Sunday, September 27, 2020

Music

“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....

Westside Gunn Paints A Beautifully Gruesome Canvas Of His Life In “Pray for Paris”

East Coast rapper Westside Gunn took audiences on a cruise down the brutal streets of...

Tory Lanez Demands Respect On “The New Toronto 3” As He Flaunts His Wealth, Confidence And Plans For The New Year

“The New Toronto 3” is a decent-to-mediocre album, as Lanez tries his best to develop his rapping skills and prove he can do way more than seduce listeners with his gentle R&B vocals.

Lauv’s “~how i’m feeling~” Introduces Six Sides To The Artist’s Persona

American singer-songwriter Lauv released his debut studio album “~how i’m feeling~” on March 6...

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filled with fairytale romance and unoriginal beats, proving that most of his voice as an artist still derives from an outdated sound that was once popular in One Direction.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.

NEWS

Trump Administration Rescinds ICE International Student Visa Policy Amidst Panic Over Fall Quarter

UCI Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Willie L. Banks, Jr. announced that international students are now required to enroll in at least...

California Sues Trump Administration Over International Student Visa Policy

California has become the first state to sue the Trump administration over newly announced visa rules that could force thousands of international...

UCI Student Receives 2020 Strauss Scholarship

UCI junior and cognitive sciences major Karishma Muthukumar has received the 2020 Strauss Scholarship. Provided by the Donald A. Strauss Public Service...

OPINION

George Floyd Would Still Be Alive Today

We watched another Black man get murdered at the hands of the police. George Floyd told the officer who had his knee...

Orange County: The Shame of California

At a time as critical as this one, the popular saying, “Orange County is the Florida of California” has never felt more...

Artificial Crisis at UCI: Austerity or Humanity? How Disposability Politics Guides the University’s Treatment of Students and Workers

Editor's Note: This article has been updated with links to resources for Student-Worker Week of Action, USASUCI and the BSU at UCI.

SPORTS

Big West Postpones Fall Sports

The Big West Board of Directors announced on July 20 that the Big West Conference (BWC) fall sports competition would not be...

UCI Men’s Basketball Player Tommy Rutherford Laments Abrupt End To Season

On game days, UCI Men’s Basketball senior Tommy Rutherford eats breakfast at around eight or nine in the morning, begins his stretches in the weight room, shoots around and grabs a balanced pre-game meal that consists of carbs, protein and some veggies. He prepares for the game by going over the film of the opposing team and discussing the team’s game plan with his coaches and teammates. Sometimes he allows himself to take a nap and takes about an hour more for shooting around. When all his ritualistic pre-game preparations are over, his team has their warm-up time on the court. Finally, it’s time to play basketball.

Letter From The Sports Editors: Changes In The Sports Section Due To COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic occurring, it is evident that live sporting events are in a hiatus during this time. There...

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