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Senior Farewell: Julianna Ress

Senior Farewell: Julianna Ress

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // May 8, 2019

When I started at San Diego State four years ago, I had no idea writing about pop culture could lead to so many opportunities. For that I have to thank...

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Black Women's Healing Circle fosters valuable community through discussion

Black Women’s Healing Circle fosters valuable community through discussion

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // April 10, 2019

For the past three years, the Black Women’s Healing Circle on campus has worked to create a space for female, trans and non-binary black students to...

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Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers performed at San Diego's Music Box on March 10.

Better Oblivion Community Center bridges generations of indie rock

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // March 18, 2019

Singer-songwriters Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers stopped by San Diego’s Music Box on March 10 as their newly-formed duo Better Oblivion Community...

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Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst performing in San Diego on March 10.

Ten great songs already released this year

by Julianna Ress and Spencer White // March 13, 2019

In its third month, the music of 2019 is already a scattershot. New voices are finding their footing, old favorites are making admirable returns to form...

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Kelly Clarkson flexes legacy on 'Meaning of Life' tour

Kelly Clarkson flexes legacy on ‘Meaning of Life’ tour

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // January 30, 2019

Most noticeable when entering the Staples Center on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles as the crowd was filing in for Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life” tour,...

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Jazz-trained music junior pursues EDM

Jazz-trained music junior pursues EDM

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // January 23, 2019

With all styles of music more accessible than ever, it’s common to see artists expand their craft across genres, rather than limiting themselves to one...

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The 10 best songs of 2018

The 10 best songs of 2018

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // December 12, 2018

Perhaps it’s the turbulence and unrest in the world at large that made 2018 a particularly strange year in music. Releasing full-length, heavily promoted...

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Review: The 1975's third album captures a world online

Review: The 1975’s third album captures a world online

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // December 5, 2018

It’s been more than 20 years since the Gallagher brothers posed the question, “How many special people change?” on Oasis’s “Champagne Supernova,”...

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Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen deliver necessary variations of self-empowerment

Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen deliver necessary variations of self-empowerment

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // November 14, 2018

Ariana Grande has her first U.S. no. 1 hit. Thinking back on her illustrious career, it’s hard to believe she hadn’t topped the Billboard Hot 100...

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Dream pop artist Clairo performed at San Diego's House of Blues Nov. 2.

Viral pop sensation Clairo searches for live voice

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // November 9, 2018

20-year-old pop progressivist Clairo stopped at San Diego’s House of Blues on Nov. 2, and a year and a half after becoming an online star, it was evident...

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Popular food/comedy podcast ‘Doughboys’ to record live episode in San Diego

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // November 7, 2018

Meals at chain restaurants are usually evaluated as cheap, bland and unhealthy in comparison to their single-location equivalents. Why order Taco Bell...

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Australian pop vocalist Troye Sivan took the

Troye Sivan, Kim Petras pay respect to 21st century pop on ‘Bloom’ tour

by Julianna Ress, Arts & Culture Editor // October 31, 2018

Australian pop artist and 2018 critical breakthrough Troye Sivan brought his intimate, inclusive “Bloom” tour to San Diego State’s CalCoast Credit...

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