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Sign of the times…to come? Styles solo album a masterpiece

Sign of the times…to come? Styles solo album a masterpiece

Brooklyn Shaw, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Boy bands have captured the hearts of listeners globally for years, dating back to the Beatles first performance live television appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Then came the Monkees and the B...

Darling of the industry: Lydia Ainsworth

Darling of the industry: Lydia Ainsworth

Hayley Metz, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews, Showcase

String instruments and synthesizers are words not often used in the same sentence, let alone in the same song. Lydia Ainsworth, however, is working to integrate these contrasting styles with her new album,...

Is Jacob Sartorius the next big hit?

Is Jacob Sartorius the next big hit?

Elyse Schneider, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Social media today makes it incredibly easier to become famous. Kids, as young as 12, are charting on iTunes all the time - emerging artists like Cameron Dallas, Baby Ariel and Jacob Sartorius. Most of ...

“American Teen” struggles

Keyairah Sinclair, Associate Editor

April 25, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews

Khalid Robinson, the R&B singer from El Paso, California, released American Teen, his debut album, on March 3. The album is a celebration of Robinson's youth and chronicles his excitement for the future. Nine out of fifteen songs of American Teen are a disappointment - Khalid doesn't bring the originality that the public had a sneak peek of with "Location" before the album's release. Khalid rarely switches up the t...

Sheeran fans undivided; a review of ‘Divide’

Sheeran fans undivided; a review of ‘Divide’

Melissa Schill, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Ed Sheeran has always drawn from a personal place when creating and performing his music, but his new album Divide takes that same personal, intimate approach to another level. Each of the sixteen songs i...

La la for “La La Land”

La la for “La La Land”

Elyse Schneider, Staff Reporter

March 17, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Movies, Music, Showcase

Hollywood’s Golden Age brings to mind movies like Casablanca, Singin’ in The Rain, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s - movies that share a certain style. Movies of the Golden Age have a romantic feel to them,...

Vampire Weekend’s weak end?

Vampire Weekend’s weak end?

February 1, 2016

Vampire Weekend, one of the most prominent acts in alternative music, experienced a dramatic shift with Rostam Batmanglij announcing on Twitter that he would be leaving the band after 10 years. The an...

Review: 15 Albums for ’15

Review: 15 Albums for ’15

Taylor Railey, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2016

Filed under Features, Music, Reviews, Showcase

  1. Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop Music) - Courtney Barnett   Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett released her debut album in March....

Feminism infiltrates country music

Feminism infiltrates country music

Rachel Leman, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Music

Breakout country duo Maddie and Tae have released their first single, “Girl in a Country Song,” along with a video that draws attention to sex inequality in modern country music. “Basically, we wrote the song out of...

Vans Warped Tour 2015

Vans Warped Tour 2015

May 15, 2015

It’s the birthplace of the Next Big Things. The pilgrimage mecca for sk8r bois and riot gurrrls across the nation. It’s beautiful, it’s chaotic, it’s magic. It’s Vans Warped Tour 2015. The longe...

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