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Op-Ed: Meryl’s Speech

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Meryl’s Speech

Although there were many memorable and well-regarded events that happened at this year’s Golden Globes, the most talked about ordeal of that historic night was the speech by well-renowned and iconic actress, Meryl Streep. Streep was awarded the Cecil B. Demille Award that night at the Globes. The Cecil B. Demille Award, is an honorary […]

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Op-Ed: Myths about Metal

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Myths about Metal

What image does Heavy metal music paint in your brain? Is it the growling vocals and ultra high distortion guitar? Is it the gross and scary album covers? Bonus points if you said yes to both! For the best or the worst, these images are being associated to metal music of today. What’s appalling is […]

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Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Where have all the characters gone?

“He danced for those at minstrel shows and county fairs, throughout the south,” an act perpetrated by none other than that of Mr. Bojangles himself, rang through my head while listening to Jerry Jeff Walker’s greatest hits (Walker is Texas’ answer to Jimmy Buffett, for the unaware). It then occurred to me that we – […]

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Op-Ed: Race, media and pop culture

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Race, media and pop culture

  The idea of reading one more article about racial slurs or using up 10 precious minutes of your time to read this so called “writer” who believes his or her opinion matters or will even make a dent on social issues is on the bottom of your to-do list. I understand, news is getting […]

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Op-Ed: Beyonce Backlash

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Beyonce Backlash

“Okay ladies now lets get in formation.” If you watched the Super Bowl and half time show, then you know the controversy that has swarmed the nation. For those of you that did not watch the half time show, allow me to fill you in. The show featured performances from the headliner – Coldplay – […]

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Op-Ed: Stacey Dash and the Oscars

| February 16, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Stacey Dash and the Oscars

Recently there has been a huge debacle in the media about African American actors and actresses boycotting the Oscars, because they feel they do not get recognition that is rightfully deserved to them as their counter parts do. However, an even bigger debacle that outraged the black community derived from the comments of former Clueless […]

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Op-Ed: You are being Mary Jane

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: You are being Mary Jane

“Being Mary Jane,” hit BET series, is renewed for yet another season. Its previous season, season three, ended on a controversial issue of race and left viewers pondering, “What does Mara Brock Akil [creator] have in store for us next?” While Akil allows viewers to observe the life of successful, beautiful and complicated news anchor, […]

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Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

| February 2, 2016 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: Why Jimmy Buffett and why now?

Why don’t we get drunk and screw? Oh, sorry, just another days work at quoting Jimmy Buffett songs. It is right and a good thing to do so (quote Buffett, I mean) as the rough temperament and frigid climate of winter is fast upon us. So instead of conceding to the winter blues I prefer […]

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OP-ED: Neocreativity

| October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Neocreativity

Upon hearing the word ‘creativity,’ what thoughts come to mind? If you immediately associate elaborate artistic endeavors by established artists as the only kind of creativity in this world… I’ve got a story to tell. Imagine a young man hardly able to legally drink alcohol or step foot inside an uptown Charlotte nightclub. He travels […]

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OP-ED: Miley, what’s good?

| September 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
OP-ED: Miley, what’s good?

This past Sunday, MTV aired its annual Video Music Awards. If you tuned in to the show, you probably witnessed all the foolishness from Rebel Wilson’s police brutality jokes to Kayne West’s presidential aspirations. You also probably witnessed the host of the award show, Miley Cyrus fail to bring the show justice. Overall, the night […]

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OP-ED: Kanye West for President?

| September 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Kanye West for President?

The 2015 Video Music Awards (VMAs) aired on Aug 30. One of the most memorable parts, for me at least, was Kanye West’s dramatic speech and acceptance of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. MTV asked Taylor Swift to be the presenter for West’s award, which is a lot of drama in itself due to […]

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OP-ED: Imagining life without music

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Imagining life without music

As I sit here on campus, listening to the Ramones and staring at the giant pen in the quad, I can’t help but think, what would life be like without music? What would life be like without jamming to the new Drizzy mixtape or rocking out to some classic Journey in the car? Ladies, how […]

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