March 9th, 2017

Holler Spring 2017 is here!

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February 27th, 2017

Music Mondays: 2/27

Soulfully Alternative: In our second edition of Music Mondays, check out these smooth, progressive R&B/Soul tracks with just the right amount of alternative sound.

1) “Electric (feat. Khalid)” by Alina Baraz

2) “Deep End” – Tarro Remix by THEY.

3) “Mona Lisa” by Monte Booker

4) “Better Give U Up” by FKJ

5) “Breathe Again” by Couros

6) “Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)” by Daniel Caesar

7) “Stoop So Low” by Alextbh

8) “Playing for You” by Joe Hertz

9) “Runner’s High” – Radio Edit by XamVolo

10) “Mad” by Solange

11) “Cave Me In” by Gallant

12) “Paradise (feat. Badbadnotgood & Sean Leon)” by Daniel Caesar

13) “Feel No Ways” by Drake

by Allie Goines

Illustration by Mar Alvarez

February 23rd, 2017

NYFW FW17: Photos from Photographers

During the event-filled and exciting week of NYFW, Hoot was able to send photographers (Grace Nkem, Caroline Wallis, and our very own Phoebe Jones) to attend and document shows from Anastasiia Ivanova, Leanne Marshall, Nicholas K, and Telfar. Take a look at some images that capture their experiences:

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February 22nd, 2017

CU Closets: Kea de Buretel

Name: Kea de Buretel 

College/Class year: Columbia College 2020

Major: Visual Art 

Campus involvements: WBAR, Postcrypt, CU Artist Society, Columbia Bartending, RatrockFull Story »

February 20th, 2017

NYFW FW17: Christian Siriano, Roumel6, Nicholas K, Laurence and Chico


Walking among the star-studded crowd at Christian Siriano was mildly overwhelming— and then the gowns came out. Glitzy, shimmering, flowing, perfectly fitted to each model perfecting, the show was jaw-dropping from the moment the first dress swept across the runway that had been set up in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. But most stunning of all was what the show represented. Here’s what I wrote on Instagram about it:

The @csiriano show was what fashion should be. Racially and body inclusive, POC on the runway and in the audience, celebrities also known for their activism AND it was all held in a ballroom at @theplazahotel!! My favorite moment, even with all the sparkly drool-worthy gowns, was the t-shirt that read “PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE,” which prompted claps and enthusiasm from the entire crowd. I have been wearing my Farsi nameplate necklace as an ode to my heritage as an Iranian and all of the former and current refugees in my life so this moment on the runway really related to the anxiety that I’ve been feeling in recent weeks. The reaction to this t-shirt was a reminder of the emphasis on inclusivity and diversity within creative communities and how these platforms can be used to make people feel accepted and at home. It was special to witness. Thanks @csiriano 💕 

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February 13th, 2017

Music Mondays: 2/13

Our first installment of Music Mondays:

2/13/17 Midterm Melodies- As midterms are fast approaching, we all need to slow down and take things one step at a time. Find your chill and take a well deserved break to discover new music.

1)  “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” by Sampha

2)  “Signal” by SOHN

3)  “Don’t Need U” by Astronomyy

4)  “Homegrown” by Haux

5)  “Redbone” by Childish Gambino

6)  “Coloring” by Kevin Garrett

7)  “Locket (RRReymundo Remix)” by Kilo Kish

8)  “Warm” by SG Lewis

9) ” Speak Easy (Robotaki Remix)” by Mansionair

10)  “Get Low” by James Vincent McMorrow

11)  “You” by Petit Biscuit

12)  “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl” by Wet

13)  “Pressure” by Milk & Bone

14)  “Beautiful Escape (feat. Zak Abel)” by Tom Misch

by Allie Goines

Illustration by Mar Alvarez

February 11th, 2017

NYFW FW17: Hakan Akkaya, Concept Korea, Telfar

My first show of the day was Hakan Akkaya. The all-black collection featured so many textures and shapes, the lack of color was not felt. Shiny, sheer, puffy, ruffled, and furry elements in the show added captivating variety and kept each piece interesting. Unexpected though, was the bizarre mix of, let’s say, levels of exposure. Some models were nearly naked while a few walked out in fashion-forward burqas, nothing but eyes and hands showing. But paired with thigh-high patent boots, even the burqas were sexed up. Overall, the show’s punk vibe came across as what someone who listed to a lot of blink-182 in high school might wear as an adult.
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January 25th, 2017

The Women’s March

After reading about the march from various news outlets and discussing it in different capacities and mediums, it has become clear that although the march ended late Saturday afternoon (where my friends and I were marching, they closed off the streets early because there were far more people in attendance than anticipated), the noise created by the crowds in D.C. has only gotten louder since.

“Powerful”; “cathartic”; “dissenting”; “offensive”; “radical”; the marches that took place in hundreds of American cities and over 30 countries around the world have been labeled and re-labeled tirelessly in the past few days. With how quickly we have passed judgment in one direction or the other, it is all too easy to dismiss the march and reduce it to an event, a demonstration, a fleeting moment in our nation’s history.

But whether you were there or not, it is important to come to your own conclusions; to not be afraid to discover and assert nuance, to dig for the truth (beyond “alternative facts”), and to deploy an authentic voice – that is to say, turning hashtags into letters and calls to state/local governments, no matter what you’re fighting for.

That being said, Hoot would like to share some images from the weekend, during which several of our editors participated in the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. and New York. We hope sharing this footage will convey our experiences and spark more conversations.


Photos by Mason Murray (CC ’20), Anisa Tavangar (Barnard ’18), Amy Ding (CC ’19), and Marie Li (CC ’19).

Video by Alyssa Gengos (CC ’20).

Story by Marie Li (CC ’19).

December 30th, 2016

The Fall/ Winter 2016 Issue is Here!

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December 5th, 2016

CU Closets: Abbie Kim


Name: Abbie Kim

College/Class year: Barnard Class of 2017

Major: Art History/ Athena Scholars

Campus involvements: CORE, Delta Gamma. Last year I took a gap year to work in with HVW8 Gallery in Berlin, LA, and a little here in NYC so I’m not completely back in the swing of school activities.

What are you wearing right now?

Long sleeve Kanye “TOUR” T-Shirt, pants, and Adidas.Full Story »

November 15th, 2016

An Interview with Princess Nokia

On November 10th, Barnard’s Bold Brilliant Beats brought together DJ Jody, Quay Dash, and Princess Nokia for a celebration of artists of non-dominant identities breaking traditional musical and social boundaries. Hoot caught up with Princess Nokia after the show to talk about sisterhood in the wake of recent social and political events.