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October 20, 2017

When Solána Imani Rowe, also known as SZA, released her album Ctrl in early June, most fans anticipated the anthem of the summer. Although most listeners were wrong, they were certainly not disappointed. SZA instead gifted her audience sultry songs surrounding vulnerability, anxiety, sexuality, and every shade of insecurity that comes with a toxic relationship. SZA collaborated with rap royalty such as Kendrick Lamar and Travis Scott while also remaining ...

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February 17, 2017

Former American editor-at-large for “Vogue,” André Leon Talley is a front-row regular at high-end fashion shows around the world. Initially working for Andy Warhol at “Interview Magazine,” he eventually went to work with Anna Wintour at “Vogue.” Yet life was not always comfortable for this fashion icon. Growing up in the Jim Crow South was incredibly restrictive for a young, gay, black man like Talley, yet he found solace in ...

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January 27, 2017

The Governors Ball Music Festival, more commonly referred to as Gov Ball, makes its return this summer with a diverse lineup to kick off the dog days and long summer nights of 2017. The festival will be held on Randall’s Island, Manhattan, from June 2 to June 4—which is incredibly convenient for underclassmen, as Spring Term finals come to an end by June 1. Some believe Gov Ball is a ...

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January 27, 2017

The riveting, utterly tactful, and delicately profound Ocean Vuong captivates his readers through the exploration of immigrant reality and the cultural experiences he has carried through the means of free verse poetry. The dreamer of sorts was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and immigrated to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1990 along with his mother, grandmother, and four siblings. Growing up, Vuong was the only literate member of his family. Given this situation, ...

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January 20, 2017

Dear Class of 2018, You are welcome. You are so welcome that I am writing this totally non-satirical guide on how to acquire leadership positions for your senior year. Underclassmen take notes; the earlier you start the more effective these guidelines will be. Yes, you should already be aspiring to become a Circle/Crescent House president even if you don’t know what House you will be in. With no data or ...

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December 09, 2016

Victoria Cruz ’18: “What is your favorite movie of all time?” Sam Cabot ’17: “‘Animal House.’” VC: “What makes the movie great?” SC: “Firstly, it's incredibly funny. It is also iconic in its nature since it's the first real American frat movie. […] It’s very memorable, [and its] jokes stick with you. But it is also one of those coming-of-age films as well. Everyone remembers the first time they watched ‘Animal House’; you ...

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November 11, 2016

In 2013’s smash hit “Habits,” she wrote about getting “high out of her mind” as a critical step in overcoming heartbreak. In 2014’s “Talking Body,” she declared that if she were loved, she would reward her admirer with sex. In 2016, Tove Lo now knows exactly what she wants and how she wants it. On October 28, she released her titillating sophomore album “Lady Wood,” a record that feels like ...

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October 21, 2016

Maria Qamar, a Toronto-based and self-proclaimed “Desi artist,” has taken the bittersweet reality that comes with her South Asian culture and has turned it into a form of satirical art for her 66,000 Instagram followers to enjoy. As a Desi, or person of South Asian descent, who moved from Pakistan to Canada a year before 9/11, Qamar has experienced palpable tensions and ruthless bullying, constantly being called a “Paki” or ...

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September 30, 2016

Mac Miller, a cocksure rapper who loves to fool around with drugs and groupies, has recently released “the Divine Feminine,” a concept record regarding love and the way it may relate to both the female and the universe as a whole. Yes, the man who once rapped, “I’m playing hot potato on the Winnebago / The chips are stale but they taste OK, though, when they dipped in queso,” released ...

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September 30, 2016

1. Stare at a blank Google Docs sheet for an hour on Monday evening 2. Repeat Step 1 on Tuesday, but ensure that at 11:14 PM you email your editor to ask for an extension. Editors surprisingly enjoy this since their true purpose is to grant you extensions on your articles. Trust me, it is ...

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September 23, 2016

Gerald Gillum, or G-Eazy, is the cheeky, sleek rapper from the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s clear G-Eazy started from the bottom and now he’s, well, here, in the midst of VMA performances, star-studded collaborations, and sold-out world tours. G-Eazy admits “hip-hop is very much a fake-it-till-you-make-it kind of genre and culture. I can't act as broke as I actually am, I have to portray this image of a winner ...

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Theatre and Dance Director of Theater Christopher Cull, also director of the Fall Musical and Performing Arts Master, said that because of the Fall Musical, “the entire adult faculty get to collaborate together to model professional behavior for our students.” With Director of Instrumental Studies Keith Roeckle behind instrumentals, Director of Music Robert Palmer focused on vocals, Chair of Performing Arts Derrick Wilder responsible for the dance portion of the musical, ...

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May 29, 2016

As summer approaches, so do movies; some of the biggest blockbusters of the year roll in with the sunshine. Here is a rundown of some of the most anticipated films of the season. May 27: “X-Men: Apocalypse” The ninth installment in the X-Men franchise, “Apocalypse” has been highly awaited by diehard Marvel fans. Due to new mutants on the X-Men team and an all-powerful supervillain woven into a dynamic and ...

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May 21, 2016

Why can’t a boy and a girl just be friends? Within Lawrenceville’s social stratosphere, a successful and undistributed platonic bond seems to be as rare as finding the bathrooms in Clark unlocked past 4 PM. When two people of the opposite sex are sitting in a library pod together, why do those around them instantly assume they are a “thing”? Through the transparent pods of Bunn, our peers can witness ...

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April 29, 2016

“Lemonade,” Beyoncé’s sixth studio record and her second labeled as a “visual album,” was released on Tidal, Jay Z’s streaming platform, on Sunday, April 26. “Lemonade” drew much attention for being packed with accusations aimed at the singer’s husband, Jay Z, as a result of his alleged infidelity. Yes, you read that correctly, Jay Z apparently cheated on Bey, and she proceeded to release her visual album on his streaming ...

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April 29, 2016

Dear fellow Lawrentians, First on this list of people who need to be stopped, I’d like to start with those of you who somehow decided that it is perfectly acceptable to use an entire library pod for yourselves. These pods, if you didn’t happen to notice, are traditionally used for group work. The four chairs are not for you, your backpack, your laptop, and your Domino's order that should not even ...

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April 15, 2016

Released in 1994, the iconic crime film “Pulp Fiction” propelled director Quentin Tarantino into the limelight of cinema production. Set in the mid-1990s, “Pulp Fiction” follows three interconnected stories of gangster-related activity in Los Angeles. As the film begins, the audience is introduced to Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield, two hitmen working for Marsellus Wallace, a gang’s kingpin, who run into a darkly humorous scenario while attempting to rescue their ...

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April 15, 2016

Would you hook up in a Gruss? Would you hook up on a bus? I will not hook up in a Gruss. I will not hook up on a bus. It’s uncomfortable and whatnot. The struggle of finding that perfect hookup spot. Would you hook up in the field house? Would you hook up with no blouse? I will not hook up in the fieldhouse. I will not hook up with no blouse. I will not hook up in a ...

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April 01, 2016

A year after announcing his departure from the internationally beloved boy band, One Direction, Zayn Malik released his debut album “Mind of Mine,” marking his debut as a solo artist. Since his abrupt departure, Zayn has called off his engagement with long term fiancée, Perrie Edwards, and eventually began dating supermodel it-girl, Gigi Hadid. With his personal lifestyle choices becoming a public scandal, as well as some manipulation of the ...