Inaugural Pelson Chair recipient shares ecological findings

April 10, 2018 Thomas Infante 0

Professor Janet Morrison’s collaborative research with students, titled “Nine Years in the Woods: Measuring and Mentoring in the Forests of New Jersey,” was showcased to an eager audience of students and faculty members at the Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Annual Lecture on Friday, April 6  in the Education Building Room 212. […]

Yachty stays afloat in ‘Lil Boat 2’

March 20, 2018 Thomas Infante 0

His latest release, “Lil Boat 2,” released on March 9, shows the now 20-year-old rapper largely abandoning his original sound, embracing trap music both with his choices of beats and featured artists, which include Offset, 2 Chainz and Quavo. Several of these songs get quite monotonous, but there is enough good in the tracklist to keep the album afloat. […]

Lil Yachty rocks the boat

December 5, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

A sea of students stood in the Student Recreation Center — forming mosh pits and engaging in water fights in between periods of adrenaline-fueled singing and dancing — but all eyes were on Atlanta rappers Lil Yachty and Lil Jon, who performed for the College Union Board’s Lil Fall Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 28. […]

Students should appreciate holiday season

November 28, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

As life goes on, it gets harder and harder to find excuses to relax and unwind. So whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or something else entirely, take the time to appreciate the festivities, as well as the people around you that make it festive to begin with. […]

Diet Cig Ignites New CUB Alt Season

September 11, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

The first show of the fall 2017 CUB Alt season, which took place the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 5, had the Brower Student Center pulsating with raw rock music and good vibes. Headlining band Diet Cig, a pop punk duo composed of singer/guitarist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman, had the crowd going wild with their loud, catchy songs and their enthralling stage presence. […]

Brand New hits hard with ‘Science Fiction’

September 4, 2017 Thomas Infante 2

I had given up hope years ago that Brand New would ever release a new album again. The indie/emo rock band enjoyed moderate success and developed a strong cult fan base throughout the 2000s when it released four albums that each took the group’s music in a different direction. After the mixed reception of its last album in 2009, “Daisy,” the band stuck to touring and avoided answering questions about future material. […]

New Kendrick album makes listeners say ‘DAMN.’

May 1, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

Kendrick Lamar is without a doubt the most unpredictable figure in mainstream music. His 2012 album “Good Kid M.A.A.D. City” solidified his reputation as a master lyricist and storyteller, while his 2015 follow-up “To Pimp a Butterfly” showed a more philosophical and introspective side to his music. […]

Joey Bada$$ speaks ‘For My People’ on ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

April 18, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

These lyrical themes are evident from the first track on the album, “For My Pethis track, Joey raps about how difficult it can be growing up black in America. It’s a great opening track, and its calming, yet upbeat production draws the listener in with soft synthesizers and horns behind a groovy drum rhythm. His lyrics also seem to summarize the purpose of the album.

“Music is a form of expression,” Joey raps. “Imma use mine just to teach you a lesson.” […]

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