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More Than Just Taylor Swift

More Than Just Taylor Swift

Julia Aleo, Writer

September 21, 2015


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...

Pop Pope?

Pop Pope?

Annalisa Leite, World News Editor

April 17, 2015


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...

Ink Mistress: Emily Elegado

Ink Mistress: Emily Elegado

Brendan Squitieri, Writer/Editor

January 23, 2015


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...

9 Films Every Journalist Needs to Watch

9 Films Every Journalist Needs to Watch

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor

January 22, 2015


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 ...

Biggest Songs of 2014

Biggest Songs of 2014

Brendan Squitieri, Writer

December 17, 2014


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...

2014 AMA’s Brought the House Down

2014 AMA’s Brought the House Down

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor

December 6, 2014


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...

Band Aid 30

Band Aid 30

Caroline McFarland, Writer / Pop Culture Editor

November 24, 2014


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...

Nirvana: The Beginning and End of Grunge

Nirvana: The Beginning and End of Grunge

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor

November 18, 2014


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....

Top 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Top 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Jamie Galyas, Writer/ Feature Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books

(Listed by year; starting with old to new)     Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley (1956)   ‘I’m Counting on You,’ to listen to this album. The self- titled record is the King of Rock’s debut studio album. When you listen to Presley’s legendary hit, ‘Blue Suede Shoes,’ ...

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Taylor Swift’s Exclusive Listening Session

Julia Aleo, Writer

October 14, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Pop Culture

When the phone rang on Wednesday, October 1, this was the last thing I was expecting. The person on the other end of the phone claimed to work for taylorswift.com, and wanted to invite me to a secret event on Friday, October 3.  She would not tell me what we were doing, but just explained it would...

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