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Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Rapper Juice WRLD dies after medical emergency in Chicago

Associated Press

December 8, 2019

Rapper Juice WRLD, who launched his career on SoundCloud before becoming a streaming juggernaut and rose to the top of the charts with the Sting-sampled hit “Lucid Dreams,” died early Sunday after a “medical emergency” at Chicago's Midway International Airport. The rapper, whose legal name...

Jason Mraz speaks with The DePaulia on intimate tours, social activism

Jason Mraz speaks with The DePaulia on intimate tours, social activism

Lauren Coates, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

A Grammy award-winning artist as well as an activist and philanthropist, Jason Mraz is a multi-talented musician whose decade-long career has resulted in hits such as “I’m Yours,” “I Won’t Give Up” and “Lucky”. Following his most recent worldwide “GOOD VIBES” tour, Mraz is once a...

Even 25 years later, Mariah Carey’s rendition of classic Christmas tune still not old — and never will be

Even 25 years later, Mariah Carey’s rendition of classic Christmas tune still not old — and never will be

Jenna Ranieri, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

No presents to be had, just that one special someone. That’s what Mariah Carey has been telling us to wish for every Christmas for the last 25 years. This classic Christmas song stole America’s back in 1994, so why do we still love hearing it today? “The song is just so powerful and relatable,” UIC alumnus...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

You may be looking at the album covers and be thinking that it’s too early for Christmas music. Well, to that I say: too bad. I will field no hatred for me listing my favorite Christmas songs before Thanksgiving, because what am I supposed to do? List my favorite Thanksgiving songs? Don’t make me laugh...

Student shows highlight DePaul jazz program

Student shows highlight DePaul jazz program

Jonathan Lee, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Duke Ellington: If the first thing that comes to mind is “Big Mouth,” do yourself a favor and head over to a jazz club near you. Lucky for you, a new one opened just last year by the name of Holtschneider Performance Center. Three different jazz combos at DePaul performed at the center last Tuesday. Th...

L.A. band ‘Moby Rich’ capitalizes on being different

L.A. band ‘Moby Rich’ capitalizes on being different

Charlie Bevins, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

The music video for Moby Rich’s “Oil Spill” begins with the lead singers, Maxwell Joseph and Connor Pledger, donning bowl-cut wigs and mustaches on a grainy news presentation. Pledger gives a satirical description of the oil spill to his co-anchor, saying, “Well, there was some oil. A lot of...

Review: Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ focuses on hope

Review: Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ focuses on hope

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Rex Orange County’s work is loaded with (or almost entirely made up of) deeply personal anecdotes and multifaceted experiences with love. A new “anti-pop” pop star in recent years, he employs the method of many an adored musician: maintaining lyrical introspectiveness in order to communicate u...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

With the quarter quickly coming to an end, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by deadlines and exams. In the event of such stress, it’s always good to have pump-up songs to raise your spirits keep you motivated. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite feel-good jams. Sunflower Rex Orange County Every self-proclaimed in...

St.Vincent’s De Jamz

St.Vincent’s De Jamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

October 28, 2019

I was one week early to the spooky section, but what’s done is done. In honor of the Chicago International Film Festival, I’m sharing some of my favorite songs from movies. This list is probably going to include some obvious favorites, but these songs are still jams. 1. “My Heart Will Go On...

The legacy of ‘Led Zeppelin II’

The legacy of ‘Led Zeppelin II’

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2019

When I was a sophomore in high school, I was exposed to Led Zeppelin for the first time. Despite being one of the most popular and beloved bands of all time, my 15-year-old self thought I was ahead of the curve for listening to only their most well-known songs.  The band’s sophomore album, “Led Zeppelin ...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

October 21, 2019

While it’s not quite Halloween yet, I see no point in holding off in sharing my favorite spooky jams. There are the quintessential Halloween songs—The Monster Mash, Thriller, etc.— but that’s not this list. For this week’s DeJamz, I’ll include songs that are spooky on a deeper level, because...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

October 14, 2019

We are fully in the swing of autumn, or #SadGirlAutumn, as Twitter calls it. Gone are the days of fun summer jams and the season of moody songs to listen to while looking wistfully outside a CTA window. Here are my picks for moody fall bops.   1. Norman F******g Rockwell Lana Del Rey Despite ...

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