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How TikTok helped me find my new favorite musician

Jordyn Guzman November 5, 2020

illustration by Kate NuelleOk, I’m gonna say it. I am not a fan of TikTok. Sure, I have an account and watch singular videos that my friends send me, but I don’t post or scroll through it for...

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Ethical streaming and supporting musicians in an age of monopolies

Carmine Villarreal October 14, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoylePopular streaming platforms are deeply, deeply flawed. Independent musicians are barely able to make a comfortable wage with the way the paying models of streaming platforms...

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Reflecting on Kobe Bryant’s legacy in wake of his death

Brian Yancelson January 30, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutEarly Sunday afternoon, sports, the country and the whole world lost a legend when a helicopter crashed into the hills of Calabasas, California, killing nine people, including...

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A case for the integration of graphic novels into education

Austin Davidson November 13, 2019

illustration by Andrea NebhutThe first graphic novel I read was a series called "Bone." It follows the Bone brothers and the many adventures they have, with the final book remaining to this day to be one...

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How do we choose the music we like?

Austin Davidson September 26, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutThe other day, my sister asked me, “Why do you like Tom Misch so much?” I replied that I like his blend of modern jazz and cord based indie, yet an equally valid...

Why I love reading fantasy novels

Why I love reading fantasy novels

Austin Davidson September 5, 2019

Illustration by Ren Rader, guest contributorOver the summer, when I wasn’t watching movies or eating far too much watermelon, I was reading as much as I could, something I hadn’t been doing...

Following your team

Following your team

Austin Davidson January 22, 2019

This break I spent a lot of time watching soccer, specifically Everton, the team I support. Everton is in the British Premier League, and they have recently been giving a master class in how to be truly...

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“Aquaman” holds no water to “Moana”

Elise Hester January 22, 2019

”Aquaman” made a billion dollars — staggering, especially considering that “Aquaman” is not a good movie. There were several contradictions to “Justice League,”...

The importance of sports communities

The importance of sports communities

Austin Davidson November 5, 2018

Last weekend, I helped coach my cousin’s three vs. three soccer tournament. Since his team was all dressed as Minions, I, of course, had to wear my Minion onesie to maintain the theme. As I stood...

“Finding” a new sport

Austin Davidson October 26, 2018

I can’t recall the exact first time that I watched basketball, but what I do remember is that I was bored. It had to have been when I was younger, when the only things that kept my attention were...

How new media is changing sports

Austin Davidson October 4, 2018

I would be restating the obvious if I said that media has changed everything, so I'll simply talk about how it changed how people watch sports.Before the age of smartphones and social media, news primarily...

Opinion: An ode to baseball

Austin Davidson September 11, 2018

Sports are a hard thing to define. They can mean varying things to different people, from passion to profession — even a mix of both. For me, baseball was the sport that helped me grow up; I loved...

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