Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Music

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Drivers License’ is the Internet’s Latest Teenage Obsession

Known for her role as Nina “Nini” Salazar-Roberts in the Disney+ original “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” 17-year-old Olivia...

Megan Thee Stallion’s Debut Album ‘Good News’ Is Raw Feminine Energy

Notorious for her sexually-charged lyricism and erotic music videos, Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion continues to be one of the year’s...

CTSA Music Student Spotlights: Can Anybody Still Hear Me?

Annalucia Zarate spent four to five hours per day perfecting her craft and preparing to showcase her work that she spent...

Æspa’s Own “Black Mamba”

K-pop agency SM Entertainment debuted their newest girl group, æspa, with their first single “Black Mamba” on Nov. 17. As the...

Is It Too Early for A Christmas Album Roundup?

There are two types of people when the clock strikes midnight on Oct. 31. You are either the person who buys...

Vocal about Voting: How Some Musicians Are Voicing Their Thoughts On The Election

In the midst of a chaotic year, fans have urged celebrities to use their platforms for good, bring social issues to...

“Positions” on Quarantine Romance

Ariana Grande released the music video for “positions,” the first single off her sixth studio album of the same name, on...

Grammy-Nominated Musician Eric Alexandrakis’ “TERRA” is Equal Parts Elaborate and Unsettling

Grammy-nominated musician Eric Alexandrakis’s latest concept album “TERRA,” released cross-platform on Sept. 18, is an unnerving yet eclectic amalgamation of new...

Keshi’s ‘Always’ Gives Us a Glimpse Into His Heart

Houston-based singer-songwriter Keshi — stylized as "keshi" — released his sixth EP "always" on Oct. 23. “always” continues his discography’s recurring...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Reimagines Storytelling Through Perspective and Artistically-Crafted Lyrics

Taylor Swift surprised fans on July 24 with a 16-track album entitled “Folklore,” bringing a new, folksy sound to Swift’s eighth...

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” A Perfect Pitchfork 10 and Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

It’s been eight long years since Fiona Apple released her last album “The Idler Wheel,” but she wasted no time pushing...

Twenty One Pilots’ New Single Is Inspired By Social Distancing

With the implementation of the nationwide lockdown, artists have been quickly creating impromptu music and releasing it without too much refinement....

NEWS

‘Astro Boy:’ The Turning Point of Manga and Anime

UCI Libraries hosted a Zoom webinar in light of the growing collection of manga and anime in their 30 year anniversary of...

New Allegations Surface Regarding Impeached ASUCI Judge Kimo Gandall

New allegations are being made regarding Kimo Gandall, one of the ASUCI judges listed in the recent petition written with the goal...

Persisting Inequalities and Paths Forward: The State of Undocumented Students in California’s Public Universities

Representatives from the UC Collaborative to Promote Immigrant and Student Equity (UC PromISE) and the Undocumented Student Equity Project (USEP) discussed results...

OPINION

Banning Simps Won’t Get Rid of Harrasment On Twitch

Twitch, a popular video live streaming platform, is a hub for all gamers where they can make connections with their audience and...

A New Way to Look at Cancel Culture

“Cancel culture,” or call-out culture, is a term that has gained a lot of traction these past few years. New York Times...

Why California Must Reinvest in the UC System

On July 1, CA Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature instituted a $300.8 million budget cut to the University of California...

SPORTS

NFL Blows 10 Month Lead to COVID-19

The beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown in March marked a sudden end to youth, collegiate and professional sports mid-season, either suspending or...

Joshua Lane’s Sports Journey During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Joshua Lane, aged 18, imagined his senior year of high school to go the opposite way it ended. Throughout...

Anteaters Win in Clutch Time, 62-60, Against the Highlanders

UCI Women’s Basketball beat the UC Riverside Highlanders, 62-60, with a comeback in the final seconds of their non-conference game at the...

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