Around the World

 
In an ever-changing cultural, social, and ecological climate, it’s important to stay in-the-know on global affairs. At Hype Galore, we’re keeping you up to date with the most interesting international talking points.

Three Hijab-Wearing School Girls Are Defying Stereotypes Through Heavy Metal

In a religious neighborhood in the West Java region of Indonesia, three young schoolgirls of a conservative background are breaking preconceived notions of who can be in a heavy metal band. Performing under the name The Voice of Baceprot, you can hear them shredding through the most popular venues across the country. Encouraged by a guidance counselor at an all-girls Muslim school, Firdda Kurnia, Eusi Siti Aisyah, and Widi Rahmawati were played music from System of a Down and haven't looked back since.
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A Retail Apocalypse: The Iconic Brands We Love That Are Saying Farewell To Branches in 2020

For many of these flagship brands, it feels like they've been around since the beginning of time. With their distinctive logos, they now hold a nostalgic place in retail history. We've grown up with them, strolled through their stores, savored their food and thought they would be with us forever. That was until we heard about the biggest phenomenon to hit these stores in modern times, the retail apocalypse. So, you better hurry up before they're gone, these brands are set to close more stores in 2020.
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A Look Inside the Most Popular Air Bnb and How This Humble Home Became Such a Tourist Hot Spot

People are always on the hunt for a new and unique spot to spend a short stay on vacation. Thanks to Hype Galore, you may have just found that exact location! Hopping over to the marketplace site of Air Bnb, we have discovered the story of the most popular habitat on the entire website. It's safe to say, this cabin is anything but ordinary! Just make sure you book far in advance if you like the sounds of chilling at this Silicon Valley hotspot.
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Only in New York: Unusual Big Apple Moments That Perfectly Capture Why We All Love NYC

You can be sure that weird things happen all the time in the city that never sleeps. Luckily for us, some of those moments have been captured by locals and tourists alike. Take a look at some of the funny and unique occurrences that take place in the Big City. One thing's for sure - expect the unexpected. Whether you've only encountered New York through Film and TV or you're a neighborhood local, these instances are sure to leave you scratching your head. But that's all part of the charm behind the Big Apple. Feel the spirit of NYC and find out what makes this place so one of a kind.
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What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?: Photo Series Encourages Refugee Children to Pursue Their Dreams

Vincent Tremeau is a photographer like no other. This man's remarkable imaged are used to spark global change to humanistic issues, and we couldn't commend his hard work enough! One of the cameraman's biggest projects is named the "One Day, I Will" mission. In an attempt to get refugee children looking at life more positively, he captures these children dressed up for their desired profession. Here's a look at the impact his photographs have made over time.
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Mad Max Fans Rejoice! Wasteland Weekend is the Biggest Post-apocalyptic Festival You’ve Been Waiting for

If you were a fan of the five-part Mad Max movie franchise, you're going to love this! Situated in the heart of California's Mojave Desert is a festival like no other; the Wasteland Weekend. This festivity allows fans of the post-apocalyptic movies to join together, put on their best costumes and watch some epic car chases. Hype Galore has explored all ins and outs of this fascinating event.
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A Look Inside the Revolutionary Kenyan Village Where Women Rule

Deep in the heart of Kenya, there's a radical village where women are in charge, and men are banned. The Umoja village has established itself as a safe haven for women subjected to unjust treatment, such as violence and forced marriage. Unfortunately, assault is not uncommon with 95% of women in Samburu being at risk of domestic violence. Read about this extraordinary safe haven for Kenyan women, founded in 1990 by 15 survivors of abuse.
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