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Drew’s Review: It’s time to rethink Run the Jewels’ position in rap

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Run the Jewels rendered virtually all music publications’ year-end lists useless with the release of “Run the Jewels 3” on Christmas Day. This release marked the third album in four years for the hip-hop super-group, fe...

Millennials vs. everybody

Ethan Fogle, Intern Reporter

January 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

A few weeks ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that the NBA is looking into the possibility of fans paying to watch the final five minutes of NBA games. “Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingl...

Tender truth: An argument against abortion

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

January 23, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week, our nation paused to commemorate a great American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This past Sunday, we remembered the beginning of a new battle for human rights that began only five years after Dr. King’s death....

Trump’s bleak inauguration speech promises power to the people

John Bozick, Social Media Editor

January 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

 After a night of protests and a lackluster inauguration concert, Donald J. Trump is officially the 45th President of the United States. Taking the oath shortly after the clock struck noon on Jan. 20, President Trump vowed to us...

Political Focus: ‘Obamacare’ repeal process

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In the final days of the Obama Administration, many people are looking back at the legacy the 44th president of the U.S. will leave behind. However, one of the biggest accomplishments of his eight years in office may be undone...

“Moonlight”: A glowing masterpiece

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Each year, one or two films are created that transcend the confines of a movie-going experience and become a work of art. Films like "Moonlight" bring together various parts, like pieces of a puzzle, and craft a film that can...

Drew’s Review: Is rock ‘n’ roll dead?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

All right, before you throw off your Metallica t-shirt in a blind rage, let’s try and approach this question with some semblance of pragmatism. First, we have to find a reasonable definition of what “dead” actually means....

Remembering a visionary: Connecting MLK’s ideals to today

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

January 17, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and educated at Boston University, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was made a household name across America by a boycott in 1956. Known today as the face of the civil rights movement that climax...

“La La Land”: An ambitious musical that delivers on all fronts

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In 2012, Damien Chazelle penned and directed the film "Whiplash," which garnered five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. I found this film to be a bleak masterpiece based in music with strong performances. Upon discovering...

Drew’s Review: Music to look forward to in 2017

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

January 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As virtually every rapper dropped an album in 2016, it can be difficult to drum up the same amount of excitement for the new year. Luckily, for those who can’t get enough hip-hop in their daily lives, music’s landscape has ...

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