Sunday, March 29, 2020

Music

Best Coast’s New Album “Always Tomorrow” Emphasizes Sobriety And Optimism

Indie-rock group Best Coast released their fifth album, “Always Tomorrow,” on Friday, Feb. 21. The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist Bethany...

The Weeknd is Back And More Manic Than Ever

R&B pop artist The Weeknd, released his third promotional single  “After Hours” on Feb 19 in anticipation of his fourth studio...

Moonlight Melodies Presents Love And Positivity On Valentine’s Day Featuring UMI And Jeremy Zucker

Over 4,000 students gathered in Aldrich Park to join R&B artist UMI and pop artist Jeremy Zucker at the first annual...

Green Day’s “Father of All…” Is Spirited And Rebellious, But Nothing New

Often times, bands fail to remain relevant over the course of time, but Green...

Kesha Reconnects With Her Love For Life in New Album “High Road”

“High Road” displays it all, from Kesha’s current party life to her relationship with lovers and potential haters.

Louis Tomlinson’s “Walls” Is Just Another “Wall” Keeping Him From Reaching His Full Potential

In his new album, “Walls,” Louis Tomlinson released music filled with fairytale romance and unoriginal beats, proving that most of his voice as an artist still derives from an outdated sound that was once popular in One Direction.

2020 Grammy Awards: Is The Rap Album Of The Year Truly The Best Rap Album Of The Year?

Between Oct. 1, 2018 and Aug. 31, 2019 — the dates a music product needed to be released by to be eligible for a Grammy nomination —, the public was granted amazing projects from many notable hip-hop artist. Here are the five nominated Grammy albums and whether they are worthy of the title of Best Rap Album of the Year.

Uprooting Myths of Black Womanhood with Brittany L. Proctor, Ph.D

On Jan. 16, visiting professor Brittany L. Proctor Ph.D. gave a talk titled “Sonic Gardens, Black Women's Subjectivity, and the Limits of Genre: Minnie Riperton's Come to My Garden,” in which she analyzed Riperton’s 1970 album “Come to My Garden.” The presentation focused on Riperton’s transition from the psychedelic genre to the popularized fusion sound of the 1970s to display the flourish of black woman creativity and subjectivity.

Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ Is The Perfect Ending To A Discography Full Of Growth And Heartbreak

“Well, this is what it looks like right before you fall” are the first words seeped out of Mac Miller’s mouth on the opening track of his sixth studio album “Circles,” as it perfectly sets the theme for the rest of the album.

Meeting Halsey’s “Manic” Mind For The First Time

Halsey has always been a storyteller. Now, for the first time, she's telling her own story.

Selena Gomez Reminds Us How “Rare” She Is

“Rare” covers everything from her love life to her relationship with social media, but overall, it focuses on her journey to self-love and acceptance with a new chill pop sound that matches this mood.

King Princess Delivers A Powerful Message Of Acceptance With Her New Album ‘Cheap Queen’

King Princess is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the music industry and a powerful icon for the queer community. Her latest album “Cheap Queen” has demonstrated not only her unique voice, but also her complete mastery over music production.

NEWS

First COVID-19 Death In Orange County

Orange County officials reported the county's first death due to COVID-19 on March 24. The individual was a man in his 70s...

Undergraduate Creates Brave Spaces Program To Empower Students

Brave Spaces, a year long course, seeks for students to share their narrative through digital storytelling. The student initiated program was created...

First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 At UCI

A non-student resident of UCI’s graduate housing tested positive for COVID-19 according to an announcement from the Medical Director of the UCI...

OPINION

The World Should Learn From Taiwan In Fighting The COVID-19 Crisis

If the world learns from anyone about how to handle the COVID-19 crisis, it should learn from Taiwan. Despite its close proximity...

Letter From The Managing Editor: Addressing Faulty Assumptions Made By The ASUCI Senate Parliamentarian

Usually a letter of this nature comes from the Editor-In-Chief, but given that the Editor-In-Chief is the reporter in this situation, this...

Chancellor Gillman, It’s Time To Cancel Class

Editor’s Note: Today, March 10, UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman released an email stating that UCI will be transitioning to a remote learning...

SPORTS

COVID-19’s Effect On Sports

The day began like any ordinary day at UCI on Tuesday, March 10.

UCI Men’s Basketball Suffers Defeat To CSUN 72-70 On Senior Night

The UC Irvine Men’s Basketball team lost to the Cal State Northridge Matadors in their final regular season game ending 72-70 at...

UCI Men’s Volleyball Defeats Grand Canyon University In Four Sets

No. 7 UCI Men’s Volleyball team defeated No. 8 Grand Canyon University Antelopes, 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 24-26, 25-18) on Feb. 28 at...

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