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Post Malone Demonstrates His Versatility on New Album

Aimee Wiencek, Contributing Reporter

September 13, 2019

This past Friday, Austin Richard Post, better known as Post Malone, released his highly anticipated third studio album “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” which is already predicted to reach number one on the charts.  Post Malone, 24 years old, is quickly becoming one of the biggest artists of our gener...

EARTHGANG debut studio album exceeds expectations

EARTHGANG debut studio album exceeds expectations

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 13, 2019

Prior to “Revenge of the Dreamers III,” I had never heard of the musical duo EARTHGANG. The highly-praised compilation album was released on July 5 and featured dozens of artists signed to the Dreamville label, most of whom I had previously never heard of.  Of the many bangers on the album, “Down Ba...

An underwhelming release from Lana Del Rey

Emily Young, Development Editor

September 6, 2019

Lana Del Rey released her sixth album last Friday, Aug. 30 titled “Norman Fucking Rockwell!” All six albums have been released over a nine-year period, starting with her first album “Lana Del Rey” in 2010, with another planned release for next year. Despite having such a wide library, Del Rey ha...

“GINGER” indicates new era of BROCKHAMPTON

“GINGER” indicates new era of BROCKHAMPTON

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

September 6, 2019

The musical ensemble BROCKHAMPTON released its latest album “GINGER” on Aug. 23, 11 months after its last album, “iridescence.” “Iridescence” came directly after the “SATURATION” trilogy, a highly-reviewed series of albums that brought in many fans.  The “SATURATION” trilogy was full of hig...

Mosh pits and madness

Mosh pits and madness

Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

September 6, 2019

University Program Board (UPB)’s announcement last week that Desiigner would perform at the Tinkham Veale University Center on Saturday, Aug. 31 surprised most. However, more surprising was the artist’s performance. The Brooklyn-born rapper, most known for his 2015 song “Panda” and 2016 song “Tiim...

Swift emerges from the dark in new album “Lover”

Swift emerges from the dark in new album “Lover”

Aura Rossy, Copy Editor

September 6, 2019

With a shift of tone—from dark imagery and a rebellious voice to butterflies, rainbows and kittens—Taylor Swift released her newest album, “Lover.” The album was first anticipated after the release of her hit-single, “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco.  It is immedi...

Desiigner? I hardly know her!

Desiigner? I hardly know her!

Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

August 30, 2019

When I first heard Desiigner was coming to campus, I was really excited but also a little confused. As far as I knew, he had dropped “Panda” and “Tiimmy Turner” then ghosted. Sure, those two songs are absolute bangers, but until now I hadn’t bothered to check out his past discography or new...

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Chris Heermann, Photo Editor

August 30, 2019

Everyone has a summer playlist. Mine is 6 hours and 47 minutes long and full of both classic and modern hits, it’s called “White Claw Summer” on Spotify but that’s for another article. The summer playlist up for review this week is by none other than Barack and Michelle Obama. Let’s look...

Indie rock heroes raise money for a good cause at WonderBus festival

Ryan Yoo & Yvonne Pan, Director of Design & A&E Editor, respectively

August 23, 2019

Last Saturday marked the first annual WonderBus festival held at The Lawn at CAS, a 30-minute walk from The Ohio State University. WonderBus was organized by The Elevation Group, the same group that organizes the annual LaureLive festival at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. LaureLive celebrate...

Bon Iver makes a solid return, but gets stuck in the middle

Jackson Rudoff, Director of Web and Multimedia

August 23, 2019

Justin Vernon, or Bon Iver as he’s known when leading his main band of the same name, is a tough artist to pin down. Since releasing his first album in 2008, his style has metamorphosed considerably along with his portfolio. He is no longer just an indie-folk singer, having worked with everyone fro...

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