By ISABELLE MOLINA
In honor of going to see Taylor Swift perform in Minneapolis in less than three months, I have decided to compile my top five favorite Taylor Swift songs. Many will disagree with this list, but those people are wrong.
Top Five Favorite Songs:
- Haunted. This song comes from my favorite album of hers. The song starts out with an intense beat that carries throughout the whole song. Swift’s vocals add passion to the song creating an amazing song to sing.
- Better Than Revenge. This one is unlike any other song on the Speak Now album. It is super catchy with its sassy lyrics and it definitely showed a totally different side of Taylor that had not been seen before.
- Speak Now. This song is the title of her third album that was released in 2010. This song is a light, upbeat song that features elements of humor as she criticizes the bride and her family as she plots to destroy the wedding.
- The Moment I Knew. This was one of the three bonus songs that were released with her Red album. She discusses a sad real moment in her life when her boyfriend, at the time, stood her up at her own birthday party. The deep lyrics allow the listener to feel Swift’s pain.
- White Horse. This song is one of Swift’s oldest singles as it was released on her Fearless album. The lyrics represent a reality check that Swift faces when she loses someone that she really cared but realized that she can do better.
By LENNON MODORY
Kanye West; we all know who he is, we have all heard at least one of his songs, but have we all recognized the most distinctive aspect of his music? Kanye West was originally known for his production of hip-hop beats, but in 2002 he recorded his debut song, Through the Wire. He recorded the song weeks after his horrible car accident, in which he had his jaw wired shut. The vocals are not clear and are very muffled. Not many artists would record their debut song under these parameters, but Kanye did, and that’s the first signal of uniqueness to his songs. Kanye regards the human voice as the “best, ideal, and most greatest instrument ever.” Kanye mends the customary style of a rap beat, and often turns it into a whole new entity. A traditional hip-hop song features an instrumental track and a vocal track. What makes Kanye so special is that he never limited himself to just singing and rapping. His entire library of music pushes the boundaries of the human voice.
Kanye’s first album, The College Dropout, is jam packed with all sorts of sounds and music. The most standout track on this album is Jesus Walks. Jesus Walks is the song that won him his first Grammy award and several other nominations. His use of the gospel song, Walk With Me, fills the entire piece with vocal samples. It becomes the bassline, percussion, melody, and is all overlayed by many additional vocal sounds. Kanye layers vocals all the time, especially with choirs. This is even more evident on his second album, Late Registration, on songs like Crack Music, Celebration, and Hey Mama. On these tracks he doesn’t really manipulate the vocals, rather just includes these human voices to make music. Today, who would ever imagine a Kanye West song featuring Adam Levine? Well, this style worked, and in Heard ‘Em Say, the piano and vocal melody of Levine complete the track in an angelic style. The raw voice is what Kanye strives for. Some producers choose to transpose background vocals up and down an octave, however, Kanye seldom does this, until his next albums. Continue reading The Voice of Kanye West
BY CHLOE DETHORNE
I recently rewatched one of my favorite movies, which was made based on one of my favorite books from elementary school. In the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, many historical events are discussed. The main event, and essentially the idea of the movie, is explaining the Holocaust time period. Bruno’s dad is an officer of Hitler and receives orders to do certain things in the camps during this time. The Holocaust was a mass genocide of the Jewish population. Here are some examples of historical events and symbols in this movie.
In one scene in the movie, a Jewish slave is beat by an officer at a dinner after the slave slipped and accidentally spilled a drink on him. The Jewish prisoners were forced upon labor to the Germans and were under their control.
Bruno’s sister takes a keen interest in the Hitler Youth Program and propaganda given during this time. She begins to hang posters, listen to broadcasts, read books, and change her lifestyle to focus on the Hitler Youth. The Hitler Youth was Hitler’s idea of the future Nazi party. Certain characteristics physically and mentally were needed for the children to be a part of. The wanted blonde hair and blue eyes of German kids by Hitler was strict. They must agree with Hitler’s idea and be under his rule entirely. Thus, the movie depicts certain events from history and symbolizes things that happened.
by PAMELA ARIAS
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix original series based on the book, 13 Reasons Why. It’s a story about a young girl who took her own life and left a box of 13 cassette tapes, each one talking about a reason why she made the decision she made. Season one tells the story from Hannah’s perspective. Season two will show everyone else’s point of views. Season two of 13 Reasons Why comes out Friday, May 19th on Netflix. Season One ended with Hannah’s mom finally getting the tapes and listening to them. This season we will find out if she released them and what she did when she heard Hannah’s story. We find out if Alex is okay after shooting himself in the head, where Justin ran away to, and if Jessica reported her sexual assault. In the teaser trailer Netflix released, they showed a bunch of Polaroids above everyone’s face. The theme of season one was tapes, the theme of season two is Polaroids. There are 13 episodes in season two. There are no hints as to what is going to happen, Netflix is leaving it all a mystery. Viewers are advised to pay close attention to little details in season 2.
by NYASIA JONES
13 Reasons Why is based on best-selling author Jay Asher’s 2007 young adult book of the same title. Actress and pop star Selena Gomez co-produced the 13-episode Netflix adaptation. The series, which premiered March 31, 2017, follows the fictional story of a teenage girl named Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who leaves behind 13 mysterious audio recordings on cassette tapes in a package after killing herself. She addresses each recording to a person who she says played a role in her tragic decision to end her own life.In the package, there are a total of seven cassette tapes and thirteen stories.
On the first tape, Hannah tells her listeners that she holds each of them responsible in some way for her death, and that the tapes will explain why. After listening, each person must give the tapes to the next person on the list. She says that if anybody fails to pass them along, a copy of the recordings will be made public. The tapes also come with a map that listeners are meant to physically follow as they listen to her story. The narrative moves back and forth between Hannah and Clay’s thoughts and actions.The show definitely gets crazier as each episode goes on. Thirteen Reasons Why is a Netflix Original that I highly recommend.
By BLAIR WEISINGER
There was once a time when Netflix had classic horror movies like slasher blood, but since the fall of 2017, Netflix has lost scores of horror greats, and done a poor job of compensating. This is why it is necessary to make a list of a few of the best horror movies on netflix. As always, there are a few things to keep in mind when browsing this library of three horror movies. Netflix is very much lacking in iconic horror movies and franchise staples. Don’t expect to find any Halloween or Friday the 13th entries here. What they can usually claim, though, is a decent number of more recent, solid small-budget horror pictures. The key is knowing which films to watch, and not getting sucked into watching the trash, which proliferates on Netflix like weeds. Continue reading The Best Scares
By SOPHIA JOHNSON
People were on edge about having Churchill as the Prime Minister because of recent events in his life. He was a man with sense of humor but he was also insufferable, both his wife and Elizabeth Layton said that about him. He mumbled a ton and slurred his words. In the movie they say he has a bunch of alcohol for morning then for lunch and at night but in real life he had all his drinks watered down, but he still did drink a lot of alcohol.
In the movie Churchill crosses out a lot of words and rewrites because before speeches he is always uncertain, which he also did in real life. Documents of his speeches show a ton of crossed out words. Churchill in both was correct about the evils of Hitler but still people had little trust in him. Chamberlain was said to be in real life a man of yesterday, not someone that can take Britain forward. So he did need to be taken out of the Prime Minister position. Chamberlain did have cancer and unfortunately died from it. Continue reading Historical Context of “Darkest Hour”
By LENNON MODORY
It has been over two years since we have seen new music from Kanye West. 2016’s The Life of Pablo was a huge success and Mr. West, himself, said, “The next album will be even better” in a 2107 interview with Genius.com. West has been in the news lately due to many remarks regarding his love for Donald Trump. Media and Kanye fans have blown up everything the rap icon has said. West posted a picture of him wearing a MAGA hat to his Twitter page, immediately after he lost over 4.4 thousand followers. West has always been subject to ridicule, but has always emerged to justify himself. So, what better time to release two new singles. Continue reading Mr. West
BY ALEXIS KOESSL
Theaters’ newest mixture of romance, drama, and comedy, Love, Simon includes laughs, love, struggles, and true insights of how a closeted-gay teen in today’s age copes with their secret and how others will react. It seems like a true story while watching and it makes you intrigued about how main character, Simon, deals with his secret potentially coming out after talking to an anonymous gay student, like him, online. The movie came out on March 16, 2018 and has skyrocketed within our community in Kenosha. It makes people recognize the conflicts Simon faces and how his family feels after making jokes and not knowing about his true identity. Continue reading Why “Love, Simon” Is One of the Best Movies in 2018, Thus Far
By CARLOS MARTINEZ IV
“Kanye West”, a name most would associate with “Musical Genius”. With his new album coming closer to its release day, West was dragged out from hiding and became more active on social media while also starting to attend interviews. When coming onto TMZ he was quoted saying the following: “When you hear about slavery for 400 years … For 400 years? That sounds like a choice.” The rapper went on to add: “You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all. It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.” The rap star instantly took back fire from the hiphop community as a whole, leaving many to expect that he’s “crazy”, “switching up because of his fame and fortune”,, sayings that in reality maybe the truth this could just be a promotional tactics to bring the spotlight on him for his upcoming album.
by SETH LENOX
Kyle Thomas Harvey, an upcoming rapper in today’s music scene, shows the whole world how to smile. Forming his music behind uplifting subjects, Kyle has amassed a large audience beginning in the summer of 2013. With his first top hit Keep it Real reeling in over a million views, his music career began in full force. Kyle has worked together with other producers, including Kehlani, Lil Yachty, G-Eazy, Chance the Rapper, Miguel, MadeinTYO, Yuna and Ty Dolla $ign among others. Kyle’s largest collaborative song, iSpy was created with Lil Yachty. Kyle was born in the suburbs of Los Angeles to a single mother and a home of eight family members. During Kyle’s childhood years he had a speech impediment which caused him to be bullied by other kids because he was different. This troubling experience caused Kyle to have a progressive mindset at older ages and spread positivity with his music. His third studio album Light of Mine releases May 18, 2018 on a Friday.
By MATTHEW KNUDTSON
Sean Combs Was born November 4th, 1969, in New York City, New York. He is known by the names Puff Daddy, P.Diddy, and Diddy. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He worked as a talent director at Uptown records before founding his label Bad Boy Entertainment in 1993. His debut album No Way Out has been certified seven times platinum and was followed by successful albums such as Forever, The Saga Continues…, and Press Play. In 2009, Combs formed the musical group Diddy – Dirty Money and released the critically well-reviewed and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris. In 2017 his evaluated total assets was $825 million.
By SAM JOHNSON
The most recent installment of the Avengers series in the Marvel universe, Avengers: Infinity War, took the world by storm, shattering records for the top grossing movie, raking in a whopping $640 million in its opening weekend, $100 million ahead of the previous record holder, Fate of the Furious. This new installment included the villainous character Thanos, whose evil plot is to use the infinity gauntlet, equipped with the all powerful infinity stones originating from the big bang, to randomly kill off half the population of every species to combat the ever growing problem of mass starvation due to overpopulation. This creates a problem so immense that almost every single character in the Marvel universe joins forces to kick Thanos into the next millennia. Continue reading Infinity Gang
By JOHN LYNCH
After ten years, eighteen movies, and hundreds of cumulative hours of movies and television combined, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has reached its conclusion. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War arrives this weekend in what will surely be a frenzy of spoilers and hype. The film, which is the largest superhero crossover of all time, premiered to select critics and cast members Monday night in a star-studded red carpet like no other. Among the cast of over thirty main Avengers and forty supporting characters are Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Tom Hiddleston, Josh Brolin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, and Tom Holland, just to name a few, all of whom reprising the roles that some, like Downey, have held for the last decade. Infinity War promises to be a film like no other, so in preparation for this weekend, this viewing guide for every Marvel movie in order of quality (and a separate rating for importance) should prepare any newcomer or person who has lived under a rock for the last ten years. Continue reading Infinity Is Here!
By LENNON MODORY
Friday, April 20th, saw the release of J.Cole’s fourth major studio album, KOD. J.Cole’s previous album, 4 Your Eyez Only, took him from celebrated hitmaker to full-on activist. HE has since evolved on KOD, still preaching about black america and the state of the union, however he adds more wisdom from his life as a superstar. J.Cole takes his rap knowledge and puts it right to work on the staccato and to-the-point style opening track, KOD. On Photograph he questions the nature of romance in today’s digital age, giving the message that we “fall in love with photograph.” J.Cole talks about his risk taking friends on The Cut Off, and addresses the modern day drug culture and drug issues on Once an Addict. Furthermore, on FRIENDS he sermonizes the guilt issues that come with being successful. The most musically interesting song on the album is Kevin’s Heart, also a lyrical masterpiece which is debatably the best track on the album. Kevin’s Heart is the one track that really perks your ears up; ironically this song is the only one not directly produced by Cole. Continue reading J.Cole- KOD Album Review
By CORA SHIRCEL
On their tour called “A Moment Apart,” the popular band Odesza will be performing in Indiana this upcoming weekend: Saturday, April 28th. Odesza was formed in 2012 and is comprised of two men, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Not until their third album, A Moment Apart, released in 2017, did Odesza really gain its following when it reached #3 on the Billboard 200 on the Top Electronic/Dance Albums Chart. The concert will take place in the city of Indianapolis starting at 7PM, hosted at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park. Continue reading A Weekend in Indianapolis
By JORDAN SQUIRES
You’d think that an influential artist that has superior vocals and great stories behind their lyrics would have major success in the music industry, right? Frank Ocean is undoubtedly one of the most influential R&B artists in the twenty-first century, yet he does not receive the accreditation he deserves. From featuring on Beyoncé’s Superpower to releasing two albums, Channel Orange and Blonde, his vocals produce masterpieces that are underrated. His hit single Thinking Bout You put him on the scene back in July of 2012, and his stardom faded not too long after. But in August of 2016, Frank released Blonde, which caused fans on Twitter to go into a frenzy. His lyrics are so relatable as they talk about the hardships of relationships and even puts his own experiences into them. Continue reading Why is Frank Ocean Slept On?
By JOSHUA FLEMING
Avicii was one of the most world renown EDM artists, and he inspired many EDM artists. Avicii’s commercial breakthrough had reverberations far beyond the dance clubs where he was accustomed to working. The Swedish DJ and producer, who died at 28 on Friday, envisioned an exciting new mix of styles with his hits Wake Me Up and Hey Brother, combining the acoustic instrumentation and melodies of roots music with rhythm-heavy dance music. Continue reading 5 Country-EDM Songs Inspired by Avicii
By SAM JOHNSON
Esports have recently become a formidable part of today’s society with game walkthroughs and videos appearing for every genre of game and all ages of people. Earlier this year, Forbes reported that video game streamers may bring in as much as $500,000 each year, raking in money from sponsors, advertisements, donations and the amount of viewers watching them play on whichever platforms they upload to. Forbes also reported in 2017 that video gaming was on its way to becoming the largest spectator sport in the world, likely due to the enormous amount of variety and ease of access. It is estimated that more people in the world have a smartphone than clean water, and with one of these phones in hand, anyone can access almost any video on the internet for free. Continue reading The Digital Emergence
By ETHAN JOHNSON
Over the years many people have enjoyed gaming. Recently the amount of people playing has increased, especially due to famous people playing, like Drake playing Fortnite. All age groups are playing from children that should not even have games because of their age to teens to adults, even grandparents are playing. In the past few months the game Fortnite has been very popular among teens and in all reality, it is getting out of hand. Kids are playing it in class or watching streamers play it all day and night. Continue reading Games
By LENNON MODORY and TOMMY DOHERTY
On April 14th, 2017, Kendrick Lamar stunned the world with his long awaited album, DAMN. . The album was teased with singles including, HUMBLE., and The Heart Pt. 4 (which was not included in the final album). In the three years since To Pimp a Butterfly, listeners have hung on Kendrick Lamar’s every word. When DAMN. opened with the simply oblivious line, “So I was taking a walk the other day…” , we were all ears. A gunshot sound which ends the first track is a signal that DAMN. is a grab-you-by-the-throat statement that is as blunt as the name suggests. If To Pimp a Butterfly was a jazz-inflicted, soul vibrance, DAMN. is instinctive, and straight to the point, whether Kung Fu Kenny is boasting about “royalty inside my DNA” on the trunk-rattling DNA. or mourning an anonymous, violent death on the soul infused FEAR. No topic is too big to tackle, and the songs are as bold as their all-caps names: PRIDE., LOYALTY., LOVE., LUST., and GOD. When he repeats the opening line to close the album, that simple walk has become a profound journey, further proof that no one commands the game like Kendrick Lamar. Continue reading Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.: One Year Later
by MORGAN GARSKI, ALEXIS KOESSL and JORDAN SQUIRES
On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Beyoncé once again made history when she took the stage at the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. The annual music festival takes place from April 13-15 and April 20-22, with big name headliners including Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Eminem, Odesza, Cardi B, Migos, and Tyler, the Creator. Leading up to her highly anticipated performance, fans started calling the event “Beychella.”
Queen Bey took the stage at 11:05PM PDT, and opened with one percussionist posing as the lead of a marching band along with some of her dancers posing as colorguards. After a few hits of the snare drum, the lead percussionist began blowing a whistle as if she was getting the women in line. And then, dressed rightfully as the queen she is, Beyoncé prevailed with a royal cape and headdress. In hand, she had a cane that hit the ground to the beat as she strutted down the L-shaped stage, inspired by the FORMATION WORLD TOUR stage, back to the main stage. Continue reading BEYCHELLA
By JOHN LYNCH
Anyone who has ever seen a movie has heard a movie score, from the dawn of silent films with piano accompanists to the sweeping symphonic orchestras and impeccable editing of modern cinema. Movie scores set themselves apart from the music of Broadway shows or plays in that their music must fit more with the theming of each scene without ever stealing the spotlight- a happy medium for which neither musicals nor plays must strive (Like Tremper student and composer Jarod Sturycz’s Little Prince score for the Tremper production, which you can read all about here). There are dozens of recognizable scores in every genre of film, but as someone who appreciates the importance and beauty of movie scores, I have compiled a list of my top 40 movie scores from any genre that a newcomer to the world of movie scores need to hear, organized by movie. Keep an eye (or ear) out for recognizable themes from certain scenes in each movie. Just for fun, I have also included several television themes. Continue reading Movie Scores Deserve More Credit for their Greatness- Here are My Top 40 Selections
BY JACK STANARD
Have you heard of the game Fortnite? I will bet that you have. Over the past six months, the game has taken the gaming world by storm. On top of being a great game, it is also free. In Fortnite, the goal is to collect weapons, fight other players, build forts, and out survive your opponents. If you, or your squad, are the last people surviving, the words “Victory Royale” will pop up on your screen to let you know that you have won the game. On the side from playing the game, many people who are really good live stream their gameplay through an app called Twitch. One of the best streamers, commonly known as Ninja, gets props for being the best Fortnite player in the world. Continue reading Best Fortnite Player Ever?
By SAM JOHNSON
2018’s Summerfest lineup released recently, allowing any festival goers to plan the concerts and days that they plan to attend. Artists from every genre appear on the list of events for the festival, which starts on June 27 and runs until July 8, with artists such as Imagine Dragons, Logic and Halsey performing at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. On the ground stage, global EDM phenom Marshmello opens on June 28, making a rare appearance on stage in the midwest, followed by Foster The People and Louis The Child later on in the festival. More notable artists on the festival lineup are Lil Uzi Vert, Cheat Codes, The Fray and Kesha. For a full list of this year’s events, check out the official lineup at www.summerfest.com/2018-lineup/.
By LIZZIE EMANUELSON
April 11, I will be seeing a very talked about horror movie called A Quiet Place. One of the main reasons I am seeing this movie is because of the beautiful John Krasinski. Krasinski wrote and directed this movie. Krasinski could’ve casted anyone to play his wife in this movie, but he decided to have his very own wife, Emily Blunt, star in the movie with him. Together they created one of the most chilling horror movies of all time.
On twitter, famous horror movie writer and director, Stephen King, tweeted about this movie saying, “A QUIET PLACE is an extraordinary piece of work. Terrific acting, but main thing is the SILENCE, and how it makes the camera’s eye open wide in a way few movies manage.” To have someone like Stephen King say such good things about a scary movie shows how amazing it actually is. Continue reading A Quiet Place
by MORGAN GARSKI, ALEXIS KOESSL and JORDAN SQUIRES
Over spring break, Cardi B released her newest studio album, Invasion of Privacy. It includes her hit singles, Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi. She dropped it on Friday, April 6th at midnight. It is reported that she even doubled Taylor Swift’s Apple Music streaming record within the first week. The following Saturday, Cardi performed on Saturday Night Live, where she also revealed her pregnancy with Offset’s child. Her boyfriend, Offset, is one third of the rap group Migos. The album has sparked controversies with her relationship and is leaving fans and critics wondering, “Is Be Careful about Offset?” Within the past four months, rumors and photos have leaked to the tabloids that Offset had previously cheated on Cardi. It is rumored that she definitely channeled her pain into Thru Your Phone, which is another song on Invasion of Privacy. Throughout the entire record, she proves that she is an unstoppable woman that has no patience for games or fakes. Let Queen Cardi reign!
by PAMELA ARIAS
Billie Eilish is a 16 year old American singer from California. You may not know her name yet, but you probably have heard her song Ocean Eyes which was the main track off the hit film Everything, Everything. Billie’s organic popularity is nearly unheard of, particularly at a time when artists rarely break through without the help of a powerful record label or heaps of cash. One can only imagine what she’ll accomplish now that she’s found a new platform and developed an eager audience. Continue reading Ocean Eyes Singer Billie Eilish
By RACHEL RICCHIO
The movie stars Frances Mcdormand as a mother who rents three billboards calling attention to her daughter’s murder. In the town of Ebbing, a mother Mildred Hayes, whose daughter was the victim of an unsolved murder, decides to take matters into her own hands after many months of the local police not putting in enough effort into finding the killer. Although Hayes is not your typical mother, it is known that her number one priority is her children. The police in Ebbing are incompetent. There are only a couple good ones who actually care. Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
By SOPHIA JOHNSON
The movie Darkest Hour to me was a great movie; it told me the story of a Prime Minister’s insight of what it was like to run a country in the middle of a war crisis. I love history, and WW2 is my favorite war to learn about. This movie delivered an amazing way of explaining the frightful situation the world was in. I learned a ton about Winston Churchill that I never knew before I watched this movie. Continue reading My Stance on Darkest Hour
By SAM JOHNSON
Beginning in the early 2000’s, a new form of music began to emerge on stages around the nation. First referred to as “dance” or “electronic”, this form of music has come to be known as Electronic Dance Music, or EDM for short. Focusing more on the rhythm and instrumentals than lyrics, EDM artists use their musical talents to invoke powerful feelings upon the audience and can tell a story without a single word. Armed with brilliant light shows and formidable subwoofers, artists attract hundreds of thousands of people from around the world for live concerts and raves such as EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Forest and many more. EDM is an umbrella term for the many genres of music that meet the criteria, such as house, techno, trance, drum and bass, dubstep and many more subgenres. Though criticized by many as lacking originality due to the similar sounding instruments throughout different songs, true fans of the genre recognize the contrasts between pieces that create a new mood or draw a different picture.
By KATE BERTOG and COURTNEY SALISBURY
As many people know, this past season of The Bachelor was the most controversial and dramatic season yet. The finale concluded with former bachelor, Arie Luyendyk, proposing to contestant Becca Kufrin. All of bachelor nation became ecstatic as they believed Luyendyk and Kufrin finally received their happy ending. Little did bachelor nation know, Luyendyk broke off the engagement with Kufrin several months later as he was still in love with runner up, Lauren Burnham. At first, this left Kufrin absolutely devastated, but after time, she realized she deserved better. Continue reading Who Exactly Is The Next Bachelorette?
by PAMELA ARIAS
On Monday, March 19th, 2018, Fifth Harmony announced that they are going on a indefinite hiatus to pursue their own solo endeavours. The group promised to still do their planned scheduled shows that remain on their PSA WORLD TOUR. Their last show as a group will take place on May 11th in Miami, this is also where their first performance as a group took place. Many American fans are upset about the hiatus because they never did a US leg of the PSA tour, but rumors say they will announce a farewell US tour that will take place this summer. The group was together for six years, so hiatus was inevitable. Fifth Harmony was never built to last due to the lack of support from their record label. Going solo truly is what’s best.
by MORGAN GARSKI, ALEXIS KOESSL, and JORDAN SQUIRES
Lollapalooza is a music festival held in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, from August 2 to August 5. On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, four day tickets went on sale on the Lollapalooza website before the lineup was released one day later. Four day tickets were a total of $332. Twenty four hours after tickets went on sale, the lineup was released and had music goers screaming at how many great artists are performing within the four-event. Artists include Odesza, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, LANY, A R I Z ON A, Post Malone, and many more. Although it is four and a half months away, hotels and Airbnbs are getting booked faster than Wisconsin weather changes. Lollapalooza is definitely the music festival of the year in the Midwest. It is highly recommended that anyone and everyone goes, even for one day. It is an experience that is unforgettable.
By RACHEL RICCHIO
The show The Blacklist is about an FBI agent Elizabeth Keen. She is unexpectedly contacted by a criminal who is number three on the FBI’s most wanted list on her first day on the job. The criminal, named Raymond Reddington, insists on only talking to her. The first day she is brought to a secret location called the post office. Although she is hesitant talking to an alleged criminal, she know its her job so she does it. Continue reading The Blacklist
By KAISEE FELLOWS
Open world MMORPGs or massively multiplayer online role-playing games are slowly making a comeback from early 2000’s, Black Desert Online is one of these games. Developed by Pearl Abyss and Published by Kakao Games, Black Desert Online made its appearance in the North American gaming world on March 3rd, 2016.
This game has many good features held inside it. The character creation system by far is one of the more developed ones; it allows from cute to extravagant to some of the more unappealing characters. With this developed system it allows you to change the bone and body structure of your character making it more unique than the others. The hair quality has amazing physics along with the option to part, style, and color the hair the way you want to. Continue reading Black Desert Online
By LINDSAY ANDERSON
Between the years 1969 and 1971, the world lost four influential musicians: Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison. Each were a part of the Rock/Psychedelic Rock scene, producing, collectively, multiple albums both by themselves and with their bands, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Rolling Stones, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and The Doors, respectively. What makes these four so intriguing, however, doesn’t have anything to do with their bands or their music. It doesn’t really have anything to do with even them as a person. Between 1969 and 1971, each one of them died at the age of 27. Continue reading The 27 Club
By JOHN LYNCH
As of time of writing, Ryan Coogler’s February smash hit Black Panther has checked just about every box on the essential modern superhero blockbuster checklist: an abundance of rave reviews, audience acclaim, and most importantly, box office gold. His movie, along with Patty Jenkins’ groundbreaking Wonder Woman last year, have redefined what is possible for minorities and women in Hollywood, forever altering the narrative of what Hollywood considers viable at the box office. Unfortunately, this may not sit well with the many people who, for once, are not center stage in either film: white people and men, who have had dozens of excellent movies starring people who look just like them lavished on their demographic by big studios.
Black Panther in particular is unabashedly fearless in its embracing of these potential controversies surrounding race and gender. The cast and crew of the film is about 90% black- a feat largely unheard of in modern Hollywood, and the movie never shies away from that fact. Only two characters that are central to the plot, Andy Serkis’ “Ulysses Klaue” and Martin Freeman’s “Everett Ross” are white, and they have the least to do in the entire movie As some Twitter users were quick to point out, these two veteran Lord of the Rings actors are literally the “Tolkien white guys” of the story. The real heroes are the people of the fictional nation of Wakanda. This vision of a technologically advanced African nation, free from the scarring rampant colonialism and imperialism have left on the continent, shows through setting and mood of its vibrant inhabitants what black culture is capable of building.
The showing of diversity done right doesn’t even end there. The most important characters in the movie are, without a doubt, the black women who carry the entire second act of the film. T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, his mother, Ramonda, his head general, Okoye, and his former lover, Nakia, take home the MVP when the Black Panther is out of commission for a solid 20 minutes of movie. The themes of modern feminism (equality between all people) work perfectly in this movie, and those 20 minutes where the women take center stage remind the audience that though Black Panther may be the titular character, he is nothing without the women around him. Continue reading Review: Black Panther Has the Potential to Anger Lot of People. Good.
by KATE BERTOG and COURTNEY SALISBURY
On Monday, March 5th, bachelor nation scurried to tweet about the dramatic season finale of The Bachelor. Fans furiously tweeted about Arie and his childish actions, stating that what he did was, essentially, messed up. Arie Luyendyk, 36, fell in love with both Lauren Burnham and Becca Kufrin as he saw a future with both of them, despite their differences. According to Luyendyk, he was not aware of his final decision until a few hours before the proposal. Continue reading The Bachelor Finale
By LIZZIE EMANUELSON
The hilarious TV show, The Office, is one of the most watched TV shows ever. For the finale, 5.4 million people tuned in to see how this show ends. Many people enjoy this show because of relatable it is. Some people even find it very calming to watch. There are many reasons to why The Office is so popular.
One major reason this TV show is so loved is because there is no other characters like Michael Scott. He is ignorant, offensive, and is extremely difficult to work with. He calls his co workers his best friends and assumes that they see him as family. He goes out of his way to connect with all of them. He invites himself places and says inappropriate remarks. Although he is incredibly ignorant and rude, Michael Scott is one of the most kind hearted characters on TV. Continue reading The Office