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‘Black is King’ surpasses expectations

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Aiden Cullumber

October 11, 2020

Disney Plus has provided an opportunity to view Beyoncé's latest visual album, “Black is King,” an empowering celebration of Black and African culture. “Black is King” is a visual companion to Beyoncé’s album “The Lion King: The Gift,” which was used as the soundtrack to the live-a...

Travis Scott Meal lives up to the hype

Travis Scott Meal lives up to the hype

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

September 27, 2020

Within its first week of release, the Travis Scott Meal has received a lot of attention and hype. Challenges like the “you know why I’m here” on TikTok have exploded. Customers are going to drive-thrus and are playing Travis Scott’s song “Sicko Mode.” Because of this, I had to see what the h...

New release of ‘Mulan’ inspires

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Nora Hall

September 25, 2020

Ever since I saw the trailer of “Mulan” (2020) directed by Niki Caro, I have wanted to see the movie and see if it was as good as the 1998 cartoon version. I have mixed feelings with the results of the movie. The film is about a young woman named Mulan (Liu Yifei) in China. When the Huns start to invade China, ...

‘Gigaton’ brings new music to grunge fans

Gigaton album provides fresh perspective on modern grunge. This is Pearl Jam’s 11th studio album in 29 years.

Harris Keekley, Writer

June 4, 2020

After a long wait, Pearl Jam released a new studio album filled with political rage, angst and amazing songs. Although “Gigaton” is no “Ten”, the album has some great songs. For example, “Quick Escape,” “Who Ever Said” and “Seven O’ Clock.” This album is a nice breath of fre...

One of rock’s greatest albums syncs a classic movie

Pair the recording of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” with “The Wizard of Oz” starting at the third roar of the MGM lion.

Harris Keekley, Writer

June 4, 2020

What happens if you take one of rock's most famous albums and pair it with a classic movie like “The Wizard of Oz”, you get a sync that seems almost too accurate to have been accidental. If “The Dark Side of the Moon” is started right as the Metro Goldwyn-Mayer lion roars for the third time...

YouTubers newly released music turns out dull

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Izzy Kanne

May 21, 2020

As a fan of Gabbie Hanna’s YouTube channel, I was excited to stream her newest extended play (EP) “Bad Karma,” but after listening, I was left unsatisfied. In 2017, Hanna started releasing singles that showed great potential for a music career. Two years later she released her first EP “2WayMirror,”...

Movies about widespread disease provide parallels to COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) talks on the phone with someone amidst her research to understand the source of the flu-like disease spreading throughout the world. The movie

Ruthie Posada

May 20, 2020

With the current COVID-19 pandemic underway, several movies characterized by widespread infection have resurfaced as viewers compare and contrast the movies with our current situation. Two movies I’ve recently had the privilege to see are “Contagion” and “Outbreak,” both following doctors and scie...

‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ feels appropriate during pandemic hiatus

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Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 14, 2020

While listening to the radio one evening, I heard rumors that Drake was going to drop a mixtape at midnight. Sure enough, on May 1, “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” was available for me to listen to. Contrary to Drake’s usual style, “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” has a more gloomy, and sad feeling. Even with...

‘Never Have I Ever’ Netflix series is mediocre

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Noah Orloff

May 12, 2020

As I was missing the noisy halls of high school and the feeling of a real classroom, watching “Never Have I Ever” provided a reminder of the high school experience. Season one of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” details the journey of sophomore Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who is overcoming...

‘BLAME IT ON BABY’ electrifies

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Adam Gips

May 6, 2020

I had high expectations for DaBaby’s newest album because his single “FIND MY WAY,” which was released a couple of weeks before the album, was an instant hit. “BLAME IT ON BABY” exceeded my expectations, but it seemed very similar to his previous album “KIRK.” When I first listened to “BLAME IT ON BABY...

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