One cannot simply hear a Queen song and get it out of their heads. However, the iconic rock band was not always unforgettable. As their new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody shows, they started out a little rough around the edges. “What makes Queen any different from all of the other wannabe rockstars I meet?” the manager of Queen, John Reid (played in the movie by Aiden Gillen) asked when he met the band at the beginning of their career. Queen’s front man answered, “We’re four misfits who don’t belong together; we’re playing for the other misfits. They’re the outcasts, right at the back of the room.Read More →

Despite the colder weather, traveling has managed to remain a favorite tradition during the Autumn and Winter months. With chilling weather conditions there comes a certain level of danger. When traveling during this season, expect the unexpected. According to data conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety and the Auto Insurance Center, wintry weather conditions have killed over 4,000 Americans in car accidents. Mudslides, flooding, falling trees and power lines, black ice, and blizzard conditions can be some of the types of severe weather encountered as the weather becomes freezing. Don’t be one of those caught off guard. Here are some tips on how toRead More →

Editor’s Note: The Mainstream staff normally don’t share their own stories, but the topic of homelessness is so personal and so closely related to identity that this story must be told. Homelessness can happen in a heartbeat, sometimes to those who least expect it. It’s not only about what the movies and TV shows portray: mental illness, substance abuse, dirt, and skittish nights under bridges. It is people who have given up everything to serve their country, single mothers who vow their babies will have a better life than they had, and young dreamers who hope to one day help make the world a betterRead More →

Birds are chirping from a large pine tree as the sun steams the air outside Anne’s window. She listens to students chatting during a volleyball game on the lawn in a kind of joyous symphony. But this isn’t a happy spring day for Anne. Negative thoughts in her head rise and fall like a tidal wave. She can’t escape an ever-present darkness that seeps into her mind, never giving her a moment of rest. Close to 60 percent of college students, Anne suffers from debilitating anxiety and depression. “It all became too much,” she says. “I had to take the rest of the term off,Read More →