Isabel Denise Aldana

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A 20-year-old Interdisciplinary Studies senior taking up Communication and Psychology, Ida is also a contributing writer for Status Magazine. When she's not interviewing up-and-coming artists and actors, she also writes for herself on her personal blog.

Having finally found her passion in words, she aims to write about anything and everything, if only to help others find and express their passions as well.


Television and Film

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New Flame: Lana Condor

Young actress Lana Condor is blowing up on the big screen as she takes on the role of Jubilee in the latest installment of the X-Men franchise.

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On Fleet: Violett Beane

With the remarkable stops she’s already made along the way, Violett Beane goes from 0 to 100 real quick as The Flash’s smart speedster, Jesse Quick.

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Movie Mondays: Queer Cinema

Pride month may almost be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop celebrating. From all over the world and in different genres, there's no limit to how love can be translated and seen on movie screens. With that, here are the films showing the rainbow after the long rains, because at the end of the day, #LoveWins.


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Hidden Legend: Judith Hill

Finally taking her well-deserved place in the spotlight, Judith Hill continues to fill in the music scene with her soulful talent that’s kept her on legends’ radars.

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Lollapalooza 2015 Acts to Watch Out For

With the great Sir Paul McCartney, the legendary Metallica, and powerhouse Florence + The Machine as headliners for this year's Lollapalooza, it's hard to believe their line-up could get any better - but it does.

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Two Birds, One Stone: Angus & Julia Stone

Birds of a feather definitely flock together and they have never sounded this good. Angus and Julia Stone have flown around the world and made their way into our playlists, but they’ve come a long way and show no signs of stopping.


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Rising Tide: Braina Laviena

After taking the plunge into her passion for creativity, Braina Laviena emerges ready and waiting for what the world has to offer.


(Class Requirement)
The Beat of Barcelona

Falling in love with a song and the city it was written about.

La Marca (Class Project)
When in Spain

Spending a day in Spain––from siesta to fiesta.


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Cinco de Mayo: Mexican Restaurants in the Metro

It's time to wrap some burritos and dip those nachos, because it's finally Cinco de Mayo. Let's taco 'bout all the great places to do just that. After all, would you rather say te amo or tequila? (Definitely tequila.)


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Aperture Attitude: JM Dayao

From one end of the world to the other and then from coast to coast, JM Dayao is taking on the world of fashion photography while holding on to his roots and distinct sense of humor.

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Retro Genius: Daniel Aristizábal

With his colorful pop surrealist works emitting a distinct retro feel, Colombian digital artist Daniel Aristizábal shows that he doesn’t only have a passion for creativity. He also has his art down to a science.

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Talk of the Town: Jeremyville

From the streets of Brooklyn, to the waves of Bondi, all the way to the shops of Bangkok, Jeremyville paints the town vibrant with his graphic art and inspiring ideas.


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The Ten Commandments of Snapchat

Giving us a behind-the-scenes look at what's happening before they're filtered on Instagram and posted on Twitter, Snapchat is the latest social media staple that we just have to check every five minutes. Especially with the new update, there's no holding back now.

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Books To Do This Summer

It's time to put those textbooks down and get these to-do books off the shelves. Whether you're an adventure seeker or a frustrated artist, these would make you more than happy to hit the books during your break. They may be full of things to do-but don't worry, there won't be a test on Chapter 4.