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‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

Megan Raatz

October 18, 2018


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Science and technology are ever-evolving and improving. We can now mend bones, recreate lost limbs, and replace faulty hearts, but there is something science has not been able to do yet: fix a broken mind. This is the scenario we are confronted with in Netflix's new colorfully nihilistic psychological drama,...

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Jenna Cook

October 16, 2018


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With the release of second studio album “Bambi,” Minnesota-based boyband Hippo Campus has diverged from their classic two guitars, one bass and drum kit sound. With the introduction of synths and other electronic sounds, the band has reinvented their sound while maintaining their style. The album opens...

Novel brings new antihero to life

Novel brings new antihero to life

Samantha Klepfer

October 13, 2018


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The newest installment in the DC Icons Series, “Catwoman: Soulstealer” is a riveting story of Catwoman’s takeover of Gotham City written by Sarah J. Maas. Batman is out of town, leaving Batwing to attempt to take over from his mentor. Selena Kyle, also known as Catwoman, enters Gotham City with a hid...

‘Bloom’ promises bright future for Troye Sivan

‘Bloom’ promises bright future for Troye Sivan

Isaac Wahl

October 11, 2018


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Troye Sivan's sophomore studio album release “Bloom” left me wanting more and provided a good taste of how the young artist has evolved and progressed as a musician. “Bloom” has a very cohesive sound, which was commendable. Sivan executed a listing of songs that stay in one sound but still sou...

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

Izzy Kanne

October 8, 2018


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With the recent addition to “The Conjuring” series, I was excited to see how “The Nun” would compare and complete previous plot holes of past movies. “The Nun” begins in what seems to be a dark or abandoned church and jumps straight into the disturbing plot. The film opens with two nuns ...

‘American Vandal’ goes beyond immature humor

‘American Vandal’ goes beyond immature humor

Abby Intveld

September 30, 2018


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Leading up to the release of season two, I was nervous that “American Vandal” wouldn’t live up to the success of its first season. But within the first five minutes of the show, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. “American Vandal” season two follows the student detectives Sam Ecklund (...

‘Kamikaze’ fires shots

‘Kamikaze’ fires shots

Maddie Schutte

September 29, 2018


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Eminem’s 10th and latest studio album “Kamikaze” is lost somewhere in between his original pump up sound with a powerful flow, and the latest electronic trap music style. Starting the record off with “The Ringer,” Eminem takes shots at current artists in the rap game and society. The tempo ...

America’s greatest boy band

America’s greatest boy band

David Bryant

September 24, 2018


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After the absolutely insane feat of recording and producing three albums in the span of one year under the Saturation Trilogy, American rap group and self-proclaimed boy band show no signs of slowing down upon the release of “Iridescence.” Brockhampton is a collective group of 13 artists, spanning a maj...

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

Kate Schneider

September 19, 2018


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Upon the release of Travis Scott’s latest album release “Astroworld,” anticipation is met through personal lyrics and noticeable features such as Drake and The Weeknd. Travis Scott’s well-balanced mix of contemporary and mainstream rap through the tracklist gives a smooth path of songs for ...

Concert highlights jazz, audience connection

Concert highlights jazz, audience connection

Evie Nelson

September 18, 2018


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When I went to my first concert ever, this past week, all expectations were off the table. Bruno Mars’s music was a common sound in my house for as long as I can remember. Now that I am older, having the chance to see him singing all of the songs that I grew up with was unimaginable. The concer...

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

Jenna Cook

September 4, 2018


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Following the tragic suicide bombing at one of her concerts last May 22, Ariana Grande put on a charity concert in memoriam of the victims. She has also performed at political events such as the March for Our Lives. Despite the traumatic experience, Grande has been hard at work on new music. “Sweetener” give...

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

Tjessa Arradondo

September 3, 2018


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Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, “Queen” brings out both old and new trap style vibes with tracks that deserve much needed hype. The Trinidadian-born rapper introduces part of her Carribean roots through songs such as “Ganja Burns,” which perfectly combines with Minaj’s traditional rap rhyt...

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