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Did the Grammy’s snub the Bangtan Boys? K-Pop stans think so

Gauri Raje, Staff writer March 23, 2021

BTS made history after becoming the first K-pop group to receive a nomination at the 63rd Grammy Awards for ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.’ The group also got to perform their hit single ‘Dynamite’...

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Poetic injustice: Rap lyrics as evidence

Jaida Sloan, Staff writer February 5, 2021

Just because your bar goes hard does not necessarily mean you should be locked behind bars. America regards most creative art forms as just that—creative fiction escape. One would not presume that Johnny...

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Parker McCollum on the inspirations behind his new EP, ‘Hollywood Gold’

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2020

Parker McCollum, otherwise known as the The Limestone Kid, has released a new EP, “Hollywood Gold,” following his top-charted 2017 album “Probably Wrong.” McCollum released the six-track EP,...

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Musician of the week: Giveon

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator April 8, 2020

From collaborating with Sevn Thomas and Snoh Aalegra to being featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle,” the emerging R&B singer Giveon has swooned the ears of many listeners with his ardent vocals....

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Baby Keem is destined to be a staple in hip-hop

Alex Hanks , Opinion Editor April 8, 2020

Rapper Hykeem Jamaal Carter, Jr., better known under his stage name “Baby Keem,” has had a swift rise to fame in the hip-hop industry. His hit song “ORANGE SODA” from his second studio mixtape,...

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator February 11, 2020

Soulful with a groovy aftertaste, Phony Ppl’s music is not for the close-minded. With their album “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” peaking at number 24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart, number 15...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop...

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...

Musician of the week: Underground artist makes history

Musician of the week: Underground artist makes history

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator January 28, 2020

Songwriter Snoh Aalegra returned with her sophomore album, “Ugh, those feels again,” in August 2019, after debuting her first album, “FEELS,” in October 2017. A nominee for album of the year at...

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Lindsey Mione November 20, 2019

Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. Christmas displays are stores’ ways of getting your money; they get people into the holiday spirit. People are more inclined to purchase unnecessary items...

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Putting San Antonio on new waves: Q&A chat with local up and coming artist DJ Papi Wave

Kimiya Factory November 20, 2019

Q: When did music become an important aspect of your life? A: Music has been a big part of life from a very young age. My first real memories of music are from my mom. She’d always play music...

Moon welcomes Luminaria goers. Photo by Sofia Garcia

Beauty in the light

Maha Qadri and Sofia Garcia November 13, 2019

In the midst of light shows, art exhibits and spectators, a dancer and a violinist put on a performance that set the tone for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Under an archway decorated with...

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