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“Donda’s” cover art is a black screen for which Kanye West has yet to explain the meaning. (Photo courtesy of Def Jam Records)

Review: “Donda” is a rap album with a spin on the foundation of gospel music

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Kanye West is one of the most well-known artists in the world and is also considered to be one of the best producers to ever step foot in the rap game.  West has produced for people such as Jay-Z,...

Drakes album,“Certified Lover Boy, features cover art depicting 12 emojis of pregnant women implying that Drake is indeed a “Certified Lover Boy”. (Photo courtesy of OVO and Republic records)

Review: ”Certified Lover Boy” is another masterpiece to add to Drake’s amazing discography

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake is an artist who is popular worldwide. He is known for his catchy “in your feelings” type of music and is a veteran in the music industry with a career that spans...

One of the most entertaining movies released to theatres this year, Godzilla vs. Kong gives you everything you want out of a monster bash. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Review: Who will win? Godzilla vs. Kong

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

As one of the main blockbusters released during the pandemic era, “Godzilla vs. Kong” released on March 31, is a fun and energetic monster movie that picks up where the prior movies, 2017’s “Kong...

Third place queen of Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race, Gottmik also known as Kade Gottlieb, represents trans men in the finale with a beautiful statement gown inspired by queer icon Keith Haring. (Photo courtesy of World of Wonder)

Gottmik’s casting on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” offers exposure to unrepresented perspectives

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As a trans man, never seeing myself represented in popular media has been an obstacle in the development of my gender identity and presentation. We in the community get to see our trans sisters represented...

With the Jan. 6 Capitol riot serving as a catalyst, VICE explores the conspiracy movement QAnon in a new three-part docuseries, QAnon: The Search for Q. (Photo via VICE)

QAnon: how a conspiracy theory played a key role in the U.S. Capitol riot

Gwen Mahler, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

What is QAnon? In the span of time since the pandemic began, there is a good chance that while scrolling through social media that you’ve come across a post mentioning the term “QAnon,” a conspiracy...

Super Mario 3D All-Stars, released by Nintendo on Sept. 18, 2020, is three good games in a single package. As the 35th-anniversary celebration of Mario, this game has both wins and losses. (Screenshot courtesy of Nintendo)

Super Mario 3D All-Stars: An overpriced collection of excellent classics

Alexander Musa, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

By: Alexander Musa [email protected] Let’s get this part out of the way: Super Mario 3D All-Stars is three good games in a single package. If you own a Nintendo Switch, and you need to spend...

Michelle Obamas new documentary, Becoming, based on her memoir of the same name, starts with the inauguration of her husband and tells the story of how she dealt with copious amounts of criticism and bullying before, during, and after her stay at the White House. (file photo)

Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ is a refreshing take on personal growth in the midst of struggle

Alex Muegge, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in response to the future harsh criticism and bullying she and her family would receive in the White House as the first African-Americans to live there, then-First...

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Review: Twice gets ‘Fancy’ for world tour

Hannah Yates May 16, 2019

Lately Korean pop idols are all over American media; from the ridiculously successful award-winning BTS, to Blackpink’s guest appearances on talk shows and collaboration with chart-topper Dua Lipa, the...

“Phantoms,” by American River College English professor Christian Kiefer, is a dreamlike narrative about the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II and how it affected the people in Newcastle, Calif. (Photo Illustration by Patrick Hyun Wilson)

Review: Christian Kiefer creates dreamlike tragedy in “Phantoms”

Patrick Hyun Wilson May 13, 2019

After returning from the Western front during World War II, Ray Takahashi visits his childhood home in Newcastle, California. While there, he visits old acquaintances, childhood friends and old neighbors...

“Kingdom Hearts III” is the first game of the series released for the Xbox One console. (Photo illustration by Thomas Cathey)

“Kingdom Hearts III” brings back the magic

Thomas Cathey March 4, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts” fans have been waiting nearly 14 years for the next main installment of the video game series. The time to rejoice has finally arrived. Amid high expectations, Square Enix released...

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Lil Wayne’s album stuns, Logic’s flops

Gabe Carlos October 14, 2018

Sept. 28 was an exciting day for Hip Hop fans, as two of the genre’s biggest names dropped albums on the same day: Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” and Logic’s “Young Sinatra IV.” Wayne’s...

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Cardi B releases 13 track debut album, Invasion of Privacy

Alexis Warren April 30, 2018

After a much anticipated wait, “Bodak Yellow” star Cardi B, released her first studio album: “Invasion of Privacy” on April 6. At this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, Cardi B took home two...

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