“New Phone Who Dis?”

by Hubert Pach

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone needs a new phone every single year. Whether it has gotten a millimeter thinner or its camera has more megapixels, life would be unsurvivable if, heaven forbid, one were to have an outdated model. This has been the norm since the invention of the telegraph. However, a new ideology has surfaced through a very strange man.

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Alessia Cara Know-It-All Tour Pt. II

by Samantha Arroyo

 

At only 18, pop singer Alessia Cara became a hit when her debut single “Here” was released. Now at 20 years old, Alessia Cara is already on her second leg of the Know-It-All Tour with fellow pop singer Nathan Sykes and singer/songwriter Ruth B. On October 7th, 2016, my friend and I were dropped off at the Chicago Theatre only moments before the concert officially kicked off that night. Feeling hungry, the two of us purchased some popcorn, found our seats, and waited for the concert to begin.

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New Hampshire Born, Chicago Bred, At Ridgewood And Here To Stay!

By Mia Triantifillou

 

About ten years ago, an ambitious graduate and dedicated writer named Matthew Bennett decided to step away from the east coast life he was accustomed to and shift his focus to the Midwest, right here in sweet home Chicago.

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What is Feminism?

by Lucia Ruffolo

 

When someone hears the word feminism in 2016, they probably picture some overly dramatic man-hater who complains too much and doesn’t shave her legs. They might even use hurtful words to describe feminists (followers of feminism), such as “whales” or “cows”. Journalist Milo Yiannopoulos calls feminism “cancer”. At the other end of the spectrum you’ll see a multitude of women advocating for movements such as “Free the Nipple” and “The Free Bleeding Movement”. I think it’s safe to call both ends of the spectrum pretty radical. Regardless, the question we really need to ask ourselves is what actually is feminism, and what is the history behind it? It is crucial to note that feminism is separated into three waves: first-wave, second-wave, and third-wave. While all three movements share a common interest, they all have different primary focuses of accomplishment.

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The Shamrock Shake Sensation!

By: Mia Triantafillou

The fast food industries love to take advantage of each holiday to fully capture the ignorant consumer. With Saint Patrick’s Day Right around the corner, the fan favorite of the season is definitely the much anticipated Shamrock Shake. McDonald’s has people busting down their doors trying to get their hands on the minty green milkshake to complete their Saint Patty’s day cravings. With this in mind, McDonald’s released a few new spin-offs of the famous drink…

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LA LA LAND: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE  SOUNDTRACK TO LIONSGATE’S AWARD-WINNING  FILM SURGES TO #1 IN PURE ALBUM SALES, #2  OVERALL ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART IN  THE WAKE OF HISTORIC WEEK

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January 16th, 2017

— (Santa Monica, CA) —

Interscope Records’ La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — which features songs from the original musical film, La La Land, from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label and starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling — has leapt to #1 in pure album sales and #2 overall on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. In addition, the album comes in at No. #2 this week overall with over 42,000 album equivalent units.

Listen to the soundtrack HERE.

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Finding Your Christmas Spirit

By: Mia Triantafillou

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but what makes it so wonderful? If aliens were to come to planet Earth anytime during the month of December, they would probably be taken aback be the vicious consumerism, continuous overeating, and repetitive music selections that have all become inevitable pitfalls of the Christmas season. So how can we avoid turning such a special holiday into a time of finding good sales, stuffing your face, and driving yourself crazy with holly jolly tunes? Here’s some tips to keep your Christmas Spirit high during the Bah Humbugs of the holiday season…

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Ruth B.


“There was a time when I was alone, nowhere to go and no place to call home / My only friend was the man in the moon and even sometimes he would go away, too.”

~ Ruth B. — Lost Boy ~

Imagine posting a video on YouTube one afternoon and within a few weeks receiving nearly nine-million views! Well this was the case for 20-year-old Canadian singer / song writer Ruth B. Ever since she was just a little girl, Ruth B. adored music and anything music-related. She played the piano, sang songs, and loved to read and write stories. As years went by, Ruth B. allowed her musical talent to grow and develop by following her heart and stepping out of her comfort zone. She was always open to change and willing to take risks and try new things. Thanks to her ambition and open mind, Ruth B. discovered the app Vine, and immediately began to post short, six second clips of her singing well-known songs. Day after day, she got more and more followers. Within no time, she had thousands of followers and fans supporting her. Never in a million years would she have thought that simple six second videos could take her so far. Still and all, Ruth B. continues to build upon her success to this day, by pursuing her love for music, staying in touch with her fans, and creating songs of her own. Among many of Ruth B.’s very own songs is Lost Boy, which has recently made its way into the TOP 5 on iTunes. However, Ruth B., an ambitious, dedicated, and colorful young adult, has merely begun her musical journey, so make sure to check her out and fall in love with her yourself.

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Alessia Cara Know-It-All Tour Pt. II

by Samantha Arroyo

At only 18, pop singer Alessia Cara became a hit when her debut single ‘Here’ was released. Now at 20 years old, Alessia Cara is already on her second leg of the Know-It-All Tour with fellow pop singer Nathan Sykes and singer/songwriter Ruth B. On October 7th, 2016, my friend and I were dropped off at the Chicago Theatre only moments before the concert officially kicked off that night. Feeling hungry, the two of us purchased some popcorn, found our seats, and waited for the concert to begin.

The lights in the theatre began to dim, the audience quickly found their seats and quieted down, the stage lights began to change color, and then appeared the first performer of the night, Nathan Sykes. He performed songs such as ‘Kiss Me Quick,’ ‘Give It Up,’ and ‘Over and Over Again.’ Sykes even performed his latest release, ‘Famous’ while beautifully playing the piano at the same time. Nathan Sykes was only a crowd warmer though. After a short intermission, Ruth B. came onto the stage and the audience only grew louder. She sang multiple new songs and songs from her EP, The Intro, including ‘Lost Boy’ and ‘Superficial Love’ (and I am not embarrassed to say that I sang along with and danced to). When Ruth B. left the stage the audience began to stand up, they walked around, went to the bathroom, got food, and etc. It was only a matter of time before Alessia Cara walked onto the stage.

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