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Girl in Red is ‘Doing It Again Baby!’ with new studio album

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter April 17, 2024

Marie Ulven Ringheim, best known as Girl in Red, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter that is best known for her releases “we fell in love in october” and “girls.” She initially gained popularity for...

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‘Found Heaven:’ Conan Gray delivers 80s pop album

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

Fans of Conan Gray greatly anticipated his brand new album “Found Heaven” since he announced it back in January — myself included.  Gray first emerged on YouTube when he was 15, and soon released...

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‘Only God Was Above Us:’ A new beginning for Vampire Weekend

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

Vampire Weekend is a band that is always changing. From their debut record in 2008, to “Contra” in 2010 and the wonderful “Modern Vampires of the City” in 2013, this band has always been keeping...

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‘Cowboy Carter:’ Beyoncé will not be limited by genre

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

I’m either just a sucker for long as hell country records, or I may just be a sucker for Beyoncé.  Beyoncé’s Act I project, “Renaissance” — released in 2022 — is a generational, one-in-a-million...

The Laramie Project: Remembering the past and ratifying the present

‘The Laramie Project:’ Remembering the past and ratifying the present

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, robbed and tied to a fencepost on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Six days later, he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.  The...

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‘X-Men ’97:’ Disney Plus’ revival of the original animated series

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

Longtime fans of Marvel Studios have probably given the original “X-Men: The Animated Series” a watch during the time since its original run from 1992 to 1997. However, fans are in luck because Disney...

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‘Super Smash Brothers Ultimate:’ The ultimate game review

Austin Kniga-Bartlett, Contributor April 3, 2024

It is no secret that, in the platform and crossover fighting game community, and the fighting game genre as a whole, Mashihiro Sakurai’s Super Smash Brothers Ultimate has taken the world by storm. With...

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‘Underdressed at the Symphony:’ Faye Webster’s welcome of silence

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Faye Webster has grown popular recently with some of her songs like “I Know You” and “Kingston” resurfacing on social media sites like TikTok. Most recently, the 26-year-old singer released her...

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This week in music: Girl in Red, Hozier & Olivia Rodrigo

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

This week welcomed a lot of new releases in music. Let's take a deep dive into the releases from features to EPs.  Girl in Red released a new single for her sophomore album “I’M DOING IT AGAIN...

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‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU:’ Future and Metro Boomin’s collaborative trap master class

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Future’s style and lyricism have not changed in the past decade. Despite this, he still makes hit after hit and is as infectious as ever. Why is this? Thank Metro Boomin.  The 30-year-old three-time...

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‘Love Lies Bleeding:’ A bloody love story for the ages

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter March 20, 2024

Sapphics everywhere are rejoicing with the influx of films hitting theaters featuring woman-loving-woman characters. With the recent release of crime-comedy film “Drive-Away Dolls,” a crime-thriller...

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What music gets the men’s basketball team hype?

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter March 20, 2024

Music and basketball are more related than one usually thinks. Each men’s basketball game at the OU Credit Union O’Rena consists of dramatic and exciting highs, marked by contemporary songs that get...

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