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    Paige Sammartino

    Paige reads, writes, and rallies for the power of kindness and optimism. She is a part-time superhero and full-time Slytherin.

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  • Over The Edge: Gender, Disability, and the Future of Archie

    Over The Edge: Gender, Disability, and the Future of Archie0

    Since 2015, Archie Comics has quietly become the industry name to watch. Whether it’s reimagining classic characters in horror settings, confirming a titular character as asexual and aromantic, or sweeping the Teen Choice Awards with a Twin Peaks-esque murder mystery series, Archie is taking risks and making moves that a lot of big publishers wouldn’t

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  • Music Videos that Shaped Me: Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”

    Music Videos that Shaped Me: Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy”2

    “If I Were a Boy,” a post-breakup ballad, was Beyoncé’s follow-up single to 2008’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” the definitive girl power anthem of the late 00s (and, let’s face it, still one of the best). It bolstered the contrast between Beyoncé as herself and as Sasha Fierce, and displayed her range as an artist. Fans

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  • Tweek X Craig: A Message to Parents of LGBTQ Kids

    Tweek X Craig: A Message to Parents of LGBTQ Kids2

    This past season, South Park caused a stir, reaching out to their viewers in search of fanart—specifically fanart of the popular pairing of Tweek Tweak and Craig Tucker—to be featured in an upcoming episode. The result was “Tweek X Craig,” and in true South Park fashion, it combined an over-the-top scenario with thoughtful social commentary, parodying slash fandom and supporting

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  • The Auditory Experience of Rapture and Columbia: Audio Diaries and Voxophones

    The Auditory Experience of Rapture and Columbia: Audio Diaries and Voxophones0

    • February 5, 2016

    Welcome to the final installation of “The Auditory Experience of Rapture and Columbia” Bioshock miniseries! In this three-part investigation, Paige Sammartino will sound out why this 2K Games series is music to our ears. This article contains spoilers for the Bioshock series.

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