November 3rd – the day the entire United States has been anticipating for the past 4 years – has finally approached. On this week’s episode of What’s Poppin’, we dive into a more serious conversation involving the presidential election, and some of the anxieties we hold as many changes in our school environment have been made. DC police have been bolstering their security and most businesses have been boarding up their storefronts in preparation for unrest and rioting following the results of the election. Since it’s still the beginning of November, midterms have also been crushing GW students pretty hard. This week we sit down and cover some lighthearted topics to raise our spirits during these difficult times.
Amanda kicks off the news of the week starting with a review of Harry Styles’s latest music video, titled “Golden.” It was filmed throughout the streets and beaches of Italy during the pandemic. Given the simplicity of the video compared to the intricacy of the narrative exhibited in his video, “Adore You,” its evident that the video was a last minute call on behalf of his team. Regardless, fans couldn’t get enough of the visuals and charisma of the video, and have popularized the song even further. We dive in to a discussion about Harry’s exploration with his fashion in recent years, and his contribution to breaking gender roles. Commenting on the meaning of his latest album “Fine Line,” Harry discusses how he seeks to bend the fine line between the masculine and feminine – and this is visibly expressed through the evolution of his fashion. Compared to his One Direction era of sporting plain t shirts and black skinny jeans, Harry now experiments with vibrant and bold outfits. Arguably, the best of his accessories include his signature pearl necklace, painted nails, and chelsea boots.
In this episode, Amanda delivers a review of Ariana Grande’s latest album, titled “Positions.” Though Charlotte criticizes Ariana’s recent music, Amanda suggests a few songs on the album that are arguable the best, and that definitely deserve to be listened to: safety net, west wide, my hair, and motive!