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Review: Echosmith track a miss

Review: Echosmith track a miss

May 22, 2018

The newly released Echosmith song “Over My Head” is one you will want to get out of your head. Hit songs are rare and difficult for artists to produce. Artists aren’t able to make every song a hit...

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...

‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’: hidden gem of Netflix

‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’: hidden gem of Netflix

February 4, 2016

With Netflix offering over 4,000 TV shows and 9,000 movies for its users to stream, making it impossible for even a binge watching expert to view every reputable film and show that streams on the service....

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....

‘House of Cards’ series review

‘House of Cards’ series review

December 29, 2015

House of Cards, a Netflix original series about the dark side of politics, has caught the nation’s attention. According to Procera Networks, 10% of Netflix’s 30 million subscribers watched House...

‘Transparent’ season two premiere review

‘Transparent’ season two premiere review

December 16, 2015

After much critical acclaim from sources such as Vogue and The New York Times, Jill Soloway’s Transparent is returning for a second season. The show is a lighthearted comedy-drama with an embedded social messa...

‘Amazing Race’ review

‘Amazing Race’ review

December 11, 2015

27 seasons is a long time to be on television.  There are few shows that have maintained their spot on television for that long.  Especially a reality TV show.  Yet The Amazing Race has been airing on CBS since M...

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