Category: A&E

American Psycho/American Beauty

American Psycho/American Beauty

Fall Out Boy steps unto the scene once again with their sixth album and most diverse work to date – American Psycho/American Beauty. Fall Out Boy’s music has evolved, varied, and completely stopped (the band took a two year hiatus from 2010-2012) since their origin in 2001. Beginning initially as a noisy punk band from the suburbs of Chicago, Fall […]

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2014 Forrest Hills Drive

2014 Forrest Hills Drive

Cole, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., has been rapping since the age of 12. After moving to New York for college, acquiring a record deal with Jay Z, and releasing a combination of multiple mixtapes and albums, here he is, 17 years later, releasing yet another collection of music. The album, 2014 Forrest Hills Drive, is a reminiscence of Cole’s […]

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Photo by: Ashlynn Payne

Trivia Crack

Your teeth are clenched, your mind is racing and the clock is counting down. This isn’t an action movie, it’s the addicting game Trivia Crack Trivia Crack is an award-winning game pitting friend against each other as they attempt to answer questions in different categories to determine who has the most trivia knowledge. The game is free and available for […]

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Disney’s Frozen on Ice

Disney’s Frozen on Ice

Last Monday night, I fulfilled a child’s dreams of attending Disney ice skating show. Frozen on Ice was shown at the PNC Arena in Raleigh from Dec. 10 – 15 for all ages to see. The performance portrayed the Academy Award-winning tale of the royal sisters Elsa and Anna. They were joined by the comedic snowman Olaf, the true outdoorsman […]

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Jack's Mannequin

The Best Ten Albums Since 2000

There have been many advancements since 2000. The World Trade Center incident occurred. Wikipedia, Twitter, and YouTube were launched, and hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. The first African American president was elected. It is easy to look only at the natural catastrophes and political events when examining the past fifteen years. However, much more has changed– including music. The evolution […]

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8tracks Top 10 Playlists

8tracks Top 10 Playlists

Move over, Pandora. The personalized online radio world has a new top player. Melodies and symphonies tuned to every possible mood are only a website away. 8tracks.com was launched by founders David Porter and Remi Gabillet in 2008, but the smartphone application has recently taken the popular Apple iPhone platform by storm. 8tracks combines social networking and custom radio into […]

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(Back Row L to R): Riley Andrews, Paige Simons, Melanie Langness, Gabbie D'Agostino and Kylie Vanderbeek. (Front Row L to R): Jordan Zachary, Amanda Sledge, Casey C, Mya Atkinson, Abby Britt, Emily Urtz and Claire Dodd.

Spreading Holiday Cheer

The holiday season fills the air with a feeling of kind generosity and a willingness to do good for others. This year, fine arts students used their festive emotions to spread cheer to the elderly. On Dec. 6, the Nu Delta Alpha National Dance Honors Society (NDA) and members of the Honors choral ensemble visited Lee’s Long Term Care Facility […]

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A Festive Event

The crowd bobbed along to the catchy tunes, smiling as they began to feel the holiday spirit fill their hearts. The band captured the attention of the auditorium as they skillfully manipulated their instruments to create a festive melody that floated through the air like a swirl of snowflakes. On Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., the auditorium hosted spectators as […]

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“Beyoncé” Review

“Beyoncé” Review

R&B superstar Beyoncé (creatively known simply by her first name) Knowles’s fifth solo album “Beyoncé” may host a simple name, but boasts an amazing success rate. The official album was originally released Dec. 13, 2013, but since that date more tracks have been spontaneously added to the collection. Beyoncé’s creative team managed to keep the album a secret– no tracks […]

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Mockingjay Review

Director Francis Lawrence brought the third installment of the “Hunger Games” saga to life with the release of “Mockingjay: Part One” on Nov. 21 last week. The adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s novel boasted a star-studded cast and an already-successful franchise, but the film itself felt like a drawn-out “filler.” In the young-adult dystopian novels, Collins creates Panem, a futuristic interpretation […]

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