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Food Truck and Rock Carnival

Food Truck and Rock Carnival

Briana Bowers, Writer
October 6 • 435 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

All eyes were on Clark, a New Jersey suburb, when it became home for a weekend to some of rock’s greatest legends. An expansive grass lot, called Oak Ridge Park, was split in two, and soon filled by thousands of people, food, and rock n’ roll. One half of the field was packed with the vibrant... Read more »

The Negatives of Mainstream Music

The Negatives of Mainstream Music

Jamie Galyas, Managing Editor
September 23 • 682 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

"But in all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life, this trash won't save any kid's life. In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul? Disenfranchised to say the least." Pop- star Pink tweeted this to a fan on A... Read more »

More Than Just Taylor Swift

More Than Just Taylor Swift

Julia Aleo, Writer
September 21 • 503 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture, Trending Now

Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour has been captivating the nation since the opening night on May 5 in Tokyo, Japan. The vibrant 2 hour show that Swift puts on has caught the eye of many- including other celebrities. Since June, Swift has invited a special guest on stage with her almost every night... Read more »

Pop Pope?

Pop Pope?

Annalisa Leite, World News Editor
April 17 • 887 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Pop Culture, Trending Now

Pope Francis is continuing to make people smile whenever they hear his name. Instead of a homily or a new Catholic Church initiative, Pope Francis is reaching out to all people of every religion with one thing that all people have a love for; music. Pope Francis has collaborated in making a pop song... Read more »

Ink Mistress: Emily Elegado

Ink Mistress: Emily Elegado

Brendan Squitieri, Writer/Editor
January 23 • 1,209 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

Fierce, confident, artistic, fearless, creative, dynamic, inspiring. These words can only describe one talented tattoo artist, the Ink Mistress, Emily Elegado. Elegado brought a whirlwind of art and aggression to Spike’s 5th season of Ink Master. The show brought 18 artists into a stressful competi... Read more »

9 Films Every Journalist Needs to Watch

9 Films Every Journalist Needs to Watch

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
January 22 • 1,152 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

Whether they are an aspiring journalist, a writer for the school newspaper or working at a major publication. Every passionate journalist should watch the films on this list. (List is in no particular order)       Shattered Glass- 2003- Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria This film, based on a ... Read more »

Biggest Songs of 2014

Biggest Songs of 2014

Brendan Squitieri, Writer
December 17 • 636 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

2014 has been a great year for music. The radios were overflowing with new artists and hit songs. Based on popularity, number of singles sold on iTunes, and chart position on Billboard, here are the top 10 songs of 2014.   10. Tove Lo: Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo is a Swedish artist that w... Read more »

2014 AMA’s Brought the House Down

2014 AMA’s Brought the House Down

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor
December 6 • 595 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

It was a sizzling hot night in Los Angeles on November 23, and we’re not talking about the climate. The 2014 American Music Awards took place at the Staples Center in downtown LA, which gave fans and audiences plenty of fierce performances and fiery fashions to obsess over. Pitbull, who returned... Read more »

Band Aid 30

Band Aid 30

Caroline McFarland, Writer / Pop Culture Editor
November 24 • 614 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

Stars of the music industry came together on Nov. 15 to record a cover of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in a London studio. The recording, coming 30 years after the first Band Aid, will raise money to fight Ebola. The original song was written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. It was a charity... Read more »

Nirvana: The Beginning and End of Grunge

Nirvana: The Beginning and End of Grunge

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor
November 18 • 3,886 views
Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

The 1980s, a time where the teenage angst bands were rising from the core ready to make a name. Sick of the 80s hair bands and ready to rebel, a new kind of music genre emerged. The Seattle sound, with discordant guitar and apathetic vocals. One that came along with oversized t-shirts and ripped clothing.... Read more »

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