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The Better Semester

By Jacob Owen Sawyer   A new year has begun, and with it an entirely new semester. After an all-too-brief winter break, classes have inevitably started once again. Syllabi have been read and ignored, and the first samosas of a new term have been sold. While many may have mixed feelings about the start of

You Were On Point, Phife: A Review of A Tribe Called Quest’s “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

By Alexandre Darche   2016 has been plagued by the deaths of many of our favorite celebrities. This past March, the hip-hop community lost one of its pioneers, Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. When I was in high school, their music sparked my curiosity to find music which was not just what was

What happened, Apple? – A Rant

By Alexandre Darche In 2007, Apple released the iPhone in a world where Blackberry reigned as the king of the cellular market. This risky move quickly snowballed into the smartphone phenomenon of rectangular, all-touch, minimalist design we see everywhere today. It turned crackberry addicts who couldn’t put down their QWERTY devices into Apple-heads who line

The Marvellous Belgian Beer Pipeline

By Nick Brunt Considering the international attention directed towards it in the past few months, the entrance of Bruges’ Halve Maan (Half Moon) Brewery is inconspicuous enough. Situated on a leafy square in the south of the city’s medieval centre, the only outward sign of its location is hardly imposing: only a modest placard marks

Album Review: Painting With

Animal Collective have always been an experimental group, as seen on their album Sung Tongs more acoustic folk focus as compared to the more indie rock sounding Feels. Their most recent release, Painting With, is a change of pace from their previous album Centipede Hz, being a much faster and condensed album with Panda Bear

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