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Tragedy at Astroworld

Tragedy at Astroworld

Travis Scott's Music Festival under scrutiny and lawsuits
Elias Arredondo '23, Writer November 17, 2021

Tragedy struck in Houston Friday November 5th, leaving at least eight dead, from ages 14 to 27, and hundreds more injured, at the Astroworld music festival after a nearly unparalleled instance of a crowd...

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...

R. Kelly Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking

R. Kelly Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking

Uzair Hammad '24 October 5, 2021

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was found guilty of one count of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking. He will spend at least 10 years behind bars, with the possibility of a life sentence.A...

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....

Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant: Why the Ultra Rich Shouldn’t Exist

Lil Uzi Vert’s Diamond Implant: Why the Ultra Rich Shouldn’t Exist

The ultra-rich have hoarded so much capital and worth that millions are now suffering as a result.
Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor February 17, 2021

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert took conspicuous consumption to new heights when he paid $24 million dollars to implant a rose diamond into his forehead. Like many in the hip-hop industry, Lil Uzi Vert was never one...

Sounds of Fall (Top 10 Music)

Sounds of Fall (Top 10 Music)

Elias Arredondo '23, Writer November 23, 2020

From different genres of music, this fall season has truly produced great albums and singles. 2020 has been an especially good year for artist collaborations, including songs like "Head and Heart" by British...

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WAP – Women Empowerment or Objectification?

Julia Ross '21, Co-Editor-In-Chief November 11, 2020

Note: This story includes sexual references and song lyrics that some readers may find offensive. If you haven’t heard this song by now, you’ve probably heard commentary on it. WAP by Cardi B and...

Courtesy of Rich Fury/Invision/AP

Eddie Van Halen Tribute

Audrey Brunner '22, Writer November 3, 2020

Musician Eddie Van Halen, famous for his guitar playing as part of the popular 80’s and 90’s rock band Van Halen, passed away on October 6, 2020. He died at age 65 following a long battle with cancer.  Edward...

Travis Scott stands in front of the oldest McDonalds restaurant (Florence Avenue in Downey, California) with his red Ferrari. Credits to @rayscorruptedmind

The Travis Scott Burger: Was it Worth it?

It's Lit! But, not really....
Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief October 7, 2020

On September 8th, McDonalds released a limited-time meal in collaboration with the highly-acclaimed rapper, Travis Scott. Named after the artist, the meal consists of a quarter-pounder with the addition...

Top 10 Music Releases: March 2020

Top 10 Music Releases: March 2020

Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief April 8, 2020

Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert: There is a lot of drama revolving around the second studio album from Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert. Back in 2018, the rapper teased listeners with the name of the album,...

Top 10 Music Releases (February 2020)

Top 10 Music Releases (February 2020)

February, 2020
Arinjoy Das '22 (AJ), Editor-In-Chief March 2, 2020

Meet the Woo 2 by Pop Smoke: The second mixtape by the late Brooklyn rapper, Pop Smoke brings us a 13-track project including features from A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Lil Tjay, Quavo and more. This is his...

Globalquerque 2014 offers a taste of the world

Globalquerque 2014 offers a taste of the world

Academy Staff September 23, 2014

[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]y night started with a yellow shoe drum solo. This is probably not a phrase that commonly crosses most people’s minds, but at Globalquerque, New Mexico’s annual global...

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