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Kendrick Lamar Releases Surprise Album: untitled unmastered

Kendrick Lamar Releases Surprise Album: <i>untitled unmastered</i>

Michael Dudash, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Music, STUDENT LIFE

Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar released a surprise project that is now available on every major streaming service.  This album, titled untitled unmastered. was completely unannounced, aside from an Instagram post from the CEO of Lamar’s record label, Top Dawg Entertainment, promising a release from one ...

What The Oscars Are Doing Right…
and What The Grammys Are Doing Wrong

What The Oscars Are Doing Right… </br>and What The Grammys Are Doing Wrong

Alec Critser, Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movies, Music, SHOWCASE

  Last Sunday, all of Hollywood gathered at the Dolby Theater to award the highest honors in cinema, the Oscars. At the end of the big show, Spotlight, an incredible movie about highlighting a widespread issue using investigative journalism, took home the best picture award, and rightfully so....

Kanye West Albums Ranked: 1-808s

Kanye West Albums Ranked: 1-808s

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 18, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

Kanye released his latest album, The Life of Pablo, this past week in addition to a lot of tweets ranting and revealing details of his life, including the fact that he’s in a massive amount of debt. In his rants, he revealed that he is only releasing his new album on Tidal (sigh…), so I decided t...

Be Weary of Yeezy Season

Be Weary of Yeezy Season

Lucas Saacks, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE

I’m scared, guys. I’m scared for a lot of things. I’m scared rhinos will be extinct before my children get to witness their powerful beauty with their own eyes. I’m scared the North Pole will melt and this world will become a rubbled soup. I’m scared my future college roommate will have some...

Blackstar: David Bowie’s Brooding Parting Gift

<i>Blackstar</i>: David Bowie’s Brooding Parting Gift

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

When this album was first released on the prolific English musician’s 69th birthday, it was already impressive. The 41-minute-long album is one of Bowie’s most experimental albums, infusing elements of jazz, art rock, and experimentalism. It was made possible with longtime producer and friend, D...

Song of the Week 2/5/16

Song of the Week 2/5/16

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

February 5, 2016


Filed under Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

"All My Friends" by LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem, a critically acclaimed band led by musical genius James Murphy, broke up in 2011. They had a final concert in Madison Square Garden in NYC, spawning a documentary and live album from the legendary concert. However, in December of last year, critics a...

Sia: This is Acting

Sia: <i>This is Acting</i>

Ben Needham and Alec Critser, Staff Writer and Student Life Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, SHOWCASE

Australian electro-popstar Sia just dropped her brand new album, This Is Acting, on January 29th, which quickly climbed the iTunes charts to #2 in the “Top Albums” category. It features her newly released singles “Alive,” “Cheap Thrills,” and “Bird Set Free.” This Is Acting is a highly...

Best Albums of 2015

Best Albums of 2015

Alec Critser, Student Life Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under Music, SHOWCASE, STUDENT LIFE

2015 has been an important year for music, with masterpieces from artists in various genres. Below, I have compiled a list of the 10 best albums of 2015 based on their relevancy, lyrics, musical content, production, and critical acclaim. Honorable Mentions: Jamie XX’s In Colour, Grimes’ Art Ang...

Former Green Hope Student Thrives in Chapel Hill’s Music Scene

Former Green Hope Student Thrives in Chapel Hill’s Music Scene

Alec Critser, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Music, SHOWCASE

Noah Rawlings, a former Green Hope student and writer for the Green Hope Gazette, has recently gained a lot of recognition for the music he creates under the moniker Sunshine Faces. The music is very popular among Rawlings’ classmates at UNC-Chapel Hill, but it has also started to spread beyond campus...

Zoolander 2

Henry Hollinshead, Sports Editor

March 20, 2015


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music

Derek Zoolander and rival model Hansel McDonald are strutting the catwalk again, both on and off the screen. The duo, portrayed by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, are the beloved stars of Zoolander, the 2001 blockbuster comedy. This film follows the life of Zoolander, an extremely unintelligent male model ...

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