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What's the Mood?: Parents Weekend

As I’m sure everyone knows, this weekend is Parents and Family Weekend. And if you’re like me, your parents are coming to visit for the first time since dropping you off in August, and you’ve probably got mixed emotions about it. Yeah, you probably miss them, which is all well and great until ...


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Boston-born DIY outfit Twen comes to Brighton Music Hall

For many bands, making it out of one's original scene means a certain decline in authenticity. Sure, they still retain the same face-value humility when peddling their new cassette at their merch stand after the show, but especially in the age of Instagram popularity and the saturation of indie ...


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Bangers and Bops: Social butterfly with sad girl tendencies

In high school, teachers often deemed me either a chatterbox or social butterfly. Did I speak a lot during class about things that were not necessarily about topics in any lesson plan? Of course, but in my defense, I felt like very few people reallyhave to know the ins and outs of calculus, while everyone ...



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What's the Mood?: Post-midterm moods

Congratulations, midterms season is over! Well, for me at least. If you’re still on the midterms grind, then sucks to suck I guess. Remember in "Risky Business" (1983) when Tom Cruise is doing his famous dance scene to Bob Seger in his parents’ living room? That’s how I’m feeling now ...


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Bangers and Bops: Until you can make it, fake it

In the center of a Venn diagram showing boys in high school before JV basketball games and me before final exams is just the song "All Me" (2013) by Drake. I am not from Canada nor am I a famous rapper who began his career as an actor on “Degrassi” (2001–15), but can I wholly relate ...



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What's the Mood?: Pres Lawn

Welcome back, readers, to another sunny day at the Harvard of Medford/Somerville! With all of this pleasant weather we’ve been having, and the existential dread about the coming of winter that only a Californian first-year can have, I’ve been trying to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can. And ...


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Parker Quartet dazzles in concert series kickoff

 The acclaimed string ensemble Parker Quartet gave a free performance at Harvard University’s John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on Friday evening. The Grammy Award-winning string ensemble performed "String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Opus 122" (1966) and "String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat ...


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Bangers and Bops: Confessions of an uncool girl

I'm always slightly disappointed when Spotify releases its year-end report of what kinds of music I've been listening to. Despite that dark period of October where I only listened to Death Grips and the inevitable Kreayshawn-spiral (also known as a downward spiral) that happens at 3 a.m. the ...




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What's The Mood?: September Jams

Dear readers, I have a confession to make. I’m a compulsive Spotify playlist maker. I spend an ungodly amount of time scrolling through my music library compiling playlists for the most specific moods I can think of — playlists which I probably won’t listen to again after making them. I’ve got ...


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Bangers and Bops: Mitski and the death of the American Dream

I am a piano lesson dropout. Despite my parents' best wishes, the only keyboard I touch these days is on my laptop and the only tune I know how to play is the storied "Mary Had a Little Lamb." So this column, ostensibly centered around not only bangers but also bops, will not be about ...


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Taylor Swift’s 'Lover' diverges from generic pop 

No one makes waves in the pop music scene quite like Taylor Swift. Her previous record, "Reputation" (2017), seemed to mark an immense change in her songwriting style and overall sound. So, of course, when her next project was promoted before its release, every Taylor Swift fan and critic ...



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2019 summer music roundup

Sure, 2019 might just feel dominated by the Billboard Hot 100 record-breaking “Old Town Road” and its array of remixes, but there have been plenty of other releases to talk about. Some artists, like Katy Perry, have been slowly making new hit songs. Others, like Taylor Swift, have released some ...


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'Our Planet' is full of tragic beauty

Sir David Attenborough is himself a force of nature. For decades, the producer and narrator has devoted his life to exploring the mysteries of the natural world, allowing viewers across the world a glimpse into the wonders of the planet. "Blue Planet” (2001) and “Planet Earth” (2007) are ...


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Nipsey Hussle leaves behind legacy of artistry, activism

Unfortunately, in the hip-hop industry, the deaths of major artists have been common, and Nipsey Hussle — legal name Ermias Ashgedom — is the latest member of that haunting and upsetting list.  Thirty three is a very young age to die, and his murder cut off a budding career that was glimmering ...