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OPINION: The dangers of parasocial bonds with celebrities

OPINION: The dangers of parasocial bonds with celebrities

Audrey Trevarthan, Opinion Writer April 10, 2023

Everyone has that one celebrity whose life they are invested in. Whether that's a musician, actor, model or influencer, they are up to date with their life. Celebrities can influence people’s choices....

OPINION: I miss the old Kanye

Myles Arnott, Opinion Writer November 3, 2022

A couple of days after Kanye West was banned from Twitter, I decided to write an opinion piece about it. Not even a whole day after I finished writing, he doubled down on his new wild stances. West entered...

Kanye West is seen on October 21 in Los Angeles, California. Wests ugly break-up with Adidas and Gap shows the risks of celebrity partnerships.

Corporate America is canceling Kanye West

Ramishah Maruf, CNN October 25, 2022

(CNN) -- In the last few weeks, retailers, social media platforms, celebrities and fashion and entertainment companies have peeled away from business alliances with rapper Ye. Ye, also known as Kanye...

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REVIEW: “Jesus is King” Kanye West’s divine inspiration

Domenic Cregan Guest Column October 28, 2019

To be a Christian artist is to be in good company: Dante, Bach, Dostoevsky, Botticelli, Mozart, Michelangelo, Tolstoy, Tolkien, Da Vinci, Vivaldi, Raphael and Caravaggio. But, to be a Christian musical...

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OPINION: Masculine Misconceptions: Positive masculine role models

Scott Rainey October 23, 2018

Last week, I wrote about the misconceptions surrounding toxic masculinity, insecurity and Kanye West. Now, I want to focus on the other aspects of masculinity: the positive, mature masculine ideal and...

The Blurb After Dark - Episode One

The Blurb After Dark – Episode One

Bring a cup because we are serving all the tea this week on the Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split. Did we see this coming? Will they get back together? Who is taking custody of the pig? Plus we are...

Scott Rainey

OPINION: Masculine Misconceptions: Toxicity and Insecurity

Scott Rainey October 16, 2018

If you spend any amount of time on the internet, you’ll find there is someone, somewhere, pointing out examples of toxic masculinity. Toxic masculinity became somewhat of a buzzword because it was never...

No Drama cover art courtesy of RCA (Radio Corporation of America).

The Summer 10 Classic Mixtape Volume 1

Brandon Wilson June 6, 2018

1. Tinashe Ft. Offset — "No Drama"Tinashe is not new to making hits for the summer.  She emerged on the music scene back in 2014 with her debut album Aquarius which featured the smash hits "2 On" and...

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REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’

Benjamin VanHoose November 11, 2017

Can anyone confirm whether “overdramatic” was Taylor Swift’s alternate title for this album?Her follow-up to 2014’s “1989,” “reputation” is a collection of revenge tracks in which Swift...


BSR Beats: Listen to Kanye’s new album

Justin Graci, BSR General Manager February 17, 2016

Having one of those days where you can’t decide what to listen to? Craving music from new artists in 2016? Black Squirrel Radio has you covered on what’s cool and what’s coming out soon.Kanye West,...

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Opinion: The problem with the VMAs

Matthew Poe September 2, 2015

Vote Kanye West in 2020, folks.The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards produced an assortment of drama and crazy moments including Nicki Minaj with some less-than kind words for host Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber...

The Grammy’s Recap

Megan Brown February 10, 2015

This past Sunday was the ultimate night for music: the 57th Grammy Awards. The night was filled with an equal mix of thrilling and somber performances, award sweeps and as always, some upsets.Overall,...

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