By Mira Sripada (‘22) J. Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is most recognized for his profound lyrics, which often comment on complex social issues. Cole was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he draws much inspiration from in this album. Prior to The Off-Season, Cole debuted seven other albums/mixtapes: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011), Born Sinner (2013), 2014 … Continue reading Review: J. Cole sums up the highs and lows of his rap career in The Off-Season, an album that commentates on the artist’s observances through his journey to rap success all while relating it to his favorite sport: basketball￼
By Leah Raymond (’22) There is a certain cunning charm to meeting Lucifer on the streets of the city. He is very eye-catching and draws your attention in a way in which on which you cannot place your finger. He might be smoking a cigarette, or he may suddenly do something quite out of the ordinary, like kick a crosswalk button before regaining complete composure … Continue reading The Streets of the City
By Ava Casab (‘23) There is something about mornings when you wake up too early; the ones when you leisurely roll out of bed, take a quick shower, and make your way downstairs, when the roads outside are quiet save for the familiar whoosh noise heard as the occasional car rolls past your house. It’s like being given a moment of peace, when you can … Continue reading Morning Person
By Aadit Jain (‘23) The Detroit Pistons’ season has been going as expected. Or has it? Heading into this NBA season, fans were startled by general manager Troy Weaver’s initial transactions. Bruce Brown and Luke Kennard were quickly traded away and to make matters worse, Christian Wood departed as he signed with the Houston Rockets. So what happened next? The Pistons then signed Jerami Grant … Continue reading The Detroit Pistons’ Season Has Been Going As Expected. Or Has It?
By Ava Casab (‘23) Morning sunlight seeps through the cracks of the window blinds. The sun has already risen, continuing to traverse the skyline, leaving streaks of pink and purple in its wake. A blue expanse hangs above, a telltale sign of returning daytime. This is not, however, what wakes her up. Instead it is the sharp claw on her face, which she moves her … Continue reading Cat Food
The mixtape Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch immediately resonates with its listeners because of its fast-paced and melodic narratives that are accentuated by catchy beats and satisfying autotune By Mira Sripada (‘22) Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr., professionally known as Roddy Ricch is an American rapper born in Compton, California. Roddy Ricch is one of the most notable names in rap and since 2017 … Continue reading Review: Feed Tha Streets II by Roddy Ricch
By Saysha Mahadevan (‘24) You’ve probably heard of Olivia Rodrigo’s new viral song, “Driver’s License”, a slow, emotional song involved in a lot of drama right now. Released on January 8th, this song has already blown up over the span of just a few weeks. It’s getting recognition from famous celebrities, and Rodrigo has broken many records with it, all at the age of only … Continue reading Why Is Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License” So Popular?
By Chinedum Aguwa (’22) What is cancel culture? Cancel culture or “call-out” culture is the idea to attack someone’s employment or reputation based on an opinion or action that is deemed unagreeable and disgraceful. Usually, the person is first called out on social media where the campaign to cancel ensues. Canceling can take the form of boycotting products to campaigning against criminal activities. The phrase … Continue reading Why is Cancel Culture So Controversial?
Review: Listeners of Ariana Grande’s Positions, a flirty and pop album, strongly admire it for its cadence, old-timey feel and romantic messages By Mira Sripada Ariana Grande is a singer/songwriter and actress born in Boca Raton, Florida. Before transitioning full time into the music business, Grande notably began her career as an actress on Nickelodeon. Now in 2020, having become a true household name and … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Ariana Grande’s Positions
Image courtesy of Billboard Magazine By Saysha Mahadevan (‘24) If you have paid any attention to the trends in today’s entertainment world, you may have realized that K-pop is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. Maybe you have noticed more K-pop stars plastered on more posters in stores, more K-pop music videos topping the YouTube trending list, and more K-pop songs breaking records and climbing charts. … Continue reading Why Can’t Radios Cooperate with K-pop?