Stars Come Together for the Met Gala!

On Monday, May 4, stars of music, film, television, and fashion (and the category Kim Kardashian falls under) came together for fashion’s biggest night in New York City: the Met Gala. This year’s theme was China: Through the Looking Glass. And though some celebrities did not come close, others certainly looked the part.

 Anna Wintour, overseer of the fundraising event, which supports the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, set out one rule for the night that many would find difficult not to break because the world seems to revolve around them, and that is ‘selfies.’ No selfies were allowed in order to maintain guests’ security and enjoyment of the event, according to some reports.

Still, celebrities showed out on their twitter and instagram. Some of the jaw dropping moments included Rihanna, who walked the red carpet in an interesting yet grand yellow gown courtesy of Guo Pei Haute Couture. Fans immediately took to social media to create memes of the Barbadian beauty’s look. Egg anyone? And few like Beyoncé who wowed in Givenchy, and Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli, left little to the imagination as the two sparkled their way through.

Other favorites were Sarah Jessica Parker who was also the target of hilarious memes thanks to her headwear. And Jennifer Lopez did not disappoint in Versace. But let’s not forget about the men! Solo or not, the guys exuded confidence and sex appeal such as Actor Michael B. Jordan in Dolce & Gabbana and Justin Bieber rocking a Balmain blazer.

Overall, fashion was the talk of the night, unlike last year’s met ball. One word: elevator.

Spotlight: Hillary Clinton

Shiny S. Patel
General Sections Editor

The Clinton in the spotlight right now: Hillary Clinton is in the running to be the next President of the United States of America.
As former U.S. Secretary of State, New York State Senator, and former First Lady, Clinton seems to have the experience needed in order to win the upcoming election for 2016. Additionally, her promising knowledge of law and activism add to her accountability as a potential president.
Clinton shows interest in the eradication of corruption in government, starting with the campaigning process.
She seeks to reduce the amount of money that is involved in the election process through a constitutional amendment. The inclusion of this amendment would prevent the corruption that occurs in American politics. Since funding plays a huge role in how the results of any election turn out, Clinton believes that the expulsion of unaccountable money out of politics would help the elections move towards a fairer and more accurate election. However, Clinton herself receives funding from super-PACs “Ready for Hillary” and “Priorities U.S.A”. SMLXL

Other policy stances include her changed beliefs on same-sex marriages: within the first few days of her election, Clinton announced her beliefs in same-sex marriage equality under the law, which is a change from previous policies she supported.
Her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, backed up a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in which openly gay men and women could not serve in the U.S. military.
Furthermore, Hillary served as First Lady when Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, refusing to acknowledge same-sex marriages under the federal court.
Seemingly, her views have gotten more liberal as the election continued. As a Democratic candidate, it makes sense when hearing about the issues she plans on tackling. These issues include raising wages, reforming immigration laws, and even attaching her name to the Affordable Care Act. Healthcare has always been a crucial interest for Clinton.
As President, Clinton claims to seek to allow people to go across states for cheaper insurance and make prescription drugs less expensive.
She talks about climate change briefly in her campaign, although without expressing much depth. Environmentalists have been waiting for climate change to be a forefront topic in presidential elections.
Hillary’s lack of specificity in her policy regarding the environment will not be in her favor through the eyes of the environmentalists.
With strong candidates at her opposition, it will be interesting to see how Hillary Clinton does in 2016 running for presidency.


#Waka2016 has to wait until 2024

Jordan A. Sprogis
Juaquin James Malphurs, better known as Waka Flocka Flame, announced in a Rolling Stone interview on April 20 that he would be running for president.
“I’m very pleased to announce today on 4/20, the best day of the year, I will be running for president,” he said before he rolled a blunt. “The first thing I’m going to do when I get in office is legalize marijuana.”
He stayed true to a tweet that he posted back in 2012:


Waka Flocka even released a campaign video to explain his main points (besides his priority of legalizing marijuana), where he wants to ban dogs from restaurants: “I don’t wanna see no f— animal in a restaurant”; ban people with big feet from walking in public: “anyone who got feet over size 13 cannot walk in public no more”; and have the youth memorize his lyrics: “we gonna teach the kids more reality skills and they gotta learn my lyrics.” 
Needless to say, the Internet went wild after Waka Flocka announced his running for presidency.
The potential commander-in-chief even changed his picture on his Twitter account (@WakaFlockabsm), to a picture whose style resembles Obama’s 2008 “Hope” campaign poster. 
Though many people expressed that they would vote for him in the 2016 election, Waka Flocka can’t actually run because he’s only 28 and has to be at least 35 years old. 
Maybe he’ll have better luck in 2024. 
Watch the campaign video: