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Drew’s Review: Where does Kendrick Lamar rank among hip-hop’s greats?

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

April 22, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Too often in music, and in hip-hop especially, the artist must die for their work to be remembered as fondly as he or she deserves. Since Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” has officially scored the largest debut of the year, beati...

Drew’s Review: ‘DAMN.’

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

When Kendrick Lamar released the song “The Heart Part 4,” one lyric stuck with fans more than any other. “Y’all got ‘til April the 7 to get your shit together” meant only one thing: a new Kendrick album would soon...

‘Beauty and the Beast’: Another successful Disney adaptation

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Once again, Disney cashes in with the live-adaptation of the animated classic, "Beauty and the Beast." It is the most recent film in a string of live-adaptations including "Cinderella" (2015) and "The Jungle Book" (2016)....

Political Focus: North Korea launches failed missile test

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

North Korea launched an unsuccessful missile test on Sunday, April 16. According to the U.S. Military, the device blew up "almost immediately" following the launch. The test came just one day after North Koreans celebrate...

OPINION: A student’s experience traveling from Pakistan in wake of Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’

Samana Sheikh, Contributor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I continuously pinch myself, hoping to wake up from this nightmare. I’m standing in a line at the Chicago O’Hare Airport, silently observing security guards as they harshly organize two groups. One contains people who ha...

Trump’s hundred days draw near

John Bozick, social media editor

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The first 100 days under President Donald Trump are nearly over, and the time to examine how successful his presidency has been thus far is here. Trump made multiple promises on the campaign trail, such as defeating ISIS within...

Letter to the editor: Faculty discontent over presidential search process, administrative practices

Ken Mitton, President, OUAAUP

April 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

To the incoming president: Most of us (your professors) don’t feel that the process of this week's open forums is a sincere attempt to get our input. This may offend some on the Board of Trustees, but our Board should recall...

Drew’s Review: Tee Grizzley’s moment is now

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Upon releasing the single “First Day Out” just days after being released from state prison, Tee Grizzley quickly became the most notable rapper in Detroit’s history whose primary angle centered on the streets. While other D...

OPINION: A Blitz . . . on vaccines

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Another bout of the stomach flu is sweeping through Michiganders, as a pair of new bills have been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives. Two weeks ago, State Representative Tom Barrett (R-Potterville) and State Senat...

‘Planet Earth II’: Second season is must-watch television

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

April 11, 2017

Filed under Opinion

BBC’s nature series “Planet Earth II” is a landmark in documentary filmmaking. Ten years in the making, it delivers in all aspects. “Planet Earth” is one of the best television series to date. David Attenborough...

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