Umar Siddiqui

Hi, I am Umar Siddiqui. I am currently a student at the University of California, Riverside majoring in Media and Cultural Studies. My areas of interest in studies are mainly communications, journalism, media, and cultural/ social issues. My hobbies are anything Disney, music, creative writing, fashion, friends, social activism, etc. I am a very sociable person who is outgoing and opinionated; making my opinions known is important to me. I recently completed a fashion journalism short course online at the University of the Arts London's London College of Fashion. I am anticipating to graduate with my Bachelor's of Arts degree spring of 2017.

Today, in 1951, Catcher in the Rye by JD Sallinger was Published

Today, July 16, in year 1951, the novel, Catcher in the Rye, by author J.D. Sallinger, was published. I remember reading the book cover-to-cover in high school for a project and really finding it fun and insightful. The brilliant novel is still popular today, catering to readers timelessly. The reflective …

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Designer Olivier Rousteing and Balmain Spring 2017 Men’s Collection

In many of my classes so far, as a Media and Cultural Studies major, I have had the chance to explore the notion of a division of the world with Eastern and Western. This is an interdisciplinary notion and is also prevalent and existent in fashion. Growing up in a …

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Paul Hiffmeyer, Disney Photographer, Retiring at 70

  Disney is an iconic name in the United States and even worldwide. The enormously influential, tremendously successful conglomerate is often known for its prevalence worldwide, as it permeates new territories continually. Disneyland is the happiest place on earth! Every time I go to Disneyland, I make sure I take …

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Chris Evans and Jenny Slate Relationship Validated as they Appear together on the Red Carpet

Chris Evans and Jenny Slate Relationship Validated as they Appear together on the Red Carpet

There should not be any doubt that most, if not all, people know the name, Chris Evans. Probably best known now as Captain America, Steve Rogers, Chris Evans has acted in a myriad of romantic comedy movies as well, such as What’s Your Number, alongside Anna Faris, in 2009, and Not Another Teen Movie, alongside Jamie Pressly, in 2001...

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Electronic Rock Band Phantogram’s New Album, “Three” and Tour

Electronic Rock Band Phantogram's New Album, "Three" and Tour

Composed of Sarah Barthel on main vocals and keyboards and Josh Carter on some vocals and guitar, electronic rock band Phantogram recently announced new album “Three.” The album comes after other albums like “Eyelid Movies”, “Nightlife”, and “Voices.” Their electronic sound is complemented by hazy vocals and an invigorating, energetic, …

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Looking to Modify that Summer Wardrobe? AllSaints is always here!

Looking to Modify that Summer Wardrobe? AllSaints is always here!

AllSaints never seems to compromise on style for comfort, which is an impressive and prolific quality in fashion. Both are interwoven. AllSaints, delivering sophisticated looks, showcases its adaptability to the warm weather while not wavering from its usual style. Now that summer is lurking right around the corner, and warm …

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Singer-Songwriter BANKS to Release Her Second Album “B2” this Year

Singer-Songwriter BANKS to Release Her Second Album "B2" this Year

  27-year-old singer-songwriter Jillian Banks, better known as BANKS, released her first album, Goddess, in 2014. Her most successful song of the album and ever, “Beggin for Tread” featured a downcast and powerful voice in the style of dark indie, soft rock, alternative R&B, and was positively amazing. The singer, …

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Have Split

Two of Hollywood’s most charming people have broken up. He is a former boybander and now solo singer with an appealing look and mesmerizing voice, and she is a model with a stunning smile and remarkably gorgeous image. He is Zayn Malik and she is Gigi Hadid. The two have …

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