Martina Rexrode

  • April 11, 2018By Martina Rexrode

    It’s no secret that pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer have been working on new music for a while now. After opening for One Direction in 2013 and 2014, headlining their first world tour, releasing two full length albums and touring again in 2016, the boys decided to take a much needed hiatus. On that

  • April 2, 2018By Martina Rexrode

    After its release two weeks ago, the LGBT romantic comedy “Love, Simon” has earned over $24 million at the box office. Keiynan Lonsdale plays Bram Greenfeld and has had previous roles in The CW’s “The Flash” and in the Australian television show, “Dance Academy.”  Lonsdale is openly queer, after originally coming out as bisexual in an Instagram post almost

  • March 18, 2018By Martina Rexrode

    This article contains spoilers. Being an avid This Is Us watcher, I have seen previews for a new teen drama series by the name of Rise for a while now. When I first saw them and noticed the show is heavily influenced by music and theater, I immediately began comparing it to Glee. With the concept of an English

  • January 18, 2018By Martina Rexrode

    Stan Twitter, also known as “fake woke” Twitter, has a way of always knowing which celebrities to call out while holding them accountable for their mistakes. This seemed to be very prevalent during the Golden Globes this past weekend. A user on Twitter started a thread before the actual award show began, which listed celebrities

  • December 3, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    Dom Sherwood is a British actor who is best known for his role as Jace Wayland in the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters. One of his co-stars is Matthew Daddario, who plays the openly gay Alec Lightwood. Knowing this simple fact, one might assume that a series which includes one of the most popular LGBTQ+ couples

  • November 18, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    Photography has been a big part of my life for around four years now; the aspect of freezing a moment in time and capturing it forever will never fail to keep me interested. Recently, my mom purchased some 35mm film for her old film camera that has been sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust. A

  • November 14, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    The past several years have been filled with plenty of best-selling young adult novels being transformed on the big screen. These films, from The Fault in Our Stars to Everything, Everything, have showcased realistic characters and mesmerizing story lines that continue to resonate with teenagers everywhere. But there are some very obvious similarities within these

  • October 30, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    We all have those days (or weeks) where we feel as if absolutely nothing is going our way. On these kinds of days, what better to do than lay in bed under your covers, put your headphones in and listen to music that reflects how you feel? Music is a universal tool that is best

  • September 25, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    As a fan of someone with a large following, it is necessary to call them out when they do something problematic. That being said, as a watcher of Shane Dawson videos, it is important for me to recognize the people he forgives easily and the ones who are given an undeserving platform by him. This

  • September 3, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    Ever since the 1950s, when music first became an established profession, music therapy has been found to have had extraordinarily positive effects on its patients. Music therapy (for those who are unfamiliar with it) is a process in which music therapists “work with individuals of all ages to help them communicate, process difficult experiences, and

  • August 13, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    Ever since Boy Band premiered on ABC earlier this summer, people have been expressing mixed reviews and concerns. For those who don’t know, Boy Band is a singing competition that auditions boys ranging anywhere from fourteen to twenty years old to ultimately narrow down and be chosen for a five-person boy band. As someone who

  • July 28, 2017By Martina Rexrode

    Ever since I saw a boy band tribute earlier this summer, I can’t help but feel that around every corner all I hear are songs by the likes of the Backstreet Boys and 98 degrees (thanks, mom). But I can’t be the only person realizing the lack of boy bands in the current music scene,