Modern-day metaphysical: The Ninth House

By Bellah Nelson/El Inde Over 50 years ago, Ann Stewart, a 47-year old teacher from Flowing Wells, Arizona, was fired for allegedly teaching witchcraft to her high school English students. Stewart had long ash-blonde hair and a widow’s peak—a V-shaped hairline that is passed on genetically. Her eyes were blueish-green and her favorite colors to…

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Paul Wildum’s wild mind

How impactful are music videos? Hollywood spares nothing for captivating content—the issue in a battle between Los Angeles music executives, the rappers they represent, and a man caught in the middle. By Amanda Squire/El Inde Disclaimer: This article contains explicit language and jargon in reference to music lyrics and quotations that emblematize aspects of the…

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Super service at the super salon

By Nicole Feltman Anisa was sweeping strands of hair from the floor in sync with the song No Scrubs by TLC which blasted from the salon’s speaker, echoing woman empowerment wall-to-wall. In came a customer with hand gestures that touched every bit of air in her vicinity, and a face that reflected her irritation. “Welcome…

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Local constable a symbol of hope

By Gabriella Cobian/El Inde When Kristen Randall was 18 years old, she lived at home in Monticello, New York, and had recently graduated from high school.  A few months prior, Randall’s parents suspected she was sexually active and an altercation followed soon after in which her father hit her. She assumes her parents found out…

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Everything she ever wished for

By Jacqueline Aguilar/El Inde It was a warm Friday morning when I met 31-year-old Kimberly J. Becker. I spent the last year conducting interviews via Zoom and meeting someone face-to-face was nerve-wracking. I think it was our decision to initially grab coffee that put me at ease because we related on something we both enjoy…

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