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The Tortured Poets Department by Taylor Swift Album Review

The Tortured Poets Department by Taylor Swift Album Review

Nora Lee, Reporter May 1, 2024

On April 19, Taylor Swift released her eleventh studio album “The Tortured Poets Department.” This album was set to be released with just sixteen songs. However, many fans caught on to small easter...

Student Led Exhibition at Hughes Fine Arts

Student Led Exhibition at Hughes Fine Arts

Ava Stockstad, Reporter April 10, 2024

Music and art majors at the University of North Dakota will spend most of their days at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. The center hosts various events throughout the year, from hosting concerts in the Josephine...

Biopics and The Beatles

Biopics and The Beatles

Ava Stockstad, Reporter March 27, 2024

Recent years have made way for some of the biggest musical influences to be highlighted on screen. Movies like “Rocketman,” “Respect,” and “Elvis” reveal the lives of some of the world’s...

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The Return of the Music Therapy Degree at UND

Nora Lee, Reporter February 21, 2024

At the beginning of February, The University of North Dakota announced that their music department would be bringing back their Music Therapy program that they had previously paused in 2016. The original...

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Taylor Swift Announces New Album: “The Tortured Poets Department”

Nora Lee, Reporter February 14, 2024

Taylor Swift, the now thirteen-time Grammy Award winner and pop sensation, took her fans by surprise by announcing her eleventh studio album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” while accepting her thirteenth...

Italian Saxophone Quartet Captivates Audience in North Dakota Museum of Art Show

Italian Saxophone Quartet Captivates Audience in North Dakota Museum of Art Show

Quindelynne Davis, Reporter February 7, 2024

There was standing room only when I arrived at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Sunday. Curators were hurrying to find more chairs as the eastern gallery filled for the performance of the Italian Saxophone...

Spotify Wrapped: A Year in Review

Spotify Wrapped: A Year in Review

Sadie Blace, Reporter December 13, 2023

At the end of every year, Spotify releases perhaps its most adored feature, Spotify Wrapped. Spotify Wrapped is a summary of the past year of your music listening, providing insight into your favorite...

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Now and Then, The Beatles’ Last Song

Sadie Blace, Reporter December 11, 2023

The Beatles are perhaps one of the most markable names in the music industry, having a lengthy and successful career that is undoubtedly still recognized and honored. The band’s most recent activity...

NPR’s Tiny Desk Creator, Bob Boilen, Announces Retirement

NPR’s Tiny Desk Creator, Bob Boilen, Announces Retirement

Sadie Blace, Reporter November 15, 2023

Bob Boilen, who began with NPR in 1988, functioned as the network's director for “All Things Considered,” and helped create what we now call Tiny Desk Concerts. In the beginning of October 2023, Boilen...

Pop Music: Is it Art?

Travis Anderson, Arts & Community Writer March 4, 2020

Pop music seems to get a bad rep in popular culture. Pop music’s reputation is even a plot point in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born. In this film, Lady Gaga’s character transitions from making country...

The Genius of Damien Chazelle

Travis Anderson, Art & Community Writer February 12, 2020

Since 2014, Damien Chazelle has directed three films and became the youngest person to win both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for directing at the age of 32. These three films, Whiplash, La La Land...

Silver Warehouse

Staff Writer November 5, 2019

“Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it,” said Stevie Wonder. Not everyone knows that UND has their own...

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