Vincent Knox

Vincent is the Editor-in-Chief starting fall 2019. He was the Arts and Entertainment Editor from fall 2016 until fall 2018. Also, the Managing Editor from fall 2018 until spring 2019.

A Review of Jay Som’s ‘Anak Ko’

Jay Som is the recording name of Melina Duterte, a bedroom pop artist based in California. Her latest album, “Anak Ko,” which means “my child” in Tagalog, continues her trend of emotionally charged lyrics over melodies and rhythms that have a way of sticking with you. The album is nine songs long and has a runtime of about 35 minutes.

What the Halloween Season Means

The Halloween season is upon us and that means that things are going to be getting spookier as the month of October rolls along. Though the leaves are changing colors and there are many things to do, going out to do those things leave me open to ghosts, goblins, and all sorts of spooky, supernatural threats. The only thing I can think of to help me through these scary times we live in is. . . candy! Candy will comfort me until the end of the month, let’s narrow down the list o and figure out what my top five confectionary delights are.

Brother Hassan Imparts Knowlegde in Masterclass

Hassan Sharif, affectionately known as Brother Hassan, is currently acting as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s Tour Manager, but his roots in the music industry run deep. On Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend a masterclass lead by Brother Hassan to learn about the music business, live concert production, and touring. I was not sure what to expect at first, but it was a very informative session.

A Boogie and Snowsa Give Eastern A Memorable Show

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie performed at Eastern on Sunday, Sept. 29, and what a show it was. The music began around 7 with a DJ to hype the crowd up and get everyone ready for the opening act, Snowsa. He played for around 40 minutes, and then she came out with her dance crew. They kept the energy high with their tight dance moves and her performance was very solid overall. She only performed three songs, but they all kept the crowd immersed in the experience. The song that received the biggest reaction from the audience was, of course, “Yank Riddim” (sadly without Young M.A.).

The First President’s Breakfast of Fall 2019

The first President’s Breakfast of the semester was held on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 in the President’s Dining Room at Hurley Hall. These breakfasts are a way for the administrative staff to connect with student led groups on campus and have a dialogue about important topics concerning the University.

Avengers: Endgame Recap (SPOILERS)

The conclusion so many of us have been yearning for has finally arrived and it does not disappoint. For a francise to last as long as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and to do as well as it has, is a feat in itself, but “ Avengers: Endgame” shatters most if not all expectations. It is a satisfying end to almost all of the original Avenger’s storylines. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you do, it’s worth all three hours it lasts. Also, once you see it, you can read the rest of this article which will now CONTAIN MINOR TO MAJOR SPOILERS. Please, if you read on, do not blame me for anything you find out.

City Girl Tells Narrative Through Music

City Girl is an independent artist and producer based in Los Angeles, California. Her music blends lo-fi ambiance and pop into an atmospheric experience that puts listeners into a trance. She currently has one EP and 5 albums. Her third album, “Neon Impasse,” was the first I heard by her and made me want to listen to more of her work. On her Spotify About page, instead of a conventional biography, she has put a narrative of “Neon Impasse”, adding more context to the album’s songs, and potentially giving listeners something to imagine while enjoying her music.