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Benjamin Francis Leftwich reemerges ‘After the Rain’

Benjamin Francis Leftwich reemerges ‘After the Rain’

November 14, 2016

English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich said he appreciates all genres of music and makes space for diverse styles in his repertoire. Although his favorite genre is hip-hop, one would never...

Athlete Profile: Daniel Olesen

Athlete Profile: Daniel Olesen

By Mikhaela Padilla

April 6, 2015

Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Daniel Olesen, a junior audio arts & acoustics major, has been on the ice since he was 4 years old. Olesen draws inspiration from athletes such as Cal Clutterbuc...

Marina’s new album shines brighter than early releases

By Managing Editor

March 16, 2015

Marina Diamandis, better known by her stage name Marina & the Diamonds, has seen many ups and downs in her career as a pop singer, but it seems she will soon gain the recognition she has been seeking.Despite the recent years she’s spent feeling misunderstood by listeners, the record labels she’s been signed to and the music industry in general, her March 16 album release, FROOT, has shaped up to be the versatile and understandable al...

Featured Athlete: Jameson Swain

Featured Athlete: Jameson Swain

February 23, 2015

Jameson Swain, a junior journalism major, transferred to Columbia during the Fall 2014 semester and joined the Renegades baseball team to play the sport he’s loved his whole life. The Huntington Bea...

Responsive vigil for UNC shooting addresses Islamaphobia

Responsive vigil for UNC shooting addresses Islamaphobia

February 16, 2015

In response to the three Muslim students who were shot and killed on Feb. 10 near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a vigil was held in the Sculpture Garden, on the corner of South Wabash A...

Sound Off: Beyoncé’s questionable re-release far from flawless

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Beyoncé dropped her surprise visual album just before midnight on Dec. 12, 2013, an act that caught fans and the industry as a whole off-guard.  The self-titled album was her fifth full-length album, and it came without any type of warning. By the time the album dropped, most fans had either forgotten about her promised release or given up hope that it would arrive any time soon after being strung along with false promis...

Taylor Swift takes on New York in hit new song

By Managing Editor

November 3, 2014

Taylor Swift’s latest album release has elicited excitement from fans new and old, but some are questioning what might be going on behind the scenes in terms of her marketing tactics.Swift’s bubbly new album, 1989, dropped on Oct. 27 and was expected to sell 1 million copies in its first week—just like the pop singer’s two previous albums—according to a same-day New York Times report.Despite the lack of support from forme...

U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ an unwanted gift

By Managing Editor

September 15, 2014

Irish rockers U2 teamed up with Universal Music Group and Apple Inc. to announce the release of the band’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, on Sept. 9.The announcement came after Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iWatch at an Apple keynote event on the same day. The press release from Apple went on to explain that the company was “gifting” the album to iTunes users across the globe, which may ...

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