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The Student News Site of Albuquerque Academy

The Advocate

The Student News Site of Albuquerque Academy

The Advocate

Williams Dont Miss Summer Listening!

Essential Summer Albums

William Weinstein '23, Writer May 24, 2022

1. 1989; Taylor Swift Swifties and non-Swifties alike will all surely agree that when Taylor Swift released 1989 back in 2014, the world dropped everything, and she became the biggest superstar in the...

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers Review

Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers Review

Sophia Liem '23, DEI Coordinator May 18, 2022

The same man that turned the metamorphosis of a butterfly into a detailed journey of the Black man’s struggle with critiques of capitalism, colorism, and systemic racism in To Pimp a Butterfly has done...

Despite being overshadowed by the slap heard round the world at the Oscars, the 2022 Grammy Awards offered up a mix of predictable and surprising results.  -- Original art by Ell Bueno 24

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards: Everything You Need to Know

William Weinstein '23, Writer April 12, 2022

The 2022 Grammy Awards were well… a mixed bag. For the second year in a row, the awards themselves felt like an even distribution among the nominated artists, with no landslide in favor of one. Coming...

Essential Winter Albums

Essential Winter Albums

William Weinstein '23, Writer January 26, 2022

Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen: This is the quintessential winter album. An anomaly for Springsteen, it is stripped-down, dark, and haunting. Originally recorded as demos to be later played with the E-Street...

The Ten Best Christmas Songs Youve Never Heard

The Ten Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard

Halie Leland '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

10 Great Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard Of Every year on December 1st I begin my obsessive listening to Christmas music, and every year by December 2nd, I’m tired of the classics. I love “All...

Tragedy at Astroworld

Tragedy at Astroworld

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, News Editor and Web Editor 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

Taya Demianova '23, Arts and Culture 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

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...

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