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Ryan S. Kim

Crimson staff writer Ryan S. Kim can be reached at Ryan.kim@thecrimson.com.

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Grand Nationxl Still
Music

Grand Nationxl on Life as a Hip-Hop Collective

Grand Nationxl is a hip-hop and artist collective from the San Francisco Bay Area that intends to reshape music industry norms around empathy.

2gaudy
Music

Tampa Rapper 2Gaudy on Name Change, Converting SoundCloud Success

Following a brief contract with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s label, 20-year-old Tampa Bay rapper 2Gaudy is in the midst of a rebrand as an independent artist.

ANKHLEJOHN
Music

D.C. Rapper ANKHLEJOHN on Recent Come Up, Latest Collab Album with Da$H

In mid-July, a pair of bus-stop billboards featuring rapper ANKHLEJOHN’s face and name were installed at two locations in the artist’s hometown of Washington D.C.

No Label Academy
Music

Rapper IDK and No Label to Teach Music Course at Harvard for BIPOC Students

Applications for IDK’s No Label Academy went live in June. No musical or business experience is required, and students will be housed near campus during the course, which starts on Aug. 21.

D2x
Music

Chicago Rapper D2x on Latest Project 'The Color Blue,' Channeling Inspiration

With inspirations ranging from Earl Sweatshirt to Pablo Picasso’s “Blue Period,” Chicago rapper D2x is ready to have the world appreciate his art.

Sunset at CRLS Cambridge Street
City Politics

Missing Middle Housing Petition Seeks To Allow for More Multi-Family Housing Construction in Cambridge

A new affordable housing proposal, titled the "Missing Middle Housing Petition,” has ignited debate over the role of single-family homes in Cambridge.

City Hall File Photo
City Politics

Local Vaccine Supply Shortages Continue to Hamper Cambridge as Rollout Continues

Cambridge Chief Public Health Officer Claude Jacob said local vaccination efforts remain hampered by supply shortages, despite federally run sites having recently received more doses.

City Hall File Photo
City Politics

City Council Mourns Shooting Death of Cambridge Resident in Monday Meeting

The City Council marked the beginning of its Monday meeting with a moment of silence for Xavier Louis-Jacques, a 19-year-old Cambridge resident who was fatally shot Saturday morning near the Rindge baseball field and basketball courts.

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui
City Politics

With Cambridge’s Vaccine Supply Still Severely Limited, Mayor Acknowledges ‘Frustrations’ With Shortage

In an interview with The Crimson Friday, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui acknowledged residents’ and city leaders’ “frustration” over the limited supply of Covid-19 vaccines, which has hampered city distribution efforts.

Peach Tree Rascals
Music

Peach Tree Rascals on TikTok Virality, Debut EP

Peach Tree Rascals, a band originally from San Jose and now based in LA, intends to become a household name.

Cambridge Department of Public Health
City Politics

Despite Statewide Move to Phase 4, Cambridge Will Remain in Current Reopening Phase

Cambridge will remain in Phase Three of its reopening plan despite the state’s decision to move forward to Phase Four on March 22, Cambridge Chief Public Health Officer Claude Jacob announced Monday.

City Hall File Photo
City Politics

City Council Votes to Ban Tear Gas, Order Reinstating Indoor Dining Restrictions Fails

Tear gas has not been deployed in Cambridge since the 1970s, and while the Cambridge Police Department currently does not possess tear gas or authorize the use of it, the department does not explicitly ban it either.

City Hall File Photo
City Politics

Tension at City Hall as Council Discusses Tear Gas Ban

Several Cambridge city councilors said they were frustrated with the delayed response from the city’s legal department regarding a total tear gas ban at a Monday meeting.

Theodora Skeadas City Council
City Politics

College and Kennedy School Alumna Theodora Skeadas ’12 Announces Cambridge City Council Bid

Skeadas — who earned a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School in 2016 — considered a run in 2017 but opted instead to helm the successful council campaign for current Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui. Now launching her own candidacy, Skeadas said that her passion for organizing and for the city itself compelled her to run for office.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Cambridge City Council Advances Petition Proposing Investment in Affordable Housing, Infrastructure in Alewife

Cambridge City Council advanced a zoning amendment for the Alewife neighborhood to the next round of consideration and received yet another update on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout at a March 1 meeting.

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