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Travis Scott

Travis Scott

Kayla Burford

May 28, 2020

From attending classes at UTSA to hitting the top of the Billboard charts, Travis Scott has been a huge icon for this generation. Scott is a six-time Grammy-nominated artist who came from humble beginnings out of Missouri City, Texas. After leaving UTSA, Scott decided to make his dream a reality and...

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Ana Cecilia Martinez

May 28, 2020

Taylor Swift had one of the most successful musical careers and genre shifts of the decade. With the release of her third album, “Enchanted,” Swift began her transition from a country musician to one of the best-selling pop artists. With pictures posing with her renowned girl squad, serial-dating...

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

Robyn Castro

May 28, 2020

Lana Del Rey invented a sound of her own and gave the world a modern melancholy and vintage Hollywood aesthetic it lacked. Although her journey to stardom started years before the decade began, she ultimately entered the limelight in June of 2011 when she released her homemade music video for her single...

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Brysen Streeter, Web Editor

May 28, 2020

Over the past decade, few pop-stars have reached the same heights as Katy Perry. She helped shape this decade with her incredible run at the beginning of the 2010s. Her third studio album, “Teenage Dream,” was one of the highest-selling albums of the 2010s. It went on to become the second album ever...

Hamilton

Hamilton

Geoffrey Okolo

May 28, 2020

The musical “Hamilton” had a unique cast, message and soundtrack that provide a refreshing take on history. Lin-Manuel Miranda used hip-hop and rap to weave together the captivating rags-to-riches story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. By reimagining ideological debates between the Federalists...

Drake

Drake

Brysen Streeter, Web Editor

May 28, 2020

Over the last 10 years, no artist has had a bigger impact then Drake, aka Champagne Papi, aka Six God, aka light-skin Keith Sweat. What guy hasn’t sat at the edge of their bed listening to “Marvin’s Room” on repeat? What girl hasn’t cried to “Too Good for You”? Whose relative hasn’t jumped...

Brockhampton

Brockhampton

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

May 28, 2020

Texas-based collective BROCKHAMPTON innovated hip-hop with a dynamic and diverse collection of artists. Formulated in 2015 and headed by Corpus Christi native, Kevin Abstract, the San Marcos-based rap collective pioneered inclusivity in the rap game. The diversity of BROCKHAMPTON, a band with black,...

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande

Jada Teague

May 28, 2020

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ariana Grande blew the world away with her wide vocal range. Her rise to fame began when she starred in the Nickelodeon TV show “Victorious.” Before she fully pursued her music career, she recorded songs for the show’s soundtrack. In...

Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 25, 2020

Born Bashar Barakah Jackson, the Brooklynite rapper Pop Smoke was gunned down on Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, in his Hollywood Hills home days after he released his sophomore mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2.” Only 20 years old, the “Dior” rapper had released two mixtapes in total, “Meet the Woo”...

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Key Glock and Young Dolph take the stage at The Aztec Theater. Photos by Raekwon Campbell

Ryan Houston-Dial and Kayla Burford

February 25, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, hundreds lined up outside San Antonio’s The Aztec Theatre to witness Key Glock and Young Dolph’s sold out “No Rules” tour. The line wrapped around the theater and excitement spread throughout the crowd. Most of the concert-goers made it inside the venue by 8 p.m., and the...

Woolworth Watch Day

Woolworth Watch Day

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

The Conservation Society of San Antonio hosted a symposium, Woolworth Watch Day, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The symposium emphasized the role and history of downtown San Antonio within Alamo Plaza for Bexar County’s civil rights legacy. On Feb. 1, 1960, African American students jumpstarted lunch counter...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator

February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after tune. Though it was released almost a decade ago, its revolutionary sound has developed beautifully i...