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UMass rapper NliteN to open at ‘Mullins Live!’

UMass rapper NliteN to open at ‘Mullins Live!’

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

"Last year I tried out to open for Spring Concert and lost to De-Bo," Tolbert said. "This year I'm getting hit up by the Mullins Center GM to open for Jeremih, Mike Posner, and Flo."

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‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

‘The Bachelor’ ruins a crucial moment in the show’s history

Shae Feather, Contributor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Since its conception in 2002, “The Bachelor” has had a disproportionately white cast and an even less diverse array of bachelors and bachelorettes.

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Listen to Friday’s hip-hop releases

Listen to Friday’s hip-hop releases

Liam O'Connor, Assistant Entertainment Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

New music from a wide range of hip-hop artists dropped this past Friday, and there may not be enough time to hear it all before the next batch.

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‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

‘What’s Eating Katie?’ personifies eating disorder

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Profiles, Showcase, Student Life

“What’s Eating Katie?” uniquely portrays an eating disorder as an actual character named Ed that Katie, a freshman in college, gets into an abusive relationship with.

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‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

‘Blade Runner’: A revisit before 2049

Kevin Rogers, Contributor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Technology, TV/Movies

Let the ominous noir world of this cyberpunk film consume you.

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Migos at the top of the charts with ‘Culture’

Migos at the top of the charts with ‘Culture’

Jack Hamm, Contributor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Migos may not give you the culture you want, but it’s the culture we have from the nucleus of North Atlanta — “DAT WAY!”

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Big Sean’s latest album ‘I Decided’ is his best project yet

Big Sean’s latest album ‘I Decided’ is his best project yet

Jonathan Kermah, Contributer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

The Detroit rapper's latest album shines with iconic Motown influence.

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UMass Amherst rapper NliteN releases music video for ‘Lite It Up’

UMass Amherst rapper NliteN releases music video for ‘Lite It Up’

Jaylene Lopez, Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Features, Music, Showcase

Growing up in the inner-city, NliteN shares his experiences with racism, violence, absentee fathers, drugs and alcohol through his music.

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Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Will the new villain on ‘The Walking Dead’ revive the show to its glory?

Thomas Calautti, WireTV Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has exhibited a strong depth of character with his portrayal of Negan. He’s been funny, cruel, charming and horrifying all at the same time. The more he's on screen, the better the show gets.

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Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Yookeroo: The new jam band of Amherst

Isaac Simon, Contributor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Student Life

“We’re all trying to make the best kind of music possible and since we’re all on the same page with our approach it makes it much easier to play,” Cornetta said. “It is important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously, we’re just having fun and hoping the crowd will have fun with us.”

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