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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. 
August 25, 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...

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

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

Review: With
September 11, 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
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.'
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...

Spotify vs Apple Music

Weighing the pros and cons of these two streaming services.
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...

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