Arts & Culture

Artist shares mental health message in project

Passion Pit’s newest album release is entitled Tremendous Sea of Love.  While the songs play a role in its release, the main member of the band, Michael Angelakos, released the tracks as a way to communicate a message above just good-sounding music. The album starts out with a short song, a little longer than a more »

Tale as old as time adapted as live-action

The first of no doubt many live-action releases to come, “Beauty and the Beast” has made its mark as the next Disney gold mine. With over $700 million made worldwide and a 70 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the adaptation is largely heralded as a success. For those unfamiliar with the plot of “Beauty and more »

Organist to share talent in recital

Ask senior Mikayla Vos about a musical instrument, chances are she has played it at one time or another. The organ, piano and trumpet are just a few of the instruments she has played throughout the years. Add in the French horn, tuba and euphonium, and you just about have it covered. Though she is more »

The Shins make a comeback with fifth album

This past month, The Shins released their first album since 2012 and their fifth overall, titled Heartworms. Though the name still remains, The Shins are now only composed of front man James Mercer, who released Heartworms in much the same way as his other LP Oh, Inverted World in 2001: self-produced and recorded. Though The more »

Big Sean impresses with fourth album

On February 3, rapper Big Sean released his fourth album, I decided. In the past few albums put out by Big Sean, he has become known for being unapologetically mean to people. In I decided, it is apparent that Sean is attempting to go in a different direction. On the second song “Light,” Sean speaks more »

LEGO movie teaches childhood lessons

After saving Gotham time and time again from villains like Bain, Penguin, Riddler and the infamous enemy Joker (Zach Galifinakis), LEGO Batman (Will Arnett) finds himself holed up alone in Wayne Manor, eating microwave lobster on his private watercraft. But with the help of a newly adopted orphan-turned-superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera), his loyal butler more »