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Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Nicole Najera, Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Fans of Mac DeMarco all around the country have been counting down the days to May 5, the release date of Mac’s fifth album, This Old Dog. This album gives way for DeMarco’s beautiful songwriting to shine more than ever with impeccably written songs which were produced and engineered by DeMarco hims...

Highly Anticipated Solo Careers

Melissa Estrada, Writer
May 24, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized

Following One Direction’s hiatus and later the confirmation of a permanent split in January 2016, the next steps of these four members’ (Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Liam Payne) careers has been highly anticipated since.   After Zayn Malik’s departure from the band...

Total Entertainment Forever

Ajla Nasic, Writer
May 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Reaffirming his alternative spin on indie music, Josh Tillman or better known as Father John Misty released his new masterpiece Pure Comedy on April 7. Misty, typically known for his soft, romantic songs has transitioned to crooning about a darker topic - singing about the narcissistic elements of modern...

Drake: More Life

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
April 14, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

On March 18, Drake released a playlist that was eighty one minutes long and consisted of twenty two songs. The artist usually has a set motive behind his albums, but More Life is anything but methodical.   This playlist, in Drake’s words, was created “to give you a collection of songs th...

Lorde’s Comeback: “Green Light”

Jasmine Fernandez, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Music

Four years after her debut album, Pure Heroine, Lorde, also known as Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, reclaims the pop throne with “Green Light,” the leading single from her upcoming record. Released on March 3, fans everywhere are rejoicing over the return of this young sensation, particularly in th...

Frank Ocean: “Chanel”

Alexandra Rapalo, Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under Music

After a year of not releasing any singles, Frank Ocean debuted his song “Chanel” on the second episode of his digital radio station Blonded on March 10.  This came as a surprise to his listeners as they were not expecting this release along with the true meaning behind his subtle lyrics. In this ...

2017 Grammy’s Top 5 Extravagant Outfits

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

Every year, fans await to watch their favorite celebrities walk the red carpet and perform at the annual Grammy’s Award Show. Celebrities choose to take this opportunity to express themselves through their fashion. Here are some of the top celebrity looks that caught the attention of millions. &...

Song of the Week: Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran

Melissa Estrada, Section Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

After taking a year long break, Ed Sheeran has rung in the new year with new music. His comeback was announced on New Year’s Day and was shortly followed by two new singles: “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill.” Sheeran released these two new songs as well as revealing his new album, Div...

SOW: Waving Through a Window

Jasmine Fernandez, Co-Copy Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

Just in time for the beginning of Broadway’s spring season, Benji Pasek and Justin Paul (songwriters for projects such as La La Land and NBC’s Smash) released the first single from the original cast recording of their new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, which is to release on February 3. “Waving Through a Window...

Song of the Week: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran

Allie Gurrola, Writer
January 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music

On Dec. 12, 2015, Ed Sheeran announced that he would be taking a break from social media and writing, to travel the world and spend some time with his family and to find himself again. Exactly one year after this announcement, Sheeran posts a single photo of a baby blue screen, leaving his fans confus...

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