So much is both lost and found in the name of red. Burning ardor, irresistible resentment, rosy tints of youth, inexplicable moments too perplexing for words—do not always knock into our hearts in a manageable, well-wrapped box of words. In fact, most emotions, occurrences, conflicts small or big—whichever incident that chooses to touch us deeply—are at times too phenomenal, outrageous or abrupt to be defined. They storm into us, shake us and vanish without notice, leaving a trail of nothing but an echo of flashing red waves.
The Granite Tower (GT)’s September issue is a compilation of the tales that either have or will paint the still-white canvas of the second semester red. The GT journalists have worked endlessly to bring to light every corner there is to such a color, stretching all the way from the bright shade of the color spectrum to its far, deep end. The issue looks into not only the loving face of humanity, but also the cost that comes along with greed enacted under the name of passion.
Risen with the unapologetic pursuit of one’s individuality, our Cover Story brought the kidult culture to the spotlight. Led by those unafraid to paint their worlds with bold colors, the kidult culture has kicked open a brand-new ocean for blossoming industries. Moreover, the power of humanitarian affection towards one another gave birth to a successful marketing strategy such as the RED campaign. Yet, the lack of one has also resulted in a tumultuous storm of social, political and environmental controversy.
While the stories have been kept to us, they have ignited the hearts of the GT journalists; but what was once ours will now be yours. In the hopes of lighting up your heart the same way, we share with you our voices and along with it our journey of discovering our own shades of red.