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Review: Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” indicates a mature new persona

Swift suddenly announced the release of her eighth studio album, “Folklore,” at midnight on July 24. 

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor

August 26, 2020

Taylor Swift’s success has in part been owed to the massive promotions of her albums, even to the extent that she changes her personal aesthetics to correspond with the sounds of her new music. You may know her best as America’s sweetheart during her “Fearless” era, the vintage darling of “...

Students’ choice: Your favorite songs and albums of the decade

Students' choice: Your favorite songs and albums of the decade

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2019

A lot has changed in the past decade for us and for music. What has stayed constant, however, are our favorite tunes. What better way to reminisce on the end of an era than by remembering some of the best albums and songs to come out of the 2010’s?

Review: With “Lover,” Taylor Swift has finally grown up 

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Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

September 12, 2019

Swift isn’t just writing pointed songs about her exes anymore but attempting to tackle more grown up topics like self-love, her mother’s illness and actually falling (and staying) in love. 

Five summer fashion trends to try this year

Macda Hailu (left) and Marcela Gaylen (right) wear leopard print and colorful scrunchies. Photo by Suzanna Arul

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer

August 15, 2019

As the school year gets started, it’s the perfect time to switch up your style. Here's a look at what summer 2019 had to offer for fashion inspiration.

5 Things to start your week: death of Justice Scalia & Kanye Twitter controversy

Kanye West takes to Twitter to defend a controversial lyric in his new song, 'Famous.'

Molly Curley, Assistant Digital Editor

February 15, 2016

Justice Scalia dies at 79 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in his room at a hunting resort in West Texas on Saturday. According to The Washington Post, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead. She claimed that he was suffering from chronic conditions and various he...

Spotify vs Apple Music

Weighing the pros and cons of these two streaming services.

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

September 24, 2015

My freshman year of college I learned that a subscription to a music streaming service was almost as essential as buying books. It is what kept me going during the all-nighters and my long walks across the campus at 8 a.m. were much better with the newest music from Drake or Ryan Adams. I love music, an...

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