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Crave Chronicles: Episode Two – Wing Stop v. Buffalo Wild Wings [video]

May 21, 2020

In the second episode of Crave Chronicles, Jessalyn Baer, Jaxon Creasey, and Olivia Plangger compare wings from Wing Stop and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Top 10 underrated Taylor Swift tracks

Top 10 underrated Taylor Swift tracks

March 21, 2020

Taylor Swift has become one of the most loved and hated artists to dominate the music industry. Those who are unfamiliar or unwilling to accept the artist’s success have tried to drag her down, but most - if not all - have been left unsuccessful. In 2009, Kanye West famously interrupted Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards....

Quality over popularity: 2019’s most notable albums

Igor is Tyler the Creator's sixth studio album, written and produced in such a way that pushes the album beyond hip hops usual boundaries.

Aidan Beigie, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

At 18-years-old, pop artist Billie Eilish was awarded five Grammy awards, including Best Album and Best New Artist.  While  Eilish is deserving of recognition, it is important to remember that When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? was not the artist's first album. Three years ago, Eilish released her debut pop record - Don't Smile at Me. ...

Crave Chronicles: Episode One – Dunkin’ Donuts v. Krispy Kreme [video]

February 8, 2020

In the premiere episode of Crave Chronicles, Jessalyn Baer, Jaxon Creasey, and Olivia Plangger compare Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts chocolate glazed donuts.

Styles’ new album ‘Lights Up’ the music industry

Harry Styles released his sophomore solo album through Columbia Records on December 13, 2019.

Charlotte Calmes, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Harry Styles has been keeping a low profile in the music industry since his first solo album Harry Styles debuted in 2017 and his concert tour “Harry Styles: Live On Tour” came to a close in 2018.  When the artist took a hiatus from social media in July of 2018, millions of fans were desperate for something - anything - even just a sign of ...

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, and Echosmith is no exception. This release fails to recapture the successful pop sound Echosmith achieved with their 2013 debut track "Cool Kids." ...

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

Rolling Stone writes that Harry Styles solo album

Brooklyn Shaw, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017

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 Beach Boys and Jackson 5. Boy bands, with their choreographed dance moves, matching outfits, and enticing and complimentary vocals, always provide somethin...

Darling of the industry: Lydia Ainsworth

Ainsworth's Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music composition paid off as she was named Emerging Artist by the Canada Council in 2008.

Hayley Metz, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2017

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, Darling of the Afterglow. From just the first few seconds of the album, released on March  31, a clear difference can be heard.  The Toronto-...

Is Jacob Sartorius the next big hit?

Jacob Sartorius is described on his official website as

Elyse Schneider, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2017

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 these young stars are the product of YouTube, Vine, Musical.ly, or Instagram. Social media creates a stage for these performers to find their audience...

“American Teen” struggles

Keyairah Sinclair, Associate Editor

April 25, 2017

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 tempo, sound or rhythms, making the songs seem redundant. In terms of instrumentation and arrangement - the album is flawed. There are redeeming qualiti...

Sheeran fans undivided; a review of ‘Divide’

Sheeran fans undivided; a review of 'Divide'

Melissa Schill, Editor in Chief

April 12, 2017

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 in Sheeran’s album puts a piece of his culture and past in the spotlight. Every song on the album has a clear story that relates to part of Sh...

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