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Playlist of the week: Vibe check edition

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2020

This week, my extra free time, or rather, time that would have been better spent concentrating on class, led me to go down some old and new musical roads. Some of these songs were high school staples, others are  reminiscent of my working days. Nonetheless, all of these songs are perfect for doing a v...

Playlist of the week: Songs from the big screen

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2020

One of the most common ways for me to discover songs, besides if they’re being played on the radio or recommended to me by a streaming service, is through movies. Directors often place their favorite songs or songs—that fit the themes of the film—into their movies, leading to a whole new audience...

All that jazz

Proceeds from the Quintessence Combo concert went to Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School, a nonprofit that was founded in 2004.

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

It’s hard to imagine what life was like before COVID-19 filled our thoughts every second of everyday. With cases increasing exponentially, shelter-in-place orders going into effect and in-person instruction at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) transitioning to “distance learning” at Zoom University,...

Playlist of the week

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2020

What a time to be alive. Judging by all the craziness going on around the world, Mercury was clearly in retrograde in March. However, in an attempt to keep some type of normality in my life, I have continued to listen to music to keep me motivated throughout my days in quarantine.  Here’s my pl...

Is anybody out there?

Tobili Hatcher, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2020

“Mayday, is anybody out there?” Like an out-of-control rocket ship calling out for help, on Tuesday, March 3, South Korean-born and Guam-raised rapper DPR Live (Hong Da-bin) asked his fans just that, when he released his long-awaited first studio album “Is Anybody Out There?”  The album comes af...

Playlist of the Week

TJ Disabato, Contributing Reporter

February 27, 2020

I haven’t been listening to many newly discovered songs recently, but rather going through the archives of my past. This playlist certainly encompasses what will likely be my most broad playlist, so if you were looking for variety, you’ve come to the right place. “Firth of Fifth” — Genesis A piano ...

BTS’ “Map of the Soul: 7” is deeper and meaningful

BTS’ “Map of the Soul: 7” is deeper and meaningful

Aimee Wiencek, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, K-pop superstars Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS) released their highly anticipated album, “Map of the Soul: 7.” Over the course of seven years, the group has experienced major success and become one of the most influential groups of our generation.  The seven-member boy band, consisting of rap...

Playlist of the Week

Playlist of the Week

TJ Disabato, Contributing Reporter

February 13, 2020

In honor of couples walking even slower down the middle of the sidewalk, I made this playlist specifically for people celebrating Valentine’s Day. If you wanted more vulgar and graphic love songs, I apologize, but this is a wholesome, family-friendly holiday, and kids might be reading this. “Yo...

Young: What am I listening to?

Emily Young, Developmental Editor

February 6, 2020

Spotify has been giving me some truly awful suggested playlists, lately. The Daily Mixes either have songs from artists I haven’t listened to in years or overly produced noise, instead of music. Normally, I use the skip function with impunity, but today, I decided to stop skipping and review what S...

“IGOR” wins best rap album, despite not being a rap album

Despite Tyler, The Creator's assertion that

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

January 30, 2020

At the 62nd GRAMMY Awards, Tyler the Creator won his very first GRAMMY for “IGOR,” his latest studio album. This was shocking for many reasons. First of all, because of the incredible competition; YBN Cordae’s “The Lost Boy” was also nominated, as was the Dreamville collective album “Revenge of ...

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