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Taheera’s Hits

Taheera’s Hits

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music

Albums: “Invasion of Privacy” by Cardi B: Released almost a year after her certified platinum hit, “Bodak Yellow,” hit the charts, fans worried about the album’s relevance. Cardi B made a name for herself quickly since the release of the summer single, but her boisterous style traps her in...

Evolution of Prom

Evolution of Prom

by Baysia Herron, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Info Graphics, Infographics, Slider

Prom is a tradition that began in the 1880s, but it actually started in colleges and universities, not high schools. It became common for the younger crowd in the early 1900s and frequent prom-centric movies in the 80s and 90s intensified the hype of the event. Prom used to be a one-night event, but has...

Acceptance Speeches as Cultural Cornerstones

Acceptance Speeches as Cultural Cornerstones

by Maddie Badowski, Creative Director

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion

For several years now, the in-person and at-home audiences of award shows such as the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the VMAs and others, have been exposed to politically-charged acceptance speeches, whether they’re geared toward politicians or meant to highlight social movements. Here are some...

Technicolor Worlds

Technicolor Worlds

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Color use and vivid imagery, combined with good writing and acting, are what turn movies into cinematic works of art. Since the color revolution of television in the 60s, film has never been the same. Psychologically, different colors convey different meanings and messages. Whether only select characters are dress...

Taheera’s Hits – February

Taheera’s Hits – February

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music

Albums: “Black Panther: The Album” by Kendrick Lamar: Marvel’s decision to take Black Panther to the big screens after having the superhero star in “Captain America: Civil War” excited fans worldwide, and, with the release of “Black Panther,” the movie is now the best rated movie on Rott...

2018 Super Bowl Ads

by Maddie Badowski, Creative Editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Our staff got together after the 2018 Super Bowl and discussed our favorite commercials based on humor, meaningfulness, cleverness and success in getting us to consider actually buying their product. Here are our top seven, ranked from least favorite to most favorite: ...

Death to Cable

Death to Cable

by Travis Humphrey, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With usage of streaming services on the rise, many cable companies lost business as a result. Numbers have shown that only over the past year, America has had a seven percent increase in subscriptions to any streaming service, and this trend will only continue to rise. As a result, many people are finding ...

Holiday Must-Watch List

Holiday Must-Watch List

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Taheera’s Hits

Taheera’s Hits

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music

Albums: “Pink Lightning” - Xavier Omar Xavier Omar released this cheerful R&B EP containing only five songs on Nov. 17. While his voice is soulful and passionate, filling the listener with glee while listening to him, having only five songs is a major downside in conveying the theme of...

Taheera’s Hits

Taheera’s Hits

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Albums: “Take Me Apart” - Kelela: The sultry vocalist released this LP two months after the release her 90s reminiscent dance hit, “LMK”, setting the tone for the other 13 tracks included. While some songs include the bass heavy synths, perfect for her alternative R&B sound, some also ...

Breaking Down “Turtles All the Way Down”

Breaking Down “Turtles All the Way Down”

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Books

After the smashing success of “The Fault in Our Stars”, many fans of “YA King” John Green waited anxiously for the arrival of his next book: “Turtles All the Way Down”. In “Turtles All the Way Down”, 16-year-old Aza and her friend Daisy become interested in a hundred thousand dollar reward ...

Taheera’s Hits

Taheera’s Hits

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Albums: “Trip” - Jhene Aiko: The problem often times with Jhene Aiko’s music is the fact that her songs are slow. It’s not that they’re not enjoyable because I, for one, am an avid follower of both Jhene Aiko and Big Sean, paying more attention to the duo with the release of the group, TWE...

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