Artist Spotlight: blackbear

By Caroline Meister If you’ve seen blackbear anywhere, it’s probably on Twitter. The musician is almost famous for his relatable depressing tweets about, what else? Love. But the once-punk rocker turned rapper should also be famous for his songs. His new release, digital druglord, is an intricate compilation of love songs, screw you songs, and some songs that you can just groove to. I listened to the album … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: blackbear

List: ‘The Originals’ Seasons Ranked Best to Worst

By Troi Watts Every TV show has its ups and downs. Ideally a successful show is consistent with its interesting plots, believable character development, and overall entertainment. The Originals is not one of these shows. If you’re considering watching this Vampire Diaries spin-off, you should be aware that it is a rollercoaster with examples of both brilliant plots and annoying inconsistencies, causing certain seasons to be less … Continue reading List: ‘The Originals’ Seasons Ranked Best to Worst

Review: ‘Okja’

By Quentin Basnaw So a young girl has a giant pig monster for a friend. The unsavory corporation that created the monster (named Okja) wants the monster. The ALF (Animal Liberation Front), a group that dresses like insurgents but only care about saving animals, wants to save the monster. A TV reality spokesperson wants to make money off the monster. A woman wants to prove … Continue reading Review: ‘Okja’

Review: All Time Low’s ‘Last Young Renegade’

By Caroline Meister Even if you’re not a fan of pop punk, you probably have heard of All Time Low. The four-piece consisting of Alex Gaskarth (vocals and rhythm guitar), Jack Barakat (lead guitar and backing vocals), Zachary Merrick (bass and backing vocals), and Rian Dawson (drums) have been rocking out since they were in high school. They’re all nearing their mid-twenties, but that doesn’t … Continue reading Review: All Time Low’s ‘Last Young Renegade’

Review: Harry Styles’ Self-Titled Solo Debut

By Caroline Meister Harry Styles. Teen heartthrob. Boybander. Indie rocker? That last one is not a term that you would likely use to describe the British megastar, at least not in the past. But with the release of his new solo (yes, my heart is breaking) album, indie rocker and Harry Styles will become synonymous with each other and no one is more surprised than … Continue reading Review: Harry Styles’ Self-Titled Solo Debut

List: 5 Songs To Help You Power Through Finals

By Caroline Meister For Ball State students, finals are just around the corner. For me, motivation is one of the hardest things when I’m studying. Studying is the woooooorsssttt (John Ralphio voice), but hopefully these songs will help you stay on that finals grind and get an A (or just pass). 1.     “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled You already knew this … Continue reading List: 5 Songs To Help You Power Through Finals