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Book Review: The Book of Unknown Americans

Nora Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2016

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The first paragraph of The Book of Unknown Americans, the most recent novel of author Cristina Henríquez, ends with this sentence: "I assumed that everything that would go wrong in our lives already had." This is only the...

Lab Girl Book Review

Bessie Huang, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Filed under A&E, book review

Although nonfiction is not a genre I commonly indulge in, Hope Jahren’s Lab Girl was a memoir that held my attention as soon as I opened it. After my eyes skimmed over the first few pages, I already knew that I wouldn’t b...

The Lumineers Shine at Merriweather

Elizabeth Bangura, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Filed under A&E, Music

When I bought a ticket to the Sept 10 The Lumineers concert at the Merriweather Post Pavillion, I was just expecting to have a fun time and dance along to the music. But this concert exceeded all my expectations. The atmosphere...

Album Review: Pierce the Veil’s “Misadventures”

Kendolyn Davis, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

Filed under A&E, Music

This past spring, the punk rock band Pierce The Veil treated their fans with their new album, "Misadventures." As their fourth released album, "Misadventures" was nothing short of the level of grandeur and lyrical mastery expected...

The Quest for the Best Taco: Taco District

Zsyrii Ennis, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016

Filed under A&E, Restaurants

Just 4 minutes away from the Woodrow Wilson bridge in Alexandria, Virginia, Taco District is easy to spot when driving down South Washington Street. It’s a small brick building with “Taco District” written in big black letters...

Book Review: Another Brooklyn

Nora Stewart, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2016

Filed under A&E, book review

"This is memory." This is the thread that runs throughout Another Brooklyn, National Book Award-winner Jacqueline Woodson's first adult book in 20 years, published last month to considerable critical acclaim. It is the oft-repe...

Young Thug Shakes Gender Norms With New Album Cover

Ratrell Ray, Staff Writer & Cartoonist

September 13, 2016

Filed under Music

  Young Thug, an Atlanta hip-hop artist, recently released a new album on August 25 titled No, My Name is Jeffrey. Notable Songs such as “Kanye West”, “Wyclef Jean”, “Floyd Mayweather”, and “Harambe”,...

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