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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!”

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Folks with Jokes presents: Thankfulla’ Sh*t

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, Entertainment, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Music blasts over the murmur of conversation as about 80 students sit in the darkness of a half-filled Herter auditorium staring at a chalkboard that reads, “Thankfulla’ Shit."

Martin Shkreli leaks unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album after Trump wins the presidency

Martin Shkreli leaks unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album after Trump wins the presidency

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase, Uncategorized

The sole copy of the album "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin" was purchased by Shkreli in 2015 for $2 million, with the condition that he not release it commercially for 88 years.

‘Stranger Things’ — What’s all the hype?

‘Stranger Things’ — What’s all the hype?

Jaylene Lopez, Writer

November 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

The reason why older viewers appreciate a series about kids solving a mystery in the '80s isn’t just Star Wars nostalgia, it’s the complexity of the characters, the creepy, horror-like vibe and their beg to answer the questions introduced by the show: Where is Will Byers and what is this monster?

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Top 10: Times the election made us LOL

Alexandra Pigeon, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Current Affairs, Entertainment, Politics, Showcase

While the 2016 presidential election has made American politics the laughingstock of the world, least we were able to laugh along the way.

Rapper Noname addresses tough topics in her music

Rapper Noname addresses tough topics in her music

Jaylene Lopez, Contributor

October 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music, Showcase

Chicago hip-hop artist Noname addresses topics such as poverty, inequality and police brutality in her songs, straying away from typical subjects discussed in mainstream music.

NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

NBC airs brilliant new show ‘This Is Us’

Alexa Rockwell, Contributor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV/Movies

"This Is Us" tells the story of four unique characters turning 36 on the same day. A major plot twist is sure to leave viewers hooked.

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