Mikayla Connolly

  • September 8, 2017By Mikayla Connolly

    Just this week it was announced that President Trump would be repealing the Obama-era DACA program, which protected nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. As a result, thousands of young immigrants will lose the only life they’ve ever known, being sent off to countries they hardly know anything about living in. In … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/gina-rodriguez-green-lighted-for-two-new-immigration-dramas/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 27, 2017By Mikayla Connolly

    The past two years have been tough for girl-group Fifth Harmony. With a sophomore debut that failed to achieve the type of success it had hoped for, the loss of a trusted bandmate, and extreme rumors that the group was surely splitting up, it is a wonder how the quartet has remained confident and hopeful. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/we-build-bridges-not-walls-inside-fifth-harmonys-new-album/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 22, 2017By Mikayla Connolly

    I’ll be honest: I really haven’t been keeping up with the entertainment world lately. I know that Freeform’s The Bold Type is promoting feminism and female writers in the very best ways. I know that Paramore just dropped an amazing album and that I’m seeing them on tour in just a few months. I know that Fifth … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dear-media-celebrities-have-boundaries-too/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 18, 2017By Mikayla Connolly

    “I didn’t know that there were many rules in music when I started writing.”—Tyler Joseph My dad is a burly, bearded man of approximately 5ft 6in—on a good day. He does not own a real jacket, instead settling for the miserable warmth provided by his oversized Jets zip-up. He doesn’t even watch football, but perhaps … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-day-my-dad-met-twenty-one-pilots/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 12, 2017By Mikayla Connolly

    The summer of 2009 was extraordinary for a few reasons. First, Daughtry’s second best album was released, providing the melodies my Dad and I would sing back to for ages during long car rides highlighted by slow, sweaty sunsets. Second, Obama was finally president. I don’t have to explain why this was such a monumental … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/on-growing-up-with-a-band-named-paramore/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 31, 2017By Mikayla Connolly

    Well, folks, I did it. After months of pestering from avid gamer friends, a few cans of red bull, and an embarrassingly long Youtube playlist of tutorials, I finally finished playing “The Last Of Us.” I know, I know, the game has been out for five years, and, to this day, people continue to rave … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/what-the-last-of-us-taught-me-an-in-depth-analysis-of-naughty-dogs-smash-hit-game/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read