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DePaul grads follow rock ‘n’ roll dreams

DePaul grads follow rock ‘n’ roll dreams

Ashley Sanchez, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

You never know who you’ll meet at your freshman year dorm social. Chicago-based punk band Sleep on It, guitarist TJ Horansky and former bassist AJ Khah weren’t expecting to make connections at a social in Corcoran Hall that could change their trajectory for the rest of their time at DePaul. “We...

Lollapalooza lineup leaves much to be desired

Lollapalooza lineup leaves much to be desired

Noah Festenstein, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

On the first four days of August, Chicago’s Grant Park looks to attract many in its 15th annual Lollapalooza music festival, but the majority of DePaul students are not attracted to it. With the lineup of acts now released, students have expressed diverse feelings toward deciding whether to go. This ...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019

As the saying goes, the young people of today are the better people of tomorrow. Or something like that. So when you apply that to music, it’s clear that there is destined to be a musical renaissance on the horizon. Considering that right now, young artists are leading the charts in nearly every categor...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2019

Following the murder of hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle, scores of people applauded him for his philanthropic efforts in his hometown. Now, California Rep. Karen Bass aims to cement Hussle’s efforts in the Congressional record. Philanthropy has a storied history amongst the ranks of hip-hop as generation...

Nipsey Hussle dies at 33, legacy lives on

Nipsey Hussle dies at 33, legacy lives on

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

Nipsey Hussle’s death has not just been reverberating throughout his neighborhood of Crenshaw, but throughout the entire country. “I didn’t even know who Nipsey was until his death,” said Sandra Augustyn, a business major at DePaul. “Every time I get on social media now, Nipsey is all over. ...

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

What’s Fresh: In podcasts

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2019

Public Official A (WBEZ Chicago) Rod Blagojevich is one of the most notorious figures in Illinois history. As he sits in federal prison for corruption charges related to his time as governor, WBEZ Chicago’s newest podcast, “Public Official A,” takes an inside look at how he got there –from h...

Swatches: Perfecting the band-creation formula

Swatches: Perfecting the band-creation formula

Jessica Rish, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

According to Merriam-Webster.com, a swatch is a small sample piece intended to demonstrate the look of a larger piece. That is precisely what the band Swatches is, a small piece of the music scene in Chicago, and an unconventional 3-piece that juxtaposes indie and emo-pop with classical jazz elements...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

While the choices this week may vary drastically from each other, they are all selections from concept albums. With concept albums, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The collective songs on a conceptual album contribute to an overall theme or message. When people think of concept albums,...

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019

A woman with reddish-brown hair in a masterfully tailored black pantsuit sits amongst strangers. The faces that surround her are some of the most recognizable in the world but hers stands apart. It hasn’t graced any album covers or commanded a stadium of fans from the stage. Rather, she has largely...

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Candidates court college voters: As politicians turn to social media to expand their reach, some are proving more successful than others

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 18, 2019

When Sen. Kamala Harris’ communications director, Lily Adams, posted a video of Harris dancing to Cardi B’s “I Like It” about two weeks ago, she probably thought it would help make the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate more relatable to young voters. It didn’t. In fact, most of the responses ...

St. Vincent DeJamz

Mary Rose Weber, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019

Was there some universal decision among the world’s musicians that early 2019 was the time to release all of their new music to the masses? It’s like a musical hydra’s head – as soon as you listen to one song, two more take its place. I may be alone in experiencing this phenomenon, as it may be ...

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

21 Savage arrest fuels further criticism of ICE

Richard Requena & Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writers

February 11, 2019

Sheyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known as 21 Savage, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Super Bowl Sunday. The believed Atlanta born rapper is actually from the United Kingdom, coming to the U.S. with his family when he was 7 years old. “Mr. Abraham-Joseph entered the US l...

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