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Notre-Dame cathedral, then and now

Notre-Dame cathedral, then and now

| Wednesday, April 24, 2019

In the Middle Ages, a group of composers in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame invented a new kind of sound: polyphony. Compared to the monophonic Gregorian chants of years prior, this new music consisted of multiple overlapping voices moving in distinct yet interwoven melodies. The innovation resonated throughout Western music read more

Taylor Swift returns

Taylor Swift returns

| Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Eight days, eight hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds, that is the time standing between April 26 and the moment I sit down to write this article. The countdown to Taylor Swift’s next comeback has begun. The “Reputation” era was epic, don’t get me wrong. But the next Taylor read more

‘Santa Clarita Diet:’ more Drew Barrymore, please

‘Santa Clarita Diet:’ more Drew Barrymore, please

| Monday, April 15, 2019

The third installment of Netflix’s original series “Santa Clarita Diet” was released in late March, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. A comedy about a normal, upper-middle class family living peacefully in Santa Clarita Diet comes with a strange and apocalyptic twist: Barrymore’s character, Shelia Hammond, is an undead read more

Students perform ‘The Great Gatsby’

Students perform ‘The Great Gatsby’

| Monday, April 15, 2019

The eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg survey the audience as they settle in for Anton Juan’s stage adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” When the show starts, an unsettling short film, depicting fragments of 1920s culture in the United States, projects over Eckleburg’s gaze. The lights slowly rise over a read more

BlackPink is a K-pop group to watch

BlackPink is a K-pop group to watch

| Thursday, April 11, 2019

Continuing their success from their recent world tour and their latest comeback with the mini-album “Square Up,” BlackPink is solidifying their position as a top act not only in South Korea but overseas as well. BlackPink is a South Korean girl group that debuted in 2016, with “Boombayah” and read more