SoundCloud’s Rap Culture: What’s Fact and What’s Fiction

By Ellie Riser

In almost all rap music, there is a level of falseness and fantasy integrated into songs, but when the songs we listen to begin to only focus on the fictional aspects of a certain lifestyle and culture created from a very problematic mold, we, the listeners, forget solving or even understanding the issues being rapped about and start to create a fascination that only further motivates the problems that many real people face.

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Anonymous Aschmonymous

By Vy Nguyen

“I don’t feel anonymous enough in the survey,” said a student. “Not going to lie to you, I definitely did not tell the truth in some questions.” This is a common response among the students, especially students of minority, that I talked to after OES upper schoolers took an 80-question survey a few weeks ago.

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