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Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial: Separating the Art from the Artist

Editorial Staff

April 16, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Rumors regarding Michael Jackson’s pedophilic relationships with underage boys have been circulating the media for more than a decade. The release of  “Leaving Neverland,” a damning documentary examining Jackson’s alleged pedophilia, has spurred a fresh wave of the classic debate: how does o...

School House Rock

School House Rock

Josie Spiegelman, Niulan Wright, Zoe Cowan, and Leah Fullerton

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features

Ciara Rooke What inspires you to make music? Nothing really inspires me, I just kind of have to do it. Like [I] always go to the piano once a day. Whenever I take breaks from my homework I’ll go to the piano, or whenever I have any free time I’ll just play music or listen to music. Why do...

The Mill Valley Music Man

The Mill Valley Music Man

Samantha Glocker, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles, Profiles

It’s a rainy day in Mill Valley, and Gary Scheuenstuhl has just received a shipment of CD’s. He sits tucked behind his register, a wall of records, books, and loose leaf paper encircling him. Vinyl is everywhere. In the window, records tied on cotton strings dangle and under the stairs a collecti...

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

October 9, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

Today’s rap is no doubt the era of “mumble rap”, where almost every rapper is barely understandable. Many people gravitate toward this new-era rap music, not because of lyrics, but because of it’s beat and party-like sound. Many have expressed their dislike of mumble rap, but most have fallen...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...

Do it for the Culture

Do it for the Culture

Connor Dargan

March 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

2018 has treated hip hop group Migos well so far; following the release of their newest album, “Culture II,” the group was featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” and reached the Billboard’s top 200. As of February 7, the album was sitting in the number three slot, with a billion streams in...

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

March 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

One look at Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum will give you all you need to know. The effortless attitude– faintly reminiscent of James Dean– the meticulously cut, slick back hair (seriously, he has a live-in barber on tour), the signature faded black skinny jeans, the tall lanky figure, and the smirk mak...

Without Warning Review

Without Warning Review

Connor Dargan

December 3, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

To say artists Offset and 21 Savage’s new project Without Warning dropped without...well...a warning...would be a bit of an understatement.  Produced by Metro Boomin, Without Warning was released the night before Halloween and was only hinted at by Offset with an Instagram post 10 hours prior to re...

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

Ravi Joshi-Wander

October 17, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

“I do not value your money, I value your acceptance and loyalty,” claims XXXTentacion in the intro to his debut album 17. After listening to the album in completion, it becomes clear that the Miami-based songwriter is owed neither. XXXTentacion, stage name of 19 year-old Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, wa...

Sweet/Sexy/Savage

Sweet/Sexy/Savage

Kavi Dolasia

March 10, 2017


Filed under Lifestyles

Since the release of her Grammy-nominated mixtape “You Should Be Here” almost two years ago, Kehlani’s sophomore album has been a highly anticipated release. Hailing from the Bay Area, the R&B singer is known for balancing her soulful, intimate tracks with exuberant, catchy pop anthems. Her latest ...