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Behind The Mask: BTS Album Review

Image from BigHit's Website

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

March 2, 2020

After debuting as a seven member K-Pop group in 2013 with their album “Skool Luv Affair” in Seoul, South Korea, BTS have broken many records such as most viewed video in 24 hours, first K-Pop act to present at the Grammy Awards, first K-Pop group to be nominated for a Billboard Music Award, ...

A Final Goodbye: Review of Mac Miller’s “Circles”

Photo of Mac Miller's posthumous album 'Circles' from Mac Miller's website.

Abbey Scott, Editorial Editor

January 29, 2020

Malcolm James McCormick, known by his stage name Mac Miller, stepped onto the rap scene back in 2007 with his first mixtape ‘But My Mackin' Ain't Easy’ at the age of 15. Since the mixtapes release 13 years ago, Miller has released six studio albums, two extended plays, two live albums, 13 mix...

Persona 4: The Animation Review

Tevin Oller

February 9, 2016

"Welcome to the Velvet Room. My, it would seem you have a most unusual destiny lying before you. You see this realm exists between mind and matter. It separates dreams from reality. Generally speaking only those who have forged a contract are allowed to visit this room and perhaps, in the very near future,...

Assassination Classroom Review

Assassination Classroom Review

Tevin Oller

January 6, 2016

A schoolhouse? Check. Students? Check. Tests? Check. Physical Education? Check. A teacher who looks like a yellow octopus that can fly at Mach 20? Wait, what? This is the situation that students at Kunugigaoka Junior High School have to deal with on a daily school day. Did I mention that it also...

Album review: 25 by Adele

Album review: 25 by Adele

Taylor Morris, Writer

December 1, 2015

Mega-vocalist Adele released a brand-new album, “25”, last week on November 20, and I have to say it is stunning. From the opening song, Hello, which will have you responding with lyrics every time someone greets you, to the ending Sweetest Devotion, I found myself captivated by the bone-chillin...

Review: The Blurryface Tour

Kylie Cameron, Online Editor

September 26, 2015

Looking around me, to my surprise, I see a wide range of age groups at Starlight Theatre on Sept. 22, 2015 for Twenty One Pilots eighth U.S. date for their Blurryface Tour. It seemed like ages ranged from below 10 years to 50’s (some however were there to chaperone their kids). Some wore black paint on...

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Hana Smith, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015

For the last few months I've been trying to formulate my feelings about “Mad Max Fury Road” in a way that was both cohesive and cognate (more so, in a way that made sense on a broader spectrum) and I think I got it, so here we go. Obligatory warning; this is going to contain spoilers, so if you ...

Album Review: Mac DeMarco’s “Another One”

Alex Leslie, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2015

The title of Mac DeMarco’s new mini-album, Another One, seems to be alluding to two different things. The title track of the album, and the fact that DeMarco is giving listeners another release just over a year since last year’s Salad Days and subsequent compilation release, Salad Days Demos. An...

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