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Ariana Grande’s Sweetest Album Yet

By Maddie Barrett | September 7, 2018

Ariana Grande’s album, “Sweetener”, released on August 17 is literally music to listeners’ ears, but this album is something much bigger than her usual pop-oriented ballads.She begins the album with a 36 second introduction called “raindrops...

2 Chainz show fails to impress

By Carl Nadig | April 28, 2014

If you caught 2 Chainz at the Convocation Center Sunday night, why weren’t you at home studying for finals?The concert began at 7:30 p.m. with the opening acts of students Jason Warrior and Keith Winford. The performers won the spots to open the show...

Pass/Fail: Chicago police, musician sues Nicki Minaj

By Danny Cozzi | September 15, 2013

Pass: Chicago police increase foot patrols in dangerous areasIt’s no secret Chicago isn’t exactly what you’d consider safe.According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Police Department has increased foot patrols in 20 of the most dangerous areas...

Men’s scarves are in season

By Olivia Rajska | February 19, 2013

A pop of color in an outfit goes a long way, especially with the right accessory. Senior textiles, apparel and merchandising major, Daryan Ross was spotted with his creative style at Wirtz Hall. I admire his outfit, which incorporated layers with a touch...

Predictions for the years biggest popularity contest

Predictions for the year’s biggest popularity contest

By Shelby Devitt | September 5, 2012

I stopped believing MTV’s Video Music Awards were a legitimate representation of the art of the music video in 2003 when the video for Missy Elliot’s “Work It” beat out the video for Johnny Cash’s powerful rendition of “Hurt” in the Video...

Madonna rocks Super Bowl ‘Like a Virgin’

By Alex Fiore | February 5, 2012

It was glitz, glamour and guest appearances that defined the Bridgestone Halftime Show during Sunday's Super Bowl.The show was a microcosm of Madonna's career: grandiose, fast-paced, with maybe of hint of studio magic.Madonna was able to channel her inner...

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