The Chant

Ren Lloyd

Ren Lloyd

Ren Lloyd, a senior at NC, Opinions editor, and a long time member of The Chant enjoys writing and learning about current events as well as movie binging and music. She hopes to make people think about topics that are rarely addressed in society and talk about the things she enjoys most in life. Her favorite subjects to learn about include Language Arts and History and she runs for the NCHS track team.

Music is a huge part of Lloyd’s life. Her favorite genres include Hip Hop, rap, R&B, indie, and much more. Lloyd loves spending time in her room, at the park, and with her close family. She loves to help the impoverished and strives to inspire people who didn’t grow up in a privileged community. She loves to go to arcades, theme parks, small shops, and Little 5 Points in Atlanta. Lloyd enjoys watching Netflix, playing piano, and exercising as well. Her family supports her in every decision she makes and she loves them dearly.

Lloyd plans on using her Journalism class to attend college and become a writer for a news publication or write stories for a news network. She loves writing and uses The Chant as an outlet to talk about current issues and express her feelings to not only her classmates, but her community as a whole. When she graduates , she hopes to leave a huge mark on her Opinions page, her publication, and NCHS as a whole. 

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As diffusion and globalization occur worldwide, cultures continuously spread as well. A piece of clothing that originated in Colombia could easily make its way to the Philippines and vice versa. However, this spread caused controversy on who should and should not participate in another ethnicity’s culture.

Pirating the POCs

April 19, 2022

This years Super Bowl will unquestionably make the headlines. Not only will viewers see the Bengals and the Rams fight to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but viewers can expect to see a quintet of hip hop legends. Eminem, Dr.Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg will perform in the Super Bowl halftime show this February.

Stars in the stadium

February 8, 2022
For years women with ethnic hair faced discrimination for their hair type and texture. From relaxers to box braids, the hair standards certainly changed with the times. However the lack of ethnic hair representation remains somewhat unchanged.

Representing the Roots 

December 13, 2021
Earlier this year, Kanye West released his album, “Donda”, dedicated to his mom, but this time he took the term “Donda” to a whole new level. In October, the “jack of all trades” announced his new school, Donda Academy. From academics to sports, Donda Academy will offer students a free quality education with a multitude of extra benefits

Donda’s Return 

November 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forced people to stay inside and watch movies from home. However, as vaccines continue to produce positive results, movie theaters open back up. This fall people can expect to see tons of movies to enjoy with family and friends.

Flicks for fall

October 15, 2021
20 years ago the world lost one of the most talented artists of its time. The Queen of Urban Pop, formally known as Aaliyah, passed away leaving a huge legacy and record-breaking music behind. However, she finally returned when her label, Blackground Records, decided to release her hit sophomore album, “One in a Million”.

Aaliyah makes a comeback

September 11, 2021
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Quarantined for Halloween?

September 28, 2020
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