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Gracie Abrams

Gracie Abrams

William Weinstein '23, Writer October 6, 2021

Artist Profile: Gracie Abrams Earlier this year, while I was watching an Olivia Rodrigo interview, she shouted out an artist named Gracie Abrams, and said that her song “Minor” inspired the hit...

Star-Crossed: Kacey Musgraves is back with her 5th studio album

Star-Crossed: Kacey Musgraves is back with her 5th studio album

Music Review
William Weinstein '23, Writer September 14, 2021

  On Kacey Musgraves’ fifth studio album, Star-Crossed, the modern country artist leans into heavy production and theatrical undertones that make it an intriguing yet sometimes flawed spectacle....

Does Trendy Equal Ethical?

Does Trendy Equal Ethical?

Exposing the American Private Sector: Fast Fashion
Stella Hudson '23, Arts and Culture Editor September 10, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, online shopping has gained lots of traction due to people’s inability to leave their homes for a portion of the year. Even though there is now light at...

Certified Lover Boy Album Review

Certified Lover Boy Album Review

On Drake’s 6th studio album, the rapper hones in on his introspective side, reflecting on a variety of themes in his life: love, fame, and of course, music.
William Weinstein '23, Writer September 8, 2021

Three years after his fifth album Scorpion and after eight months of delay, Drake finally makes his return on Certified Lover Boy. Consisting of 21 songs, the Canadian rapper understood the assignment...

Top 4 Shows Of the Summer

Top 4 Shows Of the Summer

Ella Markman '22, 6th & 7th Grade Section Editor August 27, 2021

Too Hot To Handle: Season 2- The iconic hit romance show is back. The producers of the show take a bunch of hot singles and enforce a strict sex ban. This season, only one person wins the money. The...

Sounds of the Summer: Top 10 Music Albums

Sounds of the Summer: Top 10 Music Albums

Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief August 27, 2021

  1. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, the Creator: Tyler, The Creator has gained great acclamation and attention over the last decade -- evolving from a musician who made raunchy, explicit...

Elon Musk Spreads his Scent on SNL

Elon Musk Spreads his Scent on SNL

A choice that made some shake their heads
Becca Faber '24, Writer May 14, 2021

During Mother’s Day weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL). He participated in several sketches including the Trial of Wario, Gen-Z hospital, and Chad on Mars. Throughout the show,...

Kid Cudi’s Gender Bending Performance

Kid Cudi’s Gender Bending Performance

Should clothing even be gendered at all?
Taya Demianova '23, News and Feature Editor April 22, 2021

On April 10th, rapper, singer, and songwriter, Kid Cudi, a.k.a Scott Ramon Segura, made an appearance on “Saturday Night Live”. He paid tribute to Kurt Cobain, but it wasn’t the way people expected....

DMX: Another Rapper Dies Young

DMX: Another Rapper Dies Young

Becca Faber '24, Writer April 20, 2021

Rap icon DMX, born Earl Simmons, passed away on April 9th, 2021 after being hospitalized due to a drug overdose. This death is similar to other rappers who have died from overdoses over the years such...

Satanic Panic: The Controversy About Lil Nas Xs MONTERO

Satanic Panic: The Controversy About Lil Nas X’s ‘MONTERO’

An homage to Satan or an expression of sexual identity?
Stella Hudson '23, Arts and Culture Editor April 9, 2021

The recent media hype over rapper, singer and songwriter, Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X, has sparked a wild controversy that has taken the world by its horns (literally). The 21-year-old...

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

Judas and the Black Messiah Movie Review

The film forges a trail to spotlight Fred Hampton's interracial class consciousness and socialism
Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief March 12, 2021

The movie Judas and the Black Messiah shines a spotlight on FBI informant William O’Neal, who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panthers in 1968 and betrays its leader, Fred Hampton, to the FBI, leading...

Mandalorian star Gina Carano fired

Mandalorian star Gina Carano fired

What will happen to Gina Carano’s character, Cara Dune, in the show?
Isabelle Hammond '23, Writer March 10, 2021

It will be devastating for many Mandalorian fans to hear that the actress Gina Carano will not be returning to the Star Wars universe after making a controversial post on Instagram. This was the latest...

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