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Top five summer albums

By Peter Zemeske | July 30, 2018

Whether the speakers are pumping out bass-heavy beats from rappers Saba or Kanye, or hazy indie rock from Mac Demarco or Real Estate, everyone has their summer playlists filled with new releases from their favorite artists. Luckily, there have been plenty...

Panic! puts out sixth album

By Ginger Simons | June 25, 2018

Released on June 22, Brendon Urie serves electronic beats and high energy with Panic! at the Disco’s most recent album “Pray for the Wicked.”Though the name Panic! at the Disco remains, the band has been reduced to just Brendon Urie, and this album...

Reviews don’t always tell the whole picture

By Roy Herrera | October 14, 2012

When a new game comes out, people generally look for reviews to see if it’s any good. If the critics give it a high score, readers will most likely go out to purchase it. If it receives low ratings, people probably won’t purchase it. The problem with...

Mike Theodore explains the allegations against Josh Venaas, chief of staff for the Student Association.

SA Senators did the right thing by censuring directors

By Northern Star editorial board | March 27, 2011

Kudos, Student Association Senators. For as long as we can recall, SA directors and executives have been able to get by doing the bare minimum, skating by with little to no accountability whatsoever, and getting paid with student money to do it. This...