• The Dropout Issue
    August 2015 #19
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    • on the cover self-maker, sound artist, and selfie-royalty e. jane of scraaatch and #atmdata, photographed by eva wǒ.

    • bbymutha last month we interviewed tennessee rapper Brittnee Moore. read more.

    • sex in public hannah k gold on liminal space, exes, and that odd line between public fucks and private ones. read more

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    Crushed by the requirements of her athletic scholarship and seduced by the different world of Occupy, Sarah Rupp dropped out of UC Davis and moved to Oakland.

    Dance Floor out of Nothing

    by Sarah Rupp

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    How To Survive Camping Leigh Barton’s guide to glamping on a budget.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    22 People Shot and Injured in Argentina after Police Crackdown on Anti-Government Protests

    Meanwhile, a state of emergency declared in Macedonia in response to influx of Syrian and Afghan migrants, with riot police policing the border. In Mexico, the police murder of Jorge L. is followed by protests, with sticks and stones being thrown at government buildings.


    Cynthia Spencer dropped out of college after a hellish second year, when she was bullied and slut-shamed by her housemates at the feminist collective. Was she the villain or the victim? The thing about trauma is that you’ll never know.

    Sleeping My Way Out

    by Cynthia Spencer

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    August Cameos Part II Yulan Grant, Inga Hensing, and Anjum Mubarak Asharia talk about their style icons, trends that should’ve caught on, and the future.

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    Raised in the Mormon “Church of Latter-Day Saints” (LDS) and studying at an LDS-owned university, Brinley Froelich took psychedelics a month before graduating and decided to drop out. Then she went back.

    If Only I Stayed

    by Brinley Froelich


    I was raised to believe in the importance of an inquisitive mind and an openness to new ideas. My experience of education sometimes reflected this but more often did not. When I was asked to write PR proposals for solving BP’s oil spill crisis, I knew it was time to drop out.

    Dropping Out Before I Got Recruited

    by Ruby Brunton

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    Things I Learned from Living with a Boyfriend and a Bunch of Boys

    Learn to share your toiletries; once theirs run out, it’s onto the next ... and other life lessons from being a woman sharing space with a bunch of guys.

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    Shattered Dreams Joey LaBeija’s debut album is a glorious mix of merciless, melancholic contemplation and energetic peaks that melt you from within.

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    St. Louis Police Kill Another Black Teen, While the NYPD Has Been Spying on #BlackLivesMatter Protests

    On August 19, one year after the police murder of Kajieme Powell, St. Louis was once again set ablaze with rage after St. Louis cops murdered 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey.

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    Junglepussy chops kale and egos in music video for “Now or Later” off her forthcoming album Pregnant with Success.

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    When Kaila Philo lived in Barbados as a kid, she once fell in the gutter and was chased by the family bull on the same day. Sharing that story on first dates taught her a lot about the exotic fantasies of some white men.

    The Story I Tell on First Dates

    by Kaila Philo

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    On July 18, two thousand people gathered in Columbia, SC to confront a KKK rally at the state capitol. Five anonymous anarchists share their stories from that day.

    “Y’all Are Done”

    by – Anonymous


    How Yeezy helped me stay in school, ace my exams, and get over a breakup.

    “I Am a God”

    by Sofia Luu

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    The Biggest Threat to Our Quality of Life is Probably the Police

    One of the police’s main activities is harassing and arresting marginalized people in the name of enforcing laws against so-called “quality of life” crimes. This week, the cops showed that they themselves are probably the biggest threat to your quality of life.

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    “I first saw a picture of Jacob on a website which functions as a service for finding an incarcerated pen pal. The website is outdated but functional, and gives the option of sorting prisoner profiles by religion, astrological sign, and sexual preference.”


    by Anya Zaporozhchenko

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    Feed Me by Anwar Batte

    Let These Online Generators Write Nonsense for You

    From school papers to revolutionary manifestos to marketing copy, most of what we write is BS, so why not let computers do it for us?

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    August Cameos Part I We talked to Medha G., Ronika McClain, and H Kapp-Klote about their guilty pleasures, multiple intelligences, and what’s hanging in their closet these days.


    Kitty Our favorite young-woman-ennui rapper is releasing her first real album via Kickstarter.


    On the anniversary of the Watts rebellion in Los Angeles in 1965, Conor Tomás Reed gives us a throwback look at the freedom schools that made the undercurrent of the riot possible.

    Remembering the Watts Rebellion

    by Conor Tomás Reed

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    This Week in ACAB by Ash Jegroo

    “How many kids have you killed today?”

    This week, we witnessed the horrific ways that cops get away with shooting kids.

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    Post-Ferguson Mixtape by ANTAGONISMS features artists who in the past year released songs about police violence and fighting in the streets.

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    Letters by Tyler Reinhard

    To Be Young, Disaffected, and Black

    This is the Dropout Issue, where we tap our pencils, anxious for the bell to ring.

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