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The first posthumous Juice WRLD album is on the way!

The first posthumous Juice WRLD album is on the way!

Casey McCabe, Editor

April 18, 2020

Since his death in December of 2019 Juice WRLD has managed to stay not only relevant, but incredibly popular.  Since his death Juice has appeared on a number of incredibly popular tracks such as Eminem’s “Godzilla,” Gherbo’s “PTSD,” and a remix of YNW Melly’s popular hit “Suicidal.”  T...

Coronavirus and the movie industry

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Thomas Farrell, Contributor

April 7, 2020

  Coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the entire global economy. Markets are in chaos, people are being furloughed or outright losing their jobs, and anyone not laid off is working at home. These are definitely strange times, and they have affected every facet of our daily lives. Of cou...

Review of Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone

Review of Activision's Call of Duty: Warzone

Trey Burmeister, Contributor

April 6, 2020

  Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been available for purchase since September of 2019, but in early March, Activision launched the games first free-to-play platform, a battle royale beta entitled "Warzone."  Warzone combines Call of Duty’s brand prestige as a top shooter game, wi...

Tayy Brown & Reek Ruxton’s “The Quarantine” Ep is HOT, but short

Tayy Brown & Reek Ruxton's

Casey McCabe, Editor

April 6, 2020

On March 27th Tayy Brown and Reek Ruxton released their first collaborative project, “The Quarantine.”  The Quarantine is one of many projects dropped during lock-ins around the nation due to the coronavirus epidemic, and features 7 songs and one minute long interlude for a total of 8 tracks.  &...

Eternal Atake has arrived: Baby Pluto, Orenji, and Lil Uzi Vert explained

Eternal Atake has arrived: Baby Pluto, Orenji, and Lil Uzi Vert explained

Casey McCabe, Editor

March 20, 2020

On March 6th 2020 Lil Uzi Vert released his much anticipated second full length studio album, Eternal Atake.  His latest release prior was Luv Is Rage 2, which was released in 2017, three years ago. Eternal Atake was streamed 47.7 million times in the first 24 hours on Spotify alone, with the first t...

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Pop Smoke, dead at 20

Casey McCabe, Editor

March 8, 2020

On February 19th, 2020, up and coming rapper Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed at his home in West Hollywood, California.  Pop Smoke had just begun a promising career when he was gunned down, releasing his two full length mixtapes Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2. Pop’s...

Survivor’s legendary fortieth season

Survivor's legendary fortieth season

Nakul Suresh, Contributor

February 22, 2020

The best of the best return for Survivor’s fortieth season, as 20 former winners are competing for the largest prize offered in reality game show history: 2 million dollars. What better way is there to commemorate 20 years of being on the air than having these legends play again? For a super fan like...

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Film Focus: Pandemic movies

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 21, 2020

Everyone loves to imagine the apocalypse, and rightfully so, as it can make for some fantastic pieces of fiction. With the Coronavirus carving a path of destruction across China, many are afraid of a global pandemic occurring. This means it’s the perfect time to bunker down and watch a few movies about...

Roddy Ricch rocked First Avenue and the crowd knew every word

Roddy Ricch rocked First Avenue and the crowd knew every word

Casey McCabe, Editor

February 21, 2020

The crowd was loosely packed and a thin layer of smoke hung in the air.  Blocboy JB, the second opening act prior to the main event had just left the stage, which went dark.  A few moments later Roddy Ricch walked onto the stage singing the opening lines to “Intro,” causing the crowd to surge forw...

Oscars 2020: Parasite breaks boundaries, wins big

Oscars 2020: Parasite breaks boundaries, wins big

Ben Dettmer

February 20, 2020

We can count many more appearances from the endearing Bong Joon Ho in the future.

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Best Picture Breakdown: 1917

Michael Geiger, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2020

1917, a film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes, follows the journey of two ordinary British Army soldiers who are given an extraordinary task: deliver a message through a war zone to a British colonel that will save the lives of 1,600 men. Included among those 1,600 is the brother of one o...

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Best Picture Breakdown: Joker, The Irishman, Parasite, and Little Women

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

February 8, 2020

Joker Joker is the black horse of this year’s Best Picture nominees. It’s a pastiche of '70s and '80s Martin Scorsese films starring one of the most iconic comic book villains – the Joker. Its inclusion is particularly controversial among “cinephiles” who think it’s an unintelligent fil...

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