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“Future Nostalgia” is the Sound of Tomorrow’s Past

“Future Nostalgia” is the Sound of Tomorrow’s Past

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

The lead single from Dua Lipa’s highly anticipated sophomore record was released nine days after the decade anniversary of Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance.” Without sounding too “JFK and Lincoln,” there’s an eerie similarity between these two events. As Gaga became the world-dominating sup...

Why I Love, but Also Resent the Oscars

Why I Love, but Also Resent the Oscars

Jaskiran Singh, Contributor

February 27, 2020

 The Oscars. One of the highest awards and honors that a film and filmmakers can receive. Filmmakers dream of it, hoping one day they can walk the stage to receive an Oscar with their name on it. I’m guilty of daydreaming about this as well. Even though, realistically, it's not going to happen. I’m...

Student Streaming Services, Explained

Student Streaming Services, Explained

Aman Rahman, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Almost every college student can relate to passing time by indulging in some form of streaming for entertainment. With the variety of expenses from the college itself, it is understandable that students would not want to spend money unnecessarily. In recent years, an increasing number of networks have begun p...

Tame Impala’s New Album “The Slow Rush”

Tame Impala’s New Album “The Slow Rush”

Sara Qalbani, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

After nearly five years, fans were blessed with Tame Impala’s new album “The Slow Rush.” The Australian band released their fourth official studio album on Feb. 14, otherwise known as Valentine’s Day. Considering the band had not released an album since July of 2015, fans were beyond ecstatic...

Artist Spotlight: The Leonas

Artist Spotlight: The Leonas

Sydney Compton, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

“Steph Plant plays guitar, Sarah Vie violin, and together they sing.”    The Leonas are a St. Louis-based group whose music will carry you away. This dynamic duo’s music is an acoustic mix of folk and indie. Their powerful voices are raw and fluid, and their talent with instruments m...

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Top 50 Albums of 2019

Daniel Bernas, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

  1. FKA twigs - MAGDALENE   Coming up with words for an album like “MAGDALENE” is weird. What are the words to describe an experience so heartbreaking yet so healing, so beautiful yet so uncompromising, so perfect? It’s a record that everyone wanted yet nobody expected the way it ...

A Happy & Sad Holiday

A Happy & Sad Holiday

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Kacey Musgraves is undoubtedly the reigning princess of country music, and it looks like she is trying to expand her territory to other areas of pop culture. Move over Mariah Carey! We have a new Christmas debutant in town. "The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show" premiered on Amazon Prime on Nov. 28 and ...

Winter Albums To Warm You Up

Winter Albums To Warm You Up

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

December 5, 2019

In October, I put out a list of albums that are best suited for the fall. This time, winter’s getting its own treatment. Here are 25 albums that are perfect for the coldest, snowiest months of the year.   Björk - “Vespertine” Björk’s magnum opus, Vespertine is one of the most transcendent piec...

In Defense of “JESUS IS KING”

In Defense of “JESUS IS KING”

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

November 13, 2019

First came “Yandhi,” the first release date, the next one, the Sunday services, the leaks, the new name, the next Sunday services, the next release date…and now we’re here. This is it: Kanye West’s long awaited gospel album.   Followers of West know that being a fan is less like being part ...

“Mary Magdalene Would Never Let Her Loved Ones Down”

“Mary Magdalene Would Never Let Her Loved Ones Down”

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

November 13, 2019

The release of “cellophane” was more than just an artist releasing a single—it was an event. Marking the end of a three-year hiatus, FKA twigs wasn’t exactly enjoying her time away from the spotlight; she was suffering from six fibroid tumors that had grown in her uterus, which came with imm...

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Aca-Prom Brings High School Fun to SLU

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Beyond All Reason, SLU’s only all-female a cappella group, hosted the first ever Aca-Prom on Friday evening in the St. Louis Room. This included dancing, performing and a competition between the various SLU a cappella groups. Friday’s Aca-Prom was the first that SLU had ever seen. SLU currently has five ...

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Harry Styles “Lights Up” the Music Industry

Sara Qalbani, Contributor

October 30, 2019

Nearly two years after his debut album was released, Harry Styles puts out his new hit single “Lights Up” on Oct. 11, 2019. The singer/songwriter/actor gave subtle hints throughout the release week that both excited and confused his fans. Styles began his promotion by tweeting the single word “...

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