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Review: Russ’ ‘Shake the Snow Globe’ doesn’t shake up much

Review: Russ’ ‘Shake the Snow Globe’ doesn’t shake up much

Laura Barratt, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

R&B rapper Russ’ latest album “Shake the Snow Globe” was released on Jan. 31. It depicts Russ’ journey as he rises to fame. While Russ’ previous albums “Zoo” and “There’s Really a Wolf” generally feature slower, subdued rhythms, “Shake the Snow Globe” includes more dynamic,...

Opinion: Kim Gardner’s case has its merits, but falls short of results

Opinion: Kim Gardner’s case has its merits, but falls short of results

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2020

Correction Feb. 16: An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that Gardner's lawsuit had not yet been publicly released. It has and can be viewed here. We apologize for the error. On Jan. 13, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a federal lawsuit against the City of St. Louis, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Depa...

Opinion: Missouri trans student-athlete bill has right idea

Opinion: Missouri trans student-athlete bill has right idea

Reggie Brown, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

Missouri has joined in on the national debate over transgender student-athletes.  State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Missouri) has proposed a bill that would prevent them from competing against other students of the gender they identify with. The bill would most likely upset transgender athletes.  ...

Review: Mac Miller shines on posthumous project ‘Circles’

Review: Mac Miller shines on posthumous project ‘Circles’

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2020

On his newest posthumous album “Circles,” the late artist Mac Miller expresses lots of emotion. The album was released with the help of Miller's family and his producers. Miller passed away on Sept. 20, 2018 from an accidental drug overdose at the age of 26. He was a famous American singer, rappe...

Review: Leslie Jones complements irreverent humor with inspiring life lessons in ‘Time Machine’

Review: Leslie Jones complements irreverent humor with inspiring life lessons in ‘Time Machine’

Aliyah Studt, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2020

On Jan. 14, comedian and actress Leslie Jones’ comedy special "Time Machine" was released on Netflix. From performing as a comedy opener for Jamie Foxx in 1987 to acting on "Saturday Night Live" to her main role in the 2016 remake of "Ghostbusters," Jones has participated in some major comedy and...

Review: ‘Jeopardy!’ champs square off in epic ‘Greatest of All Time’ tourney

Review: ‘Jeopardy!’ champs square off in epic ‘Greatest of All Time’ tourney

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2020

Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter vs. James Holzhauer. What is an intellectual battle for the ages? From Jan. 7-14, that’s what “Jeopardy!” viewers got. The “Greatest of All Time” special event, promoted to primetime on ABC, pitted the top three brainiacs in the show’s history against o...

Review: One take is enough for ‘1917’

Review: One take is enough for ‘1917’

Caoimhe Farris, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

The World War I film "1917" came out of limited release on Jan. 10, 2020. It's written and directed by Sam Mendes and based on the story Mendes’ paternal grandfather told him. The movie follows soldiers Will Schofield (George MacKay) and Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) in their race against the clock ...

Opinion: Five reasons you should join journalism

Opinion: Five reasons you should join journalism

Jack Weaver, Digital Media Editor

January 29, 2020

Since my freshman year, I've found myself reporting, filming and producing stories. As I count down the days to graduation, I encourage students who have a passion for storytelling to join the journalism program. 1) This isn't a typical class Journalism courses are unlike any other class at Lafayet...

Review: ‘HSMTMTS’ exceeds initial expectations

Review: ‘HSMTMTS’ exceeds initial expectations

Makayla Archambeault, Assistant Web Editor

January 28, 2020

When I initially heard that High School Musical was going to have a spin-off series on Disney+, I scoffed and claimed I would never watch it. High School Musical was such an iconic movie for my generation particularly, it made me sick to think that it would be twisted into a “new Disney Channel” s...

Opinion: MLB needs to improve penalties in wake of Astros’ cheating

Opinion: MLB needs to improve penalties in wake of Astros’ cheating

Vijay Viswanathan, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2020

On Jan. 13, Major League Baseball (MLB) handed out one of the harshest punishments in its history to the 2017 World Series champion Houston Astros. Their crime? Stealing signs from the other teams. Astros manager A.J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow, who used to work for the St. Louis Cardi...

Opinion: National Archives photo alteration points to larger issue

Opinion: National Archives photo alteration points to larger issue

Alex Rozar, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2020

At Washington, D.C.’s National Archives, home to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and self-described as “the nation’s record keeper,” historical revisionism is happening in real time. An exhibit showcasing the 2017 Women’s March after President Donald Trump’s inaugu...

Review: Selena Gomez embraces softer side on ‘Rare’

Review: Selena Gomez embraces softer side on ‘Rare’

Sarah Locke, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 10, 2020, pop sensation Selena Gomez kicked off the new decade with the release of her first album since 2015 entitled “Rare.” Gomez has been a rising force in the entertainment industry since her starring role on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” in 2007. Since then she has...

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