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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

by Keara Barron, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Photos

Taheera’s Hits – February Music

Taheera’s Hits – February Music

by Taheera Washington, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music, Opinion, Reviews

With music, every month is out with the old and in with the new. The month of love brought music lovers alike together with the unexpected collaborations, great tunes and expecting releases in store for February.  From albums to singles, here are just a handful of the hits of February. Albums ...

“I DECIDED” To Write This

“I DECIDED” To Write This

by Van Malone, Sports Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion, Reviews

Big Sean’s newest album “I DECIDED” released on February 3, amidst the hype surrounding Migos and their album “Culture. Overall this was an out-of-character album in the tempo of the works. It opens with “Light” featuring Jeremih to a slow beat, akin to many of Big Sean’s music. The slow, me...

Kehlani Review

Kehlani Review

by Inayah Minniefield, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Music, Opinion, Reviews

Following the cheating scandal that occurred last year, budding singer Kehlani’s career had been deferred in the popular opinion of our generation, but is making a comeback with the release of her new album “SweetSexySavage” on Jan. 27. Fourteen out of the 19 songs included on this album are explicit,...

Top Three Events for the Weekend of Jan. 20th

Top Three Events for the Weekend of Jan. 20th

by Maddie Badowski, PR & Advertising Director

January 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Local News, Movies, Music, News

Travel to the Tropics Family Festival: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, this is a chance to explore two stories full of tropical butterflies and get up close and personal with some species and learn where they come from! Admission is $8. Learn more here. Gloria Showing: The AT&T Performing Arts Center is host...

2016 Jingle Ball Review

2016 Jingle Ball Review

by Madison Moseley, Co-Editor-In-Chief of Design

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Local News, Music, Opinion, Photos, Reviews

It’s that time of the year...Jingle Ball! Sponsored by iHeartRadio and hosted through the Kiss fm radio stations in all of the major cities the annual concert came to Dallas on Nov. 29 at the American Airlines Center. This year's lineup included Meghan Trainor, The Chainsmokers, Fifth Harmony, Bac...

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