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The Chainsmokers and writing about youth

The Chainsmokers and writing about youth

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
6 days ago
Filed under Entertainment

I’ve been sitting on electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers’ “Memories…Do Not Open” since it came out on April 7. I’ve been listening, contemplating and trying to comprehend how I ended up in this incredibly painful situation. I remember pitching the idea to write a review on this album...

Review: 13 Reasons Why

Review: 13 Reasons Why

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

“13 Reasons Why” made its Netflix debut March 31, and if you’re anything like me, you finished all 13 episodes promptly. I am all but ashamed to say that I binge watched the entire season in a single weekend. A series like this deserves a devoted binger like myself to dissect this all too real p...

Review: ‘You Had Me At Goodbye’

Review: ‘You Had Me At Goodbye’

Natalie McMahon, Staff writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Samantha Crain, American singer and songwriter, has put out her fifth album under the name “You Had Me At Goodbye.” She’s toured with Neutral Milk Hotel, First Aid Kit, the Avett Brothers and several other bands. She features a lot of layers and sonic textures in her work, but her folk rock an...

Review: ‘Green Light and Liability’

Review: ‘Green Light and Liability’

Christine Odwesso, Staff writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

  Ella Yelich O'Connor, more commonly known as Lorde, first introduced herself to the world with the release of her single “Royals.”  She made a name for herself by critiquing pop culture and its themes of money, power and glory that most listeners can’t really relate to. The best par...

Review: ‘Don’t Take The Money’

Review: ‘Don’t Take The Money’

Felix Kalvesmaki, Commentary editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

After three years without any new material, the Brooklyn-based indie pop project Bleachers released the debut single from their upcoming sophomore effort. “Don’t Take The Money” is an easygoing, ascending ode to intimate moments and late night conversations, with the familiar ‘80s charm and b...

Review: ‘More Life’

Review: ‘More Life’

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

“More Life” is the most recent album from rap artist Drake, the 10th album he has released that was available on iTunes. However, Drake said that “More Life” was not an album, but a playlist built by him. The album starts with one of the more popular songs “Free Smoke,” which starts off...

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

Before seeing the “Beauty and the Beast,” I didn’t really understand all the hype surrounding it. It’s just retelling the same old story, right? Dead wrong. This live-action remake of the “tale as old as time” succeeds in accurate retelling while adding more depth and backstory to the char...

Review: ‘HNDRXX’

Review: ‘HNDRXX’

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

With the second project in two weeks, Future delivers yet another top selling album but this time with a different tone. Future had only two features on “HNDRXX”: The Weeknd and Rihanna. Future backed away from his usual trap-style music and went for a more modern pop sound. He focused more on...

‘Logan’ and the death of a friend

‘Logan’ and the death of a friend

Julia Zaksek, Jr. managing editor
March 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Although everything I wear and decorate my room with bears the resemblance of some superhero, my infatuation, and often obsession, with spandex-clad vigilantes began with an old cartoon, X-Men. One cheesy, brightly colored episode, and at age 10 I was madly in love with one grumpy, jumpsuit-wearing h...

Review: “The Lego Batman Movie”

Review: “The Lego Batman Movie”

Audrey Vieira, Staff writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Following the success of toy commercial turned successful franchise “The Lego Movie” in 2014, the Lego Batman spinoff  has graced movie screens and even beat out “Fifty Shades Darker” at  the box office. Despite being product placement for Lego’s DC toys, “The Lego Batman Movie” has the h...

Review: ‘Prisoner’

Review: ‘Prisoner’

Astrid Souto, Staff writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams released his 16th studio album on Feb. 17. Now recovering from his devastating divorce from American singer, songwriter and actress Mandy Moore, audiences anticipated “Prisoner” to replicate the same ‘80s heartbreak style Adams has portrayed for years. Ho...

Grammy Recap

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Grammys this year weren’t perfect by a longshot. However, they were very interesting and surprising in terms of how both political and nonpolitical they were.   The show greeted us with “Hello” performed by Adele, who, despite last year’s audio issues, performed quite well. Thoug...