The Concordiensis

Student releases EP exploring mental health and criticism

Rebekah Lindsay, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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Raphael Sebastian ’20 creates and produces rap music and has recently released an EP on his Soundcloud, Swagman111, entitled “PHONEY.” His music is skillfully carried by his poetic sentiments and his sensational backtracks. ...

‘The Black Female Reality’: artist speaks on representation

Rebekah Lindsay, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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Artist Delita Martin visited Union this past week to discuss her artwork in her lecture entitled, “The Black Female Reality.” Her medium is mostly based upon printmaking, but each one of her pieces is an intricate balance of mu...

Review: Drip king Gunna releases first solo studio album

Bernadette Bruu, Arts Editor

February 28, 2019

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“To drip is to be a king... to drip is to be a winner,” says Sauce Walka, the half of rap duo Sauce Twinz and alleged pioneer of the modern use of the word “drip” in hip hop. Thought to be a derivative of the slang te...

Opinion: Musgraves wins with ‘Golden Hour’

Nate Olsen, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

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Country music as we knew it, can have a very polarizing effect on people. The genre-defining twang of guitars, negative habit inspiring lyrics and yodel-esk voices have made countless generations develop an urge to either squ...

Artist talk unpacks Latinx identity for a new generation

Bernadette Bruu, Arts Editor

February 11, 2019

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All art has source material outside its immediate subject. Sometimes that material is a universal human experience with love or nature, but other times it’s the legacy of colonialism in the twenty-first century. For artists Pablo He...

Can we turn the actress into the popstar?: Sia Furler attempts

Mitchell Famulare, Arts Editor

February 11, 2019

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With the new sensation of music film, whether it be the wildly successful “A Star is Born” or the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” literal and figurative definitions of the modern pop star become questioned. ...

Disco fever, bouncing synth: revisiting MJ’s “Off the Wall”

Nathan Olsen, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2019

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Being the product of Generation X parents is a very special experience. As their child you are subject to many of their specific tastes on things like food, politics and particularly music. They came of age in a tumultuous ti...

Gender ambiguity & lesbian love triangles fill “The Favourite”

Mitchell Famulare, Arts Editor

February 1, 2019

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Deemed a dark drama-comedy, Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Favourite” displays an innovative look back on forgotten history. Profiling eighteenth century England under the reign of Queen Anne, the film relvolves around gossip, lust ...

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