While most soundtracks are produced to underlay their respective films, the Shang-Chi soundtrack was made to accompany what the viewer sees on the screen. Each song was carefully curated to enhance the scene and is left lingering in the back of the viewer’s mind long after it has ended.
What has not disappeared are the struggles of students on campus as autumn continues marching forward into a looming winter. The darkness that sets in by 5 p.m. and finals on the horizon did little to bring up the spirits on campus; it can be difficult to remember to focus on yourself when so much is happening around you.
When the cottagecore aesthetic videos reached their peak on TikTok, I was beginning to explore fashion. I enjoyed the flowy, floral fabrics that often accompanied the aesthetic and began searching for clothes that matched. I found my fashion comfort zone wrapped in gauzy silks and sparkly jewelry, and for a few years, that was all I needed. But as time went on, my eye started to wander.
The following January, I received my acceptance to UNC-Chapel Hill. Everything was falling into place, just like I promised my mom. Less than a week before my acceptance, the first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in the United States.
It is no secret that Zendaya is an enigma in Hollywood. Fresh off of an Emmy win from this September, where she snagged the award for best lead actress in a drama series as Rue in the hit HBO show “Euphoria,” she has become not only a leader but a voice for positive change in her industry. But since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, many have been left wondering when they will see her on-screen again.