Edgy With a Pop of Fun
Edgy With a Pop of Fun

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How Sex Can Empower You
How Sex Can Empower You

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The Masks We Wear - Sham

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A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Archelle Thelemaque

With utmost gratitude,

Archelle Thelemaque
Charcoal Magazine Editor-in-Chief, 2019-2021

A Self Portrait on Anxiety

Mansi Maddi

The world around me is haywire.

An Ode to Fit Pics

Armand Manoukian

Armand John Manoukian is a senior earning a dual degree in journalism and political science. While most of his experience is in political journalism, his big passion project is Clout Chasing, a fashion podcast he hosts with his good friend Carter Farnsworth. Through Clout Chasing, he's discovered a love for clothing and the people who make it.

Armenia

Armand Manoukian

Artsakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, is Armenian, just like me. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, the 1,700 square mile region, which was 95% indigenously Armenian at the time, was included within Azerbaijan’s borders.

Artist Spotlight, Brent Faiyaz

Charcoal Magazine

You know him, you love him.

Artist Spotlight, Helado Negro

Charcoal Magazine

40-year-old Helado Negro’s melodic grooves are just as gentle as the musician’s soft smile :,)

Artist Spotlight, Room 25 Review

Archelle Thelemaque

Painfully vulnerable with pounding, power-packed lyrics, Noname’s sophomore album arrived in 2018 but rather than mirror a sweet infant’s lullaby like her first, Room 25 is a diary filled with the confessions of a 27-year-old woman, formerly Noname Gypsy, but now just Noname, as she confronts her life and world.

Capturing Moments, Ideas, and Spaces

Ramsey Khalifeh

Ramsey Khalifeh is a student in the College of Communications ‘23. Ramsey is originally from Lebanon but has spent most of life living in many Middle Eastern countries before coming to Boston for college.

Clothing from the Heart

Chike Asuzu

Ivan Reyes, creator of the Basilica fashion brand, took some time with Charcoal’s, Chike Asuzu, to explore how his quarantine pastime morphed into a sense of community he has always sought after. Ivan opens up about the inspirations behind Basilica, the cultural significance it has for him and his Mexican-American upbringing, and the little moments that have made it all worth it.

Comfort Food

Charcoal Magazine

Hear about the different delicious delicacies that make so many of us feel at home.

Drawing Outside the Lines

Chike Asuzu

A Q&A with BU artist Quiyuhong Lu, exploring how their worldly and cultural experiences have influenced what their art means to them.

Edgy with a Pop of Fun

Stella Ikuzwe

Ria Wang is a BU student who describes her style as “edgy with a pop of fun.” Ria spoke with Charcoal’s Stella Ikuzwe about her inspirations, style evolution, closet staples, and her hopes for the future of the fashion industry.