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Shawn Mendes releases a summer jam

Shawn Mendes releases a summer jam

Anna Drabik, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 11, 2019

Shawn Mendes and his team announced on April 30, 2019, that he would be appearing as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in May. As a result, rumors began to circulate around the internet of Mendes releasing new music before the show. Additionally, Mendes’s manager, Andrew Gertler, began to tease ...

Ariana Grande collaborates with Victoria Monét on “MONOPOLY”

Ariana Grande collaborates with Victoria Monét on “MONOPOLY”

Anna Drabik, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019

In January of this year, pop singer Ariana Grande introduced the world to “7 rings,” which has remained at number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart for eight straight weeks and is arguably the most controversial move of her career so far. The track garnered attention after Grande was accused of ...

Denzel Curry: The beginning of a G.O.A.T.

Denzel Curry: The beginning of a G.O.A.T.

Thomas Wolthers

March 13, 2019

Originating from Miami-Dade, Florida, a new generation of rappers have made a ruckus. One of which has shown true potential: Denzel “Zeltron” Curry. From the meme that originally boosted him to popularity, “Ultimate”, or his most recent, superb and innovative album Ta13oo, he has grown and ...

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy brings first-timers and frequent users a new experience

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy brings first-timers and frequent users a new experience

Izzy Todd, Reporter

February 4, 2019

Among the plethora of games released in 2018, Spyro Reignited Trilogy burst out of the gate with its colorful gameplay, reaching first place on the UK all-formats sales chart and also becoming the best-selling PlayStation 4 game in Australia in only its first week. Spyro the Dragon was a full 3D p...

A new look at Mozart’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

A new look at Mozart’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Luke Pascarelli, Reporter

January 15, 2019

We all know that Mozart wrote “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” but did you know that it was actually a 13-movement sonata? Oh, you didn’t? Well then you’re uncultured scum who feeds off of the defecation of artistic expression and historic significance. But do not fret! Very truly I tell you, the...

Little Mix celebrates feminism and body positivity on LM5

Little Mix celebrates feminism and body positivity on LM5

Anna Drabik, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 27, 2018

In the 2011 season of The X Factor UK, the women of Little Mix originally auditioned as solo artists. By the finale, however, the group was united as a girl group, while their chemistry earned them the win. After struggles with their record label and personal relationships, Little Mix was forced to gr...

Ariana Grande encourages love and gratitude on “thank u, next”

Ariana Grande encourages love and gratitude on “thank u, next”

Anna Drabik, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2018

It was only six months ago that contemporary, R&B, and pop artist Ariana Grande broke up with long-term boyfriend, Mac Miller, and was quickly swept off her feet by Saturday Night Live (SNL) star, Pete Davidson. The whirlwind engagement between Davidson and Grande did not last, with their split in Oc...

Little Mix looks to promote self-love on new promotional single

Little Mix looks to promote self-love on new promotional single

Anna Drabik, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2018

Last Aug., a twenty-second long clip of Little Mix lip-synching to an unreleased track from their upcoming album was posted on social media. We now know they were singing “Joan of Arc,” released as a promotional single on Nov. 2, 2018. The previewed snippet was of the first chorus where Jesy Nelson...

“Uncommon Valor” gives the listener goosebumps

“Uncommon Valor” gives the listener goosebumps

Thomas Wolthers, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Although the Vietnam War is oftentimes not touched upon in hip-hop, it is something R.A. the Rugged Man and Jedi Mind Tricks are not afraid of vividly describing. Throughout this four-minute track, numerous viewpoints are shown: such as the young man loving the war, the soldier crying to leave in thei...

Denzel is out for recognition with “Vengeance”

Denzel is out for recognition with “Vengeance”

Thomas Wolthers, Reporter

November 5, 2018

Denzel Curry’s, “Vengeance” recent music video from his three-act album, TA13OO, brings the heat and attention to the track. Featuring fellow rappers ZillaKami and JPEGMAFIA, Curry creates a high intensity, angry track, which flows perfectly together despite the beat being quieter than Curry’s ...

“Woman Like Me”: Little Mix collaborates with Nicki Minaj on new single

“Woman Like Me”: Little Mix collaborates with Nicki Minaj on new single

Anna Drabik, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2018

Though Little Mix said via Instagram that “Woman Like Me” is “all about celebrating incredible women in every shape and form,” was this collaboration as fabulous and celebratory as promised? The short answer; yes and no. On one hand, “Woman Like Me” features the worst production Little Mix has had s...

EARTHGANG: “Up” and floating in eccentric sound

EARTHGANG: “Up” and floating in eccentric sound

Thomas Wolthers, Reporter

November 2, 2018

Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot of EARTHGANG bring a happiness that can seep into the listener’s soul and heartfelt passion on their new track, “Up,” which was released Sept. 4, 2018. The lighthearted beat is sweet on the ears. A subtle hi-hat, occasional bass kick, and background vocals from Venu...

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