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Homemade Halloween costumes

Mackenzie Prince and Alex Batzar November 24, 2021

Since the 14th century, Halloween has been known as the one day where everybody can fully express themselves and be whoever they want without any fear. In today’s world, Halloween costumes best achieve...

The Artists Block: Alex Batzar

The Artist’s Block: Alex Batzar

Alex Batzar November 24, 2021

Name of Piece: "House" Artist: Alex Batzar “This piece is a painting I drew about a month ago and I really like how it came out. I worked hard to make the texture of the grass on the hills show....

Olivia Rodrigo wins Best New Artist award and Song of the Year for “Drivers License at 2021 VMAs. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Celebrities face the music for 2021 Video Music Awards

Siofra King November 24, 2021

Madonna’s appearance at the VMAs surprised many attendees, making an already crazy event even more exciting. Many prominent artists joined together on Sept. 12 for the Video Music Awards (VMAs) led by...

Musicians on Spotify do not make much money per stream and must rely on other platforms in addition to Spotify for a sufficient profit.  https://unsplash.com/license

Spotify’s monopoly on users

Julia Carroll November 24, 2021

With the recent surge in usage of electronics and digital media, debates have risen about whether Spotify is helpful or harmful for those just entering the music industry. It can be said that Spotify is...

Producers question the originality of Olivia Rodrigos Good 4 u. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Olivia Rodrigo fans sour over copyright debate

Aaron Diament and Tim Wilburn November 24, 2021

“Good for you, you look happy and healthy” is being sung all over the globe. Holding the billboard top spot for six weeks in a row last May, Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song, “Good 4 u,” took the world...

Kim Kardashian-West makes a statement with her all black Balenciaga gown at the Met Gala. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Met Gala makes a return with an ace up their sleeve for “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme

Nolan O'Keefe November 24, 2021

Since 1948, the Met Gala has been an annual event that gathers a wide range of people to celebrate fashion and raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Each gala has a theme...

Drake and Kanye West’s new albums have perpetuated their rivalry.

Review: Donda by Kanye West vs Certified Lover Boy by Drake

Max Lovas, Will McHale, and Charlie Raynor November 24, 2021

Expectations for Kanye West’s “Donda” and Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” were big; however, the debate between who has created the better album has been even bigger. The anticipation for...

The Artists Block: Madeline Cheevers

The Artist’s Block: Madeline Cheevers

Madeline Cheevers September 17, 2021

Name of Piece: “The Three Stages” Artist: Madeline Cheevers This piece is about the different stages of acceptance as a high school senior looking into an unknown, yet promising future. The messages...

Many music venues are
requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests
while the coronavirus still spreads.
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Music venues across the country preaching to the choir in struggle to enforce vaccination guidelines

Lily Howard September 17, 2021

With the authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine, many people are starting to feel safe returning to public gatherings and hoping to get back to the normalcy of the pre-pandemic world. However, many music...

Songs in Sonic Blumes debut album “We’re Drifting Further Apart, Aren’t We?” have many students wanting to get up and dance.
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Review: Indie dream pop band Sonic Blume releases new album

Katherine Manatos September 17, 2021

“I wrote you a song, I swear this one’s the best, but you didn’t like it so it’s trash with rest.” Indie dream pop band Sonic Blume released their debut album “We’re Drifting Further Apart,...

People have mixed emotions on the TikTok filters that alter the way people see themselves.
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TikTok filters invert users’ images leading to warped self perceptions

Katherine Manatos September 17, 2021

TikTok’s creators have developed filters that present users with new perceptions of themselves, and many are not happy with the results. The social media app TikTok, which launched in 2016 and has...

Twitch has become more and more popular after quarantine.
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Quarantine leads to new peak in popularity for Twitch

Lily Howard September 17, 2021

Twitch has always attracted a large audience, but BackLinko statistics show that in the past year, its popularity and 140 million monthly visitors have boosted it into the top 40 most visited websites...

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