays audiences ‘Song from the Forest’

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer April 13, 2015
Michael Obert details the life of Louis Sarno, a member of the the Bayaka Pygmies, in his new film, "Song from the Forest."
The “Hip-Hop Revolution” photography exhibit runs until Sept. 13.

Photography exhibit showcases hip-hop’s early days

By Talia Milavetz, Contributing Writer April 13, 2015
Currently on display at the Museum of the City of New York, “Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo and Martha Cooper” illuminates the evolution of hip-hop from its beginnings to this day.

TV shows about people, not clichés

By Alex Greenberger, Editor-at-Large April 8, 2015
With shows such as "Looking" and "Transparent," television series are progressing towards representing the LGBTQ community better.

Gay icons entertain, defend LGBTQ community

By E.R. Pulgar, Music Editor April 8, 2015
The term gay icon is often utilized in the music industry to describe someone who either has a predominantly gay fan base or is active in advocating for gay rights. In recent years, artists such as Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, and Beyoncé.

Stars promote trans acceptance

By Logan Baker, Staff Writer April 8, 2015
In the music industry, artists like Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! are creating a platform for increasing open discussion about transgender rights, but still have a long way to go.

‘If You Feel’ raises funds, awareness

By Mary Hess, Contributing Writer April 8, 2015
Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of the non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms, will be releasing his novel "If You Feel Too Much" in May. The personal essays in the book offer words of encouragement, in order to let those struggling know it is okay to ask for help.
Violent video games affect mental health

Violent video games affect mental health

By Jessica Tien, Contributing Writer April 8, 2015
Studies have shown that violent video games are likely to increase aggression and risk-taking. Due to this, the video game industry should increase labeling regarding excessively violent content and advertise towards an older demographic.
Video game carefully handles suicide

Video game carefully handles suicide

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer April 8, 2015
In the video game "Life is Strange," gamers are placed into a suicide prevention scenario, where the player is supposed to persuade their friend to not jump off a ledge. While aspects of "Life is Strange" can be improved, it opens up the possibility for creating more impactful, serious games.
Artists confront mental illness

Artists confront mental illness

By E.R. Pulgar, Music Editor April 8, 2015
As of late, successful artists, including Lana Del Rey and Sia, have been using their platforms to increase awareness and conversations about mental health issues.
Play looks at black culture

Play looks at black culture

By Joseph C. Myers, Contributing Writer April 8, 2015
With the return of "Shuffle Along" to Broadway, the show will now feature an all-black cast.

Color-blind ‘Hamilton’ fantastic

By Marissa Elliott Little, Highlighter Editor April 8, 2015
The cast in Lin Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton," was developed through racially-blind casting, purposefully striving to construct a racially diverse cast.