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Delicious, home made gallo pinto.
Gallo Pinto Recipe
Amanda Mourelo, Editor of Student Opinion and Features and Extras • November 28, 2023

Gallo pinto is a rice dish that elevates any meal but is especially great to eat for breakfast. The dish...

Sweet potato casserole made by this recipe.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Canon Grant, Columnist • November 22, 2023

Sweet potato casserole isn’t just any old casserole; it’s full of cheer and joy. Sweet potato casserole...

Delicious bruschetta paired with homemade spaghetti.
Bruschetta Recipe
Addyson Gauer, Editor of Campus Life and Sports • November 22, 2023

Appetizers are a great way to elevate any meal, and one that stands out among the rest is bruschetta....

The finished cornbread in a bag.
Sweet Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe
Jameson Kowalski, Columnist • November 22, 2023

  Cornbread is a classic Thanksgiving dish that has been a part of many family traditions for...

Brent Faiyazs new album, Larger Than Life
Brent’s Success is Larger Than Life
Maya Zappa, Columnist • November 20, 2023

Brent Faiyaz is one of the top Rhythm and Blues (R&B) artists in the game. All over the media, he...

Content creator creating the Uncanny Valley look.
The Mystery Behind the Uncanny Valley Trend
Erin McGinty, Columnist • November 20, 2023

The Uncanny Valley trend is a popular make-up trend circling the internet. The trend depicts makeup artists...

Tourists sitting next to an Iceland volcano that has already erupted.
Iceland’s Impending Eruption
Jameson Kowalski, Columnist • November 20, 2023

The island nation of Iceland is home to a variety of different natural wonders, including its mountains,...

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YOLO and Youth: Using Your Capital


The language of Hip-Hop is, perhaps, one of the most transcendent languages in human history. The language of Hip-Hop knows no geographic barriers; it knows no age barriers; it knows no ethnic barriers. Words spoken in Hip-Hop are words with universal meanings, and as such, they spread frantically throughout the world. In 2012, the gods of Hip-Hop linguistics cast down yet another gift. “YOLO”, having been introduced in Drake and Lil Wayne’s “The Motto”, became the slogan for youthfulness; it captioned our lives during moments in which we lived freely—carelessly—sometimes, even foolishly. “You Only Live Once” is more than a meme bandied about in the Hip-Hop world. At some level, it is a celebration of youth and the very qualities that comprise it. “YOLO” is an embodiment of the fallibility and the vibrancy of youth. As young people, you are expected to tinker with things, you are expected to fail many times over, you are expected to build, you are expected to learn, and you are expected to grow. YOLO, then—that ideology—is your capital to spend toward achieving these things.

Live, young ones. Live freely, not because you ought to, but because you must. The successes of tomorrow are dependent upon your failures of today. Your youth gives the world dimension; it acts as a counterbalance to all that is predictable—all that is traditional—all that is drab. Where there is reality, your youth offers healthy fantasy. You dream and you wish. You ponder and you explore. The world needs that, and the world needs your confidence. The world needs you, and you ought to find solace in knowing the future President, economist, high-ranking military official, esteemed professor, or national diplomat may be a man or woman who once played with MicroMachines or Bratz dolls, or watched Mary-Kate and Ashley videos on VHS, or was an avid reader of “Goosebumps” books. There is great value in your youth, and the world implores you to harness it.

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    Lui boyMar 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

    I love this.
    Very well done.