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Summer Walker: Girl on the Rise

Summer Walker: Girl on the Rise

Maggie Mahoney

October 7, 2019

After the warm reception of her 2018 mixtape: Last Day of Summer and early 2019 EP: CLEAR, Summer Walker became a woman to watch in the R&B music scene. Luckily, as of October 4, 2019, the release date of her debut album Over It, Walker is back with lots of new music to appease her fans. To pr...

Loops for Libra

Loops for Libra

JJ Smith

October 7, 2019

The prime peak for autumn, September 23nd to October 22nd, may mean oversized sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes to most, but for others, it can mean one thing only- Libra season is in session. Libras identify as Air Signs, making them rational, social, and communicative individuals. They often associate...

Fresh Off the Boat: beabadoobee – the comfort voice that we all need

Fresh Off the Boat: beabadoobee – the comfort voice that we all need

Yen Dang

October 7, 2019

19-years-old indie-pop singer-songwriter, beabadoobee, real-named Bea Kristi, enters the 21stcentury music scene with her secondhanded guitar, her disarmingly gentle and dreamy voice and revives the heady sound of 90s alternative pop to its fullest glory. Bea captures the eyes of the Gen Z’s Lonely Hea...

Headphoning It In: Living In A “Happy Nation”

Headphoning It In: Living In A “Happy Nation”

Madee Sadozai

October 4, 2019

1993: Twenty-six years ago, a Swedish pop quartet, comprised of two females and two males that isn’t ABBA, released their monumental debut album, Happy Nation. On my very birthday, September 25th, Ace of Base graced humankind with a, dare I say, life-changing auditory experience. Note, there are t...

Do great artists steal? And if so, how can I?

Do great artists steal? And if so, how can I?

James Lepinsky

October 4, 2019

The following is an excerpt from James Lepinsky’s upcoming book “How to Write a Song.” He is not done writing the book yet, but he will definitely let you know when it’s going to be published. There is a sentiment shared in the discussion of art: do great artists steal? And the answer is ye...

Up and Coming in the District: Poppies and Halpine

Up and Coming in the District: Poppies and Halpine

Isabella Goodman

October 4, 2019

Concerts have always been one of my favorite past times. Whether it’s a sold-out arena show where thousands of people are screaming along to songs we all know or it’s a three-person gig in somebody’s basement, I’ve rarely had a bad time at a concert. If you’re ever trying to find some live...

Respect the Classics: The Doors

Respect the Classics: The Doors

Zoe Joy

October 3, 2019

The Arctic Monkeys are now known as modern day rock and roll gods, filled to the brim with bravado and stage presence. For those of us who were fans before the immense success of AM and “Do I Wanna Know” (or were curious enough to do a deep dive into their discography) we know that  Alex Turner...

Why I Cover: “Career Opportunities” by The Clash

Why I Cover: “Career Opportunities” by The Clash

Milo Paul

October 2, 2019

My very first article with WVAU was about my total adoration for all things Joe Strummer. That semester I had planned to provide The Clash with an album review akin to my treatment of AJJ’s People Who Eat Peopleand Guided By Voices’ Alien Lanesrecords, but that never came to be because I literal...

An Artist to Soothe Your Soul: Keshi

An Artist to Soothe Your Soul: Keshi

Marjorie Blum

October 2, 2019

With starting your first year of college comes change, stress, and confusion. In attempt to try and juggle everything, I turned to music to help calm myself down. This is when I came across one of my new favorite artists. Casey Luong, professionally known in the music world as keshi, is a 24-year-old...

Teen Angst and The Lightning Thief

Teen Angst and The Lightning Thief

Jessica Anthony

October 2, 2019

Everyone had that series of books growing up. For many, it was Harry Potter, but for me, it was Percy Jackson - and I know I’m not alone in that. It remains one of the bestselling book series of the last decade, and I know that it certainly defined my and many other middle schoolers’ formative years. ...

All Hail Queen Naija

All Hail Queen Naija

Maggie Mahoney

October 2, 2019

Fitting for this series’ title: Queens of R&B, our first spotlight artist is the prolific: Queen Naija. Born on October 17, 1995, to an African American mother and Arab father, Queen grew up in Detroit, Michigan, singing in her church’s choir since the age of three. Ever since her early years,...

A Pleasant Surprise on Friday the 13th

A Pleasant Surprise on Friday the 13th

Claire Daniel

October 1, 2019

Fridays that fall on the 13th of the month are notoriously ominous. There’s an entire movie series based around the calamities that seem to ensue on these dates, but on Friday September 13th, my roommate and I were pleasantly surprised by what we stumbled across. That afternoon I stumbled across...

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