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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 3, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

These past two years at the helm of the Arts & Life section has been both a pleasure and a privilege. At the same time, the task of coming up with a theme for DeJamz every week was a consistent thorn in my side — trust me, it’s harder than it seems. For one, I simply don’t listen to that much...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Since I’ve been a student here, it seems the trend for FEST tends to lean heavily toward hip-hop. Many students take issue with this, but I am certainly not one of those people. As such, with FEST 2019 in the rearview, I’ve already started the painstaking work of setting my hopes unrealistically...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Playboi Carti exists almost exclusively on the internet. He became one of the first so-called “Soundcloud rappers” to burst into the mainstream consciousness. But unfortunately for Carti, and fortunately for his fans, his music is plagued by constant leaks. New music somehow finds its way onto Twit...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

There’s arguably nowhere better to be than comfortably in the middle ground, regardless of the context. In the musical sense, as I combat the dueling desires for sleep and spring weather festivities, I want some music to match my mood. Something not too slow but not too fast. As Goldilocks would say, so...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

The DePaulia Staff

May 6, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The question was simple: What song pumps you up? Below, The DePaulia staff answers. Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief: "Walk" - Pantera Late-90s heavy metal band Pantera has a knack for punchy, chunky guitar riffs. On "Walk," all it takes is four distorted notes from guitarist Dimebag Darrell (R.I.P.) to create something truly heavy. The chorus is j...

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

St.Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

It’s spring in Chicago, which means we all just had the pleasure of suffering through yet another snowstorm on our never-ending trudge toward warm weather. It’s days like these that make me miss the summer weather in New Jersey. To make matters worse, we’re on the horizon of Midwesterners referring to ...

St.Vincent’s DeJAMZ

St.Vincent’s DeJAMZ

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

The recently announced lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza conjured up a slew of reactions ranging anywhere from elation to outrage. For me, it settled somewhere between average and disappointing. Last year, it felt like there was a healthy balance between genres and the headliners were all standouts...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Matthew Zaiff, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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,...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Celebrity mom and mid-00s icon has officially received the recognition she deserves. Alecia Moore, better known as P!nk, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 5. Now, her influence on a generation of radio-listeners is cemented in history forever, just as it should be. Her contr...

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

St. Vincent’s DeJamz

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

Sometimes you just need to rest and personally, that time is now. You might be thinking, “We just had an unplanned 5-day weekend, how could you possibly still be tired?” And to that I can only respond — mind your business. Anyway, as I combat this neverending bout of tiredness I invite you to join m...

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