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Pandemic Playlist #4 with Moses Eshiet

Moses Eshiet. Photo courtesy of Moses Eshiet.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Need something to get you through Finals’ Week? Check out the playlist from Moses Eshiet, a senior majoring in communication studies! His playlist is called “The Rona.” Similar to other interviewed students, Eshiet created a playlist for each year of the season. “I love music,” Eshiet said....

Pandemic Playlist #3 with Meredith Wilson

Meredith Wilson. Photo courtesy of Meredith Wilson.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

April 25, 2020

Check out the playlist from Meredith Wilson, a senior majoring in communication studies with a minor in leadership! Her playlist is called “Quarantine,” which she created as motivation to get through the changes in the world since the pandemic. “With all the changes that have happened over the...

Pandemic Playlist #2 with Darius Melton

Darius Melton. Photo courtesy of Darius Melton.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

Check out the playlist from Darius Melton, The Seahawk's Opinions Editor and a senior majoring in creative writing! Since 2020, Melton has been creating multiple playlists for each month of the year. “This was not only done to organize all of the new songs I’ve discovered that month,” Melton...

Pandemic Playlist #1 with Rachel Cash

Creative writing major and senior Rachel Cash. Photo by Rachel Cash.

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic stressing most of us out for a myriad of reasons—worry about the future, concern for our health, boredom staying at home—it is as good as time as ever to listen to some of your favorite music to (hopefully) make the days go faster. Do not know where to start? The Seahawk...

Nine Inch Nails’ two new albums capture the ups and downs of 2020

Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails performs on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at FYF Fest in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Calif. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

We are living in weird times indeed. A global pandemic has put half of the countries in the world on lockdown, canceled almost all events and closed most schools. The star of “The Apprentice” is the president of the United States and he started 2020 by getting in a Twitter beef with Iran, putting...

Childish Gambino releases surprise album ‘3.15.20’

Donald Glover attends the Global Press Conference for Disney’s THE LION KING on July 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

Donald Glover has a career that spans multiple mediums, either under his real name or musician alias Childish Gambino. While many people know Childish Gambino as a Grammy-winning musician, Glover got his start as a writer for the comedy "30 Rock." In 2009 he was cast in the beloved NBC comedy "Commu...

5 Seconds of Summer differentiates itself from boy bands with new album ‘CALM’

5 Seconds of Summer attends the Jingle Ball 2015 red carpet on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Do you know what I really hate? I really hate advertisements. When you really sit down and think about it, ads are everywhere. If you turn on your phone, if you google something, if you check Instagram, Facebook, Reddit or Twitter, you can expect to see some company trying to sell you something. If you g...

Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ is perfect to dance to

Dua Lipa backstage during the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Dua Lipa is a good example of what feels like an overnight success story. Okay, maybe not overnight, but the model-turned singer was 19 years old when she signed a record contract with Warner Music Group. She released a handful of singles, including hit "New Rules," and her debut album, all by the...

Juneau wins Battle of the Bands 2020

ACE Concerts Chair AJ Vos poses with the winner of Battle of the Bands 2020, Juneau. Photo by Lauren Wessell.

Jenna Tripp, Layout Editor

February 12, 2020

With homecoming week coming to a close, Battle of the Bands 2020 hosted by ACE was the best way to get together with fellow Seahawks and listen to great music. Located in Burney Center at 7 p.m., the four bands competed for the first place cash prize of $500 for the best band of 2020! This year the competitors...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Miss Americana’ reminds us of her humanity

Netflix's new Taylor Swift documentary,

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer

February 8, 2020

Taylor Swift released her documentary, "Miss Americana," on Netflix on Jan. 31, 2020. The documentary chronicles Swift’s life from her beginnings as an artist to where she is now in her career. At just 30-years-old, Swift is one of the best-selling artists in the past decade and now. This also means...

REVIEW: Luke Combs releases album ‘What You See Is What You Get’

Luke Combs has jumped several notches with his booking for the 2019 edition of the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, Calif., where he first performed in 2017. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

William Becker, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

There is an interesting amount of diversity going on in modern country music; “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus absolutely shattered the charts with a fusion of country and rap. On the other end, Eric Church’s most recent album deeply embraced experimentation, craf...

Kanye’s “Jesus is King” is searching for meaning

Kanye West, pictured at Coachella in April, presented a playback of his new album and film Oct. 23 at the Forum. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Stephen Lambros, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2019

To say Kanye West is undergoing a tumultuous career moment is an understatement. While the rap artist has always been surrounded by controversy, his brand of controversy is perhaps undergoing a sort of metamorphosis; his alleged support of President Donald Trump and apparent shift from secular rap to...

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