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Released Mar. 12, 2021, '-R-' is Rosé's first single album, containing title track

Ranking Rosé’s performance outfits: Part Two

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 21, 2021

Fashion has always been ingrained in K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s reputation. With the girls being ambassadors for several luxury brands and even the outfits they wear to the airport being carefully...

Released Mar. 12, 2021, '-R-' is Rosé's first single album, containing title track

Ranking Rosé’s performance outfits: Part One

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 20, 2021

Fashion has always been ingrained in K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s reputation. With the girls being ambassadors for several luxury brands and even the outfits they wear to the airport being carefully...

Released Nov. 20, 2020, 'BE' is the group's fifth album to reach number one on the Billboard 200, making them the fastest group to achieve five chart-topping albums in the U.S. since The Beatles. They also joined Taylor Swift as the only artists to top the Billboard 100 and 200 simultaneously immediately upon release.

‘BE’: BTS comes out with a heart-warming album

Jenni Gurung, Reporter
February 9, 2021

BTS: They’re the most popular boy group in the world.  They started out small; struggling to survive the competitive world of Korean-pop (K-pop). Now they are the biggest boy group in the world with...

All of these comebacks occurred during the month of January.

Reviewing recent K-pop comebacks

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 1, 2021

Welcome to 2021! While 2020 was a rough year in so many ways, the music was still pretty good. Thankfully, 2021 is already shaping up to be a better year in every way, including new music. So, let’s...

'I Burn,' released Jan. 11, 2021, is (G)I-DLE's fourth mini-album and first comeback in 2021.

(G)I-DLE come back better than ever with ‘I Burn’

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 25, 2021

(G)I-DLE are one of the most unique K-pop groups in the industry right now.  Not only do each of their releases eloquently explore different genres, highlight their impeccable vocals and showcase incredible...

Photo credits:
Top row (left to right): Ashton Irwin (via YouTube) and Randy Holmes (Getty Images).
Bottom row: Live Nation, Columbia Records, and Lindsey Byrnes.

My 9 favorite albums of 2020

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 27, 2020

As the end of the year approached, the panic set in.  I am extremely indecisive. When I have to make a decision, I can spend hours contemplating my choice, and then, hours wondering if I made the right...

Photo credits: 
Top row (left to right): Red Bull Records, Lindsey Byrnes, Columbia Records, and Ashton Irwin (via YouTube).
Bottom row: Tim Walker, JYP Entertainment, and Beth Garrabrant.

My 15 favorite songs of 2020

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 26, 2020

According to most criteria, 2020 has been an awful year, and that’s not an opinion, but a universally agreed-upon fact. We experienced the unfortunate loss of several key figures (such as Chadwick Boseman,...

12 Must-watch Christmas movies for this holiday season

12 Must-watch Christmas movies for this holiday season

Makenna True, Reporter
December 21, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. As the lights get strung, trees go up and snow begins to fall, the holiday season is officially in full swing. Whether you’re spending your days shopping,...

Taking a look back at 2020's fourth quarter

Taking a look back at 2020’s fourth quarter

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 20, 2020

From Ariana Grande somewhat-surprise dropping her sixth album to BLACKPINK’s long-awaited first album, quarter four has been a busy three months for music. Thus, I’d like to take a quick look back...

(From left to right) James, Logan, Carlos and Kendall pose for a group photo. While Nov. 28, 2009, is BTR's anniversary, the group's debut, self-titled album wasn't released until Oct. of the following year.

Big Time Ranking: Big Time Rush’s 11 greatest hits

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 28, 2020

On this date, exactly 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2009, Big Time Rush (the TV show) premiered to an audience of 3.6 million viewers. The hour-long pilot episode, “Big Time Audition,” served as a preview...

TWICE pose for the cover of 'Eyes wide open.' The top row, from left to right, is composed of Tzuyu, Chaeyoung, Jeongyeon, Nayeon, Jihyo and Momo. The bottom row, from left to right, is composed of Dahyun, Mina and Sana.

Ranking every song on TWICE’s sophomore album

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 16, 2020

Since their debut in 2015, K-pop girl group TWICE has become an international sensation. Originally known for their girly-cute concept, for which they saw massive success with “Cheer Up” and “TT,”...

Irwin emerges from a green pool as the cover artwork of 'Superbloom.' The album was released Oct. 23, 2020, and has ten tracks.

Ashton Irwin’s solo career sprouts with ‘Superbloom’

Anna Drabik, Executive Arts and Entertainment Editor
November 7, 2020

Never in my life did I expect to watch drummer Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) smoke a blunt on Instagram Live as he celebrated the release of his first solo album, but here we are. Honestly...

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