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Swift embraces new genre, tops the charts

Swift embraces new genre, tops the charts

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2014

Known for her quirky personality and love songs, Taylor Swift’s 1989 effortlessly transitions her sound from country crooner to pop sensation. Along with the genre switch, Swift’s usual boy-centric theme is thrown out almost completely, centralizing instead on new beginnings and embracing oneself....

Sticking to the top

Sticking to the top

Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2014

Every so often the music industry is rocked with major acts originating from a specific country. The 90s were defined by the British, as Oasis and Blur battled each other on the charts while the Spice Girls and Sclub 7 took over the world’s biggest pop bands. Now, Australian musicians are starting to get more recognition with Chet Faker, Flume and Tame Impala, and most recently with Sydney-based band Sticky Fingers.

Motherload of talent

Motherload of talent

Emily Burleson, Managing News Editor

October 15, 2014

Motherhood looks good on Lily Allen. A stage dripping with neon-lighted baby bottles set the tone for the feminist singer’s sold out Sept. 13 show at the House of Blues, the third stop on her American Sheezus tour. The crowd, ranging from grown-ups with carefully indifferent expressions, to Bri...

The Maze Runner is fresh, exciting

The Maze Runner is fresh, exciting

Eryn Lyle, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

Despite being 'yet another' dystopian film to appear on the big screens this year, The Maze Runner is surprisingly fresh and entertaining.

La Femme concert review

La Femme concert review

Maura Rowell, Entertainment Editor

April 11, 2014

You do not have to be fluent in French to understand the hip, musical language of La Femme. From their classic-with-a-twist Parisian style to their entrancing and wacky instruments, it is nearly impossible to find them as anything less than the coolest band on the planet. The crowd at the 11 p.m....

St. Vincent reborn in self-titled album

St. Vincent reborn in self-titled album

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief

April 11, 2014

The room is buzzing as it is before every concert at the House of Blues in Houston. This night is different, perhaps because of the way the crowd is murmuring or the low hum of nondescript music in the background. Most concerts draw a specific target audience, but not in this case. People from all walks...

Beck enters new ‘Phase’: New album revisits old sound with a twist

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief

April 11, 2014

Each of Beck’s albums has something special about them. They each have a special personality but still remain true to Beck’s style. But his latest album, ‘Morning Phase,’ is not really an album all its own. It is more of a sequel to his 2002 album ‘Sea Change’ which is known for its slow,...

Wild Moccasins concert review

Wild Moccasins concert review

Maura Rowell, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2014

From the cool, whipping air and the majestic skyscrapers, still lit by the fluorescent lights of the offices that inhabit them, Discovery Green Houston made an incredible backdrop for Wild Moccasins’ latest home-town show. With her blue and yellow patterned Kimono, yellow tights, strappy Mary Janes...

Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel impress

Wes Anderson, Grand Budapest Hotel impress

Maura Rowell, Rachel Childress, Entertainment Editor, Digital Media Editor

April 2, 2014

"Dear Suzy, here is my plan..." "Dear Sam, my answer is yes."   The Legacy  Wes Anderson has created perhaps some of the most enticing and magical films of the 21st century. From the charming, romantic world of Moonrise Kingdom to the chaotic and troubling lives of The Royal Tenenb...

Mind Over Matter: Young the Giant wins with second album

Maura Rowell & Sara Saavedra, Entertainment Editor, staff writer

February 18, 2014

Defying the infamously difficult second-album syndrome, Young the Giant’s “Mind Over Matter” album is brilliantly relevant and equally as memorable as its debut. It may seem an impossible feat to upstage classic fan favorites such as “Cough Syrup” and “My Body”, but with reverberating...

Alexandra Robbins novel examines modern teenagers

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief

February 11, 2014

Seven students who are just trying to get by. That is what Alexandra Robbins’ novel “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth” is about. Sure, it follows seven stereotypical teens that are not what they appear to be, but it is really about just surviving high school. The novel was inspired byRobbins’...

Four book-to-movie adaptations to look out for in 2014

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor

February 11, 2014

The Fault In Our Stars: The popular young adult novel, authored by internet sensation John Green is one of the most highly anticipated book to movie adaptations of 2014. It follows the story of 16-year-old cancer patient Hazel Grace, and as the movie poster claims “Is one sick love story”. The recently...

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