Written By: Ruby Marrujo

Lake Cachuma Los Padres National Forest

As the coxswain can be seen looking down a row of eight long-limbed beings; uncoordinated, unsure of their tall stature and place amongst each other. The announcement for alignment at the start of the race can be heard; followed by a countdown of the race contestants. Nervous movement and excited energy hovers. An arm goes up, silence stills over the water as the span of eight boats are called to row. As the start sequence is called by the coxswain, the crew dials into the lone voice of the coxswain attentive and awaiting the commands. Pry……

Written by: Jamie Osuna, Celine Pun, J Matteo Wharton, Ruby Marrujo

Colored photograph by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DG. Violet Grohl, Dave Grohl, Beck, St. Vincent, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear perform onstage during The Art of Elysium and We are Here Present Heaven is Rock and Roll at Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 4, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Colored photograph by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DG. Violet Grohl, Dave Grohl, Beck, St. Vincent, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear perform onstage during The Art of Elysium and We are Here Present Heaven is Rock and Roll at Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 4, 2020 in Los Angeles.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DG. Violet Grohl, Dave Grohl, Beck, St. Vincent, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear perform onstage during The Art of Elysium and We are Here Present Heaven is Rock and Roll at Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 4, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Do you even like Nirvana?

Nope. Not even a little.

I I mean, I don’t skip “Come As You Are” when it comes on the radio. But somehow I’m almost 100% certain that answer won’t suffice for the person assessing whether I’m worthy of wearing the Nirvana shirt I purchased from Forever 21 three years ago.

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