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Figuring it Out: New York, New Me

The first job out of college gets talked about plenty. It’s likely you move to a new city and hopefully have a group of friends that makes the transition a little less daunting. Over the years, you discover the cool places to go and quickly learn the ‘intern bars’ so you can stay far, far away. You develop routines and figure out what hobbies are worth your spare time. Soon enough, you feel like a real-life TripAdvisor, giving your visiting friends recommendations left and right. I was finally comfortable, but I wasn’t happy. The routine I sought for comfort quickly became tedious. I needed new excitement. I felt the need to broadcast to my social media followers that my life...

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Surgical Summer

Some argue true Hip-Hop has been pushed aside by Sound-Cloud rappers and fake controversies. But in the past month, Kanye West’s record label G.O.O.D. Music has taken over the industry, with each weekly release letting them flex their muscles a bit more. Each album is seven songs and I love the short album format; it allows much more replay-ability and listeners can digest the album much quicker and not feel like they need to skip songs. Kanye West has been hogging the spotlight recently. Kanye on social media is like seeing a panda at the zoo. Most of the time he keeps quiet, but once he coughs everyone follows his every move. Ye caught our attention earlier this year when...

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ThisisMYLN: A spotlight on mental health

In elementary school, going to the infirmary with anything from a scraped knee to a stomach ache resulted in getting a bandaid. It would cover the scrape, but it wouldn’t heal the pain. The band aid effect can be used to describe something as trivial as a scraped knee to temporary remedies for mental illness.

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ThisisMYLN: Troop Brand

After spending only 40 minutes with Tolden Williams, I left feeling like I’d just reconnected with an old friend. Mississippi born, Tolden – aka Troop Brand – has grown up with high exposure to music.

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