This article originally appeared in The Eagle's February 24 special edition.During a bright and sunny day on the quad last spring, a group of students began to sing a cappella, smiles spread across their faces.
For 87-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, art is medicine. Kusama is best known for her use of phallic shapes, dots, LED lights and mirrors in her artwork to create pieces that feel obsessive, hallucinatory and disorienting.
Over the past few weeks under President Donald Trump’s administration, Congress has introduced several bills to scale back efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency, and The White House has restricted communications between scientists and the media.
Students swayed from side to side as D.C. native rapper GoldLink electrified the crowd with his vibrant energy and poetic lyrics in the Tavern Saturday night during the Student Union Board and WVAU’s spring performance. Already well-established in the DMV music scene and recognized by leading producers like Kaytranada and Rick Rubin, GoldLink performed after local DJ Ayes Cold and rapper Ciscero -- who jumped right back on stage later to perform his newest hit, “Fall in Love,” with GoldLink.