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Luke Hemmings performing with 5 Seconds of Summer at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Luke Hemmings launches solo career with debut singles “Starting Line” and “Motion”

by Cristina Lombardo, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor // July 30, 2021

For nearly a decade, Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) has given the world multiple chart-topping albums. Starting off as just four friends...

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El nuevo álbum de Lola Indigo “La Niña” nos da las vibras perfectas para el verano

by Trinity Bland, Managing Editor // July 18, 2021

Es el mundo de Lola Indigo y todos vivimos en ello.  El 2 de julio, la artista española Lola Indigo lanzó su segundo álbum, “La Niña” que invita...

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Willow Smith's music is underrated and deserves more attention

Willow Smith’s music is underrated and deserves more attention

by Aaliyah Alexander, Opinion Editor // June 30, 2021

"I understand that her music isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea but can’t that be said for every artist out there? Olivia Rodrigo’s music...

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A screenshot of J.Balvin's new documentary,

Review: J Balvin’s ‘The Boy from Medellin’ documentary explores his rise to music prominence

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // May 5, 2021

There are more than a handful of monotonous music documentaries. “The Boy From Medellín” is not one of them.   With a protagonist that has doubts...

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Why you should care about sampling

Why you should care about sampling

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // May 4, 2021

Without knowing it, millions of listeners have been exposed time and time again to the ear-catching strings of “Tere Mere Beech Mein,” a Hindi love...

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Kehlani opens up about success and her privilege as a queer artist

Kehlani opens up about success and her privilege as a queer artist

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // April 28, 2021

Ever since bursting onto the scene in 2014, R&B superstar Kehlani has proudly worn her queerness on her sleeve. In the seven years since the artist...

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Some of the featured artists include Hayley Kiyoko, Lady Gaga, Little Richard, Freddie Mercury and Janelle Monaé

A timeline of LGBTQ+ influence in music

by Ryan Hardison and Jacob Sullivan // April 27, 2021

There’s a long-standing saying that goes “history is told by the victors.” Usually, it’s applied to entire nations and the regrettable atrocities...

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Marvin Gaye's revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

Marvin Gaye’s revolutionary impact on music can easily be heard today

by Ryan Hardison and Trinity Bland // April 21, 2021

If called upon, an overwhelming majority of Americans would likely recognize their country’s national anthem.  Not really by choice as the sluggish...

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Minnie Riperton gave us flowers, it's time we give her flowers too

Minnie Riperton gave us flowers, it’s time we give her flowers too

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 30, 2021

The abundance of music laced with resilient, socially-conscious themes canvassing the mid-1960s through the early 1970s will likely never be matched again.  Even...

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The Harlem Renaissance is worth remembering

The Harlem Renaissance is worth remembering

by Trinity Bland, Opinion Editor // March 10, 2021

While most are well aware of the European Renaissance and some of its prominent participants such as William Shakespeare and Michelangelo, it is rare for...

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Rapper Kalan.FrFr was a defensive back for San Diego State football from 2013-2016.

SDSU football alum and rapper Kalan.FrFr signs with music label Roc Nation

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // March 10, 2021

It’s time to add another name to the list of famous former students at San Diego State University. The alumni most recognized at SDSU include sports...

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Why Justin Bieber's

Why Justin Bieber’s “Believe” is his best album

by Shalika Oza, Staff Writer // October 24, 2020

In January, three friends and I decided to sign a lease for a house just next to campus. We didn't think everything would turn out as it did, however,...

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