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Last weekly Spotify includes rap, alternative pop

By Northern Star Staff | May 7, 2023

For the last weekly Spotify of the 2022-23 academic year, the Northern Star staff wrote about three songs they love. Sarah’s picks Baby Keem - “naked freestyle” Pitbull, Ne-Yo - “Time of Our Lives” The Weeknd - “Party Monster” “Naked...

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Songs we love to hate

By Northern Star Staff | April 30, 2023

This week, writers picked three songs they consider as guilty pleasures because, let's be honest, we all have them. Sarah’s picks Bruno Mars - “Treasure” Coldplay - “Adventure of a Lifetime” Savage Garden - “I Want You” Bruno...

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Honoring Asian musicians this week

By Northern Star Staff | April 16, 2023

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, each writer wrote about three songs that were either written or sung by Asian songwriters. Nick’s picks Mitski - “Two Slow Dancers” Japanese Breakfast - “Dreams - Recorded...

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Dive into star musicians’ great songs

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2023

We all have that one artist we adore. This week, each writer selected one artist to highlight and wrote about three of their songs. Nick’s picks Marvin Gaye - “What’s Going On” Stevie Wonder - “For Once In My Life” Jackson...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #76

By Northern Star Staff | February 26, 2023

Nick’s picks Cortex - “Huit octobre 1971” Jake Blount - “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” Grace Potter - “Daylight” Hip-hop heads will know Cortex’s “Huit octobre 1971.” The French jazz-funk band may not be known...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #64

By Northern Star Staff | October 30, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5qoAmQ2dBbbZL0U77quOAn?si=065c7457245445f4  Daija’s picks Sabrina Carpenter - “emails i can’t send” Taylor Swift - “Lavender Haze” American Football, Hayley Williams...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #39

By Lifestyle staff | February 13, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ARwAlGSOWntzt4rWrKQQP?si=mcb5GJ7aQ56qrSolrVWccw Madelaine’s picks Kid Bloom - “Different State of Mind” Santigold - “Who I Thought You Were” Wallows - “I Don’t...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #38

By Lifestyle staff | February 6, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3bMvz05t9MJVmEZjUXM393?si=YkYRwvGXTti0L3VBC9Gbew  Madelaine’s picks Yeah Yeah Yeahs - “Maps” Rebounder - “Japanese Posters” Lorde - “A World Alone” Formed in...

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from the music festival Desert Trip, held at the Empire Polo Club.

OPINION: Neil Young is justified in removing his music from Spotify

By Ally Formeller, News Reporter | February 3, 2022
Neil Young is justified in taking a stand against Spotify for continuing to endorse and host content with unverified information about COVID-19.  
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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #37

By Lifestyle staff | January 30, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2v9fWHABVMEKx0QJKxZXCM?si=yiKjEO4RQnmcJwM9AZxccA  Madelaine’s picks Swimming Tapes - “Tides” The Black Keys - “Fever” alt-J - “Breezeblocks” Pop band Swimming...

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5 stores and services that offer student discounts

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | January 24, 2022

Most college students do not have a disposable income, so it is nice when there is a student discount of some sort available. These five stores and services, popular among students, offer student discounts that you should take advantage of if you haven’t...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #36

By Lifestyle staff | January 23, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4LGqiEhqTbWXxwbOm2spl1?si=b03594c64eb24ef0  Madelaine’s picks Pinback - “Loro” Billy Joel - “Vienna” The Beatles - “Don’t Let Me Down” Pinback is an alternative...