Being the Storm

In her single “Hurricane” Halsey makes the point that she is a force to be reckoned with. She starts her song in a narrative sort of way in order to paint a picture of young adults (teens) being reckless and doing a variety of illegal things. This image is part of the persona Halsey portrays in her song. Not only is she a force to be reckoned with in terms of relationships, but she is someone who disregards the rules. When the pre-chorus comes, Halsey takes the song in a different direction. At this point, the tension builds as the lines “And there’s a storm you’re starting now” is repeated. In a sense, the listener is caught up in the storm of the song. Clearly, the person Halsey is singing to is beginning to realize that Halsey isn’t like other girls. As she sings the chorus, Halsey states her independence as she sings, “Don’t belong to no city, don’t belong to no man.” These lines reveal that while a “normal” relationship dynamic involved the man being in charge, Halsey is actually the one in charge. She takes the intended listener by surprise with her power and sense of self. The actual musical elements in this song also add to the effect. A lot of the sounds are repetitive and pull the listener into a kind of trance. While calming, the music is also unsettling in a sense. This only adds to the lyrics and the message Halsey is trying to get across. 



This image emphasizes the point that everyone should be included and treated as humans regardless of how they classify themselves in terms of gender. The image serves as what some might see as a warning or what others might see as a notification. The way it is viewed depends on how the viewer feels about other individuals who may not necessarily adhere to the prescribed definitions of male or female. The image also encourages students to be open to new things (in this case: sharing a bathroom) and help support/create an environment where everyone can be themselves. The image acknowledges that this idea is going to be new to some people and lets students know there is an option for privacy. Overall, the image is stating that the bathroom is for anyone and everyone regardless of how different people may feel, but it also gives those who are uneasy about a shared bathroom a sense of comfort in the option of locking the main door.


Shall property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”

Sentence Root: Property owned and used by the University of Georgia and its affiliations do not pay taxes in order to be able to afford said property.

Key Words: Property, owned, exempt, continue, costs, affordable
Analysis: The sentence here asks whether or not the property owned by the University System of Georgia should continue to not be taxed since the property is used by student housing and other groups affiliated with the school. The interesting thing about this sentence is the setup of the language. The question asks if something should “continue to be exempt,” which gives the sentence a negative connotation. The wording is structured to get people to vote a certain way. While there is some reasoning provided (“to keep costs affordable”) it comes at the very end. By this point in the sentence, the reader has likely already made up his or her mind. Moveover, the phrases “owned by the University System of Georgia” and “utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities” make the question sound impersonal since the University System of Georgia, providers, student housing, and other facilities are more of an idea than a tangible things. The more impersonal something sounds, the more likely a voter is to vote in a certain direction, or in this case, vote for the property to start being taxed.