By Maya Mabern DJ Grand Wizard Theodore revolutionized hip-hop when he invented “scratching” — the technique of moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable — in 1975. DJs such as Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Jam Master Jay all implemented the technique and the sound became synonymous with hip-hop in the […]

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By Hannah Shearer I’ll be the first to admit that I got way too into reality television while quarantining. I know myself and I’ve reflected on this fact and I’ve accepted it for what it is. Even after all the months of losing brain cells watching people drink and fight, I don’t even know if […]

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By Maya Mabern A lot of people seem to be against cover songs, and unfortunately, I used to be one of them.  Regardless of who covered who or what, I was always convinced that the original version of a song was the only one that mattered. I’d like to think that the widespread disdain for […]

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By Jennifer Suryadjaja 2020 looks like a promising year for music. Since January, we’ve heard new tracks from Jhene Aiko, the late Mac Miller, Champagne Papi and The Weeknd.  Last week, Frank Ocean finally stopped making us wait and dropped two new tracks from his vinyl on major streaming services. Having already listened to these […]

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By Michelle Lu Tian “Okay, we get it, you love Ariana Grande.” I’m a huge Ariana Grande fan or, as we like to call ourselves, I’m an “Arianator.” You can call me basic all you want, but it’s not going to change the way I feel about her and her music. I’ve always heard stories […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis At this point, it’s safe to say that all of us know at least one person who’s come down with the ‘rona. And if not, congrats: you live under a rock. With stay-at-home orders slowly working their way state by state, we all want this madness to end as much as the […]

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By Liam Grogan One of my favorite shows of all time is NBC’s “Community,” which ran from 2009-2014 before its final season ran on the ill-fated streaming service, “Yahoo Screen.” There are so many things that made the show great, but one major highlight is its phenomenal cast.  But, much like “The Office” with Steve […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis Playing hooky used to be so much fun.  When I was in elementary school, I was a huge proponent of pretending to be sick to avoid serious responsibilities. You know, like math tests.  My mom claims that she saw through it, but there’s no way she knew I was faking given the […]

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By Ananya Panchal On Friday, I celebrated Valentine’s Day with the new love of my life: Justin Bieber’s fifth full-length studio album “Changes.”  I waited five years for this album, so you best believe I stayed up until midnight for the drop. And I thought about how fitting it was that an album, which is […]

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