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“Finesse” by Bruno Mars

Nicole Estrada, Writer

February 13, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

“Finesse” appeared in Bruno Mars 24K Album, but was later revamped by Cardi B. “Finesse” brings a little 90s style, with the beat and clothing used in the colorful music video. Since the single’s release on Jan. 4, fans have gone crazy dancing to this upbeat jam!   “Finesse...

Song of the Week: ‘God’s Plan” by Drake

Makayla Riley, Writer

February 9, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

Three time Grammy-award winning rapper Drake released his EP titled Scary Hours late January 19 to all music streaming services.  One of the songs on the EP called God’s Plan has gained a lot of popularity and has surpassed a million views, whether it be on Spotify or Apple Music.   God’s Plan has re...

Song of the Week: “The Good Side” by Troye Sivan

Nathalie Sibal, Writer

February 9, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

A week after the release of “My My My!”, Troye Sivan released his new single, “The Good Side”, on Jan. 19 and has already surpassed one million views on YouTube.   Throughout the song, Sivan narrates a story of a relationship that did not end on great terms. He expresses regret ab...

60th Annual Grammy Awards

Corey Ocasio, Writer

February 9, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

For over 50 years, the Grammy Awards have been used as an opportunity to recognize achievement within the music industry covering a variety of genres ranging from pop to country. For the first time in 15 years the 60th annual ceremony returned to its home in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Sunday...

“This is Me” from The Greatest Showman

Nicole Estrada, Writer

January 31, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music

The Greatest Showman starring Zac Efron and Zendaya, is about the birth of show business and a visionary who rose up from nothing into something, with  the movie coming out Dec 8, 2017, lots of young adults have found that along with the movie, the soundtrack is also inspiring.        &nbs...

Score of the Week: The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

January 31, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

“For it seems to me that when we speak of love – when we believe in love – we do so in a hopeless way.  We fear looking disingenuous. But Love is real – absolutely real – and, like water, it is the most gentle and most powerful force in the Universe.  It is free and formless until it pours in...

Did Lana Del Rey Steal “Creep”?

Corey Ocasio, Writer

January 30, 2018

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Entertainment, Music

Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey may have just intertwined herself in a potential lawsuit with the English rock band Radiohead. Almost six months after the release of the singer’s critically-acclaimed album Lust for Life in July, she has since been accused of borrowing elements from the group’s hit “Creep...

Grammy Nominations 2018

Brenda Melara, Writer

December 15, 2017

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Entertainment, Music

The 60th Grammy Awards have included rap and hip hop as well as other music styles like it has never done in their whole history. On November 28 the Recording Academy revealed the artists Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino took the top categories of this event.   Compared to the Grammy Nominations ten years...

Song of The Week: Morrissey’s “Spent the Day in Bed”

Dennise Reynoso, Writer

December 13, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Music

World renowned musician, Morrissey, also known as lead singer of the popular 80s’ rock band, “The Smiths,” released his 11th album since going solo in 1987. The record, released Sept. 18, was tilted “Low in High School”, which was Morrissey’s way of naming the album after its core focus:...

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Vicky Arguello, Writer

November 15, 2017

Filed under #WhatsTrending, Arts & Entertainment, Music

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is an annual music festival/carnival created and hosted by Tyler, The Creator. The event was held on Oct. 28 and 29 at Exposition Park in Los Angeles and featured various carnival games, well known artists, restaurants, and a ferris wheel.   Jasmine Jimenez, 12, along with other studen...

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