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Framing Britney Spears highlights the brutal treatment of Spears by the press.

‘Framing Britney Spears’ highlights the abuse faced by women in the public eye

Amber Stoutenborough, Contributing Writer February 28, 2021

With a recent New York Times documentary about Britney Spears trying to get out of her conservatorship with her father and Taylor Swift rerecording her albums as her own, we have entered a new era of women...

FILE - This Nov. 24, 2019 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Swift announced online that she’s dropping the first of her re-recorded albums. She said “Fearless: Taylor’s Version” features re-recorded songs from her sophomore album, “Fearless.” The new set will also contain six never-before released songs. Swift will also release a new version of her song “Love Story” from “Fearless” on Thursday at midnight. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

The best song from every Taylor Swift album

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor February 14, 2021

Every time I write about Taylor Swift, I feel like I’m turning into a parody of myself. Having spent the weekend listening to Swift’s new version of “Love Story,” I began to think — like I always...

This cover image released by Republic Records shows “Folklore, the eighth record by Taylor Swift. Swift says the standard edition, available Friday, will include 16 tracks and the album will feature Bon Iver, Aaron Dessner of The National and frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff. (Republic Records via AP)

REVIEW: Taylor Swift finally grows up with ‘Folklore’

Emma Oxnevad, Online Managing Editor July 24, 2020

I spend a lot of time thinking about Taylor Swift. For all her faults — her history of butting heads with other massive personalities, her downright lack of skill at picking good lead singles and...

Taylor Swift in Miss Americana.

‘Miss Americana’ attempts to restore Taylor Swift’s reputation

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor February 16, 2020

Taylor Swift and I have a complicated relationship. Ever since I was nine years old, Swift and her music have been a large fixture in my life. I still have nearly every word of her 2009 album “Fearless”...

End of the decade: women in 2010s pop music

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor December 28, 2019

As the 2010s come to an end, major publications are weighing in to give their takes on the best music of the decade. When looking at the music that filled the decade, one may notice that some of the most...

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"Spinning fresh beats since 1581."
Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor June 3, 2019

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...

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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor October 15, 2018

Alex Bialek | The DePaulia What a week it has been in music--not really because of any music, but rather the actions of the music makers. Kanye West went to the White House for practically no...

Kendall Jenner attends the Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Commentary: Female celebrities mixed in response to feminism

Mandy Durose June 27, 2015

“To be or not to be, that is the question”… when discussing feminism. Most of our information on the topic comes from the media, specifically female celebrities proudly stating their stance while...

Taylor Swift vs. Spotify

Taylor Swift vs. Spotify

Kirsten Onsgard November 16, 2014

Taylor Swift sends a message by pulling music from streaming service Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million hard copies of her album “1989” in its first week of sales. But that’s not the only reason she...

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