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DaBaby’s “Kirk”, a spiritual slapper

DaBaby’s “Kirk”, a spiritual slapper

Casey McCabe, Editor

October 13, 2019

Kirk, the second studio album recorded by DaBaby, was released on September 27th 2019, and debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.  This was the North Carolina native's first album to chart number one, with the premier track on the album “Intro” debuting at number 17 on the Billboard c...

Rambo: Last Blood Review

Rambo: Last Blood Review

Thomas Farrell, Writer

October 12, 2019

Rambo is one of the great American movie franchises. The entries are ostensibly all action movies, but ones that occasionally tap into deeper questions about war, loneliness, and the alienation veterans experience when they come home. This past September, the fifth film in this almost 40-year-old franchise...

Urban Streetwear Store Attracts Local, Celebrity, and Investor Attention

Urban Streetwear Store Attracts Local, Celebrity, and Investor Attention

Adam Erickson

October 11, 2019

  $9,000 sneakers? $1,700 sweatshirts? These are a couple of the clothing prices at the local urban street wear shop Piff. Located in the Como area near the University of Minnesota campus, Piff is run by long-time buddies Bill Crubaugh and Ben Alberts, graduates of the University of St Thomas....

Albums with Addy: Dum and Dummer

Albums with Addy: Dum and Dummer

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor

September 30, 2019

After a frenzied 2018 filled with releases by most of the biggest artists, it's been a slow year for hip hop. This lull has hurt the dominating performances of hip hop on the Billboard charts, but it's been particularly devastating to the trap subgenre.    Very few artists outside of Dababy and possi...

Euphoria is all about euphoric vibes, not the storyline

Euphoria is all about euphoric vibes, not the storyline

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 28, 2019

Let's take it back to the summer, rewind a little bit, and back away from fall. Remember when everyone was blabbing about this "great new tv show with really good music that was produced by Drake?" Remember that conversation? Well, they're talking about the HBO hit series Euphoria. And yes, I will s...

The ballad of snitch 9ine

The ballad of snitch 9ine

Casey McCabe, Editor

September 27, 2019

Every generation has an artist that is embroiled in controversy and legal troubles.  Arguably for the current generation of rap artists, Tekashi 6ix9ine fits the bill. 6ix9ine’s story has played out rather publicly over social media platforms like Instagram, allowing fans to actually see 6ix9ine’...

Albums with Addy: ZUU by Denzel Curry

Albums with Addy: ZUU by Denzel Curry

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor

September 16, 2019

Every year before the summer starts, mainstream radio and music commentators ask the question, “What is going to be the summer anthem everyone plays over and over again?”   While “Old Town Road”, “Truth Hurts”, “Bad Guy”, and “Senorita” all were massively overplayed and he...

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, good but not compared to the hype

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, good but not compared to the hype

Adam Erickson, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

This past summer there were many highly anticipated movies that came to theaters. None, however, had higher expectations than the ninth film by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film had a powerhouse of big names including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino....

Buy your tickets A$AP

Buy your tickets A$AP

Casey McCabe, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2019

The Twin Cities play host to many spectacles, but few combine talent from both America's rap Mecca that is New York City and the tropics of Honolulu, Hawaii.  The Skyway Theater is hosting one such banger on November 16th that features both New York’s own A$AP Ferg and MadeinTYO-- a man who toured the w...

Game of Thrones: A Review

Game of Thrones: A Review

Aditya Saxena

May 2, 2019

This is a review for the GOT episodes for the currently running season that have aired so far. It is intentionally laden with spoilers. I feel it would be an exercise in futility to write a spoiler-free review for this epic adventure. A commingling of an unintelligible, dimly-lit, and a perpetual...

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

Spoiler-filled Avengers: Endgame Review

Michael Geiger

May 2, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of a story 22 films in the making. For the past 11 years, Marvel has carefully constructed a universe that is shared by every character on their roster, and in Endgame the fans who have invested their time into watching each one of these films received quite the payoff....

The Act is a Gripping Drama You Shouldn’t Miss

The Act is a Gripping Drama You Shouldn’t Miss

May 1, 2019

The Act, streaming exclusively on Hulu, has received rave reviews for its first season – and for good reason. The new series is a chillingly well-acted depiction of eerie true events. In June 2015, Gypsy Rose Blanchard told her boyfriend, Nicholas Godejohn, to murder her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Public s...

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