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Young the Giant | Mirror Master | Album Review

Elektra Records Rating: 4 out of 5 Young the Giant’s newest album takes a reflective look rather than focusing on the big picture issues addressed in their previous albums. Mirror Master is a vulnerable discussion on life’s darkest moments. In an interview with Billboard, lead

CityCenter connects campus to Denver business

CU Denver establishes itself as Denver’s research institute CU Denver’s CityCenter opened on Oct. 10 in an attempt to further establish the “CU in the City” vision by building connections with local governments, businesses, and non-profits.  Before it opened as the front door to the

John Carpenter | The Shape Returns | Single Review

Sacred Bones With the release of the 2018 version of Halloween, composer John Carpenter has given the classic piano theme a 21st century update with a classic 1970’s touch. “The Shape Returns” maintains the original skittery piano and adds retro-sounding synth chords in a minor

Cat Power | Wanderer | Album Review

Domino Recording Co. Rating: 4 out 5 stars Charlyn Marie Marshall, known best by her stage name Cat Power, released her first album since 2012, titled Wanderer. The album is powerful in its simplicity. Most tracks feature only Marshall’s voice with a piano, the occasional

Celebrities are entitled to privacy

If they want secrecy, it should be respected Just because a person chooses to live a life in the public eye does not mean that every aspect of their life deserves to be dissected. If a celebrity makes a public request for their private life

The Chainsmokers | Sick Boy | Album Review

Disruptor Records Rating: 1 out of 5 stars Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, a.k.a. The Chainsmokers, dropped a surprisingly charged album, Sick Boy. Instead of singing primarily about nights full of bad decisions and taking selfies, Sick Boy makes a half-hearted step away from the