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Rap artists' determination is seen through the slew of albums released during 2020 in spite of the year's challenges.

Top 10 rap albums of 2020

Tom Mueller, editor-in-chief February 15, 2021

As paradoxical as it may seem given how the year panned out, rap thrived in 2020. While rap communities felt the deaths of artists MF Doom, Pop Smoke and King Von, among others, artists did not allow the...

These are the 11 albums TKC thinks are worth giving a listen.

TKC’s top 11 music albums

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor February 8, 2021

I asked 11 TKC staffers to write a review of their favorite music album. The results covered pop albums from Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, classics like Pink Floyd and The Beatles and even multilingual...

26-year-old musical prodigy Jacob Collier brings layered, inventive music to the airwaves.

The magic of music in the time of COVID

Elliott Notrica, breaking news editor February 8, 2021

In the confusing and often frustrating times we find ourselves in, moments of levity are especially important. We all need time to relax and unwind from the mental stress of our current world. In that...

Is Olivia Rodrigos debut single,

The drama behind Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” and Joshua Bassett’s response

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor January 22, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo, 17-year-old singer, songwriter and actress, has received tons of attention over her debut single, “drivers license” since releasing it Jan. 7. The song has all the traits to become...

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) looked different than previous years, but celebrities did not forget how to dress.

VMA 2020 fashion review

Caroline Steidley, opinions writer November 13, 2020

With all the COVID-19 guidelines in place, the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) looked a little different than previous years. As safety precautions are slowly returning to normal, one of the most popular...

Knives Out' takes you on a hunt full of twists and red herrings that is sure to keep you captivated.

Movie review: Knives Out

Emma Patt, entertainment writer June 11, 2020

After listening to my friend drone on and on about the movie ‘Knives Out,’ I finally gave in and went to go see it with her. Based on what I had previously heard about the movie, I had expected to...

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Where to eat during lockdown

Elliott Notrica, entertainment writer May 24, 2020

The recent lockdown has been a great time to cook at home, but on days when making dinner (or lunch) feels like too much to handle, there’s plenty of local restaurants still open and ready to serve you...

21-year-old singer-songwriter Conan Gray released his debut album

Conan Gray takes flight with release of “Kid Krow”

Kate Schreiber, features writer May 5, 2020

Conan Gray is impossible to define. He’s all the best parts of story-like songwriting with the touch of experimental sounds and a sweet voice that’s revolutionizing the pop scene. He began his career...

25-year-old artist Lauv's upcoming album “~how i’m feeling~” is set for release March 6, with 10 of the 21 tracks already out.

Lauv’s take on “Modern Loneliness”

Kate Schreiber, features writer March 5, 2020

Since his hit single “I Like Me Better” accumulated 225 million views on YouTube, Ari Leff, professionally known as Lauv, has continued to expand his catalog of songs and has grown in popularity. With...

Miss Americana art

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana Review

Lydia Sheehan, entertainment writer February 28, 2020

*This article contains spoilers for Miss Americana. TW: sexual assault/groping, eating disorders. When you hear the name Taylor Swift, what comes to mind? Everyone has a different perception of who...

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