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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Swift trial offensive to assault victims

A NON-REALITY-BASED CRUSADE ON SEXUAL ASSAULT A Denver meet-and-greet with radio host DJ David Mueller and Taylor Swift, in 2013, lead to a long legal battle over Swift’s accusations that Mueller sexually assaulted her. Over the course of the Summer of 2017, the trial held

Pencil Shavings | Tessa Blair

You’re probably sick of reading stories about the eclipse of 2017, tired of seeing Instagram photos of friends in protective eyewear, and done hearing about how amazing an event it was. Well, I’m sorry, because I’m going to tell you again. As the time reached

From the Editor | Taylor Kirby

CAPTURING THE MOMENT I took over 2,000 photos when I studied abroad in South Korea. Sometimes, people in my class would leave their cameras at the hostel to “be in the moment” for whichever sites we were visiting that day. I never shared that impulse.

AHEC implements new fees for students

ORGS CAN NO LONGER RESERVE AHEC SPACES FOR FREE As of July 1, student organizations from the Auraria Campus will need to pay a fee if they wish to use spaces in buildings owned by the Auraria Higher Education Center for meetings or events. AHEC

CTRL | SZA

On June 9, SZA’s newest album Ctrl is yet another addition to her ever-expanding opus. Produced by the critically acclaimed studio Top Dawg Entertainment, who has produced other artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, it seems as though SZA is living up to

Lust For Life | Lana Del Ray

Lust for Life, the highly anticipated album from Lana Del Rey, released this summer on July 21. The album cover portrays Del Rey in front of a beat-up truck from the 1950s or 60s; dressed in a virginal, white lace dress with flowers adorning her hair,

Flower Boy | Tyler the Creator

Tyler the Creator’s  fourth studio album, Flower Boy, (released on July 21) vocally explores his journey in self-discovery and change throughout his musical career. The rapper has matured from his past albums’ harsh beats and angry lyrics for the sake of shock value to smooth

Keen fans line up for summer concerts

A SOUND FOR EVERY LISTENER This summer was filled with a host of performances from award-winning artists to those in the process of establishing their musical identities. Musicians that visit Denver never cease to please local music aficionados, and the summer of 2017 wasn’t any

The politics of the music industry

Commercial music consumption is at the highest it has ever been. With streaming services such as Apple Music, YouTube Red, Spotify, and previously free websites such as SoundCloud making the move towards monetizing its services, music is becoming more accessible, albeit controlled. This isn’t to